I´m talking about people who lose a game and then peep at every single unproblematic cut; try to make life on the second line inside my territory; or in the worst case: just playing 10 dead stones before finally passing.
I´m wondering what to do about it. One method I found is to just keep passing until the other player wins, to show them that what they do is not pratising an art, but infantile nonsense. But it doesn´t really satisfy me.
Is there a way to block people not just from accepting my challenges, but that I am also blocked from accepting theirs?
If the game is still going, they have not officially lost. One may view it in the way that opponents loss is inevitable, but it’s important to remember that opponent may not see it the same way. If there is even a small chance that they could catch up, asking for resignation is rude in my opinion. One should keep playing until absolutely certain there is no chance that they’ll turn the game around. Only then is it ok to politely ask for resignation. Talking should be the first attempt - they might be new and need some guidance - unless one feels uncomfortable doing so of course. If verbal communication doesn’t help / makes it worse, then report to moderators.
My best response is watching anime at the same time. So I wouldn’t become bored no matter what my opponents doing. Not everyone is trolling, some just like to play until proper pass even if they are 100 points behind.
For one side yes but for the other side it’s not that everyone understand he is doing wrong and in that case may be surprised not only to be wrong but furthermore that no one came in to tell him.
So a third people, an experienced moderator can be better as waiting.
A player is entitled to play useless cuts in the hope that you will goof and give him a gift. But it is rude, and I would block them.
Playing dead moves with no purpose, especially self-atari moves, is prohibited (called stalling), and should be reported. Beginners often do this because they don’t know better, and they need instruction. Poor losers do this and then leave the game to timeout, and they need a formal warning. And cheats do this in the hope that you will get annoyed and leave the game, and they too need to be formally warned.
Playing useless moves is quite common with weaker players.
If weird moves come from a DDK I think you should be patient and pass or respond according to the actual game situation.
If they come from a stronger player then it’s probably intended annoying behaviour and should be reported.
I tried to figure out which case is yours, but I’m quite disoriented: you only play on small boards and with quick timesettings. I wonder how many useless moves could someone put in a 9x9 game.
Also 9x9 outcome could actually be turned around with a single wrong answer in endgame.
If you like 9x9 blitz I think those moves are actually part of the strategy.
Moderators will evaluate your reports and act accordingly.
@frank_kettu: By the way, I love the term Boredom Tesuji.
So much nicer (and more neutral) than endgame trolling
And now that (some of) the mods are familiar with the term, I am going to use it when I play against a one celled idiot who insists on unnecessarily filling the board long after the game was actually decided.
Thanks for that.