Erm, the idea I take from here on getting a BYE is to not award the seed or the players who did not send for any points for getting through the round. Getting a BYE simply means the seed has to play the next round and win to receive any points, rather than win against a team where 1 person sent or giving the team a chance for a comeback while the team in the original draw probably got shafted against a more difficult ALT team.
The suggestion you made sounds unfair to both the teams 1) who got dropped because of lower ranking and 2) Abollo/Supertom (or whoever suggested to be moved due to both teams not sending) because the highest rank team who didn't send gets a second chance at another shot of winning. Hence why Supertom wrote of draw changes after the matches are over, which indicates a team who did not send actually have a chance/advantage against a top seed who did poorly while their team have to face ALT because they face the second top seed and their advantage being fixed from 2 up to 1 up due to both teams in a match not sending.
Anyways, I am done with this alt replacement comment and I think your team has a good chance winning cause both supertec and I have to risk for singles
The draw didn't really change after play was done though. The only change was me and coffee replacing a bye that shouldn't have even been there anyway.
Abollo/supertom aren't unlucky, bye the rule you sugested they're in the same place playing the same team as they were when diffs were posted based on your original suggestion.
The only people who had anything changed we me and coffee who we out and got put back in, and you and your partner who had a bye but now facing a team with a 1 point lead.
But you couldn't just delete 2 teams from the draw and replace them with 1. That didn't make any sense in my mind so something had to be done.
I don't agree with changing the draw after the fact but in this case the bye shouldn't have ever been there, if you agree that a bye should have been there instead of a real team then we'll just have to agree to disagree. None of the other teams who had 1 player send were replaced by a bye so why should we?