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#1 User is offline   themarc 

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Posted 2021-May-20, 11:25

It would behoove BBO to implement changes to its substitutes function to separate teams tournaments from pairs tournaments. I often volunteer to play as a substitute in tournaments, both for the adventure and to help out other tournament directors However the challenge of playing with one random partner in a supervised tournament is far different from the often ridiculousness of playing with three randoms in a teams game set up by one of those randoms. Then when an invite to a teams game (calling them tournaments is a misnomer) is refused, it immediately pops up again, and when refused a second time, results in being removed from the list of substitutes. If one persists and again volunteers to substitute, often the same team invite pops up again and the process is repeated once or twice again. (Evidently no one wants to play with these guys.) Given the number of profiles that explicitly reject random team requests, it would seem that BBO is amiss in catering to these games.
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Posted 2021-May-20, 14:02

Have to agree, being a sub for a team game has so much down side.
There should be an option to not accept team invites.
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Posted 2021-May-20, 20:23

Agree - please make teams substitute separate from tournament substitution.
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#4 User is offline   afaruque 

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Posted 2021-May-21, 00:39

Please make it easier to reject team match substitution, while keep the registration for tournament substitution alive.
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#5 User is offline   mozi46 

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Posted 2021-May-21, 18:57

Agree fully with the view. Either TEAM games should be removed from Tournament category or provide an option to exclude by the player.
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Posted 2021-June-08, 19:10

Add me to the list in agreement. The way it is set up is incredibly annoying.
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#7 User is offline   thesidster 

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Posted 2021-June-27, 04:18

The whole substitutes function is ridiculously simplistic and can easily be improved.

1. Should be allowed to specify what kind of game or tournament.
2. Should not be removed once agreeing to be a sub after 2 invite turn downs.
3. Invite should clearly specify what kind of game / tournament and preferably TD name.
4. Should not have to add name to sub list on each login.
5. Should have some minimum "award" ... maybe 0.01 BB points ? 0.005 ?
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