Before playing here I hadn't seriously played since 1969, when I would drop in at the Chess House on W. 72nd St (NYC) at 4 a.m. after my taxicab shift (there were always plenty of players). The Chess House is gone now. And where have all the players gone? On line, I guess!
Quite often I won't choose what I think is the best move, but what I think is the most ~interesting~ move. So if you see me make what seems to be a bad move... well, actually it's quite likely a blunder. But it could be something else!
I will take skulls in ladder games if I am the challenger, because delays can cause position loss in ladder games, but I won't click on skulls in a tournament game if you time-out; the system will automatically award me the game 2-4 days after your skull appears. And in regular games I won't claim a game because you time-out unless you seem uninterested in moving.
If you make a blunder and realize it right away, send me a message and if I get it before my move I'll let you take the move back if it's reversible (not a pawn move, no piece taken, no one in check, etc.) The procedure would be that I will make a "dummy" move, then you take back your (blunder) move, then I will take back my dummy move, and then you can go again. You have to send me a message if you want to do this; I used to ask people first if they wanted to take back the move, but it takes too much time that way.