John Seto calls for comments, testing of world masters rankings site
Masters rankings guru John Seto says the demonstration site for world masters rankings is running. See it at mastersathletics.co. John adds: “This site is still being modified, but you will see changes and improvements often. The only results in this system are from the 2013 WMA championships. Athletes will be able to start entering their results this week. It is much earlier than I estimated before partially because I would like your feedback about the results entry forms so I can improve them â€“ this is your system so I want to make this as good as possible for you.” This man’s on fire! Keep him busy.
Most of what is on the site is an interactive link. Please click around (and let me know if there are any broken links)! Here are some of my targets:
â€˘ Navigation tools for going between Countries and World Rankings: February 7;
â€˘ Athlete Entry Form (US Athletes should use the old form): February 7;
â€˘ Feedback Form: February 11;
â€˘ Whole meet result spreadsheet: February 13;
â€˘ Fully functional site incorporating feedback: March 30;
â€˘ Merge US and International systems: April 14;
â€˘ 2013 World Rankings (you will see these grow dynamically): April 30;
â€˘ 2014 Indoor World Rankings: May 15;
Please note that these are my potentially aggressive targets and not definitive dates.
There have been many offers to contribute and other suggestions on how to secure other funding. There is a link for Supporters (mastersathletics.co/support.php) which has the information for financial contributors. This site will also provide acknowledgments for those who contribute in tiers. We hope to get contributions from the WMA and other countriesâ€™ Athletics organizations.
Thanks to everyone who has given me feedback, suggestions and insight already. Please contact me via email or Facebook (facebook.com/USATFMastersRankings) with any comments, suggestions or support (both help and financial).