Updates and Begging Cups

So I just pushed some updates for the app, the biggest of those being

  1. Your avatars show again!
  2. Twitter changed its API other day and I was still using one of the old calls. It turns out those pictures are pretty important.

  3. You may notice a form on left hand side of ranking page with a bunch of metal and material names in them. These are the new tiers.
  4. Participants are placed in theirs based on their reading history. This feature was added so that even if newer readers can’t compete with the higher level readers, they can still win their tier (or even better get promoted to the next tier~). I’ll add another post tomorrow showing the tiers, how they rank, and their ranges.

  5. I added the language sort back in.

However, it does not yet rank you by your reading in that language and I do intend on fixing that.

And that’s about all that’s worth mentioning.

Todo list: Undo in app (I swear I keep forgetting about this), Do something when you’ve met your goal (this too), Tweet when you get promoted to the next tier, fix ranking for language sort

Begging Cup

As you all may know, I am a jobless hobo college student so I’m usually pretty strapped for cash. The sever for the contest runs about 120~140 dollars a year and I would love it if you guys could help me out with the bill. We are completely fine for the rest of 2013 however without any help I will not be able to pay for 2014. Please donate anything you can, I would love to keep this contest going for as long as possible!

EDIT: I will keep a running list of donators here, If you don’t want to be listed let me know. I will also let you guys know when we’ve reached out goal.

Current status: 100% to goal!

Thanks to:

Landorien  (Dec 2012)
songlines_north (Dec 2012)
Jenny Schröder (Jan 2013)
Little_Strokes (Dec 2012) (Feb 2013)
Fujiwara23 (June 2013)
KSaiydT (June 2013)
Kanjiwarrior (June 2013)
criticalowl (June 2013)
CrownedL (June 2013)
Brittany Gauer (June 2013)
neilporche (June 2013)
chmijo (July 2013)

JRPGClub (July 2013 for 2015)


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Serpent
    Jun 16, 2013 @ 13:45:27

    how cool!
    can’t wait to see the breakdown by language for the past rounds too ;P
    does the experimental round of last march count for the tiers? also, the link to last year says January2012 and it doesn’t work, but it works if i replace it with 201201 🙂


  2. Jim
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 03:46:14

    Hey, how much traffic/bandwidth are you currently using? I presume your on a shared host like Dreamhost at the moment?

    I might be able to squeeze your site onto a rather empty Linode if you wish.


  3. alxandranespanol
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 14:43:42

    I’m a new participant, and I’m really enjoying the challenge of reading in Spanish every day. (although a lot of my reading is still from simple picture books that i have to count the sentences).

    However, I’m thrilled to see the new changes to the ranking list, but I’m wondering if something has bugged. I haven’t been able to add any of my recent reading.


    • readmod
      Jun 17, 2013 @ 16:55:48

      Can you tell me your twitter account name, how you are submitting ,what you are submitting and what its doing?


      • alxandranespanol
        Jun 17, 2013 @ 18:36:58

        Sorry, I forgot that my comment didn’t specify my twitter account. My twitter account is BetsyKiplinger, but my tweets just went through, a few hours late. Things look good from my end, now.

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