Fairly new player here - I've been using an online practice game (vs AI) as a tool to start off with. In their games, if someone goes all-in before the flop and no one calls them on it, that player is then out of the game/loses all their chips. Is this true of other poker games or is it just a glitch of the practice system? Sorry for the extremely newbie question!
That sounds like an error within the software; real poker games have nothing similar to that function.
No, that's ridiculous of course. Either you misunderstand what's happening or that software is worthless.
A real Normal player with there functionality won't go all in without the flop. Which game do you have played ?
I really recommend Zynga Poker in facebook for begginers :)