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Discussion: MeOS newbie questions

in: Orienteering; General

Nov 15, 2016 2:11 AM # 
We held a score O event today, and I tried to set it up as a rogaine event in MeOS. But the results only print out time, not points. Any ideas?

Also, next weekend we will be hosting a "Goat" event with skipping controls allowed. How do we set that up in MeOS?
Nov 15, 2016 4:47 PM # 
I haven't done a score event in MeOS yet, so I can't help there.

I think the quickest way to handle skipping is to make all the controls which can be skipped "Optional". Then you have to review the results by hand to see that the proper number of skips have been taken.

The other way, which I'm planning to do for the Golden Goat next month, is to write a custom results module to check the skipping. The rules for that is that any one control can be skipped except for the single forked control and the controls before and after. I doubt you have time to set something up like this in a week. I expect it will take a while for me to figure out.

We try to get course setters to give a lot of advanced notice when they do something "unusual". It's no fun to try to try something new with only a few days.
Nov 15, 2016 6:00 PM # 
I created a test Score O event. The splits generated at readout contained the points for each control, but did not total the points. I was able to get results for the competition with points. To do this, on the Lists tab, click the All Lists button, choose the "Rogaining - Individual", select all of the classes, and click Generate.
Nov 15, 2016 7:27 PM # 
I don't use MeOS so don't know if this will work but here's what I did in the OE software for the Billygoat last year. I just programmed a regular course. Then when someone downloaded and their splits were printed, everyone was listed as MP. But in the download window, or on the splits printout, it shows which controls were skipped so it was easy to see whether they only skipped the one control. If that was the case, then it was a simple matter to just override the MP and change it to OK despite having the missed control.

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