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by Ralphie May
Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: HW Down?
Replies: 17
Views: 5261

Re: HW Down?

Maybe do the things I listed above. But honestly I don't know why I was able to log in. I have been in today with no problems.
by Ralphie May
Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: HW Down?
Replies: 17
Views: 5261

Re: HW Down?

I am in! I have no clue how....
by Ralphie May
Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: HW Down?
Replies: 17
Views: 5261

Re: HW Down?

I have gone to the help menu on the main page and checked for latest version 33. I have it. I uninstalled HW and cleared out all old program files for the game. I rebooted my PC and reinstalled HW spades. I still get the same error. I am working on it folks. I am considered the Geek Squad of the hou...
by Ralphie May
Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: HW Down?
Replies: 17
Views: 5261

Re: HW Down?

I have exact same problem. I hope someone posts a solution sooooooon!!
by Ralphie May
Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: why shooting the moon?
Replies: 3
Views: 1679

Re: why shooting the moon?

If you and your p bid a total of 13 and get it you "Shoot the moon". I have done it one time in a reg spades game. I bid 7 my p bid 6 and we got them. We did not have all the spades but we had enough boss spades to pull the others and then TRAM with the boss off suits. It was cool.
by Ralphie May
Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Crazy Rumors of Card Distribution...
Replies: 11
Views: 2872

Re: Crazy Rumors of Card Distribution...

Let's do the math here, though........ I have 120 seconds of cumulative clock time before I can be kicked. There are 13 tricks per hand in a hearts game, and maybe 10 hands in a hundred point game (standard). ...could kick me from the game, have a buddy come in and sub, and then that buddy could th...
by Ralphie May
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Crazy Rumors of Card Distribution...
Replies: 11
Views: 2872

Re: Crazy Rumors of Card Distribution...

All booting that I am refering to in this thread is before the game starts and does not effect the booted persons rate in any way. The host of the game has the right to boot anyone until the cards are delt. THEN they can only boot if the player is stalling.
by Ralphie May
Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Crazy Rumors of Card Distribution...
Replies: 11
Views: 2872

Crazy Rumors of Card Distribution...

I have been playing a provisional nic for the 1st time in a long time this week. I have heard and seen some very strange things, but by far one of the weirdest things is the "boot anyone under 1500 so that you will get better cards" rumor. I knew that people did not want to oppose provs rated less ...
by Ralphie May
Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:32 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: 1800 or Better room
Replies: 0
Views: 831

1800 or Better room

I believe the reason the cut room is dominating the 2000 rates is because they can play others with the same rate anytime they log in and not have to wait for a partner.I have seen it asked that we have a room for those with a higher then 1800 rate so that more people with the rates can find a part...
by Ralphie May
Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Is LUCK only applicable to highly skilled players?
Replies: 15
Views: 4500

I would rather be good then lucky because skill beats luck. If it is just the luck of the cards then why do I win considerably more then I loose on a regular basis?
by Ralphie May
Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: KICK AND BAN BE REMOVED
Replies: 34
Views: 8301

Your getting a "run-around" because your kinda going whacko on a topic that does not bother the average spades playing Joe. It really does not matter if they play you or not. Again I say host your own game. It is NOT that big of a deal that people kick out for no reason. EVEN if theyARE kicking bec...
by Ralphie May
Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: KICK AND BAN BE REMOVED
Replies: 34
Views: 8301

Lets think about this. What are the reasons people kick/ban others before the game starts? You are a 1600+prov and someone 1400- sits. You don't want to loose a ton of points if they get lucky and win or you don't want to play and win 4 points for the effort. BOOT You and your p are waiting on a gam...
by Ralphie May
Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: KICK AND BAN BE REMOVED
Replies: 34
Views: 8301

Host your own game.If you remove the kick option then you will have people hosting and then leaving when someone they don't want to play sits. I know I would.
by Ralphie May
Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:17 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Comments.. How much is to much?
Replies: 22
Views: 4723

Whenever I see a profle that has specific "always this or always that" comments in it, all it tells me is that that player doesn't really have a grasp of the true nature of the game, and will be easy to beat in the long run. That is because there are no absolutes in Spades and everythng is situatio...
by Ralphie May
Sun Oct 21, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: High Ranked Room?
Replies: 2
Views: 1110

High Ranked Room?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v400/RalphieMay1/Spades-Print-C10262483.jpg I love to play a good game of spades and for what it is worth the ranking system at Hardwood does consistantly weed through the players and reflect their skill level. So when I log into Hardwood I am looking for the best ...