Starting Five Stats???
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  1. daddylogan
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    Posted 01/05/2010 4:00 PM

    I have been participating in the "My Starting 5" game here on the site, but I don't understand the rankings. On the main Starting Five page it says I am in 34th place, but yet below I am number 5 on this seasons top 5 point earners. This does not make sence to me so could someone please explain it.

    As a matter of fact could someone explain the whole "point earning system" and what kind of reward do you get for points? Like do you get more choices of downloads of wallpaper or can you do more things with the more points you earn? There has to be something or what is the point if ya know what I mean.

    Also how in the heck to youn add your own stuff??? Like to the scrapbook (which is complicated to try and figure out) and what if I want to use my own wallpaper that I made myself? It would be nice to have some kind of instructions for people so they could understand how the site functions. I really LOVE the layout and I just want to know how to do things. See, I do freelance web designing and the first rule of thumb is that a visitor should be able to find whatever they have come to the site for in 15 seconds or less. Just a thought.

    Love the design though :-)

    peace out,
    daddy
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  1. Dan Harbison
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    Posted 01/05/2010 4:43 PM

    Hey Daddy...

    Glad you like the site, hopefully I can shed some light on your questions.

    There was Starting 5 info from last season, so you're 34th TOTAL since the site was launched, congrats on your #5 billing this year. We're working on doing a contest starting around Feb-end of the season with Starting 5 with the person getting the most points in that time period getting a prize.

    Fan points... the more things you do, the more points you get. The more points you get, the better backgrounds you can put on your page. You can add a background to your page by clicking the link at the bottom of the page that you see the background. It usually says at the bottom right corner "Add This To My Page". You can also get more backgrounds at the player and dancer pages.

    You can upload pictures and photos. We aren't allowing people with their own backgrounds as we got a TON of feedback that people hated that about MySpace. People felt it was too messy to have a bunch of differnet layouts and blinking things. If you want to submit a background go here.

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  1. Dan Harbison
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    Posted 01/05/2010 5:32 PM

    Oh, one more thing... when you go around the site, and you see the "Add to my Favorites"... if you click that button (like for videos and photos) those will show up in your Scrapbook's library. When you add a player or dancer to your "Huddle" they will show up in your Scrapbook library as well. If you upload anything, when you're looking at them on your own profile, you can click "Add to Favorites" to add them to your Scrapbook Library.

    I agree, I think we can improve on the instructions with our "How To" videos... they need some more updating, like backgrounds, scrapbook, what are some others?

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  1. daddylogan
    daddylogan
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    Posted 01/10/2010 11:30 AM

    Yes...A complete "How To" section would be nice :-)

    Another thing I noticed was with the scarpbook itself. If you look on my profile page you will see I added a picture of Geoff Petrie into the mix...BUT when you click on the button "view scrapbook" which I am assuming is a way for others to see your scrapbook in a larger format, my picture of Petrie has vanished? The only ones that show up are the current players that I dragged and dropped from my huddle?

    I also would like to see a feature for "multiple" upload for images. One at a time really stinks.

    Glad you added the background feature as I agree with the reasoning behind having approved backgrounds only. I just hope that not every background get's approved unless it is "Blazer Related!"

    Also, unless I am overlooking something, we shoukld also have a way to view our profile the way it looks to other memebers while we are logged in! So far the only way I can view it is to log out and then I will have to option to view profile information about myself. I guess it is not that important but it is confusing.

    Also, what is the game day deadline for changing your starting 5 line-up? Is it before game time, exactly at game time or at halftime on game day? The reason I ask is that one game I had no idea one of my 5 was not going to play on this particular night so I went to change my starting five and it would not allow me. I personally think you should be allowed to change up to the end of the first quarter. That way if you missed the news that one of your five is sitting out or if someone got injured that you did not know about, you can make a change.

    Ok darbpunk...that is it for now and I will keep ya posted if I find bugs or anything else that I think others might want/need to know

    peace out,
    daddy
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  1. RedRudy5
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    Posted 01/11/2010 12:27 AM

    I agree a "how to section" would be very helpful..
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  1. daddylogan
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    Posted 01/14/2010 3:06 PM

    Also, why does is sometimes take days for the starting five stats to update? Sometimes it is updated within a couple hours after the game and other times it can take up to 3 or 4 days?

