Yet another appeal to Chess.com members to be kind and practice good sportsmanship.

KingsBishop
KingsBishop
Oct 13, 2014, 2:55 PM |
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So my chat window is fairly often filled with all kinds of expletives by some of my opponents. I don't really know why people feel the need to do this, and I suppose I could just disable chat;  like many here do. However, I like chatting it up with my opponents after a game. I like wishing them good luck. I like congatulating them on game well played. So, "Why can't we all just get along?" I don't demean you or your nation, why would you do so to me?

Then there are the messages on my profile. Why attack me on my public profile? If you do have something to say; then don't block me; rendering me unable to address your issue. 

Consider the following posts on my wall:

so when you lose you run? pathetic

by Fitnessfreek

I do not understand this post. I always grant rematches. I played this opponent three times. I lost the third game. If I did not give a rematch, I either did not see it, or I had to go. I am truly sorry to offend anyone; and if I am not able to give a reatch right away, please just challenge the next time I am online. I will gladly grant you a rematch.

Let's not resort to insults like the following:

This pathetic old man has lived his life as a pathetic coward.....run you dog. I'd call you a coward to your face and watch you walk away. Pathetic man

by executiveorders2002

This is so unneccessary. I played this opponent EIGHT TIMES. As far as I know a ninth request was not made. If it was, then I only declined because I had to leave. I do have a job and cannot play endlessly.