Originally Posted by Sly Caveat
Alex- Please listen to tournament players. There are about 100 posts (literally) in this thread asking to do away with the two popups that steal focus at the beginning of every tourney, and the one at the end. It is like someone putting their hand over your eyes while you're playing and you have to move it away, and then after one second it's back and you have to move it away again. For those of us who are 20-30 tabling hyper turbos this happens about every 10 seconds. Just try to do your job with that kind of interruption all day long. It's incredible that years have gone by and Stars is still ignoring us on this issue. Who do we need to talk to? I am exasperated and so are a lot of others and you just continue to ignore us. Why?
it's not even just twice in my experience, i've had the same table popping up steal focus 3 and even 4 times sometimes (only happens when i lag bad and am on the verge of timing out everywhere, so i click back to the table needing action pretty quick and the new table takes focus away again).
seriously, fixing this would improve my experience on pokerstars about 50%.
the popup in the end telling me where i finished is just as useless, not only do i imagine that about 90% of sng grinders have a popup closer that closes it so fast that noone can ever read it in the first place, the people who don't have such a thing can just read in the chat that they just got knocked out. i was hoping that once you made a checkbox "don't show this message again" on table open that "you just lost" would get a checkbox like that as well.
as a side note, do the "call 1 bet" and "raise 1 bet" checkboxes work on 3rd street in stud yet ? only been about 3 years since i first emailed stars about that bug, admittedly i haven't played any stud games in a few months so it might be fixed by now.
oh and another.... in nlhe when someone raises all in for > 1/2 bb and < 1 bb the next person can raise less than the big blind.... i'm pretty sure that's against tournament rules pretty much anywhere so i wouldn't actually mind seeing this be fixed as well (last time i emailed support about that one i got a "yes it's broken, no we're not fixing it" response .... should be fixed tho imho.