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Log-in Issues (User Sessions)

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

A number of people have reported issues logging in to today. After a little exploration, I found that the database table that records user session data was corrupted. After repairing the table, seems to be back to normal and properly logging users in.

This is the first time we’ve encountered this issue, so I’m not going to dig further into the cause of the corruption. If it happens again, though, I’ll dig a bit deeper.

For now, you should be able to log in normally. If you have any problems, please let me know.

Resume Scheduled Tasks

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

I have re-enabled all of the scheduled tasks. This includes the following items:

  1. Usage statistics (tracking how many people use and how they use it)
  2. Player stat collection (pulling in the latest stats for all active players)
  3. Daily box score emails (sending emails with daily stats)

If you’re tracking any Spring stats, #2 will be of interest to you. #1 shouldn’t have an impact on anyone but myself. #3 is the most likely to create an un-expected surprise. Anyone that had their team set to email them daily box scores will again receive those emails on a daily basis.

To turn off daily box score emails, log-in to then access your Account Info. From there you can enable or disable Boxscores for each of your teams and your industry teams.

If you forgot your password, you can have a temporary password sent to you. If you forgot your username, too, shoot me an email from the email address whose credentials you need and I’ll try to help you out.


Monday, May 25th, 2009

I’m not in the mood to write tonight, so I’m going to be brief. now has avatars for Users and Teams. Hopefully this will make the dashboard easier to disgest at a glance. To define your User avatar, use the Account Information page. Team avatars are set via the Change Team Avatar link on the team page. All avatars are pre-defined images at this point, but flexibility will be coming soon.

Invite Your Friends!

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Now in year two, has seen significant growth. Since the start of the baseball season, membership has increased about 10-fold. Our community grew 6% just in the last day. With so much interest materializing, I was inspired to encourage further growth. To do so, I’ve added an “invite your friends” feature to the Dashboard and Find Owners pages. You can invite up to 5 friends at a time. All you have to do is enter their email address (preferably their name, too, but it isn’t required) and click “Send Invitations.”

There is some client-side validation to check for email address formats. I also included a quick check on the back-end to ensure you aren’t inviting someone who is already a user (based on email address). Right now the system doesn’t report back if you invite a current user–it just neglects to send them an email.

The invitation email that is sent includes a brief description of, an offer to sign up and join your (ie, the person sending the invitation) industry, and a list of links for more information. Last, but not least, there is a disclaimer at the bottom indicating who requested that the email be sent. This includes your name (if you’ve defined it in your Account Information) and email address.

So, go forth, invite your friends, and build your industries!

Add an Owner to Your Industry

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

To add an owner to your Industry, you must first search for and locate the person you wish to add. On your dashboard is a form labeled “Find Industry Members.” This is the form you will use to locate owners to add to your industry.

The form allows you to search on first and last name, home town and state, email address, and cell phone number. You can enter as much or as little data into each field as you’d like. If you know the email address the person is using with, that will be the most reliable way to find them– requires every user to have a unique email address.

After entering your search criteria, click the “Find Owners” button. This will take you to the Find Owners results page. The Find Owners page lists all users that match your search criteria and have their profiles marked as public. Owners that are already part of your Industry will be grayed out. All the rest will have a plus sign next to their name. Clicking the plus sign will send a request to that Owner to allow you to join industries.

Once the request has been sent, a notification will show up on the other Owner’s dashboard alerting them to your request. If the Owner approves your request, you will be added to one another’s Industries. At that point, both you and the other Owner can select which teams you wish to share.

The Social Stat Tracker

Sunday, April 5th, 2009 is now the world’s first social stat tracker. This afternoon I finished up the basic functionality to allow the creation of “Industries” within The underlying concept is to allow Users to track the stats of their friends’ and competitors’ teams.

The solution isn’t particularly elegant right now. I’ll be continuing to improve the interface and interactions in the coming weeks. Look for a future post to walk through how Industries work. For now, hop into your Account Info, add your personal details (name, hometown, cell phone), and opt into the public sharing so you and other Owners can start to build your Industry!

Account Information Additions

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Lots of new items in the Account Information section. can now store some personal information like names, hometowns, and cell phones. Collection of this information is a precursor to the aforementioned team-sharing/social-networking features I plan to implement. I have included an option for whether or not to share publicly any personal information that is entered. The default setting for this is to hide any personal information. A User will need to explicitly turn it on for their information to be searchable or visible by other Users.

The Account Information page also now allows Users to sign up for daily stats emails for each of their teams. The test I mentioned yesterday fired off successfully, so hopefully it will work for everyone now. I’m very interested in any feedback on this feature. Please post a comment here or shoot me an email.