Originally Posted by Cindysphinx
Sorry, I disagree.
It is common and understood that folks will warn their partners (or say things like "Stay") when the ball is on the way to the other side. This is not cheating.
It is something that can be punished if the other side chooses to claim hindrance. So long as I accept your hindrance call should you choose to make one, there is no problem and no one has cheated.
It's not me who is putting you in the unpleasant position of having to call a hindrance. The rule does that. After all, the rule could be written to say that talking is automatic loss of point. The rule is not that rigid, perhaps in recognition that minor and well-intentioned communication doesn't present a problem for most people.
Cheating - To violate rules deliberately, as in a game
32. Talking during point. A player shall not talk while a ball is moving toward an opponent’s side of the court.
You are cheating . plain and simple.