Where can I find information on exactly how this works? Do you have to manually set vacation? Some sites I was on if you were going to timeout it automatically took a vacation day instead. What happens if you make moves while on vacation, do you still get Fischer bonuses etc?
When do weekends start/stop?
How fast does vacation acrue? What’s the max? etc?
It’s burried in all that documentation we don’t have.
You have to manually set vacation, it’s at the top of your settings page. We don’t auto-vacation people on timeouts.
You can still make moves on vacation, and it will add time in the case of Fischer time, as well as decrement the Canadian byo-yomi turn counter appropriately.
Weekends begin on Saturday at 00:00:00 UTC and end on Sunday 23:59:59 UTC (plus or minus a few seconds for processing ;))
Vacation accrues at 1/8th speed (so, every 8 days you get one day of vacation) and is capped out at 30 days. New players begin with 20 days available.
Is there a minimum time control for vacation?
Due to the fact that the max time for most games has been reduced quite a bit, I propose that vacation be turned on automatically if you would timeout in a game. When you are about to timeout, turn on vacation 1 full day. I would hate to timeout all my games just because I missed ~3 days!
Yep only correspondence games are affected, so as a hard rule this is any game with an estimated average move time longer than one hour.
The game that didn’t pause on setting vacation was Fischer with a 3 hour increment.
I paused it manually.
Hmm, sure looks like it should have, I’ll look into it, sorry about that
Pause worked and it was a just in case anyway.
As always, thanks for your efforts making the space available.
In case anyone comes to this looking for it later:
On your phone, it’s still under the Settings menu, but you need to change the first drop-down menu from General Preferences to Vacation to set yourself to “on vacation”.
Also, it’s now possible to see the server time and also time until weekend start / end at Play Go at online-go.com! | OGS