Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball

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

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Fantasy Sports Genie wrote:re: Streamlined interface for points leagues
I'd need to better understand what page/pages you are referring to. I can tell you that points leagues are a *very* small portion of our baseball leagues. H2H and roto dominate.



Genie, thanks for touching base here to get feedback to improve the experience.

I was referring to the mobile app which I really use a lot and thought both the 2011 and 2012 Yahoo mobile apps were great. Very clean graphics, functioned smoothly, and overall just great.

I understand that we're on to the 2013 and some of these things may no longer apply, such as, too much horizontal scrolling since the app will have a landscape mode.

But I'll note the things that I think could have been better for the 2012 app.
1. Too many zeros (and maybe dashes too) on the Matchups page.
2. Too much scrolling both horizontally and vertically.
3. Fix the Pts data.
4. 2 or 3 extra step to navigate between daily stats and weekly stats.


1. An example for a 12 column table. If my lousy players managed only a single, then a blank cell would be much better than seeing lots of zeros.

1B | 2B | 3B | HR | R | RBI | SB | CS | etc.
1 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | etc.
1 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | etc.
1 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | etc.
1 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | etc.

That's a lot of "noise" if you imagine the zeros sprinkled across for all batters and pitchers.


2. The portrait mode allows up to 6 columns to display horizontally and 3 players vertically. That leads to a lot of scrolling. The following idea in mind is for the rare, but ever more popular points leagues. :) As more people switch from CBS to Yahoo.

Display the stats in a non-tabular format. I really like the design of the tabular format, but if giving up the tabular format means less scrolling then drop the table. For example, if said lousy player only has hit a single and walk so far, then as a broad idea, display "Lousy Player | 2 Pts | 1 1B, 1 BB".


3. I think this could be a difficult update, but worth it. Fix the position for the points total, so it doesn't disappear as the page is scrolled horizontally for both the summary stats and player stats.


4. "Matchups", click on matchup, and I see weekly scoring for myself and my opponent. Cool.

But, now I want to see my opponent's daily scoring. Hmm, three steps. Go to the "League" tab, scroll to find opponent, and click.

Ok, but I want to go back to weekly again. Three steps, "Matchups", click on matchup, and then click on the opponent icon.

I want to see my daily scoring which is one step by clicking on "My Team". That's cool, but I want to go back to weekly. Two steps, "Matchups" and click matchup.



Let me know if you need more detail.

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

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Genie, any update on Carlos Martinez's conflicting info?
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

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http://help.yahoo.com/kb/index?page=con ... S_FAN_BASE
Draft rooms not opening for small number of leagues
ID: SLN14317
Refers to: Fantasy Baseball

Description

Customers are reporting that their draft room is failing to open when the live draft hits.

Cause

A database issue caused the draft room to fail.

Resolution

We are receiving reports that the live draft room is failing to open for a small number of Fantasy Baseball leagues.

Status:

Our engineering team determined the cause of the issue, and is working to implement a fix for the issue.

We appreciate your patience in the meantime.

Workaround:

It appears the issue is limited to leagues using either of these stat categories:

Saves + Holds
Net Saves + Holds

If your league has not drafted, please remove these stat categories, then write into Yahoo! Sports following the draft and we will add the category to your league.

If the league already has drafted, the commissioner can reset the league draft and either reschedule it for a later date (see above), or they can run the draft offline and submit the results.

Is this occurring in all leagues that use SAVES + HOLDS and/or NET SAVES + HOLDS?
One of my drafts is scheduled pretty close to opening day and I'm worried that if I delete the category and then write in to Yahoo as instructed that the changes wont be made by support before the season begins.
Either way it sounds like a pain
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

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Sorry double post
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Wow triple post
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Regarding having a player in your DL spot who is no longer on the DL... it has always been the case that you could make internal lineup adjustments, but not do any add/drops until you got that guy off the DL. But based on my recent hockey experience, that does not seem to be the case any longer (I am not allowed to make any move of any sort with Hartnell in my IR spot). Is this a "bug" in Yahoo hockey or something being applied in all sports (which tends to be the case with Yahoo)? If so, I HATE it...
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Any update on Pro Leagues?
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

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Bloody Sox wrote:Regarding having a player in your DL spot who is no longer on the DL... it has always been the case that you could make internal lineup adjustments, but not do any add/drops until you got that guy off the DL. But based on my recent hockey experience, that does not seem to be the case any longer (I am not allowed to make any move of any sort with Hartnell in my IR spot). Is this a "bug" in Yahoo hockey or something being applied in all sports (which tends to be the case with Yahoo)? If so, I HATE it...

Heard back that this was a bug that has since been fixed. Nothing to see here... carry on.
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

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Please this is annoying once I read it can't we make it go away: B-)

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

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re: the DL slot
That was me :-( The bug is fixed, and scheduled to go out on Tuesday, as it stands now. To throw you a small bone, if it helps any, that bug was introduced as I was implementing a new feature for baseball that you guys wanted that isn't out yet. Enough said.

re: drafts not working for leagues with SV+Holds and SV+Holds-BS
That bug has been fixed but not pushed. If your league isn't drafting in the next day or two, you'll be fine. If your league is drafting in the next day or two, you can either postpone it until the fix goes out, or remove that stat and have customer care add the stat in after your draft.

re: pro leagues
Frustrating, but the same status as before. Held up in legal.
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