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Sun, Jan 19 2020 9:22 AM (9 replies)
  • ander101
    354 Posts
    Mon, Jan 6 2020 11:21 AM

    So it's the start of new day, the hour has struck your day play status is red, you re looking to play atl. shot with friends, great, you have 12 that are in green, available, you decide to send invites, first shows up, the next declines, the next no response, the third shows up, two minutes have passed ,still time, waiting for fourth spinning, invite another spinning, when that one shows up, the first invited get tired of waiting and quits, another shows but i see only three players, canceled.

    I am glad Haley Joel Osment is not on my friends list, he might see dead people.

    I actually did have a person say to me, if you do not have players ready to go, do not invite me.

    Is there a WGT crystal ball for sale in pro shop.

  • ct690911
    6,415 Posts
    Mon, Jan 6 2020 1:47 PM

    Drives me crazy when a player is green but doesn't respond to invites. I give 3 separate chances and then remove them from friend list.

    I understand we sometimes forget to log off, but 3 times is a bit maddening for me.

    ct

  • callaghan159
    5,288 Posts
    Mon, Jan 6 2020 4:33 PM

    I hope I didn't so this. Sometimes I get reading the forums when I am green. Usually go red or grey when reading the forums. Sorry if I have done this.

  • pdb1
    22,561 Posts
    Mon, Jan 6 2020 5:25 PM

    callaghan159:

    I hope I didn't so this. Sometimes I get reading the forums when I am green. Usually go red or grey when reading the forums. Sorry if I have done this.

      No need for apologies . The invite notification is very easy to miss .

    THERE HAS GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY

     

      The above link addresses just some of the invite frustrations that I encountered .But soon moves on to other completely off topic conversations .

      It is a classic thread and one that I have fond memories of . Please take it as lightly as I intended .

     

  • brianmartin56
    757 Posts
    Mon, Jan 6 2020 5:53 PM

    If only the left hand side of the page could follow you as you scroll down.

    I'm sure i have been guilty of missing invites in the past because I couldn't see them.

    Brian

  • Gepetto1958
    3,682 Posts
    Mon, Jan 6 2020 7:58 PM

    I usually play with just a little bit of sound to hear the swish of the ball but when I put myself green, I put all the sounds back and the invitations have a particular sound. In this way I do not miss one.

  • SamSpayed
    3,706 Posts
    Mon, Jan 6 2020 9:11 PM

    ct690911:
    Drives me crazy when a player is green but doesn't respond to invites.

    Personally, I don't let it bother me.  If I send an invite to someone and they don't accept within a half-minute or so, I just shrug it off and move on to the next friend who's green.  Life's too short to get all bent out of shape over little things like that.

  • jacktrade51
    9,324 Posts
    Mon, Jan 13 2020 9:08 PM

    ander101:
    So it's the start of new day, the hour has struck your day play status is red, you re looking to play atl. shot with friends, great, you have 12 that are in green, available, you decide to send invites, first shows up, the next declines, the next no response, the third shows up, two minutes have passed ,still time, waiting for fourth spinning, invite another spinning, when that one shows up, the first invited get tired of waiting and quits, another shows but i see only three players, canceled.

    I get your post completely.  Since we are now a member of the same club, I actually just posted a sharp post on that subject (which went into detail on differences between green-red-hidden) in the BD club forum.  And I said, there is no excuse to be green if one is not prepared to respond to a request to a game.

    If one is green and responds no, that's OK.  If green and no response, that is at best impolite. 

    Tom.

  • ffries61
    521 Posts
    Tue, Jan 14 2020 3:23 PM

    Just remember it may be WGT's problem, not the player, myself and 3 others from my CC play together, and the member who sets up the game  conference calls everyone, so here we are, all 4 of us on the phone, all green except Bob who's doing the inviting, and it takes nearly half an hour to get going, because the invites weren't coming thru for everyone.

    Fred

  • pdb1
    22,561 Posts
    Sun, Jan 19 2020 9:22 AM

    jacktrade51:

    And I said, there is no excuse to be green if one is not prepared to respond to a request to a game.

    pdb1:

    Which is it ? Above or below ? Lol .

    If one is green and responds no, that's OK.  If green and no response, that is at best impolite. 

      The feature itself . The ability to be invited . Is quite a bonus . This ability gives a player , playing in a solo stroke play " RR " the option of accepting an invite from whoever has sent the invite . Could be a friend . Could be a random invite . Depending on your status choices .While playing in a single player stroke play round . ( the only reason for the green status icon ) . And the only time one can be invited . If one is not playing . Then no one can expect them to see an invite much less accept one . How could they see it ?

      If the invited player is playing in a round . It is very likely that he will see the invite . He or she then has the option of responding . Or not . There is even the option of a quick reply message  . The player may or may not recognize the inviter . The player is not obligated to make any response . Polite if he does . Not impolite if he doesn't . May be in the middle of one of his or best rounds ever . Would therefore not want to interrupt this round at all . But the cool thing is that WGT has given us the option of quitting your personal round right then and there and accepting the invite . Very cool .

      Now . Whether or not the invited game is still there after accepting the invite is as uncertain as anything else here in WGT . And you can't get back the round you just quit . Lol of course . Oh well .

      On the other hand . If you are not playing in a single player stroke play " RR " round at the time . You should not be expected to change your status from green . It likely will never cross your mind . If you do change it . It may be a day or a week or a month before you remember to change it back . Like I said  it may never cross your mind .Especially if you are American . We just don't think like that . Not racial just truthful . We're just not nearly as anal .

      That being said . Staying green is beneficial in case the next single player round you are playing in . You get an invite that you may want to accept .

      But once you leave that game . Anyone inviting you will be disappointed at worse with no response . If you are not playing in a round . There is little chance at all that you would be in a position to see that tiny little green icon . If you were even on WGT at all . Just as likely to be at Walmart , or taking a crap , or boning your next door neighbor .

      The current invite system is only designed to alert a player , playing in a round , giving the player the choice to accept or not . Not for any other reason . One would not see the tiny green invite icon if they were not playing single player . If in a multi player round you would be shown as red " busy " . Not invitable .

      The notification(s) to alert WGTer's to a likely to occur soon or current invite . Could be GR8ly improved . Some kind of pop up's , linked to messaging or emails possibly . Notifications at the top and bottom of the page , also linked to messaging or email . Therefore generating a correspondence and communication ( messaging and emails are sent immediately ) giving each prospective inviter and invitee the chance to quickly set something up . or not . No love lost . Or a GR8 round set up .

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