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What features are still to come?

Discussion in 'Pickem Support' started by mrb1972, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. mrb1972

    mrb1972 Member Pickem

    Are you able to let us know what features are likely to be added/are planned in upcoming versions?

    Obvioulsy we are getting feedback from members and suggestions, but I dont want to suggest things you may already have planned

    thanks
     
  2. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    More "statistical" type stuff... some individual stats that will be on the side bar of the "My Picks" view. Some more "leaderboard" related Stats. More advanced Ranking System. Weekly Tie Breaker type stuff (that plays in with the More Advanced Ranking System). Survival Pool Type. Some more administrative stuff. Some more Layout and CSS options. Those are just a few things off the top of my head. I am always open to suggestions.... if its a suggestion that I think would benefit the addon for the entire community, then it will most likely happen. If its a suggestion that takes away core functionality for which the addon was designed, I doubt it will happen lol
     
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  3. mrb1972

    mrb1972 Member Pickem

    Is there any news on the next update featuring some of the items listed above? Is its still being worked on?
     
  4. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Of course its being worked on. I just released Alerts for pickem a few weeks ago (which happened to be YOUR request). Everything that I mentioned is stuff that I want for my own sites use, so its going to be done. When? I don't know. All of it has been started, none of it is ready for release. Some of the functionality is close, others I am not happy with, so I need to rethink/reprogram. When something is ready and fully tested, I will release it. If there is something specific (like you wanted Alerts), let me know and I will see what I can do about maybe getting it out a little more early in a minor release than waiting for other stuff to be complete for a major release.
     
  5. mrb1972

    mrb1972 Member Pickem

    Just what you mentioned really, sidebar widgets etc current leader board etc, also the scoring system change option I mentioned for the draw game would be great if it could be done - 1pt for home win, 2pt for draw , 3pt for away win -
     
  6. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Its going to be awhile before ALL are done. If you want me to put a higher priority on 1 or 2 of them to get a couple out sooner, then feel free to let me know.
     
  7. mrb1972

    mrb1972 Member Pickem

    Leaderboard sidebar widget and the scoring system option would be my main features - (im not even sure if the scoring system is even a possibility though)
     
  8. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    okies... will put top priority on the sidebar stuff for Draw Pools. I'll let you know on the scoring. Might have to make a new pool type for that (or might be able to make a scoring type option). won't know until I really take some time to dig.
     
  9. mrb1972

    mrb1972 Member Pickem

    if you could make it part of xfrocks widget framework too that would be great...

    In an ideal world the scoring option would be an option on the current draw game, but either way I think it would make the draw game much more interesting and tactical
     
  10. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    no, I can't make it part of the widget framework, that is not how it works. Widgets for the [bd] Widget Framework have to be built from the ground up and only pertain to the widget framework. I will at some point try and come up with some renderers as I'd like to use them myself (both Leaderboard and Pick/Game distros).

    I agree with you. Can work for regular as well.. 1 point for correct home win and 2 for correct road win. anyway... working on your pick/game distro's right now, so let me work lol :p
     
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  11. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Almost got this ready to roll out. Had to do some major revisions (Code, Table structure etc). Its now one single module that works with all pool types (Regular, Draw and Spread). I got rid of the old single Picks Distribution Module and Game Distribution Module in favor of ONE Pick Distribution Module that breaks out each game/match (similar to the old Game Distribution module) cept that it includes "Draw" data for Draw Pools. Also cut down on a bunch of queries by adding new fields to the games table that store count info that are managed by the picks DataWriter (which is also new). blah blah blah.... I know you don't want the technical mumbo jumbo... just gimmie the damn update already right? :D

    Testing is going well. The next HUGE step is writing the upgrade for this as its pretty involved with table changes (structure, schema etc) as well as needing to query existing data to populate the new "count" fields needed for the distribution stuff to work properly for everything "pre" upgrade... working on that query nightmare tonight.

    Anyway.... just wanted to give you a status update so you don't think I forgot you :p
     
  12. mrb1972

    mrb1972 Member Pickem

    That all sounds great, thanks for the update
     
  13. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    good news is, all my initial upgrade tests have all passed so far. The upgrade makes the correct DB changes as well as correctly populates the new game table fields with data based on all the historic data in the pick table which in turn enables the new pick distribution modules for all past games. Baring something that I am overlooking, I should have a release out soon (could be as early as today, but not be until tomorrow).
     
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  14. mrb1972

    mrb1972 Member Pickem

    Update done all went fine - no issues - good job , thanks
     
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  15. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Working on a couple Renderers for the [bd] Widget Framework.... in theory (as I am just now working on them) you will be able to do multiple things with each renderer... lemme explain..

    Leaderboard Renderer: Default settings for this would work based of WHO you are (permission to view pickem), the pool that you have set to default and the current week as determined by the system. It is tabbed with both Overall and Current Week. There will also be an option to enter a Pool ID. When you enter a Pool ID, the same permissions apply to who can see it (ie, view pickem), however, instead of using the viewing users default pool setting, it uses the Pool ID to grab data. This gives you one module that has multiple purposes (and as you know, you can use the same module more than once on the same page). I am also building in a LIMIT option so that you can limit the results returned (so it can be like a top 10 leaderboard instead of return 250 results lol)

    Pick Distribution Renderer: Pretty much the same as above, cept it won't have a results limit as it needs to display all the games/matches.
     
  16. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Pick Distribution Renderer is done and working like a charm :) Working on the Leaderboard one now (which is a tad bit trickier).
     
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  17. mrb1972

    mrb1972 Member Pickem

    Really pleased with the recent updates on this add-on, I was just curious if you had the chance to investigate the idea we had of changing or the option to change the point scoring system?
     
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  18. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Yes, and its going to require some extensive code refactoring however. I probably won't start R&D until sometime after the first of the year, but I have decided to do it as I've had multiple inquiries about it.
     
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  19. mrb1972

    mrb1972 Member Pickem

    That's good news, I think it will be a great addition to the game
     
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  20. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Just letting you know that I HAVE started on the refactoring. Gunna take me awhile, but it will be worth it in the end :) If you have thought of anything else that kinda goes hand in hand with this, please let me know ASAP!
     
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