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Groups: Competitions and results

OCT 2011

As we reach the end of the season, it's time to work out who's won the club trophies for this year, so we can pack them off to the engravers...

RiderHQ now has a dedicated page for collecting results from your members and adding them up to work out your podium:
You should see a link to this page mid-way down your group's homepage. It probably looks a bit empty if no one's been putting in their results lately, so here's how to get things moving:

Live results
When members of your group add their results on RiderHQ, they automatically appear on the left-hand side, and also in the 'results feed' (which you can subscribe to in any feed reader, for example Google Reader or NetNewsWire).

Create competitions
You  add 'competitions' on the right: log in as an administrator of the group and click the 'Add competition' button that appears there.

Once created you can click on any result, click 'add to competition' and enter how many points that result is worth. A result can count towards more than one competition, and it's up to you how you calculate the points (you can use the 'competition description' to explain the scoring, as is done in the picture above).

You can choose whether results must be entered by group admins, or allow members to assign their own results to competitions - in the latter case you can review what they put in and edit if necessary, and it saves you having to do all the work!

You can click on the 'view all results' link to the right of a someone's name and see a summary of all their results so far:
Adding members and logging results
Once you have a competition or two that you want to track, you can get things moving by adding any results you know about.
First, go to your list of group members, and click the 'add results' link next to a member's name:
If you want to add results for someone who isn't yet a group member (but should be!) use the 'add member' form to add them. Be sure to include an email address so that they can 'claim ownership' of their account and update their own results later (you can also include a message telling them why you've added them to RiderHQ)
 
In the meantime, you can add any results for them as if they were already signed up, by clicking the results link, (shown above) next to their name in the members list - these will show up on the competitions page immediately, and when they claim their membership the results you added will be transferred to their RiderHQ account.