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heywoodu

[POLL] Posting results and medal tables

Posting results and medal tables  

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  1. 1. Should results be posted on Totallympics and if so, in which way? The same for medal tables

    • Results: Every single result of every single heat/race of every single event should be posted in the same way as before
    • Results: No results should be posted
    • Results: Only the medalists of events should be posted
    • Results: Medalists should be posted as before, all non-medalists should be posted in a "Spoiler" so they only appear when you click on the spoiler
    • Medals: No medal tables should be posted
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    • Medals: Full medal tables should be posted as before, after each and every event
    • Medals: Full medal tables should be posted after every event, but only in a spoiler, so everyone can choose whether or not to see them
    • Medals: One full medal table after the last day of a Championship/Games/etc is good enough


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Malik    2

I voted for 1 without even reading other alternatives:d.What made this forum so special was detailed results so let's not relinquish this privilege.

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heywoodu    1,173
Just now, Malik said:

I voted for 1 without even reading other alternatives:d.What made this forum so special was detailed results so let's not relinquish this privilege.

 

But if you have them in a spoiler you still have the extremely detailed results, the only difference is that threads will remain readable because there won't be a million names and flags to scroll, wrestle and fight your way through :p 

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Malik    2
8 hours ago, heywoodu said:

But in that case major events should have 2 threads: one in which only results are posted and nothing else, and one for discussion. Because threads of major events in which huge lists of results are posted become almost unreadable for some people (my browser often nearly exploded with the overload of results and moving flags and everything)

Well to put results in spoilers that means results are no so important for us which is not the case.

But i do agree with you about the flags, tabels and big fonts that sadly the page goes down so i guess it is better to adopt more suitable formats in posting reslts in order to optimize it for smoother page loading.

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heywoodu    1,173
Just now, Malik said:

Well to put results in spoilers that means results are no so important for us which is not the case.

But i do agree with you about the flags, tabels and big fonts that sadly the page goes down so i guess it is better to adopt more suitable formats in posting reslts in order to optimize it for smoother page loading.

It doesn't mean they are not so important, it only means it would be important to keep everything readable. 

Of course results are important, but without discussion a forum is no forum, so in my opinion the most important is to make space for discussion.

 

And that would absolutely not mean sacrificing results, it would just mean putting results in spoilers so you still have exactly the same data as you had before, with the difference being it takes up 1 line instead of dozens of lines.

 

 

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Malik    2
8 hours ago, hukbrazil said:

If we have the results here is because they have been published somewhere. I still think that direct links have the best "value for money" for us.

 

I am also a supporter of hiding in spoiler anything that might pollute the threads.

Except for Africa :water:

I used to spend so much time looking for results and the overall informations about venues and timning because most events without any official or reliable source!:dunno:

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George_D    45

My choices were

 

  • Results: Medalists should be posted as before, all non-medalists should be posted in a "Spoiler" so they only appear when you click on the spoiler
  • Medals: Full medal tables should be posted as before, after each and every event

    The full and analytical results of all heats/races are the boring aspect not the medal tables. The medal table is one post even after each competition day, isnt too much

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phelps    115

for what concerns the results, I chose the "medallists as before + non-medallists in a spoiler" option, but I also like the idea of some external links, when available (and especially for events with hundreds of participants)...

meanwhile, about the medal tables, I voted for the old format, after every event/competition day in full...

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Dolby    120

I am in favor of having full results/draws but do share 2 concerns: 1) effort to post 2) aesthetics. If we have enough volunteers, I am for full results with spoiler option.

 

I am not in favor of just posting links to external sites for results. I think having all results helps in attracting new users (I came across the forum while looking for London Boxing qualification draws). Also, there is always a risk of invalid urls if external site undergoes some database changes. 

 

For medal tables, I think once at the end of day is enough. 

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