SSG Trade Committee Policy

The SSG Trade Committee was put in place in July of 2016 to ensure new members are not taken advantage of by any <cough> crafty veterans of SSG. An added benefit to the temporary trade restrictions below is that it forces a new member to examine their team and let some time play out, an important element in a daily sim universe such as this. In the end, these restrictions provide temporary guidance for our new members, promotes league parity (a good thing), and combats super-team-building which often times comes from taking advantage of new members who have a lot of information to take in.

  • First 2 weeks of membership – No trades are permitted. Period.
  • Weeks 3-6 of membership – Trade committee oversees and approves all submitted trades. Trades will be discussed by the committee privately, and one commissioner will post a final vote and justification that represents the overall stance of the committee. Approval will be decided upon within 24 hours of a trade being submitted.
    • For a trade to qualify during this stage, a member must have demonstrated consistent exporting of their team.
    • The trade committee will also ensure that any players traded in this phase have been playing in a normal capacity, and not having been sat to avoid injuries, etc. We consider this tampering, and trade suspecting of tampering will be rejected.
  • First 6 months of membership – The trade committee will monitor any posted deals, yet are not required to post official approval. The committee does, however, hold the right to veto any trade that is deemed unfair.
  • Beyond 6 months of membership – Trade at your own risk!
  • Qualification
    • It does not matter the time of year a new member joins, including any upcoming trade deadlines.
    • A new member is anyone added to a league they were not previously a part of in the previous sim. This includes current members of other SSG leagues and even former members of the same SSG league.
    • While the committee has the final say, we encourage other members to share their thoughts on any deal they feel is unfair for the league. Of course, we aren’t looking to block trades that simply make someone’s rival more dangerous, but we are always interested in hearing concerns as we aren’t perfect, and may very well miss something important.