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

Postby KELLYLEAK » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:09 pm

Fantasy Sports Genie wrote:
KELLYLEAK wrote:This is only my 2nd time doing fantasy baseball. I did one a few years ago. One thing that drove me nuts was when I was preparing for the draft I used yahoo's rankings- trying to figure out which round who would be my target players. i did this many times during March to get ready. Went out to Vegas for March Madness- had a tough past year & needed to get away. Anyway I came back two days before the draft feeling really prepared and yahoo fricken dramatically changed their rankings on me. I pretty much had to start all over again 2 days before the draft- not good. That would be my suggestion.

But... but...

Either I am not understanding, or I'd have to respectfully decline. We get complaints *all the time* that we don't update our O-Ranks frequently enough. If the suggestion is that we should freeze our rankings and not change them, even though the world moves on and things do change, I can't say that would be a good idea. We can't let the rankings sit in a state we know is suboptimal for a reason like this. The premise here seems to be that you were trusting our rankings, but you are unhappy that we tried to improve them. Is there something I am missing?



I guess my point was it would have been better if the rankings were updated consistently like every week or not updated at all. I was trying to figure out when players were going to be picked and several players i could realistically target each round- best and worst case scenarios.

I think these subjective rankings can definitely affect when players go since it's the first thing seen on the screen. For example if our league was on ESPN and used an ESPN list, a player I'm targeting might go several rounds later based purely on where he's ranked on that list as opposed to where he's ranked on a yahoo list. It just caught me by surprise like two days before the draft (for ex. Cespedes went from a middle 5th rounder to an early 3rd rounder two days before our draft and i had to start over again, some of this was due to being a relatively newcomer to fantasy baseball. Maybe others on here were expecting the change in rankings in late March.

Overall though i think yahoo has done a good job so far.
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby Skin Blues » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:18 pm

Is there any way Yahoo could stop using all of those accents over the letters for player names? If people don't know how to pronounce Jose Fernandez then a bunch of weird lines over the letters isn't really gonna help them. A lot of the time they aren't even correct, and it makes it a pain to update rosters in an excel file. I think I've seen Eric Sogard's name fluctuate to and from "Eric Sogórd"/"Éric Sogord"/"Eric Sogard" this season.
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby collective » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:14 pm

Skin Blues wrote:Is there any way Yahoo could stop using all of those accents over the letters for player names? If people don't know how to pronounce Jose Fernandez then a bunch of weird lines over the letters isn't really gonna help them. A lot of the time they aren't even correct, and it makes it a pain to update rosters in an excel file. I think I've seen Eric Sogard's name fluctuate to and from "Eric Sogórd"/"Éric Sogord"/"Eric Sogard" this season.


I just use this...

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Private Function CheckStringCHAR(InString) As String

' CheckStringCHAR(InString)
' Returns its passed agrument, but with exchanged European? characters
' Function created 7/08/2003 by Stanley D. Grom, Jr.
'
CheckStringCHAR = ""
StringLength = Len(InString)

For i = 1 To StringLength
   
    SearchCHAR = Mid(InString, i, 1)
   
