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Fleet Database Prototype Online

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http://www.bc3000ad.com/fleets/db/

Justin has finished his almost-final pass. You can test it below. Please do not enter any info here - yet. It is just for browsing and commenting so that Justin can make any necessary changes. Once those final touches are in place, it will go final and we can use it.

For now, just post any suggestions and comments you have. Any frivolous ones will be summarily deleted. You know the drill.

I expect this to go live in a few days. All Fleet Leaders will get access info via email.

Basic operation notes for information only.

quote:


Almost everything functional is in place. He still has to put in support for adding/removing fleets and kicking commanders. Everything else is in place and functional - but I don't want anyone screwing around with it just yet.

Registration works like this: someone signs up, and their info goes into a

"recruits" table, not into the tables that normal people see. When the

person signs up, he chooses a fleet he wants to join (or "undesignated").

The leader of this fleet (and the alliance leader and superuser) have an

option to "check for new recruits", which will give them a list of all the

people who signed up for that particular fleet, but haven't been added yet.

The admin can either approve the recruit, which will insert him into the

actual fleet tables, or deny him, which will just delete him. Either way,

when the admin chooses, an e-mail will be sent to the person who signed up,

using the e-mail address provided in the registration form, notifying him

whether he was approved or denied. The e-mail address is discarded after

that.

Administration works by logging in, going to the section governing the info

you want to modify, and choosing one of the admin commands listed across the

top (of course, you can only modify what you have access to). E.g. if you

want to change the name of a fleet, you log in as a Fleet Leader, go to your

fleet page, and click "Edit fleet info".

Admins can also add commanders directly into the database without needing someone to fill out the registration form.

The three admin levels are superuser, alliance leader, fleet leader. All

commanders are level 1, with no admin access. The superuser account (which only I and the CAT crew will have access to, just like the website forum) allows the add/removal of users at any level.

eg

superuser - level 4 - eg Smart

alliance leader - level 3 - eg Rattler

fleet leader - level 2 - eg Tin (thats Justin btw)

commander - level 1


[This message has been edited by Supreme Cmdr (edited 08-17-2000).]

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Looks good!!!

Any chance of adding "email address" to the database fields? Optional display of course.

or perhaps "ICQ number" as well, since many of us use it.

Just a thought...

Oh, and Rattler when did you change your ship name to the "Ratmobile" biggrin.gif

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Cmdr. Andergum

Spectre Fleet

Pre. comm. Cmdr. New America StarStation

ICV Gummy 1

Official tester of BC3K the series...

Long live the Insurgency!

ICQ # 215323

[This message has been edited by Andergum (edited 08-17-2000).]

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Thats one of the things on my list of things for Justin actually. I'll add ICQ number to that list now.

btw, CAT members, please check the CAT email

server for important DB login info.

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looks good so far, all my wonderful suggestions (2) have already been thought of, so I'll shut up now.

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Cmdr. Antilles

Spectre Fleet

Spectre Starstation

ICV- Eclipse

Chief Security Officer

Learning is not compulsory... Neither is survival.

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Oops... The Spectre Station listing for homepage has an incorrect URL. It has recently changed to http://www.spectrestation.homestead.com/index~ns4.html

Anyway, in regards to the DB, I like it a lot, although the inclusion of Gum's suggestion is a good idea, I think.

Post Script - Just got CAT email, will adjust homepage.

Oh and I had to take this:

quote:

Real Name: Joe Rattler

Ship: Ratmobile

ROTFLMAO!

Now, comments/questions-

For registrations, under ship names, are commanders going to need to include the prefix (eg: ICV, GCV, etc.)? It says nothing about that on the registration page.

And, what about adding the option for a homepage URL? Some ships may have a website that's not for the wing or fleet. The sites may tout of the ship's MP victories and such, who knows?

Other than that, I like! smile.gif

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Cmdr. Michael Kristophers

Spectre Fleet

Commanding Officer, Spectre StarStation

ICV-Intrepid

"You won't get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole!"

