Expanding the Fight Vault

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Expanding the Fight Vault

If anyone out there is interested in being able to add to the fight vault database, let me know here.

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I would love to be able to do that!

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Cool! I just gave you permission to add fights - you should see a new "Add Content" option on your user menu (top left). If you try that out, you can use the form to add new fights.

I'm working on improving the database, and having someone else using the forms also will actually help me out a lot. Another way of saying this, is that if you encounter an error at some point - don't worry, that actually helps me. I'll see helpful info in the logs...

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Awesome!

When you say encounter an error, do you mean a technical error with the process of adding fights?

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Yes. That may happen... if you're adding a fight and you get an error message with a bunch of code, it will look ugly, but don't panic.

(It's unlikely. I just mention it because I don't want anyone to worry if an error did pop up... )

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Hey Zoe, this is awesome!!
I hope you don't mind me including pictures from fights, face offs and weigh ins, rather than just posters, I just feel it brings something new to Eye on the ring. There was something else I wanted to ask you, is there a way you could give us the option of deleting comments, because sometimes we pose 2, 3, 4 comments when we really only mean to post one.

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I have seen a few of the pictures you added, and I agree a change of pace is nice, but a picture found online or a screen grab for sure has copyright laws attached to it. The safest bet for us is to use the posters, which are meant for promotional pages.

As for comments - you should already have the ability to delete your own comments, so your question tells me that that feature is broken and I didn't know. I'll have to take a look. (Sorry about this one, seems like an annoying problem.)

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Hey Zoe, I'm adding Jack Johnson fights, and one of them was scheduled for 45 rounds, but I'm not allowed to enter a number greater than 20, could you alter that?

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I wouldn't mind adding fights to the fight Vault database.

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Okay! I gave you extra permissions - you have the new user menu option to 'Add Content', described in my comment above. This is great.

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Thank you

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Isn't this great mike?!!

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Very great

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I would like to also add some more information here.

My intention is that the process of adding fights doesn't need a lot of explanation, but I want to add a few details about how it works.

If you add a fight where the fighter hasn't appeared on EOTR before, just type the new name and when you create the fight the fighter is created automatically. (And you'll see on the new fight page that the fighter has been created, including a new page for them.)

Let the auto-complete work to attach the correct fighters to the fights - this comment will make sense when you are adding fights.

If you happen to add a fight where the winning fighter hasn't appeared on EOTR yet, just add the fight with the winning fighter blank. This will add the new fighter. Then, edit this newly created fight, add a winner, and the new fighter will be there in the auto-complete for you to use on the winning fighter section.

Right now I don't have a lot of extra checks on what the fight contributors add. I would actually like to open up the site to allow anyone who scores fights to be able to add to the fight database, but I can't safely do that until I put in a bunch of checks to make sure the inputs are real, real people and real fights, and not spam, or hacking, or nonsense. (Unfortunately, that's just a reality... EOTR has already had spammers come in and cause a mess a few times.)

(That last comment above will need to be deleted - after a little bit I'll delete it.)

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I accidentally posted the comment above before I was done...

I was also going to add that we don't have a way to enter Split Draw outcomes (coming soon. Not common, but it's a problem with some existing fights already.)

Also, there is a delay for new fights to show up in the New in the Fight Vault section. That is expected.

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How do I get the videos to show up for the fights?

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Hmm, good question, because I didn't realize that feature was broken. The last time I added videos (and it worked) was before I changed over to the new styles. So most likely something broke then with the videos. I'll take a look and see what I can find.

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A much delayed follow up for you guys. (Also, I'll answer the questions after this.) Just wanted to add to the thread that just after I made my last response here, I got sick. I'm still sick, and will likely be for a few more weeks, maybe months. So, I haven't been adding any fights or able to look at all the new additions. (I have seen some though, all the new fights are great.)