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04/03/2010 10:39:27 PM · #51
What the heck! All that drama this week I completely missed the fact that the "resurrect old teams" date was here!
04/03/2010 10:46:34 PM · #52
TECH GLITCH? Hey, what gives? I just resurrected my team (well, sent out a few invites, anyway). Now I get a message saying I can't start a team because I just accepted an invite to one (I didn't, as far as I know). So I uninvited myself from whatever team that was but still can't get to my old team.

* Never mind * Just getting used to the interface; I think I've got it now.

Message edited by author 2010-04-03 22:53:02.
04/03/2010 10:46:42 PM · #53
When do we get our team threads?
04/03/2010 10:58:10 PM · #54
Originally posted by Dirt_Diver:

When do we get our team threads?

From the FAQ: Your team will automatically get a forum thread created once the season starts - assuming your team is finalised - and will be hidden from all other DPC users APART FROM the Site Council, who will only read the threads for moderation purposes.
04/03/2010 11:01:45 PM · #55
I would like to be on a team if someone wants to invite me. done!

Message edited by author 2010-04-04 12:07:41.
04/03/2010 11:15:37 PM · #56
Originally posted by langdon:

Originally posted by Dirt_Diver:

When do we get our team threads?

From the FAQ: Your team will automatically get a forum thread created once the season starts - assuming your team is finalised - and will be hidden from all other DPC users APART FROM the Site Council, who will only read the threads for moderation purposes.


Thanks L.
04/03/2010 11:17:58 PM · #57
Time to hoist the sails and set off into open waters with a crew....um, yeah, I think I spent too much time on the ship today:-)

Well I'm in the pool of free agents - so we shall see.

*Yawn* tired been a looooonnng (but fun) day.
04/03/2010 11:49:47 PM · #58
Another question -- I got a "rejection" from someone I invited. Hard to believe, but it's true! Anyway, to invite them I had to put them into my team configuration. So now I can't figure out how to remove their name from the roster and they are taking up a slot even though they are listed as rejected. When I click on "manage my team" I just get a message saying I don't have an active team to manage.
04/04/2010 12:01:35 AM · #59
Originally posted by citymars:

Another question -- I got a "rejection" from someone I invited. Hard to believe, but it's true! Anyway, to invite them I had to put them into my team configuration. So now I can't figure out how to remove their name from the roster and they are taking up a slot even though they are listed as rejected. When I click on "manage my team" I just get a message saying I don't have an active team to manage.

From the League page, click on the name of your team. A roster will appear. For the team captain, there will be a "remove" link next to each team member.
04/04/2010 12:05:02 AM · #60
Originally posted by hahn23:

Originally posted by citymars:

Another question -- I got a "rejection" from someone I invited. Hard to believe, but it's true! Anyway, to invite them I had to put them into my team configuration. So now I can't figure out how to remove their name from the roster and they are taking up a slot even though they are listed as rejected. When I click on "manage my team" I just get a message saying I don't have an active team to manage.

From the League page, click on the name of your team. A roster will appear. For the team captain, there will be a "remove" link next to each team member.

Well, it's all there but the remove buttons! :-)
04/04/2010 12:14:01 AM · #61
Originally posted by citymars:

Originally posted by hahn23:

Originally posted by citymars:

Another question -- I got a "rejection" from someone I invited. Hard to believe, but it's true! Anyway, to invite them I had to put them into my team configuration. So now I can't figure out how to remove their name from the roster and they are taking up a slot even though they are listed as rejected. When I click on "manage my team" I just get a message saying I don't have an active team to manage.

From the League page, click on the name of your team. A roster will appear. For the team captain, there will be a "remove" link next to each team member.

Well, it's all there but the remove buttons! :-)

I assume you have sent out invitations. And, I assume you have "saved" the team configuration. The "remove" link is sort of grayed out, but it works. That remove link is immediately to the right of each member's name.
04/04/2010 11:26:14 AM · #62
Originally posted by hahn23:

I assume you have sent out invitations. And, I assume you have "saved" the team configuration. The "remove" link is sort of grayed out, but it works. That remove link is immediately to the right of each member's name.

I swear those weren't there before! Haha, okay, human error, I guess. Thanks.

Another question: if I "disband" my team, it says the team will be erased from the site. Does that include Season 1 data as well? I'd hate for all traces to disappear!
04/04/2010 12:30:40 PM · #63
Originally posted by citymars:

Another question: if I "disband" my team, it says the team will be erased from the site. Does that include Season 1 data as well? I'd hate for all traces to disappear!

That verbiage needs updating... it will only erase your participation in Season 2.
04/04/2010 05:24:15 PM · #64
Originally posted by langdon:

We are happy to finally announce the second season of the DPChallenge League (DPL). Most users probably already know what the DPL is, but for those who don't, it is a way for photographers to join together as a team and compete against other teams using their collective scores. It is a fantastic way to break out of your comfort zone and meet new people on the site and in turn create friendships. It also stimulates the learning factor that the entire site is all about. If you want to know more about the DPL, read About the DPL and the DPL FAQ. Those pages (especially the FAQ) will be updated over the coming days/weeks.

