Allow Tables to be watched by members not playing

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Allow tables to be watched. I messed up somehow and tried to confirm but it registered that i didnt confirm and it wouldn't let me join. I then tried to find the game but couldnt even watch it. Maybe if u made an option to allow private games and open games that anyone could watch, when the games are being made. All other poker sites i have played on allow others to watch the game.
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This functionality works on our tables lauched directly from www.hogwildpokerleagues.com and will soon work on the individual league sites. Thanks, this one is already on the list.

Jeff
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would this also allow us to see other tables during a league game if we are playing?
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Yes, you will be able to browse all the tables in any game. You will also be able to click on someone going all-in (all-in monitor) and go directly to their table to watch the action.
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Thanks again for the good ideas. Our "open tables" have this ability and we plan to fix this soon on our regular league tables. Today, if you are out (lose in all-in) you can remain and watch until your seat is needed. So, if you are on the final table you can watch until the end. Thanks again for your feedback.
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agreed brad, some of the fun is to watch and see others play and see bad beats as they happen, seems awkward not to be able to at least watch, doesn't make ya want to stick around afterward so why come around in the first place catch the drift support
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Yes, we understand this and have this prioritized on the to-do list. You will see it very soon.
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that would be a good idea as long as there's no chat or voice to disrupt anybody's game kinda like a silent observer
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Everyone should be able to watch the final table. I am the administrator to a private league and could not watch the final table. Ridiculous!!!
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I'm confused. There is a lot of TALK about this happening over TWO years ago and we STILL can not watch other games. What happened, who dropped the ball? I have never been to a website where you couldn't WATCH a game. Any game, ANY time.
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Jeremy, you can watch other games in several different ways:

- If you are playing in a game and get knocked out, continue watching until the "your seat has been taken..." message pops up, then just click "view all" at the top of the Leaderboard then click a Player Name or Table Number for the table you want to watch. Hop tables like this all the way to the Final Table.

- You can watch any current game where you are a member of that League. Five current games are displayed in the "Your games (all leagues)" list on the RIGHT side of the Dashboard. When the game is in progress, click the WATCH button (or the PLAY button of course if you are registered). Click "more" below the last game listed to extend the list an additional five games for each click.

- You can watch any game for a SPECIFIC League where you are a member, click the League Name in the "My Favorite Leagues" list on the LEFT side of the Dashboard, then click "Game Schedule" at the top left corner under the League Menu. You will see the games that are Playing or that are Scheduled for that league. Click the WATCH or PLAY button as desired.

- You can watch any Public League game listed under the "Tournaments & Leagues" blue button by temporarily "joining" that league. Find the game you want to watch, click "register" and you will be taken to that League's wall. Click the "Game Schedule" link in the League Menu and you will see that game with a green "registered" tag. The game will also display under Your Games on the Right side of your Dashboard. If you choose to only WATCH this game, go ahead and click the "decline" link. When Game Time approaches, the WATCH or PLAY buttons are displayed. After the game is over, either remain a Member (the League has been added to your "My Favorite Leagues" list), or click "quit this league" under the League Menu.

I hope I covered everything. Of course, Private Leagues are not displayed in the Tournaments & Leagues list unless there are Guest Seats available, and some Leagues have an approval process by the Admin before you are accepted, but this should cover most of the situations you may see.

Good Luck!

Terry
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Thanks NiftyNeat,

Jeff
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np!