How viable would it be to have spontaneous sitewide tournaments?
What I mean would be, say on something like the ‘Play’ page or ‘Tournaments’ Page to have an opt int/join button where you can sign up to play a sitewide tournament (say the usual sitewide tournament rules) for blitz/live/correspondence or whichever you’re interested in.
Then if enough players join or are looking within say (5 minutes, maybe longer for correspondence) then it will start a spontaneous sitewide tournament. Otherwise it should probably just clear the queue of players interested (presumably if it doesn’t drum up a tournament, people will go on to do something else anyway).
((I know you could make your own tournament in a group, but I feel like the scope is a bit smaller))
I get the feeling that quite a lot of the scheduled sitewide tournaments are empty (bad timeslots/timezones for players?), some don’t meet the minimum number of players, or in some cases, you go through a whole tournament with just timeouts with no or one move played (Eg this blitz one, barring the last game the rest were timeouts)
Haze also mentioned something similar here in which all of their games had timeouts without playing Something about the Gold Trophies.
Presumably people that sign up do intend to play. It’s fair enough that sometimes you miss it or get pulled away and can’t play after signing up, but still it could be useful to be able to get another one going if there was enough interest, rather than waiting for another one in ~4hours.