Is Conceding Allowable Etiquette?

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Meeplelowda
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Re: Is Conceding Allowable Etiquette?

Post by Meeplelowda » 14 August 2020, 22:29

Heidi_73 wrote:
08 August 2020, 02:35
Why complement yourself with 'Good game', and not wait on congratulations ?
Only moment it's a compliment to say Good game is when someone makes it difficult or impossible to score during the game. Never congrats to yourself with great game afterwards.
1) This is off topic. I asked about conceding.

2) No one was complimenting anyone. Despite the other thread on this topic elsewhere in this forum, it's just a common courtesy. We both said it, so apparently my opponent felt the same.

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Re: Is Conceding Allowable Etiquette?

Post by Meeplelowda » 14 August 2020, 22:40

diamant wrote:
14 August 2020, 17:31
Meeplelowda wrote:
12 July 2020, 00:28
When playing chess, if you resign when your opponent has mate in 1 no one would accuse you of being a poor sport because you didn't "finish."
I do not agree with that.
On what possible basis do you not agree with that? There are literally thousands, if not 10s of thousands or more grandmaster games available in databases where a player resigns before checkmate because one player realizes it would be pointless to continue. Often many moves before checkmate because they can see at a depth of the game tree I can't even fathom. Now it's fine for you to disagree with whether this (rational) etiquette should apply to Hive, but disagreeing that it is common etiquette in chess is just arguing for the sake of arguing.

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Re: Is Conceding Allowable Etiquette?

Post by diamant » 15 August 2020, 09:44

Meeplelowda wrote:
14 August 2020, 22:40
Now it's fine for you to disagree with whether this (rational) etiquette should apply to Hive, but disagreeing that it is common etiquette in chess is just arguing for the sake of arguing.
I disagree with the wording I quoted, and I do not appreciate that the meaning of my opinions is distorted or caricatured.

Although a sentence starting with "No one" may be accurate, such as:
"No one has a tail with feathers."

such a sentence is generally false and intended to abuse the reader. I have the right to have a different opinion from yours or the common one and I’m not called "no one".

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Re: Is Conceding Allowable Etiquette?

Post by Meeplelowda » 16 August 2020, 07:15

diamant wrote:
15 August 2020, 09:44
Meeplelowda wrote:
14 August 2020, 22:40
Now it's fine for you to disagree with whether this (rational) etiquette should apply to Hive, but disagreeing that it is common etiquette in chess is just arguing for the sake of arguing.
I disagree with the wording I quoted, and I do not appreciate that the meaning of my opinions is distorted or caricatured.

Although a sentence starting with "No one" may be accurate, such as:
"No one has a tail with feathers."

such a sentence is generally false and intended to abuse the reader. I have the right to have a different opinion from yours or the common one and I’m not called "no one".
Yes, I have encountered the type of person who claims that a categorical statement cannot be made unless someone has literally polled every human being on the planet. But wait, that assumes that no other beings, such as extraterrestrials, have developed chess. So one would have to poll all alien beings who have developed chess, throughout the universe, about their opinions on resigning in chess. You got me. I did not conduct such a poll and regret making statements on behalf of all sentient chess-playing beings in the universe.

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Re: Is Conceding Allowable Etiquette?

Post by SleeperService » 03 November 2020, 20:46

Heidi_73 wrote:
08 August 2020, 02:35
Why complement yourself with 'Good game', and not wait on congratulations ?
Only moment it's a compliment to say Good game is when someone makes it difficult or impossible to score during the game. Never congrats to yourself with great game afterwards.
People are not complementing themselves when they write "good game" or "gg". This is a simple form of politeness akin to a handshake. It's even suggested on the BGA site.

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Re: Is Conceding Allowable Etiquette?

Post by Meeplelowda » 04 November 2020, 06:36

SleeperService wrote:
03 November 2020, 20:46
Heidi_73 wrote:
08 August 2020, 02:35
Why complement yourself with 'Good game', and not wait on congratulations ?
Only moment it's a compliment to say Good game is when someone makes it difficult or impossible to score during the game. Never congrats to yourself with great game afterwards.
People are not complementing themselves when they write "good game" or "gg". This is a simple form of politeness akin to a handshake. It's even suggested on the BGA site.
You aren't going to convince the people who want to be offended by this. There is an even longer thread about this in the "Discussion" forum.

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