I just matched with a player, waited 4 minutes for them to make a move, and canceled when they didn’t. Then started a search for a new match, opened another tab, and came back a minute later to find that someone had done the same thing to me. Nearly every action in the game (move, pass, game over) has an audio cue. If there was some kind of ding or beep when a game started, I think that would reduce these instances of matches being canceled before the first move.
Can you add your vote here:
Meanwhile, I just discovered that OGS does issue a browser notification when a game starts - as long as you haven’t blocked notifications for the site. Not as good as a sound, but better than nothing…
I’ve just submitted a PR for this.