Sailwave allows you to enter a finish time for a boat, then mark that
competitor as OCS and will score the boat as OCS. This functionality is
great, it allows you to record the finish time and the fact the boat was OCS
and if you need to remove the OCS at a later time you don't have to dig
through rotation sheets to find the finish times. What Sailwave does
incorrectly is allow the reverse, that is to indicate that a boat was OCS
and then subsequently record a finish time. Sailwave ignores the OCS and
scores them as though they were not OCS. The result window shows both the
finish time and the OCS penalty code, but the the "Race position" or "Race
Time" button is set not the "Code" button. This appears to be the error.
A Code should override the finish position, regardless of the order in which
they are entered. This would allow the OCS's to be recorded after the start
and have the scores calculate correctly once the finish position or time is
entered. The same problem exists for Scoring Penalties (SCP), Z flag Penalty
(ZFP) and Black Flag Disqualification (BFD) codes.
The following would appear to be a solution.
If both a code and finish time is entered always use the code when
calculating the score.
When using the sail number wizard allow both a finish time/place and a code
to be entered. In the case of a ZFP and SCP you need the finish
time/position to calculate the results, so it would make sense that you can
enter them both together from the wizard.
If you are entering a result for a competitor for whom you already have a
result, display that information in the wizard. So if you have pre-entered
the OCS, ZFP, SCP or BFD you will see them as you enter the finish times.
Also it would be nice if you have already entered a finish time for a
competitor that it is displayed in the wizard and you have to over type the
result. This would alert the scorer to an error in some cases, such as
entering overlaying the results of a that has already been scored.
Thanks Colin, keep up the great work.
Date: Monday, June 09, 2003 03:21:44 PM
Subject: [sailwave] Re: Sail number wizard - lock out to prevent overwrites
We take the time and record it in case of protest, what we don't want to do
is enter it
into sailwave with the wizard until after the protest ( if any) has been
i've tried entering the OCS score and then excluding the competitor and
but still sail number wizard finds them and allows an overwrite, there
should be a way of
locking it out to prevent overwrites or amendments to be carried out only
has been heard.
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