Add or Edit voted awards using this screen.
|Award name||This is the name of the award as it will be known within the system. An award name cannot be repeated within the same season (that is, the name must be unique within a season).|
Optionally enter text which will display beneath the award name on the public votes pages (ladder/round by round). Notes entered here will display irrespective of the 'Grade behaviour' setting (see below, and also the 'Grade level notes' section below). Notes are useful for entering information about the award, and/or announcing place-getters of an award in the case of a countback (from equal votes).
|Applies to season||Awards are related to a single season. If adding a new award, this may be changed. If editing an existing award, this cannot be changed.|
|Public Report Display Status|
Determines whether the public pages (vote ladders, round by round voting) can be viewed. Select Principle User Only to turn off public access, and in this case the Principle User can still use the links on the Voted Awards Management screen to view progressive results. When ready to publish the results to the public, change to Unrestricted.
As soon as one or more votes have been entered against the current award, only the Principle User can change the public display status.
|Vote Entry Access||Determines who has access to enter or edit votes. Select some or all of:|
|Number of decimals to allow in votes||Determines whether to allow/display 'whole' numbers (enter 0) and one or more decimals. For example, to allow votes such as 1.5, 2.5 enter 1 decimal.|
|Locking match also locks voting|
If this option is checked, then voting for a match will be locked as soon as the match itself is locked (i.e. the status of the match is changed to OFFICIAL).
Votes can be unlocked via the Voted Awards Match Manager screen.
Resetting a match status back from OFFICIAL does not then automatically unlock votes.
|Applies to grades|
Select one or more grades to apply for this award. Votes will be able to be entered for matches within the selected grades for the applicable season.
If editing the award, the system will not allow grades to be removed where there are already votes entered for one or more matches in that grade.
|Grade behaviour||Affects how the public screen displays the votes recorded:|
Determine the rules applied when entering votes. If left blank for a particular grade, the 'Overall' settings will apply. In this way, one or more grades could have different validation rules.
Validation & Grade level notes
|Number of voters|
The number of separate 'Vote Entries' for a given match.
For example, if this is set to 1, only one voter can enter votes in a match for this award (for one or more players - see below). Any user accessing the Enter Votes screen for the same award and match will not be able to enter an extra set of votes, but depending on their access, they may be able to edit the existing votes.
|Sum of votes in match||For a single 'Vote Entry', determines the maximum and minimum range for the tally of votes across all players.|
|Votes given to an individual player||For a single 'Vote Entry', determines the maximum and minimum range for the votes given to any one player. Players not receiving votes are left blank.|
|Number of players that must be given votes||For a single 'Vote Entry', determines the maximum and minimum number of players that receive votes.|
|Case study 1||An award must have a single voter, with three votes awarded of 3,2,1 to different players.|
|Case study 2||An award can have up to 5 voters each entering their own votes, with three votes awarded of from 1-5 to different players, at least 3 players and not more than 5 players must receive votes.|
|Grade level Notes||Notes can optionally be entered on a grade-by-grade level, however grade level notes only display on public pages if the Grade behaviour is 'Separate vote ladders for each grade'.|
- If the Number of voters is greater than 1, votes are simply added together on the public 'round by round' report - votes are not separated for each voter in a match (and voter names are never displayed).
- To reset settings made for an individual grade back to the 'Overall' settings, click the Clear link for that grade, and save the award