One thing which is really useful at Bodog, but I don't see at other places very often, is that when you sign up for a tourney it shows a flag next to that tourney in the lobby, so you are 100% certain that you've signed up. This is infinitely better (for me) than having to go into a separate "my tournaments" screen to see which ones I'm signed up to
At one of the poker sites I use it gives you complete control over exactly what alerts you receive, such as audible and flashing taskbar, that's great for when you are running mutiple tables at various sites at the same time
I prefer stupid avatars such as donkeys or monkeys, or where you can upload your own photo, as you would need thousands of avatars for everybody to find their own likeness
It's really important when I look at the list of tournies that it doesn't show running/completed tournies, and I don't like sit&go mixed up with scheduled. Probably the best set-up I know is Cake Poker
, where I click on ALL in the top bar, TEXAS
HOLD'EM and NO LIMIT in the bottom bar, then at the bottom check HIDE RUNNING/COMPLETED. That then means I have a list of all currently available NL Hold'em tournaments, including private ones - if those settings could be automatically loaded every time I run the software, without me having to click on those buttons, that would be even better
Cynical old sod aren't I?