thinking button see above
Posted 2012-July-29, 16:28
Posted 2012-July-29, 22:15
We already have a button for "be right back", I wonder how many people use it? I admit, it's not very prominently located. However, I don't think this "thinking" feature is so important that it should be given a prominent button, either.
Posted 2012-July-30, 00:25
Posted 2012-July-30, 05:06
Not sure this was meant to be used while playing. I always assumed it's rather for lobby, so that friends who chat or send invites know why you aren't answering. But then again, it's possible to use it while playing too, I just didn't consider it before.
Posted 2012-July-30, 09:38
Yes this is one way to handle it and I have seen this many times. The other common practice is to just boot the impatient person. But just maybe much of the misunderstanding could be removed by the presence of the "thinking" button prominently displayed. Now instead of waiting and wondering, you might correctly surmise that because the person taking a long time and not using said button must have some other problem, you could just leave and find a better table.
Posted 2012-July-30, 10:27
If you wanted your partner to think about something unusual when he next plays, would you press your think button then play immediately to alert him that the think was a request to him?
Maybe we all should slow down, not be in a hurry, and think more when we play online so a think button would not be necessary. Or try to play with friends online who do not get so impatient when one spends up to 20 or 30 seconds thinking (we all spend longer at times, but online, longer is rare for a play or bid).
So I guess i would object to a think button.
Posted 2012-July-30, 16:26
And no matter what methods you play, it is essential, for anyone aspiring to learn to be a good player, to learn the importance of bidding shape properly. - MikeH
SLOW DOWN! This is not a speedball :)