What Works?

Last year was our first year running on the new site and it wasn’t without its problems and growing pains. Then in December we switched to a professional host to provide better site availability. Unfortunately, we haven’t had any contests in that timeframe so we come around to the next CFL season and you may expect things to be the same.

We have made some improvements for this year. First, the new contest was thoroughly tested on the new host. Second, problems that existed last year have been fixed, like time zones, game score prediction pages and stat pages. Third, we have written new scripts for automated reminders, updates and pick confirmations.

We are on holidays for the first week of the season but the reminder function will work for those who have chosen “Before Each Week”. Game scores on the site should also be updated automatically. However, without live testing, the update function may take a few weeks to work out the bugs. It will be our first priority after returning from holidays on the 19th.

Some pages still don’t exist like all of the stat pages and there is plenty of other work to do. It won’t be worked on however. Instead, we are focusing our energies on a proper rewrite of the code on our new platform to get us to the place we want to be, focusing on the contests and not the code.

If you encounter any problems, please let us know.

3 Responses to “What Works?”

  1. jim Says:

    ‘We are on holidays’

    ‘focusing our energies’

    ‘let us know’

    I’ve always wondered who ‘we’, ‘our’, and ‘us’ are.
    Seems a coincidence that everyone at OvertimeCentral is taking holidays at the same time. Why don’t you hire a summer student to hold down the fort while the other employees are away.

  2. Jon Says:

    Touché. Do you want the job?

  3. jim Says:

    Best offer that I’ve had in years.

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  • December 14, 2006
    Expect CFL TV Deal Before Christmas → It will be interesting to see how this plays out with games either being sold off or kept. If I was the CFL, I would be looking for a contract whose value increased as more teams were added to reduce the dillution owners are worried about. Not an increase by another team’s share, but another $1 million a year perhaps. Expanding anywhere in the country would certainly increase viewership, so some benefit should come to the CFL before the next negotiation. Otherwise I can see the CFL stagnating on eight teams over franchise fees and reduced shares before they realize to grow the business they need to get into other regions of the country. #
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