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July 16, 2009 20:06

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When I said %{match.winner_team.manager.name}, please read %{match.winner_team.manager_name}

 

July 16, 2009 20:29

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now need to recorrect that article again:)

i think more types ( just match result is not enough)… may be some analyisis and other type options should also be provided

 

July 16, 2009 20:44

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As soon as we have enough match results articles to launch the newspaper we’ll start adding more categories ;)

 

July 16, 2009 21:34

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what would the tag be for man of the Match? (MOM)

 

July 16, 2009 21:47

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use %{match.man_of_the_match.name} for now

 

July 16, 2009 21:49

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Nirabdha, we have many types of article planned. My choice when implementing was to first implement the one I thought was the most important. But now that we have a full structure behind the newspaper it will be easy and fast to start adding more types.

 

July 16, 2009 22:45

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If i may, i think the newspaper would be alot more interesting if there where interviews in them a.s.a.p..

 

July 16, 2009 23:28

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Totally agree. But first we have to completely stablish what we already have.

 

July 19, 2009 12:39

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So any update regarding the newspaper? :) Articles going fast/good? I’m really waiting for it ;)

 

July 19, 2009 17:36

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I expect that I will be able to turn the newspaper on next week. We still need more templates. I am going to post here the types we need as soon as I get home.

cheers!

 

July 20, 2009 00:36

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Special thanks to James Prentice and Neil Green, our biggest templates contributors. Here are the classifications we need most:

[1, 0, #] >>The winner and the loser really were the expected teams
[1, 0, 0] >>>>>>Scores exactly as expected
[1, 0, 1] >>>>>>Small positive difference. Example: expectation 1×0 result 2×0
[1, 0, 2] >>>>>>Medium positive difference. Example: expectation 1×0 result 3×0
[1, 0, 3] >>>>>>Large positive difference. Example: expectation 1×0 result 4×0
[1, 0, 4] >>>>>>Small negative difference. Example: expectation 4×0 result 3×0
[1, 0, 5] >>>>>>Medium negative difference. Example: expectation 4×0 result 2×0
[1, 1, #] >>The winner and the loser were not the expected teams
[1, 1, 1] >>>>>>Small difference. Example: expectation 1×0 result 0×1
[1, 1, 2] >>>>>>Medium difference. Example: expectation 1×0 result 0×2

[1, 2, #] >>>>Tied match result (Both teams scored the same number of goals)
[1, 2, 0] >>>>>>Scores exactly as expected
[1, 2, 1] >>>>>>Small difference. Example: expectation 1×0 result 1×1
[1, 2, 2] >>>>>>Medium difference. Example: expectation 2×0 result 1×1

Also , we need size variety. We have 3 options of sizes, the small one is going to be more frequent on our newspaper. But we need templates for all 3 sizes!

cheers!

 

July 20, 2009 06:19

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how much should we rely on the letter count displayed in the editor. Variables are going to be replaced and those are never going to be accurate. i think word count would be more accurate.

 

July 20, 2009 11:58

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The difference between the variables size and the actual words that will replace them is usually small enough to be ignored. You can trust the character count for now :)

 

July 20, 2009 13:14

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variables are kinda correct, check my medium ticker team; “Queens Park Rangers”. Hehe, let’s hope to see something online next week!

 

July 20, 2009 15:26

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Sorry for the long delay. As usual in the development world, got some unexpected shit happening. But now we are in the latest rails version. Enjoy!

 

July 20, 2009 15:29

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Country Newspaper is online without any articles?

 

July 20, 2009 15:33

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Yep, I did not enable the article generation yet. It is just to give you guys a teaser :D. By the way, if you have any suggestions about the design, please let me know.

 

July 20, 2009 15:36

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One more thing, we’ve just found out a bug in the messages parameters. This means that you guys will receive messages with texts like “Something %{adjective} happened!”. This is not a bug in RubySoccer, but in one of the new translation plugins. We’ve already opened a bug for that in the original package. If the situation is not quickly resolved we might rollback to the previous versions of our stuff, for now… Will keep you guys posted.

 

July 20, 2009 16:16

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As long as it looks like my original design which i made im happy :P Btw the tick horizontal line should be green ;) Check the pic i sended.

 

July 20, 2009 16:21

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No problem :). By the way, did not adjust the contributors page yet but I will. Did not let you guys know before, but Vaughn is the one who suggested this design. I did not implement exactly what he has suggested, but a 90% similar one.

 

July 20, 2009 16:25

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nice one vaughn, and nice to see a glimpse from the ’98 world cup final.

 

July 22, 2009 18:51

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Our newspaper presses are on! It is still a little bit buggy due to the fact we did not get the fix from our developer plugin and other smaller things, but I think it is already enjoyable as a “beta”! So enjoy!

 

July 22, 2009 19:04

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By the way, thanks again to our “reporters” ! I will add their name in each one of the articles. cheers!

 

July 22, 2009 20:34

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it looks…sorry….ugly! Or is that only firefox?

 

July 22, 2009 20:38

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now it would be a good time for a suggestion, in this case :)

 

July 22, 2009 20:47

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i still like the page i designed…this doesn’t look anything like it!

 

July 22, 2009 21:01

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About the newspaper: It would be nice to have some option about the level of the match, so some articles wound’t sound so strange talking about a friendlies… Or the levels of the teams. So when we had a Bayern vs Hertha in Germany it could be named in the newspaper as the “match of the season”.

PS: please remove the picture too :P

 

July 22, 2009 21:12

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No, I like this picture :). Kidding, will remove soon.

 

July 22, 2009 21:22

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here, a little spoiler to guys who didn’t see it yet, http://www.kreja.nl/rommel/ruby-newsp.jpg ;)

 

July 23, 2009 01:11

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There at least 4 basic differences between your picture and the current design:

1) text font: that is a part that could be worked on. but we have to keep in mind that sometimes we can´t have huge fonts on titles. some of the titles are long!
2) the column in the right: well, this is the first version of our newspaper and, as we said, it only contains match result types of articles, for now.
3) the picture: i will still implement tat. the idea is to have a good variety of pictures, but they have to be very generic for this type of article.
4) Interview: again, to be implemented. only match result article types for now.

Other than that, we still don’t have enough templates do populate all of our most important news, and we still need to adjust/provide some more parameters for our reporters.

Here’s my suggestion so we can improve the current design: save one of our newspaper pages (backup the files), make your adjustments and send us back both packages (the backup and the adjusted one, so we can compare and see the code differences). I understand that, with the current design, you don’t even want to be mentioned as a contributor for that page :D.

cheers!