Pick’em Game Transition
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Pick’em Game Transition to Playbook

3/3/10 in FanIQ   |   Jess   |   34852 respect

Hey Q’ers!
As you may have guessed by now, we launched the popular Playbook to be the next generation of the Pick’em game.  It introduces head-to-head competitions and Q Bucks wagering to make picking games more interactive, exciting, and fun.   It also allows you to play your Facebook friends!  We continue to work on other new features for Playbook, including enabling in-game bets.     

We are excited at the early feedback we’ve received on the improvements and encourage you to continue to let us know your thoughts.   

We will be transitioning the old Pick’em game to the new Playbook game on Wednesday, March 10.  After this time, all picks will be made on Playbook. 

We look forward to playing you at Playbook!   
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3/13/10   |   tndodger   |   402 respect

I enjoyed playing Pickem until I was scored having 8 wins and 130 losses on a March 11th 14 game MLB Poll and loosing 5740 Fan IQ  points in the process its March 13 th and Im still loosing games and points on a closed poll that has been scored, Im sure the tech guys will help me out....good luck on that huh

3/12/10   |   wildbillr0751   |   1549 respect

(Edited by wildbillr0751)

There's a prime example of the garbage we have to endure here at times and she / he posted right out in the open. Blank profile, just joined , and already spamming that yahoo address hoping to hook some poor lonely sucker. Take away the Pick Ems and the Game Pages and this becomes another Tagged or Hoverspot. Hopefully Admin will give Mary? her just departure before she bugs everyone on the site with this message.

Lots of Love back at you Mary !!!

WildBill

Nice work Admin !!! Looks like "she" has been removed already !! Thank you ;-)

3/12/10   |   spartymon   |   1231 respect

Mary,  I am guessing that this "VERY important" news is...

..."The Pickems Are Still On FanIQ"!!!!

No more time to address SPAM... gotta make picks!!! 

3/10/10   |   sbertschmann   |   24 respect

Jess wrote:
Hey folks!
Good news - based on the feedback here, we've decided to delay the transition to Playbook and keep Pick'Em on the site for a while longer. We'll have more information posted on this a little later this week :)

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!! Pick 'Em is my favorite part of FanIQ and so far I am not loving Playbook. Personally, I think that you should keep both because that would please everybody.

3/10/10   |   JemJenn   |   423 respect

Jess wrote:
Hey folks!
Good news - based on the feedback here, we've decided to delay the transition to Playbook and keep Pick'Em on the site for a while longer. We'll have more information posted on this a little later this week :)

Honestly I think it should be abandon the transition and keep both.  As popular as the PickEm's are...why take them away??  That way the site can be fun for those of us who just like to pick the scores and what not.  I have tried the PlayBook, and don't care for it.  It has nothing to do with QBucks or anything of that nature...I just don't care to gamble.  I would say at least 60% of my PickEm's are guessing, but I enjoy seeing how I do on that....betting someone or the house is not my cup of tea.  I'm not going anywhere if the PickEm's are removed, but it will give me that much less fun stuff  to do on here.  Leave the PickEm's alone, and leave Playbook for those who want that too.  Instead of trying to change to fix something that isn't broke...compromise and keep both to make everyone happy. 

3/10/10   |   bearcub1   |   6789 respect

This is the last time I am going to beg, please for the love of  Fan IQ, keep pick'ems.

3/10/10   |   spartymon   |   1231 respect

Just for kicks,  I just checked the Pick'ems on that other site (RootZoo) and they don't even have all of the college basketball games listed for today.   Can't pick the score either...   Wasn't too impressed.

The Pick'ems here on FanIQ are definitely way better!

Keep the Pickems!   Save the Pickems!   Long Live the Pickems!!!

3/10/10   |   Hec718   |   729 respect

The reason I joined this site was because of the Pick'Ems, I was Googling sites so I could make Baseball and Basketball picks, and it gave me Pick'Ems on FanIQ. ESPN.com just lets us make NFL picks, but I want to make my picks on MLB and NBA games too, which is why I love the Pick'Ems.

3/10/10   |   Hec718   |   729 respect

spartymon wrote:
 I agree with you 100%!  

I haven't read through all the comments yet, so these are just my initial thoughts...

I don't visit the Locker Room and some of the other locations on this site that often, but I love the PickEms.    I simply like making picks and using the game pages to interact with other fans interested in some of the individual match-ups.     I like seeing how close I can get to the actual score and enjoy seeing what everyone else is picking.   If the Pickems goes away, I am not sure there will be much reason for me to login and that's a real shame because I like this site, especially for the Pickems feature...    A lot of the interaction that I have with some of the "friends" I have made on this site were mostly through the Pickems...

I can get news and stories all over the web, so for me, FanIQ = Pickems!!!




3/10/10   |   Hec718   |   729 respect

Drummer99 wrote:
On the flip side of the coin, I don't want to bad mouth Faniq all the time, this is my favorite sports website. I also don't want everybody to leave, and this and season 2 sure is making ppl leave. They really need to start getting the users opinions and putting to a vote or some other method to understand what most of the users want.

Well said!!!

3/10/10   |   Hec718   |   729 respect

Jess wrote:
Hey folks!
Good news - based on the feedback here, we've decided to delay the transition to Playbook and keep Pick'Em on the site for a while longer. We'll have more information posted on this a little later this week :)

Keep the Pick'ems FOR GOOD!!! U can't do this to us, we love the Pick'ems!!! Keep both!!! Remember, gambling isn't good!!! For those who wana bet for QBucks or real $$$, let them do so in Playbook. And for those who just wana pick a winner and predict the score without any betting can do so in Pick'ems.

3/10/10   |   Hec718   |   729 respect

doc34 wrote:
Thank you Jess!  I just  hope they will keep it forever this is a great pick'em site!

I agree! U should leave the Pick'ems ON!!! Don't take away the Pick'ems, it's obvious that most of us want it, shouldn't they listen to what we want???

3/9/10   |   david_g_leo2002   |   314 respect

Jess wrote:
Hey folks!
Good news - based on the feedback here, we've decided to delay the transition to Playbook and keep Pick'Em on the site for a while longer. We'll have more information posted on this a little later this week :)

Thank you Jess ,looking foward to the new info conserning this mater  : )

3/9/10   |   mavboysb   |   447 respect

Jess wrote:
Hey folks!
Good news - based on the feedback here, we've decided to delay the transition to Playbook and keep Pick'Em on the site for a while longer. We'll have more information posted on this a little later this week :)

i hate dat....cool tho..

