HOST GUIDELINES

(These are Guidelines to help hosts and to prevent complaints)
THANK YOU FOR BEING A HOST ON FRIENDS_R_US.  WE KNOW IT IS HARD WHEN WE DON'T GET JUMPERS, BUT WE HAVE TO SHOW THEM WE ARE THERE.
​THESE ARE GUIDELINES, NOT RULES!

Code Of Conduct for Hosts
When you are a host The Code of Conduct is a bit Higher. Bragging Goes out the Window. Jokes about sex go out the window. We are there to provide a friendly safe environment for our members and it is out Responsibility to Abide by this . You also need to be in the room 15 minutes eary. Please Run an add or two during the tour as it get new members our job is to make the league great www.myleague.com/friends We are not to addy or talk about the league in other rooms!! This is Against Cases Rules.
Setting a Tour Includes:
Name Of Tour, Game , Name of Game Room , Link to Room, Rounds, Round Times, Ladderbux charged.
Check in needs to be open and you can do this 24 hours before your tourney.
If setting farther out make sure you go back to open all tourneys.



BACKDOOR CODES FOR YOUR TOURNEY:
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8BALL HIGH STAKES POOL
http://www.backdoors.to/bd.asp?p=Pogo&g=pool2&r=pool2-plp2sf077
8 BALL-BEGINNER  RM 006

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9BALL HIGH STAKES POOL
http://www.backdoors.to/bd.asp?p=Pogo&g=pool2&r=pool2-plp2sf085
9 BALL-INTERMEDIATE  RM 001
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BATTLESHIP
http://www.backdoors.to/bd.asp?p=Pogo&g=battleship&r=battleship-plbattleshipsf065
MEMBERS ONLY ALL MY CREATURES
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BINGO LUAU
http://www.backdoors.to/bd.asp?p=Pogo&g=freebingo&r=freebingo-plfreebingosf210
SPEEDY GAMES 3 CARD FREE RM BAD HAIR DAY
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2PLYR CANASTA
http://www.backdoors.to/bd.asp?p=Pogo&g=canasta&r=canasta-plcanastasf013
2 PLYR BEGINNERS MEMBERS ONLY BERMUDA BLUE
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4PLYR CANASTA
http://www.backdoors.to/bd.asp?p=Pogo&g=canasta&r=canasta-plcanastasf174
4 PLYR BEGINNERS MEMBERS ONLY BLUE BABY
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DICE CITY ROLLER
http://www.backdoors.to/bd.asp?p=Pogo&g=ytz&r=ytz-plytzsf360
NO AUCTION MEMBERS ONLY TOPICS AMAZING MINIS TOO!
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FORTUNE BINGO
http://www.backdoors.to/bd.asp?p=Pogo&g=superbingo&r=superbingo-plsupbingosf062
SPEEDY GAMES MEMBERS ONLY THREE CARDS BENIGN BINGO
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GOLF SOLITAIRE
http://www.backdoors.to/bd.asp?p=Pogo&g=golfsolitaire&r=golfsolitaire-plgolfsolitairesf117
NORMAL GAMES FREE RM TOPICS FORE FOR FORTY
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HOG HEAVEN SLOTS
http://www.backdoors.to/bd.asp?p=Pogo&g=fancy&r=fancy-plfancysf071
50s PLUS MEMBERS BACON BUCKS
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LOTTSO
http://www.backdoors.to/bd.asp?p=Pogo&g=lottso&r=lottso-pllottsosf466
TEAM PLAY TOPICS MEMBERS ALLIGATOR
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MAHJONG SAFARI
http://www.backdoors.to/bd.asp?p=Pogo&g=safari&r=safari-plsafarisf049
50s MEMBERS ARTS AND ARTISANS
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POGO BOWL
http://www.backdoors.to/bd.asp?p=Pogo&g=bowling&r=bowling-plbowlingsf295
FAST ROOMS 50s FREE ROOM BOWLER'S PARADISE
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YAHTZEE PARTY
http://www.backdoors.to/bd.asp?p=Pogo&g=yahtzee&r=yahtzee-plyahtzeesf126
WILD MODE FAST FREE ROOM BOOK CLUB
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MONOPOLY SPLOTS
http://www.backdoors.to/bd.asp?p=Pogo&g=monopolyslots&r=monopolyslots-plmonopolyslotssf304
TOPICS MEMBERS ADJUSTABLE RATE MORTGAGE
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VAULTS OF ATLANTIS
http://www.backdoors.to/bd.asp?p=Pogo&g=mlslots&r=mlslots-mlslotssf008
Topics Free Rooms  Anything Goes

