Common FAQs for all Pool types

Q: In my Pool, if I configure the Lock Pick Deadline for Sunday at 1pm EST every week, what happens on weeks there are Thursday night games? Do the Thursday night games lock at the start of the game to keep people from selecting them after the game starts or is it open until Sunday at 1pm?

Q: I would like the members of my Pool to be able to register multiple teams. How can I do this?

Q: How can I delete a Pool I started?

Q: I want to send out a League Invite but I can't find a Commissioner Tool to do that. What do I do?

Q: I have some players who want to play in our Pool but do not have computer access. How do I register their picks?

Q: I would like to see if the members of my Pool have submitted their picks. How can I do this if I cannot see their Team Home Page?

Q: How do I stop receiving emails for my pool?

Q: A member of my league didn't make picks for the week but they were automatically picked for him. I chose the Configuration option where weekly picks aren't mandatory, so I'm not sure why this happened. Can you help me out with this? Also, is there a way to remove his picks for this week so people won't think he owes money for picks he didn't make?

Q: I had three teams that couldn't get registered before the pool closed but contacted me before the deadline. Can I still add them?

Q: Where in my pool can I enter Monday Night Football tie-breaker points? It was on my Team Home Page last year.

Q: I don’t see any way to enter Monday Night Football scores to be used for our weekly tie-breaker.

Q: The season has started and I have some deadbeat members who have not paid yet. Can you send MFS Moose and Rocco over to collect from them or at least delete them from my pool?

Q: Are Autopicks counted once per week or once per game?

Q: How can the pool members see if they have any Autopicks left for the season?

Q: At what point is everyone’s picks available to everyone in the pool?

Q: I am ready to create a new pool for this coming football season. How do I get the email addresses for players who played last season?

Q: I have an owner that emailed me his picks for this week. I forgot to put them in before the games started today. I know I can enter his picks using the Edit Previous Picks function as Commissioner, but I cannot see his Team Home Page of picks for this week. Why is that?

Q: How do I change my Team name after I have registered?

 

Q: In my Survivor Pool, if I configure the Lock Pick Deadline for Sunday at 1pm EST every week, what happens on weeks there are Thursday night games? Do the Thursday night games lock at the start of the game to keep people from selecting them after the game starts or is it open until Sunday at 1pm?
A: If any games start prior to the Lock Pick Deadline, those selections will lock as soon as we receive notification that the game has started. When the Lock Pick Deadline occurs, all unlocked games are locked at that point in time. The Autopick process will run when the first game of the week starts for those players who have Autopicks left and have not made a pick for the week. This is done in case the proper game to autopick, based on the teams’ autopick setting, is Thursday’s game. This is the only time during the week that the Autolock process will execute. If the autopick does not choose Thursday‘s game, it still counts as an autopick and the available number of autopicks is decreased by 1.

Q: I would like the members of my Pool to be able to register multiple teams. How can I do this?
A: The Commissioner has the option when configuring the League Settings to allow multiple entries per pool per team by selecting the checkbox called "Allow the same MFS User to register multiple teams". This will allow the pool member to join multiple times using the Join Existing Pool button with the Pool ID and Password. A simpler method is by using the "Add New Team" link on the League Home Page after they have created their first team. They will simply need to register each team using a unique name within your Pool.

Q: How can I delete a Pool I started?
A: There is a Commissioner Tool that will allow you to delete your pool. After confirmation of the delete, your pool cannot be recovered so make sure that you are 100% certain that you want to delete the pool.

Q: I want to send out a League Invite but I can't find a Commissioner Tool to do that. What do I do?
A: There is a Commissioner Tool that will allow you to send League Invites. However, it is hidden once the Registration Close Date has passed, which it has in your pool. Use the Commissioner Tool to Edit League Settings and change the Registration Close Date to be in the future and the link will appear in the toolset.

Q: I have some players who want to play in our Pool but do not have computer access. How do I register their picks?
A: All pool members must have a validated MFS User ID. So, you’ll have to create an MFS User ID for each team that cannot register themselves using a unique generic ID and email address. You can use the participant’s name or a generic ID, such as POOLID01, POOLID02,... or something along those lines, each with a unique email address. When done, send us the IDs that you created and we’ll flip the verification flag on for you. From there, you’ll have to join your pool logged in as that ID. After that, you will be able to manage their picks from your ID using the Edit Previous Picks function from your home page after the Lock Deadline has passed or log in as each “dummy” team and make picks for them. Or, you could add your ID as an additional manager on each team's Team Details link found on its Team Home Page.

