Saturday, September 22, 2007

Our new 'factbook' section!

We introduce our new 'factbook' section today.

Factbook section is intended to provide a section to lookup world champions easily. You can now browse through different categories of world champions, sorted by the date they claimed world champ.

Take a look at factbook page here, and tell us what you think about it!

Friday, September 14, 2007

We now offer RSS feeds for specific contests!

Have you ever wondered who challenged or left comments on your contest?

Now you can track it via any RSS reader you like. For example, if you want to track
"The most successful animation ever" (http://www.recordcup.com/contest/234/the_most_successful_animation_ever.html) on Recordcup, you can subscribe to the link
http://www.recordcup.com/rss/contest/234 in your favorite reader!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Recordcup - Ranking method

When you play with Recordcup, you may find two different result between contests :

Quantification and non-quantification.

What is quantification ? For example, the tallest man, tallest woman, fastest 400m male athlete...

that can be counted and gave an accurate number to judgment contest rank.



In quantification contest, you can pick your favorite candidate but it will not influence contest rank. The result will sort by real record. You can find knowledge and likes / dislikes trend in this contest.

What is non-quantification ? For example, best Michael Jordan slam dunk ever, most dangerous job, the most sexy bikini... that judged by people's impression or reaction.

So in non-quantification contest, your pick will influence contest result. The more you pick means candidate get more cups.



What are you waiting for ? Play now!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

We're back!

Okay ladies and gentleman, we're proud to be back!




After about 6 hours of "morphing", we are back to business again. The upgrade is smoother than we thought.

In the new version, we've made some changes and added some new features:

1. V.S channel : We separated every contests and group them to V.S mode, which helps the user to choose real "better one". Our system will apply the scoring according to what the user picks.

2. Image support: We promised it, now it's here. Now you can upload images freely and easily. And it serves just as good as a video clip. Sometimes a picture is more convictive than a film.

3. Tally rule : We adjusted tally rule, every contest had it's summary score(cups). The more candidates represent more cups. Winner takes all cups will be used in our new mode.

4. New search interface : We know the original search just isn't good enough. So we rolled out a completely rewritten search engine, returning better search results, along with an improved search interface! You can search to find more out of Recordcup now.

5. Statistics members favorite : We pop up every contest's No.1 and statistic members favorite. Let user know what is different between his/her choice.

We hope you liked the new Recordcup just as we did. Feel free to check out the new version! If you have any feedback, please let us know.


Let's crack some more World Records on Recordcup again!!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Morphing















We are now undergoing our morphing process. We expect to be back in a couple of hours.

Please be patient and we'll be back soon!

Scheduled downtime for Recordcup

Dear all,

Recordcup is coming with a brand new style & competition experience! We will upgrade our system, starting from 2007/09/10 18:00 PST. The upgrade process is expected to last about 12 hours. After we come back live we'll announce it here!

New features to come:
- Brand new competition style
- You can now create new types of contests that rank not by user votes, but by accurate numbers
- new vote calculation method
- and much more!

We hope you enjoyed the new Recordcup as we did. Please be patient while we go dark. We'll see you soon!