Min/Max Volunteer Wording

We had a suggestion from the Best in the West race series:

Language on the sign up page: I like the minimum maximum feature you offer.

  • When I have the minimum and maximum set as the same number the display to people browsing positions is “ (0 total / 1 more needed) “ This is great.
  • When there is no maximum, the page shows “# volunteer(s) needed” It would be great if this said “at least 1 volunteer needed”.
  • Also, when there is no maximum, but the minimum has been met, it just shows no text about how many are signed up. Here, it would be nice if it said “minimum has been met”
  • When the minimum has been met and the max has not, it says “# volunteer(s) needed”. Again, this would be good if it said “minimum met, up to ___ allowed” or something to that effect.

As it stands, it just looks more urgent to fill a position that has the minimum met than on that has no one. As such, I set all of mine to have the minimum and maximum the same.

We have implemented these suggestions.  Here is an example:

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Hide Partner Logo

You can now hide the Partner logo that display on all Partner Race Websites with a simple setting in Miscellaneous Setting.

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New Partner Access Option

fe7ec20e-6bb3-11e6-854c-ec69b989ea60.pngWe have added a new option that permits a user to have access to just editing the Partner Website features. This allows partners like Timers and race management companies to be able to have people assigned to just maintaining the website.

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Clear Photos and Watermarks

You can now clear watermarks on photos you have uploaded in case you make a mistake or change sponsors. This is done a per photo location basis (this allows for multiple sponsors for different photo locations like the halfway point and the finish line).

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Auto-Complete for Bib Tagging

You can now tag photos by bib number or by the name of the runner (as long as you upload bib numbers for all runners). This makes it simpler for doing edits.

Note that right now we only allow bib tagging on the Race Director Dashboard, however this capability will soon be extended to allow race directors to enable participants to do tagging. This will make it simpler for people to tag their friends even if they do not see or know their bib number.

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Photo Bib Management

Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 10.03.25 PMWe have added several tools to help manage the automatic bib tagging that we do with Google Vision (since it is not quite as smart as a human, but a lot faster and cheaper). This is done on a per photo location basis under Bib Management as shown on the right.

Remove Invalid Bib Numbers
069058e0-695c-11e6-8fc9-a3faf0503923This utility automatically removes bib numbers that are not within a range as shown below. Note that the best way to set up your bib numbers is to have a unique number of digits – for example only 100-999 or 1000-9999 or 10000-50000.  This will eliminate all “partial reads” – for example only seeing 2 digits (like 38) when a runners hand is in front of the other digit of a 3 digit number like 384.


Remove Frequent Bib Numbers

Sometimes all bibs might have the year “2016” printed on the bib.  Or the photographer might get a 45 MPH speed sign in the background of all of the photos. We pick up these frequent numbers and give you the chance to delete all of those references. Simply click on the red “x” to remove those tags.

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Sponsor Watermarks on Photos

Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 9.59.24 PMYou can now set a Sponsor log as the watermark on your race photos. Simply choose to apply a sponsor watermark in either the lower left or right corners of your race photos as shown on the right.

You can set this up easily in the Photos Setup page and selecting the appropriate Sponsor from your uploaded sponsor logos as shown below.

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