Heres what I’ve been cooking up for the Championship:
I have finally made FIRSTsearch so that you may search with email.
This way you can email with your mobile devices and get a response instead of having to get on the internet.
How to do it:
send the query to [email protected], it will send you the response within five minutes.
The Query, which is different from normal queries:
Include each of the following as wanted (the ordering does not matter, prior to the ‘@’):
“Q” - If you would like to search the Q&A database
“R” - If you would like to search the Rule database (origional rules)
“U” - If you would like to search the Updates database
“A” - If you would like to search the awards database
“L” - (new in FRSTsrch-tg) If you would like to combine responses that repeat the same first line. (known as linking - with regards to FIRSTsearch)
“C” - (new in FRSTsrch-tg) If you would like to compress the response so it fits within a smaller bandwidth (should be done with TXTing the email, TXT limits vary) - Small dictionary of compressed words to actual words: http://bobfrank.org/FIRSTsearch.doc
(All other characters are ignored prior to the ‘@’)
These must all be followed by “@”, ALWAYS, then you place the normal query.
Here is an example:
Body of message sent to [email protected]:
Body of message sent to origional sender:
’ 1.SbplLoIslReAwa ReChaWnnr-358 ReWin#2-358 2.PhiReAwa ReFin#2-358 ’
All words start with a capital letter and all other letters are lowercase.
I don’t think I’ll have time this year (by myself), too busy currently with school, I’ll add that to my one of my todo lists.
I would actually be able to do real time updates if people would be willing to send in scores and such to some other email, it wouldn’t be FIRSTsearch, but I could probably put it together some lunch period next week.
But the rankings wouldn’t work without all the information… so it would be difficult. I’ll start a new thread called real time results or something if I am able to make it soon enough.
OK, I have increased the speed of the cronjob to go every one minute instead of every five minutes, so it should be better for the Championship.
I have made Real Time Match Results and Comments for the championship, I just don’t know how many people are willing to do something for it, all the information is located at this thread, please HELP with sending in information.