View Full Version : Post requirements for freerolls
16th June 2006, 10:17 AM
After so many sitouts at CD the other day - I am thinking of a post requirement for passwords for our freerolls and only being able to see the password once you have submitted your alias for that site.
What do people think ?
16th June 2006, 10:32 AM
I have post requirements for passwords it doesn't stop the sitouts. Just set your registration time to 1 hour prior and remove any forum members that sitout after one warning if they don't have a good reason.
16th June 2006, 11:19 AM
i had the good fortune to win last nights freeroll,ty(my wife wasnt to happy though cos she caught me sneaking into bed at 5.40am shortly after the freeroll finished,lol)
poker is expensive,so most people (me included) only join forums to get into freerolls,
poker is new to me so i dont have much to say on the subject,now if we were talking football here,youd ban me just to shut me up,lol,
you can have minimum post requirements but like buc says it dont stop sitouts,
sitouts does my head in,worse still is when they win a hand,
ps.cd alias is same :)
17th June 2006, 08:15 AM
There's no doubt that sitouts are a pain in the ass... but don't you need the head count to get the tourneys. As Buck said, posting the PW an hour before the game is the best idea I've seen in keeping the sitouts down.
Is there no way the poker site can time people out after a specified amount of time. I have actually seen sitouts come in the money which is so damn frustrating to see. I can't help but think how much more effecient their sites would run, let alone the customer satisfaction it would bring, if they had this option. Maybe they do?
Just my 2 cents. Have a good one.
17th June 2006, 05:15 PM
I used to co-own a huge forum. It had nothing to do with poker, but I see that many poker forums have similar problems. While it's admittedly a simplification, quality and quantity don't do hand in hand. If you make participation easy and tolerate a lower standard of behavior in order to attract numbers, you'll get quantity but low quality. In this case, it will be next to impossible to raise the quality level significantly - ever.
If you set higher standards, you won't get the riff-raff, but your numbers will be lower. In this case, you have some chance of growing large, although not as large as the other way, but it's far more likely you'll remain relatively small.
Basically, you can't have your proverbial cake and eat it too, You have to choose.
18th July 2006, 04:28 PM
I don't see a problem with post requirements. It will limit the number who play, but I am not sure about the sitouts.
19th July 2006, 01:09 AM
i really cant stand sitouts. it totally changes the way i play which can get me in trouble. For example, if there are ten people at the table and 6 are sitting out, then im going to play that table as if it were a 4 person table. im usually strong at a 4 person table but 4 sum reason the cards seem to lay out different
19th July 2006, 05:53 AM
I agree with bucnright. I think posting alias and not releasing the pw till 1 hour before start time is good policy. That way you can track any that register earlier then you release the pw and report them.
19th July 2006, 05:57 AM
it is a great idea,but my english is very bad.i would like play
19th July 2006, 07:07 AM
I agree with the reg time being down to like an hour prior or something like that, that way you don't really need requirements, and you will still have plenty of people playing.
19th July 2006, 06:26 PM
The posting rule is the first step to stopping spongers and pw stealers. I do agree with Bucnright though, the problem of sitouts won't be necessarily solved.
If possible you should set the registration time to about an hour before it starts, giving the best chance for everyone that signs up the opportunity to play without the sitouts. If that is not an option, Look for a website that kicks out sitouts after 5 or 10 minutes, there are a couple of them out there.
The posting rule is really good though, keep up the good work
21st August 2006, 07:33 AM
I don't mind the post requirements it helps the page to have forum discussions and such. Not only what is the pw or how do i get in the freeroll topics. It's good stuff!
21st August 2006, 12:29 PM
Post requirements is a good idea seems like there is not as many people in the tourneys when you have requirements
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