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02-17-2020 at 12:40 AM
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Successfully disputed scores do not "uncover" the next-best approved score

There's a couple of my own scores I've successfully disputed from old TG. In both cases, the scoreboard already has the correct score in the approvals (during TGSAP). After the dispute is completed & the old score removed, the other approved score does not appear on the scoreboard.

Example 1: https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/driver/playstation/pal-undercover-the-briefcase-part-1-time-remaining/

Dispute: https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/176584

TGSAP missing: https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/150459-PlayStation-Driver-PAL-Undercover-The-Briefcase-Part-1-Time-Remaining-42-97-Andrew-Mee


Example 2: https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/guitar-hero-world-tour/playstation-2/pal-sting-demolition-man-live-bass-easy-1-player-points/

Dispute: https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/187280-Dispute-Andrew-Mee-PlayStation-2-Guitar-Hero-World-Tour-(PlayStation-2)-PAL-Sting-quot-Demolition-Man-(Live)-quot-Bass-Easy-1-Player-Points-Player-Andrew-Peter-Mee-Score-84-765

TGSAP missing: https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/187279-PlayStation-2-Guitar-Hero-World-Tour-(PlayStation-2)-PAL-Sting-quot-Demolition-Man-(Live)-quot-Bass-Easy-1-Player-Points-64-765-Andrew-Mee

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  1. Jace Hall's Avatar

    Im not sure if I understand what you mean by "the other approved score"?

    Can you please describe with more detail?

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  2. Barthax's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Jace Hall

    Im not sure if I understand what you mean by "the other approved score"?

    Can you please describe with more detail?

    Hi Jace,

    So before the disputes concluded, I had (at least) two scores on each of the tracks. In both cases, the disputed score is the "better" score and was the published score. After the dispute, that still leaves (at least) one score on each track which has been approved but does not appear in the scoreboard.

    The submissions can still be seen as accepted but I'm not attributed anything on the live scoreboard:


    [Edit: hopefully better English.] :P

    Updated 02-17-2020 at 02:06 AM by Barthax
  3. RTM's Avatar

    Message to Jace...

    I am assuming that every single score in the TG database has some sort of "validation number/record number".

    When a score is successfully disputed that gamer's next-best-approved score should be re-instated.

    That said, I suggest that anytime a higher score is approved that a field populates called "prior approved score" and it contains that "validation number/record number" so a quick replacement lookup can happen.

  4. Snowflake's Avatar

    i wonder, we all know the esi bug is still present but gets correctd with new submissions. maybe the coding is designed in such a way to redo everything on an accept so it'll take of itself the next time anyone submits and gets accepted?

  5. Snowflake's Avatar

    [QUOTE=RTM;bt54072]

    Message to Jace...

    I am assuming that every single score in the TG database has some sort of "validation number/record number".

    When a score is successfully disputed that gamer's next-best-approved score should be re-instated.

    That said, I suggest that anytime a higher score is approved that a field populates called "prior approved score" and it contains that "validation number/record number" so a quick replacement lookup can happen.

    [/QUOTE]

    theres definitely something, i dont know if its as well stored as you're hoping, but all tracks have a button that let you see the entire history of submitted scores. even that organization as is -- without the linked list you suggest -- should still make for a fairly simple solution. whenever a score is removd, just search that list for the next best score. thats not searching all of tg, its a fairly small list to search.

    there is one concern i'd have with your particular suggestion. what if a score is disputed, then beat, then dispute removes the already beat score. this wil make an issue for the linked list if the new score gets dispued to. because the new score will link to an old score that was already disputed. i guess it could cascase down, and that would be a fine solution but programming would have to check for that instead of just automatically replacing the score.

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