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Re: 2018 Off-Season Schedule
« Reply #90 on: 21 Mar 2018 12:15:04 PM »
This is a reminder that as Tier 2 winds down, so does your window to sign players to LTC.  Please see the previous post for reminders about LTC.  The EC will be closing LTC negotiations during the morning Monday, March 26 pending any further announcement.
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Re: 2018 Off-Season Schedule
« Reply #91 on: 24 Mar 2018 10:02:07 AM »
Has anyone heard anything on season projection disc availability?
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Re: 2018 Off-Season Schedule
« Reply #92 on: 26 Mar 2018 8:20:13 AM »
I havenít seen anything yet. Itís usually around the 2nd week of April.
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Re: 2018 Off-Season Schedule
« Reply #93 on: 26 Mar 2018 10:04:57 AM »
I havenít seen anything yet. Itís usually around the 2nd week of April.

Has the EC ever debated the switch to OOTP?

I'm sure it is a controversial topic, but there is going to come a time (probably sooner than later) that DMB is no longer supported.
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Re: 2018 Off-Season Schedule
« Reply #94 on: 26 Mar 2018 12:15:53 PM »
I'm sure it is a controversial topic, but there is going to come a time (probably sooner than later) that DMB is no longer supported.

That time came about a decade ago, didn't it?  :-\

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Re: 2018 Off-Season Schedule
« Reply #95 on: 26 Mar 2018 1:31:54 PM »
That time came about a decade ago, didn't it?  :-\

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Re: 2018 Off-Season Schedule
« Reply #96 on: 26 Mar 2018 4:25:33 PM »
IIRC when it was discussed years ago Diamond Mind and Out of the Park where using different people / systems to develop their projections. Since Dan does both games that might be something to consider. I have no idea how hard it would be for the EC to switch.

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Re: 2018 Off-Season Schedule
« Reply #97 on: 27 Mar 2018 11:18:45 AM »
The hardest part of a switch would have to do with our GM Desk.  We currently use the ever moving target of the DMB Universal ID to sort players.  Moving to OOTP would involve a different system.  Whether or not it's easier, I'm not sure.  I'd have to create a new database table (not hard) involving all the data needed from the DMB disk currently (also not hard).  I'd then have to create a new column in our player table (also not hard) and update all the other formulae we use in the off-season (not hard,  but somewhat time consuming) before going through and making sure the players listed are indeed who we think they are (incredibly time consuming, and sanity checking errors makes me want to rip my hair out).

So, in short, the change is definitely doable if we all decided we wanted/needed to go down that route.  The EC wouldn't make this decision quickly, and whomever is in charge of the database at that point would have ample time to make sure all the ducks are in a row before we pushed "Go" on any change of this magnitude.
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Re: 2018 Off-Season Schedule
« Reply #98 on: 29 Mar 2018 10:36:21 AM »
The hardest part of a switch would have to do with our GM Desk.  We currently use the ever moving target of the DMB Universal ID to sort players.  Moving to OOTP would involve a different system.  Whether or not it's easier, I'm not sure.  I'd have to create a new database table (not hard) involving all the data needed from the DMB disk currently (also not hard).  I'd then have to create a new column in our player table (also not hard) and update all the other formulae we use in the off-season (not hard,  but somewhat time consuming) before going through and making sure the players listed are indeed who we think they are (incredibly time consuming, and sanity checking errors makes me want to rip my hair out).

So, in short, the change is definitely doable if we all decided we wanted/needed to go down that route.  The EC wouldn't make this decision quickly, and whomever is in charge of the database at that point would have ample time to make sure all the ducks are in a row before we pushed "Go" on any change of this magnitude.

Are the databases you use Excel based? If so this seems like a fairly straightforward task that could be accomplished in short time.

If the EC is looking for someone to do this sort of thing I would gladly volunteer assistance. I use Excel tables on a daily basis and might be able to make quick work of it (or any other Excel based work).
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Re: 2018 Off-Season Schedule
« Reply #99 on: 29 Mar 2018 10:59:18 AM »
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Re: 2018 Off-Season Schedule
« Reply #100 on: 29 Mar 2018 11:24:29 AM »
They aren't excel based, but CSV is what I use to update the tables.  The volume of players with the same first and last name, or multiple DMB UID in the case of younger players, is frustratingly time consuming.
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Re: 2018 Off-Season Schedule
« Reply #101 on: 29 Mar 2018 11:30:25 AM »
With no bids yesterday, I'll be switching the system over to Tier 3 after today.

As a reminder, all Tier 3 signings are for one year only, regardless of accumulated service time.
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Re: 2018 Off-Season Schedule
« Reply #102 on: 29 Mar 2018 12:15:53 PM »
They aren't excel based, but CSV is what I use to update the tables.  The volume of players with the same first and last name, or multiple DMB UID in the case of younger players, is frustratingly time consuming.

CSV should be able to be imported and exported from Excel.

If it becomes something you would want to farm out i would be glad to assist.
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Re: 2018 Off-Season Schedule
« Reply #103 on: 3 Apr 2018 12:15:41 PM »
Coming "Late April", so roughly normal.  *eyeroll*
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Re: 2018 Off-Season Schedule
« Reply #104 on: 16 Apr 2018 1:59:35 PM »
Coming "Late April", so roughly normal.  *eyeroll*

Watching all this baseball and us not simming any games is really starting to piss me off.

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