New to Yahoo DFS, and thoroughly enjoying the experience; but am consistently noticing an issue that gives me pause.
Many contests are not showing ALL entrants/lineups AFTER lock. In these instances, several lineups are not showing on the contest page until 10 minutes (or more) after contest lock. Contest banner will show “x” number of entries; yet, entrants list shows fewer – until well after lock. Have been following this, and taking screenshots, from paid entries; and have dozens of examples. Does not happen in all contests, but too often to let slide.
Check for yourself. Click “view contest” shortly after lock. Compare number of entries, in contest header, to those actually listed. For contest with 20, or fewer, entries this is easy to do with a simple count. For larger contests, go to the last page of listed entries, and compare to listed total. If you’re, also, noticing missing entries; just wait – page will auto-refresh when all entries become viewable (typically 10-11 minutes, sometimes longer).
Contacted Yahoo customer support, only to have them try to push the issue to my end (equipment/connection issue). Knowing this was not the problem, contacted Daniel Haight – who assured me it was, indeed, a known issue; and being worked on. Unfortunately, despite initially seeing improvement, the issue persists – and seems to be getting worse. One contest, entered today, was missing 35 entrants/lineups – until 30 minutes after lock!
Though assured (by customer service and Mr. Haight) that all entrants were actually entered prior to contest lock; that does little to allay concern. If ALL entrants/lineups are not viewable very soon (within one minute) after contest lock, it leaves too wide an avenue toward impropriety. While inclined to believe this is merely an anomaly in Yahoo’s server caching, it is nonetheless wholly unacceptable. If players cannot be sure that contests are completely above board, then incentive to play is seriously eroded.
While loathe to bring this issue to the fore, it is my sincere hope that the RG community will help bring action to bear. I believe this situation could be alleviated by having a CSV, or XLS, download of contests available. Otherwise, players are forced to take Yahoo’s word that all is proper; and, of course, they’ve never given anyone reason to question.
Please Yahoo, take this issue seriously – and fix it! I hope to continue playing on your site; but if this isn’t solved, it will force me out.