There has been a big increase on the number of lobby IMs hosting TDs are getting while they are hosting from players who want to chat, or report a tournament problem.
Yahoo lobby IMs are very hard to deal with by a hosting TD. They come to the top of the active windows and you must do something with them in order to continue what you are doing.
If you are mid spam - the spam will go into the IM. If you are trying to type in lobby or at a table, the text goes to that IM.
If you must communicate with TD during a tournament, please use Eliters Messenger as this is the official messenger of the ongoing tournament. If you truly need to get a TDs attention, try the lobby and as a last resort Yahoo Messenger.
Please do not assume because you have sent a lobby IM that the TD is ignoring you. It might be that they are very busy and are getting there. I know personally I have as many as 5 or 6 lobby IMs at once and it makes hosting difficult at best.
Thank you for your cooperation. Please remember, use Eliters Messenger for all official tournament communication.