Re: From the thread below - the CFC and a question
Posted by Jonathan Berry on July 28, 2008, 19:20:17, in reply to "From the thread below - the CFC and a question"
Chess Columnist - Nanaimo BC
I have short answers to *some* of your questions, based upon decades-old service plus recent observation. But maybe you aren't asking the right questions.
-- To enter the data of a typical player-event:
less than 20 centavos canadienses;
-- To develop rating software from scratch:
-- To change said software when you don't have the source code:
-- At the moment the form doesn't matter, though it is conceptually not difficult to convert digital format x into a format compatible with the rating program. Error checking would make that concept trickier. Design issues.
-- Automation. No, you'll never completely remove the need for administration, even if just to correct errors in the info submitted by the TD. Although I suppose there is the chance that web-based submission of results might partially automate ratings--at the likely cost of increasing the work of the TD, certainly relative to the "work" of attaching a SwissSys X-table to an email.