Originally posted by Kewpie
Real contempt, or was the game simply deleted? Many of us, including myself, delete unexpected games because we have enough games in progress already and don't want to overstretch ourselves.
I'm also in favour of a greeters' list, and Russ has said it's a good idea, it's just low on his list of priority list of things to do.
We could almost implement t ...[text shortened]... ub, and then all he'd have to do is provide a clickable link to it on the sign-up screen.
Yes real contempt. An exchange took place where the player in question
made it clear that he didn't want to play me because I was as he put it
( a Provo ) no not a terrorist, a newbie. It was a very unpleasant exchange
and I was offended. I had only arrived on the site and considered
not coming back.
Thankfully I met some nice people who persuaded me to stay and
they played some games with me. The experience I got from them
was enough to convince me to become a subscriber and I am glad I
stayed because it is a good site with some good people and it is the
only website on all the internet that I have actually given any money to.
I must point out that later on ( much later on ) the person in question
messaged me and hoped that I did not take offence by his offhand manner.
He made it clear that he disliked playing newbies because they often
disappear and this leaves him feeling frustrated. He was sorry for
any offence given. I thanked him for his message.
This player is a deeply committed chess player and long may he
continue to grace this site.