So many good replies, I’m going to respond here to most.
The sun never set on the English Empire for 300 years and the US has been world hegemon for over 70, A lot of people either understand “Hi” or are smart enough to guess that a noise or it’s representation (not hissing, spitting, growling, roaring, screeching,…) made by a primate is some form of greeting.
Who is this “If you want people to greet each other, shouldn’t you be the first one to comply by that rule?” directed at? Not me, shame on whoever the finger has pointed at!
There’s a wiff of the logic “assume the worst so don’t bother”.
How would I know a priori, if a greeting is auto-generated? If it is, at least a minor effort was made in recognition of courtesy. If it isn’t it’s a disservice to assume it is.
Who suggested anyone be forced to do anything?
A person has time to play a game but not acknowledge a human presence? You want to be treated like a bot, great.
KGS does not have a forum. There reason it was posted here is that doing so is entirely reasonable. KGS was the source of my experience, others have their own experiences. This happened to be where I thought to pull it together. Bugchat’s nasty order (“Probably better not to start the thread on the OGS forums with a complaint about conduct on KGS. If that’s your issues, complain on the “KGS forums” if they have such a thing. Or is complaining banned there?”) violates community guidelines.
Having suffered that abuse, I’ll leave this topic behind. Bye.