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[resolved] Better Configurable scoring options. (13 posts)

  1. baszer
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello,

    looks very promissing! But I miss the option to add some more points after the groupfase.

    Example, user let Holland and Germany pass to the groupfase. And that happens. But has the wrong order (Germany 1, Holland 2). I still want to give him some points.

    So a quarterfinal would be Germany - England (don't know if that is possible) and he said Holland - England, I want him to give 2 points for Holland to the quarterfinal and 5 for England (3 for the right spot and 2 for England to the quarterfinal)

    Now the match Germany - England ends in 2 - 0, he said Holland - England 2 - 0. I want to score him 3 points for having the winning team right and 1 point for the 2 and 1 point for the 0.

    Hope you understand what I am trying to tell ;) (I think this is the way a lot of pools count there scores) Even when the player doesnt have the right team he still gets points (so it is still fun!)

    With regards

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/football-pool/

  2. srozemuller
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    lol :) check : http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-football-pool-multiple-choice-questions?replies=1

    some minutes before
    but that's the option i miss too.

  3. AntoineH
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I understand your question. The reason this isn't in this pool is because I use a different approach. This is not a 'fill in one time' pool, but users can keep changing their predictions as the tournament is developing and the main goal for the pool is to get the match outcomes right. Not a classic 'guess who's gonna be European champion, or in the quarter finals'. (Though, with the bonus questions you can get a long way)

    After the group phase the admin has to fill in the right teams (Admin » Football Pool » Games) and users can fill in their predictions afterwards (up untill 15 minutes before everey game starts, or whatever time the admin set in the configuration of the plugin).

    Users can, off course, still choose to fill in everything at once and never change a prediction. But then they take a risk of missing some crucial points. But, then again, in most other pools they would have a similar problem; if they choose to let e.g. France go all the way up to the final and the french go home after the group phase, then they also miss valuable points.

    Your approach would need a lot more work for an admin and I think it would make the code a lot more complicated. But if I have some spare time, I'll look into it.

  4. Maly77
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,
    Thanks for the plugin - it is very nice.
    But I think as a @buszer. It would be better if it ended up typing before the start of the event.
    You can give extra points for:
    - the order of teams in the group (the hit position in the team)
    - for each team in the quarterfinals
    - a pair of quarterfinal
    - the result only if we got a pair
    - for each team in the semi-finals
    - a pair of semi-finals
    - the result only if we got a pair
    - for each team in the finals
    - a pair of finals
    - the result only if we got a pair.
    Points for each phase should be possible to configure.
    It would be great if you took some time before the Euro and looked at it.

  5. AntoineH
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I decided that for this year/championship I'm not doing anymore extra features. It's a hobby project and developing, testing and bugfixing just 2 weeks before the start of the tournament would be a bit tricky. If I mess up a lot of people will be disappointed.
    Besides, the weather is too nice to sit inside behind my laptop ;)

    But your suggestions are good and maybe for the worldcup in 2014 they can be a nice addition for the plugin. I think the hardest thing about this would be the configuration in the admin; and how to keep it understandable for users of the plugin.

    In another post I suggested that if users don't want to use the predictions after the group phase, then they can delete the corresponding matches from the database and do the rest with bonus questions. If you don't have direct access to the database, then a delete-button for matches wouldn't be too hard for me to add to the plugin. Just let me know.

  6. Maly77
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK - I understand you ;) In Poland the weather is nice too ;)
    I'll do as you wrote - I delete all matches after group stage and I will add the questions.
    And I have one request - can you add one more option - "close the betting"? Although it is "Time (in seconds)", but I don't know it works. Or field with date of the end of betting.
    The results of my work posted here ;)

  7. AntoineH
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, the close-your-betting works (to test it just change the startdate of a match in the admin), but it is indeed time-dependent. For questions not a problem: set them to the same 'answer before' date/time. But for matches the close-betting is calculated (match start - time in seconds = closing time).

    I think that a global closing time for questions and matches shouldn't have too much impact (but I have to check the code for that to be sure). So I'll look into that one. If it is a relatively small thing, then I will add it.

    btw. Are you doing a translation of the plugin? If so, I'm interested. :)
    I can add the translation file to the plugin so other users can benefit.

  8. baszer
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    for people who want a better pool: http://voetbalpool2012.nl/

  9. Maly77
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @baszer - ok, but problem is the language :(
    @AntoineH - where you send the translation? ;)

  10. AntoineH
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @baszer: thanks for spamming :(

    @Maly77: good point! ;) I didn't mention the email address anywhere wordpressfootballpool@gmail.com

  11. AntoineH
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I added a new configuration option in version 1.4.1 that makes it possible to set a single 'close your betting' time. If set it closes all betting on that date and time.

  12. Maly77
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can I install the plugin in new version without any loss of data?

  13. AntoineH
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, you can safely upgrade to the new version. The update will do some database updates, but without deleting your data.

    Code files will be overwritten. So if you made changes to them, those changes are going to be lost.

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