Originally posted by National Master Dale
I also think that one should try to avoid flexible moves since that kinda accidentally makes folks drift.
Flexibility and useless are almost the same thing.
Since your profile mentions your Master rating, I would really like to hear your thinking on this if you could expand your remarks, please.
Are you saying, "don't play moves that could fit into more than one plan" or something like, "play moves for a specific reason, not on general principles"?
I think of white opening 1Kt-f3 as a flexible move, but certainly far from useless, but you may not have meant opening moves. How about bringing a Rook to the d/e file without a specific target? That is flexible in that it might attack an uncastled King or guard a passed pawn or invade the 7th rank any of which seems useful to me.