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DOMINOES
http://www.backdoors.to/bd.asp?p=Pogo&g=domino2&r=domino2-pldomino2sf029
 Beginner - Members  Bluebonnets 

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PINOCHLE
http://www.backdoors.to/bd.asp?p=Pogo&g=pinochle&r=pinochle-plpinochlesf011
 Beginner Room All American Blue

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MORE GAMES ADDED PLEASE WATCH FOR THEM
THESE ARE THE ONLY GAMES TO BE HOSTED UNLESS IT A WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE THAT WE CAN HOST

Hosting
The main part of hosting is pretty simple.
Only set tourneys you are sure you can host.
When you set make sure check in is open the day before you host that tour . This is your responsibility. Try to set your tourney the night before or by 6am, so members see the times and games.
When your Starting a Tour.
Announce when you will be closing tourney, at that time Close Registration and Start tour.
We need to start on time if you have enough in. Do not wait for 10-15 mins for one jumper.
Click on adjust round one pairs then give Pairs in Room
At the end of round, announce winners and ask if you are correct.
Mark the winners, and advance to next round.
Keep doing til a Clear winner and tour over tourney page tells you that there is a winner.
Announce winner and thank members for being Friends, and ask them to join the next tournney.
Close out the tour
PLEASE KEEP UP-TO-DATE BY READING THE HOST HANDOUT REGULARLY!!  THESE ARE GUIDELINES TO HELP ALL RUN YOUR TOURNAMENTS WITH NO DRAMA OR PROBLEMS.
​HOST MEETINGS WILL BE HELD ON SKYOE!
PLEASE DO NOT START OR PARTICIPATE IN DRAMA.
​​OUR LEAGUE SAYS ALL WELCOME, SO THAT MEANS EVEN PEOPLE NEW TO POGO ARE WELCOME!
EVERY HOST NEEDS TO KNOW HOW TO HELP A NEW PERSON HOW TO JOIN THE LEAGUE.IT IS EASIER FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THE BEGINNERS TAB TO EXPLAIN HOW TO JOIN A TOURNAMENT!
SHOW SUPPORT OF LEAGUE BY PLAYING IN TOURNEYS WHEN POSSIBLE.  MAKES IT EASY ON HOSTS AND SETS GOOD EXAMPLES FOR OTHERS.
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ADMNS ARE REQUIRED TO SET 8 GAMES PER WEEK(THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS FOR THOSE THAT WORK FULL TIME JOBS, PLEASE LET HA KNOW. HTDS AND TDS NEED TO SET 5 GAMES PER WEEK(DCR AND BINGO ARE SETS AND YOU DO 3-4 IN AN HOUR,
THESE ARE  CONSIDERED 1 GAME).NOT SETTING GAMES AND NOT SHOWING ACTIVE IN OTHER HOST GAMES IS GROUNDS TO BE DEMOTED OR REMOVED AS HOST.
WE DON'T ALLOW HOSTS TO HOSTS ON OTHER LEAGUES.  THIS IS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND IT ALSO KEEPS HOSTS FROM SHOWING SUPPORT OF OUR LEAGUE.
YOU NEED TO KEEP CONTROL OF YOUR TOURNEY, IF SEVERAL PEOPLE ARE ANSWERING QUESTIONS IT GETS CONFUSING.  RULES NEED TO BE ON YOUR PAGE, UNLESS IT IS A SIMPLE GAME THAT NEEDS NO EXPLANATION. THOSE GAMES CAN BE IN THE TITLE.
MAKE EVERY ATTEMPT TO FIND ENOUGH, SOME MEMBERS ARE ADDING HOST TO TRILLIAN, OR AN HOUR BEFORE SEND OUT AN INVITE IN POGO MAIL. HOST SHOULD ADD ALL NEW MEMBERS TO THEIR FRIENDS LIST.  
YOU CAN SET GAMES IN A 4PLYR ROOM AND PLAY IT AS A 1V1 SWISS, A GOOD NAME FOR IT IS MUSICAL CHAIRS!  IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW PLEASE ASK SO YOU CAN LEARN IT.
ALWAYS SHOW GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP AND SET EXAMPLES FOR OTHERS, HOSTS NEED TO BE IN ROOM 15-30 MINS BEFORE THEIR TOURNEY SO THEY CAN GREET THEIR JUMPERS, AND WHEN PLAYING IN ANOTHER HOSTS TOURNEY PLEASE BE IN ROOM AT LEAST 5-10
MINS TIL GAME TIME. HOSTS NEED TO SET THE EXAMPLES FOR OTHERS!  
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YOU CAN CHOSE WHO YOU WANT TO SET, IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THE PERSON ON THE LEFT OR RIGHT,  AND IT IS BEST IF THE HOST DOESN'T SET SO THEY  ARE THERE TO CHECK OTHER TABLES.
BADGE IS NOT REQUIRED BY CASES OR LEAGUE, IF WE ARE IN A NEW ROOM THAT HASN'T BEEN MARKED THEN IT BEST TO HAVE IT SO PEOPLE REALIZE WE ARE THE HOST!  HOST ALWAYS USE CAPS AND MEMBERS MAY USE THEM IF THEY WANT, BECAUSE SOME
HAVE TROUBLE SEEING THE SMALLER LETTERS!  
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IT TAKES LESS THEN 2 MINS TO SET A TOURNEY, PLEASE DO NOT MOVE TOURNEYS TO 2018, JUST DELETE THEM, UNLESS YOU PLAN ON USING THEM IN THE NEAR FUTURE, REMOVE ALL MEMBERS THAT HAVE JUMPED BEFORE MOVING ANY TOURNEY.
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PLEASE START ON TIME IF YOU HAVE ENOUGH, IT'S NOT FAIR TO MAKE MEMBERS WAIT AND IT CAUSES US TO LOSE MEMBERS.
