July 24, 2009
While our tech team has resolved most of the problems of the site over the past week, they are still having trouble with the blogs system - which in turn affects the forums. Since the highest priority is keeping SportingNews.com and Strat-O-Matic Online running strong, the decision was made to keep the blogs and forums down for the time being (at least through the weekend), to ensure there are no more hiccups with the rest of the site. I apologize that my announcements and updates on my blog and forums have not been consistently reachable.
We do recognize that the forums, especially, are an important part of the SOM Online experience, so we regret that they are inaccessible at this time. We are doing everything we can to make them available and reliable again to you.
Game play resumes tonight (Friday, 7/24). Edit
There have been no games played or waivers deadlines processed over the last week, so that we could address our site issues. Game play resumes tonight with your next 3 regular season games (or Games 3 & 4 of the Finals). Waivers deadlines originally scheduled for prior to today will be processed today at 5pm ET. Leagues that filled and became ready to draft over the last week will be drafted tonight.
For simplicity's sake, I pushed forward by a week all leagues' start dates on record; so it will look to you as if the games that were played last Thursday (7/16) took place last night (7/23). All you really have to keep in mind is that on Friday night, it will be just like any normal night of games, i.e. you'll play either 3 regular season games or Finals Games 3 & 4.
If your league was set to start its season on Monday, July 20, it is now scheduled to start this coming Monday, July 27.
Additionally, I have obtained approval for a plan to compensate you all for the inconvenience you have been through and for the patience you have shown us over these 2 weeks. This plan is detailed here in this separate post.