Not a Bug: "Yes" counted as "Maybe" for crew availability.

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Not a Bug: "Yes" counted as "Maybe" for crew availability.

Post by epiphany_CM_support » Tue May 14, 2019 11:37 am

See attached screen shot.
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This shows "Yes" being counted as Maybe.
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Works by Design: "Yes" counted as "Maybe" for crew availability.

Post by admin » Tue May 14, 2019 12:44 pm

This is not a bug. It is reporting and counting the status as designed.

1. A crew member sets availability to Yes
2. Until the Skipper assigns a position for that Crew, the Confirmed status is counted as Maybe.
3. When the Skipper assigns a Crew Position, the status is set and counted in the summary tally as follows:
- Maybe - for position of Standby Crew or Not Assigned
- No - for position of Stay Ashore
- Confirmed - for any position except those listed above

This was done so that the Skipper has a chance to review Crew marked as available and make assignments. For some boats, there may be more Crew available than positions available so some will not sail for a particular event.
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Re: Not a Bug: "Yes" counted as "Maybe" for crew availability.

Post by epiphany_CM_support » Tue May 14, 2019 1:07 pm

OMG. After 30 years of software/hardware at IBM the first rule was to never tell a customer that a reported bug is not a bug.

Available means (of a person) not otherwise occupied; free to do something. So it should add to equal Available.

You are describing a concept that is different than Available. Your concept is "Assigned to Race in Event" (oh yeah, there is a column called Assigned.

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Re: Not a Bug: "Yes" counted as "Maybe" for crew availability.

Post by admin » Tue May 14, 2019 1:28 pm

In the vein of IBM not telling the customer he is wrong.....

You are correct on Availability and how it relates to a Crew member's status to participate.

You misinterpreted the last line on the display which is the confirmation status. It factors Availability and the Position to determine the confirmation status that is counted in the equation.

Is that better? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Not a Bug: "Yes" counted as "Maybe" for crew availability.

Post by epiphany_CM_support » Tue May 14, 2019 1:45 pm

I think it fails the basic usability test.

Total Crew = SUM (Available=Yes & Assigned^=Null) + SUM (Available= {Yes, No, Maybe} & Assigned = Null).

It burdens small boats where "position" is not a function we need.

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Re: Not a Bug: "Yes" counted as "Maybe" for crew availability.

Post by admin » Tue May 14, 2019 2:19 pm

It isn't the boat size, it's the crew size and how many sign up. Get more crew and you'll appreciate the way it counts better!
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