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Fantasy and Social Behavior - Part II

Posted on: July 13, 2009 9:06 am
Last month I wrote a little bit about the social features within the context of your league.  But with the web becoming ever more social, is there a need for the fantasy player to be able to port their fantasy league experience outside of their league?  I expect the people that participate in these discussions to be able to give me some good feedback here.  You guys are already part of the community.  You are social beings by and large.  I'm assuming that many of you not only use this site to communicate with others, but use the other social sites on the web that are popular right now like the Facebooks and Twitters of the world.  It seems like there is a need for people to be able to express themselves on these sites, to let others know who they are are and what they are all about.  I've noticed people listing out their favorite musicians/bands, favorite quotes, favorite movies, favorite books, etc.  They list recently read books and recently watched movies.  They take quizzes and post them to their profiles all so they can show people how much they know about the Michael Jackson memorial ceremony and other trivial topics. 

Knowing how passionate our user base is, I can't imagine that this type of behavior wouldn't translate to Fantasy sports.  In trash talking I can imagine it'd be nice to be able to easily point to your league's standings in a post.  When talking about players, it'd be nice to easily be able to point to your roster, or your league's transaction report to show the add/drops and trades you've made.  And what about past championships won?  Wouldn't it be cool to have a place where you can point to in order to show off your fantasy prowess?  Do you care about these types of features?  Would people outside of your fantasy league or outside of the fantasy community care to see this stuff?  What else could be pulled out from your league to take with you as a badge of honor?  What about your reputation or rating? 

If I'm way off base here, let me know. 

Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: October 17, 2009 7:05 pm

Fantasy and Social Behavior - Part II

who cares about any of that social crap. I don't wanna play 'Farmville'. That would ruin the integrity of this site.

Since: Jul 8, 2009
Posted on: August 21, 2009 1:50 pm

Fantasy and Social Behavior - Part II

I think it's a interesting idea. The thought of people being able to flaunt their fantasy "ability" would appeal to most. I have been involved in fantasy sports since its inception and one thing I know for sure is people like to talk smack regardless of age, knowledge, or experience. With this said, I think the majority of fantasy sport players would enjoy this function. I know I would.

Since: Sep 4, 2008
Posted on: July 24, 2009 6:24 pm

Fantasy and Social Behavior - Part II

It would be nice if you could fix our career pages , as you know they are not correct. This is a large part of the reputation on CBS fantasy. Please fix this first before you add features. On a side note stop being so PC with this site, let people be themself good or bad !

Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: July 22, 2009 8:02 am

Fantasy and Social Behavior - Part II

Agreed.  There is too much else that needs to be upgraded for this to be priority.

Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: July 20, 2009 10:39 am

Fantasy and Social Behavior - Part II

I dunno, this probably has a lot of appeal to people who don't take these leagues as seriously as some of the people posting on the board here, or people who don't really know their other league members other than by user name--and maybe's that's what you guys need to do to remains profitable and such, but for me, all the upgrades/tweaks that have been mentioned previously on this blog by users are way, way, way more important than upgraded trash talking. 

Don't get me wrong, I'm not some smug snob who believes that winning says more than any post could ever say, and there for to trash talk is to show weakness, hell no, But I feel my trash talking abilities online do not need to be supplemented when there is so much else that could be upgraded.

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