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Zen-mode or just chat disabled: should the opponent know you are unreachable?

Dear lichess fans,

Today I tested with a friend two options:

1. the chat room checkbox, just to disable the chat for your game

2. the so called zen-mode, that do among other things, disable the chat as well.

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What we find about it not being so great is that the opponent chat still works as if you are receiving and reading what he/she writes.

How about if / when the opponent disable the chat, we see a grayed message stating: "your opponent chat is disabled"

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That would give a clear message that he/she is not reading, instead of ignoring or being rude.

Thanks for your input

My best,

@drbeco

Exactly. Maybe it could show the message "Your opponent MAY have disabled the chat" when a player starts a chat.

Why should the trolls know that chat is disabled?

> #5 : Why should the trolls know that chat is disabled?

I couldn't care less about the trolls.

But if someone nice (that occur from time to time, there are great people here) tries to reach out, to say "good game" or "hello", I would prefer them to know I didn't see than they think I am another added to the rude list.

This is a positive reinforcement to show the good guys we just disbled the chat; and if you must think about trolls, that actually discourages any stupid message at all, cutting trolls even before they can do their thing.

So, yes, I would love that warning.
Thanks for the input, that allowed me to expand on my personal view of the matter.

Agreed... eu concordo... eu só jogo no modo Zen, e fico preocupado se meu rival não sabe disso, pode achar que eu o estou ignorando no chat.

Maybe it should be the other way around and some icon should indicate that a player is open for chat messages, like the icon indicating a camera is active.

Maybe chats need to be set-up like a telephone.
Players can then filter the ones they want and ignore or delete the rest.

Default block all the chats in a tournament, unless user defined like in Preferences :
- Enable friend chat only;
- Enable top third of player standings to chat;
- Enable chats, filtered by selecting country flags.
- Enable all chats.

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