Archive for June 2009

New layout SoccerProject E-mails

June 26, 2009

I’ve said it before : “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”…

SoccerProject sends out a lot of E-mails. Subscription, Password reminders, Inactivity reminders, etc. Up until now, all our E-mails (except for the match reports) where sent in simple plain text. Simply very dull in fact. But now ReesinG has rewritten some code and we are able to send HTML-mails, which look a lot better.

New E-mail Look

Personnally I think this looks a lot better and I hope we’ll make a better E-mail impression in the future.



June 21, 2009

5 year celebration

I must have configured it wrong, since TwitterFeed did not do what I was expecting from my last post. I made some small changes to the configuration, I hope it works this time.

Meanwhile we have a temporary logo for this week. It’s the least we could do for our first lustrum celebration.


June 19, 2009


I’ve postponed it several times, but this week I twittered for the first time. I’ve had my Twitter-account for quite some time now, but I never used it untill now. I can’t see myself keeping this up for a long time, but I will try for the time to come.

Two things I like already. All my tweets end up on my FaceBook account automagically, so no double work there. And if all is configured OK, this post should appear on Twitter as well. Let’s find out …

Player names

June 15, 2009
Long name

Long name

I really couldn’t believe my eyes when I noticed it. Apparently all player, staff and referee names in SoccerProject were limited to 16 characters. This might have been enough for most Belgian names, but for other countries this meant that a lot of names were chopped after the 16th character. The fix took me only a small hour, what a shame we didn’t find out earlier.

Custom Facebook URL

June 13, 2009

Allthough I’m not really using my Sjarel Westel – Facebook account, I did take this morning’s opportunity to get this great URL : Maybe it will turn out to be useful in the future, but for now I’m sure nobody else will take it …

Bye bye, bye bye

June 7, 2009

Two important goodbyes these days. First el stino decided to step back as a moderator. A sad goodbye because I was very pleased with all the help we got from him over the past two years. Thanks el stino and good luck to you in the future !



Secondly we made an important decision. We will no longer use Talkerbee on SoccerProject. There were several reasons for this, but the most important one alone, really is enough for this decision. We kept getting error reports from users all over the world and those problems were not likely to be solved in the short future, so we were left with only one option : disabling TalkerBee. Personnally I’ve always believed in this feature, but it turned out less succesful then expected. I’m sorry for those managers who did use it frequently, but we feel there is no other choice for SoccerProject.