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Consider auto-spec of AFK players at !start #1832
This request shows up from time to time, e.g. here and today in #zk channel.
For optimal results, AFK should detect out-of-lobby status, e.g. someone who is using web browser at that moment should not be considered AFK. Also fix !ring and make Springie use it on AFKers when a !start vote occurs.
There's a chance that AFK people will return when the game starts, but if more than one of them fail to do so (especially if they're on the same team) I expect people will get annoyed in pretty short order. I think it's not unreasonable to expect people who want to play to be actually present.
Worst case example: 1v1 with an afk player can be started solely by the non-afk player doing