I thought capitals in chats are commonly know as shouting. There is no need to get upset here and shout.
I'm not intending to shout at you Mazuzam, but rather this was my first point in my first reply, so I am merely highlighting this statement because I do not feel that it was made clear. Secondly, I am certainly not upset with you about a friendly debate over the two different points of view which divide us presently.
The only persons laughing are the disconnectors. They ended their game while you are waiting and checking the clock going down to zero.
I disagree as the 'disconnect' is resultant from their frustration; ergo, they cannot be laughing but more likely cursing. For this very reason must we enjoy ourselves and laugh.
(Please note this one, Mazuzam):
I loathe those type of disconnecters too. That happened to Stratego Bob a few weeks ago. He wasn't paying attention and it cost him a win. His opponent ran the buffer down, disconnected and came back and made a move.
I had one of these try this nonsense with me–it is a poor tactic, but poor sports try to resort to grabbing a victory through cowardice. The guy ran his buffer down to about 47 or 50 seconds and then disconnected. I waited patiently and was chuckling that he did not like having his marshal taken by my spy, especially since he thought my scout was a much higher value piece. Now, he had already cursed me on the chat so I knew he was checking that box out. Well, lo and behold, he came back after one and a half minutes and made a move. Guess what? I already had entered into the Battlechat a text that I could send immediately in case he returned...I cannot explain it, but I had the strong feeling he was going to pull something stupid of this kind. He made his move and I sent my message: "I'm still here, and my spy still wasted your marshal." He chatted back something to me about wanting some intimate contact or other, or doing something to myself, and then he disconnected completely.
Now, Mazuzam, I ask you...how can you not laugh at something so utterly ridiculous, and how can you not feel sorry for someone acting in such a pathetic manner?
By the way...I like your moniker: m–a–z–u–z–a–m
It's got a good ring to it...it almost sounds like some mythical lord of the realm, and if you say the name loud enough, your opponent will run away in fear. It almost suggests a huge fist coming down from the sky and crushing the adversary:
MAZUZAM ! ! !
Now there I was shouting! I like it!