PBEM Player Replacement tweak

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jfjh108
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27 Sep 2020, 01:55
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jfjh108
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Currently you need 4 in 6, 3 in a 5 etc...Quite often you have games where 2 or three players have disappeared for weeks or months. There are offers to replace but they can't get the required votes, so the game stalls and dies.

Perhaps if a player has been absent for over 2 weeks then you only need 2 votes for the replacement? It might help keep some of these games alive.
jasongraph
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Maybe decrement the required number of people by 1 for every week/2 weeks of inactivity (based on the last non-player replacement move)
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jfjh108
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Good idea. Something needs to happen because although the site lists 90+ active games, a bunch of them are dead men walking. Players just give up and leave the active players hanging. Particularly if they have had bad luck and are playing a dead hand.
Niemi
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One more idea is waiting list, players who join that list will be auto-added in game which needs replacement
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Tex
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jasongraph wrote: 27 Sep 2020, 22:40 Maybe decrement the required number of people by 1 for every week/2 weeks of inactivity (based on the last non-player replacement move)
That is a good suggestion :)
Gereon
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Well, basically the "vote" icon on the Games page seem to solve this issue at least a bit. It's a good idea but I dunno wanna touch that part of the code and add regular background checks which would modify the votes. Instead we plan to increase the count of moderators which can do the votes for absence players. Right now, ask Tex or me in case you need a vote to be done.
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