bayside wrote:Glad to see many of the issues brought up here have been resolved or at least addressed.
However the message board is still a huge problem.
It is almost un-useable.
1) The tools for links, pictures, etc dont work. posting a working link is basically impossible
2) There is no edit feature.
3) There is no quote feature.
4) There is no "preview feature.
5) There is no private message feature. PM's, along with some kind of notification on the main league page, would really help facilitate trades and other private matters between members.
6) Formatting is a nightmare wen copy/pasting. Spaces are arbitrarily inserted where none should be, line breaks are random, double spacing between lines, etc.
7) The software is full of bugs making posting extremely unreliable. Sometimes a post disappears. Sometimes when you post random characters and/or spaces are jumbled into the text. Sometimes you cant access the message board at all.
8) For no reason at all, when trying to submit a message, Yahoo will randomly send you to the login page. WHY?
Why am I constantly being logged out when I have chosen "keep me signed in"? Ive had this happen several times in a single day fwiw
This. THIS. A thousand times this. I've been trying to come up with words other than "clunky" for the Yahoo message boards and bayside sums it up perfectly. My whole thing was "make those message boards more like these," but this post says it so much better. If it could fix one thing about Yahoo fantasy baseball it would be this.
Satisfaction and fulfillment in fantasy baseball comes not just from winning, but from knowing something about the league you're in. I don't think I'm alone when I say that if I was in a league where I drafted against 11 autopicking robots, I would not feel much satisfaction winning that league.
So in my mind, community goes hand-in-hand with fun. My two 'main' leagues are both very involved, detailed dynasty leagues. One is run on a proboards site and it's the most fun you can legally have while wearing clothes. The other is run through some unholy mashup of Yahoo message boards and Google Docs, and it's a constant source of frustration that I think about quitting every year except that my team is a paragon of fiscal discipline that regularly wins championships while coming in 25% under cap.