For starters, I ran the tourney titles past both Patti and Tom. Neither of them voiced any disapproval. And since it was Tom who set up the automatic tourney for me, he had the chance while we were discussing the set up, to suggest I change the name. Since neither of them had an issue with it, I would like to know WHO changed the title, and WHY they did so without consulting me.
If nobody can come up with an answer to both these questions, then I will simply leave. You all seem to come to me with the 'rules' about how to show respect for other TD's and yet I seem to get none in return. Regardless of how long I have been here, and who has been here longer than me, I AM A TD. As such, I think the same rules apply to me too. Don't they? If so, I would like my tourney titles back. If not, well I would like to know why not.
Secondly, I HAVE tried running it at other times, and ended up butting against other tourneys that are running. I have tried to work out the time difference thing with all the utc and all that, I CANNOT DO IT. So there's no point telling me to look at the schedule.
You mention that the time my tourney runs, is seven am for you Sixtie, therefore you can't make it. Which is fine, I wouldn't be there at seven am my time either for a tourney. But at the time when most of the tourneys of the regulars run, it is three am or thereabouts my time. My kid doesn't even bother waking me then.
Before it was auto set up, i ran tourneys at twelve midnite, two hours after they are set up for now. And STILL nobody was able to join from the regular crew. Oh they were online half the time, but didn't join for whatever reason. Which I accept, people have the choice on whether they join or not. Nobody has heard me complain once about that, because I haven't said a word about it, and won't be doing so any time soon.
But as Diane has said, the tourneys I run, are at an Australia friendly time. And they could also be entered by those who are new to the tourney environment, who choose not to join when the stronger players are around, because of a confidence lack, or whatever. I have had a few tourneys that didn't kick off due to lack of players, sure. It's not like it inconveniences many, and i have messaged the people signed on, saying that it wont run due to lack of participation, and thanking them for joining my tourney.
Moreover, when i first became td and started making tourneys, I said, and will stand by my words, that my tourneys were aimed more towards people from my side of the world, and as a friendly introduction for newbie tourney players. I will continue to run these tourneys, whether they play or not, with that in mind.
Re the advertising..... I do advertise a LOT in shouts. AND have been bounced for doing so. NOT by Patti, because I actually have her approval. I'm sure that if the frequency of my advertising gets out of hand, then she will let me know. Until then, I will continue with the periodic advertising.
In summation, some of the more 'dodgy' tourney titles, have been the ones to attract newbie players, and i would like them returned to me, or a direct explanation from the one who changed it, as to why not. Since I don't have an issue with any one of you, i don't understand the complete lack of respect I have been shown in this regard.
As you all know, I don't get involved with online battles, and I am not angry about this, just saddened and disappointed. I am approachable on this matter, and would like to discuss it directly with whoever is involved.