[This message has been edited by aramike01 (edited 08-17-2000).]

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My changes, sent to Justin earlier this evening.

quote:


REGISTRATION:

- we want to keep the email address in the DB profile rather than discarding

it.

Also want the ability for admin to change the email address (or any field actually) for commanders, including their email address. This way, if someone changes their email address, the fleet leader (or other admin personnel) can update the record.

We want the ability for someone to click on anyone's email address (including their fleet leader) and send them email directly.

- I am going to be setting up these email addresses this evening. So, use these

as the default contact email for all fleet leaders.

GALCOM fleets - [email protected]

Earthcom - [email protected]

Insurgent - [email protected]

Undesignated - [email protected]

- Delete CIOPS fleet

- Add the following fleets to GALCOM

15th Space Marine

7th Orbital Marine

- Move SCID fleet to GALCOM heirarchy

- add a 'comms' field after the 'homepage' field on the Fleet Details page.

This field will display the mailto: email (above) for the fleet.

- add MIA, KIA and CMA options to the 'status' choices

- add EP to the 'multiplayer stats' choices

- add the following fields :

ICQ number: (optional)

Webpage URL: (optional) Desired Career: Commander, Planetary Support Pilot, Elite Force Pilot, Mobile Infantry Marine,

Elite Force Marine, Station Commander, Base Commander

Desired Assignment: Patrol, Support, Strike, Intel, Covert Ops, Trading, Research, Exploration

Caste: Military, Explorer, Scientist, Earthcom, Police, Raider, Insurgent,

Assassin, Diplomat, Mercenary, Paramedic, Trader, Commercial

Race: Terran, Empirian, Vesperon, Credian, Kandorian, Mandorian, Zelon, Valkerie

Falkerie, Gammulan, Syrion, Droidan

- make the 'real name' field required, rather than optional

- remove the comment from the email field, since it will also be stored, rather

than discarded

- add the comment "do not enter a designation" next to the ship name field

- depending on the selected fleet, you should prefix the ship designation in

front of the ship name. This can be changed by admin, as necessary.

Galcom - GCV

EarthCom - ECV

Insurgent - ICV

Undesignated - UCV

EDIT USER PROFILE:

- this should provide access to *all* fields for editing, including username

and password

- should contain the following fields which can be updated by admin and viewed

as part of the record. These fields do not appear on the registration page.

Mission Zone:

Asset:

Log:

for others to see when their stats is accessed. It would be great for allowing them to post

mission encounters etc.

GENERAL:

- I don't know where you are going to put it, but the attached zip file

contains 5 maps of the game galaxy. We want to put them on the Fleets Database page (maybe on the main page) so that they can be viewed. Link them as follows:

Galaxy Map

Terran Quadrant Map

Credian Quadrant Map

Gammulan Quadrant Map

Syrion Quadrant Map


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I've just briefly looked over the DB. Not too bad smile.gif

Aside from the points already made (and coming from a fleet leaders POV) the abillity to sort by variouse fields would be nice.

Perhaps by military rank, assigned station, assignment, career, # of kills, mp rank, etc. with rank being the default.

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Flt. Cmdr. Akira

Commanding Officer

Spectre Fleet

ICV-Nevermore

Official Tester

Battlecruiser Series

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The main problem on the old roster was someone registering as UCV Earthcom or ICV Orion. Could it be changed so that the primary choice limits the subsequent choices to the appropiate divisions/wings?

Example: Prime fleet is changed to a link. A new page opens and Prime is a drop down with only Prime listed. Wraith is a dropdown with Hellhounds etc. Iss drops down to their wings etc. etc.

E-retailers spend big bucks researching how many links someone has to take before they get bored and cancel the transaction. This doesn't seem too terribly bad to me.

That might alleviate some problems with fleet and wing choices if it's not too much trouble to do.