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AN ADDY NEEDS TO BE RAN FOR THE LEAGUE TO GET NEW MEMBERS EITHER BEFORE OR DURING TOURNEY.
BE NICE TO ALL PEOPLE IN LOBBY, MEMBERS OR NOT!  WE NEVER KNOW WHO MIGHT JOIN AND IT MAKES US WELCOME.
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1.  OUR MEMBERS ARE OUR FIRST PRIORTY, SO PLEASE TREAT ALL OF THEM WITH RESPECT.  I KNOW SOMETIMES THIS IS DIFFICULT, BUT WE DON'T KNOW IF THERE ARE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT MAKES THINGS DIFFICULT FOR THEM!
2. ALL HOSTS ARE EQUAL, SO WE NEED TO LET THEM DO THEIR HOSTING WITHOUT BEING CRITISIZED!  IF THERE IS A PROBLEM PLEASE LET THE HA KNOW AND THEY WILL SPEAK TO THE HOST IN QUESTION.  SOMETIMES THEIR MAY BE PERSONALITY CONFLICTS,
 BUT TREAT EACH OTHER THE WAY YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED, AND IF THERE IS A PROBLEM PUT IT ON IM NOT IN LOBBY.  EVEN ON YAHOO PLEASE SPEAK TO EACH OTHER WITH RESPECT.  UNLESS YOU ARE ASSIGNED TO DO SOMETHING OTHER THEN HOSTING DO NOT TAKE IT UPON YOURSELF TO DO IT!  
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3. IF POSSIBLE TOURNAMENTS NEED TO BE PRESET BY 10PM THE NIGHT BEFORE SO THAT OTHERS CAN SEE WHAT TIMES NEED  TO BE SET.  SOMETIMES THIS CAN BE DIFFICULT BECAUSE OF WORK SCHEDULES, BUT PLEASE TRY.
 IF PRESET IT HAS BEEN PROVEN YOU WILL GET MORE JUMPERS IF THEY KNOW THE GAMES ARE THERE! MEMBERS NEED TO SEE THE GAMES FOR THE DAY LISTED IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.
 PLEASE CHECK THE GAME BEFORE AND AFTER THE TIME YOU ARE SETTING SO  THAT YOU DON'T SET THE SAME GAMES OVER AND OVER.
THERE ARE GAMES LIKE BOWLING, BATTLESHIP AND OTHERS THAT 2 CAN BE SET IN AN HOUR.
4.  PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN TO DO THE 1V1 AS TEAMS AKA R.R. OR MUSICAL CHAIRS.  IT IS REALLY EASY ONCE YOU HAVE DONE IT.  HOST ALSO NEED TO KNOW HOW TO FIX BLUE LINES.
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5.  IF YOU SET A TOURNAMENT AND REALIZE YOU ARE UNABLE TO HOST IT, PLEASE SEE IF ANOTHER HOST CAN HOST IT FOR YOU.  ONLY DO THIS IF AN EMERGENCY HAS COME UP OR ARE CALLED AWAY.
ASKING SOMEONE TO HOST YOUR TOURNEY BECAUSE YOU ARE TIRED THEN YOU SHOULD CONSIDER, HOSTING EARLIER OR RESTING PRIOR TO YOUR TOURNEY.
IF YOU ARE GOING TO MOVE THE TOURNAMENT IT NEEDS TO BE DONE AT LEAST 2HRS BEFORE THE TOURNAMENT IS SCHEDULED, DO NOT MOVE A TOURNEY IF YOU HAVE JUMPERS ALREADY!!!
 DELETE TOURNAMENT IF YOU DON'T HAVE ENOUGH AFTER EXPLAINING IN THE LOBBY  THERE ISN'T ENOUGH!
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6.  PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE LOBBY AND BE READY TO ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS AND RESPOND TO POSTS.  FRIENDLY CHAT IN LOBBY IS FOR AFTER TOURNEY HAS STARTED AND TABLES ARE SET.
 IF YOU CAN'T HOST AND PLAY AT THE SAME TIME PLEASE DON'T JOIN YOUR OWN TOURNAMENT!
7.  THERE IS A CLOCK ON THE PAGE SO MEMBERS KNOW WHAT TOURNEY TIME IS.   IF NOT IN ROOM GET A SUB IS ALLOWED ONLY IF IT IS A 2V2 GAME.   PUT ON A 10MIN TIMER ON ANYONE WHO ISNT IN THE ROOM OR RESPONDING.
THIS IS FOR ALL EVEN HOSTS AND ADMN, WHEN THEY ARENT HOSTING THEY ARE JUST CONSIDERED MEMBERS.
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8.  GET THE MEMBERS ATTENTION:  TELL THEM WHAT TABLES WE WILL BE USING, TELL THEM THE RULES AND START.  
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9. DO NOT STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF TELLING RULES TO SAY HI TO SOMEONE, OR ANSWER A QUESTION.  DO THIS AFTER THE RULES.
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10.  WHEN A HOST IS PLAYING IN ANOTHER HOSTS TOURNAMENT THEY ARE TO BE TREATED LIKE A MEMBER.  PLEASE DO NOT SLOW DOWN THE GAME BY SENDING THEM MESSAGES OR GOING TO THE TABLE WITH QUESTIONS.  
WHEN  THEY ARE HOSTING PLEASE TRY NOT TO SEND THEM MESSAGES. THE CURRENT HOST IS RESPONDSIBLE FOR ALL DECISIONS IN THEIR TOURNEY.
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 11.  THE HOST NEEDS TO WAIT TIL ALL TABLE ARE SET BEFORE GOING TO THE TABLE IF THEY ARE PLAYING IN THEIR OWN TOURNAMENT.  HAVE THE OPPONET SET THE TABLE YOU WILL BE PLAYING.  THIS WAY YOU ARE AVAILABLE IF SOMEONE NEEDS HELP.
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12.  ALWAYS THANK THE PLAYERS FOR JOINING YOU AND TELL THEM ABOUT THE NEXT TOURNEY TIME!
13.  PLEASE KEEP UP TO DATE ON SPECIALS AND CONTESTS, AND PROMPT THEM TO JOIN IN.  