    Thanks and I hope my questions help others. I really find it odd that with such a great team and such a really nice fan site that there is not more participation and I have a feeling it might be because of some of the "glitchs" of the site? Maybe?

    peace out,
    daddy
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  1. Dan Harbison
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    Posted 01/15/2010 4:54 PM

    The Starting 5 gets calculated at midnight to make sure all the official boxscore info gets tallied correctly... I haven't ever seen it take days, and I check often. Where have you noticed this? On the Starting 5 page, or your notification that comes to you?

    One reason we have low participation in the messageboards is that we had a really vibrant community before we transferred over to the new version of the boards and people didn't like them. We made some changes, but that didn't seem to help. Soooo, we're in the process of scrapping this layout for the boards and rolling out more "traditional" type of boards. Hopefully we'll be able to do that soon.
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  1. daddylogan
    daddylogan
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    Posted 01/15/2010 5:27 PM

    Thank you for replying! On the starting five, when I go to look at it right now it is still stuck on the totals from the Cleveland game? It should be showing me the Milwaukee totals and it is not. This has happened on many occasion, even with browser refresh or a complete clean-out of cookies, ect...

    As for the messageboards, I like the layout. I think your best bet would be to have one master page listing all the forums (and/or sub-forums) in vBulletin style, but I really think the thread style rocks.

    Also still wondering on the time deadline for the starting five rotation before game time?

    Keep up the good work and it will all fall into place. Thanks again :-)

    peace out,
    daddy
    I am a fan of THE LITTLE GIANT...DAMIAN LILLARD!!!
  1. daddylogan
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    Posted 01/15/2010 11:33 PM

    BTW...tonight was a perfect example of what I was talking about. I had no idea B-Roy was not playing tonight until 4 minutes into the game (since the Atlanta game ran past the Blazer tip-off time of 7:40pm on ESPN) and it is too late to swap a player out in my starting 5. So I take a complete hit of a zero on one man. People should be allowed to swap out players until the end of the first quarter. That way if there are "game time" decisions on whether a player is playing or not an adjustment could be made...and it would be early enough still in the game to where you really would not know who is hot and who is not yet if ya know what I mean.

    Anyhow...great win tonight. Miller really is showing his maturity on the court and that he CAN run the team when b-roy is absent. :-)

    peace out,
    daddy
    I am a fan of THE LITTLE GIANT...DAMIAN LILLARD!!!
  1. daddylogan
    daddylogan
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    Posted 01/18/2010 1:57 PM

    Well great...another game that I did not know B-roy was not playing and I even went to change my starting five BEFORE the game started and it would not let me. Now I am kinda ticked because I lost my ranking because of this. Sorry if I am complaining but why have a competetive feature on the site and then nobody is answering questions about it?

    peace out,
    daddy

    P.S. - Just today did all my stats finally update. They had been at the same since the Cleveland game until today.
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  1. Dan Harbison
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    Posted 01/19/2010 11:04 AM

    Hey Daddy-

    Our developers hunted down the bug in the stats not updating and being frozen. The issue was with Shavlik, not sure what it was, but it is fixed.

    As far as the updating, you can update up until :15 minutes until game-time. The reason you can't update into the game as it would be unfair to be changing your line-up during the game if someone was playing better than someone else. All fantasy games won't let you edit during the game... it usually goes up to 5 mins until gametime.

    I was going to edit mine as well and go aced out of changing Brandon since he's been day-to-day, but I guess if everyone is on the same page, there isn't an advantage. Glad you're liking using it... we'll look at changing it to be 5 minutes to tip-off.
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  1. Dan Harbison
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    Posted 01/19/2010 11:15 AM

    I would rely on online via Twitter http://www.twitter.com/pdxtrailblazers on if someone is going to play or not.. especially Brandon. We'll be making sure to update that... also, that might be a good thing to have as well. An up to the minute injury report on the Starting 5 page.
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  1. daddylogan
    daddylogan
    Posts: 188

    Posted 01/20/2010 2:44 PM

    Thank You :-)

    peace out,
    daddy
    I am a fan of THE LITTLE GIANT...DAMIAN LILLARD!!!
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