3/9/10   |   Dream_Machine   |   13259 respect

Interesting, Surprised At What It Took. So I Guess Season 2 Was Inevitable, But The Pick-Ems Transition Can Be Delayed!

3/9/10   |   doc34   |   34 respect

Jess wrote:
Hey folks!
Good news - based on the feedback here, we've decided to delay the transition to Playbook and keep Pick'Em on the site for a while longer. We'll have more information posted on this a little later this week :)

Thank you Jess!  I just  hope they will keep it forever this is a great pick'em site!

3/9/10   |   illini81887   |   1414 respect

Jess wrote:
Hey folks!
Good news - based on the feedback here, we've decided to delay the transition to Playbook and keep Pick'Em on the site for a while longer. We'll have more information posted on this a little later this week :)

Good, thank you

3/9/10   |   Dream_Machine   |   13259 respect

wrote:
 Wow... and people say I use big words. But that was well-said. 

Words, Big Words? Jahiegel, Are You A God?

3/9/10   |   Diablorain   |   4425 respect

couldnt agree with you more

3/9/10   |   Drummer99   |   4020 respect

Jess wrote:
Hey folks!
Good news - based on the feedback here, we've decided to delay the transition to Playbook and keep Pick'Em on the site for a while longer. We'll have more information posted on this a little later this week :)

I'm amazed. Very Good news!!! It would be greater if that delay translates into years.

3/9/10   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Jess wrote:
Hey folks!
Good news - based on the feedback here, we've decided to delay the transition to Playbook and keep Pick'Em on the site for a while longer. We'll have more information posted on this a little later this week :)

Any good news on getting boxing up on playbook for the Pacquiao vs Clottey fight? The fight is this Saturday....

3/9/10   |   bearcub1   |   6789 respect

Jess wrote:
Hey folks!
Good news - based on the feedback here, we've decided to delay the transition to Playbook and keep Pick'Em on the site for a while longer. We'll have more information posted on this a little later this week :)

Thank you Jess so very much and I will be looking forward to more information as I"m sure many many others will be.

3/9/10   |   Diablorain   |   4425 respect

Jess wrote:
Hey folks!
Good news - based on the feedback here, we've decided to delay the transition to Playbook and keep Pick'Em on the site for a while longer. We'll have more information posted on this a little later this week :)

thank god but it just delaying the envitable :(

3/9/10   |   Jess   |   34852 respect

Hey folks!
Good news - based on the feedback here, we've decided to delay the transition to Playbook and keep Pick'Em on the site for a while longer. We'll have more information posted on this a little later this week :)

3/9/10   |   Drummer99   |   4020 respect

On the flip side of the coin, I don't want to bad mouth Faniq all the time, this is my favorite sports website. I also don't want everybody to leave, and this and season 2 sure is making ppl leave. They really need to start getting the users opinions and putting to a vote or some other method to understand what most of the users want.

3/9/10   |   Drummer99   |   4020 respect

Drummer99 wrote:
These changes that have taken place, (at least since I've been here, Sept,09) are to extreme, I think that's the main problem, they don't even resemble what they are replacing. Whoever is making these decisions needs to ask the fans first, instead of just taking something away without any input from the users. Why would they think people want to get rid of pick'em or the game page in the first place?
or will there be something similar to the game page to take its place. Can someone answer that?

I guess not. Season 2 had ppl leaving in droves. You'd think the person or persons would have got a clue from that, taken something popular away is a bad move. They should have kept both.

3/9/10   |   daddysgirl_at   |   4 respect

wrote:
Well that's true, and a few big ones also. Good morning to you :)

morning

3/9/10   |   kobe_lova   |   61919 respect

wrote:
Well that's true, and a few big ones also. Good morning to you :)

morning.

3/9/10   |   kobe_lova   |   61919 respect

wrote:
 Wow... and people say I use big words. But that was well-said. 

who says that? we say you use ALOT of words.

3/9/10   |   doc34   |   34 respect

Jess wrote:
Hi folks,
I'm just poking my head in here to let you know that we are definitely reading and considering all feedback - which was of course the original point of this blog. Adjustments to certain decisions in development have been made in the past and they most certainly could be made with this.

I do understand why there is resistance to removing pick'em, and question as to why we can't keep both. As Chantelle (YankeeFan) said above, Playbook is still a work in progress and we will be adding some exciting features to it very soon; stuff that was never available on pick'em. With your feedback, there are other features you've mentioned losing with the removal of pick'em that we may be adding to Playbook, including gaming centers where users can place in-game bets and make comments.

This upcoming Wednesday we plan to add Soccer to Playbook, and other near future additions (quite possibly Wednesday as well, but it could be shortly after so I don't want to make any promises) are NASCAR, Boxing, Tennis, and Golf.

Again, we (the developers, technicians, and myself) have been monitoring this thread and discussing feedback, and will continue to do so. :)

You know there not going to listen to us Jess! if they where listening they wouldn't take away pick'em. Doing away with pick'em is about as dumb as Obama's heath care plan that no one wants! If they Fan Iq cared what we thought why didn't they ask for our input before making this crazy move.

3/8/10   |   doc34   |   34 respect

BluDevil wrote:
So... can I just add a quick question? Let's say the Q does dump pick 'em... for all of you who will quit if there is no pick em, do you have some place in mind that you are going to go to? I've not done any research, the Q is the only sports site I go to on a regular basis, but is there some other place that offers pick 'em in the same way the Q does? 

If not, then what are you going to gain by leaving?

Root Zoo.com, Wager Line.com, Wager Tracker.com and Ball Hype are a few sites like Fan IQ you can play pick'em ON. Streak for cash on ESPN you can win 100,000 for the longest streak  or 2,500 for the most wins a month. Wager Line.com has free contests like pick'em,Streak for Cash and the Ultimate Race where you can win money and prize. I WOULD THINK FAN IQ WOULD  WANT TO KEEP THERE LOYAL FANS AROUND. I have played on this site everyday for several years and have in joyed but if there is no pick'em what would be the fun in staying here when I can win cash and prizes at other sites.

3/8/10   |   Drummer99   |   4020 respect

These changes that have taken place, (at least since I've been here, Sept,09) are to extreme, I think that's the main problem, they don't even resemble what they are replacing. Whoever is making these decisions needs to ask the fans first, instead of just taking something away without any input from the users. Why would they think people want to get rid of pick'em or the game page in the first place?
or will there be something similar to the game page to take its place. Can someone answer that?

