I have seen several topics regarding the topic take backs continually pop up. A lot of it has to deal with:
Is it sportsmanlike or chessman like to accept/decline take backs?
Why do people hate take backs?
I would assume there is a generous population on either side of the opinion of good/bad when it comes to how we feel about them.
Personally speaking from the bias of someone who has been burned by take back requests in the past I no longer accept them and in fact have them disabled so that they can't even be requested. However, I completely understand the idea of accidentally miss clicking while analyzing sometimes and regretting it after, especially if your opponent declines your take back request. We can assume that this is the main reason the feature was added to online chess.
So in an effort to meet the other side of the playing field that feels we should always accept take backs... I have this to suggest for a modification to the feature or maybe an option that you could turn on in your settings in lieu of take backs...
I brought this up in another post so this segment is copy and pasted:
""How do you know if the player is being honest and is going to move that same piece but to a different square... this wouldn't be a miss click as you intentionally clicked that piece and then another square and then realized you did not like it for what ever reason? You can only know once they replay the same piece... I've unfortunately been burned too many times when the player promises to move the same piece and then doesn't.
So how do you change the way it works?
Upon requesting a take-back it should ask you where you want to move that piece instead... and only offer that piece as a piece to move... and once you select your position you can then submit it to your opponent to accept or decline... If i'm presented with a position that obvious shows the player miss clicked by a square or two while analyzing then I would be more than happy to accept it knowing that the board will then automatically make that move for them and not allow a moment of dishonesty.
This is just my opinion. I don't manage a website that hosts thousands upon thousands of users though. This could have already been debated and tossed as an idea...""
Thanks for your time and for reading this. I mean not to complain in any way as I love this site... I wanted to offer a solution to an existing problem that seems to spring up on the forums often...