@Sassy_Sarah I totally agree with you. Yes, other sites do allow you to keep your seat in a certain amount of time, and come back with what you had previously in that same seat. I don’t think this is a unique problem as this also happens to me and more than once.
My flash crashed (not wifi d/c)(multiple times, and many results are the same), I push f5 to reload the window (keeping my browser open), and come back to the table/game. Usually, this takes less than 8 secs. I sometimes come back to my name, still in yellow, and I am booted from my seat when the next hand stars. Or, I come back to an empty/filled by another person seat where I previously was. There should be absolutely no reason for me to lose my seat in that short amount of time.
I think there are other issues/rules involved (other than time) on why Replay considers to vacate your seat.
@Maya I am not sure if you have experienced your browser/flash crash while playing on Replay, but as I mentioned above it has happened to me on multiple occasions. I’m not sure if you understood correctly on what Sassy_Sarah’s situation was, but I know that you are correct on your point of being timed out and clicking away gives you time to start playing again. Sassy_Sarah’s point is about being disconnected from the game and not being able to get back in the game at the point where previously was. Your point doesn’t involve being disconnected, only stop playing while still retaining connection to the game (browser/flash connection). Also, I don’t think that you can seen why or how anyone gets ejected from a table.
@dayman I also think this is an issue like you. ReplayPoker is well put together. It does not seem like a minor thing when you come back, in a relative short period of time, and have to requeue at a table when there’s a waiting list (especially when there’s no other tables w/ players available; as I play Omaha H/L).
I do hope also that this could be resolve while being fair to other players. It should in my case as I defintely return in a very short amount of time. Replay’s software programmers will have to get busy again to address this issue.