Having just finished another organized event at AGE I am reminded of a thread or discussion we had about some way to chart member's reliability to show up for an event that they signed up for in the first place. Our team showed up, but I know we had some issues that delayed the start of the tournament for quite some time that had to do with people not showing up and not giving notice that they weren't showing up (at least to my knowledge). While we're all adults here and real life does intervene occaisonally to interrupt the flow of mayhem we all appreciate and enjoy at AGE I can't help but wonder that there must be some better way to carry on the one night events at AGE.
Instead of calling people out on the forum and having a "bad list" of people that don't show/give notice, I have a proposal that may help to reduce no-shows/no-notice for our tournaments. What if on the day of the event, preferrably during the normal AGE hours (when we're all on the forums posting instead of working ) EVERYBODY that signed up for the tournament must post in that thread that they are "Checking In" for the event. If you don't post, then you don't play. I think that this way if real life gets in the way and you are unable to post in the thread at some point during the day or if something comes up, we all can see that and plan to get a sub at an early enough time so that everybody can play and more importantly start our events on time.For something like this to work, there wold have to be a timed cut-off beyond which if you don't post you don't play. Something like 2 hours before start time or something would seem reasonable.We had a lot of new members for our Halo tournament and I am pretty sure we all viewed it as a success so let's keep up the organization. [y]So am I totally off my rocker on this idea? Do we really even need to have this discussion? I don't know, but it seems like for every one night event we are always waiting to see if people come on because we never heard that they wouldn't...so perhaps putting the onus on everyone checking in will go toward minimizing our delays as much as possible so that our events can progress more smoothly.