I’m for friendly reminder emails. I’ve seen plenty of people be the last one, come online and send messages, then never submit their turn. As long as they don’t do it multiple turns in a row, they don’t get kicked out. In all likelihood, they are setting their orders when they are online messaging.
A reminder email isn’t going to wake them in the middle of the night, unless they already have their email wake them. Also, an email is a lot less drastic than the ‘ban vote’ method I’ve seen in other games that is used to kick players that are degrading the game for others.
Really this is a game etiquette issue. Turn based is great for not having to get up in the middle of the night, or check in every hour to make sure someone isn’t attacking you. However, there is generally no reason why most turns need to take the default 12 hours. At least not day after day.
I do get that there is still info being leaked out. Jay should be able to fix the abandoned star issue, just like hiding the other data. However, I can’t see how to fix the tech transfer issue. If it stays hidden, then the sender might think they forgot or there was a server error, then send again. Or another player could send the same tech. Would this get rejected by the system, or just charge the fees for duplicate transfers?