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I did a quick search to see if this has been asked before but I didn't find much...
Would it be possible to have a "go to next tournament game" option? I don't want to delay any tournaments I am (they take long enough as is!!!) in and I would prefer to play all of my tournament games each day despite the long time limits as to not be the bottleneck in the tourney... also, I would prefer to not go through 2, 5, or even 10 pages to click each game... Any thoughts on if this can be done? It would certainly be on my short list of selected sumbit move actions!!!
Since we are taking about defaults, I think it would be good if your default colour when setting up a game was black. Then when a game invitation is accepted, the person accepting can make a move immediately.
happyjuggler0: I think each user should be able to set his/her own default time limits. I *hate* seven days/move as my default. I prefer Fischer settings of 3.1.5. I would also like to have 'Random' as the default for who moves first.
BK should give each user the ability to set the defaults up as s/he wants.
Only now did I finally realize why so many people here select 7 days per move when creating game invitations. It is because the default setting is 7 days.
I wonder if someone who has the ability to create polls could pose a question to users of BK and ask what they think the default setting should be?
For example if it were to be 5 days, then everyone could still play only once a week without dipping into vacation time.
I personally prefer much shorter games, but that is another issue. People can choose to pick any time limit they want of course, but perhaps if new people (who are more likely to blindly pick the default settings) wound up with shorter time limits then their games would move along faster and they would enjoy BK more.
Same goes for tournament setting defaults. I'd like that to be even shorter if possible so that when someone carelessly forgets to change the time limit they don't wind up creating a tournament that lasts far longer than they wanted to.
I don't know if it is possible, but when looking for another user game filter, could our name be added on the friends group? If I go to any user's current games, I have the drop down box to filter by opponent. On that drop down box I have (as in my main page) the list divided by my friends and the ones that are not my friends. However, since I can not add myself to my friends list, my own name gets lost in middle of the "other users". I hope there isn't any user that considers himself(herself) as not being his(her) friend, so I think no one would mind this option, if it's possible to program...
Is it possible to create a "Show running games" option in team tournaments, like there is in single player tournaments? Sometimes it is a bit tricky to see if the running games will last for long, because we have to search for each of them.
diogenysos: Yes, your suggestion of a Fisher Clock on tournaments would be an excellent solution. I second it! (Incidently, I was a rook when I entered this tournament, and will be again when there is a sensible autopass feature in Backgammon - but on this one I am not holding my breath))
pgt: Well, sorry to say that, because its not a solution and looks more like a "discrimination" - but especially for pawns (like you) being stuck in such a tournament is very bad because it blocks a free gme-space. So maybe pawns should be excluded of "more-than-x-point-matches"???
Nope. No way. But this leads me to another option - like fishers clocks there could be a tournament option which defines the "complete-match-time": We have had it 30 years ago when we played chess by using postcards. One game had to be finished within, for example, one year.
You are lucky!! I am in one tournament when my last move was made on 19th February 2007 - that's over 5 years ago. Tournaments that run this long are just a joke. I have noticed that the one outstanding game has got to 10-7, and these are 13 point matches. And these players are taking about two weeks between moves, so it looks like being another year or two until this tournament can progress. There are 135 players in this tournament, and these two inconsiderate players look like holding up the whole tournament for some years more. Ridiculous.
How about a feature to end a tourney once it is already decided who will win? For example, I have won all the games in a running tourney that may not finish for another year or 2 because a certain pawn who has more than 2200 running games is involved. My last move was October 5, 2011, and one of the games (11 pt match) is still at a score of 3-0. Until that game ends, as a pawn I cannot join any more tourneys.
However the third one is the one I want the most. Almost every game I play is multi-game, and some of them are as long as 21 points. It is obnoxious to receive a message that tells me nothing useful at all.
The few who have commented on this below have shown that it is a matter of personal preference. That is exactly why I am requesting it to be set up so the individual can choose how they want to see it (please note; I am not asking for this tomorrow; it would simply be nice sometime in the future). Frankly, customization instead of standardization is the way of the future for the service industry, and I think BK sort of fits into that service industry category for what it provides.
To be fair; I have been managing to view what I want to view without a lot of extra time spent in the events page. Note that many times I am one of biggest movers and I have a lot of events that are happening, so I am probably receiving more events than most people (outside of a few who set up a ton of tournies and those playing more than me) so my stance on this is probably biased to making those things easier when looking at mass data because I have a lot of data to sort through!
cd power: I also agree with you. I keep all my events but currently have 251 unread messages. I dont need a message to tell me a new fellowship tournament has started, there is a link for that. However i agree i would rather time was spent on new games than administration projects.
MadMonkey: I read all of the final posts, too... I actually like reading the events. Oftentimes, I will click on the tournament link in that final message to see where the tournament stands, and then I will delete the message. Sure, it can also be done before I make my final move, but it's also nice to have it all in one place (Events) in case I wish to reference it later. I never have a large accumulation of event messages... I can play for hours and maybe get up to 20 messages, so I take the 1-2 minutes before I sign off and quickly browse and delete the messages. I can't imagine anyone is finishing hundreds of games in one sitting, not even the people that have 3,000 games going on. Just keep up with your inbox and don't let it get out of control.
And for Fencer: Just remember that it is impossible to make everyone happy. I would rather see time spent to add new games or to fix bugs rather than add/delete features that are a matter of personal preference anyway.
Fencer: After just deleting hundreds of various types of messages from the events page (95% of them unread) i would agree with what rednaz23 says
Personally i never read any messages in the event page apart from Tournament is finished OR Team match over.
I know this is personal choice, so i think either a filter OR some sort of Settings would be good. This has been mentioned a few times in the past, even before the Event box was brought in and all messages used to go to the Message box. I never saw the point of all these messages.
Creating a lot of Tournaments means i get HUNDREDS of messages telling me Next round of your tournament is started which i have no reason to know about really, i wish i could turn them off.
Diverting them straight to the Trash was always my idea if we couldn't turn them off
This isnt a complaint Fencer, just something to improve the site and make it easier for players to find what they are looking for amongst a lot of stuff they are not interested in
Oh, and what is going on here. I just replied to you, and Previewed my post before posting it. In the Preview of your post box your name is Null
rednaz23: That's how it worked 10 years ago, system messages had been sent only if your opponent made the final move. But a lot of people has asked to be informed each time a game is finished, so I had changed it. Nobody complained about it since then.
Justaminute: You miss my point... I don't need to see a notification when I am the one that makes that last play. All of that information you listed below (and a lot more) is already on the page when I make my final move, if I am curious, I'll look then!
What I am asking for is an option to see only your opponents final move notification. Again, this would be a settings option, so only those wishing to see it that way would. Secondly, if that is not possible, a way to sort in the events page (For English it always says "You" or "Your") would be the next best thing. I ask for this for people like you and me who want to see the notifications but already am aware of what I did... however, people like me don't want to sort through numerous events (I often have 50+ events). That should be simple to understand and easy to implement (as far as I understand).
Curiously, why do I receive an event notice that I made a move and finished a game? I am well aware that I won it or lost it, I made the final move. Can we have an option in the settings page to turn off notifications where I was the one who made the last move? I.E. I only want to see when my opponent was the last to move and the game ended...
id like to see an option where you can start a real time game - that would be one of those games that both players have one hour for the whole game, but the clocks for both tick realtime and the page refreshes when one of them has made a move id also like a sound signal when the site has refreshed and its unfocused and its my turn to move