Great minds think alike, diane! I was thinking the "don" thought at apparently the same time.
Dorbel, I see where you are trying to go with this (maybe), but I must say that your tone could improve.
Diane has done an excellent job as a TD. Your post seemed critical. From that point onward, I became defensive of diane and wanted to bop you on the head. Not that I would ever do that, but I only felt like it for a moment. :angry:
Please join the TD's, dorbel! Tourneybot has free access. You keep talking about it, and keep being critical of how the tourneys are run. but you haven't experienced walking in our shoes yet. May I ask why?
Having a newbie in your tournament can be rather trying, to say the least. Having a very slow EXPERIENCED player can be trying, as well. We are expecting to be tied up for a minimum amount of time when we host a tournament. When that time extends by as little as a half hour and sometimes up to 1 1/2 hours, it can reek havoc to our other life. I suspect this is why some of the TD's rarely run a tournament and why we don't have more TD's.
I say to you that if I were not allowed to ban whoever I think needs to be banned, as a TD, I wouldn't be TDing. We put up with a lot that the casual observer doesn't see. Most of us rarely bans anyone, so I think we should be given a lot of credit rather than your (or anyone's) criticism.
Oh, and did I mention the player who continually shouts that I won't allow him in my tourneys, who has always been welcome in my tourneys? And, did I mention this same player has also harrassed me through at least one entire tourney with constant questions in chats? This sheds a whole new light to multi-tasking!
As for banning anyone because of what they say in shouts, I don't agree with that, for myself, but I do, absolutely agree, that any TD should have the right to ban anyone they choose within their own tournament. As far as I've seen, we have a very fair group who tend to use excellent judgment. I'm sure none of us are perfection, but certainly, all of us try hard.
The kindest word, is an unkind word, not spoken. - unknown