Hey all -
While putting mine together, I was reminded of some flaws that cropped up when I compiled a similar list of the Fantasy Baseball Cafe a few years ago. There are a couple things you can do when you make this list that make it MUCH easier for the programmer (Slurve) to process these lists. The main things is just a standardized format that let's the lists be sorted and searched with the minimum amount of hassle. Rather than Slurve having to error-check each entry, we can each do it ourselves and save him a tremendous amount of headache.
Slurve, if you don't mind, may I propose the following? *A) List each player EXACTLY like this:
1. Lastname, Firstname
(as in EXACTLY number-period-tab-lastname-comma-space-firstname)
B). Use the full name, spelled correctly (watch the Z's and S's on the latin names!)
C). Do not use nicknames.
D). Do not add positions, team names, handedness, etc.*
It's a real pain when 5 people submit "El Guapo", 20 submit "Rich Garses", 20 more submit "Rich Garces", and the other 5 don't have him it all. Slurve has to go thru and fix every one. Even if it's a global change, multiplying this by 50 players and X number of lists gets huge in a hurry. That's substantially less time that Slurve gets to play with the results, or to watch "Xena, Princess Warrior."
Slurve, feel free to chime in or replace my proposed standard - I'm just trying to troubleshoot in advance.