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Alert Menu PopUp A suggestion to improve BBO bidding process

#1 User is offline   Cheryl88 

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Posted 2021-January-20, 20:21

Here is a request for BBO. Please create and program an Alert Menu POP Up to aid in the bidding process.

For example, whatever conventions are marked in the convention card, when that sequence of bids occurs, the program creates a pop up menu. The user can click Alert for the bid or X to get rid of the box. Or just ignore the box.

When doing so, their Alert box will be highlighted, with no explanation given. If an opponent queries, the user can then click the appropriate response. Easy. No extra typing all the time.

Before the game, when filling out the convention card, unusual conventions can be programmed by the user with their own chosen response. For example, Rosenkranz convention. As user, I get to choose the bidding sequence this will occur and I type in my response, “Ace or King or both of p suit.” This response gets saved by the program as my standard response.

ACBL can standardize the responses and chosen conventions. For example, the 2/1 convention card will automatically contain the 1NT Forcing convention (over partner’s 1 of a major.). The response would say, “Forcing” or whatever ACBL wants.

Other organizations from around the world can standardize their own cards and conventions, too.
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Posted 2021-January-20, 21:10

That would be an aid to memory, illegal under basically any set of bridge laws, ever.

No different from looking at your CC or system notes during the auction, which, obviously is illegal.
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Posted 2021-January-21, 01:57

View PostCheryl88, on 2021-January-20, 20:21, said:

Here is a request for BBO. Please create and program an Alert Menu POP Up to aid in the bidding process.

For example, whatever conventions are marked in the convention card, when that sequence of bids occurs, the program creates a pop up menu. The user can click Alert for the bid or X to get rid of the box. Or just ignore the box.

When doing so, their Alert box will be highlighted, with no explanation given. If an opponent queries, the user can then click the appropriate response. Easy. No extra typing all the time.

Before the game, when filling out the convention card, unusual conventions can be programmed by the user with their own chosen response. For example, Rosenkranz convention. As user, I get to choose the bidding sequence this will occur and I type in my response, “Ace or King or both of p suit.” This response gets saved by the program as my standard response.

ACBL can standardize the responses and chosen conventions. For example, the 2/1 convention card will automatically contain the 1NT Forcing convention (over partner’s 1 of a major.). The response would say, “Forcing” or whatever ACBL wants.

Other organizations from around the world can standardize their own cards and conventions, too.

There exists an (almost)perfect solution : the BBOalert browser extension already used by hundreds worldwide. It is a sophisticated toolkit which aims to automate alerting. The basic feature of recording and replaying alerts is a great help. All you need to begin is to install the BBOalert extension and start playing normally. Every alerted bid is recorded and then when the identical auction occurs the recorded bid explanation is retrieved and sent to the opponents. But this feature is only the top of the iceberg.

BBOalert installation :

Firefox
https://addons.mozil.../addon/bboalert

Chrome
https://chrome.googl...lkeemegdhehnlcf


For the complete description of BBOalert features see the project page :
https://github.com/stanmaz/BBOalert

The tutorial can be also useful
https://github.com/s...tingStarted.pdf


You are invited to join the BBOalert users on Facebook
https://www.facebook...06384146770707/

Feel free to contact me by mail if you have questions
stanmaz.git@gmail.com

The ethics of use of BBOalert has been already widely discussed in https://bridgewinner.../view/bboalert/ and on this forum. The problem is that the regulations are always running after the technology. I am convinced that new rules should be set for online bridge. There are enough technical means to enforce them. BTW : some bridge associaciations follow the principle “if you can not beat them, join them” and officially allow memory aids while playing online.
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