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"Dead" Tracks
  Ignition
"Dead" Tracks7:48 PM 26-Sep-08 : Quote : Report : #
Hatchback Racer



There are some tracks in the top 20 where nothing happens since weeks. Nobody is interested to test them anymore but the trackbuilders do not see any need to change this tracks. For me playpal is a place, where I can find interesting tracks and where it makes fun to have the challenge with other drivers and trackmappers, but if the tracks are not changing for weeks (and some of the tracks are in the top 20 for more then 3 or 4 weeks) the whole thing gets boring.



  MrA
8:27 PM 26-Sep-08 : Quote : Report : #
The 5th
Management



Ive not exactly been keeping an eye on it, please PM me the offenders (or make areport on the playpal page) and I will look at removing them.
Last edited 26-Sep-2008 by   MrA
  Ignition
11:19 PM 26-Sep-08 : Quote : Report : #
Hatchback Racer



Following tracks are "old":

PULSE from iRoC (Version 14.08.08)

BIAB-Wallaby/Minispin(mtc) from Wallaby (Version 05.08.08)

Get the Line 3 from Lonnie (Version 31.07.08)

Caged again from Sivert (Version 05.08.08)

Forgotten Places from gadget (Version 08.08.08)

You Tube from Waldmeister (Version 01.09.08)

Gumbo from Vastapaari (Version 25.06.08)

the good, the bad and the ugly from Ricardo Rix (Version 12.08.08)

Time to dance from Seb... (Version 30.08.08)

Corn from Anubis (Version 26.08.08)

  MrA
4:23 PM 27-Sep-08 : Quote : Report : #
The 5th
Management



The version desnt make any difference, the question is how long have they been 'idle' in playpal... ..we have escluded some of these based on if they have lots of replays already and if ot much lately in terms of awards.
Last edited 27-Sep-2008 by   MrA
  Ricardo Rix
6:37 PM 27-Sep-08 : Quote : Report : #
sunk
Coder



I think the point is that there are no new tracks or users playing the system, simple as that. So the tracks in the top20 atm are actually the most recent.
  MrA
2:58 AM 28-Sep-08 : Quote : Report : #
The 5th
Management



I think you can help it by relaxing the rules on how 'good' replays must be. Allowing exclusion to happen by people posting replays makes playpal go round....
  Frx ben75
9:34 PM 28-Sep-08 : Quote : Report : #
Coupè Racer



My track "Vertigo" was excluded because it is too hard for most of players. The difficulty is not "lunatic" for nothing.
However, it is the most awarded of my tracks. Thanks to PlayPal!
  iRoC
11:14 PM 28-Sep-08 : Quote : Report : #
Coupè Racer



I don't think that my track is too old because it got four awards in the last three days. But in general I think you're right. Some tracks are in PlayPal for weeks and weeks and nothing happens. Nobody drives them and nobody is uploadind a replay. How about a time limit of two weeks for PlayPal-tracks?
  Ricardo Rix
10:58 AM 29-Sep-08 : Quote : Report : #
sunk
Coder



One of my tracks is in the list above, I had 1.3 karma or something and had forgotten about it. Recently I played a few PlayPal tracks got my karma up to 7 or 8, boom, 2 more replays were uploaded now my track has 10 replays. Instant success!

So it's nothing to do with old dead tracks, just not enough people playing the system.

I've nearly exhausted all of my tracks available for PayPal - it goes round, I can't force people to play the system.
  MrA
11:32 AM 29-Sep-08 : Quote : Report : #
The 5th
Management



Its true that every time Ive ever used it, the tracks get played and replays posted, and becuase my author times are usually beatable and the track is not mega hard, mine will get excluded or I will change it anyway...

But there is a problem with tracks that are too hard and people give up on them or end up posting replays which are not good enough... thats why I think it should be easier for tracks to become excluded... trying to get within 10% of the author time on some tracks just isnt fun

The best time on playpal was when it was 10 replays and you're out
Last edited 29-Sep-2008 by   MrA
  Ricardo Rix
1:25 PM 29-Sep-08 : Quote : Report : #
sunk
Coder



ok, well 20% will be a new limit. Tracks above this will be reported and excluded.
  SSVAV
1:28 PM 29-Sep-08 : Quote : Report : #
Moped Racer



At least old tracks will be deleted
  MrA
5:03 PM 29-Sep-08 : Quote : Report : #
The 5th
Management



Originally posted by Ricardo Rix ...
ok, well 20% will be a new limit. Tracks above this will be reported and excluded.

It will help I think
  trackracer11
1:42 AM 11-Apr-09 : Quote : Report : #
Zimmer Racer!



2 more dead tracks

Union Snow by XCS Scorpius
Roller "Bayster by smithsc
  Frx ben75
4:50 PM 13-Apr-09 : Quote : Report : #
Coupè Racer



I agree with trackracer11! For the 1st track, I admit it's a good track, but the 2nd...
  SkunkY
8:22 PM 01-Jun-09 : Quote : Report : #
Trackmaniac!



Originally posted by MrA ...

The best time on playpal was when it was 10 replays and you're out

Yep, totally agree.
I dont really get the point of this 20% rule.
I can only guess its to prevent people from posting miserable times just to get karma.
But I think its still better than no replay at all and usually people dont do that anyway.
Most players in fact never post replays because they dont want to show how slow they actually are.
Only when they think they have a good time and/or are competitive they do post times.

And yes, maybe there could be a filter for tracks that are in the top 10 for karma and have no replays posted for 2 weeks or so.
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