When the game ends I seem to get no time to mark stones as dead. The blue button appears with the 5 minute timer but it disappears after 3-4 seconds. Is this because I am playing against bots?
I had a game where I would have disputed the aliveness of a group of stones (which thankfully a moderator has anulled for me) but before I could really take a look at what had automatically been marked as alive or dead the result was decided.
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The game was scored wrong!
Click to seek adviceEvery game against another human player ends in a “remove dead stones phase”. The sole purpose of this phase is for both players to agree which groups are alive with points / alive in seki / dead. And while the computer predicts the result for convenience it can on occasion be wrong, and it is the responsibility of the players to check the result.
You can change the status of a group by clicking / shift+clicking on it. Only when everything is marke…
The thing to do with bot games is to play out positions where there might be any doubt about life and death. As I understand it they use Chinese/area rules so after dame are filled there’s no loss in actually capturing dead stones and since the scoring is automatic you do need to sometimes ensure there are absolutely no complications in order for it to be accurate.
In the pop out panel the is a button to call moderator and ask for the game to be annulled.
Bots can’t dispute the outcome if their opponent marks the wrong stones, so games against bots are scored automatically.
Actually I have just noticed that the moderator left me a message explaining what happened. In the future I will make sure I play out these positions to the bitter end.
Thanks for taking the time to answer my question.
Or just play other people, there are many players on OGS of all kinds of skill levels.