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by Jon Griffith
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: YCA
Topic: Yorkshire grading system
Replies: 18
Views: 2806

Re: Yorkshire grading system

At the Yorkshire Chess Association AGM yeaterday, Steve Mann was elected to succeed me as Yorkshire Hon.Grader. I wish him every success. Due to advancing years I am winding down the chessnuts website. After publishing the July 2018 Yorkshire Grading List, the chessnuts database will stop grading, a...
by Jon Griffith
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Database website URL links
Replies: 8
Views: 1669

Re: ECF Grading Database website URL links

Thank you readers for explaining how to navigate the website. All the links are coloured red, so clicking anything red goes somewhere or does something. Richard Haddrell believed in copious help pages, but my hope is that "click-it-and-see" is an attractive way for users to teach themselves to navig...
by Jon Griffith
Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Problems Accessing the ECF Grading Database?
Replies: 135
Views: 21344

Re: Problems Accessing the ECF Grading Database?

The grading website suffered crashes in January, May and June, with a total downtime of 20 hours. These failures have been due to excessive peaks in page requests. Our normal load is under 10,000 pages per day. In January an infected computer (not ours) demanded 80,000 pages. In late May an unknown ...
by Jon Griffith
Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Problems Accessing the ECF Grading Database?
Replies: 135
Views: 21344

Re: Problems Accessing the ECF Grading Database?

The grading website crashed several times yesterday. I restored it twice, but it was down again overnight. The cause was probably too many live page requests at the same time. The restore was slow because of the bank holiday. The site is now working again, but I have had to cut out the "games" and "...
by Jon Griffith
Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:03 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership database online?
Replies: 36
Views: 5147

Re: Membership database online?

ECF Memberships are now shown in the Yorkshire Grading List http://www.chessnuts.org.uk I asked if I could do this. No-one objected. They like you to acknowledge ECF copyright. I put it there by 1 Download the xls 2 Save it as csv 3 LOAD DATA INFILE to MySQL If you have done this already, John, plea...
by Jon Griffith
Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:22 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Summary of Funding Proposals for AGM
Replies: 991
Views: 52147

Re: Summary of Funding Proposals for AGM

The Yorkshire CA will oppose the new ECF Funding Proposals. Here's why: In the 2010-11 season, there were 415 players in the Yorkshire League. Of these, 129 (31%) were Members of the ECF. Of the total 2,382 results, 1,546 (65%) were played by non-members. The Association paid about £835 game-fees t...
by Jon Griffith
Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Future Grading Systems
Replies: 25
Views: 3288

Re: Future Grading Systems

DavidCordover wrote: The next step would be to have the pairing program integrate with the gradings so: a) Arbiter puts results in b) Pairing software calculates gradings c) Automatically updates website Then nobody needs to do any work! :D Chess-Results http://chess-results.com does all this alrea...
by Jon Griffith
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Future Grading Systems
Replies: 25
Views: 3288

Re: Future Grading Systems

The full spec of the grading method, and some comments are here
http://www.chessnuts.org.uk/ny5/Rulesof ... ading.html

I would be happy to discuss the method, but perhaps we should start a separate thread.
by Jon Griffith
Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Future Grading Systems
Replies: 25
Views: 3288

Future Grading Systems

Future Grading Systems I have been developing the chessnuts grading website for the Yorkshire CA for the last five years. http://www.chessnuts.org.uk The objectives of chessnuts are broader than the previous grading system: Grading - more frequent grade updates Access - all data on open web pages Ne...