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Wanted! Volunteers to help run the Challenges

Post by archibalduk » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:07 pm

Unfortunately it seems Bruins72 isn't around much and so I will have to continuing running the Challenges in between other commitments (all of my free/TBL time is spent on the Editor). We normally run four or five Challenges per year but this year we have only run two because we no longer have somebody with enough spare time to run things. With this in mind, I think the Challenges desperately need a couple of volunteers to help run things.

Ideally we could do with a couple of volunteers who are experienced with the Challenges (preferably who have completed at least two full seasons in at least five previous Challenges). I can do all of the administrative work (e.g. awarding trophies and setting up each new Challenge via the forum software), but it would be great to have a couple of volunteers who can do all of the following:
  • decide on which teams to use;
  • write the short news items announcing each new Challenge;
  • moderate the Challenge Forum;
  • review and revise the rules;
  • respond to queries; and
  • generally take care of day to day running of the Challenges.
Realistically, the time commitment required is relatively small but volunteers will need to be prepared to spend time on the tasks listed above on a fairly regular basis.

If you would like to volunteer and have enough free time then please post in this thread. :-)

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Re: Wanted! Volunteers to help run the Challenges

Post by nino33 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:20 pm

FYI - Archi has accepted my offer to run the Challenges

I offered after Archi noted the lack of volunteers viewtopic.php?f=20&t=18803&p=233118#p233118
With my editing focus I've not played in the Challenges (I did once years ago, and started a couple others but never got through the first quarter season), but I've always followed the Challenge related threads (and I plan on participating in the Challenges from now on, which I'm excited about)


I'm reviewing/compiling things now in regards to the "review and revise the rules" task noted above.

I've learned that including the 2010 rules referenced in the current Challenge Announcement, there have been 5 distinct ways of playing since 2010; there have been 4 distinct ways of playing since October 2014! And there's variations within those distinct ways too!
Going through the Challenge Announcements is where I'm learning of the different rule-sets/variations.
I'm also going through the individual Challenge Discussion Threads looking for any comments on rule related matters.


Feel free to post any general Challenge related comments/feedback in this thread :-)

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Re: Wanted! Volunteers to help run the Challenges

Post by archibalduk » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:04 pm

Thanks Nino! The Challenges are in safe hands. :thup:

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Re: Wanted! Volunteers to help run the Challenges

Post by nino33 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:59 pm

archibalduk wrote:Thanks Nino! The Challenges are in safe hands. :thup:
Thanks Arch!

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Re: Wanted! Volunteers to help run the Challenges

Post by nino33 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:03 pm

FYI to anyone who may be interested, some general data on Challenges in recent years...



Using EHM07…[table][tr][th]Challenge #[/th] [th]Year[/th] [th]Team[/th] [th]Seasons Played[/th] [th]Participants (full season) in years 1 - 3 -5[/th][/tr]
[tr][td]17[/td] [td]2010[/td] [td]Sarnia Sting (OHL)[/td] [td]7[/td] [td]20 - 7 - 1[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]18[/td] [td]2010[/td] [td]Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)[/td] [td]5[/td] [td]15 - 5 - 1[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]19[/td] [td]2011[/td] [td]Atlanta Thrashers[/td] [td]6[/td] [td]28 - 12 - 6[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]20[/td] [td]2011[/td] [td]Dallas Stars[/td] [td]6[/td] [td]28 - 13 - 3[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]21[/td] [td]2011[/td] [td]Quebec Nordiques[/td] [td]4[/td] [td]14 - 4 - NA[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]22[/td] [td]2012[/td] [td]Florida Panthers[/td] [td]4[/td] [td]20 - 7 - NA[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]23[/td] [td]2012[/td] [td]Columbus Blue Jackets[/td] [td]5[/td] [td]20 - 3 - 1[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]24[/td] [td]2012[/td] [td]Swift Current Broncos (WHL)[/td] [td]4[/td] [td]6 - 2 - NA[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]25[/td] [td]2012[/td] [td]1974 Detriot Red Wings[/td] [td]5[/td] [td]10 - 7 - 0[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]26[/td] [td]2012[/td] [td]Calgary Flames[/td] [td]3[/td] [td]7 - 0 - NA[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]27[/td] [td]2012[/td] [td]Toronto Maple Leafs[/td] [td]6[/td] [td]22 - 11 - 1[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]28[/td] [td]2013[/td] [td]Buffalo Sabres[/td] [td]5[/td] [td]14 - 4 - 0[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]29[/td] [td]2013[/td] [td]1974 Atlanta Flames[/td] [td]7[/td] [td]11 - 7 - 1[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]30[/td] [td]2013[/td] [td]Tampa Bay Lightning[/td] [td]6[/td] [td]17 - 7 - 2[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]31[/td] [td]2014[/td] [td]2024 Boston Bruins[/td] [td]6[/td] [td]17 - 8 - 3[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]32[/td] [td]2014[/td] [td]Belleville Bulls (OHL)[/td] [td]4[/td] [td]8 - 3 - NA[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]33[/td] [td]2014[/td] [td]2029 Pittsburgh Penguins[/td] [td]3[/td] [td]4 - 0 - NA[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]34[/td] [td]2014[/td] [td]Carolina Hurricanes[/td] [td]6[/td] [td]10 - 3- 1[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]35[/td] [td]2015[/td] [td]New Jersey Devils[/td] [td]4[/td] [td]8 - 2 - NA[/td][/table]

