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This is a great forum. However, sometimes I see people arguing in circles because one guy is talking based on one set of parameters while the other guy is talking about something completely different. The classic examples are of course H2H vs Roto, deep league vs shallow , snake vs auction (and amount of auction dollars at that) etc.

 

Perfect example can be seen right now over in the Aaron Gordon thread where Sicario posted the he/she grabbed Gordon 39th overall, to the negative reaction of pretty much everyone including myself. However, when Sicario later on posted the details of the League things looked a lot more reasonable. 

 

Now I understand that equal responsibility must be placed on other posters(the readers). Of course people play with different settings and that should always be kept in mind. All I’m saying is the forum could have a more ”effective” discussion climate if something like League settings were obligatory in the signature. I’ll gladly pass on scrolling through 7-8 posts of ”wtf too early”. 

 

What do you guys think?

 

P.S  English isn’t My first language so apologies if anything was unclear 

 

P.P.S I play 9cat H2H 12 team :)

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11 minutes ago, Saltgurkan15 said:

This is a great forum. However, sometimes I see people arguing in circles because one guy is talking based on one set of parameters while the other guy is talking about something completely different. The classic examples are of course H2H vs Roto, deep league vs shallow , snake vs auction (and amount of auction dollars at that) etc.

 

Perfect example can be seen right now over in the Aaron Gordon thread where Sicario posted the he/she grabbed Gordon 39th overall, to the negative reaction of pretty much everyone including myself. However, when Sicario later on posted the details of the League things looked a lot more reasonable. 

 

Now I understand that equal responsibility must be placed on other posters(the readers). Of course people play with different settings and that should always be kept in mind. All I’m saying is the forum could have a more ”effective” discussion climate if something like League settings were obligatory in the signature. I’ll gladly pass on scrolling through 7-8 posts of ”wtf too early”. 

 

What do you guys think?

 

P.S  English isn’t My first language so apologies if anything was unclear 

 

P.P.S I play 9cat H2H 12 team :)

 

It's a good point.  I think that the unspoken rule here is that everything is said with respect to a 12-team 9-cat league unless stated otherwise. Usually for auctions the reference amount is $200.  (I could be off though?) I agree that whether the discussion applies to H2H or roto should be stated or clearly implied.

 

Second, this is why ranking players is silly to me. The discussion should focus on project stats/situations (provided it is not a points league) rather than rankings.  Because the ranking of a player is highly dependent on things like team needs, remaining player pool, team strategy, personal projections, etc etc. Plus the uncertainties are so large that arguing about a rank 40 vs 60 player before the season starts is pretty unrealistic. 

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1 hour ago, jay14bay said:

 

It's a good point.  I think that the unspoken rule here is that everything is said with respect to a 12-team 9-cat league unless stated otherwise. Usually for auctions the reference amount is $200.  (I could be off though?) I agree that whether the discussion applies to H2H or roto should be stated or clearly implied.

 

Second, this is why ranking players is silly to me. The discussion should focus on project stats/situations (provided it is not a points league) rather than rankings.  Because the ranking of a player is highly dependent on things like team needs, remaining player pool, team strategy, personal projections, etc etc. Plus the uncertainties are so large that arguing about a rank 40 vs 60 player before the season starts is pretty unrealistic. 

 

Exactly. And a lot of people do actually talk about stats in the player threads, but not always. 

 

I’ve heard about the unspoken ”12team standard 9cat” rule before (long time lurker ignore My post count lol) but man I swear a LOT of people post like 12 team 8cat is the standard. And frankly I don’t blame them, 8cat is just as popular. That’s why I like my signature idea altough I realize implementing something like that is not realistic.

 

I think Josh Lloyd does a great job of speaking clearly on his BBM articles and podcasts: His advice can be applied to both 8 and 9cat because he’s always ignoring/punting turnovers If he’s playing 9cat anyway. Easy to take in

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41 minutes ago, miasma16 said:

8-cat is not standard. 9-cat is standard. If you're referencing 8-cat, say so. 

 

Standard means standard. It's not hard. The only thing that should ever need to be specified is H2H vs. Roto. 

 

Agree with everyone above.  Usually I just assume people are talking H2H.  I only play roto and I make sure to be explicit about it whenever I comment because valuation of players is much different.

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An easy fix is if rotoworld could find a way to make signatures visible while using a mobile device. I know im not alone in this, but i do not see people's sigs unless i activate desktop mode or Im using my laptop. 

 

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