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Post by John Q. Public » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:52 pm

I've been busy and wasn't paying much attention but I guess it's about that time. Like next week?

Word of warning, though - the "Users" list has gotten very long since we started it and it makes the calculation take forever. I don't have a way of screening members in WordPress like I do with the board and most of the names are probably Pakistani link spammers, so I'll be going through the list and deleting names I don't recognize. I'll announce it when I do it, so you can check to see if you're still on it. Or maybe I'll post the list, depending on how long it is. Forgive me if I screw up and delete you.

Also, I'm looking at streaming some games live this year. Right now we'll probably have audio streams from Los Al and Bosco and maybe Amat if anyone's interested. PLEASE let me know if you know of any others. Good chance some are out there but they're hard to find. Video would be sweet!

Any other ideas along those lines are always welcome.
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Post by BBB » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:57 pm

I love the idea of a pool.

Stream games as in you’d post the link or do you mean something different?

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Post by ocfootball » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:03 pm

Bick started a week zero in Sunset thread,,,, check it out John Q.....

Go ahead and make Oaks game your 5 star,,,, :thumbsup:

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Post by John Q. Public » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:15 pm

BBB wrote: Stream games as in you’d post the link or do you mean something different?
Live as in embedded on one of our pages. Most likely on the WordPress side, but possibly on the board if I can work out the code.
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Post by 2002tony » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:57 am

I’m in when ever you start John

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Post by Playthegame » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:24 am

A staple for years...and don't be late...it will cost you big time!

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Post by thefrog » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:10 am

YES

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Post by John Q. Public » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:38 pm

I cut the members list from 91 to 64 people. Sorry if any of the 27 I cut were actual people but it will speed up the calculations by a couple minutes. It can take 10 minutes or so towards the end of the season, so every little bit helps.
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Post by SK80 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:51 am

I'm in :thumbsup:
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Post by Playthegame » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:59 am

Omar Bongo...


You should get in the pool the water is fine...

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Post by scj60 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:47 am

I'm in

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Post by John Q. Public » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:32 am

We're getting there. I archived last year's games and rankings and cleared out the database.

The software has been updated since last year and it now has the ability to award different point values for different games, so instead of listing playoff games 2, 3 or 5 times they'll only be listed once with the scores going up accordingly. Bad news is that we won't be able to hedge our bets; good news is that it will be a whole lot easier to run. And it's how it should be anyway, no?

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Post by John Q. Public » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:20 pm

Games are posted.

30 games, win or lose, one point each. 1-0 scores the same as trying to guess the exact score but you're welcome to try. First games are Thursday at 7:00 PM.

Let me know if you spot any errors. It's been known to happen.

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Post by SK80 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:41 pm

Let's Play Pool.. PLAYAS!
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Post by John Q. Public » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:43 pm

Question for you guys - the Game of the Week hasn't had any significance in the past, but with the new update it's possible to have it score differently. What do you think, make it 2 points or leave it as it's been? The designation is a holdover from the old pool. Did they have it score differently?
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Post by SK80 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:14 am

before answering that question JQP, I just made my picks, HIT "SAVE" and it erased and saved nothing! --:-- or at least shows all ZERO's...
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Post by John Q. Public » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:18 am

I just put a few in and it worked. If you were using 1 and 0 did you remember to put in the zero? That one's pretty common.
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Post by John Q. Public » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:24 am

I just remembered the Pillow Fight of the Week that the old pool also used to designate close matches between low-ranked teams or close games that didn't mean anything in the standings. It didn't score half, so......... --:--
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Post by John Q. Public » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:30 am

I sent a "mass" email to some of the regular players we haven't seen in a while. I think it's the first time I've used the feature. Now we'll just have to see if they had "Allow mass emails" checked.
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Post by SK80 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:40 am

@JQP whoop there it is.... enter 0 st#pid! :bonk:
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