Open ◆ SNAIL [Spec] Racing - Presented by ButtKicker: Feel What You've Been Missing

Discussion in 'SNAIL Racing League' started by zer05ive, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. BeRandom

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    Can't wait to use this beauty on Sunday.
     
  2. zer05ive

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    This is a great league and one of, if not the best, online organizations I've ever come across. - Dragonwhisky

    One of the best run organizations I've ever seen and I've only been a part of it for a couple weeks. - zegrated

    SNAIL is the best group by far that I've been a part of. - martin20az

    I thoroughly enjoy the League, but most of all the People. - TEX36


    earn $hells here


    Latest Edition of S.N.A.I.L. Classifieds


    Overall League Responsibilities

    Division 1 Responsibilities
    • General Manager --- HELP WANTED
    • Race Director ----- hillracing (settings)
    • Scorekeeper ------- nmcp1
    • Division Steward -- Handlebar
    • Replay Uploader --- dabneyd (primary) / nmcp1 (backup)
    • Data Specialist --- hillracing (primary) / dabneyd (backup)
    • Photographer(s) --- Nicktune, nmcp1
    • Primary Host ------ OwensRacing
    • Capable Hosts ----- dabneyd, Ice_Warden, nmcp1


    Division 2 Responsibilities

    Unofficial Division 3 Responsibilities (click here for official list)

    Division 4 Responsibilities

    Division 5 Responsibilities
    • Directors --------- cmbeal317, Handlebar, Skills <--PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN HELP IN D4
    • Division Steward -- jlbowler
    • Replay Uploader ---
    • Data Specialist ---
    • Photographers -----
    • Primary Host ------
    • Capable Hosts -----


    Description of each divisional position:
    • Division Manager -------- description here, here, and here (will consolidate later). Can earn 3 $hells by posting confirmation that all division responsibilities have been completed for the week.
    • Race Director ---- Skills needed, ability to work with and direct others. Knowledge of the S.N.A.I.L. Sunday night room set up preferred, but not required. You are able to attend most S.N.A.I.L. Sunday night races and communicate well. Should manage the settings and the flow of the lounge. Should also be the one who is the last in line to qualify and therefore responsible for starting the races.Can earn 1 $hell by posting Director's Report after the racing is completed.
    • Scorekeeper --- Skills needed, ability to work with and direct others. Basic spreadsheet and math skills needed. You are able to attend most S.N.A.I.L. Sunday night races and communicate well.Logs pole winners and race results in-between races. Must have access to the Directors' Google doc, which is where scores are tabulated and consolidated. Can earn 1 $hell by posting confirmation that all results and elimination votes have been entered into Director's doc.
    • Division Steward -- Acts as Liaison between the Steward Corp and assigned Divisional Drivers in all matters. Review all Incident Reports submitted from assigned Division. Be available to help answer race-craft questions, primarily from drivers in assigned division, and also, from any driver in the league. Review Incident Reports from other divisions, they do not actively race in, as necessary.
      At-large Steward -- When available, Review Incident Reports submitted from divisions they are not actively racing in. Help answer race-craft questions from any driver in the league. Prepare to become a Division Steward.
      Guest Steward -- A highly respected member of SNAIL or the GTPlanet community. To be given temporary access to replay files for the purpose of reviewing incidents and providing consultation to the Steward Corp.
    • Video Uploader ---- Skills needed, ability to use Gran Turismo 5 Replay Save during Sunday night races. Ability to export GT5 replays and transfer them to PC for zipping and uploading to the S.N.A.I.L. Sugarsync data archive. You are a motivated and committed member of S.N.A.I.L. willing to spend a 1/2 hour per week saving and uploading replays. You work well unsupervised and are committed to meeting deadlines and are able to attend most S.N.A.I.L. Sunday night races. Video training available. Can earn 2 $hells by posting confirmation that all data has been entered for his division.
    • Data Specialist ---- Skills needed, ability to use Gran Turismo 5 Replay Save during Sunday night races. Ability to use GT5's proprietary video playback functionality. Basic spreadsheet, typing and math skills. You are a motivated and committed member of S.N.A.I.L. willing to spend 1 hour per week entering race data. You work well unsupervised and are committed to meeting deadlines. Video training available. Can earn 4 $hells by posting confirmation that all data has been entered for his division.
    • Photographer ------ Ability to capture the true spirit of SNAIL SPEC Racing by capturing the most intense fender to fender battles of Sunday races and other SNAIL events. Understanding of basic photography highly desired but not necessary. (additional resource)
    • Primary Host ------- Has the best connection in his division and should be the first one into the lounge. Ideally, he will enter the lounge at least 15 minutes before race time and then post when he's in so that his division mates know when it's safe to enter. He is also responsible for changing the default lounge settings to match league settings (as listed at the bottom of the original post).
    • Capable Host ------ Has established that he has a quality connection and is therefore capable of hosting a lounge if the Primary Host cannot. If the Primary Host does not post that the lounge is open at least 15 minutes before race time, a Capable Host should enter the lounge to ensure that someone with a good connection is the first to enter the lounge.