3/8/10   |   bearcub1   |   6789 respect

Fine Jess we are sure you are going to have a cool playbook, and we understand you wanting to add pick'ems to playbook along with what ever sport you choose for betting. All we want is for you to leave our pick'ems as is for those of us who just want to have a good time. No stress, no hassel, just fun.

3/8/10   |   Jahiegel   |   132 respect

Jess wrote:
Hi folks,
I'm just poking my head in here to let you know that we are definitely reading and considering all feedback - which was of course the original point of this blog. Adjustments to certain decisions in development have been made in the past and they most certainly could be made with this.

I do understand why there is resistance to removing pick'em, and question as to why we can't keep both. As Chantelle (YankeeFan) said above, Playbook is still a work in progress and we will be adding some exciting features to it very soon; stuff that was never available on pick'em. With your feedback, there are other features you've mentioned losing with the removal of pick'em that we may be adding to Playbook, including gaming centers where users can place in-game bets and make comments.

This upcoming Wednesday we plan to add Soccer to Playbook, and other near future additions (quite possibly Wednesday as well, but it could be shortly after so I don't want to make any promises) are NASCAR, Boxing, Tennis, and Golf.

Again, we (the developers, technicians, and myself) have been monitoring this thread and discussing feedback, and will continue to do so. :)

I wonder whether I might, with a forwardness I'd not otherwise essay, for which indecorousness I hope you will forgive me, restate my earlier question, viz., whether you might consider postponing implementation indefinitely, pending a thorough response from the community.  Not understandably, the 'Q is going to be disinclined to spend resources resurrecting a function that cannot (at least on its face) be monetized (I add the qualifier because I think it is clear that in the absence of Pick'em, the 'Q will lose some of its devoted members, which will have both direct and indirect pecuniary consequences, depriving the 'Q of the money they might have spend on Q bucks and of the money and traffic provided by other users who will become less active in view of the devolution of the collaborative community, for the quality of which the former group are largely responsible), and so I imagine that once Pick'em is gone, it's gone for good, such that circumspection is counseled here.  I wonder, too, whether a compromise that meets the purposes of all, e.g., preserving Pick'em but removing the weekly prize (I like the functionality because it allows me to track my s-u, ats, and o-u progress at the same site at which I partake of most of my sports consumption, and the comments here suggest that many others are similarly situated), might be introduced on a temporary basis until the issue can be finally settled.  I should say that I, for one, am grateful that all of you continue to listen to the community, which demonstrates that you are dedicated to preserving the spirit that has infused the 'Q across my time here; I worry, though, that that listening isn't constructive when the solutions you propose do nothing to redress the central concern of almost everyone who has posted in this thread.

Three practical questions, if I might, assuming arguendo that Pick'em is dead: (a) Will the old picks remain accessible via the permalinks for each day? (I stopped recording my picks at other sites when the 'Q introduced score entry, and so I will need to record months of scores by Wednesday if not.)  (b) Will the Pick'em statistics remain in user profiles?  (c) Will the scoring errors from January and February, which I have seen mentioned in other threads, in which it was noted that the issue was being investigated, be resolved before the feature goes down the memory hole?  Thanks very kindly for your assistance, and once more for the attention you're paying to this thread.


3/8/10   |   spartymon   |   1231 respect

(Edited by spartymon)

 I agree with you 100%!  

I haven't read through all the comments yet, so these are just my initial thoughts...

I don't visit the Locker Room and some of the other locations on this site that often, but I love the PickEms.    I simply like making picks and using the game pages to interact with other fans interested in some of the individual match-ups.     I like seeing how close I can get to the actual score and enjoy seeing what everyone else is picking.   If the Pickems goes away, I am not sure there will be much reason for me to login and that's a real shame because I like this site, especially for the Pickems feature...    A lot of the interaction that I have with some of the "friends" I have made on this site were mostly through the Pickems...

I can get news and stories all over the web, so for me, FanIQ = Pickems!!!




3/8/10   |   Fatal   |   1275 respect

Dream_Machine wrote:
Good Idea.. Solves One Problem Of Not Going To Pick-Ems Anymore.
I Wonder If You Can Still Do Pick-Ems Without Risking Your Q Bucks?

I agree, hope we can do it without losing our Q bucks

3/8/10   |   Fatal   |   1275 respect

bearcub1 wrote:
You do know some of us do have fun without making a bet.  Those of you that want (playbook pick'ems go ahead ), but leave Pick'ems as is for the rest of us.

Good point

3/8/10   |   fulleryogi2008

 Great Job. After the game, I read Rivals.com's Jason King's column saying Kansas is back on top, but not without help from Louisville, Well, he did not reply to my e-mail. I asked, how Syracuse got number 1 ranking which lwill last only one week. Did Syracuse come on top with its own merit or got help from Oklahoma State, Tennessee, and Michigan state?  Kansas never went down more than number 4. and for how long? Welll, I laughed at his ignorance and poor selection of words and thoughts. As I many time say, who cares, and we will see who will have last laugh.

3/7/10   |   Diablorain   |   4425 respect

BluDevil wrote:
Sure, I've heard that. Just curious if you think you'll find a better site than the Q even if the Q does not have pick 'em. If nobody else has it, I'd just stay here if I were you guys who are saying you'll quit if the Q does not have it.

i never said i would quit but i wont play "playbook" i think its a dumb addition to the site personally and thats why...

3/7/10   |   TheRoss   |   356 respect

Hmmm. I guess to me the biggest loss is the game page as well. I actually liked the season 2 change. I mostly just come here to read and discuss sports news, but this takes away some of the reasons why I joined here when it was recommended to me by jasonwrites a while back. I've tried using playbook some, and I do find the entire experience extremely difficult to use, and cumbersome, so I pretty much quit bothering. Especially since I couldn't find anyone to take the bets I wanted to make. Like so many others, I just wanted to predict the scores and discuss the games. Maybe if you improved the bet making system, and match making, or created a game page that was tied into playbook, that would ease the pain.

3/7/10   |   wildbillr0751   |   1549 respect

I have informed our illustrious Admin on several occassions that PICK-EM is the ONLY reason I tolerate all the messages from the Ghanese Spammers and Hubby Hunters on this site and now they want to force me to Gamble. :( . Jess has challenged me on several occassions to play Fantasy this and that and I have declined because that is not why I enjoy this site. Leave Pick-Em as it is or I predict you will lose about 65 % of your site activity but then I guess buying Qbucks is how you pay for the website so once again Commercialisation ruins a great thing. Oh well chaulk it up to " Another One Bites the Dust " .

