Jörg Rathlev on 6 Apr 2001 21:01:39 -0000

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spoon-business: Go Move timimg problems

I just discovered a problem with the one-move-per-day limitation for Go Moves. The Kid's RFJ states that Poulenc could not place a stone at K5 because that was his second move on 30 March. That's correct, but still, look at the messages' date headers:

Move 1 (o4) has a date field of 29 Mar, 20:11 -0500
Move 2 (k5) has a date field of 30 Mar, 00:37 -0500

So Poulenc made the second move the second day, in his local time zone. But since game time is UTC, the messages were sent 01:11 and 05:37, the same day.

This doesn't make sense. I don't want to worry about time zones whenever I make a go move.

I revise my proposal P461 as follows:

\title{Go moves improvement}
[[Don't know, can I change the title here? The current title is Go alliances improvement, but it doesn't really describe the proposal any longer.]]

In P461/0, replace "Each Go player may make no more than one Go move per Game day" with "Each Go player may make no more than one Go move within 19 hours"

and add the following pararaph at the end of the proposed rule text:

"[[One move per 19 hours instead of 24 hours because then you can start playing up to 5 hours before the time at which you played the day before, e.g. if you played at 00:00 yesterday, you don't have to wait till 00:00 before you may play again, you may start at 19:00 already.]]"