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Bad news

Postby Colorado (SIL) » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:59 pm

Nick has decided to retire completely, as a commish and owner. He was going to stay on as an owner and to do the offseason stuff.

He is graciously willing to help me learn how to operate the league, but I do not have bandwidth in my life for another full-time commish job.

Unless one of you would like to step up and interface with Nick to:

1. Take over the webpage, forum, and server (FTP) accounts; and
2. Learn how to do the finances and the offseason intricacies w/r/t our relegation setup,

then it looks like we're done.

I'm happy to be a grunt simmer if one of you decides to step up.
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Re: Bad news

Postby Dallas (BRZ) » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:59 pm

Colorado (SIL) wrote:Nick has decided to retire completely, as a commish and owner. He was going to stay on as an owner and to do the offseason stuff.

He is graciously willing to help me learn how to operate the league, but I do not have bandwidth in my life for another full-time commish job.

Unless one of you would like to step up and interface with Nick to:

1. Take over the webpage, forum, and server (FTP) accounts; and
2. Learn how to do the finances and the offseason intricacies w/r/t our relegation setup,

then it looks like we're done.

I'm happy to be a grunt simmer if one of you decides to step up.


Yeah, i don't have the time to run a league.
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Re: Bad news

Postby Columbus (GLD) » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:24 pm

:(

Two years ago, I'm there. Today, I just don't have the time to do it.
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Re: Bad news

Postby Calgary (SIL) » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:32 pm

What would be the time needed per week to commish?
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Re: Bad news

Postby Colorado (SIL) » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:46 pm

If anybody needs a league, the FOBL has one opening and we're just starting the offseason. PM me.
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Re: Bad news

Postby Colorado (SIL) » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:47 pm

Calgary (SIL) wrote:What would be the time needed per week to commish?


Not that much on average, but this league apparently takes some extra time at various points during the season (revenue calculations and editing finances, etc.).
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Re: Bad news

Postby Dallas (BRZ) » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:13 pm

Colorado (SIL) wrote:
Calgary (SIL) wrote:What would be the time needed per week to commish?


Not that much on average, but this league apparently takes some extra time at various points during the season (revenue calculations and editing finances, etc.).


With the speed of this league, that is probably why it gets to the burn out point quickly.
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Re: Bad news

Postby Calgary (SIL) » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:38 am

I'll reach out to Nick tomorrow and see if it's something I could handle.
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Re: Bad news

Postby New Jersey (BRZ) » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:47 am

I don't have the time or experience to commish, but I do have a question/suggestion.

I know these things are part of what makes this league unique, but they also have to be part of what makes it such a heavy lift each offseason.

Which of these two things can we drop to help ease the burden of each offseason? The odd financial structure rules or the Draft Lottery.

Here is my point. Both of these things are there to add challenge, balance, and prevent tanking. I think all those financial calculations and manually entering in each team's budget each year has to take a toll. I think this league can function just as well if it switched to a salary cap and kept the Draft Lottery as the lottery seems to take less time and effort. I think a salary cap (my guess, around 12 million) keeps a balanced playfield and cuts down on the time and effort to do each offseason.
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Re: Bad news

Postby Columbus (GLD) » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:45 pm

New Jersey (BRZ) wrote:I don't have the time or experience to commish, but I do have a question/suggestion.

I know these things are part of what makes this league unique, but they also have to be part of what makes it such a heavy lift each offseason.

Which of these two things can we drop to help ease the burden of each offseason? The odd financial structure rules or the Draft Lottery.

Here is my point. Both of these things are there to add challenge, balance, and prevent tanking. I think all those financial calculations and manually entering in each team's budget each year has to take a toll. I think this league can function just as well if it switched to a salary cap and kept the Draft Lottery as the lottery seems to take less time and effort. I think a salary cap (my guess, around 12 million) keeps a balanced playfield and cuts down on the time and effort to do each offseason.


I think this is worth discussing.

We seem to have three options here:

1. Someone becomes commish with the current set-up / rules in place.
2. We scale back, change things up a bit and make it easier for a new commish to handle.
3. We end the league.

If 1 can't happen and we don't want to go with 3, why not at least look at #2. Maybe we can keep a semblance of the league alive. Remove the manual stuff and keep it going. What do we have to lose? If it isn't the league we once loved, then it ends like it was going to. Or maybe from this we rebrand the league and it prospers.
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Re: Bad news

Postby Colorado (SIL) » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:03 pm

The draft lottery takes little time. The financial stuff is just a spreadsheet. I think the time suck is related to our league structure, which is core to the identity of the league.

If we took away relegation/promotion, or used the built-in support that v18 offers for it, then things might be easier.
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Re: Bad news

Postby Dallas (BRZ) » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:29 pm

Colorado (SIL) wrote:The draft lottery takes little time. The financial stuff is just a spreadsheet. I think the time suck is related to our league structure, which is core to the identity of the league.

If we took away relegation/promotion, or used the built-in support that v18 offers for it, then things might be easier.


Are there any issues with v18 relegation/promotion?
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Re: Bad news

Postby Colorado (SIL) » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:43 am

There are always issues with OOTP. :)
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Re: Bad news

Postby Dallas (BRZ) » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:01 pm

Colorado (SIL) wrote:There are always issues with OOTP. :)


LOL True
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Re: Bad news

Postby Columbus (GLD) » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:00 pm

I'm guessing we are truly done.

Glad to have gotten Columbus back to Gold. Wish we could have finally won it all there.

Was nice meeting a bunch of you. Hopefully we run into each other in a future league.
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Re: Bad news

Postby Dallas (BRZ) » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:19 pm

Columbus (GLD) wrote:I'm guessing we are truly done.

Glad to have gotten Columbus back to Gold. Wish we could have finally won it all there.

Was nice meeting a bunch of you. Hopefully we run into each other in a future league.


Same to you bud!

This was truly a great league.
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