Ben Mossberg does not agree with you.
Game id 3924207
I had played Gaskit into a position where he was to be mated in 2 moves and then over the course of the weekend he took advantage of a time out opportunity and claimed a victory. I had been expecting to see his resignation. There was zero opportunity for him to avoid a loss, other than through the very unsportsmanlike behavior which he displayed.
Is it worth considering making it impossible to claim a time out victory if you are in an intractably losing position?
(Yes I can see where there would be problems with this, but I don't need to delve into them, with some working they could be resolved)
I would likely have not written this had Gaskit agreed to a rematch.
All around poor form. It's one thing to claim a victory when the game is undecided or you are in a winning position. Quite another when you have been fairly beaten.