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GOON
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Fantasy Board Guidelines
There are far too many threads asking for advice without giving enough information. I think we should have a thread giving some basic guidelines for posting.

1) When asking about a Waiver Wire / Free Agency aquisition or a potential trade, give the following information:
a. Scoring style
b. League size
c. Entire roster (if a trade, preferably both teams, but at least yours)
d. W/L record
e. If a trade, give the trade as "Give ___, Receive ___". When you put it as "trade ____ for ____" we have no idea which side you're on.

2) When asking Sit/Start advice, give the following information
a. Scoring style
b. Matchups
c. W/L record

3) Be careful using abbreviations for players. Ex: If you say M Jones, is that Marvin or Matt?

4) Thread titles should be specific. State the basic nature of the topic/question
a. Trade, sit/start, etc.
b. Players involved
c. DO NOT just say “Advice needed”

DO choose a subject line that accurately describes the content of your post. Do not use deceptive subjects to attract attention to your post. Do not use one or two-word subjects that provide no description. And do not post in ALL CAPS.

5) Post with the understanding that none of us are "fantasy experts", but rather just hobbyists that enjoy fantasy games. We are giving opinions, not advice. If we recommend something that doesn't pan out in your favor, it is in very poor taste to come back and complain about it.

Anything I missed? Calling fantasy regulars like Gyno, Lester, DeathValley85, BilJ, Peazy, Boom, castorinho, VermillionTiger, GToTheMoney, etc.


ETA:

A Note On Trading:

By GynoSandberg

Some of these trade advice threads are just ridiculous. On top of providing no info on your league size, scoring, roster etc..,,

Per JJ Zacharison on twitter the other day

I love my job and I love interacting with you guys about fantasy football. It's great. But there's one thing that does annoy me each year...

And it has to do with trading. When you trade -- for the love of God -- look at what a trade partner needs, and give them those needs.

If you're trying to sell, I don't know, Amari Cooper -- don't trade Amari Cooper to the team who has AB, Mike Evans, and Brandin Cooks.

So when you say "Which players should I target in a trade?"...stop targeting players. Target teams. Make their team better with your player.

"Who should I look to get for my Carson Wentz?" I don't know, man. Go find the team starting Joe Flacco.

And just because a player is a buy candidate doesn't mean you shouldn't buy players who are simply performing at expectation, too.

The pool of players you'd trade for should be massive. It shouldn't be limited. When it's limited, you won't get a trade done.


Follow up comment

By PortCity24

When trading, don't look to make a deal just to 'win' it. Make deal that makes sense for both teams and don't give a shite about bragging rights. People will be less likely to deal with your scrub arse in the future when you beat your chest about trade raping someone right after the deal.
This post was edited on 9/11 at 10:53 am


VermilionTiger
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re: Fantasy Board Guidelines
Reddit does it right. Make a flare that's easily identifiable.
This post was edited on 10/13 at 11:02 am


GOON
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re: Fantasy Board Guidelines
I guess I'm not enough of a Redditor to know what that means.


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DeathValley85
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re: Fantasy Board Guidelines
Nailed it.

quote:

d. Give the trade as "Give ___, Receive ___". When you put it as "trade ____ for ____" we have no idea which side you're on.


Fricking this. There can be 5 posts saying TAKE THAT SHITE NOW before we all realize some fool is trying to give up his best players for nothing.


GOON
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Mar 2008
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re: Fantasy Board Guidelines
Exactly.

Trade AB for Howard?

YES! DO IT NOW! ... Wait, which side are you?

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BilJ
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DANGA ZONE
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re: Fantasy Board Guidelines
need to edit

rule #1....If given advice from tzimmer, ignore it.


Paul Allen
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Member since Nov 2007
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re: Fantasy Board Guidelines
Did you answer my question about my flex?


bnb9433
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Member since Jan 2015
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re: Fantasy Board Guidelines
i also think its a good idea for OP to state who he is thinking of trading and/or starting


GOON
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Mar 2008
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re: Fantasy Board Guidelines
quote:

rule #1....If given advice from tzimmer or BoatMotorBandit, ignore it.


FIFY


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GOON
New Orleans Saints Fan
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re: Fantasy Board Guidelines
quote:

Paul Allen


Shepard vs. Crowell?

Just did. Must have missed it before.
This post was edited on 10/13 at 11:22 am


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Gtothemoney
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re: Fantasy Board Guidelines
Good idea, but no one will adhere to this after today.
Eta: this afternoon.
This post was edited on 10/13 at 11:24 am


GOON
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re: Fantasy Board Guidelines
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i also think its a good idea for OP to state who he is thinking of trading and/or starting


4) Thread titles should be specific. State the basic nature of the topic/question
a. Trade, sit/start, etc.
b. Players involved
c. DO NOT just say “Advice needed”


Are you talking about that or something else?


GOON
New Orleans Saints Fan
Fantasy Land
Member since Mar 2008
7202 posts

re: Fantasy Board Guidelines
quote:

Good idea, but no one will adhere to this after today.


Well, not with that attitude

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wizziko
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Member since Jan 2006
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re: Fantasy Board Guidelines
Williams or Johnson...

Who should I start??????????????????!!?!?!!


GOON
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Mar 2008
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re: Fantasy Board Guidelines
If this (or another) thread is stickied, then maybe it could be a reminder to people to post all the relevant information and any new posters might read it before posting. Similar to how the Fark Board has a stickied Guideline thread.


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monkeybutt
Member since Oct 2015
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re: Fantasy Board Guidelines
quote:

Williams or Johnson...

Who should I start??????????????????!!?!?!!




Def go with Jones


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bnb9433
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Jan 2015
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re: Fantasy Board Guidelines
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Are you talking about that or something else?


For example:

J. Howard vs Jags
C. Mike vs Falcons

Bold is who i have in now or im thinking Cmike bc ......

THis brings up reasoning for your pick


BilJ
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re: Fantasy Board Guidelines
he's got a point


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GOON
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Mar 2008
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re: Fantasy Board Guidelines
Oh, I gotcha. Indicate which way they are leaning when asking the question.

I would feel that could sway people in one direction or the other when giving their opinions. I would personally rather just give the options and get responses before giving my leaning on my own question.


bnb9433
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Member since Jan 2015
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re: Fantasy Board Guidelines
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I would feel that could sway people in one direction or the other when giving their opinions. I would personally rather just give the options and get responses before giving my leaning on my own question.




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