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THANK YOU ALL!  
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HELP FOR NEW HOSTS CREATING OR HOSTING:
​​CREATING A TOURNEY
1. LOGIN IN AS TD
2. CREATE TOURNAMENT AND MAKE SURE GAME, ROOM NAME, LINK  
3.  CHECK IN CAN BE OPEN UP TO 24HRS AHEAD OF GAME
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TIME OF TOURNAMENT
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BE IN LOBBY AT LEAST 15-30 MINS ​ BEFORE TOURNEY TIME TO WELCOME YOUR JUMPERS!
​  RUNNING A TOURNEY
1. LOGIN IN AS TD  
2.  CLICK ADMIN. TOURNEY  
3. CLICK ON YOUR TOURNEY NUMBER
4. THREE MINS B4 TOURNEY TIME TELL GAME AND RULES
5.  IF ENOUGH (1V1 NEEDS 4 OR MORE  DOESN'T NEED TO BE EVEN.  2V2 NEEDS 8 OR MORE MUST BE EVEN REMEMBER TEAM COUNTS AS 2) AFTER RUNNING RULES REFRESH AND CHECK IF EVEN IN A TEAM GAME, IF NOT, YOU REGISTER AND CLOSE RIGHT ON THE HOUR AND HIT START!
6. SET TABLES AND GIVE GTG, IF HOST IS PLAYING PLEASE WAIT FOR ALL TO JOIN A TABLES, BEFORE YOU SIT.
7.  YOU CAN START PART OF RND 2 IF YOU WANT 10 MINS LATER
8. WAIT FOR POSTS  AND GIVE THEM THE WTG AND BLNR
MARK WINNER ASAP AFTER THAT.
ALWAYS WATCH LOBBY FOR QUESTIONS AND POSTS!
IF YOU ARE PLAYING YOU STILL NEED TO RESPOND ASAP!
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ALWAYS TELL THE MEMBERS ABOUT THE NEXT GAME TIME
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10.  AFTER ALL ROUNDS ARE PLAYED CLOSE TOURNEY!

