Article posted on 05 February 2012 at 1:06pm

Green & Black scarf

Extra updates

I have added 3 extra changes to the game this weekend. Neither of them anywhere near major.

The first one is something for me and that is an e-mail verification step upon application for the game. That means you now have to click a link on an e-mail before your application can be confirmed.

This is just because I only find out an e-mail address is invalid once I have assigned a team (and their e-mail bounces back) and I then have to go and release the manager straight away. If this person received a team that others had applied for then the other applications would be deleted unless they had selected other teams as well, meaning I could inadvertently lose applications. This new step means I am only getting applications with valid addresses. I'm amazed at how many people don't actually know their e-mail addresses!

The second change is just a bit of fun where the weather is now on your match report.

The 3rd change, for now, is that you can now see your sent mail for the last 2 weeks. I don't want to build a full on mail management system so it is a simplistic addition but it will show you weather the mail has been read or not. You can also work out if it has been deleted because you can't delete it from your sent items until the recipient has. This is just because I don't want to let the database get too large by duplicating messages.

Also on the mail, I have added a check box to select all the messages at once should you want to delete en masse.

Hopefully these mail changes will come in handy for some of you.

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