Here’s the animated GIF of the RU by Gemma Correll which I posted earlier. It’s a very happy, jolly unicorn, and is now even happier and jollier that it can move!
For anyone wondering what the code I write looks like, this pretty much sums it up.
The Test O’Matic iPad & iPhone app is now live! What this means is:
1) Everyone can now use the Roller Derby Test O’Matic on Android, Kindle Fire and iOS.
2) I, just one developer dude who does not own a mac and has a super limited budget, can make and has made mobile apps that can be released on every major mobile platform.
That’s pretty cool.
Apple’s reason for refusing the iOS version of the Roller Derby Test O’Matic.
RDTOM is a multiple-choice quiz for people to learn the rules of roller derby in preparation for a test. It’s not a super-fun game for the whole family. It’s designed solely for the purpose of allowing users to keep answering questions when offline, without superfluous crap.
I guess I should add some micro-transactions to buy crops or something.
I’ve made this quick survey to get information about injury rates in derby. I’ve no idea if a given league is especially good at avoiding injuries or not, so the purpose of the survey is to get some general ball-park figures.
If you have a few minutes, I’d really appreciate it if you could fill this out.
Everyone loves a good survey right?
I love that iPhone case
The Roller Derby Test O’Matic gets an Android App!
This is the “lite” version, the feature-rich full version is coming later. For now, all it does is all it needs to do: gives you questions, auto-updates when it can, and works offline.
Does it work on your Android-powered device?
The Roller Derby Test O’Matic will soon cover USARS rules (up until now the site has been WFTDA only). That’s quite exciting!
Also, the site now has a forum. A place to ask all those questions about rules you’ve been wondering about!
sausage-roller said: “ At a tournament I went to recently HR had a “final jam douchbaggery” clause which said stuff like this was your team forfeiting the game as you’re not playing derby. I like that HR.”
Isn’t that a violation of 188.8.131.52?
Ref discretion does not…
You can justify it in a few ways beyond “don’t be a douche” if you want: Most importantly, all teams agreed too it before the tournament started, rather than it being an unwritten rule only in the mind of the refs. On top of that, 9.1.2 gives HR “ultimate authority” which means they can do what they want anyway. If HR uses that rule badly, nobody wants them as an HR again, and in this case HR was one of the most respected refs in the country.
But my favourite justification uses 184.108.40.206.2 and goes along the lines of “the rules are pretty clear (ish) in what this roller derby business is all about. If one team chooses not to play roller derby, as it’s been described, they’re choosing not to continue playing and thus it can be interpreted as a forfeit”.
It was used to prevent any kind of skating-off-the-track-to-force-a-no-pack style event, as oppose to a less-impacting taking-a-knee thing. It was only a small thing, never emphasised, but everyone was told along with all the usual gumph you get before a big event.
It’s not written explicitly, but none of this stuff is. Refs are there foremost to keep things safe, and secondly to keep things fair. Refs can find grey areas in the rules too, not just us :P
Also, what zebra-1039 said in a reply to the comment: “Unless it’s a regulation / Sanctioned game, the rules are subject to ‘fixing’ as long as all captains agree to any changes before the game. This is one of the best ways to affect change as it tests out new ways of working the rules.”