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TXshoot.com - Consolidate this information.

Postby texasmusic » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:29 am

In order to promote the participation in shooting competitions & events across Texas, I've started a project. I took some inspiration from the Crossfit website that was sent to me one day, they have a clear map with the locations & dates of their gym's, so there's almost no excuse to avoid getting the required information to get out there & participate. (disclaimer - I didn't go to crossfit, don't go to crossfit, I'm not a crossfitter & I don't promote for them, I'd rather be shooting). That's how they operate in the 21st century & they've had a worldwide boom in participation that shouldn't be ignored.

In that sense I want to see the same thing - ease of access & participation for the shooting sports. A simple place for someone to go & find out where & when they can shoot their first match. Remove the first barrier to participation. Also remove the first barrier for an experienced IDPA guy who has a rifle, but has never done a High Power style match (or any combination of the above). It's there & it's waiting for you, no excuses!

I also want a place for the small-time guys. The guys who host a steel-challenge or a Turkey match one or two times per year but rely on word of mouth to get their attendance up, because they don't have the resources or the need to get a website started.

I've had some participation from the match directors in the Big 3 (Houston, Dallas, San Antonio), but I want the outliers to get in there & show us all what's available & make it a true consolidated resource.

This is a not-for-profit operation. As soon as I can get the NRA & TSRA to give me permission to post links/ads to their site, I'll be doing that.

http://www.txshoot.com

(Charles & moderators, you might remember me emailing you a few months ago about this. I was hesitant to post this on your site, being that I'm essentially trying to promote another site, but I think we have the same goals in mind. If I'm over the line please let me know.)
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Postby The Annoyed Man » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:33 am

Your site is taking forever to load.
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Postby Teamless » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:34 am

The Annoyed Man wrote:Your site is taking forever to load.
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Postby The Annoyed Man » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:36 am

ERROR 504 - GATEWAY TIMEOUT
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Postby texasmusic » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:56 am

:oops:

It has been slow recently, can't figure out why. (if anyone knows how websites work please shoot me an email.)

I've been able to load it today, I was in there changing a few things earlier which may have caused the error.
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Postby The Annoyed Man » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:47 am

PM sent.
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Postby Skiprr » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:53 pm

Just a note that the issue still seems to be there. I timed a default page load at 87 seconds, but it did load. At least one of those plug-ins is throwing 21 errors and 7 warnings: https://validator.w3.org/nu/?doc=http%3A%2F%2Ftxshoot.com%2F. I don't think it's the WP theme or associated CSS files because the "pages" that render without the map or calendar plugins load in just a couple of seconds.
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Postby remanifest » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:00 am

Are you relying purely on user input to obtain your data, or are you using open APIs to aggregate data and reflect true statuses?
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Postby texasmusic » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:57 am

I was in touch with the Developer of the Map/Calendar plugin & it has now been updated, it appears to load better for me on the PC & tablet now. Map still takes a while to populate itself once the page is loaded though.

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Not sure what you mean by the second part, but yes I'll rely on users to input the data. I thought about crawling the websites myself to populate it at first, but I realized that there may be some old sites out there that reflect things that aren't actually happening.
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Postby Beiruty » Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:23 am

Pull in Dallas Pistol Club Calendar of shooting events
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Postby Scott B. » Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:14 am

It's loading much faster now, thanks.

One suggestion, there are other firearms courses offered besides LTC/CHL.
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