Originally posted by jimm
Is there any Icon or way of knowing , how slow or fast a player plays on a daily basis ?
There used to be, but it disappeared a year or so ago. It wasn't reliable anyway. You can try asking potential opponents, most people will tell you honestly because they don't want games that don't suit them. You can also check them in the player tables, because the "moves per month" will tell you something. If someone challenges you to a game and sets 1/0 time controls there's a reasonable chance they'll be fast players. When a player has lots of games in progress they may not move as quickly as you may wish them to.
There are a lot of factors which can mess up the best intentions. I can spend 12 hours a day at the computer making chess moves, but if I lose my internet connection for a week there'll be unhappy opponents.