    Select Case SearchCHAR
        Case "Š"                ' 138
            FoundCHAR = "S"
        Case "Ž"                ' 142
            FoundCHAR = "Z"
        Case "š"                ' 154
            FoundCHAR = "s"
        Case "ž"                ' 158
            FoundCHAR = "z"
        Case "Ÿ"                ' 159
            FoundCHAR = "Y"
        Case "À"                ' 192
            FoundCHAR = "A"
        Case "Á"                ' 193
            FoundCHAR = "A"
        Case "Â"                ' 194
            FoundCHAR = "A"
        Case "Ã"                ' 195
            FoundCHAR = "A"
        Case "Ä"                ' 196
            FoundCHAR = "A"
        Case "Å"                ' 197
            FoundCHAR = "A"
        Case "Ç"                ' 199
            FoundCHAR = "C"
        Case "È"                ' 200
            FoundCHAR = "E"
        Case "É"                ' 201
            FoundCHAR = "E"
        Case "Ê"                ' 202
            FoundCHAR = "E"
        Case "Ë"                ' 203
            FoundCHAR = "E"
        Case "Ì"                ' 204
            FoundCHAR = "I"
        Case "Í"                ' 205
            FoundCHAR = "I"
        Case "Î"                ' 206
            FoundCHAR = "I"
        Case "Ï"                ' 207
            FoundCHAR = "I"
        Case "Ñ"                ' 209
            FoundCHAR = "N"
        Case "Ò"                ' 210
            FoundCHAR = "O"
        Case "Ó"                ' 211
            FoundCHAR = "O"
        Case "Ô"                ' 212
            FoundCHAR = "O"
        Case "Õ"                ' 213
            FoundCHAR = "O"
        Case "Ö"                ' 214
            FoundCHAR = "O"
        Case "Ù"                ' 217
            FoundCHAR = "U"
        Case "Ú"                ' 218
            FoundCHAR = "U"
        Case "Û"                ' 219
            FoundCHAR = "U"
        Case "Ü"                ' 220
            FoundCHAR = "U"
        Case "Ý"                ' 221
            FoundCHAR = "Y"
        Case "à"                ' 224
            FoundCHAR = "a"
        Case "á"                ' 225
            FoundCHAR = "a"
        Case "â"                ' 226
            FoundCHAR = "a"
        Case "ã"                ' 227
            FoundCHAR = "a"
        Case "ä"                ' 228
            FoundCHAR = "a"
        Case "å"                ' 229
            FoundCHAR = "a"
        Case "ç"                ' 231
            FoundCHAR = "c"
        Case "è"                ' 232
            FoundCHAR = "e"
        Case "é"                ' 233
            FoundCHAR = "e"
        Case "ê"                ' 234
            FoundCHAR = "e"
        Case "ë"                ' 235
            FoundCHAR = "e"
        Case "ì"                ' 236
            FoundCHAR = "i"
        Case "í"                ' 237
            FoundCHAR = "i"
        Case "î"                ' 238
            FoundCHAR = "i"
        Case "ï"                ' 239
            FoundCHAR = "i"
        Case "ð"                ' 240
            FoundCHAR = "o"
        Case "ñ"                ' 241
            FoundCHAR = "n"
        Case "ò"                ' 242
            FoundCHAR = "o"
        Case "ó"                ' 243
            FoundCHAR = "o"
        Case "ô"                ' 244
            FoundCHAR = "o"
        Case "õ"                ' 245
            FoundCHAR = "o"
        Case "ö"                ' 246
            FoundCHAR = "o"
        Case "ù"                ' 249
            FoundCHAR = "u"
        Case "ú"                ' 250
            FoundCHAR = "u"
        Case "û"                ' 251
            FoundCHAR = "u"
        Case "ü"                ' 252
            FoundCHAR = "u"
        Case "ý"                ' 253
            FoundCHAR = "y"
        Case "ÿ"                ' 255
            FoundCHAR = "y"
        Case Else
            FoundCHAR = SearchCHAR
    End Select
   
    CheckStringCHAR = CheckStringCHAR & FoundCHAR
   
Next i
   
End Function
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby Skin Blues » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:29 pm

I don't know how to use that, but it seems like it'd do the trick. How exactly would I implement it?
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby swcarter » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:47 pm

Am I the only person who doesn't like the new header that's appearing on all of Yahoo's sports pages? All these "navigational aids" do is waste over an inch of my browser window. I looked around for an options page, but I didn't see anything. Does anybody know if there's a way to get rid of the header?

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

Postby collective » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:51 am

swcarter wrote:Am I the only person who doesn't like the new header that's appearing on all of Yahoo's sports pages? All these "navigational aids" do is waste over an inch of my browser window. I looked around for an options page, but I didn't see anything. Does anybody know if there's a way to get rid of the header?

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http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/173978
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby collective » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:09 am

Skin Blues wrote:I don't know how to use that, but it seems like it'd do the trick. How exactly would I implement it?


  • ALT + F11
  • Right click on VBAProject and select "Insert | Module"
  • Cut-and-paste the code into the window that says "Module1 (Code)"
  • Back in Excel, if A1 has the name that you want to change in a new column to paste the new data and put in =CheckStringCHAR(A1)
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby Skin Blues » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:01 pm

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

Postby bixo9 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:16 pm

Skin Blues wrote:Is there any way Yahoo could stop using all of those accents over the letters for player names? If people don't know how to pronounce Jose Fernandez then a bunch of weird lines over the letters isn't really gonna help them. A lot of the time they aren't even correct, and it makes it a pain to update rosters in an excel file. I think I've seen Eric Sogard's name fluctuate to and from "Eric Sogórd"/"Éric Sogord"/"Eric Sogard" this season.


Fully agree!

A week ago, I thought Yahoo did not have Carlos Martínez from STL in their database, because I had searched via the mobile app for Martinez and nothing came up. Realized a few days later that I had to search with the specific characters. Ugh.

Troublesome, because I don't know, and assume a significant number of users don't know how/when to use these characters. Then, it seems inconsistent per the Sogord example, and another Carlos Martinez spelled differently.

E.g. Carlos Martinez from MIA and then Carlos Martínez from STL.

AND the auto populate feature does not work on the Desktop app when searching for "Mart". But, if I type Martinez, then a whole bunch of Martinezes show up regardless of these characters. Again, inconsistent.

P.S. The characters are problematic when I write some VBA scripts, or want to lookup names across datasets from other sources. But that never led me to raise this as complaint since it's specialized task likely done by a minority of users. Thanks for that script, collective.
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby Bwanna » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:45 pm

collective wrote:
swcarter wrote:Am I the only person who doesn't like the new header that's appearing on all of Yahoo's sports pages? All these "navigational aids" do is waste over an inch of my browser window. I looked around for an options page, but I didn't see anything. Does anybody know if there's a way to get rid of the header?

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