I'm in a couple of Yahoo H2H leagues, with people I know from a couple of internet forum sites. I'd been trying to start trade talks with several teams, sending e-mails (to the one that's linked on the Yahoo page). I've been extremely disappointed that with the exception of a couple people, all my e-mails are ignored. Not even worth the couple seconds it takes to send a "Sorry, not interested" reply. But the owners are active, and I've seen other trades occur between other teams. I thought it seemed like a good idea to start an e-mail discussion before a formal offer, but is this the wrong approach? Could it be that people might not be checking the e-mail account that Yahoo lists, but they'd see a formal offer since it would pop up on their team page? Or maybe I'm just playing with the wrong crowds? How do you guys start trades ... an inquiring e-mail or just an official offer right at the start?