SMF - Just Found the News Section and How to Change This Headline!
Started by ClippersGM, May 03, 2019, 04:00:28 pm
Quote from: JazzGM on May 04, 2019, 02:55:57 pmAnd I'll point out the first volley in this particular battle was comparing people picking slowly to being a cancer for the league.
Quote from: JazzGM on May 04, 2019, 02:55:57 pmI don't care how active anyone wants to be until it spills over into demands for other people to cater to that higher activity. The "active" camp is the only one punishing people for not playing the game their way. Almost by definition, "my" side of the argument wants people to be left alone to play the game at their own pace, and at a pace that has worked for basically half of my actual life.I'm angry because instead of sitting back and accepting that the draft isn't going to be done in a day, we feel the need to implement rules that would FORCE people to be playing the game during work or other obligations. And I'll point out the first volley in this particular battle was comparing people picking slowly to being a cancer for the league.
Quote from: WolvesGM on May 04, 2019, 02:19:12 pmI think 2 hours is obviously too short.It isn't so much about turning the league into a second job--though let's face it, a second job that only really demands your immediate attention once every couple months(during the draft) actually sounds pretty sweet--it's more about wanting to be in a league where we respect eachother's time. Myself, I can basically choose to do whatever I want with every hour of my day. I recognize that as a privlege not everyone shares. I'm as active and obsessed as anyone, or at least I aim to be. Yet when I've had a commitment I thought might cause a conflict with my pick, I've sent in lists. I thought that was the best practice. Just last season I sent in a ten-man list for picks 15-25(fyi I drafted the RotY and 3 other guys--lists work!). I've heard it preached since I joined. It was represented to me as ingrained etiquette. I mean, obviously it would be more advantageous to just squat on the clock while I do whatever I'm doing until bored people are sending me offers out of desperation. That's currently a legit tactic in this league, by the way. But to digress here I favor this kind of change because I've been operating under the assumption that lists were cool and normal things to do. If that's just not the case, then back to the drawing board, I guess.More to the factors behind this divide, though, I find it very strange the level of hostility toward members simply because some folks choose to be more active. Pretty demeaning tone from a couple of you aimed at people who are simply prioritizing the RBSL more than you choose to. That's some shit I really do not have time for. I'm not judging your time commitment either way. I'm not blathering. I am your friend. My goal isn't selfish, it's simply to try and ease the stupid tension we experience almost every draft. Anyway, that's all the energy I'm electing to give this subject this season. Hope we can figure out something better someday.