3/7/10   |   speedshashank   |   1 respect

Helen wrote:
With all due respect Chantelle, I don't see how you can compare filling out pickems to wagering with Qbucks.  That would be like saying my daughter is gambling when she fills out a test in school because based on her getting the answers right or wrong it is going t affect her grade point average.  That's not gambling that's testing your knowledge, just as the site offered an opportunity for you to test your sport's knowledge with pickems and prediction polls.  In fact, that was one of the catchy little FanIQ slogans..."Test your sport's knowledge".  I don't rememer the site ever referring to " Gamble with your prediction points".   

i wanna more detailed explanation regarding dis site iam not gettin it

3/6/10   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Diablorain wrote:
its the whole fact of the matter to people,they are getting rid of a good thing that people like,why cant they just leave it be?ever heard of the saying if its not broken...dont fix it?

Sure, I've heard that. Just curious if you think you'll find a better site than the Q even if the Q does not have pick 'em. If nobody else has it, I'd just stay here if I were you guys who are saying you'll quit if the Q does not have it.

3/6/10   |   Diablorain   |   4425 respect

BluDevil wrote:
So... can I just add a quick question? Let's say the Q does dump pick 'em... for all of you who will quit if there is no pick em, do you have some place in mind that you are going to go to? I've not done any research, the Q is the only sports site I go to on a regular basis, but is there some other place that offers pick 'em in the same way the Q does? 

If not, then what are you going to gain by leaving?

its the whole fact of the matter to people,they are getting rid of a good thing that people like,why cant they just leave it be?ever heard of the saying if its not broken...dont fix it?

3/6/10   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

So... can I just add a quick question? Let's say the Q does dump pick 'em... for all of you who will quit if there is no pick em, do you have some place in mind that you are going to go to? I've not done any research, the Q is the only sports site I go to on a regular basis, but is there some other place that offers pick 'em in the same way the Q does? 

If not, then what are you going to gain by leaving?

3/6/10   |   kvtigers92   |   4 respect

scammer bye

3/6/10   |   TORONTO500   |   2 respect

Well im another one who will probably leave this site. Pick Ems are great but i will leave if they do away with them. Not that my comment will do any good they already have their agenda in mind!!!

3/6/10   |   Diablorain   |   4425 respect

why do they have to get rid of Pick Em?it doesnt make sense to me..the only thing i will play in playbook is NASCAR if they add it...otherwise its useless to me

3/6/10   |   teetanp

I agree with her and that's a great comment

3/6/10   |   Jess   |   34852 respect

BluDevil wrote:
Woot!!! Please, please add boxing... before the Pacquiao vs Clottey fight if at all possible.

That's the plan :)

3/5/10   |   JenX63   |   32768 respect

(Edited by JenX63)

Disregard previous message....confused myself while multi tasking.....

3/5/10   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

BluDevil wrote:
Woot!!! Please, please add boxing... before the Pacquiao vs Clottey fight if at all possible.

Yes, but NASCAR needs to come FIRST!!!

3/5/10   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Jess wrote:
Hi folks,
I'm just poking my head in here to let you know that we are definitely reading and considering all feedback - which was of course the original point of this blog. Adjustments to certain decisions in development have been made in the past and they most certainly could be made with this.

I do understand why there is resistance to removing pick'em, and question as to why we can't keep both. As Chantelle (YankeeFan) said above, Playbook is still a work in progress and we will be adding some exciting features to it very soon; stuff that was never available on pick'em. With your feedback, there are other features you've mentioned losing with the removal of pick'em that we may be adding to Playbook, including gaming centers where users can place in-game bets and make comments.

This upcoming Wednesday we plan to add Soccer to Playbook, and other near future additions (quite possibly Wednesday as well, but it could be shortly after so I don't want to make any promises) are NASCAR, Boxing, Tennis, and Golf.

Again, we (the developers, technicians, and myself) have been monitoring this thread and discussing feedback, and will continue to do so. :)

Woot!!! Please, please add boxing... before the Pacquiao vs Clottey fight if at all possible.

3/5/10   |   Jess   |   34852 respect

(Edited by Jess)

Hi folks,
I'm just poking my head in here to let you know that we are definitely reading and considering all feedback - which was of course the original point of this blog. Adjustments to certain decisions in development have been made in the past and they most certainly could be made with this.

I do understand why there is resistance to removing pick'em, and question as to why we can't keep both. As Chantelle (YankeeFan) said above, Playbook is still a work in progress and we will be adding some exciting features to it very soon; stuff that was never available on pick'em. With your feedback, there are other features you've mentioned losing with the removal of pick'em that we may be adding to Playbook, including gaming centers where users can place in-game bets and make comments.

This upcoming Wednesday we plan to add Soccer to Playbook, and other near future additions (quite possibly Wednesday as well, but it could be shortly after so I don't want to make any promises) are NASCAR, Boxing, Tennis, and Golf.

Again, we (the developers, technicians, and myself) have been monitoring this thread and discussing feedback, and will continue to do so. :)

3/5/10   |   the_whip   |   36 respect

if they make their decisions based on fan response i would say pick em would stay but i doubt they care what we think

3/5/10   |   Hec718   |   729 respect

I also like trying to predict the EXACT score of a game! I say LEAVE the Pick'ems on the Q!

3/5/10   |   JKB37   |   2409 respect

Debi_L wrote:
I'm not happy about losing my pickems, but just like ALL of the other changes, I'll give this the chance it deserves before I write it off.  In other words, I'm on the Q for the long haul...

I thought I was on for the long haul too.  I'm not so sure anymore.  I've been giving this a chance with the betting.  I don't enjoy it nearly as much as picking.  Before I go on vacation I go put in my pickems for the week or however long I'm gone.  I do it more than anything on this site.  I enjoy seeing how well I did..  I like looking to see if I have over 3000 points on a specific pickem, and then going to see just which score I correctly predicted.  I just don't see why it has to go.  If you're listening Q gods...  Keep Pick'em..  Its a great part of this site..

3/5/10   |   sprode   |   52 respect

Booooooooo.

First off, pick 'em was probably the one thing that particularly endeared me in the first place.  You'll be taking away the previews, the ability to comment, and multiple sports.

Second, not all of us want to bet.  Well it would help if I was good at it, but I'm never going to put in the attention for that.  I am not a bettor, I don't like betting.  Playbook has no use to me.  I don't get why you can't cater to both sets of people.  I mean, there are plenty of betting sites out there...

