Of course I'm not talking about raw learners, anyone who joins
this site is surely past that stage.
This 'take back a move' idea is for this site, not for face to face teaching.
I was actually PM'd by another experianced teacher this morning
who totally agrees with me.
It encourages carelessness.
The Four E's - Examples, Encouragemnt, Explanations and Enthusiasm
If you want to help a player progress you must be prepared to give
up a certain amount of your time, show examples, give encourement
and explain why moves are good/bad.
The enthusiasm comes from you. You must put across your love
and enjoyment of the game. Hard to do over the net when not
face-to-face but you must try.
Allowing a 'Take Back' option because it makes the game more
interesting or fun for yourself is a wee bitty selfish.
And it's illegal.
"Sending a two-year-old across a busy road may not effectively teach
road sense in time for him to survive the experience."
You show the two year old where the Pelican crossing is
and how to stop the traffic by simply pressing a button.
(note the chess pun - Pelican!)
It would be interesting to hear what the strong players on this site
think and how they were taught. Were they allowed to take back moves?
I can see the reasoning behind this one but on this site when not
face to face and the student has days to make a move.
It's a bad idea that will encourage very sloppy play and in the wrong
hands this option will do more harm than good.