Archive for the ‘Submissions’ Category

Speeding things up

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

The members of Driver Database with a little bit of extra trust (earned by extremely hard work and dedication) can now approve some more submissions sent in by the “regular” users. They have been able to approve fan messages, new drivers and changes to driver profiles (names, birth dates and such) for a few months now, but from today they can also approve changes that have been made to championships and non-championship races. This should hopefully mean that the queue for these entries should be considerably smaller than if I’m the only one who can approve/decline these.

The hard working members who now can approve/decline these submissions are; Bertil, Urs, Dirk, Erick, Erik, Jari, Otto, Federico and Ross. These guys all play an extremely vital role in what goes on at Driver Database and without them the database would probably be only a fraction of the size it is today.

On another note I removed the bug which prevented the cached results on the driver’s overview page to not be updated when an entry had been deleted.

Helmets, helmets and more helmets

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Instead of eating breakfast I decided to get rid of the helmet queue instead. 42 helmets were uploaded of the 70 or so I had in queue. Those that weren’t uploaded wasn’t for one or more of the following reasons:

  • The photo wasn’t actually a photo but a line drawing.
  • The photo wasn’t of the driver wearing the helmet.
  • The photo wasn’t a JPEG file.
  • The photo was too small to be viewable.
  • The helmet wasn’t really a helmet – it was a car.
  • The helmet wasn’t really a helmet – it was a face.
  • The helmet wasn’t really a helmet – it was a group of people in racing suits.

I’ve got some more helmet photos that have been sent to me through emails, I’ll get to those eventually.

Submissions queue

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

I went through a couple of entries (62 of them) in the submissions queue and the New Drivers and the Driver Edits queues are now a thing of the past. Next up is the career edits where there’s 80 entries waiting impatiently. While I was at it I wrote a little script that now allows all Level 2 members (which currently are me, Ross K, Bertil Å, Dirk K, Urs S, Erick R, Erik H, Jari H, Otto H, and Federico G) – not just me – to approve or decline Fan Messages, New Drivers and Driver Edits. Hopefully these queues will move a little quicker thanks to those members. I will add permissions for the other submissions (career, photos etc) later on, it just needs a little more work before I let anyone else play with it.

I also added a few helmet photos. Still plenty of those waiting to be added though.

02:50. I need sleep.