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New Announcement: New Registry Design!

Discussion in 'Help, Information, & News' started by Stunky, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. Stunky

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    Hey there everyone!

    As you may have seen, for the last few minutes the registry has been going through some updates with an absolutely fantastic picture on one of the sheets…


    Basically, we’ve heard your complaints and issues over the last season or so, and we’ve begun to make a change in to a nicer, more reliable registry for you guys. Consider this the next "brand new" registry, and the second registry I've had a major part making as the RA Manager.

    One of the main issues this season was how you could have data on one track type, but for some reason the information would be different for either the other track type, or on the Kart Registry sheet. We’ve come up with a solution which features a singular main sheet, that we wish to use as the main point to update data and therefore ensure consistency throughout instead of cases where people run in to troubles like some have this season.

    As you may tell, the new solution will also be faster to update - there’s a lot of ways it can help save time for the RAs when it comes to making changes, and thanks to the centralised approach, we’re able to use Data Validation (as you may see on a separate sheet, likely titled “Teambase”) so as certain values such as teams cannot be inserted incorrectly.

    The currently implemented version took me personally about 4 hours to make, but is just the start of what we realistically want to look at doing. What you’ll be able to see right now is a single-sheet registry with all the information, but we’ll be looking to see if we can improve this further in the near future.

    The main changes as of now are…
    - Information on banned and conditional players (as well as leaders, shared consoles etc.) has been removed from the registry. We often found that there were inconsistencies between the registry and the actual threads, and so the registry cannot be used as an excuse to violate rules, we want to use the actual threads as the only point for information. This may be changed for some parts of information, but as of now anything of huge relevance will use the Notes column.
    - As said already, there’s data validation to prevent some pieces of data being inputted incorrectly.
    - The current design (although we will look to change it potentially) is the single sheet. There are no longer separate sheets for each type (although, again, we will want to implement them once we’re comfortable with the data we have).

    Again, this isn’t the final version - we want to start with this as a base, but we’ll be improving functionality over time. We just felt that the need for change was enough to justify this change. Basically, please just give us a bit of time to tweak what we’ve made to suit needs more if it currently isn’t too amazing in your personal opinion. All good ideas start somewhere, just consider this as a base for any improvements to be made on once we do have feedback.

    As we have had to make this new registry, please just check that the information we have is accurate, if not then we’re more than happy to correct it, clearly a new registry has potential for some information to not make it or be sent wrongly.

    For those waiting for these off-season transfers and registrations to be processed - they will be done soon, just give us a bit of time to get this right and not rush it. We have quite a bit of time for this one due to how we've managed to

    Thanks for reading this, please feel free to leave any questions in this thread or on the Discord Server.
     
  2. Hoesay

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    Looks cool, good job :)
     
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    Killua 私はアダージョが大好き

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    gcse ict has clearly done wonders for u tom ;)

    new registry looks great! thanks for all the work
     
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