Firstly I want to say that players deliberately running the timer out to max or close to nearly every turn are the worst & most annoying trolls on replay. There is no way to fix this problem currently except to quit & change tables. At least with verbal trolls we can simply MUTE them rendering them totally powerless. Also bingo players are a minor nuisance in comparison.
I know some players are just slow and much slower on average than everyone else at the table. Some players have some legit excuses like playing multiple tables etc and are not maliciously & deliberately be irritatingly slow. Still we do all need to frustratingly endure the slower players.
Many have suggested making faster tables however the lightning fast tables are way too fast already & the normal tables are too fast IMO. The issue is players wasting or using much more allocated time EVERY single turn they play NOT bc they have a weighty/tough decision OR a big pot. Sometimes we need to use more time than average OR the max time to make a decision - nothing wrong with that WHEN necessary.
I have a suggestion for RP about improving the overall experience in relation to slow players on replay. Give all players a speed rating on their profile either available to public to view or privately in player stats. Current tables (old tables) have a speed rating or the current average number of hands played per hour. It shouldn’t be hard to give a player this stat.
Have a limited amount of tables available for players that meet the minimum speed rating for the table. If a players speed rating is below the required table rating they will be unable to join the table.
Examples: MED stake 200/400 6player table H/hr ranges from about 60-80. So maybe a reasonable min limit could be 80.
The limit could be specifically set by RP or it could be set/moderated like bitcoin etc based on an average or medium for specific tables stakes, No# players, game type etc.
Regardless of exactly how the MIN player speed is determined & set for each limited table this would be a good and reasonably simple solution for players frustrated playing with slow players & SLOW troll players.
Please comment on thoughts suggestions.