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Would it be an idea to replace the "You Too" hot button with "Handshake"?

It's my guess that "You Too" is the least used button.
It's my guess that "Handshake" would become the #1 most used hot button greeting.

("You Too" is superfluous because you could just hot button back whatever greeting you're saying "You Too" to.)


You Too is probably the least used button, but it answers a variety of possibilities:

1-Opponent says Good luck (you too is helpful)

2-Opponent says Have fun (you too is helpful)

3- Opponent says hello (hello to you too)

What I would recommend is to add a button that represents an image of a
handshake rather than remove one.

But there is problem: You can use 2 of the options : Good Luck, Hello, Have Fun, U2, so adding a Handshake,
you would have to maybe say hello and forget good luck and instead say handshake. ( I guess )

But in any case I agree adding a handshake button or something of the sort would be helpful.

Regards,

@Sertai

1. Opponent says "Good Luck." (Replying "Good Luck" is perfectly adequate; "You Too" is superfluous.)
2. Opponent says "Have Fun." (Replying "Have Fun" is perfectly adequate; "You Too" is superfluous.)
3. Opponent says "Hello." (Replying "Hello" is perfectly adequate; "You Too" us superfluous.)



"What I would recommend is to add a button that represents an image of a
handshake rather than remove one."

I imagine that "clutter" is always a concern with site design; also, adding things is work.

I'm not sure about coding, but simply replacing one word with another should be a 5 second adjustment without having to correct, compensate, change, or add anything else.



"But there is problem: You can use 2 of the options : Good Luck, Hello, Have Fun, U2, so adding a Handshake,
you would have to maybe say hello and forget good luck and instead say handshake. ( I guess )"

It may seem as if "Good Luck" is the outlier, but it's not.
'Bon chance' and 'viel gluck', in Europe, are almost synonymous with "Handshake".


The outlier is obviously "U2", which is why I highlighted it as a superfluous outlier, and suggested the idea of considering replacing it with something more functional.

@Onyx_Chess

Now that you put it that way, I perfectly agree. But it is not really clutter since when a match ends, you can write WP, GG, TY,GTG and BYE

I miss "Congratulations" when I have resigned. WP does not seem appropriate towards a higher rated opponent or after a game with blunders. CG might also add to more friendliness in the chat.

@KnightSearch

"Congratulations" would often come across as a sarcastic cheat allegation in the west.
In the west, "Good game" is synonymous with "Congratulations".


That's why I like my suggestion.

"Handshake" is universal in chess before games.

@Onyx_Chess "Handshake" is also universal in chess after games, it is synonymous to "Congratulations". I support the idea of a Handshake Button.

My only worry is that it'll be confused with the offer draw button? But if it disappears after game start, there's little chance of that.

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