    Please note that responsibilities will change as members get promoted and relegated between divisions. If there's a position you would like to volunteer for (whether its filled or not), please let me know. Or let me know if you want to contribute to the league in a way not listed - I'm sure I'm leaving something out!

    Thanks to everyone who volunteers their time and effort into making this league a success. Organizing five simultaneous divisions of drivers is quite an accomplishment and your efforts don't go unnoticed. The strength of our teamwork and all the ideas and talents that we each bring to the table really makes me proud to be a SNAIL! :D

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  3. esh

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    The SNAIL share is read-only. You need to join the incoming/upload share as well to upload.

    EDITED: info coming soon...


    Then whoever mans the account would move everything over into the other share. I did that to prevent people from deleting or overwriting anything.

    Or if you feel confident that won't be an issue, I can make the SNAIL share read/write. Should also get the SNAIL account set up.
     
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  4. Vol Jbolaz

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    I also seem to wind up in these sort of positions. I really should find a way to make this sort of thing my day job.

    I don't know how many people here have ever played, or currently play, MMOs. I once played Eve Online, an MMO that... well... it makes World of Warcraft look like a knitting sampler:

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    Eve Online Learning Curve by padraicb, on Flickr

    I was with an outfit years ago that would fluctuate between 70 and 100 members. I was Director of Industrial Logistics: data manager basically. Also responsible for managing the build queues and shipping materials to and from the frontier.

    All I can say is my spreadsheet-foo is good.

    Brilliant idea. I love it.
     
  5. Rallywagon

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    Eve, esh!I played for a very short time. But I have things to do in life. Like, eat and breath and sleep. Good thing you don't still play, otherwise there would be no garris to race against.
     
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    A while back I said I'd post some pictures of the updated man cave. I finally got a chance to take some pictures today. Don't mind the mess it is a MAN cave :lol:

    kcheebs man cave pictures

    I do play a little rockband too ;)
     
  7. Hogster-iR

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    How soon will the division updates be reported. Not sure which division I'll be racing in tomorrow.
     
  8. kcheeb

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    Hey Hogster, the deadline for notifying us of not being able to race Sunday is 9:00 CDT today.

    I'm driving in the M3 race tonight so it'll be posted after those races are done, approx 23:30 CDT.

    EDIT: Did it again, stupid timezones. Corrected the CDT times.
     
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  9. zer05ive

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    two racing setups?? daaang!! do you have two PS3's as well or do you just use the second seat for 2-player split-screen races?
     
  10. kcheeb

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    yeah two, a little over kill :)

    Used for split screen racing. We have a bunch of parties and end up playing rockband and/or gt5. I couldn't see having one person sit in the seat with the nice wheel and pedals and handing the other person a ds3 :yuck:

    Both seats have buttkickers too :)
     
  11. kcheeb

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    Zer0, put me down for uploading the div 1 video files. I keep copies anyway and it won't take too much effort.
     
  12. kcheeb

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    Thought I'd pass this site along, it can be useful if you want to know when a specific car will be coming up in your ucd. Like the M3 GTR :)

    I used to get the last of my standard cars and it pegged the day the car would show up every time.

