As you probably all have noticed Fleaflicker looks a little different today. <strong>Fleaflicker will now offer fantasy baseball in addition to football.</strong>
You can start playing immediately but this is still a beta product and we need your feedback to improve it and iron out all the bugs.
<strong>About the game:</strong>
The baseball game has a very similar feel Fleaflicker's football game. Our goal is to provide a game that can be easy and fun for casual players but also customizable enough to meet the demands of even the most devout Bill James followers.
The game currently supports:
- Head to head points based leagues, similar to football (no rotisserie or total points yet)
- Daily or weekly locking lineups
- Highly customizable hitting, pitching and fielding scoring rules
All of your past footbal teams and leagues will remain totally intact.
In addition, here are upgrades for baseball that will also apply to football:
- Ability to set future lineups
- Roster max increased to 40 players (+ IR spots)
- News provided by Rotowire
- Positive values only scoring option (you can prevent players from scoring negative points in any given game)
- Option to lock all lineup slots when the first game of the week starts
- Trading delay removed (you no longer have to wait until Tuesday to trade players that had games earlier in the week)
- Increased ability to sort on free agent player pages and filter on stats pages
- Forum dedicated to recruiting new owners
- Forum dedicated to user submitted news and analysis
Please send us your questions, suggestions and issues via email or on this forum thread.
Doug & Ori
I'd like to join this group for 2013! My e-mail address is:email@example.com.
Big "Angel" Mike
Hey everyone love that the season is started its been great already.I'm starting a league this league will draft 8PM on the 18th of April the leagues name is. (League Of Stats Head To Head) this is going to be a very fun league and it has a lot of stats the points will be big it's a daily lineup change so you can coach you team. Its 12 teams and we need some more players its a public league so please come join so we can fill up by the 18th and draft. DON'T MISS THIS LEAGUE YOU WILL LIKE IT.
League Of Stats Head To Head. Come join now
I all most for got this is a Baseball League
Opening day 2 weeks away....Tick tick tick tick tick..
Opening day is only 3 weeks away....Still some time but the clock is ticking and its running out..If this goes on longer past this week I think im gonna say screw flea and just start the league transfers, waiting until the last minute to get things done usually isnt a good idea..
We should know this weekend. Big AOL news conference is coming tomorrow, along with mass layoffs.
.....Still nothing...Come on give us something.Please!!!I can't find anything on whats going on even when I try searching 4 flea flicker news fanhouse news etc..Nothing..
If you read the last fantasy baseball article written yesterday "Farewell predictions and advice for 2011" the experts said goodbye twice during the article, in the beginning and end of the article.
Now I dont know if that means anything or not but theres the 1st sign of the transition taking place..
Even the hoops writers said farewell in thier last article yesterday, one even said "eff aol"... lol..
Again maybe this doesnt mean anything, maybe flea will get thier own experts or sporting news will implement their own if they dont shut down flea...But it doesnt look good, if sporting news doesnt want anything to do with aol why would they want to keep flea around..
I did see the baseball article but I didn't read much into it..Maybe ur right I should have...I didn't see the basketball 1 but if it says eff aol I guess the writers are pretty much gone but still who knows what happens to fleaflicker..But I agree doesn't sound good...Imma check out the basketball article..I also seen a that thread from like a week ago about the domain name up for sale..Wonder if it got sold or not..
I don't see any links to Flea on the new TSN/ AOL Fanhouse pages. That doesn't bode well for Flea's future.
Seems to be "SportingNews Fantasy" instead...
TSN doesn't run a fantasy football game of its own. They partner with CBS.
fantasysportsbusiness.com ...i think this means FF survives??
That site won't load now. what might that mean?
ha me either, it did on my laptop a few hrs ago... basically it was saying that FF would just be incorporated into the new AOL, and that it wouldnt dissolve completely. not sure if its even true, or a necessarily good thing...
After seeing that article, I am even more convinced that Flea won't be around for long.
"The actual changes are expected to take place in March, and the Fanhouse brand won’t actually disappear. It’ll be rolled into the Sporting News environment “as a destination for opinion pieces,” according to the SportsbyBrooks story.
A follow-up post on SbB dug into the staffing questions and found that nearly everyone currently involved with Fanhouse will not be sticking around with the brand. Overall, SportsbyBrooks reports that AOL will retain fewer than 10 of the 100 current Fanhouse full-timers, while Sporting News will be able to decide whether to pick up any of the writers who don’t make that cut."
The new Fanhouse already reflects these changes, with no links to, or mentions of, Flea.
What about this? sportingnews.com
...its not free
i got news that aol still owns fleaflicker if you send me you email is will forward it to you
Just because they own it doesn't mean they will use it.
Could we possible get a answer from one of the admins??Instead of us having to speculate??But thanks for the input people...Something from the higher ups just would be nice is all!!!
Ori posted to my question in the next thread up...
Actually it's under the help threads...
Not much of a answer HUH??I guess at least he did answer..Hopefully them saying they'll know more in a week isn't like the last time they said they should know more in a week or 2...(SHRUGS SHOULDERS)
So much for telling us anything in a week...CAN WE GET AN ANSWER???
The Admins can't really comment on the situation. They all have jobs to worry about. Even if Flea disappears, they still might have futures with AOL.
We should get word on Flea's future this week. Layoffs are coming at AOL this week, and there will be an announcement as to AOL's new direction coming on Friday.
between the 30 or so guys i know on flea, we should be able to start our own site???? what you think old buddy???
We have some valuable free agents here for other sites. What do you think ESPN, CBS, or Yahoo will give to get us to play on their sites?
Myfantasyleague is supposedly working on an import for flea leagues. They came up with an import for fanball leagues are offering 2011 free to those leagues that switch from that site. I'd say they'll do thesame for flea leagues.
PLEASE !!!!!Do NOT have drafting in your game. When other players in our league live out-of-state, and work different hours including the nightshift, it makes it very difficult to draft. And to fid a game that DOESN'T have drafting os getting more diffi-cult to do, I'd really appreciate anything you can do toward this end. Thanks. firstname.lastname@example.org
Just do a slow draft...
No recent info about the TSN takeover? That is probably not a good sign.
An update would be nice. It's tough being in the dark. Our league has already started looking at other host sites just in case.
we already got one
Like what? The update being there was no update?
I was talking about another host site, yeah theres been no update.
Lol, im gonna be pissed if this drags out until March 25th or something and they decide to shut down giving me only a few days before the baseball season starts to transfer a ton of info over to espn..
The organized side of me says just start transferring now because all of the signs or pointing towards flea most likely shutting down and you'll regret waiting and not doing it...The other side of me says dont start the transeferring process now because if flea doesnt shut down then you did all that work for nothing...Lol..
everyone's screwed either way. . . . unless of course flea survives. which idk what the chances of that happening are right now.
WOW -- I didn't even know all this was going on. I LOVE FLEAFLICKER! I've tried all the other sites and Flea is the BEST! I have been on AOL forever too! Everything on AOL is more user-friendly than anything else -- that is probably why they liked Fleaflicker to begin with - it is so USER-FRIENDLY! I will start praying for Doug, Hal, and Ori, and that FLEAFLICKER STAYS! I even love their fanatasy basketball and I HATE basketball -- I'm a diehard fantasy football addict though!
Didn't you used to have an admin sign next to your name?