ORIGINAL: Freyr Oakenshield
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It's the fact of . . . having a discussion with the opponent that is annoying.
Why do you think so? To me, having a discussion with my opponent whether or not we should give up playing seems polite.
I'm not native English, maybe my thought is unclear. The whole sentence is:
It's the fact of giving up without resigning or having a discussion with the opponent that is annoying
Maybe I should have written
It's the fact of giving up, without resigning or having a discussion with the opponent, that is annoying
I have no problem if my opponent resign and usually send emails to my opponents. It's a fun part of the game.
It happens that players disappear without a single message. That's what I dislike.
Actually, this is interesting. I understood it in the following way:
It's the fact of [giving up without resigning],[or having a discussion with the opponent,] that is annoying.
with the first part of this sentence (i.e. It's the fact of giving up without resigning) meaning to me that somebody actually decides in their thoughts, as if, that they don't want to play anymore, but continues to play nevertheless, but without putting his or her heart and soul into it, as if needlesly prolonging the match...