I think all the friends I make on #Federated social networks are all issues and no #Gaming #Fun; maybe my armpits smell too bad.
When people first started doing Fantasy #Sports via newspapers, paper, pencils, and hand calculators I thought, "whatever #nerds." Then one year (about a decade ago), I tried #Fantasy #Hockey because a nephew's league needed an even number to run the head-to-head style league. It was a lot of fun despite my nephew and his high school friends being willing to #Collude against me during the playoffs.
After that, I ran my first Fantasy #Football #League at work because the other league at work had #Cheating going on. We had lots of fun, and I learned how to tweak the points system so that very experienced #FF Managers didn't have an advantage over the #Newbie who just watches their favorite team on #Sundays, has no #Math #Skills and has nearly no #Computer skills.
As the lone #Developer of a project I'm working on at home right now, it's very hard to find people with an interest in this fun endeavor. It's just as fun to do a non-betting league as it is to do a #Betting league. The most we did when I ran it as a betting league was $20 per #Manager at the start of the season and the payouts were such that half the managers won their money back or more. All the bets were paid back out with no #Vig kept towards the league.
I really wish I knew if people don't know about it, don't care about it, or have strong #Opinions against it.
While #Federated systems branch & bud to maintain #FreeSpeech in online #SocialNetworks, the "evil" Ad based Megalodons struggle with content moderation. I'm not 100% sure how to moderate my own #Friendica servers when questionable content arises; I know how to delete posts, but it's hard to know why before they arise. My main plan is to not be an #Asshole.
I've run leagues in the past and I set the points so that it's hard for a skilled person with advanced game knowledge to have an advantage, and beginners have a real chance at winning. In the past, I did leagues with buy-in and free to enter. Both are equally fun. The buy-in leagues had trophies and all the buy-ins were paid out in prizes; any manager had 50:50 odd's of winning back their buy-in.