3/5/10   |   illini81887   |   1414 respect

Can you please reconsider this. I dont really care about the Q bucks to begin with. You can have it there for people who like it. But please keep the pickem game. Doesnt that mean you lose soccer/mlb pickems. Game pages were also fun. So please reconsider this

3/5/10   |   jeholmes_19061   |   3 respect

bearcub1 wrote:
You do know some of us do have fun without making a bet.  Those of you that want (playbook pick'ems go ahead ), but leave Pick'ems as is for the rest of us.

Completely agree, I want Pick'ems, forget Playbook.

3/4/10   |   ataqwx   |   39 respect

(Edited by ataqwx)

Why not just keep both just like it is right now? I really hope they change their minds, half the time when I'm picking games, I have no idea who the teams are, but I just like picking games, but now I have to risk my q bucks.

If I remember correctly, Playbook was an ADDITION to Pick'em for those who WANTED to wager q bucks.

3/4/10   |   doc34   |   34 respect

Helen wrote:
With all due respect Chantelle, I don't see how you can compare filling out pickems to wagering with Qbucks.  That would be like saying my daughter is gambling when she fills out a test in school because based on her getting the answers right or wrong it is going t affect her grade point average.  That's not gambling that's testing your knowledge, just as the site offered an opportunity for you to test your sport's knowledge with pickems and prediction polls.  In fact, that was one of the catchy little FanIQ slogans..."Test your sport's knowledge".  I don't rememer the site ever referring to " Gamble with your prediction points".   

I agree! If I wanted play betting I go to wager tracker.com and practice bet against others but I come here for pick'em to see how well I do against the spread,over under,and to keep track of my wins daily,monthly and yearly. Why haven't we herd from any of the owners of this site. I guess they don't care about our input. I want to let everyone know you can go to rootzoo.com and play pick ' em but they only keep track of your wins and loss. The do however rank people accordingly.

3/4/10   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

I'm not happy about losing my pickems, but just like ALL of the other changes, I'll give this the chance it deserves before I write it off.  In other words, I'm on the Q for the long haul...

3/4/10   |   powerpuff770   |   104 respect

Well that is to bad that they have to change Pick'em. Its not fair to all of us that come on this site everyday. I like playing Pick'em and its all for fun. THANKS FANIQ FOR NOT LETTING US HAVE FUN ON THIS SITE.  

3/4/10   |   sbertschmann   |   24 respect

I wish that we could have Playbook, but we should separately be able to play Pick 'em.  I wouldn't mind sometimes betting in the Playbook, but most of the time I just want to play Pick 'em to play Pick 'em, not to win QBucks or anything.

3/4/10   |   bearcub1   |   6789 respect

kramer wrote:
I stand by my original comment on this poll that getting rid of the pick 'ems completely is the dumbest move in the history of FanIQ.  I definitely remember the old version of pick 'em, however, it was still just that, picking scores, whereas this is betting, and you will be forced to spend your Q bucks now in order to pick scores of games.  What if people don't want to do the playbook?  I've made some bets on it, but have rejected far more than half of them because I'm not giving my friends easy money.  When the pick 'ems are gone as of next week, you can forget me doing the playbook out of disgust for getting rid of the marquis part of this site.

AMEN could not agree more.

3/4/10   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

As long as we still have some of the same functions in Playbook that we had in Pick'em (like comments), then I'm fine with it.

What I want to know is when can we start betting on boxing in Playbook? I mean, Pacquiao vs Clottey is coming up on the 13th. Are we going to be able to bet on it??? That would really get some action going.

3/4/10   |   DERYKE   |   1204 respect

I really enjoy this site but if it come down to putting down my hard earned money to get a little enjoyment well .Good luck i will be moving on !!!!! So if there are changes good luck..

3/4/10   |   Helen   |   2226 respect

YankeeFan wrote:
I'm definitely not saying I am in favor of killing pick'em, but here is another way to look at it.  Playbook is essentially the same thing as Pick'em.  In Pick'em, you are gambling your FanIQ points instead of your Q Bucks - the gambling aspect is just a little more hidden from you.  If you get your pick right, you win points; wrong and you lose points.  You're just always betting against the house, and you have no say in how many points you're betting. 

Playbook is prety basic right now but there are going to be a ton of things added to make it more fun (hopefully even more fun than pick'em).  I hope everyone will stick it out and at least give it a chance.

With all due respect Chantelle, I don't see how you can compare filling out pickems to wagering with Qbucks.  That would be like saying my daughter is gambling when she fills out a test in school because based on her getting the answers right or wrong it is going t affect her grade point average.  That's not gambling that's testing your knowledge, just as the site offered an opportunity for you to test your sport's knowledge with pickems and prediction polls.  In fact, that was one of the catchy little FanIQ slogans..."Test your sport's knowledge".  I don't rememer the site ever referring to " Gamble with your prediction points".   

3/4/10   |   bearcub1   |   6789 respect

(Edited by bearcub1)

Look real close and you will see we have a history of time on Pick'ems as is. It has proven itself as is and we like it. IF you still want Playbook pick'ems go ahead just leave ours alone. If it doesn't work out for you, you can come back to ours.

3/4/10   |   Jahiegel   |   132 respect

I imagine that Jess, et al., are following this thread, so I wonder if I might ask, frankly, whether the transition is, as one gathers, a fait accompli, or whether this is something about which minds might change upon an overwhelming objection by the 'Q community.  I should be happy to set out explicitly the reasons for which I dislike the proposed change (even, I should note, as I love Playbook and plan[ned] to partake thereof with the real money that the 'Q understandably desires), but I don't care to waste my discursive energies in service of a quixotic pursuit.

3/4/10   |   Drummer99   |   4020 respect

If there is one thing I've learned since I've been on here, (which isn't very long,6-7 months) is once something is changed, it isn't changed back. Pick'ems is history. That's not right. Yes, I play the bets, but, there is NO WAY that can replace the pick'em page. A LOT of people enjoyed it. Why do the changes on here always take 4 steps forward and 10 steps back? before you know it, instead of thousands on here, they'll be hundreds. Faniq keeps taking away the good stuff,
I don't get it.

3/4/10   |   gobigblue1960   |   4803 respect

kramer wrote:
Pick 'ems will become playbook...well that just sucks!  Why can't they keep both and give people the option?  Don't tell me they can't.  This may be the single most ridiculous move this site has ever made.  The pick 'ems have been the heart and soul of FanIQ and now you're getting rid of it?!  If I'm supposed to be upbeat about this change, TOUGH!

