wgolds wrote:We have an 18 team keeper league that plays all 4 major sports.
Having a live draft 4x a year is simply impossible with that many people from many different time zones.
This past year we conducted the draft on a message board with mixed success. Some owners were prompt about making picks once they were on the clock. Others consistently failed to check in more than once every 48 hours. We were only able to get 3 rounds done in a typical week even once we instituted a 12hour deadline (you were skipped if you did not pick in 12 hours after prior pick).
I am trying to find any suggestions from you who have better luck.
One idea is to force one round every day. Each GM must submit their top 18 preferred picks for the day to the commish by 9AM. Picks progress throughout the day in order, with a 1-hour deadline per pick or something.
We do 24 hours per pick for the rookie draft, via message boards. I don't like anything under that because it punishes people too much for having a life.
We did 4 things to keep it flowing.
1. Everyone had to subscribe to the message board via email. No excuse not to know it was your pick.
2. Every message board topic had to include the next teams name
3. If you missed your window the next team could go. If more then 72 hours passed without a pick you forfeited that pick.
4. Most people had a draft buddy, someone not right next to them who they could have pick for them if they were going to be away/out of town/away from a computer.