March 2019 Release Notes

Published on April 2, 2019 8:42 PM by dbo.

The March 2019 release notes for the CFLdb family of sites details the major data updates to the CFLdb Statistics site. Read on to learn more.

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

  • Data: Added 2,755 jersey numbers for players in seasons from 1946-1956 (Thanks Mark!). This provides about 92.5% jersey number coverage for players in those seasons. 1957 and 1958 still await processing and Mark has indicated he has more contributions coming.
  • Data: Corrected date issues with Clarke Stadium, access to Diamond Park stadium page, Edmonton Eskimo home stadium for seasons 1908-1978, and Calgary team home stadium for seasons 1928-1931 as the result of information provided. (Thanks Mike!)
  • Data: Data updates in preparation for adding Chris Sinclair’s donation of ORFU game data.
  • Data: Various other data updates (4000+ updates, additions and deletions this month)
  • Enhancement: Show jersey numbers for team season rosters from 1946 to 1981, exposing about 2,000 jersey numbers that were in the database but not previously visible.
  • Enhancement: Improve person detail page, making award sections collapsed by default, adding coaching sections if person has coaching terms in the database.
  • Enhancement: Refactor the league season list links to drop downs by decade to improve experience/click-ability.
  • Enhancement: Add links to Datasette site for visibility/find-ability.

Along with numerous other cosmetic, data, performance, administrative, or infrastructure related bug fixes and enhancements (12 commits this month).

Thanks to contributors Mark and Mike this month.

Datasette Update

In the second month of the Datasette experiment, interest has dropped off. The Datasette site saw 10 visitors, with 25 people visiting the Introduction post in the month of March.

Based on this decline, and a lack of feedback, I consider the Datasette to be not useful by the greater community, and expect that it will be taken offline in June at the conclusion of the experiment. Please plan accordingly. The next experiment to make this data available publicly is being formulated.

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 statistics contributors on the CFLdb Statistics home page. The contributor list will, therefore, reflect the true owners of the site, those that research, compile and contribute data and corrections.


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