Site Maintenance

It's going to take us a couple days to figure this out.

Dear Tokyo Swallows fan,

We’ve just started redoing the site. It’s the off-season, so we figured that we could get away with it. And hey, the sooner, the better, right? The result is likely going to look very similar to the spring 2010 iteration, so hopefully there will be very little interruption in services.

But we’re doing this mostly for ourselves. The site is now more secure and has some more kitted-out CSS built into it. We’re pondering adding a dynamic forms widget in order to allow you to contribute ideas (and maybe even articles) anonymously, so as you can see there are several ideas being kicked around during our Tsubamegun meetings.

And so this leads me to a very natural question: what do you think? Or maybe even better–what do you want?

How can we make this website coincide with what you want?

Please leave a comment below with your ideas. Constructive criticism is most welcome. We do this for the love of it, and we want to do it better. The general input that we get is normally along the lines of, “Nice site, man. Thanks. Keep it up!” And don’t get us wrong, we love to hear that our hard work is making someone happy, but we’d love to hear more.

In the meantime, while you’re chewing on that, please excuse the wobbliness of the site over the next few days. We hope to have it back in tip-top shape soon.

With your help, of course.

About Christopher Pellegrini

Christopher is a budding sabermetrician and long-time supporter of Tokyo's more lovable team, the Swallows. He has publicly volunteered, several times, that he plans to buy the team at some point in the future. When he finally runs the joint, it is likely that he will fine any player who swings at the first pitch or sac bunts (unless it's a pitcher, of course). Follow him on Twitter: @chrispellegrini

  • Count Fistula

    The 9 innings scoreboard please. I’ll still read the report even after seeing the scoreboard.

    • CF,
      Excellent idea. We’ve flirted with this before, and we will definitely continue to look into it. If anyone has an idea for a good plugin that we could use, then that would definitely be appreciated.
      Christopher

  • No

    Is anyone going to the Fan event on Tuesday?

    • Still undecided, but hoping to make it. You?

      • No

        Not with this weather. Maybe they’ll have it another day.

  • No

    Is anyone going to the Fan event on Tuesday?

  • Count Fistula

    I don’t even want a live score board… Just the scoreboard with the match report. I helps me read the report.

  • Count Fistula

    2nd “I” = It