Archive for July, 2005

Problems? Get Solutions.

Friday, July 29th, 2005 by Jon

Yes there seems there was a problem with the site this week and many had issues making picks. I have received all those who submitted picks by email and I will be replying to them individually. I will enter all the picks by tonight; however, you may change them for any upcoming game as the site is working now.

What seems to have happened is the auto score/standings updater mistakenly ran on July 25, and since there were no games that day, it left an incomplete standings update which is required to view the current standings of all your teams. After Thursday’s game the standings were updated correctly allowing everyone to make picks again.

To explain further, the fact was the link to your team was not available, however you could still make picks by manually entering the URL for the contest page for your team, for example:

or you can bookmark that page or any other contest page (Make Picks, Standings, etc.). The bookmarks will work as long as you are logged on.

Despite that, we will be making the necessary changes and improvements to ensure this doesn’t happen again. Thanks for everyone’s patience.

On Hiatus

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005 by Jon

Overtime Central will be on hiatus until July 31. Don’t expect any posts or improvements to the site during this time. Updates to the contest standings will happen automatically, along with reminder emails thanks to the wonders of today’s technology. Also, new polls will be offered once a week.

The only thing that could bring the site down is a major power outage; however the site should be back up when power is restored. If you find the site is not accessible you can always email your picks to

Upon our return, look for the first update to the CFL Draft contest. Hopefully our batteries will be recharged as well so we find the time to implement the changes to fulfill the final vision we have for the site.

We always look forward to your feedback. Leave your comments here, discuss among yourselves and we will respond when we return. Poll

Saturday, July 9th, 2005 by Jon

The website poll this week is regarding the primary roll of the CFL site. The question is What is (or should be) the most important feature on The leading answer as of the time of this post is Statistics and live scoring with 57% of the vote. I ask all Overtime Central members to vote for this option if they agree. You can vote once a day. Hopefully an overwhelming response for this answer will lead the CFL to continue to improve these features of their site.

Notebook Page 2

Monday, July 4th, 2005 by Jon

CFL Weeks 1 and 2 — Baker Suspended for Dustup — Site Fixes and Changes — NHL Lockout Near End? (more…)

OC Jottings

No jottings in the last 7 days. Here is a random jotting.

  • November 27, 2006
    Brunt: Race experiment in Regina is over → Barrett will land on his feet and do well in the future. A learning experience behind him, he will not have that mentor figure to latch on to the next place he goes, so he will stand by his own methods. #
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