I would like a new rule, that prevents People with a high quota of Time-out losses to enter (a lot of ) tournaments.
They evidently have no incentive to Play their games and just block tournament places and the advancement of tournaments.
I could Name names, but not in public.
My Suggestion would be: Anybody with a Time-out loss quota of more than 10 % can only enter one (or two) active tournaments.
This proposal, while well intentioned, does not address the larger issue of people entering tournaments and then resigning all their games en-masse.
I have previously pointed this out as an abuse of a good feature provided by the site.
I did name names back then but won't do it now.
A couple of points.
- it undermines the time and effort that site administration puts in setting up these tournaments.
- it undercuts paying subscribers who would like to play in tournaments but can't because the spots have been filled.
Only to have some toss their games. This can't help subscription revenue.
- some have said that players do this for sandbagging. But I don't see it that way as games <3 moves are flagged as unrated.
Leaves me the question. Why ??
This only hurts the site.
It will take a lot coding time/effort/money to come up with an automated solution.
Best suggestion is to flag the player to site authorities for their handling.
I would say flagging a player and tournament to site administration similar to flagging a forum post.
I agree with VR that timeouts could be because of something beyond one's control.
But if timeouts persist, the flag can be applied.
Mind you this feature would be used responsibility, i.e. not for any vendetta, etc.