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Volunteers needed: Entering tournaments on the DB

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:48 am
by Matt Weiner
Here's an easy way to help out quizbowl on your own schedule: enter tournaments into the frontpage database that are only posted here or announced locally by other means. If you are interested in being a person who watches for such announcements and adds them to the DB, post here.

Re: Volunteers needed: Entering tournaments on the DB

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:04 am
by 1992 in spaceflight
I'm interested.

Re: Volunteers needed: Entering tournaments on the DB

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:09 pm
by mithokie
I would also be willing.

Re: Volunteers needed: Entering tournaments on the DB

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:33 am
by 1992 in spaceflight
So I just entered the Rochester MUT mirror on the database. Whenever I try to find the direcotr's forum name to transfer ownership to her, it doesn't show up. Any suggestions?

Re: Volunteers needed: Entering tournaments on the DB

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:12 am
by mithokie
I've had a similar problem for some users. My best guess was that they may have still been in their probationary period, where their posts must be approved. I don't really know if this is the case or not.

Re: Volunteers needed: Entering tournaments on the DB

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:24 am
by ScoBo
If a user has never visited the database I don't think they will show up in the database user list. I should probably do something to improve that.

Re: Volunteers needed: Entering tournaments on the DB

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:24 pm
by 1992 in spaceflight
A way to delete duplicate tournaments posted in the database would also be a good thing, in my opinion (since the LIST III mirror at Columbia currently has 3 entries on the database).

Re: Volunteers needed: Entering tournaments on the DB

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:11 pm
by ScoBo
The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi wrote:A way to delete duplicate tournaments posted in the database would also be a good thing, in my opinion (since the LIST III mirror at Columbia currently has 3 entries on the database).

Yeah, as simple as it is to add a delete option it's pretty sad that I still haven't added that for tournaments or question sets. I'll try to get that done in the next week.

Re: Volunteers needed: Entering tournaments on the DB

PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:44 pm
by Matt Weiner
Still looking for more people on this team...a huge push is coming soon.

Re: Volunteers needed: Entering tournaments on the DB

PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:54 pm
by czheng0708
I am willing to do some work. Not sure exactly how to do whatever it is I need to do, but I'm pretty sure it won't be difficult.

Re: Volunteers needed: Entering tournaments on the DB

PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:17 pm
by AKKOLADE
I could do a couple.

Re: Volunteers needed: Entering tournaments on the DB

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:17 pm
by Matt Weiner
The people who posted in this thread already have claimed responsibility for making sure tournaments in their home states and surrounding areas are entered. Can I get some more volunteers? This is probably the best thing you can do for quizbowl in terms of "something you can spend twenty minutes a week on at your scheduling convenience with direct benefits." If you want to help out but doing a lot of writing or TDing isn't in the cards for you right now, I strongly recommend volunteering here.

Re: Volunteers needed: Entering tournaments on the DB

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:48 am
by Peter13
Given my non-committal nature, this seems to be something easier and less time-consuming that I could help out with if need be.

Re: Volunteers needed: Entering tournaments on the DB

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:44 pm
by zachary_yan
I've been transcribing things from NAQT's schedule onto the db, let me know if this is something that wasn't intended. A couple of questions: 1) It seems somewhat unjust that it says that I "own" something that doesn't related to me in any way. Is there any way to automatically transfer ownership to an admin or a generic account? 2) There seem to be a lot of events that are presumably exclusive to members of an athletic conference, is it necessary to list these up on the db?

Re: Volunteers needed: Entering tournaments on the DB

PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:38 pm
by lumosityfan
I'd be willing to help out! Count me in!