I love the ship name field. That's great! smile.gif

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Commander Chavik

Spectre Fleet

ICV Phoenix

Official BC3K Tester

"We Shall Arise From The Ashes"

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Looks good! Well organized and well designed. smile.gif

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Cmdr ShoHashi

Spectre Fleet

Commanding Officer, PreComm Crew, StarStation New Frontier

ICV Aries

ICQ 484321

[email protected]

"Attack With Effectiveness"

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Guest justinkramer

FYI, the Fleet DB page has just been updated with new fixes/features. Still more to do (add more sorting, some new fields), but it's getting close.

Re Charles Lindsey: There's already protection for the things you mention: ship designations are prefixed automagically depending on what alliance the commander who owns the ship belongs to; and you can't join wings of other fleets (the registration form won't let you if you try).

If anyone finds any bugs let me know.

-Justin

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Fleet of the Unholy Cow?

I want in!!!!

what ship prefix does THAT one have?

FUC Kurai tongue.gif

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Cmdr. Hidama Hasaki

GCV Kurai

1st Squadron, SIN Wing

Stationed, Starstation Wrath

you might as well stay and fight, because if you run, you will only die tired

ICQ 28215391, GMT-5

=Wraith Fleet=

[This message has been edited by Cmdr Hidama (edited 08-21-2000).]

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Yeah! And check the homepage! ROTFLMAO! smile.gif Cow of the month, oh boy I think this fleet's going to be crowded wink.gif

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Cmdr Jason Cloud

GCV Silver Lining

Prime fleet

Gamma Wing, 26 Commander

2nd squadron "No quarter"

"They hold no quarter, they ask no quarter"

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Yep, saw that. As you know, I don't people who work for me or play my games, were ever accused of being sane. The web guy (Justin designed this entire site btw) seems to have been infected too. Poor Tin.

[This message has been edited by Supreme Cmdr (edited 08-21-2000).]

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that's alright SC, I don't trust sane people anyway, anyone who's too normal looks like they're hiding something...makes me suspicious, but happily, I don't knnow any normal people! smile.gif

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quote:

There's already protection for the things you mention: ship designations are prefixed automagically depending on what alliance the commander who owns the ship belongs to; and you can't join wings of other fleets (the registration form won't let you if you try).

Too cool. Wasn't obvious. I did every thing but actually try to post since we were asked not too.

quote:

If anyone finds any bugs let me know.

The Covert, Overt, and Strike Ops wings listed under ISS actually are Insurgent.

ISS fleet is available (from a quick check) at http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Arena.../iss/index.html . They have an Intel & Espionage wing; a Tactical Support wing; and a Defense wing.

I can do more research if needed; just give the word. Looking good so far! smile.gif

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Commander Chavik

Spectre Fleet

ICV Phoenix

Official BC3K Tester

"We Shall Arise From The Ashes"

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Charles, Justin doesn't need that data. He's just doing the database with some data I provided - and using temporary placeholders where necessary. So, once he's done, fleet leaders can go in and create their wings, get all that stuff sorted out, before the database goes live.

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Looks good.

I imagine the Fleet of The Unholy Cow craft would be designated BSE biggrin.gif

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Commander Robert Martin

GCV-Dark Knight

Prime Fleet

S26 Commander, Beta Wing

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Not a bad idea, DREADA. Perhaps a good spot for this would be right next to the text "Fleets", and it could say something like, "What are Fleets?".

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Cmdr. Michael Kristophers

Spectre Fleet

Commanding Officer, Spectre StarStation

ICV-Intrepid

"You won't get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole!"

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Looks good, but I noticed that the link on the main page for CMDR ROSTER still points to the old page. Shouldn't it point to the new database?

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Cmdr. Canuck

GCV Iron Fist

I can't go to work today,the voices keep saying

"Stay home and clean the guns!"

Never forget your Battlecruiser was made by the lowest bidder.

[This message has been edited by Canuck (edited 08-24-2000).]

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