bungle613 wrote:1) Allow trading all year
2) Open the waiver wire after your rookie draft instead of the usual just prior to the start of the season
3) Expand the playoffs to include as many as possible for toilet bowl awards, consolation rounds for picks etc...
4) Don't let it bother you too much. 32 personalities, you can't find 32 extroverts will to trash talk. Focus on finding owners that will be around for many years.
These are all some great suggestions...I am in a 2 QB dynasty league that I joined after a few years and it's a fun league, but the commish shuts down any trades, moves, etc during the off-season...We have our own league site that it's held on with rosters, and we have a slow draft there, but for some reason he won't let us trade December-July so it's hard to get activity going, nobody wants to talk and it doesn't have that dynasty feeling(which is year round).
I am a big fan of #2(I'm hoping you plan on doing that in our league), any league I'm in I usually try to vote in this favor, besides the obvious of keeping it active, pre-season for dynasty leagues can be alot of fun looking for the next guy to break out...Some guys drop other young players too fast and guys become available, there won't be any huge players available at this point so I never saw the problem with it.
32 owner is going to be crazy tough compared to 12, but I'd just try to ask alot of questions about guys you ask to replace teams, see what type of committment they are in this for, some people are honest and will tell you they rarely trade, or work alot so they just show up to make moves or not, you'll get a little more feedback.
If you want better replacements start to become a regular on the CAFE here, you'll meet some very knowledgeable guys and it's a nice central location to be able to keep track of everyone...G/Luck with next year and welcome.