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  1. Joined
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    7839
    17 Sep '10 06:05
    Hi,
    I just read some grabs from the previous threads found here under a search for "offer to resign".
    I get the various takes on the ethics.
    I would like to have an "offer to resign" button like the "resign" button that is there, to indicate that I'll resign if the opponent also wants to end the game. Rather than just plain resigning, which can leave the other player feeling like they wanted to run out a few more moves for some reason, or me feeling like I'm under some unstated code of ethics expectation to either finish the game to mate or tip the king at the first obvious point of impending defeat.
    Changing the "Resign" button to one that is "Offer to Resign", that gives the opponent with the upper hand a say in it, would seem like more in keeping with the "live" game. There would need to be some way in which a person could unilaterally resign though, so as not to be locked into a painful "showboat" ending against their will.
    Thoughts? derision? 🙂
  2. Joined
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    114274
    17 Sep '10 09:15
    sounds mad to me!!
  3. Subscriberjankrb
    Conductor
    Zwolle
    Joined
    20 Mar '07
    Moves
    292089
    17 Sep '10 09:49
    Originally posted by TottenhamHotspurFC
    sounds mad to me!!
    me too!
  4. SubscriberKewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    Australia
    Joined
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    337788
    18 Sep '10 03:15
    I don't think iit's really needed. If you think the game's going nowhere, you can sound out your opponent via the message box.
  5. Standard memberatticus2
    Frustrate the Bad
    Liverpool
    Joined
    01 Nov '08
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    92474
    19 Sep '10 12:58
    I'd quite like a "Time to Resign, chum" button. You know - the equivalent of drumming your fingers on the table and gazing at the ceiling while packing your bits into your bag
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