[Ansteorra-archery] Third Quarter 2008 Royal Round Keeper Report

Eadric Anstapa eadric at scabrewer.com
Mon Sep 8 08:53:42 PDT 2008

Donnchadh Beag mac Griogair wrote:
> Is the new system going to be dropping off old scores as they pass one 
> year?  
Not "going to be", it currently IS only calculating averages from scores 
shot within the past year.  If you look up an archer like Arthur 
Blackmoon you will see that the only scores listed for him are less than 
a year old, but there is a link on the page to "Show All Scores"  and if 
you click that link then some more scores appear for Arthur that are 
more than a year old.  Going forward a complete history will be 
maintained and archers should always be able to go back and look up 
scores back  to the first score entered for them in the new system.

Scores older than a year are now automatically no longer used to 
calculate averages but they remain and in the system and an archer can 
look up their older scores to see how they have progressed over the years.

> I believe the old system just sort of let everything accumulate.
"system" is really a generous word for what existed previously.  It was 
essentially 100% manual.  The royal rounds keeper had to manually 
re-enter all the submitted scores into a spreadsheet and then would have 
to manually go in and remove any scores older than a year.  Then after 
everything was recalculated the new averages had to be manually uploaded 
to the web server.  It was more time consuming for the scorekeeper and 
because of that there were often delays.  So yes, often older scores did 
not get removed as they really should have and archers averages where 
often quite less than fully accurate.

Maintaining accuracy while allowing a complete history for each archer 
to be maintained was the primary goal I had when I took over as the 
keeper.  Luckily I didn't have start from scratch as was able to 
leverage a system already being used in Atlantia.


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