How to decide when hosting remote raids

Here’s a conundrum I encounter when hosting remote raids, particularly on Poke Genie. I don’t know which choice is the lesser of two evils and would appreciate input.

I post a raid, and trainers file in to join by sending me friend requests and then reporting ‘ready’. If they don’t report ready before their timer expires, they are replaced by another trainer (who then has to send the friend request and report ‘ready’).

Sometimes a trainer will send the friend request, but then forget (or neglect) to report ‘ready’, meaning I’ve got their request in my friends queue, but another trainer is now on the timer instead of them. So I’ll wind up with 6 or 7 friend requests for 5 slots. Should the first to send the friend request get invited (having mercy on them for their error, but leaving the later one dry), or should the one who remembered to report ‘ready’ get the slot and the one who was first get left out?

Why can’t the tool give hosts a button to send a reminder to such a player to report ‘ready’?

(The inverse also happens – someone reports ‘ready’ but didn’t successfully send the friend request, so I only have 4 requests (and a possible max of 5 raiders. Wouldn’t it be civilized to be able to alert them that I haven’t got their friend request yet?)

I just hate leaving somebody out, and am trying to figure out who has the greater right to expect the invitation? What do y’all think?

:thinking: :man_shrugging:

I just had this happened to me yesterday. I went with the person who did it right and reported ready on the app. I still have the person that I didn’t invite to the raid in my list so I might try inviting them to another raid later to help make up for it.l

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I’ve had the same thing happen.
I don’t take in the names that much to remember who’s who.
I just go the last 5 on my list.

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