2009 Off Season Changes
NOTE: This is more or less a "Welcome Back" and here's your to-do list". If you want to join in on getting stuff done, send me an email at kort[dot]jackson[at]gmail[dot]com. KortEverettJackson 08:51, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
The Academic Decathlon Season has begun to wind down, and the Scholar's Cup Season is approaching the World Finals. As a result, we are about ready to enter the "offseason", where no new official competitions will take place until the end of the 2009 calendar year.
Therefore, it is a good idea to implement changes now to avoid last minute alterations during the competitive season, so that more time can be dedicated to inputting scores.
Phase One: Implementation of Referendum Results
One of the first changes to be made is to implement the results of the referendum taken back in November, 2008. For the full page, go here results. Below is a summary of the results:
Results of Non-Binding Referendum
November 8, 2008 - November 21, 2008
- Q1 (Name Change of ADSIC): Yes 21.43%; No 78.57% (3-11)
- Q2 (Removal of Personal Biographies): Yes 21.43%; No 78.57% (3-11)
- Q3 (Removal of Project Phoenix) Yes 42.86%; No 57.14% (6-8)
- Q4 (Review of Regional Policy) Yes 64.29%; No 35.71% (9-5)
- Q5 (Mission Statement) Yes 71.43%; No 28.57% (10-4)
- Q6 (Review of ADSIC Policies) Yes 100.0%; No 00.00% (14-0)
- Q7 (Editorial Board) Yes 42.86%; No 57.14% (6-8)
- Q8 (End of HTML Tables) Yes 85.71%; No 14.29% (12-2)
Changes to be implemented
1: ADSIC Policies will receive a full review. Since many different projects and formats were adopted through the years, it will be necessary to give everything a good look over and get some unity.
2: Regional Score Page policies will receive a full review. This ties into number 1, but is emphasized due to the fact that there is pretty much a different system per state. While attempting to reconcile state distinctions into a uniform code will be impossible, perhaps by offering a "translation" page to explain how each state conducts it's regions would help greatly.
3: All remaining HTML tables will be converted. Self explanatory here.
1: A Mission Statement.
Things that will not be changed
1: ADSIC Name Change will not happen. People were not pleased with this suggestion.
2: Personal Biographies will stand pat.
3: No "Editorial Board". While a close vote, it's not a priority.
4: Project:Phoenix will be developed into something and will not be scrapped.
Phase Two: Cosmetic Lift
1: Some pages will receive a fresh look. After all, some pages look like crap.
2: Some people have complained the logo is too dark. The logo will be looked into.
Phase Three: Scholar's Cup Scores
1: Scholar's Cup scores need to be uploaded. There is a lot of results that need to go up and fast.
Additional Developments may be suggested and added as times go on.