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Automated Time Bank

PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 8:54 am
by gvazdas
Hey, I have a question regarding the time bank for players. A player on my platform asked if there was a way to automatically use up the time bank:
Is there any way to change a setting in the software to make your timebank activate automatically? A few times I have been folded because as I am typing in the amount I want to bet the time runs out, obviously you can request time but it would be easier if it just automatically spilled into the timebank.

Am I missing something or should I request this in the Wish List?

Re: Automated Time Bank

PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 9:22 am
by Kent Briggs
So the player is typing in a manual bet, get's a 10-second warning on time and big "Request Time" button appears, ignores that, keeps on typing for 10 more seconds (how long is that number?) and runs out of time before clicking the bet button?

Re: Automated Time Bank

PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 11:40 am
by gvazdas
Well usually I have time to click the timebank button, but even in the first place this can be quite annoying having to consciously decide whether you want to use the timebank in advance. When I am trying to work something out in my head it's rather distracting to have to quickly realise whether or not I am going to need to click the timebank button or whether I can have time to bet normally. This often throws me off and I end up clicking the timebank button with 7 seconds to go just in case it ends up folding me, and in the end I don't need it anyway. But it adds confusion to a moment when I should be thinking about just the decision.

He also mentioned that it is very inconvenient to not have this when multi-tabling.

Re: Automated Time Bank

PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 11:59 am
by gvazdas
He also complained about this if you're interested:
It's especially baffling since half the time people are yet to act preflop and it plays out the full 60 seconds of 'disconnection protection' when they have nothing invested in the pot - and yet even if I have 20,000 chips in a pot it just instafolds me for not clicking timebank in time if I am facing even a tiny bet.

Re: Automated Time Bank

PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 12:54 pm
by Kent Briggs
There's no chance I'm going to automatically activate the time bank for people who just aren't paying enough attention to what is happening at the table. That defeats the whole purpose of having a time bank feature in the first place.

Re: Automated Time Bank

PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 1:01 pm
by Kent Briggs
I should also add, there's no downside to clicking the Request Time button immediately when it appears. Doing that does not deplete any of your time bank until the regular time has run out.