Tuesday, April 22, 2014

#PackADailyCircus - Stupid Google and Current Standings

Last season, we had an issue with Google Forms not displaying everyone's draft picks. I thought I had that cured, but the feedback I've received shows me that is clearly not the case.

I admit, my plan was to email everyone not on the draft list before running the draft and I forgot that tidbit before doing it. That still doesn't address the core issue: Google Forms is far too unreliable for this project.

So, I am going to find a different venue for hosting the drafts. As a "kiss and make up" peace offering, I am going to create a combination draft and release it either tonight (Tuesday) or tomorrow (Wednesday) depending on how quickly I can find a new survey venue and how quickly I can get things set up.

What is a combination draft? I will include current free agents from the breaks to this point, PLUS there will be 10 slots for managers to write in your their draft picks. Please note, some undrafted revealed players may be missing from drop-downs because I am doing this on my lunch hour and I don't have access to my, er, Access database.  Managers will need to check the current Manager/Player list to make sure already-taken players are being sought!
(That Manager/Player list can be found here)

The combination/bonus draft will END on Friday, April 25 at 5p. Late Friday (since my daughter has a softball game), I will run that draft and fire up a new draft to cover players revealed between now and then. Well, it all makes sense in MY head anyway.

On the upside, I have posted the ootp updates through today (April 22). Yeah, I know, I have the game taking place LAST year, but that's just a technicality. Haha!
Updated PAD standings, news, etc is at http://tinyurl.com/padcircus/

1 comment:

  1. I submitted my picks before I fully read the fine print on the write-in thing. Am I allowed to submit a new draft or am I penalized (as I probably should be) for not reading carefully?