Archive for the '2005 CFL Pool' Category

Site and Contest Update

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005 by Jon

We owe an update to all our loyal visitors wondering what is happening at Overtime Central.

2005 CFL Draft

We are working on the statistic and standings update for the first segment. It is taking a little longer than we thought, but we are working on the infrastructure to automate this process in the future instead of taking the time to perform the update manually just to get it done. We expect the results to be ready by the end of the weekend or early next week.

2005 CFL Pool Stats Page

Now on the back burner, the League/Team Record and Scoring stats page was implemented a week or so ago. It has not undergone final testing, so it is in an alpha state. However we are announcing it now so you may start using it to help improve your picks and help test it for us. Providing more statistical information will be a focus for us this fall as we continue to improve the site.

Missing Team Bug

The missing team bug was discovered and corrected this past weekend. It turned out to be a data bug and we believe we have corrected the issue that was causing the data issue. If it does occur again, please report it immediately and we will correct it promptly.

URL Redirection

A change was implemented this week to redirect all visitors to overtimecentral.ca. Previously the URLs www.overtimecentral.ca and overtimecentral.ca would both direct to the site. We have now just consolidated it down to the simple overtimecentral.ca. This would affect any visitor who normally visited www.overtimecentral.ca and had a persistent logon. Since this was cookie based, the redirect to overtimecentral.ca would appear as a new domain and the cookie would not be picked up, requiring you to logon again. This will not affect any bookmarks to the old address; the www address will continue to be redirected to the correct URL.

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:

http://overtimecentral.ca/contests/2005-CFL-Pool/50-percent/

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.

First Week Standings

Monday, June 27th, 2005 by Jon

Standings have been updated for the first week of the season for the 2005 CFL Pool.

In addition some bug fixes have been applied. The most important was a bug which was preventing entries from updating their preferences. So if you want to get email updates, reminders or confirmation of picks, be sure to update your preferences now. The mailings will start with Week 2.

Update on Updates

Sunday, June 26th, 2005 by Jon

We are working out the final bugs in our new update program. We want to double check everything one more time so are delaying updating the standings until Monday night. Until then, here are the preliminary standings for Week 1.

Entry (Points)
Green Monster (31)
Davin Bull Dogs (29)
bigmc (24)
Cowgirls (22)
Goolash (22)
Swervin’Mervyn (22)
50 percent (18)

In addition, we will be announcing tomorrow our decision about extending the first player pick date for the CFL Draft and excluding the first week of scores for the CFL Pool in an effort to provide a fairer playing field due to issues with the site and attract some more late entries.

If you have any comments, leave them here, especially if you have some people you wish to sign up and would like the deadlines extended.

Update: With the new update program will come emailed updates and reminders if you signed up for them. Sorry for not having that in effect prior to Week 1.

OC Jottings

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