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Interested in hearing folks thoughts on the redesign. In previous years its been a dreadful user interface in commish tools. This year looks to be cleaner but curious if others have looked deeper yet.

Inherited a 10 year old league and most of the league wants to keep on CBS despite the 160 dollar fee.

Gettin feedback before I make the final call. Thanks!

 
I think the older look is more scan friendly on the home page, so I changed mine back to the classic look (which is easy to do). I might change it back to the new look once the season has started to see how it is. I haven't looked at the commish tools area, but I will. I'm the co-commish so I have access to it. As for the fee, that has never bothered us since it is split among all the owners, and it isn't much per person.

 
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Simey,

We've been using Sportsline since day one... and the league hates the new revamped look. However, I can't figure out how to change it to the "classic look" like you described.

Can you help ?

Thanks,

 
[SIZE=11.5pt]Thank you for providing your opinion on the new Fantasy Football[/SIZE] league homepage. We know change like this can initially be unsettling. However, ultimately, we believe you'll find this new page delivers an experience that far supersedes the old version. That’s because we listened to you and adjusted the homepage based on your comments and suggestions. Depending on your feedback, we may make more adjustments, so please bear with us.

[SIZE=11.5pt]We want you to experience the new homepage and become accustomed to it. [/SIZE][SIZE=11.5pt]So please take some time to thoroughly investigate and use the new layout[/SIZE].[SIZE=8pt] [/SIZE][SIZE=11.5pt]If afterwards, you still feel the old version is more your speed, you can access it by using the following instructions:[/SIZE]
[SIZE=11.5pt]1. [/SIZE][SIZE=11.5pt]Click the “settings” icon next to the “Player Name” search box in the top right portion of the page.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=11.5pt]2. [/SIZE][SIZE=11.5pt]From the “settings” page, click the “Look & Feel” tab to display a list of features you can change.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=11.5pt]3. [/SIZE][SIZE=11.5pt]Locate the “League Homepage View” item at the bottom of this list, and click the drop-down menu to toggle between “default” and “classic” options.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=11.5pt]4. [/SIZE][SIZE=11.5pt]Click “OK”. Now go back to the league homepage, and you will see the version you selected. [/SIZE]



Thank you for continuing to make CBSSports.com your Fantasy destination. Please reply to this email should you have additional concerns or more details to provide for updating your question.

Have a great season,
Commish McGarnagle
That's what they sent me. Basically, the Classic toggle is buried beneath list of 25 customizable background colors.

Outside of background colors, there's pretty much nothing to configure on the home page of the new "Default" page.

My guess is they retire Classic in a year, as most providers do.

The Classis isn't as customizable as it once was, but it's better than the new view.

On the new view, the top third of my screen (any browser) is just blank space. Then the giant header image I can't shrink. Then nonsensical content including a FEED that shows all our league stories back to the year 2000, making for a looooooooooong scroll.

Very poor design, IMO, but complaining doesn't help.

One of my biggest beefs still about the 2012 changes is the Change Team dropdown is longer than my screen, so I need to position my scroll befor selecting it and then scroll my screen to see all the teams. Plus, the Drag and Drop lineup mnagement is surely teh suck, especially on smaller devices. On any platform (especially the smaller devices), Check and Submit is a better format for managing lineups than Drag and Drop. Drag and Drop is all about the zazz. It looks good in a presentation to the powers, but it is a nuisance. I hate it. Argh!
 
Went through this when baseball started. They made some changes after the uproar but just enough so that it wasn't a disaster. I'll put in some leg work next baseball season to switch my league to another site.

The feed was ridiculous. You post something and it's just buried shortly thereafter. League never had such little communication.

 
Thank you for providing your opinion on the new Fantasy Football league homepage. We know change like this can initially be unsettling. However, ultimately, we believe you'll find this new page delivers an experience that far supersedes the old version. That’s because we listened to you and adjusted the homepage based on your comments and suggestions. Depending on your feedback, we may make more adjustments, so please bear with us.

