silentjim wrote:RocketsDWM wrote:silentjim wrote:Additionally guys, if you notice an illegal bid, make it known ASAP.
Waiting until 12 hours has passed and then going oh that bid was illegal so I'm the winner isn't a legit strategy. If it keeps happening, we'll simply make the auction/bidding restart at 12 or 48 hours from when the infraction or illegal bid was noticed.
I'll disagree. If you make a bid, you have to police yourself and make sure it is a legal bid. As your opponent, it is a competitive advantage not to point it out.
No that's not true. The point is to police yourself and others. Realizing someone did something wrong and not pointing it out to make yourself get a better deal is worse than making an illegal bid in my opinion. Not to mention by not pointing out the infraction you're penalizing every team except yourself, which isn't the point of this league. One manager could have 1M in cap space, but the illegal bid could be for 1.25M and they would think they were out of it even though they weren't.
I've said it a hundred times before, but the point of this leagues isn't to manipulate the rules to benefit your team. It's to be competitive and have fun. Let's not abuse things to benefit ourselves. We need to do what's best for everyone and even if it hurts me personally, I'll make sure things stay as unbiased and fair as possible.
Let me preface what I'm about to say with the fact that I agree 100% with everything that Jim says here...
But I must also stress that if we're going to be 100% "fair" this way, we also need to hold the rookie manager's feet to the fire. This business of giving noobs "chances", simply because they are new and are just getting a hold of the rules is all fine and stuff, I can appreciate that.
But not at the expense of being told that I also need to police every single auction detail for illegal activity. If I'm going to hold everyone accountable for stuff, then I'm going to call into question those previous auctions which were won through illegal means, yet rewarded with nothing but a simple slap on the wrist.
I'll shut up now...