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by omni_555
Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:50 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Timed Games question and kicking the lagging player
Replies: 5
Views: 2223

Right now, the only thing you can do to help alleviate the problem is to set the game with "Timeout" activated. This gives every player a set amount of time to play before a clock starts to count down and when it runs out the play is automatically made for him. 8)
by omni_555
Sat Nov 25, 2006 11:58 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Guides and more leverage.
Replies: 24
Views: 9029

The POWER is already THERE. And we do NOT really need a one-on-one ratio of Guides to players!!! What we DO need (based on what I have read in many past forum posts) is probably a little more ENFORCEMENT of the rules that are currently in place. Obeying and/or enforcing rules should NOT be optional....
by omni_555
Sat Nov 25, 2006 11:42 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: Inappropriate Names
Replies: 7
Views: 3133

Personally, I agree with PP, and think that grandmaS says it all when she said "...depending on if the person is using the nick to bash the religion, or to preach, would be where it would be more likely to be taken." Some people will try to dispute a nick for pure meanness. Others through misunderst...
by omni_555
Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:33 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: HW Data
Replies: 78
Views: 19672

I would like to address a few points made by Just_Ice in the above post... That's the point, we don't know if we are under or over matched. That's the purpose of the Prov system. To establish your ranking on that name. I completely agree with this if it's your first nic name. The reset rating option...
by omni_555
Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: HW Data
Replies: 78
Views: 19672

A new player joins the site; a veteran player creates a new nick; a veteran player resets an old nick... These are the only three groups of people really affected by the provie system directly. And the only real effect of the provie system is to have the players play through 20 games under slightly ...
by omni_555
Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: HW Data
Replies: 78
Views: 19672

...<sigh>... ONE more time... Just HOW is eliminating the Provie system going to change ANY of that??? Sure, players will no longer get booted from Provie tables cause THERE WILL BE NO PROVIE TABLES!!! That's like saying that to cure the arguing that ensues during a game, simply DON'T ALLOW ANYONE T...
by omni_555
Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: HW Data
Replies: 78
Views: 19672

:? ...It seems like abcba123 and Just_Ice are both arguing against each other while saying basically the same thing!!! Just_Ice: "The sky is BLUE!!!" abcba123: "No it ISN'T! It's BLUE!!!" At least, that is what I am heating from these last few posts... Absent anything BETTER to replace it, the provi...
by omni_555
Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: Hardwood Euchre
Topic: What is with all the Loners??
Replies: 36
Views: 19428

Wolf_139, first of all I would like to clarify that the only connection that I have with HW is the fact that I have bought several sets of their games for myself and for family members. I have played all three of Spades, Hearts and Euchre at least enough to get an idea of how the cards fall in each....
by omni_555
Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:45 am
Forum: Hardwood Euchre
Topic: What is with all the Loners??
Replies: 36
Views: 19428

well here explain the fact that 80% players here become 50% players i have just left HW and started playing at 3 other sites mystic i am 12-3 yahoo which i have played for ages i am 206-103 and at another site which is still in beta i am 14-3 but yet at hardwood i am 117-114 proof enough and i have...
by omni_555
Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: Hardwood Euchre
Topic: What is with all the Loners??
Replies: 36
Views: 19428

...I just don't see it.

All I need to be converted is the answer to a simple question: "WHAT do Jonas, Dan, Jason, etc have to gain by manipulating things so that Provies or low-raters get favored with "better" cards????? 8)
by omni_555
Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:32 pm
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: HW Data
Replies: 78
Views: 19672

Well I play at Euchre too, I'm sure some of the players who tried out the site here went through this scenario. They got their brand new 1500 0-0 provie rating start rating. Then they face someone who is 1350 and provie with a losing record say 5-10 and they found out other team got J's every deal....
by omni_555
Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:52 pm
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: For Everyones Eyes
Replies: 28
Views: 9513

Got handed a little verbal abuse on a recent game for something that IMHO was simply a game-winning play. Here's the set-up... Scores were West - 146, North - 168, East - 256, South (me) - 84 Game was Spot, no-shoot, JoD to 300. All point cards were out except for the QoS and the JoD. I was holding ...
by omni_555
Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:11 pm
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: For Everyones Eyes
Replies: 28
Views: 9513

Rule #1 No matter what..... you are supposed to let me win, if not I am going to foom, complain, rant and rave, and make the rest of your game miserable because your not following my RULE #1....... !!! That sounds a lot like many of the opps I have played against over the past couple of years!!! So...
by omni_555
Sat Nov 04, 2006 1:38 am
Forum: Hardwood Hearts
Topic: For Everyones Eyes
Replies: 28
Views: 9513

Hearts is a . . . . GAME!!!!! So many people FORGET that!!! We can't all be experts! We all make mistakes from time to time. The problem that I see is that there are too many people who expect everyone else to "know" how they are expected to play, and when that level of play is not forthcoming, thos...
by omni_555
Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:27 am
Forum: Hardwood Spades
Topic: HW Data
Replies: 78
Views: 19672

Just to add a point to what I said before, I realize that HW Spades community has grown over the past year or so. However, my contention is that it would have grown EVEN MORE had the change NOT been implemented. AND there would have been a greater number of MORE CONTENTED "old-time" players hanging ...