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#4314579 - 11/23/16 03:45 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart ***** [Re: Olham]  
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I'm definitely looking forward to a new DID. This kind of flying, writing and reading has taken my enjoyment of WOFF to a whole new level. I hope I'm not alone in feeling like this. smile

However, I think that the earliest period of the Great War in the air is currently not truly viable in WOFF. The sim is at its best in 1917 and 1918. We don't have the necessary planes or the tactics and formations that were the norm in the rather limited air ops of 1914 and 1915.

I can also understand that it must be quite an extra effort to maintain all of our records and handle the awarding of special DID medals and stuff. They truly made this DID feel like a special event!

So if people feel there shouldn't be another campaign like this one in the near future, I understand.


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#4314701 - 11/23/16 09:58 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Hasse, while I agree in principal with your assessment of the early war years in WOFF, I feel the real problem with the early years is the fact that the early two-seaters that were used as fighters don't operate that way in WOFF. Specifically the Morane, it was designed as an early fighter but in WOFF it operates as a regular two seater and will not engage. In my opinion, this is what really causes the early years to lack something.


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#4315430 - 11/26/16 04:59 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Jim or Lou

Could one or both of you release the final stats for the DiD campaign?
I would love to see it.


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#4315431 - 11/26/16 05:05 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Once Jim has his computer woes sorted out and can provide me with the final stats I will be doing the final chart and awards. smile2

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#4315432 - 11/26/16 05:21 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Originally Posted By: RAF_Louvert
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Once Jim has his computer woes sorted out and can provide me with the final stats I will be doing the final chart and awards. smile2

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Thanks Lou

I thought it had just been forgotten.


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#4316350 - 11/30/16 07:42 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Computer now sorted. The dreaded BSOD's have stopped. I think it was caused bye over overclocking my poor old CPU. Actually it doesn't do too badly at 3.8 Ghz o/c from 3.4, but 4 Ghz was too much.

I'll post the list to Lou on the site that mustn't be mentioned as a pm. He then fixes the medals etc.

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#4316362 - 11/30/16 10:39 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I'm glad that your pc is stable Jim. I trust you will reward yourself with some WOFF time.

#4316382 - 11/30/16 12:42 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I should do because my pilot is still at the 2nd Nov with 9 days to go! I have sent the results to Lou, but it will take him a while to sort it all out as there are 123 pilots in the total chart ...


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#4316448 - 11/30/16 03:22 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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#4316653 - 12/01/16 09:57 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I had no sooner posted the above when I got another quite usual BSOD "driver not less than or equal". This means something although I am not sure what (and neither are Micro$oft)attack


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#4316670 - 12/01/16 11:38 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: JimAttrill]  
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Originally Posted By: JimAttrill
I had no sooner posted the above when I got another quite usual BSOD "driver not less than or equal". This means something although I am not sure what (and neither are Micro$oft)attack


Jim, you shure are having your share of it! I can feel your pain!


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#4316672 - 12/01/16 11:40 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Jim, you sure are having your share of it! I feel your pain!


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#4317431 - 12/05/16 12:27 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I must mention one little thing ..... The software I use to generate the web survey is due to run out on 1st June 2017. It was always paid for by my employer and I used it to do Climate Surveys on the web with final analysis done on my pc using Excel. However, I have not done a survey for them for over a year now and they don't seem good at selling this service. I can hardly expect them to pay US$150 for software that is not to their benefit. The web survey consisted of 25 questions and had some goto type logic in it. For example, if you were a German you got a list of German ranks and aircraft. There is a 'free' version of the software that only allows 10 questions and it is possible that I could cheat by cutting the survey into three and daisy-chaining them together.

The other alternative is Google forms. This may work although I do find the software hard to understand and tend to get results I don't particularly want. Maybe someone could send me a working example of Google Forms so I wouldn't have to start from scratch?

BTW the calculation of points was all done in Excel which makes that sort of thing easy. RAF_Lou did all the medals and the fancy stuff of course.

You can PM me with any ideas. I look in every day.


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#4317441 - 12/05/16 01:11 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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#4317511 - 12/05/16 05:02 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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I would be happy to chip in.

But I don't want to speak for anyone else. Jim, you know more than I do about how practical the other options are.

#4317558 - 12/05/16 09:01 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Jim, I use Google forms for the questionnaire for the Centenary DID and it's as easy as can be. I will try and see if I can send you a link to the survey.


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#4317682 - 12/06/16 08:23 AM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Hi Banjoman,
yes, I am interested in using Google Forms. It is essential that the form enables the answer to one question to alter the order of the questions. I am sure you would have got fed up with the existing web capture if you had to ignore questions that didn't apply to you. This was mainly because of the different nationalites or forces having different ranks and aircraft.

Also, many questions are not 'free-format' ie you can select a pilot's name but not make one up. This avoids spelling differences an suchlike.

Otherwise I am busy teaching myself Java and will maybe be able to use a self-written application.

I found the URL for your survey and it looks and acts very similar to the one I have done. Is it possible to send me the source to look at for this is exactly what is needed. In other words the forum name is selected, the pilot name is free format and you can't be a German flying a Sopwith Camel.

I finished the form with test data and submitted it - this may be a mistake. The results are interesting but is there a way to download them to your pc?


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#4318335 - 12/08/16 02:03 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Gents, just so you know, I've not forgotten about the final awards and chart and in fact have been working on them when time allows. As there are only nine active pilots there really aren't going to be too many gongs to present. Also, while listing the honoured dead will be straightforward enough I'm not sure what to do with the 48 pilots who are unaccounted for. These are the ones who have not submitted a report for the last 90 days or more, and in most case well over a year. I think about all I can do with these is list their names, their last known postings, and the date of their last reports and tag the list as "Whereabouts and Situation Unknown". That would fit well with the fog of war.

Keep in mind that, historically speaking, the final awards and gongs wouldn't be presented until some time in mid-January, at least as far as the British Army and the RAF are concerned.

Later all - Cheers!

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#4318350 - 12/08/16 03:13 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Originally Posted By: RAF_Louvert
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unaccounted for. These are the ones who have not submitted a report for the last 90 days or more, and in most case well over a year. I think about all I can do with these is list their names, their last known postings, and the date of their last reports and tag the list as "Whereabouts and Situation Unknown".

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Might I suggest "Missing in Action". Those over 6 months or a year since contact could have the added tag line "- Presumed Dead"


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#4318360 - 12/08/16 03:43 PM Re: The "DiD Campaign Revival" - Intro, Rules, Reports & Records Chart [Re: Olham]  
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Hellshade, I considered "MIA" but that may be anachronistic as I don't recall seeing it used in works of the day. "Missing, presumed dead" is a term I've seen in contemporary writings as is "killed in combat".

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