Under 'Play' in the left-side menu column, click 'Invite user to play.'
On the next page, choose the game you would like to play, then scroll down. At the bottom of the page, choose the time limit per move in the game. Be sure you give yourself plenty of time to make your moves. ItsYourTurn.com will not restore games that are started with invitations and are lost because someone did not move on time. Then click 'Choose game.'
On the next page, type the name of the person you are inviting and click 'Search for user.'
If more than one user's name matches what you typed, you will select a user from a list of names and click 'Select this user.'
Type an optional message and click 'Send message'.
After you ignore a player, you can also leave them negative feedback (see previous question on 'Feedback').
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Private Message: View a user's private message to you or invitation to play a game. Scroll to the bottom of the screen. Among the options there is 'Ignore this user.'
Message Board: View a user's posting on a message board. 'Ignore' is among the options beneath the message.
Game Opponent: While viewing a game that you are playing against an offensive player, click your opponent's name as it appears beneath the game board. This takes you to his user profile. At the bottom of the user profile is the option to 'Ignore this user.'
Search User Profiles: If you know the name or userid of a player you want to ignore, look under 'Spy' in the left side menu column and click 'Search user profiles.' Type in the userid or name to search (userid gives better results). You may see a list of names that match what you typed. Pick one, and you will then see his/her user profile page. At the bottom of the profile page is the option 'Ignore this user.'
Offender Currently on Site: Under Spy in the gray menu column, click 'Who's Here.' A list of players who have made moves within the past 5 minutes is displayed. Click on 'profile' for a user, then scroll to the bottom of his profile page. 'Ignore this user' is among the options there.
After you ignore a player, you can also leave them negative feedback (see previous question on 'Feedback'). This will alert others to steer clear of this player.
Look at who is playing in round 2 or later of tournaments. These people are probably serious players who stay with their games and do not let them time out. Here is how you can find them and invite them to games:
Look under 'Spy' in the left-side menu column and click 'Tournament area.'
On the tournament page, click either 'Tournaments in Progress' or 'Past Tournaments.' You will see a list of tournaments.
Click some of the older tournaments from about six months ago. You will see a list of game types and rounds.
Look for the game type that you want to play and click round 2 or 3 or later. You will see the names of the players in the sections.
Click a player's name, and you will see a list of opponents which that player played against in that tournament.
Click one of the opponents, and you will see the game board.
Underneath the game board, you will see the names of the two players in the game. Click the one you want to play a game against, and you will see his or her profile page.
At the bottom of the profile page, you will see the option 'Invite this user to play a game.' Click that, and you will see a list of game types.
Choose a game type, scroll down, and click 'Choose game.' You will then see a screen where you can type a brief message. You can introduce yourself here. Then click 'Send message.' The invitation will be sent.
Join some tournaments. This will randomly group you with other players on the site. They will not all be serious players, but some will. If you strike up a conversation with them in the game and you like them, you can invite them to more games outside of the tournament. To learn how to join a tournament, see the tournament help section.