Hello everyone! Today, we're introducing a new feature to JudgeApps. Many roles and levels within the Judge Program require an application, including verification of certain pre-requisites, such as events judged, reviews written, or exams passed. In the past, this has been verified using ad-hoc processes, such as unverifiable Google forms, or manual verification by the few users with access to the necessary data in JudgeApps. This new system will improve these processes by allowing for centralized Read more [...]
October is done, but the work on JudgeApps hasn’t. We keep improving JudgeApps to make it better for you - the judge community. Like in previous months, October saw some changes, bug fixes and performance improvements. Want to know all about the new forum notification settings? Go ahead, it’s just one click away...
Bugs. Bugs, bugs, bugs. And more bugs. We fixed a lot of them. Not critical bugs. No big-scale-break-everything bugs, but a lot of little annoyances. We also have some insight after opening the support Discourse forum to the public, so go in and see what it’s all about.
This past month we made some HUGE infrastructure changes that resulted in new capabilities, better future-proof systems, and the comeback of the judge map. Would you like to know more?
In this issue of the JudgeApps Updates we take a moment to talk not only about what new things you can expect from JudgeApps, but also about its inner workings, and explain some basic technologies we use to make the magic happen.
We are scheduling a maintenance window for the MagicJudges.org network of sites for Friday, August 24th, 2018, at 10AM Eastern. This is the final stage of migrating the servers to updated software baselines and current hardware infrastructure. We expect this maintenance to last no more than three hours. During this maintenance, most sites will remain online, but may experience brief and intermittent interruptions. Judge Blogs and JudgeApps will each be unavailable for a longer period of time Read more [...]
This month saw more cleanup than new features. We fixed some bugs, straightened up some tables and removed unnecessary fields that serve no purpose anymore. Oh, right… numbers. We added some numbers. Confused? Read on and all will be clear...
This update has some important things you should know. The TL;DR version: update your profile according to the new guidelines and think twice before creating new events. If you want a broader review of the happenings of the month, keep reading...
Grand Prix attendees should be aware of a new subforum specifically for travel planning and social events, there are some formal guidelines over what may be a JudgeApps "Event", and all users should take a moment to check their notification settings to make sure they find out about events that they're interested in!
This month we made some improvements to reviews, added some tools for exam content creators and translators, and retired one of the forums. Want to find out more? Hop into the latest edition of the JudgeApps update blog (featuring Scott Marshall)!