February 2020 Release Notes

Published on March 1, 2020 10:51 AM by dbo.

The February 2020 release notes for the CFLdb family of sites reveals the changes for the past month. Read on for details.

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

  • Enhancement: Published printable 2020 schedules (completely refactored) and iCal schedule calendars, update schedules page with current links.
  • Bug: Fixed missing link anchors on rulebook and FAQ, allowing links to be copied as explained in Tips on Linking to CFLdb.
  • Bug: Fixed error displayed to user on submission of FAQ question (all submissions were received, no data was lost).

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

  • Data: Various data updates (over 80 updates, additions and deletions this month).
  • Data: Added jersey numbers for 7 players (Thanks Mark!)
  • Enhancement: Added season dates (combines, drafts, free agency, trade deadline, etc.) to current season page.
  • Enhancement: Expanded player page links to seasons >= 1990; restricted links to player pages for players lacking biographical info.
  • Enhancement: Improved search results, adding draft type description to Expansion, Dispersal, Equalization and Global draft picks; improved name display format (e.g. Darren Flutie (b. 1966)).
  • Enhancement: Refactor Grad Program to many-to-many, allowing multiple amateur teams to be listed in the future.
  • Enhancement: Add All-Star Teams by Year link to main page navigation.
  • Bug: Fixed bug where player team seasons on player participation pages was total for all players (introduced late December).
  • Bug: Fixed Grey Cup game description for future game where opponents unknown.

Along with numerous other cosmetic, data, performance, administrative, or infrastructure related bug fixes and enhancements (108 commits this month).

Thanks to contributors Mark and Chris this month.


Completing the enhancements to the Grad Program data will be the first priority. This involves adding support for high schools and displaying of programs on player pages. Once this is complete, entering the data on hand that is missing will be performed during down time throughout 2020. The next priority will be continued refactoring of team season pages.

Chris Sinclair has also donated British Columbia results for seasons 1926-1940. Effort will be made to add this information to the database in 2020.

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 contributor 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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February 2020 Release Notes was published on March 1, 2020 10:51 AM by dbo.

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