Amen Kramer, I love the Pick 'Em's, and do them every day. What's next to go, the Thong of the Day.?

3/4/10   |   tpowell25   |   1627 respect

YankeeFan wrote:
You actually couldn't pick the scores on the original version of pick'em - just winner/loser. :)

All I can say is that I understand where everyone is coming from... really hoping to see people give Playbook a chance though.  Any suggestions about what features could be added or changed to make Playbook a better replacement for Pick'em?  I see a lot of complaints that people don't want to bet their QBucks, but I'm not sure how that is all that much different than betting your FanIQ points on pick'em - like I said earlier, you are still betting, it was just a little more hidden from you before.

Hey Chantelle

1)  An option to just "bet the house" would make Playbook a lot easier to enjoy.  Having to bet the same people over and over again on games that would be ridiculous for someone to bet is kind of annoying. (If the Sharks and Thrashers are playing in hockey, who is going to accept my bet when I pick the Sharks?)

2)  It needs to be easier to find certain people to bet.  I hate scrolling through my directory just to find certain people.  Some people are at the very end, so it is a monotonous venture.

3)  After I place my first bet, I have to scroll all the way through all of the games to find the next game.  This is tiresome, especially on a Saturday for college basketball.  It takes a while to scroll through to the late games.

There may be a few more things, but these are the first that comes to mind.

3/4/10   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

YankeeFan wrote:
You actually couldn't pick the scores on the original version of pick'em - just winner/loser. :)

All I can say is that I understand where everyone is coming from... really hoping to see people give Playbook a chance though.  Any suggestions about what features could be added or changed to make Playbook a better replacement for Pick'em?  I see a lot of complaints that people don't want to bet their QBucks, but I'm not sure how that is all that much different than betting your FanIQ points on pick'em - like I said earlier, you are still betting, it was just a little more hidden from you before.

I think you're comparing apples to oranges and don't realize it.  As Stoney just said, you didn't have to pay for points.  I've given the playbook a chance already, and don't really care for it at all because I'm not here for sports betting.  That's not going to change when the backbone of this site is taken away.  Doesn't all this negative feedback tell you that people would still like to see the pick 'ems hang around?!  For once, I think all this negative feedback is a great thing, because it's showing you that so many people are angry (and rightfully so) that you're taking away the one unique aspect that makes FanIQ different from other sports sites.  Now we're just going to be conformed with other betting sites and blog sites, we won't be any different than those.  I refuse to do playbook, and I also refuse to buy more Q bucks.

3/4/10   |   Diablorain   |   4425 respect

i really dont see a point for Qbucks in the first place,it was a dumb addition if you ask me...this site is heading downhill in a hurry :(

3/4/10   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25310 respect

YankeeFan wrote:
I'm definitely not saying I am in favor of killing pick'em, but here is another way to look at it.  Playbook is essentially the same thing as Pick'em.  In Pick'em, you are gambling your FanIQ points instead of your Q Bucks - the gambling aspect is just a little more hidden from you.  If you get your pick right, you win points; wrong and you lose points.  You're just always betting against the house, and you have no say in how many points you're betting. 

Playbook is prety basic right now but there are going to be a ton of things added to make it more fun (hopefully even more fun than pick'em).  I hope everyone will stick it out and at least give it a chance.

Gambling FanIQ points and Qbucks aren't even the same thing.. There used to be more ways to gain faniq points, but here, if you run out of qbucks, you have to pay to get more..
You can put sprinkles on a turd, but it's still a turd

3/4/10   |   YankeeFan   |   98 respect

kramer wrote:
I stand by my original comment on this poll that getting rid of the pick 'ems completely is the dumbest move in the history of FanIQ.  I definitely remember the old version of pick 'em, however, it was still just that, picking scores, whereas this is betting, and you will be forced to spend your Q bucks now in order to pick scores of games.  What if people don't want to do the playbook?  I've made some bets on it, but have rejected far more than half of them because I'm not giving my friends easy money.  When the pick 'ems are gone as of next week, you can forget me doing the playbook out of disgust for getting rid of the marquis part of this site.

You actually couldn't pick the scores on the original version of pick'em - just winner/loser. :)

All I can say is that I understand where everyone is coming from... really hoping to see people give Playbook a chance though.  Any suggestions about what features could be added or changed to make Playbook a better replacement for Pick'em?  I see a lot of complaints that people don't want to bet their QBucks, but I'm not sure how that is all that much different than betting your FanIQ points on pick'em - like I said earlier, you are still betting, it was just a little more hidden from you before.

3/4/10   |   TOTALLTOM   |   5 respect

u will lose alot of clients if u go to playbook i have maybe played 2 since u installed playbook.

3/4/10   |   TOTALLTOM   |   5 respect

bearcub1 wrote:
You do know some of us do have fun without making a bet.  Those of you that want (playbook pick'ems go ahead ), but leave Pick'ems as is for the rest of us.

yes i enjoy pickem and u should also add nascar as well & IHL Hockey im not the kind of person that bets so please keep pickem's i enjoy keeping up with stats

3/4/10   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

YankeeFan wrote:
I think the idea is that Playbook = Pick'em 3.0.  (Anybody remember the original version of Pick'em?  I'll bet you 1000 Q Bucks that people were upset when that got changed to the current version. )

I stand by my original comment on this poll that getting rid of the pick 'ems completely is the dumbest move in the history of FanIQ.  I definitely remember the old version of pick 'em, however, it was still just that, picking scores, whereas this is betting, and you will be forced to spend your Q bucks now in order to pick scores of games.  What if people don't want to do the playbook?  I've made some bets on it, but have rejected far more than half of them because I'm not giving my friends easy money.  When the pick 'ems are gone as of next week, you can forget me doing the playbook out of disgust for getting rid of the marquis part of this site.

3/4/10   |   YankeeFan   |   98 respect

kramer wrote:
Why can't you still keep the pick 'ems and give people a choice between the two?

I think the idea is that Playbook = Pick'em 3.0.  (Anybody remember the original version of Pick'em?  I'll bet you 1000 Q Bucks that people were upset when that got changed to the current version. )

3/4/10   |   RunningDawg   |   248 respect

I do both the pickem and make some bets with fellow Qers.  I like and want the Pickem to stay because I do not bet on all the games, and I enjoy seeing how accurate I was from the day before (without betting all my Qbucks).  Please say it ain't so, keep the Pick-em it is a great spot to talk with others about a certain game, make predictions about games you know some but not much about the players or teams.  

