Originally posted by jscar
I'm not altogether happy with this! 😠 We all pay money to RHP and the majority of players in this tournament (who expressed a preferrence) wanted random pairings. Why on earth weren't we given what we asked for?? 🙁 I shall play this tourny out and any others that I'm involved in but after that I feel like not using the site anymore.
Why don't RHP listen to what the people who pay for the site to be maintained actually want?
In my opinion one of the best things about this site is the extent to which Chris and Russ listen to the users. I too expressed a preference for random pairings, and am a little disappointed it didn't happen.
""Why on earth weren't we given what we asked for??"" No offence meant but bear in mind just how much we do get that we ask for. The tournaments were introduced because we asked for them, quick fire tourmanents with 1 day timeouts were introduced because we asked for them, other kinds of tournaments were introduced because we asked for them. And that is just for tournaments!! All over the site there are improvements and additions, better forums, pre-set boards, board co-ordinates, game names, the ability to change lots of things to do with receiving challenges in "your settings", the different site names and so on and on and on, almost all of which came about as a result of Chris and Russ LISTENING to what the people wanted. Running RHP isn't Chris and Russ's job, it's what they do when they get time. At the moment other things are being worked on like improving the top 10% of the page layout, RHP Live will resume development soon too, as well as things that we're not told about until they're introduced.
You paid how much, $20 or something like that, for a year's membership. If you feel that you're not getting good value for money then that's up to you, but what else gives this much enjoyment for a year for $20?
This isn't meaning to sound like a personal attack...it just irks me when someone writes "Why don't RHP listen to what the people who pay for the site to be maintained actually want?"...but hey, after all, you're more than entitled to think that. I just wanted to try and show how in my opinion that question/statement is wrong, ungrateful, and just simply not one that I agree with.