We want you to experience the new homepage and become accustomed to it. So please take some time to thoroughly investigate and use the new layout. If afterwards, you still feel the old version is more your speed, you can access it by using the following instructions:
1. Click the “settings” icon next to the “Player Name” search box in the top right portion of the page.

2. From the “settings” page, click the “Look & Feel” tab to display a list of features you can change.

3. Locate the “League Homepage View” item at the bottom of this list, and click the drop-down menu to toggle between “default” and “classic” options.

4. Click “OK”. Now go back to the league homepage, and you will see the version you selected.



Thank you for continuing to make CBSSports.com your Fantasy destination. Please reply to this email should you have additional concerns or more details to provide for updating your question.

Have a great season,
Commish McGarnagle
That's what they sent me. Basically, the Classic toggle is buried beneath list of 25 customizable background colors.

Outside of background colors, there's pretty much nothing to configure on the home page of the new "Default" page.

My guess is they retire Classic in a year, as most providers do.

The Classis isn't as customizable as it once was, but it's better than the new view.

On the new view, the top third of my screen (any browser) is just blank space. Then the giant header image I can't shrink. Then nonsensical content including a FEED that shows all our league stories back to the year 2000, making for a looooooooooong scroll.

Very poor design, IMO, but complaining doesn't help.

One of my biggest beefs still about the 2012 changes is the Change Team dropdown is longer than my screen, so I need to position my scroll befor selecting it and then scroll my screen to see all the teams. Plus, the Drag and Drop lineup mnagement is surely teh suck, especially on smaller devices. On any platform (especially the smaller devices), Check and Submit is a better format for managing lineups than Drag and Drop. Drag and Drop is all about the zazz. It looks good in a presentation to the powers, but it is a nuisance. I hate it. Argh!
awesome thanks

 
Mostly what others have said here:

The "feed" sucks because if someone responds to a post that's a few days old (and your league posts a decent amount) then it's lost down the line somewhere and most don't even notice it.

The "Select a Team" option from your main team page sucks - like another poster said it goes off the page if your league has more than 8 teams (Ours has 16).

The drag and drop is irritating the way that it works. There should be an option just for this for each individual - drag and drop OR the old way of clicking each player as a starter or bench guy.

All that being said - I've played in almost every site's league out there and CBS is at or near the top. Their app is leaps and bounds better than it used to be. I'm not sure about other site's apps (I don't play tons of leagues anymore) but CBS' is decent.

Our Commish hated the changes last year and said they fixed almost all the issues this year. I've heard people complain about support, but once you find the phone number (which can be a pain) they spent 30 minutes with me last year on the phone fixing some issues for our league.

 
Oh, and the nrelate You Might Also Like SPAM at bottom of page is unwelcome, as well.
Honestly,I never even noticed that before. I had to go back just now and look to see if it was there. I guess if you scroll all the way down a lot that could be bothersome. I guess.

The only thing I ever noticed before was the border was a Snickers theme, but it's not even one of those irritating ones where if you click anywhere on it it opens another page. It's just a border (though there is a banner up top you can click).

It's really tame compared to most other sites.

 
Even though I dislike the recent color changes on yahoo - I've always preferred their layout over the sports line league I'm in.

I know $150 bucks isn't a lot when spread out among a league - but what are the features you guys feel make it worth it? Personally, I'd rather see that money in the prize pool - but maybe there are features that make it worth the cost that I'm unaware of. We don't really customize the homepage or create exotic scoring systems - so our league needs are probably simpler than others.

One of the things I find annoying about the new layout are all the apps for purchase that appear like normal links. Too many and of dubious value IMO.

 
FWIW, CBS is down right now...just as ppl are getting back to work and checking out their team. :shrug:

 
The guys in my league liked the Draft Recap email from the "Fantasy Journalist". Most thought it was me as Commish talking smack.

