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FORUMULA1.COM Pool for 2014

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Figured we'd start an official thread to discuss what we're going to do with the pool game going forward. I've no problem continuing to "manage" the weekends but don't have the resources to devote towards making the necessary changes for the upcoming season. We've got to discuss the hosting question, and we've had some hiccups with the email notification. It's been 95% reliable, but no one likes it when it's their picks that get missed.

I don't want to be checking for submission in two or three different places though, so let's figure this out in the next three months.
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SQL based PHP website, Users enter the info directly into the database.

The manager gets to log in and update race results and tidy up what people have put ie Make sure the username is the same so that automatically created championship table is correct. (so jabber, Jabber, Jabberwocky are all one entry and not 3 entries.)
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Jabberwocky wrote:SQL based PHP website, Users enter the info directly into the database.

The manager gets to log in and update race results and tidy up what people have put ie Make sure the username is the same so that automatically created championship table is correct. (so jabber, Jabber, Jabberwocky are all one entry and not 3 entries.)

I don't like that part! Can't is simply be as easy as the manager enters the user the first time they play and then subsequently the user pick's their name from the drop down?

Not like anyone here would stoop as low. :twisted: :hehe: but even in error you could pick somoene's name and place their picks for them, you know... Chilton to podium. Can it be associated with the forum ID so that they'd have to log into the forum and the user name would be auto populated from there?
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in theory you could, but I do not know enough about the back office workings of the forum software. Chat gleens the info from the site so it must be possible.
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I have finally got over losing the title, however I know that I have taken huge trides over the course of the season and I look forward to coming back on a high in 2014.
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Nin-Chin wrote:I have finally got over losing the title, however I know that I have taken huge trides over the course of the season and I look forward to coming back on a high in 2014.


Hopefully you and the rest of us are able to 'come back'....it depends if we get the pool sorted. Do you see the brainstorming before your post? :hehe:

Sorry I can't contribute guys....my IT skills are limited to Office, and surfing the web. Why don't you approach the admins for help, it'd move a lot faster I'd think.
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Maybe we could spice it up a bit. If you put your picks in before qualifying you score points for that as well

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have we tried turning it off and on again?
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Jabberwocky wrote:Maybe we could spice it up a bit. If you put your picks in before qualifying you score points for that as well

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And do some season bonus points, for guessing the top 10 WDC standings at the beginning of the season? 25 or 50 points for each drivers final table position guessed correct?
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LRW wrote:have we tried turning it off and on again?

yes twice. We have also pressed Print about 50 times so when it does work all hell will break loose.
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Jiggle the cables
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Checked bulbs and fuses

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Give the thing a couple of swift kicks.....it works for me when my modem is unstable.
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I am so sorry on this but I wouldn't have a clue. It would all get very messy ( just ask Myown!) I will have to contribute in other ways, less techie :(
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racechick wrote:I am so sorry on this but I wouldn't have a clue. It would all get very messy ( just ask Myown!) I will have to contribute in other ways, less techie :(


Damn, we were all expecting you to write a PHP implementation calling a rest API with a direct MySQL connection. :wink:
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