Archive for the 'Site News' Category

We’re Back!

Saturday, June 14th, 2008 by Jon

Ready for another exciting CFL season, Overtime Central is back after a little hiatus through the hockey playoffs. The first week of the CFL season is completed already and the regular season gets underway in less than two weeks on June 26 with two games. Overtime Central is ready to launch a full slate of contests soon, with some interesting new developments this year. I have also finished a round of improvements on the site, improving response time by a factor ranging from 2 to 10 times for every page. I hope this will provide a better experience for you during your visits to the site.

Check back for the announcement of the full slate of Overtime Central 2008 CFL contests in the next week. There are some great prizes this year and I believe this will be Overtime Central’s best year yet. As always, if you have feedback, suggestions or something to get off your chest, leave a comment or use the contact address.

Updated Forum

Monday, September 24th, 2007 by Jon

Yesterday, the forum software was updated at Overtime Central. Most noticable will be a few new features and forum statistics added with the upgrade. I have left everything in the default configuration and am soliciting your feedback as to what you like and don’t like. Feel free to drop a comment here on that or any other area of the site and I will see about incorporating your suggestions in our next site design update.

New Forums

Sunday, July 15th, 2007 by Jon

By popular demand, I’ve expanded the Overtime Central Forums with a General Sports group consisting of CFL, Saskatchewan Roughriders, NHL and Chatter (anything goes) forums. These forums are public; you do not have to be a Overtime Central member to post or view.

I have not yet added forum rules to the site, but I do have some. First, please keep it clean. This is a family site. Second, please avoid defamation of character, whether it is someone you know, an athlete or anyone else. These forums are for constructive discussion, not anonymous attacks on people. Finally, keep it on topic. As moderator I reserve the right to delete or edit any post which does not meet with with the site standards.

If you think I’ve missed a forum topic that you would like to see, let me know and I will consider adding it.

Launching the New Overtime Central

Friday, June 15th, 2007 by Jon

As promised, the new Overtime Central is here. After ceasing development of the old site in 2005, I took a year to examine what I wanted to do with the site, whether abandon it and move on to other projects or rewrite it in a new framework or something else. The decision came when over the past 9 months the contest code for the site was rewritten into a plugin for the WordPress CMS software in use at Overtime Central. Despite some setbacks delaying the launch by a couple months, I am happy to launch the new Overtime Central for the 2007 CFL season. The new Overtime plugin, as it has been named, was written modular, accepting plugins of its own, allowing me to drop in new contest types easily with no affect on the rest of the site. This type of ease of use and flexibility is what I have been wanting to build for the last 10 years.

Signpost Ahead: Overtime Central’s Direction

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007 by Jon

With the NHL playoffs starting tomorrow, many Overtime Central readers may be wondering if we will be offering any hockey contests for the spring season. Unfortunately, no. Events outside of our control have delayed our development plans, putting us behind schedule to get the new site up. With that promise broken, we are committed to have the new site in place for the CFL season. With the launch of the revamped site, expect many exciting changes at Overtime Central.

OC Jottings

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