Originally posted by diskamyl
I've only played a few dozen games in yere yet, but this happenned to me twice: when losing, they have just left the game to result in a time-out loss. (they were making moves in their other games, only not mine.)
probably they suppose it's just good for their profile (not particularly the profile on the site), not losing by resignation but by a time-out 81[/gid] (the last move by white wasn't a blunder by the way. the game was lost already).
I once was challenged by a guy whos only reason for choosing me was that at that time, my profile said I take timeouts. He did it just to argue the toss with me.
He said he was ethically opposed to this in all circumstances, and was both belligerent and closed of mind in our brief in game messages on the subject.
His profile NOW reads "I take timeouts in circumstances where you stop playing altogether" !
As he found, sadly diskamyl, some people just can't bear to click the resignation button. Timeout leaves them incorrectly feeling that they weren't beaten, when in fact they were. This is why we have time controls. This is why, unless I am friends with my opponent, I click!