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Old 02-05-2007, 09:15 AM   #1
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The 'trophy' next to the game name is supposed to show which Mud that was on top of the list the session before it reset, isn't it?

I am only 99% sure, but the way I remember things, Aardwolf was on top of the list both last time and the time before that.

So what is the trophy doing next to Achaea now, and during the last session too? Did something upheaving happn with the votes the last few minutes before they were reset, or is this a genuine bug?
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Old 02-08-2007, 02:25 PM   #2
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I thought that trophy was simply part of Achaea's listing. I've NEVER seen it listed by any MUD other than Achaea, and I've seen Achaea not even in the top 3 with it in the past (It's been a long time, since those occurences mind you.)
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Old 02-08-2007, 02:49 PM   #3
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I thought that trophy was simply part of Achaea's listing. I've NEVER seen it listed by any MUD other than Achaea, and I've seen Achaea not even in the top 3 with it in the past (It's been a long time, since those occurences mind you.)
The only time Achaea's ever finished below 2nd place was the very first round when we joined years ago, as we joined halfway through.

The trophy used to switch (and Aardwolf should have it now) but it's a manual thing. I used to have to remind Adam to move the trophy to us when Aardwolf had it previously.

I can only assume that Derek is busy working on the site and ensuring that little things like that are automated. He owns Aardwolf after all. I'm sure he's not intentionally slighting his own MUD by not putting the trophy there.

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Old 02-09-2007, 07:37 AM   #4
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Matt is right, it's a manual process I haven't been too good about keeping up with - spending what time is available on the back end instead and making sure the new muds get checked out / added.

Obviously (hopefully) if it were the other way around I'd be much more motivated to move the cup to the right place.
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Old 02-09-2007, 10:10 AM   #5
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There is not much sense in having a symbol that doesn't show the correct situation.
If it cannot be done automatically by the code, I'd suggest that it's a better choice to remove it completely than having it give wrong info most of the time.
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:26 PM   #6
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If it cannot be done automatically by the code, I'd suggest that it's a better choice to remove it completely than having it give wrong info most of the time.
Honestly it really isn't "most of the time". Achaea does a pretty good job of finishing well.

That being said, I do think you are at least mildly correct in your statement. Though honestly, I don't see how it's better being removed for any reason other than personal glory (which really is the major point of it).

As a matter of fact, i've never paid attention to it. I'm quite sure that may be the case, as it were. But, hey... just my opinion, and obviously not one of importance. Take it as it is.

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Old 02-10-2007, 10:26 AM   #7
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Since it seems like the "last rank" is kept in the DB (which would be needed to make the up/down arrows work), I'd much rather see a last rank column with the numbers rather than the trophy anyways.
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Old 02-10-2007, 08:02 PM   #8
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As a matter of fact, i've never paid attention to it. I'm quite sure that may be the case, as it were. But, hey... just my opinion, and obviously not one of importance. Take it as it is.
Gotta agree: It's meaningless. The only number that really matters is the 'out' column, as that's the only reason to list a MUD in the rankings: To get traffic.

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Old 02-11-2007, 08:54 PM   #9
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Eh, I didn't realize who'd taken over. Now how do you delete posts in this place?
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:25 AM   #10
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Matt is right, it's a manual process I haven't been too good about keeping up with - spending what time is available on the back end instead and making sure the new muds get checked out / added.

Obviously (hopefully) if it were the other way around I'd be much more motivated to move the cup to the right place.
Being as my experience is mostly with MySQL, I have no idea how things look there, but.. seems like a one minute fix? Find the "mudlist reset" function, add in some function to (A) find the trophy and remove it, (B) find the first place mud, and put the trophy there. Then it resets the list, as usual.

I am amazed that Synozeer was doing that manually ..but what do I know.
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Old 02-12-2007, 02:59 AM   #11
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I am amazed that Synozeer was doing that manually ..but what do I know.
Synozeer would never have claimed he was a great coder, and it's not as if Topmudsites was making him bank. He just never got around to having someone automate it.

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