sportsguy138 wrote:I actually did tell NH in a PM that if he wanted to, he could try to teach me the formulas for me to make the rankings, I never got a response though. With this season pretty much being done however, I don't know if I would be able to do that for next year even if he did want to.
I PM'ed him a couple of weeks ago about making the process more of a community affair. Here's his response, which I don't think he would mind me sharing...
I wanted to throw something out for consideration, just to see if you were interested. I'm assuming you're using some tools like Excel, or whatever to calculate these grades? Would you be willing to put your stuff on an interactive web site so that you and others you selected could help with the data collection/input? I.e., the web site would handle the calculations, displaying the grades for all the data entered. It would also have an administrative-type interface so that others could help with the input of the data.
Anyway, just thought I'd throw it out there to see what you thought.
NHsportsfan wrote:Sorry for the delayed response. I like the idea of moving things to a web site but it would probably be a pretty complicated transition. Right now the main calculations are being done by queries in a 38 MB Access database, mixed in with hitting calculations for my own leagues. It's backed up by two other databases that I use to calculate park factors and age factors. I use Excel primarily to pull stats from the web (ESPN and MLB). The transition would be enough work that I don't see myself wanting to tackle it in the near future.
My concern with allowing others to input data would be the possibility of someone else's error messing things up. Might be doable if I could approve any changes at first and only give someone access to make direct changes after they had proved reliable over an extended period. Ideally, all the stats would be pulled automatically and the only manual input would be for probable pitchers. Even those could probably be pulled from a web site with proper programming and edited for mistakes as necessary.
LFoD '08 [1st/3rd], '10 [1st/3rd], '11 [1st/2nd], '12 [1st/1st]
123Innings '08 [1st/1st], '09 [1st/3rd], '10 [1st/4th], '12 [4th/2nd]
BRAL '09 2nd, '10 1st
Cool 3.0 '08 1st