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When Draft Pick Timer Expires...Do Nothing or Nag


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#1 jeffnjnecom

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 06:00 AM

I don't ever want the system to select a player. With the current options available, I either have to watch the timer so I can stop it if someone takes too long or unwind the picks if I miss it too. I would much prefer that the speaker say "times up" every 5 seconds or worst case do nothing and just let the timer sit at 0:00. We have never enforced a computer selected pick when the timer expired.



#2 HedgeHog

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 08:44 AM

not sure what options you've selected but if one of OUR owners goes over time they get skipped and it becomes a race to the podium


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Posted 02 September 2018 - 11:11 AM

Then why use the timer at all?  Just nag people to make picks if they're taking too long - which is what you do already.


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#4 BIGDOG00

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 10:44 AM

Or get rid of the owner who missed the pick that you have to keep nagging to make the pick.  Obviously they are not that interested in playing anyways.  In our league we do it the same way as HedgeHog mentioned.  Just like the NFL.



#5 quickolas1

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 02:42 PM

What they said... without a real consequence, you're teaching them to just wait until they get nagged. (after the clock expires)

 

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 12:52 PM

So I have a couple answers, both are pretty much the same:

 

1) In online leagues I've been in that have done an online draft, timer expires the pick is skipped and it goes to the next team.  Draft continues as normal.  Whenever the skipped owner contacts the commish with a pick, the commish will sub in their pick.  But obviously it can't be a player that has been picked since.

 

2) In my local leagues where we draft in person at the bar...race to the podium.  I have an egg timer that goes off when time is up.  I give countdown warnings and I'll even pressure if it gets under 10 seconds by telling the next team to get their pick ready.  Timer goes off the team better announce right then and there or it's to the next team.  And the next team, etc. until they finally get their pick in.  Only happened a couple times in the many years but it's hilarious to see when it does as someone panics.  :)



 


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Posted 23 July 2019 - 05:35 PM

For what it's worth, I would have a similar take to OP.

 

My draft is an online draft in a friendly league that has been going for 30 years. When people miss picks, it is usually because of technology issues or a kid is crawling on them or the like, and I have never punished someone for missing their pick in 20 years. We do that because no one abuses the system and people rarely go over (happens maybe once or twice a year on average). When it does happen it is usually in the first round, and it is someone figuring out the UI, which changes somewhat frequently.

 

Currently, MFL's behavior isn't a big deal. I can pause the draft, manually put in the missed pick, and resume.

 

But if I had my druthers, I would like MFL to have an option that when someone has exceeded their time, I (the commish) has to press a button to proceed to the next pick. But since this doesn't come up too often, it is low on my wishlist.



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Posted 24 July 2019 - 05:33 AM

This year I'm trying something new in a couple of my leagues.

 

If an owner misses his/her pick that pick goes to the end of the next round, i.e. missed 2.7 pick goes to 3.13 (12-team league)

 

and

 

If an owner misses any two picks in the draft, all his/her remaining picks go to the end of the draft, i.e. missed picks 2.7 and 9.7 then picks in rounds 9 thru 14 (14 rounds) are moved to the end - after everyone else has finished the draft.

 

Should be an incentive to be around or PreDraft and allow me enough time to move the pick.


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Posted 02 August 2019 - 12:01 PM

This year I'm trying something new in a couple of my leagues.

 

If an owner misses his/her pick that pick goes to the end of the next round, i.e. missed 2.7 pick goes to 3.13 (12-team league)

 

While it is a penalty... it doesn't have a "fun" factor in my opinion. I would have made it so other owners can jump in and make their next pick like the NFL does. So the late owner's pick might happen 1 spot later... or 50.

(leapfrog uncertainty)

 

The entertainment value of that for the REST of the league is what I like.





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