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Is it bad manners to resign? [Aug. 23rd, 2007|05:17 pm]
Douglas Spencer

I've been playing Scrabulous (requires facebook login; it's a Scrabble® clone) a fair bit today. I've just offered a table to random passers-by, and found myself in a game with someone I don't know.

We've had six moves each, the score is 84 to 295, and he's resigned. I'm quite disappointed.

The last two words played were "EXIT" (22) and "BAbYISH" (108).

Ah well.

[User Picture]From: watervole
2007-08-23 04:40 pm (UTC)
At 84 - 295, I suspect your opponent was feeling badly demoralised.

When offering a table, I'd think it polite to mention that you're a very good player.

In a face to face game, I'd probably carry on regardless of the score, but online with a stranger, the social aspect of the game would be missing and with a score like that, I'd probably have lost all interest at that point.
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2007-08-23 08:01 pm (UTC)
Good idea, I shall do so in future.

My approach is conditioned by my background -- see my reply to davidcook, below.
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