Q: I would like to see if the members of my Pool have submitted their picks. How can I do this if I cannot see their Team Home Page?
A: On the League an Team Home Pages for your pool, there is a "Reports" link. When clicked, a list of reports is displayed. Click on the report named "Pick Status Report". This report shows which Pool members have submitted their picks for the week and how many Autopicks they have left for the season.

Q: How do I stop receiving emails for my pool?
A: Your various email options are found on your Team Details page, The link is found on your Team Home Page.

Q: A member of my league didn't make picks for the week but they were automatically picked for him. I chose the Configuration option where weekly picks aren't mandatory, so I'm not sure why this happened. Can you help me out with this? Also, is there a way to remove his picks for this week so people won't think he owes money for picks he didn't make?
A: The pool picks may not be mandatory but his Team Details has a Default picks option selected for his team instead of using the No Defaults option. So, picks will be made for him unless he selects the No Defaults choice. You can use the Commissioner Tool to Edit Previous Picks and set his picks back to No Pick and adjust the amount owed for his team on the Finances page. Also, remind him to select No Defaults for his weekly picks on the Team Options link on his Team Home Page. Or, better yet, change your league settings for the Number of Autopicks allowed to 0 if you don't want any team to be able to get Autopicks.

Q: I had three teams that couldn't get registered before the pool closed but contacted me before the deadline. Can I still add them?
A: Yes. Just edit the Registration Close Date configuration option and change the registration date to a future time to allow them to join. If they join after the games have started, you may enter picks for them using the Edit Previous Picks Commissioner Tool.

Q: Where in my pool can I enter Monday Night Football tie-breaker points? It was on my Team Home Page last year.
A: The weekly tie-breakers will always be found on your Team Home Page. However, if they are not there, your Commissioner chose not to allow tie-breakers this year. You can check the setting on your League Settings, found on your League Home page.

Q: I don’t see any way to enter Monday Night Football scores to be used for our weekly tie-breaker.
A: You have chosen the tie-breaker option of “No tie-breaker” as your number 1 priority on your League Settings. When this option is the number 1 priority, we suppress the entry fields on the Team Home Page. To change, move a separate tie-breaker option to number 1.

Q: The season has started and I have some deadbeat members who have not paid yet. Can you send MFS Moose and Rocco over to collect from them or at least delete them from my pool?
A: Though we are not fond of deadbeat owners, we cannot enforce collection of your league fee. You can delete the pool members from your pool using the Team and Coach List link on your Pool Home Page. To the right of the Team and Coach line, there is a Delete link. You will want to be 100% that you want to delete the member since there is no Undo once the deed has been done.

Q: Are Autopicks counted once per week or once per game?
A: Autopicks are executed once per week so they will only count against you one time. You will lose one autopick if you fail to make a complete set of picks so always make all your picks before the first game of the week starts. You can always make changes to games prior to their start or the Lock Deadline passes.

Q: How can the pool members see if they have any Autopicks left for the season?
A: All pool members can see their Autopick status from the Reports section. There is a report called Pick Status Report that shows which teams have made their picks for the week as well as the remaining number of Autopicks for each team.

Q: At what point is everyone’s picks available to everyone in the pool?
A: It depends on the configuration. If the Commissioner has chosen to Hide Picks Until The Start of Last Game, then all picks will be displayed when the last game starts. If not, then the picks will be displayed after the Pick Lock date/time has passed.

Q: I am ready to create a new pool for this coming football season. How do I get the email addresses for players who played last season?
A: When you start your pool registration using the Create Pool process, you have the option to copy last year's pool in the first step. In the last step, all of last year's emails will be listed. Additionally, you can use the report on the My Leagues page (under the Message Board) called "Member Performance History" to see the final standings and the Team & Coach list from that season, which will include the owner's email address.

Q: I have an owner that emailed me his picks for this week. I forgot to put them in before the games started today. I know I can enter his picks using the "Edit Previous Picks" function as Commissioner, but I cannot see his Team Home Page of picks for this week. Why is that?
A: To prevent the Commissioner from having an unfair advantage, the Edit Previous Picks function works like the display of league-wide picks; you cannot see the team home page of picks until after the Pick Deadline has passed. Once it has passed, you can enter their picks and the changes will be recorded on the League Message Board. The Lock Deadline can be changed at any time so you can use the Commissioner Tool to Edit League Settings and change the Lock Deadline to be in the future and then use the Edit Previous Picks tool to make picks for your league member. These changes will be logged on the League Message Board for accountability.

Q: How do I change my Team name after I have registered?
A: You can change your Team name at any point in the season from the Team Home Page using the Edit Team Details link.