Blues Lines***
Blues are what happens when a match happened earlier in the tour . When you hit advance round you will notice beside all the teams/player have a numer in brackets beside them.
 This is how many wins a team/player has. Sometimes a pair gets a Blue Streak on it . When this happens switch a team in the blue with one outside it with Same win Total.
This makes for fair matches and usually get rid of blue . If it stays try with all possible optoins outside of blue with same win total. Try to never switch the top 2.
If you need help on learning how to fix blue lines, we can set up a time to teach you.
CALCULATION SHEET.
Now it shows matches and great for round one but the matches change and hard to change all names while doing it so this is what i do works best.
Put all the names of playes in your tour on sheet. You can do this when you see them jump so you are ready.
The games that use this are  slots, mahjong and some bingo games have certain start and go times. Slots is 5 mins and others are determined by host.
If you prefer paper and using calculator that is fine too, depending on your math skills.
Start of tour:
Get last 6 numbers of pogo token totals, put in the numbers beside each players name
Give Pairs in Room
Start tour with announce time on clock
Stop round at exactly  7 minutes later.
When you stop round say hit new game as this counts all the tokens for undone game and makes it fair.
 
In Slots this wont be needed.
Ask for the last 6 numbers again and ask them not to play until the next go is given.
Put the token total in Final Score
It will show the difference in tokens highest difference wins as it means they earned more in the 7 minutes.
Put in lobby the numbers next to each player of the teams, so they know who won and if they are doing the math, they know you have it correct.
Now for other rounds  its a little trickier. Changing all the names to match the matches takes to much time so i would say keep them the same .
Take all the scores from Final  Score put into Start score for the next round
Give pairs,  give them start time.
Stop and Hit new Game only in Majong
get token count put in Final Score
Compare names with pairs on tour Sheets to see who's difference is higher.
keep going till tour is done .
FOR THOSE THAT DON'T KNOW.  IF THE SCORES ARE BOTH MINUS ON A PAIR, THE LOWEST MINUS IS THE WINNER!!