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  1. I also read that. Always possible that they could change their mind, but I am assuming a 4.5 will happen. edit: I see Brandon confirmed it. Had posted before reading replies. 🙂
  2. Unrelated to concerts, but check this out... I am trying to sell a brand new, unopened pc case on ebay and to ship to cali would cost more than the entire price of the case! So I'd be paying someone money to take the case form me. lol. And to top that off the shipping estimate to NY randomly changed from $22 to $50 for the same carrier. I don't know what in the world is going on.
  3. Updated to 1.0.1 to allow for undoing accidental incorrect game results and changed select to radio to lessen the chance of it happening to begin with. Also some bug fixes. I spent a painful amount of time testing undoing tons of types of scenarios, switching from a team winner to a tie, a canceled game to a real winner, tested with ties enabled and not enabled, etc.,.. and checked all the stats in the database and I couldn't get it to mess up. I forget if I mentioned this in this topic, but I am thinking about adding brackets at some point on this app because a lot of big name sites (yahoo, for instance) do still consider them "pickems". I'll probably leave betting out, though, or I'd just be practically making my same app as my betting one in the past.... I may do a separate betting app with only the betting.
  4. I will when I have time, but that is why I went to so much trouble doing a lot of screenshots to try to show the overall way the system works. I've not had much time because I have been ironing out bugs in the app and adding improvements.
  5. Added in an undo game results feature, which was a pain because of how many stats I keep and because of having a cancel game and optional ties/draws features, so I have to test it for a while before updating it here. Also, don't be surprised if I change the name of the app at some point because it kind of bugs me, but I didn't want to confuse it with the past app here or conflict with its data, so named it with an X and put an x in the app key...
  6. Bob Seger = ~$250 for seats that aren't even on the floor and almost $100 for ones way up at the top of the arena. Before fees.
  7. My thinking is all over the place on the future of this exact app. If I update it, it wouldn't make sense to have more than just the betting in it (and lower price), when everything else could be in the pickems app. But then if someone wants to use betting AND pickems, they'd have to add the same teams, potentially, to 2 different apps or I'd have to do an import feature and then you may have copies of the same teams twice in the same app if you already added them in the pickems one. lol. Maybe I should do the latter, though, and then a feature where you can merge teams or something. But then also I would be practically turning the pickems app into the betting app, which I could have had it all set up for that in preparation and now I set it up assuming it would be a separate app. All I know is I myself still want betting, whether it be a separate, cheaper app, or an optional part in the pickems one that would have a separate link, I guess. I myself like seeing old stats, so I'd like to have the old results from past contests showing, although contests/pickems in the betting app allowed for more than 2 team choices per matchup, so the whole setup was different.
  8. Pickems X is an app which allows members to predict who will win sports games. You can break a pickem down into weeks, with games for each week, or you can disable weeks and keep adding games to the contest overall. The member with the most correct picks wins the contest. Some other features currently included: optional tiebreaker when determining the winner, allow members to predict ties/draws, set the system to use either the word tie or draw, enter a result of canceled for its result to not count one way or the other, reminder notifications sent close to the start of each week/contest, and more. I have the system prepared for some future features, as well, such as allowing for more than 1 point for some games and career stats, which I didn't have time to get in yet.
  9. I am doubting anyone who had this in the past cares, but I am updating this. lol. I guess if anyone who already used the previous versions is truly going to use it again, let me know where I don't leave features out that I don't need myself, assuming nobody else will still need them. I'm mostly updating it in case I myself want to use and I assume most have either moved on to new point systems or aren't using any.
  10. I added it this morning, so just depends how long it takes them to approve it. I'm not sure what will become of this betting app. I may just end up doing a separate app for only betting and I have no idea whether to put bracket contests into the pickems app, the betting one, or have a whole separate app. It's kind of a mess because I'd about have to make a feature for importing old data into a new app for those who want to see old results for past ones. Also, the betting app allowed more than 2 teams in a matchup, in case someone wanted to have someone pick from a whole field of teams, say ones in a tournament.
