Originally Posted by Gorak
By the way, PokerStars is the only site to my knowledge to limit the complete list (with chip amount) to less than 100 players. Oh you can click on a player and get his chip count but it is very unpractical.
PokserStars will say that providing the list of all players and stats would slow the servers but would it really make such a difference?
Maybe PokerStars did this on purpose as they don't want us to be able to see our position relative to the bubble?
I rate PokerStars Tournament Lobby 1/10 because of lack of important information to play tourneys.
Gorak, you can always see your position via the info tab on your table it will show your position out of remaining players so you can see via this in relation to the bubble.
Most sites get nothing near the traffic of stars for its games and thus don't need to limit their lists, as well as stars has so many more games running than anywhere else that any small savings on server processing could be huge. To remove something that seems as minor as limiting the list details in the lobby it would cause degradation which more people would complain about than not being able to see chip count for all players in the lobby.
If you just want to see your own position, just have the info tab clicked instead of the chat tab in your table as sounds like thats initially the information you are looking for.