The @ladle authority idea

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The @ladle authority idea

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I've explained this idea to quite a few people I've even programmed a little bit of it (very minute though). Anyway the idea is really to create something that could be used for many tournaments. Something that makes creating brackets easier. A place where players can easy sign up for teams and team leaders can add members into their teams pretty simply.

Right now all we use for the ladle is a wiki page with a few templates. Anyone that's edited the brackets can telly you it's a little confusing to do. You get used to it after a while, but the initial shock of seeing it could potentially frighten some away from using it. So I'd like to propose a new way to go about tournament organization.

My idea is to create a site where every player registers. The registration would be pretty simple, name, email, password, a captcha and maybe a few optional fields like gridname. The email would be used to to deliver information to you about upcoming tournaments and rules and voting. Of course all of this could be set on or off in a preferences page.

Now you may still be wondering why should this have the @ladle authority or something similar. The answer is quite simple, a login system like @ct could be set in place, team leaders could authenticate as @ladle/leader, if we do decide to have global moderators they could be @ladle/mod. These groups would eliminate the need for a authority config file for server admins, all they would have to do is set the access level of two groups.

Every player should register so that they can be linked to a team. This could potentially show how well each player has done on a player page. More or less so when durka adds to his siggy what he's won, he does not have to forget a few (assuming it gets implemented on all tournaments).

The brackets would allow you to scroll down through a list of the teams to add them, a text box would allow you to put in the score.

Now granted between teem sign-ups, brackets and an authority, I've only layed out a skeleton for the first working version of the system. Future things that could come would be blogs and predictions center. Where with each prediction you can fill out a bracket.

Before I start programming DDL 10.0, is the community ready for something like this or will is just be another site like ddl 0.5a :) (sorry some of you are too new to the game to know anything about these sites)
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Sounds good to me.

Or more like, awesome.

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I think this is one of those things we've needed for a long time, but it's such a huge task it's never been done. I hope everyone can get behind it.

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this would be really useful in my mind. it is the fundamental base in many other games that make them so successful (i.e battlenet in starcraft)...

i would like to help if it comes to create that system. :)

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I'd support something like that as long as there was a plan behind it.
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This sounds like a really good idea kyle , cause i know exactly what your talking about the wiki brackets cuase i dont even go near brackets, i did one time to try and figure out how to move teams ahead after they won, but i was too afarid of messing the brackets up so i didnt even touch it :|
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I've gotten a hang of the brackets from all them WSTs but I can understand how new guys to the 'wiki system' can feel lost.

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Pretty sick idea (in a good way) :mrgreen:
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A+

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/me is for it

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