As mentioned during the winter, new validation rules have been introduced over the last year which affects the data
that we hold and can upload to the website. Many have now been implemented by our ISP (Internet Service Provider, the company that provides our
website storage and display). In building the new files for the season, it soon became clear that these were severly impacting on the 8 files
that we needed to update. After a lot of candle burning and late nights, we THINK that all our files have now been updated satisfactorily.
YOU MAY KNOW DIFFERENTLY. Should you come across anything erroneous or just plain odd, please let us know so that we can investigate and PERHAPS
In October we announced that there was a possibility of errors occurring due to a
major software update that could affect our pages. Since then we had not been
informed of any problems but disovered some on 22nd January 2019. Our New membership, membership renewal,
contact us and Team Players pages are sending the data through but do not proceed
correctly to the next page.
We are NOW on the case and have installed a solution (found/written by NLB 24/1/19).
There MAY still be a slight update problem on the Team Captains request for players page which is currently being investigated, please bear with us.
Resolved 25th & 26th January 2019.
Since posting the warnings below, we have NOT seen or been made aware of any issues caused by this change
to our website. Accordingly, on 6th December 2018, we are downgrading it's importance from level 1 to level 3. Basically, this means that UNLESS
we hear of a major catastrophe (I AM aware of such an event on another totally unconnceted sports club website),
we do not intend to take any further action at this time.
As stated on the front page, One.com is updating the PHP (Hypertext preprocessor) (OK, I don't know what that means either!)
from versions 5.6 & 7.0 to 7.2. This WILL MOST LIKELY impact on the display of some if not all of our pages. As and when we see problems,
we will endeavour to fix them, but it will take time, please bear with us. If you notice a problem, please let us know, so that we can try and fix it.
I will try and list oustanding issues and resolutions as they occur, but it all adds to the time to resolve issues
so again, please bear with me/us.
I have noticed a slight anomaly with the League results page. The number of games played appears to be in error occasionally.
I have only noticed when there has been a cancelled game and unverified reults have benn input. Once the verified results are updated it seems to
correct itself. This may require a lot of investigiation and may take a while. It may also not be easy to reproduce so that the results page may
APPEAR out of sync some times as testing takes place. Please bear with me.
Problem resolved 17th & 18th April 2018
The League Team Entries page (which as previously explained now gives access to a Captains help page)
last season gave links to pdf's for ALL the team lists in the league (HEY! That's over a hundred pages, come on!).
Whether that gets done again this year, is a matter for conjecture and my enthusiasm
The online reporting of results has been vastly improved and incorporates a facility to extract the results so loaded
(shown as unverified in the League tables) to the Database so that the full league tables can be printed off, the results verified and returned
to the online system. Good in it?
However, you should be aware that this is ONLY available to the League Secretary, Treasurer and
their stand-in assistants and is not accessible from the main web-site, but from a subsidiary menu (and NO! I am not going to say what that is called!).
Anyone alse attempting to use it will [a] find it difficult and [b] be unable to do anything with it.
All the things mentioned below have been completed and are working, though to be fair the "Items for sale" along with the members
and Captains looking for teams/players is not upto date. On the other hand, we haven't had any requests to (as it asks below) "add, amend or remove any items listed."
so it doesn't seem as if it is over used.
You should be aware that we frequently get informed that our pages are not very "Search Engine" friendly. That is, they don't come top of
the search lists when using Google and Yahoo etc. Well my only comment to that is GOODEE! Anyone else's thoughts are not welcome. I am also told that for
a very modest fee they will undertake to make them MUCH better. My comment on that is really not printable!!!!!
You should also be aware that there are some changes coming that are out of our hands. Firstly, our contacts page will not work as it
does now. We hope to replace it, but if unable so to do, a notice at the bottom of the page will explain an alternative along with what's happening
(If you understand it, can you please explain it to me). This will also impact on our online membership application and renewal systems.
I am now very pleased to be able to report that all of the above pages along with the "how to Find Us" page that would also not have worked have all
been replaced by lovely new shing smart pages that are future proofed as we now handle ALL these silly technical "Serif" based problems in house. YES!!!
Secondly, the EU is introducing a new GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (or racquet as most people call it) which will become law on the 25th May 2018.
This may mean that we have to withdraw the facility for members to access other members contact details online, which will be a shame,
but there you have it, bureaucrats will spoil all our fun, given half a chance.