Refusing to Resign
I have come under fire for refusing to resign games. When I feel a game is totally lost, I do normally resign, but sometimes, I feel like I can withstand my opponent's superior power long enough to find a tactic to upset the balance. Also, sometimes I just want to see how you intend to mate me.
When I do this, I do not intend to show any disrespect to my opponent. On the contrary, I feel you are providing me a lesson. Though I do admit dislike for players that start amassing a huge group of queens or something. Did they forget that mating your opponent is the goal? Surely trying to force a resignation seems to prove you lack the ability to make a mate.
Well, anyways, enough rambling about that for now. Please comment.