I have read everything everyone has said about this (from the multiple forum threads, feedback and PM) – and it is very unfortunate. First off, let me get the bad news out of the way, I can’t reverse these timeouts – they were claimed in accordance with the rules. Sorry about that. The one day tournaments are really intended for people who play here each and every day without fail. I know this is a lot to ask, but that is the reason I draw attention to the fact and warn people of the commitment you are making when entering 1 dayers.
The emails. Yes an email is sent went tournaments start. But they are not sent as new rounds begin. This is a failing of the site, but it was an assumption that you would receive one. It is not a bug, I never coded it so they would be sent, and the emails sent on tournament start were only added recently (interestingly, these emails had never even been requested to the best of my knowledge – but I was doing an update to the email code and just made the change as I thought some might find it beneficial.)
So, I can’t really tell you anything that you don’t already know, or that will make you feel any better apart from this.
I will add emails notifications when new tournament rounds start on the next site update. Also, I don’t expect any 1 day timeout tournaments will ever be created from now on without a time bank element to them. (If you see otherwise, please contact me) Remember, the timebank is a relatively new feature, and we were letting it mature a little before introducing it everywhere. We are now happy it functions correctly, and will be used appropriately from now on.
So again, sorry, but this should not happen again for all recently created tournaments.