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Its purpose is to automate the production of data used on LPMCC.net and to run checks. Wherever possible these tasks are automated to make them simple and foolproof so that they are run regularly, at the appropriate time, and without human error.
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Standard Files: sitemap.xls and mobile/index.htm are complete files. rss.xls, home_map.htm and news_index.htm are partial data files for insertion.
Validate Data Comprehensive checks of menu_db, reunions_db, badge_db & extra_db, members_db and rallies_16. Run dev_datacheck.htm as an independent diagnostic if standard pages fail to display.
Changes have been made necessary during the Covid-19 pandemic. Mostly to scheduled events. These need to be rescheduled when lockdown is removed.
- Common.js - Mobile menu has a covid-19 button specified in more_navs[ ].
- Data.js - menu_db[ ] to have home/home_covid19 removed.
Leave the file in place in case there are links to it.
Consider transferring some content to other pages such as FAQ.
- Data.js - menu_db[ ] can have 2020/photos_364 to 366 un-REMing as appropriate.
- Data.js - reunions_db[ ] needs events un-REMing from March to July.
- Home/home_calendar.htm line 361 returns to monthly skype nights
line 402 needs the covid19 boolian adjusting for lockdown.
- Rallies/rally_rallylisting.htm line 905 reduced the font-size to fit all the cancellations into the Contact Centre message box
Line 1032 will need default changing to ALL rallies
Look for "6 Apr 2020" changes when the covid19.gif was added along with home/covid.js script file
- Activity/event_skype.htm line 82 about keeping Skype link open. Also change SkypeNightURL at the top of data.js.
Special page data
Clean Text removes and replaces characters that do not encode properly.
Add Star Ratings after copying and renaming star.eml files into admin/stars and running 1st_run.bat to rename as .txt files and create a list.
Add Comments is a similar system (for discontinued MotoGP section) that codes comment emails.
Add records to stars.xls as well as data.js>menu_db and MotoGP commentXXX.js files.
These pages read data imported as text files in an iframe and therefore need to be from a server.
Rally Locations Geocodes Hans Veenendaal's Excel data for the european rallies to be plotted.
Resize badges based on the pixel size of included scales or coins. Examples of existing badges can be shown.
Author's latest page. Click this to trace the most recent report from any author.
Badges Checks which badges are anonymous and which badges are not included in badges.js. Before running this page use the badge.bat file to create a badge.txt list of the badges in the rallies/gif folder. Occasional use. Only works with Iinternet Explorer.
Rear Observation Creates rear_obs array for use in rearobs.js either from email forms or by manual input (from paper forms!)
Route Plotting Geocodes polylines on a map and measures approx mileage. Used in cycling.js > fpc.
News process checklist. Keep open while doing News Update.
Pallet of preferred website colours.
Copy incoming photos to the admin/photos folder, run dirn.bat then ...
Inspect and Deselect: Choose the photos that can be deleted.
Rename: Three renaming batch files. By date of photo, by example text and thumbnails for a selected recent page.
Check Thumbnails: For existance and correct 125x94 dimensions based on menu_db listing.
Choose Photos: Select photos in required order and groups. Indicates aspect ratios.
Incoming Documents photos and badges as they arrive and are prepared for later addition to the website. The documentation files are gallery/incoming.js and rallies/incoming.js.
Check of next BUT ONE event promo photo.
People Links Creates hard HTML coded links for everyone mentioned on LPMCC.net for home_everyone.htm and all past members mentioned for members_everyone.htm.
All Badges Hard HTML code with ALL badges with title and sender in the ALT attribute. Code is transferred to motorcycle_rally_badges.htm. Also update menu_db and admin_sitemap.htm.
Photographs listed with page and dimensions for gallery data JS files.
Messages Shows the current messages contained in back_message in data.js shown in the Message Centre and the date of the cookie ID.
Page information Displays information for a page based on the page content and menu_db. Use to cross check consistency.
External services & checks
RSS Validator to check the RSS conforms to standards.
Check website security. Look for malware, blacklisting and vulnerabilities.
Convert map coordinates Convert between Latitude/Longitude & OS National Grid Reference points.
Changes to common.js
Show/hide all changes.
These figures are graphed on the Statistics page.
This browser in this environment CANNOT access localStorage. Some site features are therefore disabled.
Easter Egg Hunt
Pages with eggs in 2021. Remove Easter_Egg_Hunt( ) and call after Easter Monday
THIS IS A TEST OF THE FLASHY TEXT SYSTEM
Why are police officers so strong?
Because they hold up traffic.
What did the grape do when it got stepped on? It gave out a little wine.
Example of Scalable Vector Graphics - no pixelation at any size!
THIS IS ANOTHER TEST OF THE FLASHY TEXT SYSTEM