I have been here for coming up on 2 years and seen a lot of changes.  My participation on this site has dropped off latley because of changes and changes in attitude.  Everytime I get something going something comes along to mess it up.  My recipie sharing every Friday went down the tubes.  Caption this is subjected to too much scrutiny due to the COC.  Take away Pick-em, and it is another reason for me to not come to the site.

3/4/10   |   Diablorain   |   4425 respect

i guess it is true,people cant leave alone a good thing when they see it? this really disappoints me...hopefully they will see how much bad feedback they are getting from this switch and just leave it be?

3/4/10   |   ojekeme1   |   600 respect

CAPTAINSEAFOOD wrote:
I SURLY HAVN'T SEEN ANY POSITIVE FEED BACK WHY CANT YOU GUYS LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE,EVERYBODY DOESNT PICK TO SEE WHOSE THE BEST SOME OF US JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN ,YOU GUYS HAVE ALREDY SCREWED UP THE LOCKER ROOM POLLS NOW YOU WANT TO SCREW UP PIC EM ,SO I GUESS YOU WANT EVERYBODY TO LEAVE FANIQ??????

I'm out of respects so I have to give you a

3/4/10   |   CAPTAINSEAFOOD   |   6867 respect

I SURLY HAVN'T SEEN ANY POSITIVE FEED BACK WHY CANT YOU GUYS LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE,EVERYBODY DOESNT PICK TO SEE WHOSE THE BEST SOME OF US JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN ,YOU GUYS HAVE ALREDY SCREWED UP THE LOCKER ROOM POLLS NOW YOU WANT TO SCREW UP PIC EM ,SO I GUESS YOU WANT EVERYBODY TO LEAVE FANIQ??????

3/4/10   |   Alpha_Dawg   |   1258 respect

next thing they will be doing is making this a pay site. just watch and see

3/4/10   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

YankeeFan wrote:
I'm definitely not saying I am in favor of killing pick'em, but here is another way to look at it.  Playbook is essentially the same thing as Pick'em.  In Pick'em, you are gambling your FanIQ points instead of your Q Bucks - the gambling aspect is just a little more hidden from you.  If you get your pick right, you win points; wrong and you lose points.  You're just always betting against the house, and you have no say in how many points you're betting. 

Playbook is prety basic right now but there are going to be a ton of things added to make it more fun (hopefully even more fun than pick'em).  I hope everyone will stick it out and at least give it a chance.

Why can't you still keep the pick 'ems and give people a choice between the two?

3/4/10   |   Diablorain   |   4425 respect

(Edited by Diablorain)

this sucks,the pic em feature was one of the main and only reasons i got onto this site,now its gone...not sure why they have to change it?i will just stick with the polls i guess?

3/4/10   |   ojekeme1   |   600 respect

This isn't the same fan IQ that I joined a little more than a year ago. Everything changes; so, I am not shocked to see this site change. But what made this site different was the format and the people. Fan IQ was unique. Yes there were flaws, but what in this world is perfect? The changes at first were slow and while disappointing but not earth shattering. But as of late there is a new change virtually every time we log on; and as I've posted before, most of these changes are taking away the uniqueness of the Q. The Q has virtually become Facebook lite with sports. Maybe Vantage Point Venture Partners is making a bet that Fan IQ could be an attractive acquisition.

While I play the playbook from time to time I make an effort to do the pick'ems every day. Even if I have no idea who plays for Southwestern Nevada State or many of these other small schools I have fun just making a guess and competing for the weekly trophies, heckling the fans from opposing teams and leaving my comments in the game pages. With all of that gone why would I want to come to Fan IQ? It is the interactivity that made Fan IQ what it was.

3/4/10   |   ojekeme1   |   600 respect

Helen wrote:

Where there's a FLIP, there's a FLOP. 

I'll place a bet right now.  I bet all my Qbucks that prediction polls will be the next to go. 

I'm out of respects so I have to give you a

3/4/10   |   YankeeFan   |   98 respect

(Edited by YankeeFan)

I'm definitely not saying I am in favor of killing pick'em, but here is another way to look at it.  Playbook is essentially the same thing as Pick'em.  In Pick'em, you are gambling your FanIQ points instead of your Q Bucks - the gambling aspect is just a little more hidden from you.  If you get your pick right, you win points; wrong and you lose points.  You're just always betting against the house, and you have no say in how many points you're betting. 

Playbook is prety basic right now but there are going to be a ton of things added to make it more fun (hopefully even more fun than pick'em).  I hope everyone will stick it out and at least give it a chance.

3/4/10   |   david_g_leo2002   |   314 respect

Wow I am really disappointed in this type of move . Does anybody here working for the FanIQ  do a questionaire to see if this would be popular with the followers of this site? Sometime change is not so good!!!!

3/4/10   |   Helen   |   2226 respect

Shaconage wrote:
It looks like this is going the way of what is called website "flipping". A web designer that designed the site, picked up followers and then flipped it to an enterprise. Soon the Q bucks will even be gone, and charges will be made and walla, a purely gambling site is born with built in followers. Or just keep a few of the non gambling sections to lure in the customers.

Where there's a FLIP, there's a FLOP. 

I'll place a bet right now.  I bet all my Qbucks that prediction polls will be the next to go. 

3/4/10   |   LsSTEELPIRATES   |   41 respect

very  BAD  idea  jess   i  personally  like  doing  the  pick'ems  i  will  not  be  doing  the  BETTING  sorry  but  you  lost  this  Q'er  to  this  idea  .  if  you  check  my  site   you  will  see  i  don't place  that  many  BETS   if  i  wanted  to  gamble  i  would  go  get  a  BOOKIE.  

3/4/10   |   Shaconage   |   39692 respect

It looks like this is going the way of what is called website "flipping". A web designer that designed the site, picked up followers and then flipped it to an enterprise. Soon the Q bucks will even be gone, and charges will be made and walla, a purely gambling site is born with built in followers. Or just keep a few of the non gambling sections to lure in the customers.

3/4/10   |   Scott   |   53657 respect

av5238 wrote:
So Scott are they going to turn this into a gambling site soon?  I liked getting the points from guessing a perfect score which can be challenging for most people in the first place.

I'm with you 100% when it comes to the pickems.  To me, those were the backbone of what made this site one of the best sports sites on the internet.  FanIQ has gone thru alot of different changes, some good and some bad IMO, in the last four years and right now, I have no idea what Ty's ultimate goal is for this site.  I've always wondered why people would want to tinker with something when you already know what works and what is successful.  I feel alot of people are going to be turned off by there being no pickems and there will be yet another mass exodus of users like there was when season 2 was launched. 