A few of the guys were asking if there is a full review of the draft on CBS somewhere on the site. I see where Yahoo now provides a draft grade for each team, but I didn't see one on CBS even though it says "this guy had the 8th best draft' or "that guy had the worst draft".

Has anyone found the details on this?

 
Wheezer34 said:
The guys in my league liked the Draft Recap email from the "Fantasy Journalist". Most thought it was me as Commish talking smack.

A few of the guys were asking if there is a full review of the draft on CBS somewhere on the site. I see where Yahoo now provides a draft grade for each team, but I didn't see one on CBS even though it says "this guy had the 8th best draft' or "that guy had the worst draft".

Has anyone found the details on this?
For those who are interested, I received the answer from CBS when asking if a detailed per-team report is available:

"No, unfortunately it only gives feedback on about 5 teams in the league based on the picks they feel were good picks, bad picks etc."
 
Is anybody else enjoying these new CBS 'Draft Recap' and 'Week Recap' stories authored by the CBS bot? The bot is kind of funny, and talks better trash then half the people in the Shark Pool.

As far as what I don't like about the revamp, I hate that the league page now prominently features articles in the league timeline suggesting which waiver wire guys to pick up. It diminishes the advantage of owners who do some research.

 
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Is anybody else enjoying these new CBS 'Draft Recap' and 'Week Recap' stories authored by the CBS bot? The bot is kind of funny, and talks better trash then half the people in the Shark Pool.

As far as what I don't like about the revamp, I hate that the league page is now prominently features articles in the league timeline suggesting which waiver wire guys to pick up. It diminishes the advantage of owners who do some research.
So far everyone in my league is loving the weekly recaps. My only real issue with the new layout, which has been mentioned already, is threads and messages getting buried in the mile long 'blog roll' down the middle if the page. It kind if sucks.

 
After being burned by their baseball re-design this spring, for football we finally made the leap to MFL after 2-3 years of kicking around the idea. With all the widgets and crap articles/updates they keep generating and shoving into prominent places, CBS is making it less your league and more their league.

 
After being burned by their baseball re-design this spring, for football we finally made the leap to MFL after 2-3 years of kicking around the idea. With all the widgets and crap articles/updates they keep generating and shoving into prominent places, CBS is making it less your league and more their league.
Been trying to get my league to switch over to MFL for years. Hopefully this new hideous layout will be enough to convince them for next year.

 
There used to be a small module or window in CBS Sportsline which showed all teh trades that had gone down in the system for a given player and based on league type.

By any chance does anyone know where this function went? It's kind of handy at times.

Thought of this because of this trade value article on CBS:

http://fantasynews.c...sy-trade-values

Thanks.

 
There used to be a small module or window in CBS Sportsline which showed all teh trades that had gone down in the system for a given player and based on league type.

By any chance does anyone know where this function went? It's kind of handy at times.

Thought of this because of this trade value article on CBS:

http://fantasynews.c...sy-trade-values

Thanks.
don't think this is available anymore. they now have the Roster Trends section where you can see the player most traded (top 100) along with the most dropped and most added, but it doesn't show you the actual trades.

 
There used to be a small module or window in CBS Sportsline which showed all teh trades that had gone down in the system for a given player and based on league type.

By any chance does anyone know where this function went? It's kind of handy at times.

Thought of this because of this trade value article on CBS:

http://fantasynews.c...sy-trade-values

Thanks.
Looks like the sorting option is gone, but if you click a players' name in the article in your link, "Recent Trades" is one of the info boxes on the player page, and you can click below the list to see more.

Like this? http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fantasyfootball/players/trades/1243187/all/all/all

Replace with player ID numbers if you know them or just click the name. I don't know what the "all/all/all" in the URL refers to, but changing that might get you different leaguetypes?
Ah nice, thank you very much. I guess it's in the main player pages on the CBS fantasy site, I was looking for this via my league site and it's different. Many thanks.

