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Postby CJV123 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:07 am

I'm a long-time fantasy player/commish, and I commish a Yahoo! Plus H2H AL-Only league, weekly lineups Mon-Sun.

We are supposed to be able to set our weekly lineups until just before the first game starts. This morning, my own lineup cannot be adjusted for this week. I'm the Commissioner, so I went to do it manually, and it says today is "not editable" but next Monday is.

Is this some new Yahoo! garbage?
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Re: Yahoo! Weekly Lineup problem?????

Postby WittyC » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:04 pm

I've been playing a weekly H2H league for eight years, and they typically lock the rosters around 2 or 3 a.m. CST Monday morning. It's ridiculous, but whoever is running Yahoo! fantasy sports clearly does not play fantasy sports, because they have become completely clueless over the past few years.
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Re: Yahoo! Weekly Lineup problem?????

Postby Fantasy Sports Genie » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:26 pm

Clueless one here who clearly doesn't play fantasy sports ;-). The behavior you are experiencing is how our game has worked for longer than I've been involved with it: weekly roster deadlines do not cut off at the first game, they cut off on the day of the week in question. Changing this behavior to the first game of the week is on "The List", and I'm pretty sure it has even been worked on, but there are complicating factors related to how we get real-time data vs. overnight official data.

For the sake of clarity as well, just so nobody else gets confused, we no longer have Plus leagues. This year all leagues are free.
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Re: Yahoo! Weekly Lineup problem?????

Postby bigmck » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:32 pm

WittyC wrote:I've been playing a weekly H2H league for eight years, and they typically lock the rosters around 2 or 3 a.m. CST Monday morning. It's ridiculous, but whoever is running Yahoo! fantasy sports clearly does not play fantasy sports, because they have become completely clueless over the past few years.


I have never used Yahoo, but what you say is a poor way to run a league. Switch to ESPN, it is free and locks the lineup 5 minutes before the game starts, not 2 AM
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Re: Yahoo! Weekly Lineup problem?????

Postby CJV123 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:41 pm

OMG. I switched back to Yahoo! this year for a couple of technical reasons. This was not the way it worked.

Yahoo locks for Fantasy Football game day, not the day before.

What a wretched site Yahoo! is!
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Re: Yahoo! Weekly Lineup problem?????

Postby Fantasy Sports Genie » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:16 pm

CJV123 wrote:OMG. I switched back to Yahoo! this year for a couple of technical reasons. This was not the way it worked.

Yahoo locks for Fantasy Football game day, not the day before.

What a wretched site Yahoo! is!

Football is entirely different. I am quite positive this is how it has always worked for baseball.
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