GWJ FFL #2 - New Backup Site, Owners Please Read!

With the ongoing problems with the FOX fantasy website, it has become necessary to move (or, at very least, prepare a parallel backup for) the GWJ FFL #2 league. Unfortunately, Optimistic hasn't been around to do so, and with the end of the week approaching, it was either make something now or risk being too late for week 2. So in his place, I created a duplicate league on AOL's Fantasy service (and the good news is that, once Optimistic joins, his user will be promoted to commissioner, so I'm not usurping commish power).

All I need from you owners is an email address to have the league invite sent to. A couple people (like Karma) had their email addresses visible on the old GWJ #2 league site, so there should already be invites there.

Week 1 will be able to be re-created on this site, once the FOX site works well enough for me to see what the Week 1 matchups were. So Week 1 will not be lost (despite the fact that I lost a bitter meltdown to Redhwk).

In the end, it's up to Optimistic whether we stay at FOX, use this new site, or whatever. I just wanted to put in the legwork on Opti's behalf to have it created and at the ready in case we decide it to be necessary. I thought it better to hedge our bets, given how badly FOX has been for our league especially (all our teams STILL show up as 0-0, while the other GWJ league at least recognizes week 1's wins & losses).

Hmmm..when I try to go to aol.com it says my browser can't be used yet it says firefox should work.

karmajay wrote:

Hmmm..when I try to go to aol.com it says my browser can't be used yet it says firefox should work. :(

I'm using Firefox to access the site.

Other owners, PLEASE post or PM me your email addresses so that you can claim your team on the new site.

If FOX turns out to be fine this week, then we'll probably just muck this backup, but if not, we'll be in trouble without a replacement site ready.

I'm signed up and I appear to have claimed my team but I have no idea how to set my roster.

I'm signed up and I appear to have claimed my team but I have no idea how to set my roster.

I think you go to the matchup page. Both rosters will show up, scroll down and you can make changes. Whoa be Legion for making it 2 starting RBs

Teams -> Set Lineup

Or, alternately, Transactions -> Set Lineup

karmajay wrote:

I think you go to the matchup page. Both rosters will show up, scroll down and you can make changes. Whoa be Legion for making it 2 starting RBs :(

Is that not what it was before? If'n I got something wrong, it can be fixed immediately. Everything can be changed & overriden, nothing's locked in place.

On the same token, any setting, week 1 matchup (besides me v. Redhawk and Certis v. Opti), etc. that anyone can remember, please share.

I've had to work from memory, as the FOX site was crippled early in the week, "down for maintenance" yesterday, and now just completely unavailable.

Legion, can you increase the max amount of WR's allowed on your roster? I have eight and it says I'm only allowed to have seven.

Done. All position limits elevated to 10, should accomodate anyone's arrangement.

Also - free agency is turned off for now, but will turn it on as soon as we get everyone in (and I get Week 1 cobbled together)

This is odd. I have 18 players total, I put my starting line-up in place and it says I can't bench more than eight players.

1QB
2RB
3WR
1TE
1K
1D

Are you supposed to have 18 players? I thought it was 17 + 1 IR spot. If that's not correct, then that's the problem and I shall fix. Again, if FOX was up to where I could've accessed the rules info, I wouldn't be working from memory and guesswork.

EDIT 2: OK, I was able to get into the FOX site, if only for a moment, and I was right - 17 players + 1 IR spot.

But FOX now shows you as having 16 players. It removed Ronald Curry and Patrick Crayton from your roster. Which of these guys belong?

OK, I have all the Week 1 scores replicated except for Camel Toes, who appear to have no starters. Did they really not set a lineup for Week 1? If not, I need to know what the lineup was.

The changes from the manually overriden Week 1 scores are supposed to show up in an hour or so. The scores themselves show up now, but the standings and PF/PA numbers should update to reflect them in a little while.

OK, I have all the Week 1 scores replicated except for Camel Toes, who appear to have no starters. Did they really not set a lineup for Week 1?

Yeah, they were the one team who didn't have a roster in place.

I would slap this roster in for them, based on what would have been most obvious in Week One and how he drafted:

M. Bulger (STL - QB)
J. Jones (DAL - RB)
L. Tomlinson (SD - RB)
T. Holt (STL - WR)
A. Boldin (ARI - WR)
J. McCareins (NYJ - WR)
D. Clark (IND - TE) Q
J. Wilkins (STL - K)
Atlanta (ATL - D/ST)

I think it was technical reasons that he didn't get his draft in place.

OK. Now, I need an answer for you on the other question about your roster.

EDIT 2: OK, I was able to get into the FOX site, if only for a moment, and I was right - 17 players + 1 IR spot.

But FOX now shows you as having 16 players. It removed Ronald Curry and Patrick Crayton from your roster. Which of these guys belong?

Crayton.

Done. You're all set now.

my login at charter dot net

Don't phear the spamb0t.

OT: Was that you calling into "The Radio Chick" show last week?

I guess nobody cares about this league? Half the owners have been MIA all week.

I care at least I got my win vs. Legion I AM THE CHAMPION!!!

I edited the lineups of all the MIA owners to match the ones from week 1 (which are carrying over on the FOX site to this week as well).

FOX is, of course, STILL broken in terms of this league's scores and standings. It's now officially Sunday, still broke.

The Commish forums at FOX are getting scary - moderator feedback was very regular before, and as it's gone on, it gets quieter and quieter. Now their pinned "status" threads are gone, except for a couple of old ones. We'll see what happens tomorrow when the traffic hammers the servers.

It might not be MIA, but inability to do anything. i was unable to even see my team until this morning.

It might not be MIA, but inability to do anything. i was unable to even see my team until this morning.

I've been able to mess with my line and such since early yesterday, weird.

The hate I now garner for foxsports fantasy site is only rivaled by the hatred I feel for my ex-wife. I think I'll bury it in the backyard next to her.

I guess we're gonna just say "hell with it" and stick with FOX too.

Swampy from the other thread wrote:

Whichever one Legion is winning in.

O-kay... that was called for....

O-kay... that was called for....

Lighten up Francis, Swampy was being cute. As usual >-<