Allow Leagues to do Snake Drafts over several days/weeks
Allow for a Snake Drafts to give teams 12 Hours between picks. (Tomb Draft). This way drafts dont have to be done at set time, and can allow players to keep the fun of a draft over the course of a longer period of time. Tantric Drafting.
Yeah with slow draft you can take weeks if you want in a draft. You use the message board, tell the owners the time limit between picks max plus overnight not on the clock hours and also tell them at that time if it is snake or whatever.
You can even give some owner taking over a rebuild disaster an extra pick here and there or whatever. Offline (message board) drafts allow you to do most anything except use the draft room because like the poster said, Yahoo can't tie up their servers for leagues for days on end.
Just select (or your commish select if you are not the commish) whatever they call the offline draft option in the spring when the league re-opens.
Also no need to select keepers in advance that way. There is no "lock in keepers" step if you select offline. You can drop a player as you pick up another player in the draft. Most leagues will limit the number of rounds because of this. Or you can require all drops in advance too. Again, entirely flexible.
You can do an offline draft like this today. The commish will have to enter the results.
Don't look for Yahoo! to agree to tie up system resources for a single league's draft for an unlimited amount of time.