In addition to sending screenshots to the Moderators, fellow curlers may be interested in a site I learnt about today -
You can upload screenshots there, even if only to make you feel better!
There are players who want to play only 1 end. There are players who want to play 2 ends. There are players who want to play more ends. There are players who .... Sometimes players from these different groups meet, but this is no reason to call the other party a "runner", which has quite a negative tone imho. We have added quite a few features which helps you find an opponent with similar expectations in terms of gameplay, so it's up to you to find one. If you accept a challenge for a match with no preset number of ends, it means that the match will finish as soon as one of you quits. It does not make any of you better or worse. OP
So if you and I were to start a match and agree on 4 ends, then I leave after scoring a point with the hammer in the first end... that's fair, honest and sportsmanlike? You are clearly a person of importance here and I am clearly not, so I don't want to upset you but it's sort of like lying and that's a very annoying trait people seem to have. If it's upsetting to people to be "outted" as runners... I guess they should keep their word and not... run. I've agreed to 1 enders before and don't mind losing 20-0 to an honest/ fair person. There are some wonderful people on this site but they are far out numbered by the rude people. Like I said, it's no sweat off my nose and I plan on subscribing when my new pc gets here... but if you want me to stop posting in these kinds of threads, that's no sweat either. Have a good day.
"start a match and agree on 4 ends" that is exactly why a feature that allows you to set the number of ends has been implemented, in order to avoid such "misunderstandings". So why not use it? You might not need it obviously against players that you already know and trust, but it can help much against unknown players. Just an advice... OP
Sometimes I have trouble getting players to play vs. me so I can't choose a number of ends. manux5 asked a player to play 10 ends and ran after the first end. I checked his history and out of his last 10 ends he had 8 opponents. I have to assume he ran on all of them. A guy came in to watch the game too and he mentioned it. manux5 is a runner..... yes? Like I said, just posting names to help others avoid "poor sports".
Personally, I would set it at 2. Having a subscription and/or having been a user long enough to pre-select the number of ends makes a huge difference. Previously, I commonly had episodes similar to the one Oh-Canada had with
, posted at
If the number of ends hasn't been pre-selected, I wouldn't object to opponents leaving whenever they like. If, however, players agree to play a certain number of ends I think this is quite different. "BreamBoy" agreed with OhCanada to play 4-ends then scuttled away after 1, triumphantly bragging about his 1-0 win. The cost of an annual subscription (~17GBP or ~20USD) is well worth it to guarantee avoiding players such as BB. And no; FlyOrDie didn't pay me to post this!
"to have games locked in for a minium of 6 ends" Well, you can do it for yourself... If there is no other (or not many) player who wants to play a minimum of 6 ends, then why should this be enforced for all? If there is such a player, then it would be obvious to choose that player as your opponent, wouldn't it. OP
If your opponent does not have such a setting, then it is your setting that counts. If you have set 10 ends, and you are challenged by anyone, it will be a 10 end match, no matter what the challenging player has. If you have set 10 ends, and you challenge a player with no setting, it will be a 10 end match as well. OP
PAPUA.NEW.GUINEA. Ran after I was going to get at least 3 in the first end. We set the match for 2 ends and he ran anyway. He was also abusive from the start so I am sending moderators a screenshot.
(thanks operator for taking of loudmouth ) the player would sit and let his stones time out so I went to the report abuse on his stats screen and reported him as a cheater in seconds he lost all his shots and I played my stones out till the end was finished !! brovo operator!!
is a runner. Just as I was about to score a boat load of points. on my last shot he ran. Coward? of??? losing rating points on the internet. He must have nothing else in his life other than his rating here. Sad... poor RUS77
is a poor sport, he's like PAPUA.NEW.GUINEA. He'll bad mouth you for playing poorly and fill the chat box with nonsense to distract you. I should have taken a screen shot but I went to the lobby without thinking about the ss.
And another! tk72no ran while winning 1:0 to prevent me the satisfaction of getting 5 in the second & final end. I won 4:1 so he saved himself a solitary point. He is now appearing on
where the upload process is surprisingly easy. I've never got a 5 before, hence the screenshot before taking my final shot - then he ran!
