Starting A Game - Accepting Player to Your Hosted Game

  • Dear Lexulous;

    I think many people would like to see the feature return where you can accept or decline a player to the game you are hosting. I know the topic has been brought up previously, but I see a new trend starting - someone joins someone's game, the person who joined plays first and makes a bingo on the first turn. Now the host won't take their turn (out of poor sportsmanship), and the game is automatically deleted. Then the host immediately posts another game, meaning they weren't just away from their screen. This obviously wasn't the original intent. A game being deleted because one player didn't make a turn could go away if the host HAD to accept a player. If they accept the player, that means they are in front of their computer. Also, we could decline people who we just simply don't want to join our game without having to censor them. Some people are friendly in the lobby, but don't want to be forced to play each other.

    Also - for partners games, the general courtesy is that returning players get first dibs at the next game. Now, because we can't accept or decline people to our game, the host has no control over who joins the partner games. This allows for riff raffs to jump into the new game (even though they know better) and just say "this is how it is now". It's a rude act by the player, but could be avoided if the host of the game could accept or decline players who try to join.

    Thanks for all your hard work on the site - it really shows and we all appreciate it!!!
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  • Hear, hear. This feature is one of the last remaining bits needed to make the new Lexulous work as well as the old site (with all the bells and whistles that have been added). We all know change is difficult, but by now this new place is feeling a lot like home! Just please give us the ability to accept or reject players from our tables... tyvm

  • @scantron This will be in place soon. We understand why it is important. Team is working hard at it. Thank you all for appreciating our efforts (and having the patience to deal with the issues while we resolve them).

  • @lexulous OMG you guys are for reals the best!! Thank you so much!! Muchos Garcias!! This will make so many so happy!!


  • @lexulous It's really needed. Other things happen, like I'm requesting a game with someone, a game starts, but it turns out it was someone who decided to have a game with me and maybe the original opp and I know we like to challenge each other, but there's almost no choice over what happens, except to resign or delete a game which often seems to me just uncalled for.