The ALL NEW tMP Prediction Competitions

Discussion in 'tMP Site News & Suggestions' started by TheMusicMan, Jun 8, 2007.

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  1. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    [imgleft][/imgleft] The ALL NEW tMP Prediction Competitions

    We've done it again folks...!! well, what I should say is... this time it's Steve (Di's better half) who has done it - big time - for us. Steve has been busy coding an all new tMP Prediction Script that we want to try out for the first time on the upcoming English Nationals which are taking place on the 30th June.

    To access this and indeed any tMP Prediction Competition, simply click on the tMP Predictions link at the top of any tMP page and as long as you are a registered member of tMP, you will be taken to the new tMP prediction pages. The rest is easy; simply select which contest you want to predict your winners in, then select your placings from the list of bands that are presented - and hey presto! that's it.

    As usual you will be able to amend and review your placings, and in time we will be launching the tMP Prediction Chart - which will show the top tMP predictors and additional info.

    Each section in each competition will have 5 points awarded per correct placing. Furthermore, if you predict a band in the number of available selections, but out of position, you score 2 points.

    With the new tMP Prediction Competitions we are able to alter the number of placings allowed, so in one contest we could allow you to select your choice of top three bands, and in another contest we could allow you to select your choice of top five bands etc.

    The lucky tMPer with the most points will be declared the winner, and be the object of awe from all other tMPers.

    I have to say a huge thank you to Steve for the superb effort he has made over this last month or so... Thanks Steve, great stuff :tup

    Oh, and everybody.... have fun yeah :)

    PS: this is a test run before we fully open the contest on the tmp server. Please pm steve_r if you have any problems or suggestions
  2. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    That's my predictions in.
    Very easy to use. I like it. Well done Mr Di and ta very much.
  3. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    well done Steve.
    really easy to use
  4. steve_r

    steve_r Member


    Thanks for the nice comments guys - lets just hope the points all add up at the end :)

    A couple of improvements......

    1) In the VotesSoFar section, you can now click on the column head to have the bands ordered by whichever position you are interested in

    2) You now see your user name at the top right as its always nice to know who you are

    3) I have taken a flyer and let you all see each others votes. If this proves to be contentious I can take it out but its only for fun and I thought you would like to see who voted for who. I believe the last system did this too.

    4) Some links have been tidied up and more added.

    BTW sections and contests are a bit confusing when theres a contest with only one section as here. When we get to a contest with more sections it will become clearer as there will be a row on the sections page for each section (champ,First, Second etc)

    Let me know if owt causes a problem

    Have fun

  5. Di

    Di Active Member

    Hi All

    Have you been to the "tMP Predictions" and voted for the English Nationals yet? If not, why not click on the link on the top of the page to enter the tMP predictions area.

    If you have, why not pay another visit and make your predictions now for the Bugle Contest which is to be held on Saturday 16th June.

    Please remember, this is still in the "testing" phase, so if you have any problems /comments/ suggestions, please make them by PM to steve_r.
  6. ronnie_the_lizard

    ronnie_the_lizard Active Member

    Wow - so quick - fantastic improvement on the previous system which seemed to lock itself after I'd done e.g. 2 sections for one of the areas. The simple 'one click' for 1st - 4th place rather than having a drop down for each section seems fantastically better (as long as it works........)

    Well done Steve (& Di & family - I bet this took up quite a lot of your 'quality family time' !!).

    Lets hope the hard work you've put into this pays off with a permanent 'bug free' predictions contest.

  7. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Very cool. First TMP prediction comp I've entered - and the hardest bit was picking my four bands!

    Well done, dead easy to use and very quick - if you're a bit more decisive than me....
  8. steve_r

    steve_r Member

    Thanks all again.

    Just a point....

    I have noticed that some people are only voting for certain contests or sections (presumably where they know the bands)

    We will be carrying the database over with us when we move to the tmp server and we will be showing an ongoing predictor ranking after we have enough data to make it meaningful, (mebbe part of the annual awards mods???) so as the saying goes

    "you have to be in it to win it"

  9. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    Top Jolly
  10. steve_r

    steve_r Member

    Slight improvement suggested by Diane

    Have you been looking at the prediction summary pages and wondering "who on earth would predict *them* to win"?

    Well now you can click on the count and see who it was .....

  11. Di

    Di Active Member

    The results from the Bugle contest have now been added and can be viewed on the tMP Predictions gizmo.

    Our first leader on the leader board is

    Tuba Dave

    who (I can only assume was the adjudicator? :confused::tongue: ) scored

    57 out of a total of 65 available points!

  12. steve_r

    steve_r Member

    As vickitorious would say - Yay!

    - it actually worked :)
  13. Di

    Di Active Member

    The Pontins Youth Brass Festival - 2007 has now been added to the predictions. :)
  14. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    So get yer votes in folks... the tMP League table is on its way!:biggrin:
  15. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    Can there be a USA division...I might be able to win that (or at least a non UK division)?

    Perhaps entries should be separated by are for different tables?
  16. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    We can add any competitions Pat - wherever they are. Please can you PM me or Di with a list of any bands competing in any major event in the US and we can get that up and running.

    We are though currently discussing which events we will cover, and which events we could cover.

    The US Open is one we will cover... :)
  17. Di

    Di Active Member

    The same goes for all other countries too. ;) If you have details of a contest you think should be in the predictions list, either suggest it here or PM contest details (contacts if known) to any of the team and it will be duly considered. :)
  18. steve_r

    steve_r Member

    English nationals results and predictions winners now available :)

    Congrats to alangiff3 and yoshi77 who drew on 15 points each!

  19. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    Is there any way to see the running totals from the first three contests thus far?
  20. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    We are working on a few things at the moment Pat - and this is one of them. We will have a running list of points scored for all members, and thus a new award category in the tMP Annual Awards... :)

    Keep tuned in.
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