Yahoo wants you to miss your draft 

As a web designer, I often find myself grumbling about fantasy football websites, which usually feature obscenely cluttered interfaces that have received only superficial updates over the past decade or more (and the changes they do make often make things worse). For the most part, Yahoo has done a pretty decent job of keeping the interface relatively simple and consistent over the years, but they’re far from perfect. One example – have you tried the new message board system yet and noticed that you can add stuff like links and photos now? Have you actually tried¬†using¬†any of those new features yet? I have, and as far as I can tell, they just straight up don’t work. Links, photos and videos show up in the preview but never make it to your actual post.

Today, I was trying to figure out when a league I had just joined was holding its draft. For as long as I can remember, Yahoo has posted the date and time of your league’s draft near the top of the league home page. That’s no longer the case:

If you go to the “Draft Central” page, you get this:

OK, at least that’s something, but why are you making me do math, Yahoo? How is that more helpful than just giving me the date and time? A countdown might be nice if it started an hour before the draft, but until then, just show us the date and time.

The draft date is listed on your league’s “Scoring & Settings” page, and as far as I can tell that’s the only place you can find it. Why they decided to remove it from the home page when it’s arguably the most important information about the league, I don’t have a clue.