So he doesn't hear back from me Friday or Saturday but first thing Sunday I respond and I've already been put on autopilot (not to mention this is all BEFORE the deadline) seems a little bit ridiculous. I responded to Pitfall's PM damn near 36 hours after he sent it so my 24/7 comment wasn't too far out of line. I was put on autopilot almost 24 hours after not responding? That's insane. It would be COMPLETELY understandable had it been during the week. I'll just drop if I basically have a two day window between each game. I could have played anytime today. No hard feelings, just can't guarantee this wont happen again if the deadline falls during a weekend.
The week vs weekend thing means nothing. People are busy at all different times. Some people have more free time on the weekend. This is why communication is #1. If both sides are communicating, they can figure out a common time. But if there's no communication (and no posts in the thread), what do I have to go on?
To make matters worse, people can only be put on autopilot in the game...meaning, if it needs to be done (as it was multiple times yesterday), I've gotta boot up the game and go through 8 layers of menus to switch somebody. What this means is I'm going to do it whenever it's convenient for me. That doesn't mean the other person has to play the CPU immediately, but the issue here was pitfall saying he wasn't available to play today.
So, think about what situation that puts me in. If I hadn't put you on autopilot, pitfall wouldn't be able to play today...meaning, I either let you play the CPU or sim the game. At the time, the only information I had was that he was trying to contact you and hadn't gotten a response. So, with that information, at that time, allowing him to play the CPU was the most fair thing to do.
You're not going to get a strike or get kicked out of the league for it, so it's not a big deal in that regard. But if weekends are an especially busy time for you, plan ahead, contact your opponent in advance, and schedule a time. If you're too busy to get the game in, then don't worry about it. It happens. We've all got different things going on at different times, and have to plan around our own schedule to find time for games. But it's silly to act like there weren't things that could have been done to avoid the situation. Anyway, this doesn't have to turn into a big thing. Like I said, there's not going to be any "repercussions" for it. Just wanted to give you an explanation.