These screen shot have no reason to be published on your web site there was no fowl language or racial remarks runners do exist on this site state how many ends you want to play in the loby . If you are unable to do this then play play play till you can get enough time to use this feature.It isnt fare to run from a game but the game is programed to work as 1 to 10 ends . There has been a big improvement as to the way it was . programers took note of the complaints and made a feature were you can state the number of ends that you want to play use it just my opinion
who has about 160 points challenged me to a game. I'm at 80 but accepted because not many people were online. He scored three in the first, quit and then started a game with someone else immediately.
He didn't run, but
HappyNewYear is guilty of the worst kind of bad sportsmanship.
We were in the 6th and final end of a skins game, with him/her leading 5:4 and lying "shot". As I was lining up the final stone of the end to take the match to a deciding draw he/she started repeatedly posting, having not "uttered a word" during the match. Needless to say it worked - I got distracted, and my draw was too heavy. He/she therefore won 8:4. He/she is welcome to his/her "victory".
We won't be playing again - ever.
The Spirit of Curling
(from the WCF Rules) Curling is a game of skill and of tradition. A shot well executed is a delight to see and it is also a fine thing to observe the time-honoured traditions of curling being applied in the true spirit of the game. Curlers play to win, but never to humble their opponents.
A true curler never attempts to distract opponents, nor to prevent them from playing their best, and would prefer to lose rather than to win unfairly.
Curlers never knowingly break a rule of the game, nor disrespect any of its traditions. Should they become aware that this has been done inadvertently, they will be the first to divulge the breach. While the main object of the game of curling is to determine the relative skill of the players, the spirit of curling demands good sportsmanship, kindly feeling and honourable conduct.
Is it too much to expect all the gamers on here to conduct themselves Honourably?
is a runner. You may be deceived by the 128 rating into thinking (s)he is legit, but it's a ruse. We started a game, (s)he had hammer first end, scored a single, then left. Absolutely pathetic. What exactly is the point?
First of all that's not much evidence of anything and you can take more than 1 screenshot. On the main page of FOD on the top right, click "contact", then click "moderator contact form", post your complaint and add the attached screen shot and that's it.
Kasparov-3 just lost to me 2-0 but when he threw his last shot he realized that he would lose 4 and ran before the rock could finish so he only lost 1 point. He is truly a runner and a very poor sport.
leyM6 ran in the last end before i could score more points he also spent the game whining about how lucky i was every time he made a bad shot. A REAL BABY !!!!!!!!. When is the runners list going to be made you said after 100 replies???
I played three ends against
. He had a rating of 249, mine was zero because I hadn't played in a couple months. Apparently he got more than he bargained for because I was up 4-0 after three ends and he quit. As soon as I returned to the lobby, he invited me to a new game. I had a bad end and gave up four points in the first. He immediately ran.
=DTP= ran ran ran 2nd end of a 2 end match. I was 0:1 down, with hammer. Had just delivered my final stone - easy take out for a 4 so a 4:1 victory - when he (she?) ran. So =DTP= managed a 1:1 draw...
I've played lots of people who play one end, score a point and then leave suddenly. there are others who ... - leave in the middle of an end where it looks like you're about to score a point; - quit after taking a lead in the second or third end after being down by a point; - quit after agreeing to play a certain number of ends and don't; What can we do about these players, other than continue to "out" them in the public forums and public messaging areas. However, this does not stop them from creating a new account and doing it all over again. I'm getting tired of the "runners" and the ones who are very unsportsmanlike by making rude comments during a game. PS, Since when is one end considered a "match"? In real curling, a game is not considered complete unless 5 ends are played or an agreed upon set number of ends are played. It's very misleading to say you've won so many "matches" when in actual fact, you've only won ends, but could have lost entire games.
amik60: you can set the number of ends you wish to play.
Your opponent will loose many points when quitting before those ends are completed. You can also check other player's recent matches to see how many ends they tend to play. You can also look for players who have set the number of ends as you prefer. OP
Take care if playing jasondementia. In the second end of a 2-end match, he was leading 1:0. As I played the last stone of the match, with a very good chance of scoring 2 or more, he ran like a hare out a trap before I completed my shot, and salvaged a 1:1 draw. What a sad, unsporting player he/she is.