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Advanced User Guide

Pop-ups

To make it easier and faster to find the details you are looking for, Zuluru includes pop-ups in a number of areas. Currently, anywhere that you see a player, team or field name, you can hover your mouse over it, and you will get a pop-up box with additional details and links about that person, team or field. To make it disappear, just move your mouse away!

Smart phones do not support the concept of "hovering", so if Zuluru detects that you are running on a smart phone, a "pop-up" icon will be visible to the left of these items. Clicking that icon will bring up the pop-up, and clicking it again will hide it.

Note that the content of all pop-ups is loaded from the server on demand, so it may take a second or two for the pop-up to appear.

Preferences

On the My Profile -> Preferences page, you can set a number of options which change the way the site works for you.

Enable Personal iCal Feed

iCal is a standardized format for exchanging schedule information between applications. Zuluru supports iCal output in a variety of ways, but perhaps the most useful is the "Personal Feed".

If you edit your preferences to enable this, you will be able to have iCal, Google Calendar and others automatically pull your schedule, from week to week, season to season, and year to year, and keep you informed of all of your upcoming games.

To add your personal feed to iCal, copy the link from the iCal logo at the bottom of the main Zuluru page. Then, go to the Calendar menu in iCal, pick Subscribe, and paste in the link.

To add your personal feed to Google Calendar, just click the "Add to Google Calendar" link at the bottom of the main Zuluru page.

NOTE: Google Calendar has a bug where sometimes they just stop pulling the feed, so your calendar will stop having new games added to it. Removing and re-adding the feed doesn't make any difference.

It seems this has been reported up to a couple years ago, and not yet resolved. The more people that complain about it, the more likely it is to get fixed, so if this affects you please go to the Google iCal issues page, click the "iCal feeds are not refreshing" issue and "report" it.

To work around this problem until Google fixes it, use a slightly modified URL with Google calendar. The URL for your personal feed will end in your ID number. If you add a slash, anything after that is ignored by Zuluru, but will make it look like a different URL to Google, so putting /a at the end will fix it, at least for a while. If that stops working, change /a to /b, and so on.

Always Send Attendance Reminder Emails

When a team is using attendance tracking and enables reminder emails, by default these reminders will only be sent to players who have not yet indicated their attendance. If you would like to get a reminder of the game location and time even if you have set your attendance in advance, edit your preferences to enable this option.

Date/Day/Time Format

By default, this system formats 8PM as 20:00, and today as either Thu Apr 24 or Apr 24, 2014 (depending on the context). Edit your preferences to change these settings to something that suits you better (e.g. many people prefer 12 hour format to 24 hour).

Player Photos

The My Profile -> Upload Photo page will allow you to upload a photo of yourself, further personalizing your profile, and making it easier for captains to recognize you for all-star nominations and roster recruiting. Note that your photo is never visible to anyone outside the site, only to logged-in members of the club.

Skill Level

When you first create a Zuluru profile, you set your skill level by answering a short questionnaire. Many players then just leave this alone, and it becomes increasingly inaccurate; we get better with experience, but we slow down as we age. It is recommended to revisit this questionnaire every year or two, so that your skill level remains an accurate representation of your abilities. The questionnaire is accessed through the My Profile -> Edit page, in the "Player and Skill Information" section.

There is a misconception in some areas that your skill level in some way affects your team's standings or the way that you move up and down the ladder. This is not the case. Average team skill levels may be used, in the absence of any other data (such as previous season results or other personal knowledge of the team), to determine the initial placement of a team. However, this is generally immaterial in a round-robin league, and will very quickly be corrected in a ladder league, so there is no benefit to falsifying your skill level.


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