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    Default Fantasy hockey forum - re-structure suggestion

    As we're getting closer to the season the number of threads created will drastically increase. And with this increase, something I've noticed in recent years is the number of threads going into the wrong sub-forum, mainly because there isn't an appropriate thread for it or confusion from the OP. For example, someone has a general keeper league question about their team, but it doesn't relate specifically to forwards, defensemen or trades. So they lump it into one of them, or into the one year section.

    I find having 4 keeper sub-forums and 1 one year sub-forum is unbalanced, even though there are more keeper questions. Having separate threads for keeper forwards and defensemen is a bit much and also restrictive, if managers have questions relating to both positions. You also see some duplicate threads in, for example, one in forwards and one in trades if it relates to a forward trade.

    Also, there are still plenty of one-year questions and they all get lumped into one thread, even though they can relate to many different things.

    Finally, I've wondered why salary cap is just for keepers, can't you have a one year cap league? Auctions might fit in there as well.

    So, here's my proposal for the fantasy hockey sub-forum re-structure:

    • Keeper League - Player/Team Talk
    • Keeper League - Trade Talk
    • One Year League - Player/Team Talk
    • One Year League - Trade Talk
    • Salary Cap / Auction League (this would include keeper and one year leagues)
    • Goalies (same as now, seems to work well)
    • (and the rest the same)

    I feel this would make things more balanced and more easily identifiable when members are creating new threads.

    Thoughts?

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    Some good ideas here, horrorfan. I have come to learn that Dobber and his staff are very open minded, and if the groundswell support is there, than it is likely to be considered and changed appropriately.

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    Default Re: Fantasy hockey forum - re-structure suggestion

    I more or less exclusively use the 'Latest Posts' function but horrorfan's ideas are all solid and may help clean things up a bit.

    Also, the only cap leagues I've played have been one-year leagues so he has a point there.
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    Default Re: Fantasy hockey forum - re-structure suggestion

    Good suggestion horrorfan.

    I've often wrestled with making a decision about which sub-forum I should post a thread due to overlap and this approach seems much clearer and should reduce duplicity.

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    Default Re: Fantasy hockey forum - re-structure suggestion

    I'm also a latest post type of person.

    I do agree that it can be a bit overwhelming to find the right spot when posting.

    Personally I only see there being two main differences when looking at posts, 1 year or keeper.

    I know there's a lot of sub divisions in there but those are really the 2 biggest types that will drastically change an opinion.
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    Default Re: Fantasy hockey forum - re-structure suggestion

    I just view the threads by most recent so the sub-forums are completely meaningless to me.

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    Default Re: Fantasy hockey forum - re-structure suggestion

    Thanks for all your feedback so far.

    I also tend to use the 'latest posts' to read so I understand that it would have less impact in that area of forum usage. But figured it would be better to tidy it up a bit, especially for those creating new threads. As mentioned, I do notice posts going into random threads and times I've had to move posts to a more sensible sub-forum.

    Of course, it's not perfect but thought it would be an improvement.

    Keep the comments coming!

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    Default Re: Fantasy hockey forum - re-structure suggestion

    Refreshing this thread in case Dobber/admins haven't seen it yet.

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