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JLBowler

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I'm going to grab the top of the next page and gather everything I can and put it there. He can either link to that or clean up the first post with a table of contents. I know it's a pain to edit the larger posts that were around on the old forum.
 

JLBowler

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FREQUENTLY USED DOCUMENTS

This post is no longer updated or maintained. Please refer to this thread for anything you want to know about SNAIL.


SNAIL OLR

SNAIL OLR En Español


Good Race Craft Guide

SNAIL Penalty Guidelines

SNAIL Racing Incident Filing Instructions

Current Racing Lineup Post #2

What are the room settings for Sunday night racing?
This shows the only correct was to set up a room for Sunday night racing.


Sunday Night Results Spreadsheet no longer used as of 2/14

Current Sunday Night Results Sheet
This collection of sheets is also the home for team SNAIL listings, the marketplace for shells and many other useful pieces of information.


SNAIL Consolidated Stats
Just about anything you would ever want to know about stats accumulated by the SNAIL membership. Thank you to msgt-sd for all your hard work on this.


Driver's List
This version only shows active drivers.


Track Boundaries by Track
WIP A listing of exceptions to the track boundary rules.

I submitted my time trial. When do I know what division I'm in?


Team SNAIL
Who does what around here.


How Long Are The Races?

How Does The Point System Work?

Weekly Schedule of Events

Is It a Race Car or a Street Car?

What Tires Do I Use?
Post #1 under settings


What's The Difference Between Full Time and Part Time?
Any other questions about full time or part time can be answered there as well.


Host and Driver Responsibilities on Race Night

SNAIL Color and Number Information

How Do I Upload a Race Replay?
Video Instructions


SNAIL 2014 Calendar
What's going on?

SNAIL 2015 Calendar


SNAIL Marketplace
The place to use your shells


Where do I find a replay of a race?
This is the Google Drive.


SNAIL Host, Scorekeeper and replay uploader policy
If you're not doing your job, this is what happens.

Data Entry Instructions
A how to for entering data after a racenight.


Scorekeeping Instructions
A how to for keeping score during races.


SNAIL combo history
I just won a prize and I want to choose something that we haven't done before. This is a complete list of every combo SNAIL has run dating back to December of 2011.

Alphabetical combo history by car


What if there is a tie in votes on Sunday night?

This post by zer05ive, explains the tie breaking procedure for votes on Sunday nights.

How do I run a time trial from the SNAIL club?

What's the deal with custom wheels?
Answered again here.


SNAIL Member Map

What are this weeks combos?




If anyone would like something added to this post that the league uses on a regular basis go ahead and post your link in the thread and I will get it added to the list.
 
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357
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Delaware
fizzer82
Randoms popping in and disrupting the racing is the main reason we went to friends only in most cases.

Makes sense, but what's worse? A few messages popping up during the race? Or constant disconnects, qualifying order issues, room unable to be found, etc, etc?

Probably worth a shot to try open lobbies for divisions having trouble until the friends rooms get stabilized. I'd also bet that if the room names said OFFICIAL or LEAGUE ONLY, something of that nature less randoms would join. Snailracing.org D(1/2/3) doesn't make it blatantly obvious that its a league race for those unaware of snail.
 

kcheeb

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@DataSpecialists, had to use the @ right ;) My apologies for mucking up the process.

In an attempt to protect S.N.A.I.L. from experiencing the mushroom cloud from last week, @Dragonwhisky and I tested and implemented range protection in Google docs. The intent was to make only the necessary columns editable in the Directors Doc and when the sheets were copied over, remove the protection. A few things were learned last night and this morning:

1. The testing we did did not match the results we experienced today.
2. Google doc's permissions leave a lot to be desired.
3. Don't mess with S.N.A.I.L.s routines.
4. Google doc's documentation lies.

I've removed all the protection on the sheets in the Results doc, so you should be good to go for entering the data.

My sincere apologies for the inconvenience. This may be implemented in the future, will have to look at some different ways to try and make this happen.
 

chuyler1

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I feel like my performance last night was not so hot, does anyone have any tips for getting better?
Practice makes perfect. Hopefully you saved the replays so you can watch the faster drivers in your division and study their braking points, and what gears they use for each turn. Once you've done your studying, hit the track and try to beat your best times.
 

Dragonwhisky

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Makes sense, but what's worse? A few messages popping up during the race? Or constant disconnects, qualifying order issues, room unable to be found, etc, etc?

Probably worth a shot to try open lobbies for divisions having trouble until the friends rooms get stabilized. I'd also bet that if the room names said OFFICIAL or LEAGUE ONLY, something of that nature less randoms would join. Snailracing.org D(1/2/3) doesn't make it blatantly obvious that its a league race for those unaware of snail.

Making it look official like is just a flag for the griefers.
 
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Neovre
I feel like my performance last night was not so hot, does anyone have any tips for getting better?

Let me know when you want to do some practice sessions I can see where you are at and go from there. I should be able to point out a thing or 2 lol
 
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Alphasniper314
Let me know when you want to do some practice sessions I can see where you are at and go from there. I should be able to point out a thing or 2 lol
sounds good, I probably won't truly be able to get on until Thursday.
 

JLBowler

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Take a look at the top of this page. If anyone can think of anything that needs to be linked that we use on a regular basis, provide the link and tag me in the post and I will add and maintain this post.

