Feature Articles
2019
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Changes to the Bampton Web Site
Feb 2019
 
 What's happening ?
 
Your web site has been in existence in more or less the same form since 2006. During those 12 years a huge amout of technological change has taken place,
including the computer code that makes it work safely. (Think how many versions of Windows have come and gone - XP; Vista; Win7; Win8 and now on Win10)
 
We've been accumulating funds to permit a complete re-write to bring it not only up to date but to endure for 1000 years - (no, not really - got carried away!)
The main purposes of the re-build are:-
  • Bring it up to date and make it secure.
  • Try to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
  • Ensure that the future management of the web site could be carried out by people with little or no technical knowledge
  • To add new features to benefit the membership
 
Work is well under way and we are about to launch the first part of it for 2019 team registration.
For a while, the site will consist of a combination of old and new pages.
 
So, what's new?
 
Permission to Publish:-
 
Each year as part of team registration, we'll ask captains to give permission to publish telephone and email details of the team contact.
(By 'publish', we mean display on the web site for others to use - eg cancelled games). If permission is not given, then communication will have to take place via the Secretary
 
Captain's Login :-  
 
As part of team registration, captains will be asked to register a username and password. This will be used to access some of the new features described below.
 
Scorecard corrections:  
 
If an error is discovered after entering a score, either match captain will be able to log in and correct the error.
All totals will be automatically re-calculated. Only in extreme cases will a score need to be completely re-entered.
 
Score display:-  
 
On viewing a scorecard, it will list players in the order that they threw and indicate which side set for each leg.
 
Match Report:-  
 
Those suitably inclined can add a short text description of the game, which will be attached to the scorecard.
(This will be monitored for obvious reasons!)
 
Edit team details:-  
 
Captains will be able to edit team details and add new players at any time.
 
In the pipeline for 2020 and beyond :-
 
  • Cancelled games - the ability to manage your own cancelled games. This will have built-in time frames and communication to the Committee.
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  • Competitions - complete on-line management
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    IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS TO IMPROVE THE SITE, NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO LET US KNOW