This is more important than many think when it comes to fantasy football commissioners, even more so with dynasty ones. All of us join dynasty leagues without a good idea whether we will enjoy ourselves or not. Because of the longer commitment of dynasty leagues, there are a few things to look out for leadership-wise when entering a league:
When I look for fantasy league rules, it doesn’t have to be the US Constitution. Clear concise and to the point is fine, or wordy if the situation warrants like the taboo subject of “tanking”. If something isn’t discussed in the rules, ask the commissioner about it before you join the league and not after.
Is change possible? When does change happen?
Does the commissioner allow changes to the rules be made? If so, is there a percentage of owners that need to agree to the changes. I prefer at least two-thirds of the owners agreeing to a minor change, over 75% for a major change, and 100% for any money changes. Also does the commissioner open up discuss on a rule before voting? Perhaps another owner faced a similar situation or saw it handled differently. A good commissioner will want to deal with things in the fairest way possible.