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Disabling chat

  • #1
    What's with these people who come to your table and consider it their right to disable chat?! That's like a houseguest asking you to shut up in your home. The age of Kali Yuga indeed.
  • #2

    Your table ?

     

    It is the host (chess.com) who provide the table. They also provide virtual earmuffs (mute chat), so I dont have to listen to the inane nonsense that a minority spout.

  • #3

    Lagomorph wrote:

    Your table ?

     

    It is the host (chess.com) who provide the table. They also provide virtual earmuffs (mute chat), so I dont have to listen to the inane nonsense that a minority spout.

    Your table = my table. And that should read "in your own home". My point: it should be the host's sole right to mute initially. Only if the host initiates offensiveness can the guest take action. Like I said, imagine a guest telling you to shut up at your own home/table...
  • #4

    You are assuming that when you do a game seek you are "hosting" the game.  That is not the case.

  • #5

    Some people simply do not prefer to chat during games, same apples to situations when you play OTB. You don't talk to your opponent during an ongoing match, neither would they prefer conversations during it . 

  • #6

    Too many people use it for distracting 'gamesmanship'.

  • #7

    Don't see a big deal having chat disabled . But some really do feel offended with it lol .

  • #8

    I only disable chat if someone starts chatting.

  • #9

    Thank you for the feedback, everyone. Ok, so it seems seeking a game does not mean it's my table. Fair enough. So it's all about gamesmanship. To those who resort to this, you can play by yourself. Have fun disabling.

  • #10

    It likely has nothing to do with you. I don't mean to be rude, but I want to concentrate when I'm playing, so chat goes off. It's nothing personal. I'm probably too late and you're set in your ways.

  • #11

    I generally play on my phone. I have no interest in trying to chat and play at the same time on my phone's controls. If I'm playing on an actual keyboard then I don't care so much but that hasn't happened recently.

  • #12

    *facepalm*

  • #13

    facepalm²

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