Hopefully, @zer05ive can link it from the first post and it can serve as our table of contents to make it easier for everyone to find the information they need without anyone having to break out a fish.
 

jobyone

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I think we should switch from friends only rooms to open lobby rooms. From what ive heard the open lobby rooms are more stable. Last night was terrible in d5
The West Coast has been using open lobbies. I have managed to host 10-12 drivers and that is with me on wireless and netflix streaming in another room. My speeds are only average at best.
 

kcheeb

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I think I have all the access requests for the replay uploaders and data specialists taken care of.

If I've missed you, start a conversation with me and I'll get it done.

:cheers:
 
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shmibal43
The West Coast has been using open lobbies. I have managed to host 10-12 drivers and that is with me on wireless and netflix streaming in another room. My speeds are only average at best.
Yea. Last night was my first ever night hosting (d4). I used an open lobby due to the lack of time to add people (I made a last minute decision to host. I have just above average internet and had no disconnects or lag.
 
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The reason why I run D-7 in an open lobby is simple. I have many other friends that play GT, many of which are drifters. With the amount of driver changes that happen I cant keep deleting people and adding people that i only see once a week at most. So i keep it fair to my drift buddies because we all run comps together almost everyday. I probably will continue to run D-7 in an open lobby it is easier that way.
 
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Delaware
fizzer82
Someday, we might get some useful community type features, and this whole friends only thing can be a fading memory.

That would be ideal. I think we all look back on GT5 with rose-tinted glasses, but it improved significantly over its lifetime. Pre 2.0 days had a good amount of issues. PD will be PD, but I'm confident GT6 will get all the love it deserves eventually.
 
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United States
sharkb8ii
Makes sense, but what's worse? A few messages popping up during the race? Or constant disconnects, qualifying order issues, room unable to be found, etc, etc?

Probably worth a shot to try open lobbies for divisions having trouble until the friends rooms get stabilized. I'd also bet that if the room names said OFFICIAL or LEAGUE ONLY, something of that nature less randoms would join. Snailracing.org D(1/2/3) doesn't make it blatantly obvious that its a league race for those unaware of snail.
We had someone come in, get on the track (even with pp/hp restrictions) refused to get off the track and intentionally messed the race up. So it can happen.
 
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Greely
Rolly21581
Take a look at the top of this page. If anyone can think of anything that needs to be linked that we use on a regular basis, provide the link and tag me in the post and I will add and maintain this post.

Hopefully, @zer05ive can link it from the first post and it can serve as our table of contents to make it easier for everyone to find the information they need without anyone having to break out a fish.
where do i declare my paint colors and #?

i need to update mine :)
 
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sharkb8ii
The reason why I run D-7 in an open lobby is simple. I have many other friends that play GT, many of which are drifters. With the amount of driver changes that happen I cant keep deleting people and adding people that i only see once a week at most. So i keep it fair to my drift buddies because we all run comps together almost everyday. I probably will continue to run D-7 in an open lobby it is easier that way.
But with potentially 24 drivers in d7, outsiders could deny a D7 driver a spot in the room. Just saying....
 
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Greely
Rolly21581
Well I've made something haha.
being D6's photographer I decided to go about it a little different.
(by all means nobody should be this crazy and do this)
with a little help from @Wolfsatz and his creative post. I have taken it to the next level!

I think(probably) I am going to make one of these for each race on Sunday.Had a lot of fun doing it.
Keep it the same with 3 pages and probably the same layout (general speed of creation increase)

But just following the first 3 positions(example below) (unless leader has no excitement going on, in witch Ill improvise)

Please be kind to me with comments and views on this idea. (I do love feedback tho) This is after all my FIRST ever "comic strip" I’ve created.
And also please feel free to save these if you would like, they are for everyone!

all that being said, Enjoy :D
(I think this is wicked).

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I will try and have the rest done come tonight.

Note: final standings are just based off of my replay (I read someone was invisi) so I apologise if that is not 100 % correct


this is an awesome idea, to cool
 

TEX36

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BayouSimDrifter said
The reason why I run D-7 in an open lobby is simple. I have many other friends that play GT, many of which are drifters. With the amount of driver changes that happen I cant keep deleting people and adding people that i only see once a week at most. So i keep it fair to my drift buddies because we all run comps together almost everyday. I probably will continue to run D-7 in an open lobby it is easier that way.

But with potentially 24 drivers in d7, outsiders could deny a D7 driver a spot in the room. Just saying....

Invite your Drifter buddies to join SNAIL and participate with the same entry requirements and accountability as the rest of us. If they don't care to join - then it's their loss. You cannot exclude SNAIL members for the sake of buddies. Without "joining" there is no Accountability to us as a League to ensure Clean Racing. Protect the League from becoming another typical Crash & Dash experience. Hope you understand the idea.
 

Dragonwhisky

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I'm going to grab the top of the next page and gather everything I can and put it there. He can either link to that or clean up the first post with a table of contents. I know it's a pain to edit the larger posts that were around on the old forum.

So far as I know, he's already rebuilt the first post since the GTP update last fall. The problem now, I think, is he tries to do edits from a mobile device and in its current incarnation, GTP is a bear to do sophisticated editing and coding with a mobile device. I know it's worse yet, trying to do anything using that crap Kindle browser called Silk. Rather stab myself in the eye than try to do anything with that browser.
 
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Ice_Warden
So...possible coolest undocumented feature of the latest update?

"When watching replays of online races, or when watching live online races names can be removed above cars online and off. If you turn off names for spectating, they will remain off while racing. This feature does not carry over from lobby to lobby, it must be reset for each lobby entered."

Haven't checked to see if this means that we can turn names above cars off for racing...I would love that.