bayside wrote: bixo9 wrote:
bayside wrote: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.
and how would that button know which players have been picked already and which ones havent? Do you just keeping clicking the button until it selects a player that nobody owns? Maybe yahoo should just install an Easy Button!
I imagine he's suggesting this would be integrated with the current tool to enter offline draft results. That being said:
- Nothing dictates that you must enter the picks in order
- Typically the whole point of an offline draft is that you aren't rushed and can be accommodating of managers that aren't immediately available, so I don't really understand the use case of a commish having to offline draft for someone.
- Even if this is a legit use case, I've never heard anyone ask for it before. So my guess is that even if we ever did such a thing, it would be a very low priority.
For the record, in the past when my personal league did an offline draft, each pick was slotted into a scheduled time. If your time came and went and you chose not to pick, then you made your proverbial bed. The draft would roll onwards without you, and you could make your pick whenever you did happen to come around, from whatever players still hadn't been taken.
I suppose another common use case for offline draft is people who like drafting in person and then entering results later. I'd again think a much more common solution in these cases would be to either schedule a time everyone could make it, or tell the owner who couldn't make it to send a proxy (other than the commish...)