Allow for a longer draft clock time limit than two minutes for electronic drafts, and allow for no draft clock.
The two-minute draft clock limit is an arbitrary limitation on leagues that isn't conducive for leagues that meet to draft in person and like to take their time with the draft. Of course, there is the option to plug in the players manually, but that adds additional effort for the commissioner and sometimes can result in miscommunications without a live draft board. Allowing for us to use the software Yahoo! provides with a draft clock that is longer than two minutes, or even allowing for there to be no draft clock, would vastly improve the experience.
Matt Roderick commented
We normally do an offline draft so we can all get together and eat and drink and talk trash to each other. It literally takes all afternoon and into the evening. With COVID there are a couple guys that can't make it due to state travel restrictions. The remainder of the league is still getting together. These guys will have to be on the phone the whole day to draft. If we could remove the time limit we'd be able to set it up online and they wouldn't have to be glued to their phones the whole day. Would be much appreciated!!
BRIAN SELMSER commented
duo you really 2 minutes. you are over analyzing then
Darryl Kelly commented
100% Not sure why this is a thing. I used an external site last year because of this. I would rather use yahoo but eliminate the pick time option. I don't want people to end up getting auto picked players if they lose connection.
Guy Gryphan commented
Agreed! Why 'force' users to your time limit you choose? What a poor UX! Allow the commissioners to set a timer length or choose no timer at all! For those who want something other than 1 option for time, we have to do all the extra work of using another site to draft and transferring those draft picks into the Yahoo site. Eventually I'll find a draft site that allows for a better league experience if you force me to keep using other sites. Then if add trades and keepers, it's a heavy lift for a commissioner.
Andrew Regan commented
More options for time allowed for each draft selection during a live draft. 2 min max is too short when you're trying to enjoy the best day of the year!! It also is a bit too frantic - as a dynasty league these decisions become a bit harder.
Can these options be added by 8.31.2019??!!!! PLEASE!!! I definitely don't write code and don't know the background that goes into it but on the surface it seems adding more options for time on selections would be easy. Thank you!