[Chat/Message Boards] Message Board Removal Feedback
Fantasy league message boards are no longer available but you can still access historical message board posts through your fantasy profile. Moving forward, we're investing in Fantasy Chat as the place for league communication and urge you to check out some of the recent improvements we've made like adding threading and pinning with polls coming soon.
Check out the following post for additional improvements made to Fantasy Chat: https://bit.ly/3UQbvew
Joseph Doe commented
Existing League Chat feature does not meet our needs of thread creation and visibility. We're going to look to move our league to another platform.
Jeff B commented
the message board needs to be brought back. this new chat **** is terrible. important information can easily get lost in all the chat nonsense.
Ted Krajewski commented
When the commissionary in a league that's spread across the US asks for our opinion on a rules change we can't see everyone else's responses and ideas without a message board. Bring the message board back people that don't use it don't care if it's gone but people that do use it will find somewhere else to play if you don't.
The message board gave the commissioner and everyone else a forum to share ideas or smack talk with a reply-all option that isn't available in email or chat. Many of the older players don't use the chat feature or know where to find it.
scott long commented
Open chats up! At least include an email league link to offer trade proposals. Why aren’t chats available? Is Yahoo afraid of meanies? Are you understaffed? Or is it just being lazy?
TREY SWAIN commented
Message board needs to return. Important info is being buried in nonsense on the chat. Message board is easy to find the threads you need.
Steve Ross commented
Besides just bringing back Message Boards, make them easier to use and more expressive. I want to be able to bold, underline, italicize, highlight text, or bullet/number text. Let us post pictures and gifs.
Steve Ross commented
I HATE the new chat feature. Please bring back the message board. If anything thing, update the message board to allow us to post into it easier/better. I tried to post league records and had a tough time (wish I could just post a copy of our excel sheet or even just a screenshot of it, but pictures didn't always show up on the old message board). I also tried to post our draft order on the new chat feature. It was hard and confusing. I didn't know if everyone was seeing it or only a few GMs, I couldn't tab/enter down so I couldn't separate the text to make it easier to read or add a title. I am NOT A FAN OF NEW CHAT!
marc aijala commented
I am the commish of a keeper league. PLEASE BRING BACK MESSAGE BOARD NOW! Removing it is very detrimental to the way we play fantasy football in my league and downright stupid. I can no longer post rules and other very important info in an organized topic by topic fashion. I relied HEAVILY on the message board to make my league tick. I'm currently directing my managers to last years message board to read our rules, its unacceptable. We will be switching to a different site if yahoo does not fix this.
Raff Giancotta commented
Turn it back on the message board is great.
And why you stopped grading mock draft???
Yahoo please don’t go backward!
John Kieffer commented
I'm commish for two 14 team keeper leagues. Removal of the message board is severely detrimental to the operation of these leagues. We use the message board to categorize important message threads, post trades with a timestamp, dues owed, winnings, proposed rule changes, ANYTHING LEAGUE RELATED.
After 15 years of using the YAHOO PLATFORM, I am going to consider removing the leagues from YAHOO and going elsewhere.
YAHOO has never been keeper league friendly anyway.. The "E-Mail" league function is as lame as it gets for a modern day app. You can't even post charts, lists, league constitutions, or anything league related.
YAHOO PLATFORM HAS TURNED INTO A JOKE!!
jeremy wisniewski commented
Removing the message board is ridiculous. I know we can still view boards from past years, but this is where I update lists of champions, weekly awards, historic statistical records, owner records, franchise records, and so many more things that just DOES NOT WORK via chat.
Losing the message board is absolutely ridiculous and pathetic.
I've been in a football league for almost 30 years. We used to do the scoring by pen and paper by reading boxscores before it even became a regular online thing. Yahoo was a good platform for this that we have since used for maybe 20 years now. Losing the message board has really made me consider leaving for good.
Making changes and adapting is totally a good thing. But losing something so vital as a message board?! Really just an absurd idea. And I (and my entire league) plan to look elsewhere for a platform to use.
Iron Chef Fat commented
This is a terrible decision to remove message boards. The Fantasy Chat functionality does not support the same user experience and allow for different topics to be created. This is a deal breaker for me and our league will move to another platform next season if this isn't brought back.
Brett Rude commented
It is awful that message boards were removed. As a league commissioner, I have a long standing tradition of providing a weekly summary to the league managers that is informative, funny, and increases engagement in the league. Your removal of the message board has killed this, something I have been doing for many years. How could this be seen as progress? Why are you actively making the experience less engaging? Is it really that difficult to maintain the message boards?
Brad Crossland commented
Don't like the change fellas. I am in 3 long running private dynasty/keeper leagues where the message board was our primary source for offseason tracking of rule changes, player movement etc. all elements of which are not served by the chat feature.
Ben Wein commented
Our League dates back to middle school. We are in our thirties now. We had so many messages that are now lost due to this change. This is heartbreaking. Please yahoo, if you care about the people you serve, reinstate the boards back with all messages you have saved.
DAVID WHITE commented
You're trying to reinvent the wheel..bring back the message board! I don't see the advantage at all.
DAVID WHITE commented
Talk about fixing something that's not broken...this is it!
David Holman commented
I dont use the phone app at all,and so far the chat line has been in buffering mode 90% of the time. In addition I dont have a twitter account and dont appreciate being redirected somewhere when im already here !!!!! message board was so much easier !!
Ron Gettler commented
Please keep the message boards. My league uses them. It would also be helpful if you added a poll function to the message boards.
Martin Magers commented
Removing message boards is incredibly stupid. I cannot think of a more stupid change you could make.