scully19 wrote:This is another reason why the clock should be reset upon notice of an invalid bid. Fenris' bid would have been fixed and Ben Gordon would have been won at his new number since it is the same average. We wouldn't have this situation, and wouldn't have players going for too cheap and people getting screwed.
first of all i want to say that the whole situation makes me reluctant to say anything because i'm involved into the "dispute". having said that there are 2 reasons why i won't reset clocks
1) abuse. for me most important thing is to have clear rules that leave no room for any 2 gms to get into any kind of conflict. while i respect all the gms involved in this league for the way they are handling the auction so far and some of them for what i've seen from them on fbb boards and leagues that i played them in, i don't know any of them personally. maybe we are all standout guys, who are here to have good fair competition and maybe we are not, i can't guarantee that, so i don't want to leave any room for abuse. if anybody tries to cheat in any way he will be out of the league momentarily, but even removing a bad gm brings controversy to the league and i don't want any of that, especially not now in the begging, when we are just getting to know the system and each other. whenever it was possible, we bended the rules a little to give people a break, because this league is complicated and we are all beginners, but doing what you are proposing leaves possibility of undetectable abuse. someone can intentionally post bad bid and reset a clock in order to gain more time to resolve other bid and still has fall back option if he doesn't get his 1st choice. on the other hand some people will make unintentional bad bids, but might be accused of abuse by gm with last valid bid. all that is easily avoidable by keeping rules as they are
2) we have been drafting for more then 2 weeks, everybody won a player or two, most people had at least one bid invalidated. as The Thrill said, we should have pretty good idea of how things go by now and those who don't, have plenty of guys to ask. no need to give any free passes to those who make bad bids
also i agree totally with The Thrill's last post, so need to repeat any of that