All Tennis, All the Time
The Russians streams are completely dead. I think I know why.... Many people are likely using the streams to watch the NFL and NBA via such, killing revenue for the NFL Sunday ticket and NBA League Pass. Both sports are likely aware of such and they killed the Russian streams. However, some members of the women's tennis forum found other streaming sites with some being successful, for I tried one successfully. However, for me, I elected to subscribe to TC+, paid the $99 fee and at this point I'm satisfied with the coverage in addition to the fact that they are covering the entire women's Tour this year, save for 2 events, San Jose and New Haven, which will be covered by ESPN. Video quality is okay, tho' I think the quality is 720p level, as opposed to 1080p, imo, but the stream is stable and not subject to lag and fluxes at this point. On the women's forum thread on this, those who have subscribed to such are expressing satisfaction of the coverage thus far, plus they are able to see matches played that they missed, which are archived practically immediately after match completion, which is a godsend, like ESPN. So, you have options to choose how you wish to view the Tour this year, either ponying up the fee for TC+ or opting to use the streaming sites provided via the women's forum, as some have discovered.
Re Brisbane, Pyotr didn't get credit for his fmKO prediction for Stephen's lost to Konta in the tourney grid, while Predida did. In addition, he's not listed in the grid for the tourney but has submitted scores for such. Correction needed.....
Plenty of issues with the Shenzhen tourney:
Today was the opening of the Round of 16 with the completed match between Cirstea and Parmentier, Cirstea prevailing. (not going to close that section of the draw for there are too many errors, in addition to Gamers having issues with posting scores, not only in this tourney but other tourneys, as well...) Nevertheless, crediting of her win varied for some, per Gamer in this fashion:
Cryfirefly: No points awarded on Cirstea win for the Rd. of 16 in the scoring table. However, -1 listed in QF and the Total box.......positive # listed in "uwp_Total" box.
Perdida: Same circumstances as Cryfirefly
Pyotr: Not even listed on the scoring table for points won that he predicted for the Rd of 16, but credited with the point on the prediction submission table, as were Cryfirefly and Perdida.
Corrections are in order....
You need to return the Recent Forum Topics box at the top of the Page, so that posters can have a quick reference to hot topics, as opposed to having to scan for threads to see the latest posts through the forums by date. It's cumbersome to look for the recent post in a thread by a date posted, as opposed to just referencing such in the Forum Topics box, as it was in the previous edition of this site.
Yeah.. just wrote that piece. Not as good as the previous one but we need something. Looking for latest topic all over the places is not nice. Lots of things are yet to be done. Will take some time. This new software is locked pretty tight.
The messages list is only updated for the whole forum after someone clicks on the 'forum' link.
So if you post a message and look up, you won't see it listed. But if you go back to the forum, that page will update the list.
We can't write codes in the header for an instant update like in the old forum. The header area is held pretty tight... This is all due to fighting hackers... ...We know they'll find a way. Won't be easy but they never give up.
Pyotr fmKO issue is fixed. Let's declare Victory !!!! I think some of the issues are due to the year. We are recording 2019 tournaments in 2018. Pyotr was not in the 2019 players' list for some reason.
This has fallen in place after the date change and the fix for Pyotr. Looks all good.
I failed to make D2F predictions, but that is something down the to-do-list; PGame (and Skan?) are more important.
Under normal conditions, the Skan would be open for submitting teams next week. How are prospects on that one?
"Never argue with an idiot - they take you down to their level and then beat you on experience"
"Don't wrestle with a pig: you both get dirty, but the pig actually likes it"
You've done a great job of getting the new site up to speed and correcting bugs, as well as putting the Recent Topics Forum threads back at the top of the Home Page. Further, you've done this working 'til "3 a.m." in the morning (unpaid overtime), showing your one-man, steady devotion to this site for just a handful of members during the holiday week. Sharing your declaration of "victory" for what you've done. Most appreciated.....
Still work to be done in terms of the bugs:
On the "Year-to-date Ranking" page for both Tours and all events, point ranking for the gamer leaders should be listed in descending order in the grid. At the moment point totals for gamers are jumbled (for the ladies, the men haven't played the Rd of 16 as yet).
In addition, on the same page the tournament names in play on the grid should have a darker, discernible color. The white tint is hard to see.
In the Rd of 16 prediction page, Twit earned 2 points for his predictions, but his total is listed as "zero". Further, on the "Year-to-date-ranking" page on the grid for Brisbane, Twit doesn't have a score for the Rd of 16, has a -1 figure for the qtrs and the Total box and a positive # for "ump_Total" box (same issue as Cry' and Perdida, noted above).
Re Cryfirefly, you're welcome.
Modification to the member posts: bring back the "reply button", if you can. Miss this option....
It's all right, Ace. Do what you can when you have the time, for you've been most prompt in addressing these reported bugs and addressing same successfully up to this point and the site is running very well to a certain extent, save for some posters having difficulty for some issues. Like Themo, lately, as follows:
For the Brisbane ladies event, Themo indicated that he's having trouble submitting scores for such. So, you'll have to look into why that is, correcting same. His request was made in a thread entitled..."WTA Brisbane International"
Ladies Auckland, Rd of 16:
Twit and Cryfirefly have -1 totals in the QF and Total boxes on the Point Total Board Grid after Flipkens lost to Tormo today. Needs correction....
In addition, Cryfirefly claims that he was banned from this site after some post he made at Google Groups. Is that true, Ace?