Do The Right Thing

1/12/2019

Do The Right Thing

Dear prospective league member:

Please read the following before you commit to joining this league.

Once youíre up and running in the league, this is what I would like you to do:

  • Make a team export after every sim, or let me know ahead of time if you are for some reason unable to make a team export for any length of time
  • Check the Slack page at least every day or two

Thatís what I would like. This is what Iím willing to put up with:

  • Make a team export at least once a week (we run three sims a week; exporting once a week amounts to exporting just a third of the time), or let me know as soon as possible if you are for some reason unable to make a team export for an extended period, like two weeks or longer
  • Check the Slack page at least once every week or two

I expect people to miss exports from time to time. Things come up; lives get busy. Itís a normal thing.

Once youíve been with us for awhile, I probably wonít say a word if you miss a few exports in a row. If youíve shown yourself to be generally responsible, youíll have built up sufficient trust for me to just assume youíll start participating again whenever you have time, and that there is no need for me to hound you.

But unless I know you, I donít know you. Experienced commissioners learn not to wait too long for new people who arenít exporting and arenít responding to messages. Because most of the time that means the person has bailed on the league, but is too a) selfish b) immature c) timid to notify the commissioner.

Thatís why the first few days/weeks of joining an online league are critical. Lots of people join leagues, and then lots of them drop out soon afterwards, usually without saying anything. Until youíve developed a bit of a track record, only your participation and/or responsiveness is going to give me any kind of clue as to whether youíre a) committed to the league, b) not committed to the league, or c) already gone.

If youíve joined and decided that maybe this isnít the league for you after all, just let me know. I wonít bite. Promise.

Al

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