Originally posted by Fritz Barnes
This isn't exactly a time control. If it was, (a) the software would end the game automatically, and (b) the website itself wouldn't ask players to be "considerate."
I hardly think that viewing this the same way Red Hot Pawn views this makes me impertinent and disrespectful.
But the point of this thread was that a player who is getting half of hi ...[text shortened]... prevailing rules, attitudes and thoughts about such things. Forgive me if I am stepping on toes.
I see your point and in the end it depends on your reasons for using the site.
There's been many debates on the rating system and most of us (on the forums at least) agree that it doesn't really mean much
I have my filter set on games awaiting my move so I don't even realise when my opponents time out unless I actually check by changing the setting.
For some people winning in sport/games is everything regardless of how it is achieved as long as it's within the rules and there's nothing wrong with that
Others play for fun and relaxation and I think you'll find most players on here will do that and not timeout at the first opportunity.