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Well...except to write gg.
gg is equivalent to shaking hand after a game of hockey or soccer. It is not offensive, it is a customary way of thanking your opponent for the game.
or is it?
If you think "gg" is arrogance, try this: "this is ridiculus w have to win 5 games just to be in turnment?" Such a message popped up in the chat box from one of my recent opponents, who then proceeded to checkmate me for my most embarrassing loss. I immediately added him/her to my "BLOCK" list. We never finished our "set".
yes. Yes it is. the genesis of the saying "gg" is that. Good games or bad games,shaking hands at the end is a sign of respect for your opponent, nomatter how the game went.
well in my case, it does not matter who types 'gg' first after the game though there is truth that some players do it to insult their opponents, i see it as a mutual understanding if not respect of being able to just play and enjoy the game of chess, the appreciation of the challenge after the game, i'm the first one to type 'gg' after a game that i just lost to show my opponent i had a great time playing with him, and to remind myself i still have a great deal to learn in this game... so like just be a sport, dont be bothered by those two little letters, if you love the game just be better at it, there will always be arrogant people, dont be bothered by them and just enjoy the game
brothers and sisters... i give you god.
That's quite a promotion after only 10 days on the site!
it's such a revelation how you see the good in everything.
omg... lol...your really dumb arent you.. for want of better words... you cant even understand what im talking about... ok whatever, you can choose to look at it that way or you could actually learn how to read first, your choice. such arrogance.
Flaming users isn't allowed you better clean up your act soon troll.
"Troll" is so widely abused on this site it doesnt even mean anything anymore, just another overused word of abuse a lot of people use when they dont have anything intelligent to say when people disagree with them. Watch the flaming yourself.
People, saying GG is not arrogance and never will be, if i was arrogant after a game, i would simply say something like 'you r shit i owned you, that was the easiest win i ever had, can i have a rematch? its free rating points!' The people like that on this website are the ones, who, when they play me type 'STUPID NAME' in the chat box.
Get over it people.
Now see, I think you have one of the most creative names Ive seen on here
i remember when i couldn't give rational arguments.
Stupid name? lordQuack is second only to spastic-penguin09.
Not only 55 pages of this, but a whole other thread as well
I don't say gg very often, but it's usually after a very close game in which both players had a good chance of winning. Saying gg after a game isn't arrogant, as I've had some opponents say it after losing to me. They are just being a good sport.
If you don't say gg you basically don't know the etiquette of the game and are being rude.. Is it arrogant to say thank you after a waiter brings you a meal, or help old ladies across the street?
In some online games it's customary for the loser to say 'gg' when resigning (I'm mostly thinking of Starcraft or similar strategy games). For the winner to do so first is considered very poor manners.
I'm guessing that the OP applying this view to chess, that's all.
Different games have different customs and cultures, threads like this will serve to define what chess players consider good/bad form. Funnily enough, despite the age of chess as a game, it's still a pretty new online culture. Other games have had the chance to debate all this and decide what constitutes good and bad behaviour, because they have been played online for almost 15 years now.
It's natural, no one should be upset about anything at this point really.
Personally I think it's fine for either player to gg if a game is completed.
If someone in a winning position says it before the game is over, well, that I'd consider pretty rude.
In either case, it's natural to get a wave of negative emotions when losing any game. Anything to compound that by the winner is poor sportsmanship, and everyone should realise that even well intentioned comments by the winner may be taken as derogatory ones when emotions rise.
It's tough online! You can't just smile and pat someone on the back to convey your good intentions. So just keep that in mind and throw some smileys in there or something.
How about half-way across the street, then dancing backwards singing Let the Devil take the hindmost?
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