This topic has been discussed in all leagues throughout the years and the one thing that has always come to pass is that there will always be a "FEW" members that do in fact abuse the 10 minute rule.
The reason for the 10 minute rule is to allow the TEAM 10 minutes throughout the tourney for problems due to yahoo, freezing, etc.. It is a fair rule. Most of the problem comes in at the start of the tourney when players don't show up at game time.
We do run into delays from certain members that habitually do not show up until the last minute that may be a bad habit. This small percentage of players can and do get noted.
I will send out a reminder to all League TD's to make sure that those members that appear to habitually use the timer to be noted. If there is a trend and Steve sees it, I am quie sure that he will take action on those that abuse it.
Thank you all so much for your interest in this matter. If any of you see this happening, please remind the TD on duty so that they can note as needed.
I have removed the postings on this issue because we drifted off the subject that is really a serious issue.