Ladders Fixed!Posted by Paul S on Fri January 07, 2000 at 0h00
First off, Happy new year to all!
I'm happy to announce that the technical glitches with the
Ladder Archive have been corrected. The
problem, for those who care, is not entirely clear, but it seems to be
related to the gradual degredation of the accuracy of the ladder
positions. From what I can tell, when the site's copy of the ladder
gets too far away from the official ladder, it can confuse the program
to the point where it doesn't work properly.
The upshot is that I'll have to take more care to keep the ladder
accurate. To that end, I've added code to make it easier for me to do
so. Hopefully I can do monthly updates and that will keep things
working properly. I guess that's not so bad!
Ladder position corrections were implemented for December 2nd, 1999
and then that and all subsequent ladders were (re)built up to and
including January 6th, 2000. All can now be viewed in the archive.
In addition, I am in the process of detailing discrepancies in
wins/byes for review with our statistician. When this process was last
completed several months ago, nine discrepancies were discovered.
Eight of which actually turned out to be errors by the statistician, so
the Ladder Archive on this site is actually helping to keep the
information accurate! The review should be completed within two weeks,
which will take us in to the stretch portion of our club season.
I apologize for the long period of downtime in the archive. It just
had to occur right in the middle of my final exams when I had no time
to fix it right away!