a1doug182 wrote:I know that I don't contribute much around here but I am one of the people who provides a consistency of long range traffic on this site. since this has been one of the few sites that I go to for fantasy football information. I've been a user since before my joined date so you can see I have been around a while. I agree with what most on the dissenters are saying and believe this forum is becoming less attractive to the user. I don't understand why you have to move a topic out of leftovers. Isn't there some way that instead of moving a topic, you could just make it accessible from multiple forums at the same time. That would satisfy those that like the old way and also satisfy those that want a more refined search. It would also ensure that you get more discussion on a lot of topics. That should also help your other forums grow.
I've kept my mouth shut about this because I'm one of those guys who will make the best of what I have, and if the Cafe doesn't offer what other forums do than I may visit there more often. What makes this place great is the quality of people here; ones who can have insightful discussion, contribute to the site for no reason but to help others at the site like the site has help them, and guys and gals you can have a good time with.
I believe that while the management or whoever makes changes has the best interest in mind, but if it doesn't suit the current users who make the cafe what it is but rather is more inviting they think to new users than I'm not sure you will end up with a product you want unless you can turn all these mini super sub forums into very active forums (similar to what leftovers is/was (your opinion)).
My issue with this whole deal is judgement...Lets take a look at the front page of leftovers and what threads have been moved...lets keep in mind the first two words in leftover's description are "Fantasy strategy":
"sell on DeAngelo?"
With the Panthers offense looking so bad and Stewart getting healthy, is now the time to sell on DeAngelo Williams?
This clearly isn't a specific trade question sounds like strategy to me, yet was moved from leftovers to DTKW
"How valuable will reggie bush be in ppr after.."
after mike bell and pierre thomas get healthy? Should i try to trade reggie bush for someone that would have a better workload?
Same as the last...this is a strategy question.
"Week 3 Buy Low Candidates"
The art of buying low has helped numerous fantasy owners find themselves as champions at seasons end. I'm just going to throw some under-performing big names out there for us to analyze as buy low candidates
Buy low/sell high discussions have been a staple of leftovers for as long as I can remember, and I still believe it is a strategy question.
"When to deal the aging star?"
When do you deal an LT. The year in year out stud who is aging, more dings, more miles etc... Group Thomas Jones, Randy Moss, Owens etc.. into this.
This is crazy! How do you answer this question in terms of DTKW? "Trade For AP, he is young!" PLEASE.
"Going forward - Addai or Stewart?"
As a Flex guy/RB3 in a standard scoring format, no PPR, who would you rather have from here on out? Addai or Stewart, and why?
This was moved to the who to start/bench. I think this is still strategy, start/bench is a one week at a time forum. This is a season long question (maybe he has to commit to the player for the whole season) and therefore I believe again is strategy.
"Cedric Benson - a Sell High?"
Is he a solid #2 all season, or should he be sold off while he's hot?
Here is one more that is a bit different from page 2...
"The OMG, I benched Schaub thread."
This thread was made on Monday, Texans played on Sunday. It was moved to Game Commentary, Cheering and Venting. This forum is found under the "CAFE LIVE!" forum. The first three words as a prereuisite for entering the forum are "Watching the game?" this is for discussion of games as they happened. I don't see how this thread can be moved to this forum simply based on the description of the forum!
All the above threads were moved from leftovers to another forum, and honestly I don't understand. They don't fit better in the other forums, and they sure as hell won't generate more discussion in the other forums (isn't that what matters?). It just seems like there is some attempt to shrink leftovers and basically divy it up to other forums, which makes no sense to me since it is the leftovers and the other forums are "specialty forums".
Thats my bit.