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hollyh1125
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« Reply #45 on: June 03, 2005, 03:33:28 PM »

 Oh wow, yeah that sounds

like a really neat idea.  It would be fun to see all the cool web pages.  Lol...i would make

one but I have no clue where to start.  I've never taken any web design classes or anything

of the sort. We could have teams of people who know what they are doing and who don't.  The

people who don't could just make suggestions and give input on how the site looks so far.

Just a way to get everyone involved. ;)  Sounds cool, though!  :D  
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« Reply #46 on: June 03, 2005, 04:04:39 PM »

 The idea sounds cool, but

the issue would be judging the contest.  Web site design is insanely subjective...one color

scheme is great to one person and hideous to another, one person loves side menus and one

person hates them, etc.
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Jockey Girl
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« Reply #47 on: June 03, 2005, 04:29:14 PM »

 Hmmm, you have a point

there. ;) but it would be cool if you did it just for fun. :lol:. But with the guidelines

it's hard to go wrong. If you have a nice looking neat webpage, most likely people will like

it. Also white's kind of hard not to like. ;)  
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hollyh1125
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« Reply #48 on: June 03, 2005, 05:26:17 PM »

 Could it be considered for a

color war contest?  We would have to see if there is at least one person on each team that

can make a web page, and you, Shanthi, could give guidelines on what you look for in a good

page.
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Morning Star Farms
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« Reply #49 on: June 03, 2005, 05:36:10 PM »

 I think it's a great idea

for a color war contest :) Yep, i like that idea Holly
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Jockey Girl
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« Reply #50 on: June 03, 2005, 05:40:30 PM »

 Well, I think thatsw a good

idea. I was getting more at an all member thing, but that sounds good. :D  
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JasonCameron
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« Reply #51 on: June 03, 2005, 08:39:07 PM »

 Okay... I don't know how

much time y'all have to sit around on a computer designing web pages for random stuff

[Shanthi and Andrea excluded], but I sure as hell have not much time spare. Let alone the

fact that web pages are complicated enough for me without actually having to design one.

;)

So yeah, whilst it is a cool idea to some, maybe think about ideas that can applied to

everyone with relative ease. I would not even bother with this suggestion if it was in the

color war therefore my team would lose out. :(
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« Reply #52 on: June 03, 2005, 08:46:54 PM »

 I'd have to agree with

Jason as far as it being a Color War challenge.  Web design IS "easy for anyone", but only if

you have an editor, which most people don't have.  (Contrary to M$'s popular opinion,

Microsoft Word is NOT a web editor).  Regardless, to get truly "good" design, you need to

code "by hand" (or use some very advanced editor features)...and all of that takes a lot of

time.

If members want to create web pages and post links for other members to critique

them, that's fine.  I don't have time to judge the quality of websites.  At least not if

you guys want race results and all the rest of the stuff that's on my coding list.
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hollyh1125
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« Reply #53 on: June 04, 2005, 05:50:25 AM »

 Awe, I had no idea it was

such a time consuming process. Oh, well if it wasn't it would have been a good idea.  Just

goes to show how much I know about coding.  :)  Much respect to you guys!   :D  
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ashlee118
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« Reply #54 on: July 15, 2005, 05:40:28 AM »

Yeah you guys do a great job

with eveeythign running well on ff, a suggestion would be similar to ones before but say have

a vet and farrier clinic, and horses have to be vetted or shod every so often. but everythign

else with training workouts sounds great!! thanks for a great game guys!!! :D
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« Reply #55 on: July 15, 2005, 12:38:52 PM »

We have been planning a vet

service for a while, but it would only be to check up on your horse's general health (i.e.

after injury), not required every so often for shots/etc.

I think training/workouts is

enough minute details for the game for now, let alone having to remember vet/farrier.  I have

enough problems remembering for my one real-life horse, let alone for 200+ fake horses.
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Sorceress Edea
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« Reply #56 on: July 15, 2005, 02:38:35 PM »

Isn't that just the truth.

And shots are expensive, and I'd imagine farrier work for a racehorse would be too. I'd

hate to see how much it would hurt new players who are just building up their

stables.
Heck, I know how much it hurt my family's budget :lol:
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« Reply #57 on: July 15, 2005, 03:35:05 PM »

The annual taxes are meant to cover stuff like feed, vet bills, farrier bills, etc.  They're super cheap (as far as the flat rate goes), given that a normal horse costs $5,000-$7,500/year to maintain, let alone a racehorse in training.  ;)  But that's the intent behind the taxes for those.

(And, in case you're wondering, the justification for the 10% rule is that more successful horses require/get more specialized care, better equipment, etc etc, so they cost more per year.)
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« Reply #58 on: August 16, 2005, 04:05:29 AM »

This is a modest one....or maybe just a question...when I get my race results I like to go through each race step by step for each race I have a horse in...but if the races are already run, there is no way to figure that out except to know the results, whch ruins the excitement....

So...it would be great if there was either a page, or, right on the race results page, it told you what races your horses were in that day. Even better if on the race results there was a button to skip to next race I had a horse in....

I am sure this goes to the bottom of a long list, but I will throw it in..:-)
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« Reply #59 on: August 16, 2005, 04:14:44 AM »

I'm planning something along those lines, basically a stat box on your stable overview page listing your most recent race results (no finish placings, just race #s and horse names, possibly an overall summary of the day's results for the stable, i.e. 5-0-2-0-1 $105,000).  Likewise with upcoming entries, so that you can see at-a-glance who've you've entered for what day, and whether you haven't entered races for a while.  And finally, another one for breeding, which would list whether you have pending bookings to approve for your stud, or mares who have recently foaled, etc.

It fits into the "user preferences" sectoin on the Master To Do list, but there're about a dozen things in that section that I've forgotten to actually write down.  ;)
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