What happens if/when a player joins another tournament with a player who has blocked them? Do one or both players get prompted somehow and/or asked to leave the tournament?
No sadly there is a risk they might get paired. Blocking only protects your open challenges not tournaments.
I don’t see this is a “sadly” defect: otherwise you could block the strongest players in a tournament to get an easier draw.
Using it as a “get away from strong players” trick wasn’t in my first 10 possibilities .
I don’t know how many didn’t think first “people I’ve blocked because they cheat/ insult etc.”.
Although, I think it’s like having to do with annoying people at work. If they do something really bad they’re probably banned anyway, otherwise just find a way to exist with them in the tournament.
You must have an active imagination to think of 10 others before that Considering unintended negative consequences of system design is part of my job, so I suppose it comes quickly to me.
But yes, if their behaviour is so bad you really don’t want to meet them in a tournament, contacting the tournament organiser (or mods) to get them removed entirely so no one, rather than just you, doesn’t have to deal with their grief sounds like a good course of action. The organiser/mods should of course not just believe your complaint, but investigate and get the other side of the story too.
Getting a warning could be useful though. Like
UberTroll registered in this tournament, please make a choice
Stay in this tournament
Drop from the tournament
Don’t ask again.
Uber Troll? Probably a make up name that doesn’t exist … yet.
A more neutral formulation (without naming and shaming) is better.
A one time banned player registered in this tournament.
You are criticizing me for using a username that doesn’t exist?
No. But it would only take a minute for someone to create that account of Uber Troll.
But is that a problem? Or are you suggesting that the user should not be told which player they blocked has registered? I would want to know.
If someone makes an account called UberTroll, they may be prepared to be likened to a troll.
Just be glad @jlt didn’t pick ATrollante!