Rematch Button Properties Should Change
Jan 3, 2016, 8:46 AM
Why Not Change It?
It would not take much for Chess.com to make a couple of simple changes that would make the Rematch button more in line with the spirit of the game and the site.
The two changes I propose are:
- The Rematch button should be nulled out for the winner after a game and available only to the loser (or both in the case of a draw).
- The message should, more correctly, read, "Username has requested a rematch - Agree | Decline"
I believe these changes are in the spirit of the site and game. I agree that not everyone views a rematch request after a loss as insulting or pushy, but plenty do. But I also do not see how changing it in this way would bother or hurt them.
I would be happy if they offered a control that said, "Do not accept rematch requests after losing." Even a check box list like: ...after winning, ...after losing, ...after a draw. As long as the request is intercepted with no indication that it was made.
What do you think?