Ladder EnhancementsPosted by Paul S on Mon April 19, 1999 at 0h00
If you follow the ladder archive
regularly you probably noticed that I have only just now posted the
results for the 15th. This is because I needed extra time to complete
The first enhancement is that results have now been corrected to
match the official club ladder. These corrections were implemented for
the April 8th session, so the results for that week have changed
slightly. The corrections were needed for two reasons. One is that I
did not always have the proper positional information when inserting
people in the ladder, and this is where things got out of sync,
especially in the lower half. The second reason is because I did not
have complete bye data for everybody so many players had incorrect bye
Secondly, the Ladder on each page has been enhanced to show
the movements of each player. I feel this is an important addition as
it makes it possible to quickly see how far a person jumps (in either
On the technical side of things, it is now possible for me to
activate and deactivate players without losing their lifetime
statistics. This allows the online ladder to more accurately match the
official ladder, where players are moved on and off more frequently.
It also means players won't be gypped on their average positions!
Also, the Full Ladder now has alternating colours in each row
to make it easier to follow individual players. I tried giving groups
of columns different coloured text, but this nearly doubled the size of
the page and didn't really help the viewability all that much IMO, so I
reverted to all black.
Lastly, the help pages for the main
and full ladder pages have been
updated to reflect the additions and enhancements.
One quick note: The April 1st ladder had to be regenerated due to
an error on my part when making the corrections. However, the results
have not changed in any way.