 
I hate the social media look to it. it's killed all message type activity on my board since that just gets buried by the feed.

 
I hate the big frikkin view now for the scoreboard on game days. I play in an IDP league, and it all used to fit on one webpage. Now, they've made all the scores so large (do they think we are all sight impaired?) that I have to scroll down to see all the players. It's two full pages now.

Why not give us the option to switch to classic view if we want to?

 
We've had our league on CBS for a decade now and this will be the first time I'll ask everyone in the league after the season if they want to switch to a new site. I hate everything about the re-design. Even the live scoring, which had been the best in the industry in my opinion, is awful now. The live scoring page continually updates with incorrect team totals. It has to constantly be refreshed to get the correct team point totals.

 
There used to be a small module or window in CBS Sportsline which showed all teh trades that had gone down in the system for a given player and based on league type.

By any chance does anyone know where this function went? It's kind of handy at times.

Thought of this because of this trade value article on CBS:

http://fantasynews.c...sy-trade-values

Thanks.
Looks like the sorting option is gone, but if you click a players' name in the article in your link, "Recent Trades" is one of the info boxes on the player page, and you can click below the list to see more.

Like this? http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fantasyfootball/players/trades/1243187/all/all/all

Replace with player ID numbers if you know them or just click the name. I don't know what the "all/all/all" in the URL refers to, but changing that might get you different leaguetypes?
Ah nice, thank you very much. I guess it's in the main player pages on the CBS fantasy site, I was looking for this via my league site and it's different. Many thanks.
looks like I can't get to that from the player's page at all, at least starting from my league page. i can get to it from that general news page linked here and the general player page though (not part of my league pages). well at least i know how i can get to it, thanks for the link.

 
I design user interfaces for a living and this site is just brutal. Its not very intuitive and the content is so poorly organized you can't even find what you're looking for. The site keep telling me that it doesn't support IE9 but I am not even using it. The site doesn't work well on tablets either. The lineup setting is difficult without 'drag and drop'.

I agree, its getting worse every year.

 
Awful...can't stand it. I try to only use the app if possible.

What's the best site for a dynasty? MFL? It looks so old though.

 
My main league switched this year and I f-ing hate it. The biggest waste of $160 I can remember. Cbs is a joke.

 
My league pays $150 or whatever but I still get spammed with full screen ads while trying to check my score on the CBS Fantasy app. Nice work.

 
The new chat "feature ". Ugh make it go away
It's truly awful.

Does anybody else have an issue with Live Scoring constantly being incorrect? I have to refresh the page every few minutes when games are on because it keeps adding additional points to various teams in the league. The stats aren't being changed but the team's total points for the day are wrong. This has happened every single week on the website page. The app has never had this problem that I've seen.

 
shadyridr said:
Add/drop is mind blowingly bad and full of bugs
I'm surprised this hasn't gotten more notice. They took what used to be a full screen priority by click ordering system and have now squeezed into this little pup up menu that is difficult to navigate. It's hard to believe any beta tester thought this was a good idea.

 
shadyridr said:
Add/drop is mind blowingly bad and full of bugs
I'm surprised this hasn't gotten more notice. They took what used to be a full screen priority by click ordering system and have now squeezed into this little pup up menu that is difficult to navigate. It's hard to believe any beta tester thought this was a good idea.
They're too busy counting their money to give a ####.

 
shadyridr said:
Add/drop is mind blowingly bad and full of bugs
I'm surprised this hasn't gotten more notice. They took what used to be a full screen priority by click ordering system and have now squeezed into this little pup up menu that is difficult to navigate. It's hard to believe any beta tester thought this was a good idea.
Just dropped Travis Kelce for the Ravens defense. CBS programmers can suck my ####. I'll be really lucky to outbid everyone to get him back now. He's sitting out there like a blue light special.

 

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