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

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:38 am
by bixo9
Skin Blues wrote:Yeah that popup window to type a message is a pain, especially on a mobile device. It usually pops up off-screen and I have to scroll around and hunt for it. And then typing in it it resizes and is generally difficult to work with. This is on an old iPhone 4 so maybe the new fangled devices handle it better. That's not a bug, just an annoyance.


Why not use the iPhone app to post a message? It works fine. The only thing with the mobile message board is that it didn't update with the latest posts even after the board is manually refreshed.

[*] The link feature also didn't work when I tried it.
[*] The HTML spacer showed up once ($nbsp;), but maybe because I copied my note from a webpage and it carried the formatting. I think another time it added extra line breaks, but again it's likely because the HTML formatting was carried over from the webpage I copied from.
[*] I noticed that the pinned messages are not pinned on the desktop overview page, but that may be by design. Not an issue with the board itself.
[*] Other than that, I keep it simple with the message board posts, and happy with the current board. I like how the message is remembered after coming back from a canceled message.
[*] The biggest frustration from last year was when the message was lost because Yahoo prompted to sign-in again. But I think that has been fixed, thank God.

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

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:43 am
by bixo9
bayside wrote:It would be nice if when you clicked on "Post New Topic" a whole new page opened, instead of the clunky popup message box.
Once that popup window opens you can no longer navigate around the site or even open a new tab. You're pretty much locked down until you post the message or close it.


Why don't you open a new browser tab, and navigate from there?

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

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:48 am
by bixo9
Genie, here's another suggestion/feedback item.

Display the player's drafted round in the propose trade tab. That extra data will facilitate trades, because we are keeper league where we keep players in their drafted position.

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

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:49 pm
by bayside
bixo9 wrote:
bayside wrote:It would be nice if when you clicked on "Post New Topic" a whole new page opened, instead of the clunky popup message box.
Once that popup window opens you can no longer navigate around the site or even open a new tab. You're pretty much locked down until you post the message or close it.
Why don't you open a new browser tab, and navigate from there?


I understand what youre saying, but why should something as simple as a message board be designed so that you have to do this?
And Im not sure if you realize exactly whats happening, but you cant even right click on a link from Yahoos page when the message pop-up is open. You would have to open a new tab or window, open your bookmarks, find the right one, then once on your fantasy page navigate around until you're at the place you want.
If the message window opened in its own tab, or even worked in any way that wasn't a clunky pop-up, you wouldnt have to do any of that.

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

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:26 pm
by rib217
In terms of the yahoo fantasy baseball app.

along the top bar displaying the days stats the overall H/AB and IP is missing. This was something that existed last year but is gone so far this year. I found it to be a pretty helpful addition to see how my team was doing as a whole.

Is this something that was purposely removed?

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

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:10 pm
by Skin Blues
Just noticed now, but the lack of conditional FAAB bids is really frustrating.

If I want to add two players, I'd need to have the claims for the second guy be conditional. ie:

Bid $3 on Edwin Jackson dropping Jake McGee
Bid $1 on Tommy Hanson dropping Jake McGee
Bid $1 on Tommy Hanson dropping David Hernandez

And so on, for maybe a handful of guys I'd like to add. The way it's actually set up, I can only make one claim for Tommy Hanson. So if I want to bid on Hanson, I have to commit to dropping Hernandez. But I could very easily still have Jake McGee if somebody else outbids me on Edwin. I can't possibly imagine this is by design. Will it be changed any time in the near future?

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

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:12 pm
by bayside
Is stattracker working for anyone?
I have not been able to get it to work at all yet. It loads up, but then only the game channel shows in the margin to the left.
It doesnt show any of my teams.
And nothing happens when I click on a specific game either.
Ive tried both FIrefox and Chrome on multiple computers.

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

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:17 pm
by GRIN
bayside wrote:Is stattracker working for anyone?
I have not been able to get it to work at all yet. It loads up, but then only the game channel shows in the margin to the left.
It doesnt show any of my teams.
And nothing happens when I click on a specific game either.
Ive tried both FIrefox and Chrome on multiple computers.


Yeah, there's something funky going on

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

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:34 pm
by bixo9
GRIN wrote:
bayside wrote:Is stattracker working for anyone?
I have not been able to get it to work at all yet. It loads up, but then only the game channel shows in the margin to the left.
It doesnt show any of my teams.
And nothing happens when I click on a specific game either.
Ive tried both FIrefox and Chrome on multiple computers.


Yeah, there's something funky going on


I haven't used StatTracker much; mostly iPhone app.

Although, I like StatTrackers real-time Standings... shows me that I'm 0-1 if the week would end today.

I think there's enough dead space that the app can be improved. For example, the green/grassy section at the very top, and the gray area for the Today/Week Pitchers/Batters section.

Also, I wish there was a tab option or something like that to flip between the team's players, instead scrolling vertically. For example, click on the team logo, and that would switch the player stats below.

For the "League Stats" tab, it would be nice to also have a "Season" totals in addition to the existing "Today" and "Week" tabs. :)

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

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:55 pm
by bixo9
Oh, and I wish Yahoo would display...

* the cumulative weekly fantasy points for the benched players, instead of resetting it to zero.
* the fantasy points earned on the mobile apps Matchup page. They show fantasy points on StatTracker and the mobile's "My Team" page, but not the Matchup page.