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Jose Slaughter
10-21-2005, 11:57 AM
& its about time!

There is a chance I'll be able to start the draft late this afternoon.

The company I work for is closed for inventory & the afternoons are usually real slow on those days.

If you happen to be on the league site when the draft starts you will not be able to access the draft board. You'll need to log out, then log back in, you'll then be able to access everything as normal.

Thanks

Gyron
10-21-2005, 12:09 PM
When do we know the draft order? And when can we start ranking our draftees?

Jose Slaughter
10-21-2005, 12:59 PM
The order will not be known until the draft starts, that is also when you'll be able to log in & set your contengency list.

Shade
10-21-2005, 01:02 PM
I won't be around at all tomorrow, so I'll have to set up my contingency list today.

sweabs
10-21-2005, 03:10 PM
IT HAS BEGUN!!!

Mourning
10-21-2005, 05:58 PM
First time EVER I have gotten a high draft pick ... and I almost got screwed by me, I guess, because my wireless network mailfunctioned this afternoon :wtf:, so I had to drive to a friend to get a spare network cable, seems to be working now :sweat:.

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

kerosene
10-21-2005, 11:46 PM
i'm around. i'm itchy, would like to get to pickin'. heh.

Cactus Jax
10-21-2005, 11:47 PM
Hopefully Shade can get on long enough to throw up a contingency list as I know he's not going to be around tomorrow.

Jose Slaughter
10-22-2005, 12:13 AM
I doubt he will be on tonight.

I just sent him a PM in the hope that he checks in before leaving tomorrow.

The best laid plans......

kerosene
10-22-2005, 01:25 AM
yay! extra time to second guess myself :D

is indiana currently on eastern or central time at the moment?

Jose Slaughter
10-22-2005, 02:45 AM
I think we're still central.

kerosene
10-22-2005, 08:34 AM
thanks jose.

bmac
10-22-2005, 11:54 AM
Pick now. Regret later. If my top pick gets injured or suspended AGAIN this season(damn you Artest!) I will play Neil Diamond songs so loud that the cops will show
up.

Brad Miller... my future is in your hillbilly hands. Don't phunk with my heart.

Hicks
10-22-2005, 12:55 PM
Hi.

So how long is this expected to take this year? I thought last year it was all day, but I remember talk about a WEEK this time? Is that right?

Diamond Dave
10-22-2005, 01:02 PM
It seems to be taking quite a while

Jose Slaughter
10-22-2005, 01:50 PM
It was set up this way because so many people were not able to devote 7 straight hours of their life to drafting.

I'll run it like this until about the middle of the week. Then, if we need to I'll change the clock.

As a last resort we can change the clock to 15 minutes next Saturday & finish off whatever rounds are left.

Hicks
10-22-2005, 01:52 PM
You realize most of this week I'll be gone for HOURS at a time, right? My limit to make my pics is going to be gone in a short while if that's the case...

I mean, I can try to check in during my classes, but nothing solid.

Doug
10-22-2005, 02:09 PM
You realize most of this week I'll be gone for HOURS at a time, right? My limit to make my pics is going to be gone in a short while if that's the case...

I mean, I can try to check in during my classes, but nothing solid.

That's where the contingency list comes in. Fill it up and "magic" you'll get the player on top of your list when the time comes.

Hicks
10-22-2005, 02:14 PM
I know, but plans can change in an instance with the draft. For instance, what happened to me last year when I had to leave for an hour. When I left the draft was a snail. So I left a list of Gs I might want next. I come home, suddenly I've drafted 3 of them. Totally gone was my chance get another solid F or C.

Doug
10-22-2005, 02:40 PM
I know, but plans can change in an instance with the draft. For instance, what happened to me last year when I had to leave for an hour. When I left the draft was a snail. So I left a list of Gs I might want next. I come home, suddenly I've drafted 3 of them. Totally gone was my chance get another solid F or C.

Do you have the "add advanced contingency options" on your draft page? You can set up some additional logic about who to pick.

I've never tried it, so I have no idea if it works or not.

Mourning
10-22-2005, 02:45 PM
Hey, I think I was about the only one NOT liking the 24-hour rule, so why bring it up now? Anyway, maybe not a bad idea to shift to the 15, 30 or 60 minutes part on this coming sunday ... when most people should be free. I hate contingency lists, because as Hicks pointed out ... things change (that's how I live my life :D:D:D) instantly with the draft.

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

Hicks
10-22-2005, 02:46 PM
I think i'm gonna get killed tomorrow, when I'm at work from 11-4PM.

sweabs
10-22-2005, 02:58 PM
This is taking way too long.

I agree - contingencies suck. I rarely, if ever use them. But since I don't, I make a habit of constantly checking into the site.

Brutal!

Mourning
10-22-2005, 03:03 PM
Yup! Same here. Little obsessive, I know, but atleast I can make split-second decisions and changes should I feel it necessarily to do so.

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

Cactus Jax
10-22-2005, 04:41 PM
:sleep:

MagicRat
10-22-2005, 04:57 PM
Wherever he is, at least we know Gnome is not roaming alone.........

sweabs
10-22-2005, 08:47 PM
Is anyone else ready to change this 24 hour clock besides me?

