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FFCSR_Doug Mar 13 '75

As you probably all have noticed Fleaflicker looks a little different today. Fleaflicker will now offer fantasy baseball in addition to football.  
 
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. 
 
About the game: 
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.  
 
Thanks 
Doug & Ori

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deen Oct 30 '76

So Ori or whoever is the programmer on the site, lets just lay it on the line and be done with it, just a simple yes or no are transaction limits going to be an option this year?

If yes, can you give us some sort of timetable so we who want limits can set our draft dates accordingly to the timetable..That way we can avoid the 1-2 owners in every league that think any setting change after the draft is wrong..

If no, can you please tell us so we can inform our owners that limits wont be happening and if they want to leave the leagues to go ahead and do it so the commishs can start their replacement hunt.

If the answer is no you wont hear a word out of me I wont bitch, at this point I just want to know either way so I can get some things rolling..For as crazy as it sounds baseball really isnt that far away, some people will be drafting soon if they havent already..

fleafounder Admin Nov 01 '76

Not sure if you saw but AOL sports is in transition right now.

We're still trying to figure out how this affects Fleaflicker's staffing, we'll let you know as soon as possible.

Volt Nov 02 '76

So now there could be even less people working on this site. Oh my!

deen Nov 02 '76

Or more working on this site but who knows, from what I get out the article it sounds like this has more to do with writers and reporters and not much if anything about fantasy sports unless Ori is saying when Sporting News takes over theres a chance there wont be a fleaflicker any more.

DARKSEID Nov 05 '76

So whats the deal Ori? Will they be taking over the fantasy side as well?

fleafounder Admin Nov 05 '76

I'll know more within a week or two.

deen Nov 05 '76

Hope its sooner rather then later, no point in drafting baseball leagues and being an active owner in hoops and hockey if there isnt going to be a fleaflicker.

Volt Nov 13 '76

So it is over a week, but less than two. Any news at all?

deen Nov 14 '76

After reading the article again the transition to sporting news isnt suppose to happen until sometime in March, so Ori knowing something within 1-2 weeks was probably more like 1-2 months.

Still not sure how this affects the fantasy side of things though and why a few minor upgrades cant be implemented, unless writers like Kevin Blackistone are programmers on this site..

rangerdave Nov 15 '76

I read through other articles about the TSN move. Rumour is that more cuts are planned at AOL. This could mean services as well as staff. Either way, I'm preparing for the worst by making sure I backup rosters and draft info for my keeper leagues in case I have to move them to another site. I hope all of this is unnecessary as I love Flea.

deen Nov 15 '76

Yeah, thats the worst part about this is just not knowing whats going on.

I really dont want to be wasting my time setting basketball lineups, drafting baseball teams and then being a commish I really dont want to be wasting my time sending e-mails to find out if somebody is coming back and then having to find replacements if flea is going to eventually shut down..

I could be using this time transfering leagues to espn..But at the same time I dont want to prepare for a move if everything is going to be ok and flea stays alive.

Damned if you do, damned if you dont.

fleafounder Admin Nov 15 '76

I'm working on it, I honestly don't know right now.

I'd love to keep the site going, I'm exploring all options. But if Aol does shut it down I will definitely add a feature that allows you to download all your data in spreadsheet form (even historical data).

DARKSEID Nov 15 '76

Thank you for your honesty Ori. We are all hoping for the best.

rangerdave Nov 16 '76

We are all on your side, Ori. You, Doug, and Hal have alll been great to me and to others.

scotto1959 Nov 17 '76

I still don't like Hal.lol. Move this thing back to your mom's basement and drop all the tard sports. Been here a long time and feel i have some intrest in it's developement, as do all the other guys that have been here forever. Make it optional for pay leagues if you must, all of us can afford a few bucks for playing.

rangerdave Nov 18 '76

That might not be an available option for him depending upon the terms of his sale to AOL.