I was a player that registered early and was given a bye. Not only did I potentially miss 2 points, but also had to wait. It's not the end of the world, but if you are challenging for top spots, it could make a difference. If drunkie and kb are designated byes on Friday, they should get 2pts for their kind gesture....but this should only be used in this situation and not for all byes.
Most leagues I have ever been in rely on computer generated byes, which makes the host unaccountable for who these players are. My concern is that the TK server might constantly choose the same players, which no one will know until it is used.
I agree with Alan that taking a bye on purpose could be a manipulation by some to gain 2pts and then go into semis.
I also believe that if players are not in the room at 9:00, when they tourney starts, they should be kicked from the tourney. If they show up late and a bye is available they can take that without points given.
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