HWBOT Rev4.6.0 released - Challenges and plenty of improvements

With the introduction of challenges HWBOT has reached the next milestone. While in the past it was possible to either compete in the massive leagues or try your luck competitions, now it is possible to compete against other overclockers with your own set of rules.

Challenges allow you to compete directly against another overclocker, against your team, your country of everyone using your benchmark of choice and the hardware restrictions you decide, during timespan you configure. To create a challenge, simply submit a score (or open an old score) and click the new "create challenge" button, which will take you through the wizard of the challenge creator. There's a limited set of limitations you can configure, like max cpu speed, videocard family, etc. More limitations are to follow in the next releases if challenges are popular.

Challenges are not for points, just for fun. You can keep track of how many challenges you won or lost in your profile, but that's it. No effect on your league position, team ranking or personal points.

Other than challenges, this update contains a large list of bugfixes and usability improvements that were reported. Hope you guys enjoy it!

Release Notes - HWBOT - Version hwbot v4.6.0

Bug

  • [HWBOT-609] - Ranking does not change when processor changes when editing submission
  • [HWBOT-615] - Send mail notification when result reported/blocked
  • [HWBOT-617] - Infestation of spambots on forum
  • [HWBOT-630] - Uploaded images may override existing images
  • [HWBOT-631] - Some achievements are broken.
  • [HWBOT-654] - List achievements in quick search
  • [HWBOT-663] - Flags and cups are sometimes 1px large when using chrome

Epic

Improvement

  • [HWBOT-627] - Partner tiles in sidebar
  • [HWBOT-629] - Fix parter logo liks
  • [HWBOT-655] - Ability to view more hardware related information when browsing the rankings
  • [HWBOT-661] - Countdown timer on competition and stage pages
  • [HWBOT-662] - Show WR, global, hardware cup in submission overview of profile
  • [HWBOT-664] - Ability to like submission in submission overview

Story

  • [HWBOT-604] - Videocard product series model info page
  • [HWBOT-607] - Show hardware product images only if own submission or hw partner
  • [HWBOT-619] - Team may get GTTP multiple times
  • [HWBOT-626] - Mobile access to HWBOT forum
  • [HWBOT-628] - Country ranking and country info page
  • [HWBOT-653] - Link to HWBOT on Google+

Sub Task

  • [HWBOT-634] - challenge logic: logic and db changes
  • [HWBOT-635] - challenge logic: end when challenger has been beaten
  • [HWBOT-636] - challenge page
  • [HWBOT-637] - challenge: immediate/daily/weekly mail if you have been challenged
  • [HWBOT-638] - challenge: mail when challenge accepted
  • [HWBOT-639] - new challenges on homepage / challenger for which you have hardware
  • [HWBOT-642] - challenge wizard: quick creation after submission
  • [HWBOT-643] - challenge overview on competition page
  • [HWBOT-644] - challenge status on user profile


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Belgium richba5tard says:

Example challenge:





Belgium richba5tard says:

Oops, challenges are closing too quickly. Fixing...
edit: fixed

United States I.M.O.G. says:

Nice updates. :)

New team submissions on the frontpage shows the sum of UHP and UGP - could it also have a column for HTPP and GTPP? When looking at team submissions, TPP is arguably more meaningful from a team perspective.

EDIT: I also noticed another glitch with TPP when looking at my 980BE ranking, though it may be specific to this one entry. My score is fine, but I noticed OCN is not getting HTPP for their best 980BE CPUz submission. Gappo should be getting points, but instead pizzaman is getting points for a lower submission. Not a big deal, but last time I found a bug like this every team's points changed by a few thousand, so I thought I'd mention it:
http://hwbot.org/submission/2176972_el_gappo_cpu_frequency_phenom_ii_x4_980_be_6976.39_mhz
http://hwbot.org/submission/2213779_pizzaman_cpu_frequency_phenom_ii_x4_980_be_6580.05_mhz

Netherlands wesjuhdabomb says:

Great update :) Just created a challenge ;)

Netherlands wesjuhdabomb says:

Bug in challenges. If you visit a user profile of someone of my team now (just anyone) it says: Challenges: 1/1 won. While only 2 people currently participate in the challenge (me and Nedernakker). The challenge is open to anyone of my team, but they didn't won nor participate yet ;)

Germany der8auer says:

On the main page we can view now the "New Team submissions". How long will they stay there? I can see submissions there which are older than 24h. Would be cool if you can just view the submissions of the last 24h there :)

Belgium richba5tard says:

The "new team submissions" list can be up to one week old, just use the page button to view more. You are part of an incredibly active team, not everyone is. :)

Belgium Massman says:

Later this week I'll post a guide on how you can use the challenges to set up a cool competition for your local community :)

Belgium richba5tard says:

Many people already made a challenge :)

K404 says:

Thanks for the cups :D Very happy to see them back. Now.... could you change all of mine to Gold, please? :D

Austria Turrican says:

[HWBOT-609] - Ranking does not change when processor changes when editing submission
it still doesn't work. :( this score is dispite editing always in the wrong 4x cpu category. http://www.hwbot.org/submission/784469_cydrex_pcmark_2005_pentium_e5200_%282.5ghz%29_9299_marks

Canada Vinster says:

So lets say I create a Team challenge for say AM3. and assume get my best score that is worth points, to get them I'd have to submit it a second time to the bot to get points?

Vin

Canada Vinster says:

Also, looking at the general list, Some challenges end date are Feb 1, but on the main page shows 10 days left and if you click on the challenge and look within it it says 3 days left...

example...http://www.hwbot.org/challenge/planets_memory_clock_user_challenge___jan_2_2012_until_feb_1_2012_2/

Also, where is the create Challenge button... I can't find it.

thanks

Belgium richba5tard says:

Turrican said: it still doesn't work. :(

this score is dispite editing always in the wrong 4x cpu category.
http://www.hwbot.org/submission/784469_cydrex_pcmark_2005_pentium_e5200_%282.5ghz%29_9299_marks


I fixed it by editing the score, selecting 2x cpu, save, than back to 1x cpu and that fixed it.

Norway knopflerbruce says:

Yes, tried that fix a couple of times myself:)

Austria Turrican says:

thx.
lol, yeah i know this "trick".
i came up with it and "recommended" it myself often, but forgot it here.:D

Canada Vinster says:

Now starting to get e-mail on challenges created. I wouldn't mind them if I could compete in them. all of them I either don't have the HW (and I am told when I click on the challenge) or the challenge has a country/team limitation and I still can't compete.

Belgium Massman says:

Yeah, we noticed this too. We're going to adjust this to only sending emails when you actually have the hardware.

Canada Vinster says:

Massman said: Yeah, we noticed this too. We're going to adjust this to only sending emails when you actually have the hardware.


Cool, thanks Massman.

I clicked the button to stop getting the notifications for now. one you fix that, can you add a checkbox in the account settings menu so I could re-enable it?

Thanks

Vin

Colombia saint19 says:

all those that defeat the score of the challenger win? or just the highest score.

Belgium richba5tard says:

just the highest score

Colombia saint19 says:

Thanks ;)

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