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by abcba123
Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Kicking and banning
Replies: 42
Views: 21287

I was kicked by my would-be pard twice in the last week without a comment. It's hard to imagine the lack of social skills required to behave like that. In some cases, if the reason were given by the host, the one kicked might even be more offended, which then leads to other issues. Some players mig...
by abcba123
Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:22 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Nill Error message
Replies: 8
Views: 3183

Oh My ! We want HW to program an "error" or other message to us if we nil when our partner has already nilled ??? How about an "error" message when I bid 6 and my partner has already bid 6 ? How about an "error" message when the bid goes to 12 or higher to ask us if we really want to do that ? How a...
by abcba123
Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Sooo Tired of the DEALERS Here
Replies: 48
Views: 16451

Given internet examples of stalking, spamming, identity theft.... I wouldn't begin to publicize my name, much less my full name or even first name and initials. I'm reminded of the words from a poem....author who I can no longer remember.... ...Those who matter... already know. Those who don't, neve...
by abcba123
Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Sooo Tired of the DEALERS Here
Replies: 48
Views: 16451

Re: Good post, Ounce

... Yes, you must play the cards you are dealt, and there is no practical way to make the hands "even". Then again, there is always (ssshhhhh) DUPLICATE TM SPADES! Enjoy life, enjoy Spades - it's only a game, and you cannot control the RDG. Sometime you will get the bear, and sometimes the bear wil...
by abcba123
Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Cut Rankings
Replies: 57
Views: 17656

grandmaS wrote:You need to report it to support@silvercrk.com, with nick and your data :)
It has been.

Repeatedly.
by abcba123
Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Cut Rankings
Replies: 57
Views: 17656

well now that its come up again it probably will be, and didn't you say this was from 2005 so didn't come RIGHT back in, and if we kick them RIGHT back out, by reporting it and it getting checked and verified are they really gonna get away with anything? I am sorry, that some are savey enough to be...
by abcba123
Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Whos Better? Whats the difference?
Replies: 19
Views: 5504

I also must wonder why anyone who claims to not be interested in ratings would invest a lot of energy in responding to threads about ratings. Because in one of the other threads regarding ratings Galt, you respond with making changes to other HW features to make HW the way you want it to be. If I o...
by abcba123
Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Whos Better? Whats the difference?
Replies: 19
Views: 5504

Primal I agree with what you are saying, ole friend, but I simply don't care about ratings. I play for the sheer sport. (yes I count cards, once they went to the 3-4 deck shoe in blackjack, I had to start learning odds) I dont care about win- loss ratio, my points, some nics have quits when I was o...
by abcba123
Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:32 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: The Nil Bid; The Value of Nil
Replies: 15
Views: 7156

Vidurr Who and where are these "players and theorists" ? What makes them "modern" ? What makes them a "theorist" ? How many "theorists" are there ? I'm with Vidurr, who are these people ? How do we contact them ? DP I was playing 1850 and outplayed my oppenents the whole game. We didnt get set or ba...
by abcba123
Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:47 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Whos Better? Whats the difference?
Replies: 19
Views: 5504

Who is better? Whats the difference? (A player that has ten 1800s.) (A player that has a 1800 and 5000 wins) Actually we don't know. We have no way of knowing. As example: The ten 1800's have a combined total of 10,000 wins ? The 1800 nic with 5,000 wins also has 15,000 losses ? The ten 1800's have...
by abcba123
Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:28 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Purpose?
Replies: 33
Views: 10658

You're right, I give. There really is no difference between a 1400 player and an 1800 player. I have no idea why this site, or any other site for that matter, has a rating system. Players with high ratings just have them by luck or cheating or manipulation, and players with low ratings have all jus...
by abcba123
Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Purpose?
Replies: 33
Views: 10658

Galt You don't see players bouncing around between 1500 and 1800, unless they are somehow using their different nics in different ways. I see it all the time. Omni was (when he played spades) a great example here in the forum. He bounced from 1400 to 1800. Oh well that's because he used his nic in d...
by abcba123
Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:44 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Purpose?
Replies: 33
Views: 10658

Galt Baseball players have to play in all sorts of weather conditions, sometimes go against weak pictures, sometimes strong, sometimes get seeing eye hits, and sometimes line out 3 times in one game. Independent of any of that, if they are a 280 hitter they will wind up with a batting average right ...
by abcba123
Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:22 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Purpose?
Replies: 33
Views: 10658

Here is the unwelcome truth gang, if you play a whole bunch of games on a nic and do not use that nic is some atypical way, there's the key...atypical As in TrashCan's post; we have no way of knowing who is playing or how the rating was created or what games they were playing. There is not enough i...
by abcba123
Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Purpose?
Replies: 33
Views: 10658

Re: re

Basically all a rating system is online is a tool that measures activity and or progress from which the body controlling the ip addy delegates. The rating system cannot see what body, human, and or otherwise is controlling the play. Instead, all the rating system can measure is actions and results ...