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I really enjoy 'chess.com' and congratulate the people who have made it such a first class site, but what does one do about the sad ignorant plonkers who simply 'walk away' from a game that they have obviously lost, without the courtesy to resign.
I could list at least twenty or more of these moronic time wasters that I have encountered this year so far.
I'm certain that this must be a common problem, but what's to be done, is it worth reporting them? if so .... who does one report them to, and what action is taken.
thank you, bobk39.
Welcome to the pay version of yahoo chess.
There will always be such players. Eliminate such players from your list of opponents and eventually you will have plenty of congenial players to enjoy playing chess online.
Is it different for non-paying members then?
Not at all prawn
What are you talking about ?
Everytime i play you -you disable a chat. You are showing disrespect straight away. Its like i dont want to talk to you and now you ask for courtesy to resign you dont pay respect to other people so get the same treatment . I hope you understand.
You are putting people straight away against you so expect the same treatment if their game does not go well
You are born in 1939 so you should now if you ignore people they will pay back with the same coin
Have a nice day
It drives me mad that he disables chat too!
Stefani Germanotta is awesome!
but what does one do about the sad ignorant plonkers who simply 'walk away' from a game that they have obviously lost, without the courtesy to resign.
I know and understand how frustrating this can be, it takes the enjoyment out of the game when the opponent stalls or leaves.
We are working on something (coming soon) that will hopefully alleviate this.
For blind 1234 and Day Of Shadows.....The reason this person disables chat is for him to know and not you to assume.It never outs me off when someone disables chat, especially on live chess where you may want to be concentrating on your move without people trying deliberately to run your clock down with distractions.perhaps they have had a bad experience and have encountered several instances where they have said the usual "hi good luck" but then the opponent has persisted in chat above and beyond what you would expect...I've had comments like.."make your move I'm in a hurry" or "There's no way you will beat me look at my rating and look at yours" and is exactly THOSE sort of people that irritatingly walk away from a game they are badly losing because they possess no grace or sportsmanship.Stop assuming, making irrelevant comments and getting at the OP just because you have no common sense.
there are knobs in all sports.
Anonymity...simple as that. When you take away physical/social interaction it gives some an illconceived feeling of power...invincibility...or whatever you want to call it.
I can't chat during Biltz game for some reason. I used to be able to before I 'upgraded', but now when I try it tells me I can only talk to 'friends'. How they going to become friends if I can't talk to them?
They must think I'm very rude.
calico, you can chat with anyone, but you have to be on their friends list to use the voice chat tool.
Bob i agree with blind1234 when we played i felt dissed when u turned off chat
You're not supposed to chat during a chess game anyway.
i am surprised that so many people have shown an interest in this matter, thank you all for your comments.
just in case there is anyone 'out there' who hasn't worked it out yet ... i have 'chat' turned off permanently for all of my games, but often send a comment after the game, and i am always happy to engage in further dialogue, but not whilst i am playing.
i don't have enough spare brain cells for that !
I too prefer to keep discussion at a minimum during games, especially in live chess. I hope opponents do not consider it rude, because I do not intend to slight anyone. Chat after the game is fine with me. Maybe, I am just conditioned that way from playing OTB.
Do people chat much at real life chess meetings?
I just get used to them leaving and do something in one of my groups or in facebook in another tab and wait for time to run out :)
As soon as I read this thought of '' Yahoo Chess '' too !
( keep a novel or newspaper handy whilst waiting on time to run down :)
Is there any place where you can report such a player who let's time run out. I just played against the person who resigned after long waiting, when I told him I'm gonna report him. I checked his game archive and he has time run out always when he is at the hopeless situation.