Fresh Start

Welcome to the new (but sadly not finished yet) version of Hottrick! For a number of reasons (chill down, I'm not going to elaborate :) ) I made a double switch - we're on a brand new, dedicated server (no more stinking shared accounts) and on a new CMS (framework that this site is built on). It means much more possibilities for Hottrick to expand - not only I have more resources, but software architecture is more modern and allows me to write new tools with pleasure (it was ugly and painful before). But I didn't manage to finish everything before my old account expired - so for some time you guys have to live without some of Hottrick features. Let's go quickly throught the whole list:
  • Hattrick Keeper Tool - it's here, only slightly rewritten.
  • Your Hattrick Data (downloads your data from Hattrick servers) - completely rewritten, gets slightly more data for future use.
  • Hattrick Bookmarks - require a complete rewrite, partly done already. Will be published in the near future
  • Friendlies Search Engine - completely rewritten. Some more functionality (and some more coming in the future). Please publish your own offer unless you already know who you want to play next week's friendly with.
  • Hattrick Link Generator - completely rewritten and integrated tightly with other modules. Not only you can generate links to hattrick documents (such as your player for sale), but there's also more cross-site possibilities - for example creating links to a team page for every user you click on. If you want to see it in action, click on my nick and then on my team's name. From now on, if you'll visit any user's page, you will see his basic hattrick info (hattrick nic, team name, league and country) and you'll be able to easily visit his team's page on Hattrick servers (it requires that user do dowload data from hattrick at least once).
  • Forums - hopefully coming back soon (a bit complicated story...).
  • Platypus Guide - backed up, now I need few hours to re-enter all chapters in all languages
  • Hattrick Web Directory - it will be down for quite some time - it requires a quite big module to be written, I'm not planning to do it in the near future
  • Userbase (your accounts) - almost all of them are moved. I had to delete 3 accounts, which is not bad considering there were 19775 alltogether
I started re-writing hottrick around 3 weeks ago knowing, that my old account expires March 7th... the time is up and I'm not completely ready. Not only I didn't finish re-doing all tools and moving the content, but I didn't even start playing with site's desing (that's why it looks a bit... hmmm... let's not be affraid - ugly). Please be patient and test hottrick's tools! Post a comment to this article if there's anything you'd like to say about the whole mess :)

EDIT: there was a "little" problem with new registrations. It's fixed now.