|Please excuse me if I say "Good morning" and it's neither good nor not morning - I have horrible timing with such things.
I'm not sure where I stand on the whole death vs. surrender debate. Unless this changes, assume I'll allow you to surrender if you ask before I've placed my turns. If you've got enough ladder points to matter, though, chances are that you won't be put in that situation.
I'll force surrender on a lack of response unless I tell you I won't. I do my best to play in a timely (read obsessive) manner, but feel free to force my turn if I'm slow.