I'm absolutely amazed with some of the answers in this thread. Firstly, let us asume that paulie is referring to FIBS tournament matches.
KMA says "most" tourneys have a 5 minutes time limit. I think this is backwards wherein most fibs tourneys are set on a 7 minute schedule. The reason I believe this is because Mini-Matches and Fri3 trourneys which I hosted for longer than anyone else are set to 5 minutes and at the time they were converted to "TourneyBot" tourneys, Mini-Matches and Fri3 were the only tourneys set to 5 min. All the rest were set to 7 min.
And here is where the confusing only begins. The clocks are not started on any one player (on TourneyBot) until you have been dallying about for 2 minutes, so when we say a timeout is 7 min. it will take 9 min. When we say a timeout is at 5 min, it will take 7 min to timeout. And, this is only the beginning. When a player is offline, he goes on the clock immediately. When a player is playing the wrong player, he goes on the clock immediately.
If you are in a tourney and you know the tourney #, and you "tell tourneybot (tourney *), all the information you need to know about that tourney is displayed for you, i.e., timeout time, match lengths, etc. So, it might be best for you to know your tourneybot commands before you get into a tourney and to know all the other pertinent info before the incidents happen. PLEASE!
Keep in mind that Tom occasionally changes the commands and, in fact, something may have changed since I logged on here last, so, what I have told you here could be wrong. Don't you just love it!
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