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The purpose of this message is to inform you of VRAA score reporting. We are integrating an enhancement to the scoring system and it's important that I notify each and every one of you.<br><br>
Most importantly to know, the essence of the VRAA is not changing. <b>Your job stays the same: You workout for the day, then claim your points by posting in the daily thread.</b> That's all we ask of you and we don't want you to change that. The daily thread remains the official record of the day.<br><br>
Behind the scenes, it's important to know that your captains are working hard for you. In the background, your captain is busy combing the daily thread to tally and report your points. It's a system that we've used in previous VRAA rounds and we are grateful for captains. The VRAA does not happen without the legwork of the captains.<br><br>
Because it has never been a goal to mandate speedy score reporting, the VRAA standings will ebb-and-flow as the scoring comes in. That's how the VRAA unfolds. We encourage all, including those with infrequent internet access, to participate in the VRAA. We know that some players can only come every several days to report, and we understand. It is not the intent of the VRAA to cause added stress to the lives of its participants. In short, don't stress if you can't make it here each and every day. We know the standings will reflect a little lag time as the scoring reports trickle in.<br><br>
That all said, <b>Hairy Trotter</b>, myself, and a group of testers have worked together to develop and test a website/database to host our VRAA scoring. It's a simple-to-use website for data entry of the daily VRAA points. This system will help the commissioners and reporters with their jobs, allowing faster updates to the standings and reports. Many thanks to Hairy for his work to this system.<br><br>
Going forward, it remains the job of your captain to collect and enter in your scores, just as before. The difference now is this: Individual players can (and may) assist their captains with the score input.<br><br>
Please know that the main <a href="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18613" target="_blank">Standings thread</a> remains the official results for the game. The new website is only a collection point.<br><br>
Your captain will announce to you how they wish to roll. Either they will continue to do the bookkeeping for your team, or they may delegate the job to each of you. It's up to your captain, so check with them.<br><br>
If you are interested in viewing the scoring website, go to:<br><br><a href="http://vraa.mootness.net/" target="_blank">http://vraa.mootness.net/</a><br><br>
Read the home page and you can register to input your points. It is not required, but it is there for you to help your captains. You are able to view yours and your team's point totals.<br><br>
Thanks to all for your continued support. It is our sincere hope that the VRAA will continue to bring fun and motivation to your daily workouts.<br><br>
If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask.<br><br>
Sincerely,<br>
~roots
 

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I completely LOVE the new reporting site/db. Great idea! And it makes things easier for everyone.
 

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Sure makes sense to me....<br><br>
Good job!
 

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As in, General Cardio, biking, etc.?
 

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Ah. It is in the alternative scoring we peeked into. I don't know if you took a look in there. Perhaps HT can incorporate it into the mix.
 

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That is a feature that is turned off right now, but I'm glad you think its a good idea.<br><br>
One step at a time. We wanted to keep it simple for the time being.
 

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You can play around with the "Alternative System" (the link's on the bottom left of the page). With it, you'd enter your points by category.<br><br>
You can enter points in it now to see how it works. It's not tied to the official game database, so nothing you enter there will show up in the current standings.<br><br>
Baby steps.
 

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good idea
 

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Very nice!<br>
I have one suggestion. Instead of entering the points for whatever category, what if we entered either the distance or time and let a calculation behind the scenes do the work? (That's how I have my spreadsheet set up. I just enter the distance/time.)
 

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Very nice!<br><br>
Minor issue ... clicking on the "Date" column heading should sort by Date, but does not appear to sort correctly.<br><br>
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Me too. I just setup a formula for each category I use and all I need to enter is the number of miles or yards (or races for race bonus) and it does it all for me, including totals by day and week.<br><br>
I love the first step in the new web page, and just want to know that it will make things easier for our captains and not more difficult if we enter some there but miss some and the forum total doesn't match.
 

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IMO one should post in the forum first, and if you miss putting the points in the database, someone (your captain?) will be able to find it in the appropriate thread. But that's just how I would want my teammates to do it. I think having the reporting in the VRAA thread keeps us in touch with what's going on with the other players.
 

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I've got a test system on my home machine that does this, and it works fine. It looks a lot like the current "alternative system," but the db stores miles/minutes instead of points and converts to points for input and display purposes.<br><br>
If I get a chance later this week, I'll post it for people who are interested in playing with it. It's purely exerimental for now, though -- we're keeping it simple this round.
 

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I'm posting all my stuff in the forum. I'm just fooling around with this new db site. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I was referencing CactusTri's post, <b>Jill</b>, I wasn't complaining <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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