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

3/3/10 in FanIQ   |   Jess   |   34417 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   |     |   1498 respect

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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   |     |   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   |     |   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

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

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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   |     |   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   |  

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   |   13148 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   |     |   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   |   13148 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   |     |   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   |   34417 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   |     |   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   |     |   4020 respect

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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   |  

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

morning

3/9/10   |   kobe_lova   |   61234 respect

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

morning.

3/9/10   |   kobe_lova   |   61234 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   |     |   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   |     |   34 respect

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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   |     |   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

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

3/8/10   |   Fatal   |   1275 respect

Good point

3/8/10   |  

 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

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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   |     |   1498 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   |  

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

3/7/10   |     |   51 respect

 The old system was much better, I dont want any Q bucks, I dont want to bet. Pickem was much much better.

3/7/10   |     |   320 respect

That sounds more reasonable suggestion, doc34. I will vote for that, but there is no ballot whether we want this new change or not. 

3/6/10   |     |   320 respect

Ops! Scott, my response about the Playbook is replied under Sporz_Freek. Sorry! Rick! :(

3/6/10   |     |   320 respect

I really don't know what other routes I need to do to playbook? My home computer will not allow me to playbook at all. I have tried different browsers: Firefox, Sarfari, and Internet Explorer. I no longer can play Fantasy Challenges either, this is after the Q made new changes. Unfortunately, I had to use the Sarfari at work to make quick selections for my individual NBA players for Fantasy Challenges. I was so overwhelmed, beside myself when I realized that couldn't even accept my challengers. I was fuming, towards the last minute for some odd reason, I was accepting my challenges, well just 8 of them at the most, and froze again. So, here I am just making trivia questions and I am having Spring break for a week so that is all I will do for now. I have gone through my computer and tried to figure out what I need to download if I need to, but I really don't know what else to do. I reported a bug, My frustration is taller than Mt. McKinney right now. Playbook is great, but I can only do that at work unfortunately so I make a quick selections as fast as I can during my break time. Sigh!

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

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   |     |   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   |  

I agree with her and that's a great comment

3/6/10   |   Jess   |   34417 respect

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

That's the plan :)

3/5/10   |   JenX63   |   32446 respect

(Edited by JenX63)

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

3/5/10   |   Debi_L   |   11782 respect

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   |   34417 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   |     |   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   |  

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

3/4/10   |     |   39 respect

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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   |     |   34 respect

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   |   11782 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   |     |   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.