I sometimes have the problem of an opponent losing the game, then exiting before accepting the stone count. I still win, but I have to sit out 5 minutes while the timer runs out. I could leave the game, but there’s always the concern that my opponent will return just as the timer is about to run out and change the count to something favourable to them.
Does the stone removal phase timer need to be so long? Given that it resets after any changes are made anyway, surely 1 minute is enough to decide if the count is correct?