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Old 9th December 2013, 11:25 AM
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Tench Tench is offline
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Originally Posted by piotrga View Post
I am sorry that it feels that way. That wasn't my intention.
I am a shooter myself and was always looking for the place where I can find all my scores, look at the stats etc.
Since I am also a Software Engineer I decided to make one.

I hope it will serve people and also promote the organisations such as clubs or shooting series by giving people centralized access and search capability.

If it feels like the data was ripped off, it is my fault and I should credit people who enter the data more.
I am trying to add links to the original websites like I did for DMHS, so people can go there for more details, please see:

My intention wasn't to pinch the users - on the contrary I believe it will promote the original websites and will help with the heavy lifting of maintaining the scores. I am also thinking about embeddable tables, so people can embed ********** data in their websites, so the series website is still the main place to go to for the users.

Soon I will let event organizers to enter the data directly into ********** and "post to shooting-the-breeze" "post to airgun-bbs" buttons, so if someone is interested in sharing the data and promoting their event they will be able to.

The website is in its infancy, so it is a learning process, including what people accept and what they feel uneasy about. At the end of the day I try to use the rule of thumb that if the data is public and it serves the community I tend to use it. Having said that, I will need to credit people for the hard work of entering the data.
Peter I think the point trying to be made is the DMHS "Daystate" Midland Hunter Series is sponsored by Daystate and supported by Solware, they both very kindly contribute towards the series with fantastic prizes and trophies etc. The Tables and results are displayed on the series website where Daystate and Solware banners are displayed along with pictures showing previous winners proudly wearing their Solware jackets etc, if the information is available elsewhere the advertising the sponsors receive is diluted. We really don't need to loose sponsorship within the sport so some courtesy to the organisers and sponsors should be given, at least ask before using information even if it does appear to be in the public domain, as contrary to your view it may not be in the interests of all concerned for that information to be borrowed.
A lot of effort has gone into this series over a period of years by present and previous organisers to run a very healthy series with good sponsorship and sponsors don't grow on trees.

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Last edited by Tench; 9th December 2013 at 01:18 PM. Reason: addition and typo
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