    Worked again for the M3 :tup:

    GT5 Used Car Search
     
  13. zer05ive

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    PM sent

    Holy crap! :eek:.. I thought you and Vol were data dorks, but this guy takes the cake!
     
  14. cmbeal317

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    This message is for all the M3 GTR Challenge Racers tonight:
    I was wondering if anyone would have a problem with starting practice/qualifying a little earlier tonight at 9:45 EST and the race starting at 10:15 EST. I have some family on there way home, and they should be getting home around 11:30, I just want to make sure I have enough time to complete the race and get the replay saved. If you have any objections please let me know. Sorry for the short notice.
     
  15. zer05ive

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    I'm sorry for the late notice as well, but I won't be able to race tonight.

    Snails, please check out the M3 GTR Challenge if you haven't done so yet. It's great racing with a great car. Looks like cmbeal317 will be opening the lounge a little early tonight, but if you can't join early it just means you don't have as much qualifying time (which is not a big deal in a long endurance race).

    Have fun tonight! Sorry I have to miss the festivities.
     
  16. cmbeal317

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    No problem, hope to see you next week. Also hoping some more people will show up tonight.
     
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    I'll be there! i know of two others also!
     
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    See you then!:)
     
  19. cmbeal317

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    Yay! Hopefully we'll get a few more than last week. Room is open now if you want to join.
     
  20. Handlebar

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    I have to put in a pretty sure I will not be racing on Sunday, the 22nd.

    I am helping the scouts run through archery and rifles today,and with an unexpectedly high turnout that I am now hearing about, I have to spend a few more hours reloading a couple of cases of 12 gauge, and that means some extra hours cleaning (or rather, teaching to clean), for many of the younger guys.

    Good luck, sorry that I won't be able to make it. I hope I can see one of the races, ESP in the new RM that has me flummoxed.
     
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    Uhhhh, cleaning rifles. The only thing worse then that is cleaning up brass out on a desert range after qualifying on a 240b or a M249.
    Wish I could join ya guys, but I just got done pulling the rack out of the TT. Now I need to see if one of the hoses was leaking as well. Hope you guys have some good racing tonight.
     
  22. Handlebar

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    I hear yah, Rally. Try pullin brass out of Misery Sludge (red clay in the state of "misery" where ya find St. Louis. Tomorrow's joy will be added by me somehow promising to bring more blackpowder 12 gauge rounds. What was I thinking?
     
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    are you using "clean" black powder? We used blanks when we played "war games" that after a 20 round magazine would leave about 20 magazines worth of carbon from normal ball point rounds
     
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    I usually run Triple 7, a substitute, in shoulder months, but full on Goex, or whatever in the hot months. Ok, back to the bench...

    I may try to peek inna race Sunday eve if I am awake, but don't bet on it.
     
  25. Apmaddock

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    In a way I envy you guys. I've spent about 12 hours of the last two Sunday's traipsing about with a 12 gauge in search of turkeys&#8230;haven't fired a round, yet. Wild turkeys are a smart lot. AND it was damp each time, so I have to keep oiling the thing. There are worse tasks than maintaining a firearm, though.


    Vol/garris: I foolishly neglected to save half of last Sunday's replays, so I guess my official duty of D2 Statistician begins this coming week. Mayhaps I'll add the numbers from the races that I did save, though.
     
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    Which ones are you missing? I saved quite a few.
     
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    Offical Driver List updated for races on April 22nd.

    Sorry for the delay, had to try and stay unlapped in my M3 :)

    You'll notice not much in the way of relegation this week. The grim reapers scythe takes a break this week :mischievous:

    Please remember the GTP OLR when you race tomorrow.

    Courtesy for your fellow drivers should be foremost in your mind when on track.
     
  28. esh

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    I can do some photos if you like. Not the same thing in GT5 but I actually have a degree in photography....which of course explains why I'm a network admin today.
     
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    :lol:
     
  30. kcheeb

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    Wanted to thank cmbeal for hosting last night. Was a lot of fun.

    Had battles with just about everyone at some point :tup: