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Competitions Time announcement - list view & expiry

edited 31 August at 2:11PM in Competitions Time
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MSE_Ben_HMSE_Ben_H MSE Staff
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edited 31 August at 2:11PM in Competitions Time

Greetings Compers,

I hope you've all been keeping well and are staying safe during lockdown.

First of all, a big sorry. It's taken us too long to return some of the core features you relied on in the Comping community and we're still not quite there. The Forum team have rightly been giving us a hard time on your behalf.

To be completely transparent, a number of things have slowed us down. Like so many other organisations, we're having to work very differently at (the now virtual) MSE Towers during the pandemic, which hasn't helped the situation. This has also been true of our development partners, who are based in Canada.

But we're also still getting used to our new home and working with our external developers after the massive job of migrating 17 years of accounts and content.

I know it's been a hard slog for you without the ability to enter and skip comps from the list view, and with no way to properly filter comps that have, or are about to, expire.

We've been working on this functionality for a few months now and, in all honesty, our attempts have come up short a couple of times. Competitions Time data stretches to hundreds of millions of rows of 'Skip and Enter' data, and we've had to make sure the logic around merging, removing and archiving threads is robust enough not to cause you further problems.

Thank you for sticking with us. I ask that you stick with us just a little bit longer. Below are some screenshots of the work that we will bring to you – we’re aiming for mid-July at the latest – to show you how tantalisingly close to completion we are.

Happ(ier) Comping,

MSE Ben

 

Enter and Skip from List view 

Enter an expiration date for your Comp threads 

 

Filter Comp threads by Open vs Closed OR sort the list by Closing Date


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  • grannybikergrannybiker Forumite
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    Thank-you for the update. Very reassuring that we're not forgotten :) 
    Looking forward to seeing these changes in action.
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  • molly57.molly57. Forumite
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    Thank you so much for keeping us in the loop. Perhaps it will be a birthday treat for me if it's around the last week in July!
  • _shel_shel Forumite
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     Brilliant ♥️ Thank you 
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  • nanto3girlsnanto3girls Forumite
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    Thanks for the update.
  • lukgs7lukgs7 Forumite
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    Thank you.
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  • cinders59cinders59 Forumite
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    Thank you for the update 
    Thanks to all who post comps :)
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    Thanks for the update.
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