I wonder if we could get a notification say, an hour before a tournament starts.
I know we already get one at the moment a tournament starts (if the toggle is on), but I think it would help with the mass game resignations from people who sign up, forget about it or life happens, and suddenly they have 10 games out of nowhere and they resign all the games (and sometimes forget to resign from the tournament, so in multiple rounds they have the same issue next time). For the opponent it might be a bummer, expecting to have a fun game and just have their opponent resign.
(I’m not saying they shouldn’t resign, I’m saying why not have a way to minimize resignations, if possible).
Pairings/ groups would be better if they didn’t have one player resign from all their games, which happens a lot, but instead everyone is settled before the pairing/ grouping starts.
Especially in correspondence tournaments, this hour could be a buffer of sorts, and there would be an 1-hour pause between rounds, for everyone to resign if they want, before the next round starts.
-I don’t think an hour difference is an issue even in fast correspondence.
-Time zones will be an issue, since 1 hour will not make much difference if everyone is asleep, but it would be better than nothing, the time a round starts is random anyway (since we never know beforehand when the last game of a round will end).
What are your thoughts? (And how feasible is it?)