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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Gears Turning

There haven't been any major Challonge changes lately, but there are a couple interesting features in the works.

Custom Subdomains
I've been sitting on this feature for a while - trying to keep it as simple as possible. The gist of it is that users would be able to create custom subdomains (dave.challonge.com) and then publish tournaments to them (dave.challonge.com/tournament_url). The root of the subdomain (dave.challonge.com) would then act as an index for all tournaments published to it, and it could also be customizable with images, links, etc. - useful for arcades, websites, and other organizations. In order to allow someone else to publish to your subdomain, you would simply share a key string. For small venues, this key string could be shared between a few people. For forums, the key could be in a sticky thread in a private section of the forum. Anyway, comments are welcome. I'm hoping to get this in production this month.

Tournament Chat/Forum
I'm adding a "Forum" tab for tournaments which will provide basic means for communicating. This will be kept nice and thin and easy to ignore if it's of no use to you.

Ladders/Leagues
One of these days... I've been talking about these for a while. Free time has been scarce, but I'll eventually fit these new Challonge types in.