Kelly Gruber wrote:Thanx. You are right in that I put the note there simply to cover my ass. I didn't want people to figure out my strategy until after I had the SP/RP closers. But, I also wanted to be able to show them the note in case this exact situation hapenned. I figured out this strategy last year and I'm simply employing it again. As a member of the league, competing for the pot, it would not be wise to reveal my startegy to everybody. But, as commissioner, I have some responsibility to inform people of the rules and etc. The question is, where does my responsibility start and end? I thought that posting the note was enough. I didn't care if anybody read it. It is like a contract. If someone signs it, it is his responsibility to read what it says. He can't argue that he missed clause 2b and therefore is not bound to it. People gave me 25 bucks in an implied contract (ex: by eating at a restaurant, even though you do not sign anything it is implied that you will pay at the end). I made the rules, we drafted, they got screwed. Their fault, not mine.
Am I right or do you disagree?
As commisioner in a $$league/pool, responsibility invloves more than posting a commissioners message. If you did not at least e-mail everyone or inform them person to person then I am inclined to believe you are in the wrong to a certaine degree.
I say that because I am in a few leagues with guys that are too busy to go to the league homepage more than once or twice a week. They set their league preferances up so that they recieve daily reports of who was added&dropped/message board posts/league news/ and all other fantasy stuff of relevance sent to their email's. They only log into the site once or twice a week to make their waiver moves and set their lineups as almost all other aspects of league correspondence are done through e-mail. I dont hold that against them one bit as they are still fully active and competetive as me without the benefit of checking into the league every day. If the only notice they got was a commissioners message than , Yes, you are somewhat in the wrong.
If the scenario I described above reflects on your situation then I think you should probably consider means to pacify everyone, even if you have to kick back some cash.
"Son we would like to keep you around here but were trying to win a pennant this year."