BasicSet77DM
 member, 4 posts
 Searching for Booty
 on the Seas of Cheese!
Fri 23 Mar 2018
at 00:38
No longer playing game, but still shows in active games list
So I previously played in [game name removed] but had to stop playing due to some RL issues at the time. After those issues cleared up, I notified the GM that I did not want to participate in the game going forward, and asked to be removed from the game.

This led to a couple of back-and-forth private messages - very pleasant and polite on both of our sides, mind you - but the end result was, I still see the game listed in my Games You Play In & Peruse list. At no point did the GM mention that he wants my character info or other data from when I was a part of the game (I think I made all of 2 posts).

I attempted one final PM with step-by-step instructions explaining how to remove me from the game - but I've not received a reply to date and of course, the game is still listed.

I'm at my wits end, because I don't want to fire off a snarky PM or email - I truly bear the GM of the game no ill will and the best of wishes for his game. I am just tired of seeing it over and over again in my list of active games.

Do I have any recourse other than waiting for the GM to remove me?

This message was last edited by a moderator, as it was against the forum rules, at 05:13, Fri 23 Mar.

horus
 member, 436 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Fri 23 Mar 2018
at 01:34
No longer playing game, but still shows in active games list
In reply to BasicSet77DM (msg # 1):

You could "Manage the games you monitor" from User Preferences. This will remove that game from your sticky list so long as you don't post to it again (I think?).

One of those more knowledgeable than I should be along in a minute to confirm or deny my suspicion... or have you already tried this?
evileeyore
 member, 76 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Fri 23 Mar 2018
at 01:43
Re: No longer playing game, but still shows in active games list
BasicSet77DM:
Do I have any recourse other than waiting for the GM to remove me?

If it's been more than two weeks contact one of the moderators and they'll remove you.
MalaeDezeld
 member, 63 posts
Fri 23 Mar 2018
at 02:56
No longer playing game, but still shows in active games list
In reply to horus (msg # 2):

If you are still a player or a lurker, the game will pop up again the next time anyone post in a thread you can see (or a private message to you).
facemaker329
 member, 7001 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Fri 23 Mar 2018
at 03:42
No longer playing game, but still shows in active games list
What evileeyore said...

You haven't said anything about how long you've been waiting to be removed.  Not all GMs are punctual about removing characters, and sometimes they're busy and it takes a few days.  But if it's been a week or two, you can ask the moderators to step in and take care of it (especially if the GM has been active with the game during that same time, since that shows they're basically ignoring your request).  But they prefer to let the GMs do their own 'housekeeping', so they give them a pretty broad window of time in which to respond to those requests.

If the time has passed, then you can do something about it right away.  If it's only been a day or two, you get to wait...
bigbadron
 moderator, 15519 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Fri 23 Mar 2018
at 05:23
No longer playing game, but still shows in active games list
In reply to BasicSet77DM (msg # 1):

As others have mentioned, if it has been at least a full week since you asked the GM to remove you, and they have not done so, then rMail the Moderators, with a link to the in-game thread where you requested removal, and we will deal with it.

In reply to horus (msg # 2):

Actually a removed game will reappear on your sticky list if anybody posts in it.
horus
 member, 437 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Fri 23 Mar 2018
at 09:57
No longer playing game, but still shows in active games list
Thanks for the clarification!
BasicSet77DM
 member, 5 posts
 Searching for Booty
 on the Seas of Cheese!
Fri 23 Mar 2018
at 15:11
No longer playing game, but still shows in active games list
Thank you all for the insights. Yes, it has been more than 2 weeks. I'll work with the mods to get it removed.