I recently sent in a feedback concerning this program bug, and offered
a possible solution.
I have no idea if it can be fixed, or if and when it will be done.
It's been a problem for quite a while, and I thought it had been fixed
as nobody had mentioned it for quite a while.
I don't believe you will time out as long as you keep declining the
offer, but it does get tiresome, doesn't it.
You could post the name of your opponent, so in future the rest of us
can boycott this person.