Pick’em Game Update
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Playbook Transition and Pick’em Game Update

3/11/10 in FanIQ   |   Jess   |   34631 respect

Hi folks!
As I'm sure you remember, we announced last week that we would be transitioning the Pick’em game to Playbook.

Thank you all for the feedback you provided!  As a result of that feedback, we have decided to not make the transition at this time so we can further consider your comments.

As we’ve said, we developed Playbook to make picking games even more fun.  We updated the game design to make it easier to pick games and made it more social by enabling you to challenge your friends on FanIQ and Facebook.  We continue to develop features for Playbook the community has been asking for. 

For instance, today we rolled out additional sports for Playbook including NASCAR, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, MMA, among others. You can even bet on the big fight coming up this Saturday between Pacquaio and Clottey - check it out!

We are also actively working on developing game pages for Playbook as we know this is a popular part of Pick’em.

As we develop Playbook further, we will continue to consider the issues that you, the community, have raised.   Please keep your thoughts coming!
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3/15/10   |   Jay_B   |   193 respect

 You guy and ladies do GREAT work with this site!!!

3/14/10   |   cellis_78   |   5 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
Of course.

 for sports yeah

3/14/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

zzj000 wrote:
Im sure the whole tie in with FanIQ to Facebook is money related and a big driver for the decisions being made around here...but.... I wish you guys would get away from Facebook and trying to force evryone to adapt to the Facebook way of life... Facebook SUCKS!!!

Sorry, but "force everyone" - how is this website forcing you to do anything?

3/14/10   |   Drummer99   |   4020 respect

zzj000 wrote:
Im sure the whole tie in with FanIQ to Facebook is money related and a big driver for the decisions being made around here...but.... I wish you guys would get away from Facebook and trying to force evryone to adapt to the Facebook way of life... Facebook SUCKS!!!

Wow, I gotta agree, I do NOT like Facebook, never did and probably never will. Just not my cup of tea,
and obviously its not some others either.

3/14/10   |   zzj000   |   388 respect

(Edited by zzj000)

Im sure the whole tie in with FanIQ to Facebook is money related and a big driver for the decisions being made around here...but.... I wish you guys would get away from Facebook and trying to force evryone to adapt to the Facebook way of life... Facebook SUCKS!!!

3/14/10   |   raliek2038   |   565 respect

yea 1 person that's a plus lol

3/13/10   |   jejordan

Thanks for the feedback opportunity. suggestion for soccer: could we have a draw option put into the Playbook mix? Also, could rugby or cricket going to be featured?

3/12/10   |   the_whip   |   36 respect

thank you glad you were listening

3/12/10   |   bearcub1   |   6789 respect

(Edited by bearcub1)

What can I say ? Thanks seems like such a small word, but it is from the heart. You called--we answered. You heard--we waited. Your prompt response was pleasantly welcomed. Democracy is alive and well.  I would also like to thank you for all the extra bonus items. Jess and all involved, your work is really appreciated. Long live Fan IQ & Pick'ems

3/12/10   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

AWESOME!!!! Stop reading this and go bet on the fight, right now!

3/12/10   |   spartymon   |   1231 respect

Not much to say except for "Yay"...

...and "Thanks"!!!


Now I have to go pick "MSU over Minnesota" (although I am bit scared of the Gophers...)....

3/12/10   |   david_g_leo2002   |   314 respect

Thx go out to all the folks that make The Fan IQ and fun place to visit. Im glad  Pick,ems will stay the same for now!!!

3/12/10   |   Shaconage   |   39255 respect

Late in seeing this post, but thankgoodness for keeping pickem....I failed to keep up with it in its entirety this week because I thought it was gone....now I can gratefully continue on. Thank-you Q for hearing our concerns and thanks for a wonderful sports site.

3/12/10   |   Randisist   |   8 respect

Thank You very much for keeping Pickem!!! Pickem is what brought me to the site and I assure you it will keep me coming back. Pickem is the one thing, for me, that sets this site apart from all other fan sites.

My compliments to the site designer; Good site design is very, very rare on the internet. Not having to find the links and figure out the navigation is greatly appreciated.

3/12/10   |   mwandoepaul

tinou wrote:

F1 season starts this weekend.  check out races where they turn left and right

its real funny

3/12/10   |   tinou   |   49 respect

Diablorain wrote:
glad to see NASCAR getting its due :)

F1 season starts this weekend.  check out races where they turn left and right

3/11/10   |   Drummer99   |   4020 respect

THIS is Progress. Best thing I've seen Faniq do. Maybe there were other things in the past, but, I wasn't here then. So, IMO, this is a very good idea.

3/11/10   |   Diablorain   |   4425 respect

glad to see NASCAR getting its due :)

3/11/10   |   tpowell25   |   1627 respect

100%InjuryRate wrote:
Yes it will be. We may only have some spring training games, but we will certainly have the entire MLB season, including playoffs. Oh yes, and March Madness will be on here too.

Will we be doing the bracket challenge this season?


Next up, I want someone to tell how to add people to my list to choose from on Playbook.  For example, Jahiegel is someone I would like to challenge, but he isn't on my list to choose from.  I'm already following him, so I'm pretty clueless as to how to fix this.

3/11/10   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

woody050681 wrote:
Baseball will be included? Right?

Yes it will be. We may only have some spring training games, but we will certainly have the entire MLB season, including playoffs. Oh yes, and March Madness will be on here too.

3/11/10   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

woody050681 wrote:
Baseball will be included? Right?

Of course.

3/11/10   |   woody050681   |   13688 respect

Baseball will be included? Right?

3/11/10   |   Debi_L   |   11848 respect

YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! NASCAR on Playbook!!  dancing

3/11/10   |   JKB37   |   2409 respect

Thank you for your consideration! 

3/11/10   |   gobigblue1960   |   4803 respect

Who said Democracy is dead. Thanks Jess.

3/11/10   |   Jahiegel   |   132 respect

Major props to the 'Q for working with its membership on the Pick'em question; so too for the expansion of Playbook, which rocks.  Jess in her personal capacity has always responded promptly, pleasantly, and helpfully to my problem reports and queries, and it is good to see that that service persists even as the enterprise has evolved.   

3/11/10   |   sbertschmann   |   24 respect

This is a great idea. Thanks FanIQ!