FanDuel - WFBC

August 07, 2008

Should Fantasy Sports Be on the Front Page?: Considering the popularity of the leagues here, and the work being done by the users who start them, should we consider moving the Fantasy Sports category to the front page, now that such things are possible?

posted by rcade to editorial policy at 02:51 PM - 11 comments

Normally I wouldn't post in agreement with myself (at least not so quickly), but I need to test this anyway. Hear, hear! Cadenhead makes a lot of sense.

posted by rcade at 02:53 PM on August 07

No.

I think the people who have been playing them over the years are a pretty tight knit group and have a tremendous amount of fun together. I'd hate to see tenured users lose out to some first day noob. The current system of including in the sidebar is sufficient.

Additionally, adding it as a topic category may be inviting a discourse of "What do you think of my trade" and "who should I draft" as a direct relation to mainstream sports discussions.

I love fantasy games, but feel the "separation of church and state" is a good one to maintain here.

posted by YukonGold at 03:23 PM on August 07

Yeah, let's keep the fantasy game stuff in the locker room.

posted by NoMich at 03:51 PM on August 07

No.

I agree with Yukon and NoMich. The Locker Room is a great place for Fantasy Sports.

posted by BoKnows at 06:27 PM on August 07

Fourthed. Keep them in the Locker Room.

posted by 86 at 09:54 PM on August 07

I likes it the locker room too. Plus I think it keeps some of the riffraff outta the fantasy stuff.

posted by HATER 187 at 11:55 PM on August 08

I say leave'em in the Locker Room

posted by billsaysthis at 12:41 AM on August 09

Seventhed.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 01:13 PM on August 09

I'm with the majority. Fantasy Sports should stay in the locker room.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:24 PM on August 09

I feel it can be used on the front page, but is probably more prone to problems than it's worth. Simply put, Yukon summed it up nicely. No.

posted by Kendall at 12:07 AM on August 13

Yeah, locker room works for me too. It does separate it nicely from the mainstream, newsy stuff.

posted by Spitztengle at 11:52 PM on August 19

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