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Automatic courtesy

There is a new setting at the bottom of lichess.org/account/preferences/game-behavior

https://i.imgur.com/J9F5cRL.png

It will automatically fulfill your gentlemen obligations and save you a couple clicks. Even better, if you're tilted, it hides it well by making your opponent think you remain calm and collected.

FAQ

- Is the setting enabled by default?
No.

- Why only on defeat or draw?
Because saying "good game" after winning is bad manners. When you win, say nothing, at least until the opponent says gg themselves.

- What if it wasn't a good game, or wasn't well played?
You say that because you lost. For the other player, it was a good game.

- Can we change the text?
No.

- Other languages?
No. Most people will understand "Good game", and most people will only be puzzled when reading "Bonne partie" or "גוט שפּיל".

- What if I don't want to say "Good game, well played" upon losing?
Don't enable the setting.

I have been using this myself for a couple months with a browser extension, and I believe it makes Lichess a better place. Try it out!

I love the new setting, but due to the restart i got under time pressure in a totally winning position and blundered it away.

Thanks for the feature.

But one thing strikes me.

"Because saying "good game" after winning is bad manners. When you win, say nothing, at least until the opponent says gg themselves."

Really when did that happen?
What about something else than
*Thanks for the game*
*handshake*

Do not say *anything* after winning against a stranger. A hurt loser will take anything you say as rubbed salt in the wound. Even if you meant no offense. It will be offending.

Thank u thibault for telling "Saying 'good game' after winning is bad manners". I used to say gg after winning also but from now on I will not say gg after winning.

What if I get a draw against a stronger player from a lost position? Isn't it like winning? Is Thank you good game still appropriate?

I don't get it... Doesn't the fact that the response is being automated beats the purpose of courtesy?

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