Quick notes on the round decision:
-- Unfortunately, I was only able to check in on the discussion (at work) pertaining to the issue at hand so I wasn't aware of resets that had been done or not. I was making my decision on the principles of the issue at hand.
-- The situation was that bids were made, then the cafe went down, so people weren't able to make bids. Then the cafe went back up.
So, decision-wise, here's what I had to take into account:
1. Bids were made on the cafe forum officially by several owners. There's no legitimate way, by my reading, to erase those bids.
2. It would be unreasonable to assume that posts made on the Yahoo league would be read by everyone. If I bid $3 on a player, but another owner upped it to $4 on that Yahoo site -- how should I be expected to know? Push comes to shove, the cafe bid stands.
3. The least radical move is probably best. The cafe goes down for a day, so we extend the time for a day. Contrast that move with using the Yahoo league site, plus resetting bids, plus extending time, etc. -- too complicated. Stretches the rules too much.
4. The good thing is, I've got no "skin in the game." I'm done bidding, so you can be assured I've got no other motive than keeping this as clean as possible. No matter what, you could argue that one decision favors owners X,Y,&Z, while another decision favors owners A,B,&C.
Hope that helps.
Additionally, here's an example of what I mean about why a reset could be principally problematic:
Before the Cafe going down:
Owner A starts a thread @ $1
Owner B bids $2
Owner A bids $3
Owner C jumps in and bids $4.
Then... the cafe goes down, and we hypothetically reset all bids to $1
Bid resets to $1
Owner B bids $4 as soon as possible.
So in this scenario... Owner C gets screwed when he had a legitimate bid before the reset. If I were Owner C, I'd be looking really hard at the league rules as to how I don't have a right to the player I previously won.