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Re: [CQ-Contest] Announcing getscores.org: A Live Logging Portal

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Announcing getscores.org: A Live Logging Portal
From: "Gerry Hull" <windev@inetmarket.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 12:45:01 -0400
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Some of you may have seen a crash page on initial viewing; there was a
configuration error.   It has been fixed.
As I said, we are in beta for the next couple of weeks; I encourtage N1MM
users to play around and upload CQWW
and SS test scores.

73, Gerry, W1VE

On 10/12/06, Gerry Hull <gerry@w1ve.com> wrote:
> Fellow Contesters,
> Through the encouragement of many, I deceided to take on the project of
> creating a usable web portal for realtime score reporting.
> The result is now ready for beta testing.   It will be fully functional
> for the CQWW SSB and SS CW contests.   You can view the portal at
> http://live.getscores.org
> The scoring upload to the site is based on work by Bruce, WA7BMN, with his
> Contest XML schema, and scoring trials last year by Tom, N1MM and the N1MM
> logger.
> We have been testing the site with the N1MM logger.   The latest version
> of N1MM fully supports score posting.   If any other contest software vendor
> supports the HTTP POST method of score reporting, it is immediately
> compatible with getscores.org.  Additionally, getscores.org supports a
> SOAP-based Web Service API.   The success of the site will depend on
> participation and the support of software vendors.   There are links on the
> live.getscores.org site for FAQs.
> The viewing site supports many filters, so that you can look at only what
> you want to look at.  Filter by Class, Power, CQ Zone, IARU Zone, State/Prov
> and lots more.   Your filter preferences are saved as a cookie by your
> browser for up to 7 days.   The page automatically refreshes every 60
> seconds with score information.
> Currently, the site reports full score information.   The Upload API
> supports breakdowns, and these are being stored internally, however, I'm
> still working on the best method to display this information.  Sending of
> breakdowns is up to the user and is fully optional (as determined by the
> contest software vendor.)
> Support for all the contests listed on the site will be fully operational
> soon, as well as an RSS feed.  Stay tuned.
> If you have any questions or suggestions about the site, please send them
> to me at the email addresses provided on the site, or via gerry@w1ve.com
> As we get closer to CQWW, I'll be looking at the site to ensure it is
> fully operational under load.  It is hosted at a very large facility with
> high burst-bandwidth capabilities.
> 73,
> Gerry, W1VE
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