3/4/10   |   JKB37   |   2409 respect

(Edited by JKB37)

I'm all for change, but this is what has really kept me here..

3/4/10   |   JKB37   |   2409 respect

bearcub1 wrote:
You do know some of us do have fun without making a bet.  Those of you that want (playbook pick'ems go ahead ), but leave Pick'ems as is for the rest of us.

I couldn't agree more..

3/4/10   |   JKB37   |   2409 respect

Shaconage wrote:
Say it isn't so! After the new seasons changes, one of the things that kept me to this site was the Pickems. Don't  tell me that you have to place a bet to play pickems.  Please tell me this is wrong.

Damn.  Me too.  i faithfully put in my pickem scores.  This might suck a little.

3/4/10   |   av5238   |   48 respect

So Scott are they going to turn this into a gambling site soon?  I liked getting the points from guessing a perfect score which can be challenging for most people in the first place.

3/4/10   |   av5238   |   48 respect

doc34 wrote:
I don't  want to challenge others for q bucks! FanIQ why don't you make that option for those who want it and leave this pick' em option for us that don't . Covers.com has a free pick'em site and it also has prizes. Why would any one want to play this site if we can't rank or keep track of our picks. We like being able to see how we measure up against our fellow competitor's.

True that I like seeing how I do after picking certain games.  Really dont want to play others for Qbucks either.  Wonder what else they are going to screw.... errr tweak with next

3/4/10   |   woody050681   |   13689 respect

(Edited by woody050681)

Rabble Rabble Rabble


3/4/10   |   tndodger   |   402 respect

To much tinkering around with something that alot of people enjoyed.

3/4/10   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

The way I originally understood this, a decision would be made about doing away with the pick 'ems if the playbook became very popular.  However, let me ask the higher ups how they can be so sure that while the playbook may have become popular, people DON'T still want to do the pick 'ems.

3/4/10   |   Drummer99   |   4020 respect

So, this means no more game page huh? I dislike that almost more than the pick'm being changed.
I like both, but, how can people comment on the up coming game now???.....They can't assume.
Real bad move.

3/4/10   |   doc34   |   34 respect

(Edited by doc34)

I loved this site but I guess Fan IQ cares less what we think. That's the worst decision I have ever seen made on a fan sports blog. If there is no more pick em on  Fan IQ why play then! I'm going to spend more time playing Streak for Cash on ESPN where you can actually  win $100,000 for the longest streak a month or $2,500 for the most wins a month!

3/4/10   |   Hec718   |   729 respect

(Edited by Hec718)

THIS SUCKS!!!!! Leave the Pick'ems. In the Pick'ems we can go in the game page and talk about the game. Keep the site the way it is now!

3/4/10   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25310 respect

1) Is this another ploy to get people to buy Qbucks?
2) Are users ever consulted about changes to the site?
3) Should I quit taking and making polls too?
4) Does anyone else just challenge the house for all their playbook bets instead of actively seeking members let alone facebook friends?

3/4/10   |   Jahiegel   |   132 respect

 Terrifically disappointing.  

3/3/10   |   the_whip   |   36 respect

that sucks why dont we get rid of quizes and trivia and then it will be my space with gambling

3/3/10   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25310 respect

(Edited by The_Real_Stoney)

Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Can they do more things to keep me away from this site?
And can they just put a link to the other site on the pick 'ems page?

3/3/10   |   Scott   |   53657 respect

Shaconage wrote:
Say it isn't so! After the new seasons changes, one of the things that kept me to this site was the Pickems. Don't  tell me that you have to place a bet to play pickems.  Please tell me this is wrong.

Trust me, when I heard about this I wasnt the least bit happy about it either.  From what I gather, if you want to play "pickems", the only way you can is thru the playbook option.

3/3/10   |   Shaconage   |   39692 respect

Scott wrote:

Jess can correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the only way you will be able to play pickems is thru the playbook.  No more points awarded for correctly picking the winner, the spread and the over/under and no more bonus points for getting a perfect answer.  The only way you get something is if you make a pick, place a bet and challenge another Q user.

Say it isn't so! After the new seasons changes, one of the things that kept me to this site was the Pickems. Don't  tell me that you have to place a bet to play pickems.  Please tell me this is wrong.

3/3/10   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Pick 'ems will become playbook...well that just sucks!  Why can't they keep both and give people the option?  Don't tell me they can't.  This may be the single most ridiculous move this site has ever made.  The pick 'ems have been the heart and soul of FanIQ and now you're getting rid of it?!  If I'm supposed to be upbeat about this change, TOUGH!

3/3/10   |   doc34   |   34 respect

I don't  want to challenge others for q bucks! FanIQ why don't you make that option for those who want it and leave this pick' em option for us that don't . Covers.com has a free pick'em site and it also has prizes. Why would any one want to play this site if we can't rank or keep track of our picks. We like being able to see how we measure up against our fellow competitor's.

3/3/10   |   the_whip   |   36 respect

bearcub1 wrote:
You do know some of us do have fun without making a bet.  Those of you that want (playbook pick'ems go ahead ), but leave Pick'ems as is for the rest of us.

i agree i like pickem, if they want to make this a gambling site they should just say so and go

3/3/10   |   bearcub1   |   6789 respect

You do know some of us do have fun without making a bet.  Those of you that want (playbook pick'ems go ahead ), but leave Pick'ems as is for the rest of us.

3/3/10   |   woody050681   |   13689 respect

Now I don't have to feel so bad for not doing the Pick'ems anymore

3/3/10   |   Scott   |   53657 respect

Dream_Machine wrote:
Good Idea.. Solves One Problem Of Not Going To Pick-Ems Anymore.
I Wonder If You Can Still Do Pick-Ems Without Risking Your Q Bucks?

Jess can correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the only way you will be able to play pickems is thru the playbook.  No more points awarded for correctly picking the winner, the spread and the over/under and no more bonus points for getting a perfect answer.  The only way you get something is if you make a pick, place a bet and challenge another Q user.

3/3/10   |   Canadianhick   |   2149 respect

What a horrible thing to do.

3/3/10   |   rbt99

you can loose your Q bucks? I never new that.

3/3/10   |   Dream_Machine   |   13259 respect

Good Idea.. Solves One Problem Of Not Going To Pick-Ems Anymore.
I Wonder If You Can Still Do Pick-Ems Without Risking Your Q Bucks?