@snagglefox Sadly this is neither a bug nor a feature. Pinging after dying is disabled because of a potential exploit. For more information, read this PR: https://github.com/FAForever/fa/issues/2259
This is not a good reason to take away everyone's ability to ping after death.
1 - nobody is forced to allow observers in a match
2 - observers can cheat anyway if they're on voice chat with a player
If people want to cheat they can cheat. Observers using a console command to place markers in the game in real-time would leave evidence of cheating in everyone's replay file. Doing it through voice chat would be basically undetectable.
Nobody is going to cheat in a way that leaves evidence so blatantly. And if they did, we would catch them.
This is NOT A PROBLEM but taking away the ability of dead players to participate in the game is a BIG PROBLEM.
I can't even queue for ladder or TMM while a game is going on, and now you're telling me I can't even ping my teammates while I wait for the match to end? That's nonsense. Total nonsense. "Fixing" something that was never a problem in the first place. UN-FIX this!