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    07 Feb '05 22:44
    A quick look today shows 42 siege games unstarted, while those in the queues have to sit and wait. And example: Red board 7 day timeout 14 day timebank. Both players are no longer active on-site, bt what can those in the queue do? They have probabky forgotten they are even waiting given how long the queues take to move...

    As an idea, auto-start any siege game a given period after the end of the previous one. To give some allowance for holidays and the like, set this period to the longer of 7 days or the move timout duration.
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    07 Feb '05 22:46
    As an alternative, after one week, allow any player in the queue to jump to the start and begin the game. First come, first served.
  3. Standard membermalinga
    That would be me
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    08 Feb '05 10:14
    Originally posted by Toe
    A quick look today shows 42 siege games unstarted, while those in the queues have to sit and wait. And example: Red board 7 day timeout 14 day timebank. Both players are no longer active on-site, bt what can those in the queue do? They have probabky forgotten they are even waiting given how long the queues take to move...

    As an idea, auto-start any siege game ...[text shortened]... for holidays and the like, set this period to the longer of 7 days or the move timout duration.
    totally agree here. had a similar thread last week but no-one noticed...:'( waiting for those ahead of you to play siege games is fine but waiting and waiting for them to START is a pain in the bum
  4. Standard memberAlcra
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    09 Feb '05 12:27
    Originally posted by Toe
    A quick look today shows 42 siege games unstarted, while those in the queues have to sit and wait. And example: Red board 7 day timeout 14 day timebank. Both players are no longer active on-site, bt what can those in the queue do? They have probabky forgotten they are even waiting given how long the queues take to move...

    As an idea, auto-start any siege game ...[text shortened]... for holidays and the like, set this period to the longer of 7 days or the move timout duration.
    yep - got my agreement. Sieges take far too long anyway.
  5. Joined
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    09 Feb '05 21:491 edit
    still 42 today: none of those games have started over the last 2 days. Add to that the issue of a single player sitting on 21 of the boards (edit: not those waiting, just in total) and we can see that sieges are having a few teething problems...
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