Originally posted by blindcheesecake
So really there is not a need for this.....
It's not such a bad idea. I think the point of wanting emails only when you are not on the site is interesting.
There was a time when so many emails were being sent that the site was marked as a spam source. If this change cut down the number of emails sent, especially to players who play alot of quick games, that could be avoided in future.
I think the implementation might be more difficult. How would you judge if someone is still active? Queue emails for 10 minutes and delete if the player moves in that time? This might just be alot of hassle to implement on the server side.