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There are a few things that we would like to tell you and I'm going directly to the points:

Registry.
We are creating a dedicated registry for mkw and mk7 here in the website and we're dropping the famous Excel sheet. This registry will be very straightforward to use and you can access to it by using the same credentials that you've chosen for your mkb account.



Team leaders will add their team to be able to invite players (only free agents of course). Leaders will also be able to manage their team by performing some actions such as: change the status, request a logo, kick members or leave the team. This system is currently under beta testing and we're planning to release it in the following weeks.

Backups.
We have found out a way to get a backup of mkboards.com and mariokartwii.com with some compromises. Both website are gone for good but there is still a chance to restore them by using an online archive (https://web.archive.org/).

Basically that archive does a static copy of the HTML of a page (in this case mkboards.com and mariokartwii.com). With "static copy" I mean that the page has no functionalities ( = you can't register, login, write threads...) but it displays with all the styles and all the memes that you loved to upload in 2015.


The above picture shows a preview of the website. You can click on the links and navigate in the website like if it were the original one but keep in mind that, for example, the SIGN UP button does not work. Being a copy of a page, there is no database on the back. I have noticed that some links are broken and some contents haven't been tracked by the archive, so not the 100% of the website is there.

The same applies for mariokartwii.com. The download from the archive takes a lot; atm we're at 24% with mkboards and I've started getting it 6 days ago. Probably mkw.com will take a lot of time too but when they will be ready we will notify you. You will find the old websites at https://history.mariokartboards.com/.

Mobile app.
The works for an Android/iOS app for mariokartboards.com have begun and these are some key features that we are planning to support:


  • Integration with our main events for Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 7 (results, notifications and updates)
  • Integration with the Mario Kart Wii lounge
  • Integration with the MK World Cup that we have hosted; we are going to integrate the results and the table in the app
  • Registries for the games will be available on our app
  • Push-notifications and in-app alerts
  • Possibility to edit profile info, creating threads and interact with the website

This app is NOT going to be a replacement for the mobile version of the website. It's going to give a better access to some features of the website and it's also going to offer some exclusive contents that will not be in the website. We will give more info as time goes by. Do not expect this to come out anytime soon, probably at November/December.

Table & War storage system
We would like to create a table generator system, linked to your mkb account, to create war tables for any league or tournament we host, and any scrimmages that we host. In this way we are going to uniform the style of the table and there's the possibility to keep track of the history. We plan to integrate this with the app so that you can submit scores via app and take pictures; they will be directly inserted in the system.

In addition to generating war tables, we want a system that can store war results for leagues, tournaments, and scrimmages so teams can have more accurate and more automatic record keeping. This can also bring back the concept of ranked matches that existed in the past. We haven't started any work on this but we're planning it and finding out resources so, as for the app, we will give more info later.

Website improvements
We've had some issues with the website recently and after some work we've managed to solve them all. Here's some techinical info for the ones that may care (< 1%):

  • We have implemented a CDN (Cloudflare) and you probably have noticed that the website is faster. That's because a CDN acts like a big cache that serves data faster; it also has the major feature that automatically avoids ddos attacks.
  • You can use https://gtmetrix.com/ to test the performance of this website by typing https://www.mariokartboards.com of course. Actually gtmetrix is just a "wrapper" that puts all-in-one the results of PageSpeed (Google) and YSlow (yahoo). These are famous tools to diagnostic a website.
  • Some addons were unmaintained by the author or simply too outdated for this xenforo version and so we've removed them. They also caused some issues and errors that now have gone away. We will look into replacing these with more updated and maintained versions, or use alternate add-ons to accomplish the same functionality.
  • Significat SEO improvements that help the website to be more visible in the most famous search engines

The pdf at this link shows the results of the website diagnostics. I wouldn't have been able to do all this nice technical stuff without the help of a work colleague of mine which has spent some hours of this weekend for this. Very kind from his part and if things are better now it's thank to him
 

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looking great beto!! can't wait for these to be released.
 
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How will the new registry work with MKB operating 2 leagues? Will there just be a separate section for el teams as well?
 

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How will the new registry work with MKB operating 2 leagues? Will there just be a separate section for el teams as well?
regular + custom tracks, and then within that RT/CT EL/WL options pretty sure
 

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How will the new registry work with MKB operating 2 leagues? Will there just be a separate section for el teams as well?
Available options per track type:

1. Both leagues with same team
2. 1 league only for that team
Both leagues with different teams is not an option

We aren't going to be coding for 1toMany relationships in a database, only 1to1. 1 team per player per track type.
Separate sections makes it more complicated to code than it needs to be.
 

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The same applies for mariokartwii.com. The download from the archive takes a lot; atm we're at 24% with mkboards and I've started getting it 6 days ago. Probably mkw.com will take a lot of time too but when they will be ready we will notify you. You will find the old websites at https://history.mariokartboards.com/.
"Unexpected database error. "
Or this will be public whenever it'll be completed?
 
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