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Confirmation notice before joining active game

PostPosted: 09 Aug 2019, 02:26
by Caladin
I have a bad habit of mistaking the "Join Game" button for "View Game", and so have joined a couple of surrendered games that I have not intended to join.

I'm just going to surrender from the most recent and take the ranking hit, but it would be nice if the game had us confirm participation, like it did for new games. Alternatively, such games could have a 1(?) hour "grace surrender period", during which, should a player surrender, the surrender is not reflected on their stats.

Of course, any player that encounters this problem has it entirely of their own making, but it would still be a nice change.

Re: Confirmation notice before joining active game

PostPosted: 09 Aug 2019, 02:46
by asudevil
The one hour thing is an issue cause you could enter orders and change the dynamic with messages and then change your mind. I’ve done the same thing before so I get your frustration. I’m also 99% sure there is a confirmation saying “your about to join an in progress game... but I could be wrong

Re: Confirmation notice before joining active game

PostPosted: 09 Aug 2019, 03:15
by Caladin
Maybe a five minute grace period then?

As for the "your about to join an in progress game", it definitely doesn't exist; my most recent mistake was today, and I didn't get that.

Re: Confirmation notice before joining active game

PostPosted: 09 Aug 2019, 05:02
by brianp307
I just clicked to join an active game and got this:

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Re: Confirmation notice before joining active game

PostPosted: 09 Aug 2019, 05:32
by asudevil
Looks like it does exist... so not sure what more you want.

Re: Confirmation notice before joining active game

PostPosted: 09 Aug 2019, 06:40
by super_dipsy
Caladin wrote:As for the "your about to join an in progress game", it definitely doesn't exist; my most recent mistake was today, and I didn't get that.

Any attempt to join a game as aa surrendered country (except for when a game is restarting because it has NMR protect and someone NMRed in the first turn) generates the confirmation box. My bet is you responded to it without thinking as we tend to do whenever we get a confirmation box of any sort. But this is specifically why this confirmation box was put in place; to counter the problem of someone accidentally hitting join.

Re: Confirmation notice before joining active game

PostPosted: 09 Aug 2019, 09:09
by Caladin
You're right, it does exist.

For some reason, I thought it didn't; I must have just agreed automatically.

That really is a terrible practice on my part.

Re: Confirmation notice before joining active game

PostPosted: 13 Aug 2019, 05:18
by Caladin
I just went back, because I realized that my test wasn't conducted as I would normally act.

If you try to open the game in a new tab through the "join game" button, the confirmation prompt is bypassed. I just confirmed this.

Perhaps this would be better as a bug report than a suggestion?

Re: Confirmation notice before joining active game

PostPosted: 13 Aug 2019, 07:06
by super_dipsy
Caladin wrote:I just went back, because I realized that my test wasn't conducted as I would normally act.

If you try to open the game in a new tab through the "join game" button, the confirmation prompt is bypassed. I just confirmed this.

Perhaps this would be better as a bug report than a suggestion?

I don't understand what you mean.

-If you click the "join Game" button you then get a list of games you can join (based on your filters)
-If you now click "Join" on any active game (where there is a surrendered country) you get the confirmation box

What is it you are doing? I note also you say 'in a new tab' - when you click Join Game it doesn't open a new tab (at least in FF on Windows). It uses the tab you were in before.

Re: Confirmation notice before joining active game

PostPosted: 13 Aug 2019, 07:35
by super_dipsy
Moved to Bugs