• Commissioner Corner Message Board

  • joe joe Apr 1, 2008 6:36 AM Flag

    Frustrated Owners

    I'm in a 12 team winner's league with an inexperienced owner who keeps trying to make lopsided trades....at least three have been vetoed and now this owner is getting abusive on the league message board (lots of profanity with god awful spelling) and threatening to veto even the most even trades out of spite. Is there a way to get this chuckle-head tossed from the league? I got into this to have fun and this has the looks of a very long and trying season.

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    • you got in the game, deal with it. The guy sounds like a D-bag, nothin's gonna stop that.

    • 1. Relax. It is just a game. This too will pass.

      2. Temporarily block both the offending teams from all activity. If there is collusion, then this stops it. It also stops them from cutting all players, too.

      3. Email them privately, explain that the behavior is not acceptable, and politely ask them to get with the program.

      4. Delete all abusive messages. Post a commissioner message that asks people to play nice and keep it clean.

      5. If you hear back from a manager and they apologize, then unblock them. Otherwise, leave them blocked. Better to be down to ten owners that are playing and a couple of ghost teams than the silliness you describe continue. MOST yahoo public leagues have people abandon teams anyway. If you have to block a few guys, then so be it. Not the end of the world.

      6. One time, fill their lineup appropriately and then leave it alone for rest of the season. or you could bench everyone. either way, tell the rest of the league what you are doing and why. then leave it alone. if you change your mind, it will look like you are trying to gain an advantage.

    • ok ok first u should block him from evreything and If u really want to toss him from the leage u can bench his players so that he wont get any wins and he cant complain! so yea thats my advise all thease things are in the commisiner tools and if u want to solve the treat u should make the trades commisiner decides!

      And just to let u know that u shouldent do this right now. u should warn him first then bloke him if it continues!

      o one more thing if he is tring to make a lobsided trade dont u think he might have two teams???

    • Dear Frustrated,

      You're screwed.

      Yahoo!, like The Federation in the old Star Trek series, has a "non-interference directive." They never get involved. Ever. It's a free league and you get what you pay for..

      Abandon the league and get another team.


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