Using the new EHM…[table][tr] [th]Challenge #[/th] [th]Year[/th] [th]Team[/th] [th]Seasons Played[/th] [th]Participants (full season) in years 1 - 3 -5[/th][/tr]
[tr][td]36[/td] [td]2015[/td] [td]Philadelphia Flyers[/td] [td]4[/td] [td]9 - 3 - NA[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]37[/td] [td]2015[/td] [td]Vancouver Canucks[/td] [td]7[/td] [td]28 - 20 - 7[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]38[/td] [td]2015[/td] [td]San Jose Sharks[/td] [td]6[/td] [td]21 - 11 - 4[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]39[/td] [td]2015[/td] [td]Boston Bruins[/td] [td]6[/td] [td]19 - 9 - 2[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]40[/td] [td]2016[/td] [td]New York Rangers[/td] [td]5[/td] [td]22 - 8 - 1[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]41[/td] [td]2016[/td] [td]Djurgardens IF (SHL)[/td] [td]5[/td] [td]11 - 3 - 1[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]42[/td] [td]2016[/td] [td]1998 Tampa Bay Lightning[/td] [td]12[/td] [td]13 - 9 - 7[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]43[/td] [td]2016[/td] [td]2003 Chicago Blackhawks[/td] [td]4[/td] [td]19 - 5 - NA[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]44[/td] [td]2017[/td] [td]Arizona Coyotes[/td] [td]6[/td] [td]18 - 6 - 1[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]45[/td] [td]2017[/td] [td]New York Islanders[/td] [td]15[/td] [td]19 - 6 - 3[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]46[/td] [td]2018[/td] [td]Montreal Canadiens[/td] [td]current[/td] [td]current[/td][/table]



And here's some data looking at the playoff success of human GMs in the first three seasons of the Challenges that have run since the new EHM was released…[table][tr] [th]Challenge #[/th] [th]Year[/th] [th]Team[/th] [th]Participants (full season)[/th] [th]made playoffs[/th] [th]won a playoff series[/th] [th]won the Stanley Cup[/th][/tr]
[tr][td]36[/td] [td]2015[/td] [td]Philadelphia Flyers[/td] [td]9 - 4 - 3[/td] [td]3 - 4 - 3[/td] [td]2 - 3 - 3[/td] [td]1 - 1 - 3[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]37[/td] [td]2015[/td] [td]Vancouver Canucks[/td] [td]28 - 22 - 20[/td] [td]7 - 9 - 12[/td] [td]4 - 6 - 11[/td] [td]4 - 3 - 8[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]38[/td] [td]2015[/td] [td]San Jose Sharks[/td] [td]21 - 14 - 11[/td] [td]9 - 6 - 6[/td] [td]6 - 6 - 5[/td] [td]3 - 2 - 5[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]39[/td] [td]2015[/td] [td]Boston Bruins[/td] [td]19 - 13 - 9[/td] [td]6 - 5 - 5[/td] [td]4 - 4 - 5[/td] [td]1 - 3 - 4[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]40[/td] [td]2016[/td] [td]New York Rangers[/td] [td]22 - 15 - 8[/td] [td]11 - 8 - 5[/td] [td]3 - 7 - 5[/td] [td]0 - 4 - 2[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]41[/td] [td]2016[/td] [td]Djurgardens IF (SHL)[/td] [td]-[/td] [td]-[/td] [td]-[/td] [td]-[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]42[/td] [td]2016[/td] [td]1998 Tampa Bay Lightning[/td] [td]13 - 12 - 9[/td] [td]1 - 2 - 2[/td] [td]0 - 0 - 1[/td] [td]0 - 0 - 0[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]43[/td] [td]2016[/td] [td]2003 Chicago Blackhawks[/td] [td]19 - 12 - 6[/td] [td]9 - 10 - 5[/td] [td]4 - 10 - 4[/td] [td]4 - 7 - 1[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]44[/td] [td]2017[/td] [td]Arizona Coyotes[/td] [td]18 - 11 - 6[/td] [td]5 - 5 - 5[/td] [td]1 - 3 - 3[/td] [td]0 - 1 - 2[/td][/tr]
[tr] [td]45[/td] [td]2017[/td] [td]New York Islanders[/td] [td]19 - 13 - 6[/td] [td]13 - 10 - 6[/td] [td]9 - 7 - 4[/td] [td]5 - 4- 3[/td][/table]NOTE - In Challenge #42 a team made the SCF in year 4 (losing in game 7), and 4 teams won the Stanley Cup in year 6

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Re: Wanted! Volunteers to help run the Challenges

Post by nino33 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:55 pm

Sorry gang, but I've resigned/I won't be overseeing the Challenges

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Re: Wanted! Volunteers to help run the Challenges

Post by archibalduk » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:54 am

Now that Nino has stepped down, we are looking for somebody to take over running the Challenges. Please see the first post of this thread.

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