Player "Active/Inactive" Status- where inactive players automatically forfeit all open games.
If a player has not made a move in any game for 30-90 days (comment on how long you think it should be), then their status would change from "active" to "inactive" and they would automatically forfeit any open games (the equivalent of a auto-surrender).
Any move in any game would reset the clock on one's active status, so this would not address people who choose not to play a given game for months, but it would clean-up games where one or more of the players has left WL.
Also, if you become inactive, all you would have to do to become active again is join a game and start playing (with a pop-up saying "Welcome Back!").
Filipe Cruz commented
Great idea. I vote for 45 days
hasn't this idea already been implemented...?
I like this idea, but it should probably be 100 days or longer, since I think that's the longest possible boot setting. It's not quite fair to have joined a game with 100-day boot only to find out that you're actually autobooted at 30 or 45 or 60 days (even though that's still a long time).
It would also be nice if an account that was about to go active (say 7 or 10 days before the limit) was sent an email warning about it. And it's probably only fair to start the countdown when the change is implemented, even if a given account has already been inactive for longer than the limit.
[WM] x commented
this could also be an optional thing for players who know theyre leaving or dont want to play anymore - they could retire on their profile page and their account would become inactive
I also vote for 45 days, but would be happy with other lengths as well.
30 days would be good, a whole month is kinda crazy...
30 days, 45 days, 60 days, whatever. They all work for me.
I say 60 would be best (although if it's implemented, it would probably be 100 days, like the direct boot time limit).
Also, I don't know how the auto-surrender works, but this one has to not have to be accepted - otherwise stuck 1v1 tourney games will not get unstucked anyway.
I like it. I vote for 30 days.
Aerial Assault commented
Good, Duke. I vote for 45 days, but the solution MUST be retroactive to resolve stuck games.
fantastic solution :) i vote for 45 days.