There are a few key changes for the second season and they are as follows:

- Teams can now have a minimum of 7 team members and a maximum of 10 (previously 5 and 7)
- The Calendar of Events will give you a decent overview of the season (it will likely be tweaked to be more readable)
- We will attempt to provide more statistics like individual standings and team/individual awards
- We will impose a mid-season break after 3 rounds to cut down on burnout
- Scoring will be based on percentiles
- Teams will be capped at 80% percentile average to avoid stacked teams (aka Ribbon Hogs)

The most important change here is the use of percentiles for team ranking. Using percentiles over averages has the key advantage of evening things out across challenges, so earning a blue ribbon in Macro holds the same weight as earning a blue ribbon in more abstract challenge like "At Rest" (the challenge with the lowest average score).

Here's the schedule as it stands now:

- April 3rd
- * Season announcement
- * Invitational team creation (season 1 captains have a chance to resurrect their teams)
- * Free Agent Pool opens
- April 5th, open team creation (you must be a Member to create a team still)
- April 12th, first round begins
- May 3rd, mid-season break
- Jun 7th, season playoffs

An email notification will be sent out to all Season 1 participants so that we can get some old teams revived. Let's see if we can't nearly match the same turn out as before, although with 10 players per team now, that may prove to be difficult. As before with Season 1, the number of teams required for a full season needs to be a multiple of 24. If 49 teams are created, 1 will be dropped and 48 will make the cut. If only 47 teams are created, then 23 may be dropped and only 24 will make the cut. Because it would be a huge shame to potentially cut 230 users out of participating, we may adjust the schedule to allow for more teams.

So without further ado, head over to the League page and start poking around: //www.dpchallenge.com/league/


Before just dropping teams in order to get to 24, how about a round of restructuring to make it work.

48 x 10 = 480 players, but 48 x 7 = 336. If there were only 47 teams of 10 (470 players, it would not take much pushing and pulling to reduce some teams to 9 and create another team)
04/04/2010 05:53:37 PM · #65
Does DPL mess up the usual challenges and stuff? is it normal to people who arent participating?
04/04/2010 05:53:39 PM · #66
How many individual scores will be counted towards the teams overall score? It was 4 in the past, but will it be more since there are more people per team?
04/04/2010 06:09:19 PM · #67
Originally posted by hojop25:

Does DPL mess up the usual challenges and stuff? is it normal to people who arent participating?

The system will prevent team members from voting on each other's entries but other than that (and some increased participation) everything stays the same.

Will there be divisions again as well, based on team averages?

Message edited by author 2010-04-04 18:10:52.
04/04/2010 06:16:45 PM · #68
Originally posted by jeger:

How many individual scores will be counted towards the teams overall score? It was 4 in the past, but will it be more since there are more people per team?


About the DPL - DPChallenge Photography League
"4 - How does the scoring work?

There are two parts to this:

*
Team Member Scores - Each week, there are two challenges - member (Sunday) and open (Tuesday), to which all (DPC member) team members can enter either or both. The 4 best scores from the best 4 team members are averaged together to make the Team Score for that week.
*
Team Scores - Once the team score has been calculated from the team member scores, the team with the highest score wins that week’s match."
04/04/2010 06:20:25 PM · #69
Thanks Langon, hahn, et al for answering our questions. Some of the answers must seem obvious to you, but...

Anyway, "Zero Division" will not be reforming this year, so I'll go ahead and disband.

PS: Another human error, or is this a tech glitch. I don't see a way to remove myself, though I was able to remove those I'd invited. When I pressed the Disband button, I got this message after confirming I wanted to disband:

...

Message edited by author 2010-04-04 18:29:45.
04/04/2010 06:28:36 PM · #70
might want to send that error via pm. and edit yer post.


04/04/2010 06:30:29 PM · #71
Originally posted by soup:

might want to send that error via pm. and edit yer post.

Tim, I removed the error message from my above post, though I don't understand why you recommended I do so!
04/04/2010 06:49:18 PM · #72
Originally posted by vlado:

Originally posted by jeger:

How many individual scores will be counted towards the teams overall score? It was 4 in the past, but will it be more since there are more people per team?


About the DPL - DPChallenge Photography League
"4 - How does the scoring work?

There are two parts to this:

*
Team Member Scores - Each week, there are two challenges - member (Sunday) and open (Tuesday), to which all (DPC member) team members can enter either or both. The 4 best scores from the best 4 team members are averaged together to make the Team Score for that week.
*
Team Scores - Once the team score has been calculated from the team member scores, the team with the highest score wins that week’s match."


That was when teams were 5-7 players. I am asking if it has changed since teams are now 7-10 players.
04/04/2010 06:54:33 PM · #73
Dammit, I got an invite, but the team was finalized before I had a chance to accept...
04/04/2010 07:32:18 PM · #74
How do we go about changing the captain of Out-of-focusers from me to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' JuliBoc?
04/04/2010 09:07:27 PM · #75
Originally posted by Spork99:

Dammit, I got an invite, but the team was finalized before I had a chance to accept...


Woot...I'm in!
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