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Solving "stalling" in Spades and other games

A player will have 12 secs to make his/her move and an additional "timebank" of 3 minutes. Timebank will start been used after those 12 secs elapse. After it ends, player will have only those 12 seconds.

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    GiannisGiannis shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Product SupportAdminProduct Support (Admin, Yahoo) responded  · 

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      • Gary JohnstonGary Johnston commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Many players on Hearts play as a team and stall less that three minutes per card..This usually ends up in a FF game..WHY can the game not be programed that someone who stalls 30 seconds is booted from the game with a penalty..I really like playing hearts..It is becoming tougher and tougher to get a good game anymore

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I disagree with a 3 person boot agreement. We all know, in whatever card game we play, that when one side is losing they will delay the game because they'll know that with a 3-person boot option the game will be cancelled. That will just give a license to most of these jerks so they will never have to complete a game again. It'll just give the cheats another way to inflate their win percent by only finishing a game they are winning.

      • MelissaMelissa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I say if all three players report abuse at the table . the player gets a auto ejection

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I sent a customer service complaint regarding an extremely abusive user and received the most generic and unhelpful message today. The user was the.junkyard_dog in Yahoo! spades beginner room who was stalling and booting the room with one of those booter programs (with research, VIPRASYS.org offers many programs to hack Yahoo!).
        1. No more 3 minute cards intervals, make it 30 seconds and players can initiate the bot a couple times if waiting for a player to return).
        2. NO CHATTING ALLOWED, PERIOD (it only leads to abuse and people are there to play the card game; it also helps with the scrolling text booter bots).
        3. Allow a GROUP BOOT option, whereas if all members at a game table agree and participate in pushing the GROUP BOOT BUTTON, the abusive player is automatically ejected from the game.
        4. Allow a GROUP CANCEL option, whereas if at least three people mutually agree and press the GROUP CANCEL BUTTON, the game is automatically cancelled by majority vote.
        5. Remove the rated game play and player ratings all together, although this might make some upset, it removes the competition aspect, which also leads to abuse.
        6. Investigate the website VIPRASYS and investigate the person(s) in which these programs originated and prosecute.
        7. Do nothing, which seems to be what the people expect from Yahoo! and everyone can go to VIPRASYS, learn how to use this hacking program and we can have a huge booter software revolution...?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a reasonable and, I believe, effective solution to the "stalling" problem in the hearts game. Players stalling the game is a serious problem and should be addressed promptly. I have reported abuse of the existing 3 minute rule many times with no response from yahoo.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        EXCELLENT This would stop many problems.

        PLEASE pass this suggestion PINOCHLE, stallers have been a serious problem there for YEARS.

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