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CBS: Need help with setting rosters before draft

Postby osodani » Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:41 am

Hi all,

I'm new to the CBS Commissioner Tools and I've come across a problem. Our plan is to start our league with an offline draft, then finish it up with a live draft the weekend before the season starts. That way, we limit the number of rounds we have to do live.

This is a new league in CBS Commissioner. I've set the draft date and the keeper policies for a live draft. Our first picks in the offline draft have been made - but how can I enter those players on the team.

If I try to manually add them with the commish tools, it says I have to run waivers first. If I try to run waivers, it says I have to have had the draft first. Is there any way around this?

If I start with a CBS offline draft, can I change it afterwards to an online draft after I process the offline draft players?

EDIT:
Or alternatively, if I start the draft with an 8 hour time limit between picks, can I change it later to a 10 minute limit?


Thanks in advance for any help!

Osc
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Re: CBS: Need help with setting rosters before draft

Postby osodani » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:23 pm

Well, according to the folks at CBS, we can't change draft settings mid-draft. They say we should start with an offline draft, have the commish enter the players in the offline draft room, then restart the draft as an online draft. I hope that will work... but if anyone else has idea I'd be happy to hear them!

Thanks!

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Re: CBS: Need help with setting rosters before draft

Postby Second Life Syndrome » Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:21 pm

Hello.

Very very simple; your making this more complicated than needed, but since it's new for you, that is understood.

Set up your draft as the EXTENDED DRAFT option. Start it immediately, disable the draft robot.

As your picks are made off-line, you then can go in an make the selections for each owner. You'll see the player moved to the owner's roster, you'll see the player removed from the draft pool, etc. And, if everyone has access to the site during the extended draft, they can always go in their on their own when they're on the clock, and make the pick on their own.

As the Commish, you can draft the player for every owner. When your ready to go 'live' with everyone in the draft room at the same time, the room will be there waiting for everyone.

The only trick is I'm not sure if you can set up a time limit in the room, when you get everyone in there. If not, just keep the time yourself during each pick with a stopwatch. That will work.

Once you start the extended draft, you can't turn it pick to a timed draft. But it accomplishes everything you want..
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