July 2017 Release Notes

Published on August 1, 2017 9:35 PM by dbo.

The July 2017 release notes for the CFLdb family of sites includes some major enhancements to CFLdb Statistics and updated reference material.

The following changes have been made to CFLdb since the last report:

  • Enhancement: Updated Rulebook to 2017 version.

The following changes have been made to CFLdb Statistics since the last report:

  • Data: Corrected Winnipeg Stadium capacity in the 1970’s to early 1980’s thanks to contribution from John Horn and recompiled attendance for affected years.
  • Data: Updates to attributes for various players.
  • Data: Deleted a dead game reference link.
  • Enhancement: Re-arranged league scoring records to tabs, added league scoring differential records to same page.
  • Enhancement: Added Lead Changes to game pages where information to derive is available from CFL API (2007-present). Enhanced and fixed throughout the month.
  • Enhancement: Added CFL on TV section to main page with Canada TSN/RDS/ESPNC broadcasts, enhanced by end of month with US ESPN broadcasts and additional improvements.
  • Enhancement: Placed Contributors list on home page, relocating/combining information on the page.
  • Enhancement: Completed the change of wording from Variance to Diff (Difference) throughout the site.
  • Enhancement: Completed the change of wording from Inter/Intra-division to Divisional and Non-Divisional throughout the site.
  • Enhancement: Improved display of career games on player pages.
  • Enhancement: Make player links available for additional years.
  • Enhancement: Format team subset records (home, visitor, divisional, non-divisional) on team season pages to better reflect their relationship with regular season.
  • Enhancement: Improved cache expiry to prevent stale data after game updates.
  • Enhancement: Improved game updates by rewriting to retrieve from CFL API, resulting in faster and more frequent updates.
  • Bug: Fixed forfeit draft picks name display.
  • Bug: Fixed local date display for games with no known time.
  • Bug: Fixed city page for non-Canadian cities.
  • Bug: Fixed attendance compile clobbering attendance for other seasons (pre-season).
  • Bug: Fixed non-divisional totals for team opponent record.
  • Bug: Fixed early season division play missing.
  • Bug: Fixed game statistics punt average calculation.
  • Bug: Fixed scoring summary for a number of play types throughout the month as detected.
  • Bug: Fixed order on team season coaches.
  • Bug: Fixed season record winning percentage to three decimal places.
  • Bug: Fixed league scoring record ordering.
  • Bug: Fixed and updated numerous links, spelling and wording improvements/corrections.

Along with numerous other performance, administrative, or infrastructure related bug fixes and enhancements.

Contributions, Corrections and Suggestions

Send all contributions, corrections and suggestions to me via methods found on the Contact page. All contributions are credited, with more prominent credit for the largest contributors on the home page. The home page will, therefore, reflect the true owners of the site, those that research, compile and contribute data and corrections.


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July 2017 Release Notes was published on August 1, 2017 9:35 PM by dbo.

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