  11. Version 1.0.1


    Create pools where members on your forums will predict who will win sports games. The member(s) with the most correct pociks by the end of the contest will be declared the winner. How It Works Customize basic settings in the ACP. Create categories (from the ACP) and set permissions for which member groups can view and join pools in them. Add pools (from the ACP) into categories. If breaking your pool down into separate weeks, you can add new weeks to your pool in the ACP. In the Teams area in the ACP, add teams and optional logos. Members with permissions go to the pool's page on the front end and click a Join Pool button to join. Once games are added (done on the front end by groups who have been given permission within the ACP settings), a Make Picks button will appear and allow for members to select who will win each game. Each individual game's kickoff time is the deadline for making a choice for that game. The game winners are entered on the front end by those with permissions. The member(s) with the highest number of correct picks at the time of the ending of the pool is the winner and is congratulated in a messabe above the standings! Additional Features Enter a deadline for members to join the pool by. If you want them to be able to join even after it starts, make it a far off time. Set up a tiebreaker question if you want ties in the final standings broken. the question will then show on every Make Picks form. You do not have to add the tiebreaker at the beginning. You can add it near the end and then it will start showing on their late round forms. Use weeks or don't. You can change from not using them to using them at any time or you cans witch from using them to not if you have not gone past week 1 yet. You can enable the ability for members to select tie/draw for a game prediction. The term to be used can be set in the ACP. If enabled and a game ends in a tie, those who predicted a tie will be marked as a correct pick. If not enabled, nobody gets marked as correct or incorrect if it ended in a tie. You can enter a game result as Canceled and nobody will be marked as correct or incorrect for the game. The Pick Form tells which team, if any, has received the most selections so far. There is a sidebar widget, which shows the overall standings and the current week's standings (if weeks are enabled). Like other widgets within the forum software, you can add it or remove it from various pages within your site. When a pool's current week is about to have its first kickoff within 24-48 hours, a notification will be sent to all members in the pool, reminding them to review their picks and also letting them know if they forgot to make any picks. The default method is email, but like other notifications in the forum software, members can disable it or select inline notifications. Notes Categories do not show on the front end. The pools are listed right on the front page of the app and there are currently no subcategories used. You can add weeks at any time during the pool, but only the current week's games can be picked. Once you are ready to move on to the enxt week, simply click the End Week button in the ACP. Once the pool is completed, click the End Pool button in the ACP. If you wish for the pool to stop showing, click the Close Pool button in the ACP. This will remove the pool from the front page of the app and from the widget. There are currently strict requirements for being able to delete pools, delete weeks, etc... Once there are entries, games, etc.... some delete features will be unavailable. Also there is currently no undo button for games, so be careful when submitting results! This can work in 4.3, You will only need to upload a different FURL file and use the support tool in the acp to rebuild and then it works in 4.3. Terms There is no branding shown on the app's pages. If you upload a logo for a team, it will show to the right of the team's name on the Pick Form. It is up to you to know which logos you are legally allowed to use on your sites. My inclusion of the feature is not an endorsement for using trademarked or copyrighted logos. I am leaving it up to you to know what you can use. 🙂 Obviously, the app and code within it cannot be redistributed. I hope you enjoy the app. There are some similarities to the contests area of my betting app I created for 3.x, with some new features added in.


  12. well, finished the pickems app, but just doing little tweaks and last minute decisions. Already finished that tie feature and have a setting where you can choose whether to call it ties or draws and also can choose per pool whether to allow members to predict them or not. When entering who won the games, you can always select tie. draw for that whether members were allowed to predict it or not. If they WERE allowed to, they get it correct. if they were not allowed, it just doesn't count the game one way or another, no win or loss. Anyway, tested everything with and without it turned on to be sure I didn't mess anything up and it seems to be working fine.
  13. Since I am already this late releasing, I am going to just go ahead and toss ties/draws in.... It should only take me like an hour to put it in, anwyay.
  14. Sorry for how long it's been taking to release it. It just ends up having little decisions to make here and there, but will probably submit it today or tomorrow. Bad timing for those who wanted it for the start of various seasons, but had done all I could and just got unlucky enough to have it a tiny bit later than I thought. I've sure ironed out a lot of bugs, though. (talking about the pickems one... the betting one will be a while).
  15. Not to be a broken record in arcade topics, but I want Casino made for 4.x. lol. I remember it had keno, a slot similar to wheel of fortune, I think black jack, and I forget what else. I know lucky makes an app with card games, at least, so that one could be good, as well.
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