The option to disable chat would be a feature for people that want to deactivate chat, so they don’t need to read/load the chat, and that other people know that they don’t read/load the chat.
Thinking “huh, rude” is already happening now, so I don’t see this as an argument.
Instead I see this a good solution for people like the poster- you can decide for yourself if it’s important to you and just disable it.
There are also reasons why someone wants to disable the chat:
If I want my little kid to play on OGS
If I want to play on my IZIS Go Board
If I just don’t want to talk to people
Wouldn’t it be nice if you play against someone who doesn’t want to chat to get a information that the other part has it disabled?
actually, you are discussing two things, not me.
I just brought in the idea to disable the chat mode manually and why this would be a good idea - you started with “chat banned people” and "general information about ‘not receiving chat’, which have nothing to do with the solution itself.
The system can’t know if the opponent is receiving chat or not - that’s true - but it can know if the opponent disabled chat itself manually - which is good enough as solution with no drawbacks.
ps: IZIS players are the folks who play directly on an IZIS go board, connected to OGS. you have no chance to even see the chat on this thing.
Reading these comments, it sounds like the request is more:
“I want to tell my opponent I don’t use chat”
“I want to hide chat” (already possible in a number of ways)
Personally, I dont see much value of such a feature. There are so many reasons people don’t chat (chatban/unverified/don’t like it/didn’t see it) that I don’t see it as rude. And it seems like people prone to take offense may take offense at an automated message as well…
Sounds to me as though your opponent did not understand time settings. That is their problem, and if it bothers you, say to yourself it is bothering them more! As you improve I do not think you will see this so often.