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#1 2009-04-30 04:35 pm

jcw
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From: Burien
Registered: 2006-05-11
Posts: 156

Pickup Modifications

By virtue of the fact that people have been creating/using other tools for managing pickup games, maybe it is time for DiscNW to kick off a development of a new system for pickup on the website.

The particular difficulty with diverging applications is: which one do people go by to decide if they are going to hop in the car and drive across town? If 7 people respond on one website and 7 other people repond on another, then who know if there is going to be a game?

I recognize that a large portion of the pickup problem is that it's, well, pickup. People aren't committed to pickup. Having good information would help people decide. I don't know if a technical solution can solve a behavioral problem.

Some features to splice into the pickup system:

Subscribe to a game
Link to pre-existing map
Notifications by email and/or player profile upcoming events functionality
Simple Messaging maybe with existing BB functions related to a game
ICS calendar functionality
Maybe linkage with existing pickup ninja or roster manager functionality
Maybe Shiney will let discnw crib rostermanager source

Comments?

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#2 2009-04-30 06:33 pm

DanHostetler
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Registered: 2006-05-12
Posts: 114

Re: Pickup Modifications

As far as I know, the only application anyone ever uses for scheduling pickup ultimate in Seattle is pickupninja.com.  And that is just for Microsoft and Bobby Morris.

And no single game is using two or more sites.

Am I wrong?

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