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Etiquette for online play
How about a ten commandments of BG etiquette, let me float a few out
1. Never drop without finishing, but if you absolutely have to
then explain why to your opponent.
2. Never complain about too many doubles being rolled its part of the
game and beyond your opponents control.
3. Be polite in winning and defeat, before the match ends a quick
"good game (gg), or thank you is always nice, Also a good luck at
the start is always nice
4. Dont chat non-stop during a match if your opponent is barely
responding to your comments, some players like to play without
talking because they are concentrating.this isnt rude its a style
5. Dont wander off from the game to get a drink or whatever without
telling your opponent that you need a minute to do something. Also
dont wander off for more than a minute, finish the game first.
6. Occasionally play with people ranked lower than you if you are a
star it lets people learn from an expert and raises the global
level of play, dont be a ranking snob.
Can anyone add to this... I am sure its possible maybe we can get ten
good ones together.
7. If someone invites you and you don't want to play them, a simple
"No thanks" is better than no reply at all. It can get very
frustrating to invite 3 or 4 people on the 'who ready' list and not
get any responses.
8. If you're away or watching and don't want to play, remember to
toggle ready. This will eliminate people inviting you.
Don Rae writes:
I've got one!
9. Don't offer to resign a single game in a position where you can still
be gammoned (even if it would require an extremely unlucky sequence)!
I think it is best to wait to resign a single game only when you have
clearly reached an ungammonable position.
- Am I too slow? (sevenout+, Apr 2004)
- Am I too slow? (Stephen Turner, Jan 2002)
- Am I too slow? (Daniel Murphy, June 1997)
- Commenting on dice (Ron Barry+, Mar 2001)
- Dealing with droppers (Bill Hill, Dec 1998)
- Dealing with droppers (Patti Beadles, Mar 1996)
- Dice cup (Walt Swan, June 2000)
- Direction of play (Ric Gerace+, Aug 2001)
- Doubling opponent out (bustedchucks+, June 2005)
- Doubling to end a game early (Douglas Zare, Aug 2001)
- Etiquette for online play (Dean Ayer+, June 1997)
- Going for backgammon in a one-point match (Douglas Zare, Nov 2000)
- How long to wait? (Marsha Wisniski+, Dec 1997)
- Listening to music while playing (Max Urban+, Oct 2009)
- Moving hit checker first (Timothy Chow+, Oct 2009)
- Premature shaking (Paul Epstein+, July 2005)
- Rolling the dice (Julius Selbach+, July 2005)
- Rude conduct (Igor Schein+, Mar 2003)
- Under resigning (Bob Newell+, Aug 2004)
- Under resigning (Ilya Vinogradsky+, May 1994)
- When to quit (Albert Steg, Nov 1998)
- Why I never complain about the dice (Phil Simborg, Mar 2004)