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Topic: Mock Draft
 Alan_173543
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Post Date: 08/08/12 14:56
I can't seem to do a mock draft?
 Russ Bliss_108
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Post Date: 08/08/12 17:17
I'm looking into it. I'll keep you posted
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 Russ Bliss_108
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Post Date: 08/08/12 19:22
Not sure what the issue is exactly Alan, but I had no problem going thru the process.

The only thing I cna think of is that you either set the time to begin too soon for it to run everything it needs to before creating the mock draft room (system needs to have at least 30 minutes to set everything up), or it's set so far in advance that it hasn't allowed you to enter into the actual mock draft room (the page mockDraft_view.jsp updates itself about 30 minutes before a draft is set to begin and posts a link to enter the draft room).

Not knowing where exactly the problem lies, I have these following step by step instructions from the beginning:

How to set up a Mock Draft:

Log in (Mock Draft is free but you need to have registered with us to be able to use it)

Click on the Mock Draft tab across the top of the page or go to the Tools tab and click on the Mock Draft button

This takes you to a page where you can either create your own Mock Draft or join one someone else has created.

To create your own, click the "Create Mock Draft'" button

This takes you to the page where you enter the basic league information.

Name the Mock Draft

To make it public (where any registered members can join) put a check in the box for Public League (this will make the line for a password disappear, passwords are only needed for private leagues)

To make it a private league, leave the box empty and fill in a password for others to use to access the league

If you want the ability to set your own draft order, check the box. If you want it to be randomly generated, leave it empty

Use the drop down bar to set the number of teams you want to participate in the mock draft

The site defaults to a 5:00 minute clock for each pick, but this can be manually changed to any time limit (it's recommended you give at least 1 minute for picks; our automated FFS Experts, or if you turn on the Auto Draft option in the draft room, selections will be made usually within 5-10 seconds for each pick)

Start Time defaults to exactly 1 week from the current date, but can be manually changed to any date and time. NOTE: You need to set it to start at least 30 minutes from whatever the current time is or there's a chance the system won't operate correctly.

Choose a preset scoring system (if you want to customize the scoring you'll have the ability to do that in a future step, as well as the number of players at each position)

Using the drop down bar, set the number of rounds for the Mock Draft

Click "Create League"

This leads you to a page where you can manage the settings for your Mock Draft.

"Configuration" takes you back to the previous page so you can make any changes.

"Scoring System" takes you to a page where you can customize the scoring system and, by using the drop down bars, set the amount of starters at each position for the league and the max number of players to be drafted at each position. This is important for the automated system to create a Value Based Draft board internally from which it will make its selections. If you make any changes, you must click the Save button at the bottom or your changes will be lost.

"Invite Players" allows you to send invitations to friends or family (if they are not registered members of STARTERS they will have to register to be able to participate)

"Manage Teams" allows you to see who has signed up for your mock draft

"Create Mock Draft" is where you create your own team for the Mock Draft. Click on it and it will take to a page where you name your team. Name it and click Join League/Create Team. That takes you to a age where you can either re-name your team, go back to the Mock Draft main page, or click to view the Mock Draft created.

If you click to view the mock draft created, you go to a page that is a staging area before you can enter the Mock Draft room. About 20-30 minutes before a mock draft is set to begin, the page will update itself with a link that invites you to enter the Mock Draft.

Go in and draft!


Here are specific step by step
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