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#1 2010-02-27 22:07:23

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CR State of the Union - Issue #2

Hey all,

I'm trying to do this weekly update thing to keep everyone in the loop on the "state of CR."  This is episode 2 of said feature!  Eventually, I'd like to work my way up to really diving into some of the complex design decisions that I come across on a periodic basis and eventually highlight some of the (scary) things floating around in my head.

This week, though, I want to focus on the past.  Since we're in the midst of a lot of work going on with the site, I prefer to focus on that stuff rather than the abstract design/planning stuff smile

Let's recap the past week:
* Forum bugs should be fixed.  Hopefully no more "noobish" warning messages are abound on the forums
* Deployed new drop down site menus that are (hopefully) cross-browser compatible
* Redid upper part of all pages across the site.  This was a significant reengineering effort that took a fair amount of time.
* Reskinned all "non-logged in" pages of the site.
* Fixed a bug with the West league award watch page
* Fixed a bug affecting the West league playoffs and automatic playoff / bracket handling
* Added "Twitter Broadcast" Functionality


As you can see, I think we accomplished a lot in the way of #2 of our three primary ongoing initiatives.  For those of you that forgot, the 3 initiatives are:
Initiative #1: Improving Sim Results
Initiative #2: Improving the Flow of the Site
Initiative #3: Attracting New Blood to the Site


The plan for this week is to push onward with the site revamp and make it more attractive for new individuals.  With any luck, this will be done quickly so that we can get started on attracting some new blood to CR and have them not throw up in their mouths at the site of a putrid brown site wink

Once the site is in a uniform state, I'd like to focus on the addition of a new league (with incentives for existing members to participate), and potentially comb over the implications of merging the Bird/Kareem leagues into one, once again, to improve the competitive balance in the oldest leagues.

Thanks for supporting Court Rivals and reading the second issue!

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#2 2010-02-27 22:08:04

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Re: CR State of the Union - Issue #2

cool update


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#3 2010-02-27 22:11:15

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I really like the direction that this site is going in.  Keep up the good work.


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#4 2010-02-27 22:12:10

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bbkaos wrote:

I really like the direction that this site is going in.  Keep up the good work.


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#5 2010-02-27 22:17:45

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Re: CR State of the Union - Issue #2

bbkaos wrote:

I really like the new direction that this site is going in.  Keep it up and good work.

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#6 2010-02-27 22:21:22

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#7 2010-02-27 22:23:15

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Loving the reemerging communication from the top!


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#8 2010-02-27 22:25:48

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Yes!  Let's get some historical pages and make inactive players become free agents!


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#9 2010-02-27 22:25:57

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Re: CR State of the Union - Issue #2

Any info on how the sim is going to be changed.  I know you targeted FT's and 3's, but any specifics?

Nice work so far


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#10 2010-02-27 22:27:01

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I remember seeing something about short, mid, and long range shooting.  Not sure.  Seems like a big sim revamp.  But whatever it is, I'm all for simpler, direct results.


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#11 2010-02-27 22:36:01

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I just hope we get a season to plan for whatever changes are made.   Post about the changes and then let it ride for some time so teams can prepare.


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#12 2010-02-27 22:37:12

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Re: CR State of the Union - Issue #2

DemonDeacs wrote:

bbkaos wrote:

I really like the new direction that this site is going in.  Keep it up and good work.


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#13 2010-02-27 22:42:59

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cool cool


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#14 2010-02-27 22:58:44

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Re: CR State of the Union - Issue #2

First Issue of CR State of the Union definitely was good stuff.  I'm loving the increased thekaz presence!  Feels a bit like old times.
Merging Kareem & Bird = wicked awesome
new league to play with = could be cool, but what about continuing to "play" with the West league and switch it up every couple of seasons?
Site look = stating to look a few degrees short of sexy!


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#15 2010-02-27 23:12:24

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Re: CR State of the Union - Issue #2

This thread is a huge step in the right direction


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#16 2010-02-27 23:22:38

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That wasn't so hard.

Good to finally get something eh. Good to see.


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#17 2010-02-27 23:47:00

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Re: CR State of the Union - Issue #2

TheKaz wrote:

The plan for this week is to push onward with the site revamp and make it more attractive for new individuals.  With any luck, this will be done quickly so that we can get started on attracting some new blood to CR and have them not throw up in their mouths at the site of a putrid brown site wink

Hey don't be so harsh. Everyone who posted in this thread joined a putrid brown website. Maybe we're all dumb. Maybe we all like the color brown.

Anyway, I hope you have some interesting ideas to attract new blood wink


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#18 2010-02-27 23:52:57

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I Am Basketball wrote:

Everyone who posted in this thread joined a putrid brown website. Maybe we're all dumb. Maybe we all like the color brown.

Maybe we all have a secret fecal fetish??? hmm


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#19 2010-02-27 23:54:29

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Depending on several factors, they may still have nutritional value.......


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#20 2010-02-27 23:59:56

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bbkaos wrote:

I really like the direction that this site is going in.  Keep up the good work.


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#21 2010-02-28 00:25:04

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Man kaz did you take a vacation from work?  Nice updates.


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#22 2010-02-28 08:40:46

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Good stuff Kaz.

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#23 2010-02-28 10:30:54

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clips wrote:

Good stuff Kaz.

I've been telling my girlfriend I'd quit this after next season, but you're going the right way about making me a liar. tongue

haha, same here!


Aztra wrote:

Any info on how the sim is going to be changed.  I know you targeted FT's and 3's, but any specifics?

Nice work so far

I'd also love an update on this. 



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#24 2010-02-28 11:49:15

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I was planning on leaving very soon, it may be a season or two later than I planned. Great work Kaz smile

But, I know there isnt anything to do about it, but on safari at my house its still messed up sad


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#25 2010-02-28 13:00:31

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mutigers28 wrote:

I was planning on leaving very soon, it may be a season or two later than I planned. Great work Kaz smile

But, I know there isnt anything to do about it, but on safari at my house its still messed up sad

mutigers are you on a Mac by any chance?  I'm really trying my darnedest to recreate the bug you're describing so that I can fix it!

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