:whoknows:

Mourning
10-22-2005, 08:58 PM
YES, YES, YES, YES!!!!!!! I'M IN FAVOUR!!!! (and the cap's indeed mean I'm SCREAMING, DAMMIT!!!)

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

DisplacedKnick
10-22-2005, 08:59 PM
Is anyone else ready to change this 24 hour clock besides me?

:whoknows:

Not too many options now. I had today set aside for the draft. I'm gone most of tomorrow, all day Mon and Tues. and (I think) I'll be in Ohio next Friday through Sunday. I'll be able to check in the mornings and evenings except for next weekend. But once we get past about the 6th rd I won't have much of a contingency list because I'll have to start balancing my roster - don't want to get two F's when I need one F and one G.

I may figure out the advanced CL well enough to help with it. But setting a time limit of less than about 10-12 hours will not work for me. I'm sure there are others with similar issues.

sweabs
10-22-2005, 09:11 PM
That's what I was afraid of......

I still think we should have gone with the live draft and just had those who couldn't make it send a list or something.......:blush:

Mourning
10-22-2005, 09:20 PM
That's what I was afraid of......

I still think we should have gone with the live draft and just had those who couldn't make it send a list or something.......:blush:

I was opposed to the 24-hour idea when I read about it just when I came back from vacation and stated it, but everything seemed in the bag already by then.

I rather lose one day, than a week where I have to constantly check if It's not my turn and if I'm not holding up the person after me.

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

Jose Slaughter
10-22-2005, 09:20 PM
Let me address a few points.

Hicks - The 24 draft clock does not mean you have a total of 24 hours to make all your picks. It means that the the person whos turn it is to select a player, has 24 hours to do so.

To everyone is general - I took great care to select a single date for this years draft. The 22nd was just about the only date available. Several members of the league were on vacations during the earlier weekends & if I recall there were going to be at least two away on the 29th.

Shortly after setting the date 4 people came forward saying they would not be available at all for that date. At least one other would be away for part of the day.

Getting 24 people to hang out at a PC for 7 straight hours at the exact same time is just not possible. I thought that the draft would be less hassle to everyones day to day life if we could spread it out. It certainly would let each owner be responsible for his own draft. I would rather do the draft in a single day, even if it takes 7 hours to do it, but when you consider all of our schedules you will realize is simply can not be done.

As far as the delays in the draft. I don't like them any better than anyone else & if you go back & read the many PM's, e-mails & posts I've written over the past month you will know that I have almost been an *** about being ready, & being on line to draft.

Once again, I will mention that if the draft is going slower than I think it should, like someone forgetting that today was the draft, I will do all I can to get them on line to make a selection.

Also, once again, as of this hour, we have 9 days before the season begins. I see absolutly no reason why we can't draft the final 10 rounds within that time frame. You might remember that I said we would shorten the draft clock by mid-week if we needed to. I'll send out an e-mail, as well as post something here, 24 hours in advance of the time change. We also could re-group next weekend to finish off any picks we need to.

I'm trying to make this as smooth a process as possible. Keeping in mind that people have important things to do each & everyday of the week, myself included.

As for the contengency list - I don't like them & use it as little as possible. When my turn is coming up I'll toss 2 or 3, maybe 4 names on it. Other than that I won't go near it, mainly for the same reasons stated above. If you are going to be gone for any length of time I would suggest just putting on a small list of players you might want or post something saying you will be away for a while & you'll get to your pick when you return.

Mourning
10-22-2005, 09:21 PM
ok, well if we can let's change it to 10 or 12 hours than, atleast that's a little better than what we have now.

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

DisplacedKnick
10-22-2005, 09:30 PM
I don't want you to think I'm complaining about the 24-hour thing. You try something, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. We have until a week from Tues. before we have to be done.

If it gets to a point where I can't be around for a while (tomorrow I SHOULD be able to check 1st thing in the AM, around Noon and I'll be available after 5-6 p.m. for the rest of the evening) and I'm no longer at the "best available player" point I'd probably PM a list to Jose (if that's OK) with some players and my strategery.

Unless I think I can manipulate the advanced CL well enough - haven't spent that much time on it but I'm going to start playing with it a little.

edit - Not sure there is a 10-12 hour option - I think it goes from 1 to 24.

Mourning
10-22-2005, 09:34 PM
edit - Not sure there is a 10-12 hour option - I think it goes from 1 to 24.

Ahh... ok, never mind then ;).

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

Doug
10-22-2005, 09:58 PM
You never know if something is going to work until you try it.

It's probably too soon to say that the 24-hour option isn't working. I expected the draft to take well into the week. If everybody had today clear, then we could have done it the old way. But they didn't, so this is how it is.

I don't like using the list any more than the next guy, but at this point in the draft it's pretty good. Unless you've already got a single position center, the best player availible will work just fine. And if you already have a C, then the best G or F will work. Sure, if you have two picks pretty close together, you might want to worry a bit.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that "it is what it is". The person currently on the bubble will pick when they get a chance, and then we'll move on.

It's a mindset change, really, instead of waiting, waiting, waiting online for your turn, just check back in now and then. Set your list with a couple of players, or whatever number you are comfortable with, and go have a beer.