Why the League Should Listen to My Superior Intellect
Overall, the VHL is flourishing with probably its largest member base ever, largely thanks to the great work of the recruitment team combined with the modernization of the website via the portal. I am not here to make some big changes, but there are some very minor things that I think can make the VHL world a better place. If you agree with this article, please comment with the Gritty emoji.
1) Press Conferences
At minimum, the press conference rules topic needs to be re-pinned so it's at the top of the page again. Also, I think we should make two separate press conferences pages if possible, one for all teams and one for individual players. It is a minor annoyance to have to scroll to page 2 or 3 to get to my own press conference topic because the team pages are taking it hostage
Onto the more important part, the tpe earning system for answering / asking questions is off. Let's assume everyone wants to earn the full 2 tpe from press conferences. You earn 1 tpe for asking 5, or 1 tpe for answering 3. This means that if you ask someone for questions, logically they either give you 5 or 10 to get 1 or 2 tpe. You then are stuck because if they ask 5 you are one question off from earning your full tpe, or if they ask 10 you can borrow some for next time but it's still not enough. I propose that you earn 1 tpe for asking 6 questions instead of 5 to make asking on an even pace with answering.
2) Create more specific tagging systems for Member Groups
Currently there is some sort of graphics competition going on, and I keep getting tagged in it despite the fact that in my 8 years here I have never done anything artsy fartsy related. This is another minor inconvenience that isn't the end of the world, but I think it would be great if you could pick to be in the Writer's Group, Graphics Group, or both when it comes to tags. More importantly if teams could have a tag so someone can say @Vancouver rather than tagging each member on Vancouver individually, that would be a great way to communicate with everyone more easily, especially for GMs who want to alert their players to training camp and such.
3) Make it Easier to Track Free Agency
You can see the bulk of my argument for this here, but the main point is that it is extremely difficult to track which free agents sign where because once they sign with a team they are no longer on the free agency list, and there isn't a transaction list you can see this from anywhere. Unless you are looking at the free agents ahead of time and being super vigilant, it is difficult to keep up with what should be one of the most exciting times of the offseason.