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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby OBPlover » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:37 pm

Why can't Canadians participate in Y! pro Leagues? Can there not be a league using the Yahoo.ca domain name?
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:55 pm

OBPlover wrote:Why can't Canadians participate in Y! pro Leagues? Can there not be a league using the Yahoo.ca domain name?

Because they are not to be trusted, eh?
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby OBPlover » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:46 pm

It's prepaid. Sheesh.
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby bayside » Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:43 pm

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
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby germani40 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:24 pm

Just a thought for 2014. I think it would be nice to include spring training stats. Like to make it viewable to see their spring stats for guys on your team this would be more for keeper leagues just to see how guys are doing in the spring. Not sure if this is possible but I think it would be pretty cool if we could use those stats for our own spring training and go against other teams.
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby haymarket » Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:20 am

Does anyone know if the commissioner can pause the draft in a Yahoo league?
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby GRIN » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:55 am

haymarket wrote:Does anyone know if the commissioner can pause the draft in a Yahoo league?


Yes they can
http://help.yahoo.com/kb/index?page=con ... S_FAN_BASE
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby haymarket » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:00 am

GRIN wrote:
haymarket wrote:Does anyone know if the commissioner can pause the draft in a Yahoo league?


Yes they can
http://help.yahoo.com/kb/index?page=con ... S_FAN_BASE


Thank you very much.
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:02 am

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.
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby bixo9 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:49 am

bayside wrote:
bixo9 wrote:Tomorrow, we have a couple of absentee managers for our off-line draft. It seems that every year we have at least one person absent (emergencies, schedule conflict, etc.).

I've been asked to draft on their behalf. I will be distracted from drafting my team, and I may not be objective at all times.

I would prefer the option to assign the absentee manager's team to be auto-drafted similar to Yahoo's auto-pick algorithm.

Is this possible now? If not, would this feature be possible for next year's draft?

Think about it... in an offline draft how in the world would any software solution be possible to autodraft one team?



Have a button, when ever manually pressed, would "auto" pick a player. Nothing complicated. I had three people miss the off-line draft in my 12 team league, and that would have been very helpful.
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