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Player Lists, Polls & Tables: 3 December 2009

Posted by rajiv on 3 December 2009

While the scheduling of and reporting on individual games has been moved to the GIFFA Message Board on ProBoards, other collateral matters will remain on this blog, including:

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The FIOFAFI Calendar Explained

Posted by rajiv on 28 September 2009

To cater for several sessions a week, I started a weekly schedule post in June 2008.

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Posted in Blog, NIT Picks, OPSAGE, Summaries & Reports, System | 31 Comments »

Participants: 12 September 2009

Posted by rajiv on 12 September 2009

The Participant List was approaching 200.

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Participation Records & Player Table: 6 September 2009

Posted by rajiv on 6 September 2009

After a brief attempt by Tom in August 2008 to maintain player stats, I started keeping player stats in September 2008, going back to 1 September 2008.

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Posted in Blog, Fun, System | 16 Comments »

Line Ups: 26 August 2009

Posted by rajiv on 26 August 2009

The primary aim of FIOFAFI and the blog is to provide opportunities to participate in sport in general and indoor football in particular through a “pooling” effect.

Fixing line ups beforehand is entirely ancillary to the above objective.
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Participation: Third Quarter 2009

Posted by rajiv on 30 June 2009

The Participant List has reached 161.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Navigating The Blog: Pages, Posts, Comments, Links, Etc

Posted by rajiv on 20 June 2009

It was almost a year ago that I first put up a post on navigating the blog.   The blog has become more structured since then.  I am making use of WordPress features, sometimes in unusual ways.  Some features of the blog:

  • Pages:
    • I am using pages to provide some basic and general information about FIOFAFI.  These are “About FIOFAFI”, “Participation” and “Sustainability”.
    • The “Routine Schedule” and “OPSAGE” pages are also used to summarize the current sessions, games, activities and projects.
    • The “Fun” page summarizes the other stuff available on the blog.
    • Click on the page you want in the row immediately below the top header.
    • More detailed information is provided in sub-pages, the links for which can be found within each page.
    • I am increasingly using my Totalworlds site to create sub-pages, so that I can use framed pages and tables and provide information without being constrained by the WordPress template.
  • Posts:
    • Posts are date-specific or cover  immediate or specific matters.  A list of recent posts can be found at the top of the left column.
    • Posts are also assigned categories.  I have replaced the pulldown menu in the left column showing categories and sub-categories with a “Categories” sub-page.  I have added a link to the sub-page under “Links” in the left column.   There is a brief description of each category on the sub-page to make them more structured and comprehensible.   In doing so, I have made some minor changes to the categories and sub-categories.
    • A list of “RECENT POSTS” appears in the top half of the left hand column.
    • Posts which describe the system at a point in time or provide other significant information are added as links in the relevant pages.
    • I am using posts to streamline the contents of the pages.  More detailed information that may change over time will be summarized from time to time in a post, and used to replace sub-pages.
    • You have to be added as an author to be able to put up a post.
  • Comments:
    • Anyone can comment on any post.  All that is required is a name or pseudonym and a valid e-mail address to be entered in the appropriate boxes.  If an invalid e-mail address is used, the comment may be deleted.
    • Although you can comment about anything. the contents of the comment should be lawful.  Anything which is defamatory or amounts to a breach of copyright will be deleted.
    • It is advisable that you do not include other personal details in your comment.
    • Click on any link under “RECENT COMMENTS” in the left column to read the comment.
    • Confirming for sessions, games and other activities is by way of adding a comment to the post by which the session, game or activity is scheduled.
    • Other comments count as “participation” for purposes of the Participant List.
    • Being abroad shouldn’t stop you from commenting on the blog – like Boris in Jordan and Dennis in Hong Kong.
  • Links:
    • I have changed the links in the right column.   I have added internal links to sub-pages and posts which may be of greater interest.  These are “Categories”, “Current Top 40”, “Football Insights”, “Heads & Tails”, “Participant List”, “Routine Session System” and “Rules & Principles”.
    • Anyone who has a blog or website they would like me to add under “Participants’ Websites”, please provide me with the web address.
    • I am in the process of moving all other links that previously used to appear under “Links” to a new sub-page, to be added under “External” links.
  • Others:
    • Twitter – I have added “Latest” at the top of the right column for those who use Twitter.  However, it also provides a quick summary of the places still available.
    • The “Search” function immediately below that searches pages and posts for the search words.  Unfortunately, it does not search comments.
    • “Archives” and “Calendar” lower down in the right hand column allows posts to be retrieved by date.

I have revised the general information on the “Home” page.  It now reads:

Click on “ROUTINE SCHEDULE” or “OPSAGE” immediately below top header to see what’s currently available.  The other general information pages are “ABOUT FIOFAFI”, “PARTICIPATION”, “SUSTAINABILITY” and “FUN”.

Click on any title under “Recent Posts” in the left column to read the post.  Go to “Categories” under “LINKS” in the right column for a listing of posts by category.

Anyone can add comments to any post.  All that is required is a name or pseudonym and a valid e-mail address to be entered in the appropriate boxes.  It is advisable that you do not include other person details in your comment. Click on any link under “RECENT COMMENTS” in the left column to read the comment.

Hopefully, it aids in navigating the blog.

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Heads Or Tails, E-Mails And SMSes

Posted by rajiv on 1 June 2009

Calling the weekly mass e-mails “Update” or “Extra” has gotten boring, so from now on, they’ll be called “Heads” or “Tails”:

  • “Heads” if it’s on a Monday or Tuesday.
  • “Tails” if it’s on a Thursday or Friday.

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The First "F" Is For "Fun"

Posted by rajiv on 30 May 2009

Earlier, I covered what the middle “IOFAF” and the last “I” stand for.  As for  the first “F”, it stands for “Fun”.

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Posted in Blog, Fun, Sustainability | 13 Comments »

Regular Session Or Project FAFI?

Posted by rajiv on 13 May 2009

I envisage that in relation to playing football or futsal, FIOFAFI covers three broad areas:

  1. Individuals looking for a game.
  2. A regular game that is short of players looking for extra players.
  3. The occasional one-off game.

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Posted in Blog, Project FAFI, System | 12 Comments »