riverrat wrote:Thanks again.
Wacky rules? Its a standard free yahoo league. H2H, IP mins and 6X6. Thats all. They dont offer a bunch of different options for the free game. There are no wacky rules.
In my tiny, little mind it is 'kind' of a Yahoo problem. They offer a game but dont vouch for the integrity of it. Guess I'm just p/o'd about the time I've wasted already with it.
That means there are no wacky rules we know about. As others mentioned, many leagues have conventions or rules outside the scope of what our game supports. That's one of the challenging things about our jobs; people invent an infinite number of ways to play this game, and we try to support what we can, but will never be able to support everything. Example: my personal keeper league has the notion of "jabronies". There are guys someone wants to add to their roster that isn't yet in the Yahoo player pool. The way we manage this is that you post your intent to the league message board, and pick up some other dope (i.e. the jabronie) that nobody would possibly want. Then, if/when that player eventually enters the player pool, the manager drops the jabronie and adds the real player. Problem: a few times a year, one of my managers isn't paying attention, and adds Clayton Kershaw, even though he was claimed as a jabronie ages ago. At which point I, as commish, they to fix the mess as quickly as possible. And it involves things like yoinking Kershaw off of the team that picked him up.
Now your league may not have rules like that. But our customer care can't know that. All they can know is that in a private league where 2 people decided to play together, two people are each describing conflicting scenarios. It puts them in an impossible position.
We vouch for the integrity of the game itself. We even do a fair number of things that I know are frustrating at times with the bottom line goal of maintaining the integrity of the game (search for the discussions about why you can't sub out a player when his game is rained out, for instance). But we can't possibly vouch for the integrity of the millions of individuals who play our game.
And I really am sorry you've had this experience. It would frustrate me too. But as someone who takes a lot of this stuff to heart, and always hopes we can do better, I think we do what we realistically can in this area.