When challenging other Clans, it would be really useful if you could add an option to include 'inactive' Players when preparing potential challenges. Currently, if two clans want to set up a big challenge, one of the Clan leaders needs to look at both Clans and work out the average ratings of the two proposed sides. This is immensely time consuming, especially when you consider the fact that the opposing captain will probably not accept it. If the site allowed inactive players to be included, then captains could easily send BIG challenges out to multiple clans quickly.
We could even consider adding an option to players Clan settings allowing them to state a challenge size for automatic acceptance. In other words, Player 'a' states he will allow games to be sent to him while he is inactive provided the challenge is over 15v15, or whatever limit that player wishes to state otherwise...
This would allow Clans to get large challenges set up quickly and easily. Having organised a number of big challenges for the Funkies, i'm starting to get a little bit frustrated as you can put quite a sizable amount of time into organising these things but the whole thing gets held up as soon as someone goes on vacation or one of your members forgets to make himself available, etc, etc... I have a number of members who are routinely unavailable but have stated they are always available for Large challenges. It takes me a month to prepare a line up, contact the opposing captain, adjust line up, contact players to organise a start date (generally with at least two weeks notice). If someone is unavailable when you reach the start date, then some of your members start receiving games from other clans, so they go unavailable and a chain reaction starts that basically results in you having to set a new start date and the whole thing either drags on in definitely or fizzles out altogether.
If i could just send the challenge to the other Clan and contact my players to get them to change their settings to accept a 17 man challenge (say) then the other clan could accept it at their leisure.
I realise this represents quite a major change to the Clan system, but it would be a vast improvement!