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Re: [hr100] Personal Apology for HR100 live website text updates

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  • Steve Pero
    Andrea, you did a great job! Deb and I were refreshing the page continually all day and most of the night and again the next day! It was (almost) like being
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 13, 2009
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      Andrea, you did a great job! Deb and I were refreshing the page continually
      all day and most of the night and again the next day! It was (almost) like
      being there!

      Thanks,
      Steve

      http://perogoats.blogspot.com/


      On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 12:38 PM, kaitainen <andrea@...> wrote:

      >
      >
      > I wanted to personally apologize for my lack of updates on the HR100 live
      > website, specifically Diana's finish but also lots of other finishers both
      > famous and not - they are all fantastic.
      >
      > To those watching from home, it definitely was not apparent that as soon as
      > a finisher came in, the time was recorded to the database, I tweeted a
      > message (which stopped working completely after Tyler for reasons I haven't
      > figured out), and then ran back inside to take care of the runners at my aid
      > station.
      >
      > I wasn't checking the website much and only posted a couple of updates when
      > things were slow - which isn't the best strategy to keep eager fans updated.
      > From their perspective it only looked like the Hardrock organization was
      > inconsistent and lazy, so I cannot blame them.
      >
      > Again, I'm sorry, and I think a good solution for next year is have a team
      > of at least several people handling non-database live updates such as
      > Twitter/Facebook/webpage.
      >
      > Andrea
      >
      >
      >


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