Problems Accessing the ECF Grading Database?

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Problems Accessing the ECF Grading Database?

Post by Jon Mahony » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:26 pm

For about the last 6 days, every time I have tried to get on the Database page, the following message is displayed:

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Is it just me? And if not, what’s happening, is the page just closed down in preparation for the new grades coming out?
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Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:24 pm

Jon Mahony wrote:For about the last 6 days, every time I have tried to get on the Database page, the following message is displayed:

Copyright © 2014 The English Chess Federation
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Tel: 01424 775222 Fax: 01424 775904 Email: office@englishchess.org.uk
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Is it just me? And if not, what’s happening, is the page just closed down in preparation for the new grades coming out?
I've no idea why it happens but if you select "Grading" from the drop down menu and click on "Database" it should then appear.

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Post by MartinCarpenter » Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:51 pm

The old link, which I'd always used was http://www.englishchess.org.uk/grading/database/ and seems to now be broken in the manner described.

That link from the top menu goes to http://www.ecfgrading.org.uk/new/menu.php and seems to work nicely. No idea if they're meant to mirror each other or such like :)

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Post by Barry Sandercock » Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:07 pm

Although I can get it o.k. on my P.C. I find it impossible to get it on my Ipad (tablet).It flashes on the screen for a split second and then there is just a blank screen with the words "Events received." Most annoying.

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Post by Jon Mahony » Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:16 pm

Its working fine for me now, many thanks lads - clearly it’s a dead link they haven’t yet removed, though it is still first to come up on Google.
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Post by John Upham » Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:39 pm

When viewed on an iPad I see

"Events
Received" on the lower left hand side and nothing else.

Scrolling in any direction does not help.

I suspect that the application has not been designed and / or tested for use with tablets etc.
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Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:59 pm

John Upham wrote: I suspect that the application has not been designed and / or tested for use with tablets etc.
The server has recently moved.
http://www.ecfgrading.org.uk/new/menu.php appears to be the current address

I was able to load it, slowly, on an Android phone. It's a useful facility for match captains, a grading list on your phone, always assuming you are allowed to have it with you.

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Post by Gary Cook » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:39 pm

On my iPad I open the database, I get a quick view and then it vanishes leaving only "Events Received" at the bottom left

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Post by Barry Sandercock » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:54 pm

I have exactly the same problem. Does anyone know if there is any way to overcome this ?

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Post by Clive Blackburn » Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:20 pm

I have no problems accessing the database now, either using my PC or my Android tablet.

A few weeks ago I did experience the SQL error messages though, as mentioned in the original post.

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Post by Jon Mahony » Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:09 pm

When are the new grades out anyway, don't the ECF usually have them out in time for the start of the British?
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Post by Matt Mackenzie » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:11 pm

Jon Mahony wrote:When are the new grades out anyway, don't the ECF usually have them out in time for the start of the British?
A fair question - any answer? :?:
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Re: Problems Accessing the ECF Grading Database?

Post by Brian Valentine » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:24 pm

Graders have till midnight to submit late results. It will take a few days to get everything in order to publish the list. The British is early this year.

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Post by Gary Cook » Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:54 pm

The ECF knew the British would be early do couldn't the grading deadlines have been moved slightly?

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Post by John Upham » Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:22 pm

Gary Cook wrote:The ECF knew the British would be early do couldn't the grading deadlines have been moved slightly?
Bringing forward The British will not also bring forward the submission of results and the subsequent processing of the results.
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