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  1. Thanks @Steeler Everything in your post is already in the to-do list for the Single mode of the Optimizer (it's actually likely that we split it out into its own separate app) I view all this stuff as very minor tweaks. Adding those 3 projector columns, fixing the issue with having to scroll to see the whole lineup (which only happens on some devices - not mine annoyingly!) and speeding up the lineup builds are all super easy changes for us to make, and none of them are integral at all to the design of the tool. So I think we're quite close here. Thanks. I have this in the wishlist for right now. The difficulty is in knowing exactly which ones to copy over (player specific changes wouldn't count for instance - but what about the flex balance? How should the settings interact with different slates that have wildly different player pool sizes?) and how to lay this out in the UI in a non-confusing way.
  2. Thanks. That's my fault. It's in the multi build mode but not the single/IVC mode. I'll make a note.
  3. It's there but needs to be easier to find! We have full customization of the columns on the to-do list as well.
  4. sure - you hit the E key on the keyboard. There is a yellow hint box at the top but we need to make this more obvious.
  5. Going to try one last time here to try to break out of the cycle of "Footballguys build something, Shark Pool is up in arms about how it doesn't do the same as an old tool" I really want to engage with you guys and make sure the product we build works for everyone here. It is 1000x easier to build the right product from the start than to build something, have you guys see it in week 1, give a ton of (very valid and entirely reasonable) feedback as to why it doesn't work for you, then have to try to make changes during the season! Please see my post above. I want to work with you guys and get you the product you want. If it's a call with me, or continuing the conversation here, cool. Let's just talk. All I ask is that first you try the new version of the IVC here: https://optimizer.footballguys.com before giving feedback, as much of the feedback on removing the IVCs has been based solely on the Multi-build mode of the new Optimizer. It works perfectly for any past week of the NFL season, so even though there isn't a super bowl slate available, you can go back to any previous week and use it. Thanks as always for providing us with the feedback. We know it shows you guys care about the site and the product.
  6. Have you tried the new single build mode? Because it's a direct copy of the IVC interface. And it's so much easier to use on phones (50%+ of internet traffic is phones). Or am I missing something here? I do think the name does matter here. For new users, "IVC" doesn't mean anything. New users need to understand what something is going to do for them, from the title alone. Even expanded out into "Interactive Value Chart" - I really don't think that phrase is a very good descriptor or what the tool is doing. I agree however that it needs to be super clear that the new single build mode is a direct replacement for the IVCs.
  7. Thanks. Do you have a better suggestion? "Simple" versus "Advanced"? "Quick" versus "Settings"?
  8. Yes. That's exactly why the two tools are on completely separate tabs labelled "SINGLE" and "MULTI". For sure we looked at fantasycruncher and lots of others. For here though, I want to see if any of you guys are willing to help us out with more detailed feedback of your own experience using our tool in this past season.
  9. Still no takers here. I know you guys are really passionate about the tools we offer and have great feedback for us, e.g. this thread: https://forums.footballguys.com/forum/topic/782881-keep-the-dfs-interactive-value-chart/ Is there a different way people would prefer to give feedback? I know this is the way I would get the most effective feedback, but if there's other ways people want to chime in, please let me know. I hate to get to the middle of the season and have people yelling at us for making this or that decision - I'd much rather get that feedback now, and provide the tools to you all that you want.
  10. I didn't get any takers on this yet. I know you guys have a ton of feedback for us and I'd love to have the opportunity to hear it. Just email me shepherd [AT] footballguys dot com - there's no need to even identify who you are on the forums, we can setup a new FBG account from scratch for this.
  11. I want to setup some video calls with some users to get some detailed feedback about what you like/dislike about the tool and what your suggestions are. The main part of this would be me watching you use the Optimizer via screen share while we chat. If you are: someone who is used to the IVCs and fears this change; or someone who used the multi-build mode a ton this year and puts more than a couple of hours into DFS each week Please email me - shepherd at footballguys dot com so we can setup a call. I am still in the UK so I need people available in these time windows: 6.30am EST to 7.30am EST 8.30am EST to 9.30am EST 11am EST to noon EST Thanks again!
  12. Hey guys. We're super keen to make sure we cater for those who are used to the IVCs. I want to setup some video calls with some users to get some detailed feedback about what you like/dislike about the tool and what your suggestions are. The main part of this would be me watching you use the Optimizer via screen share while we chat. If you are: someone who is used to the IVCs and fears this change; or someone who used the multi-build mode a ton this year and puts more than a couple of hours into DFS each week Please email me - shepherd at footballguys dot com so we can setup a call. I am still in the UK so I need people available in these time windows: 6.30am EST to 7.30am EST 8.30am EST to 9.30am EST 11am EST to noon EST Thanks again!
  13. Have you used the single build mode of the new tool @Binky The Doormat? This feels like a comparison of IVC to the new multi build mode of the Optimizer the single build mode is a direct clone of the IVC in terms of layout and functionality. There’s a few tweaks we can make based on the feedback here and the feedback from staff and that’s invaluable - thanks for all the input! but with the single build mode having the exact same layout as IVC it seems silly to keep both. I just want to make sure that everyone is comparing apples to apples here and not talking about the multi build mode of the Optimizer which isn’t relevant to this thread.
  14. Yes, it does! there are columns for each projector. It’s under the column switching button to the left of the column headers. If you let me know your browser and OS I can look into the speed. the single build mode was designed as a direct port of the IVC. Have you tried the new versions? What we’re trying to do is improve our product. We believe we’ve done that but always remain full ears open to suggestions and specific feedback that we can action and look into. we will have a ton of migration info for next year here so it’s as easy as possible to move over to the new systems.
  15. I'm not sure without looking at the specifics of the league. It depends on so many factors (number of teams, number of teams who make the playoffs etc) Because chromebooks can support USB mice and our mobile version is optimized for finger-tapping only. On chromebook the online version at draft.footballguys.com works just fine.