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Old 03-28-2013, 05:36 PM
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Don't hold me to it, but it seems like the restrictions were lifted this year as long as the phone doesn't have an audible ring.
I have been out of the loop, but if they are allowed then you could use them as rangefinders......Google Maps has a measuring tool (and GPS) that works incredibly well - at least in open areas where the GPS is accurate and you can see the ground/basket on the aerial map. That would be illegal to use, no?


This could possibly be the undoing of the idea to use smartphonea for maps and ground rules (and scoring if/when an app and data collection utility are implemented....and we could have real time scoring for the entire tournament....not just the top 1-2 cards delayed by 10 minutes or whatever).
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:42 PM
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You can also tweet questions about rules and OB calls, complete with pictures, if the course is big enough where it would take too much time to go get an official. This is all assuming the area has data coverage.
Cool that technology is being used in the IOS. Looks like things are indeed moving in the direction we are talking about here.

There is a recent Q&A that I happened to see made mention of the other day. I looked it up here:

QA 36: Is Video Evidence Allowed for Rulings?

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A spectator managed to capture video evidence of some stance violations and courtesy violations like one player swearing and another drinking during the round. Can any of those video clips or snapshots be reviewed by an official to subsequently issue warnings or penalties?

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No. At this point, media evidence such as video, photos or audio clips cannot be used by officials or TDs for making rulings. Only direct visual accounts of possible rules infractions observed by players, spectators or officials may be used by TDs to make rulings.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:55 PM
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i actually agree with you on this. Plus how am I supposed to ditch the meeting and get extra warm up time if they did that?


honestly this would piss me off. what if no one in the group use TWITter? Heck most people I know leave their phone in the car when discin. I would have to carry my phone and sign up for a TWITter. I like the effort, but I also think a simple text message would work just as well.
Why would a tweet piss you off but a text message is okay?
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:30 PM
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I have been out of the loop, but if they are allowed then you could use them as rangefinders......Google Maps has a measuring tool (and GPS) that works incredibly well - at least in open areas where the GPS is accurate and you can see the ground/basket on the aerial map. That would be illegal to use, no?


This could possibly be the undoing of the idea to use smartphonea for maps and ground rules (and scoring if/when an app and data collection utility are implemented....and we could have real time scoring for the entire tournament....not just the top 1-2 cards delayed by 10 minutes or whatever).
Everything related to rangefinder restrictions has been removed from the 2013 rules.
And supplement yes, replace no. If they make available an E caddybook they should also make printed copies available, not everyone wants to be forced into buying a smartphone as a "necessary" disc golf accesory or even carry a phone on the course. For alot of people it's the only place they can get away from their phones. Last year there was a tournament that had a special prize if you landed a disc inside a small area on one hole but you had to provide pictures.. On our entire card not one person had brought a phone in their bag. Then again we figured if 4 peoples words weren't good enough, we didn't want the 20$ anyways.. dumbass idea.
(disclaimer, I'd probably break down and buy a smartphone if more tourneys did provide E caddybooks, but I'd want it to be my choice.. )
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:52 PM
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honestly this would piss me off. what if no one in the group use TWITter? Heck most people I know leave their phone in the car when discin. I would have to carry my phone and sign up for a TWITter. I like the effort, but I also think a simple text message would work just as well.
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Why would a tweet piss you off but a text message is okay?
Because with a text message, a user doesn't have to sign up for a third party service that they may not otherwise would use. They also can receive the message on an antiquated 2G phone. Granted, they have to have phone service.

I don't mind if TD's use new technological means (including social networking sites) to supplement things like player's meetings and communications, provided they realize that not everyone who paid to play uses those things and they still have paper maps, rules etc. handouts and a whiteboard at tourney HQ for those who don't.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:28 PM
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Because with a text message, a user doesn't have to sign up for a third party service that they may not otherwise would use. They also can receive the message on an antiquated 2G phone. Granted, they have to have phone service.

I don't mind if TD's use new technological means (including social networking sites) to supplement things like player's meetings and communications, provided they realize that not everyone who paid to play uses those things and they still have paper maps, rules etc. handouts and a whiteboard at tourney HQ for those who don't.
I'm already pissed myself at the whole mandatory facebook era we're in. Bad enough that there's a million "discounts and deals" you can't seem to get without going through a businesses "facebook page" but some DG clubs have gone that way too. It's inconvenient and as annoying as having to give your email for all the things that seem to require it these days.
The privacy backlash is decades away and for now it just gets more and more intrusive everyday.
It's amazing when you think about it how anti social some aspects of social networking are..

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Old 03-28-2013, 11:49 PM
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Because with a text message, a user doesn't have to sign up for a third party service that they may not otherwise would use. They also can receive the message on an antiquated 2G phone. Granted, they have to have phone service.

I don't mind if TD's use new technological means (including social networking sites) to supplement things like player's meetings and communications, provided they realize that not everyone who paid to play uses those things and they still have paper maps, rules etc. handouts and a whiteboard at tourney HQ for those who don't.
Haha, I never said to use Twitter for everything! I was just pointing out how Twitter can help resolve problems quicker and make things easier for the players and for the TD. You don't have to use it if you don't want to. Having the option to would be nice though.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:13 AM
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:21 AM
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Everything related to rangefinder restrictions has been removed from the 2013 rules.
And supplement yes, replace no. If they make available an E caddybook they should also make printed copies available, not everyone wants to be forced into buying a smartphone as a "necessary" disc golf accesory or even carry a phone on the course.
I was not aware of that rule change. It makes sense as in my opinion, data gathered from a range finder is of minimal value/impact.

If I were running tournaments today, I think I would provide an eCaddyBook for free (at least ground rules and tournament logistics info) and charge something nominal like $1 per page for printed material. More money for the purse.....
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:25 AM
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Because with a text message, a user doesn't have to sign up for a third party service that they may not otherwise would use. They also can receive the message on an antiquated 2G phone. Granted, they have to have phone service.
You know you can still see tweets without signing into Twitter right? The user can make all tweets public so they can be seen by anyone.

I personally signed up for twitter so I can get tweets sent to my phone (non smart-phone) via text message that my church sends out. I don't do anything with my account other than keep up with church business via those text messages. Very easy. I'd set up a TDs account to do the same thing if I saw that it would help me get info.

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Everything related to rangefinder restrictions has been removed from the 2013 rules.
I see. I wish I would have known that before AM World Dubs. I had my rangefinder with me and my partner and I made notes on those courses with distances from certain objects during practice rounds the day before. It helped a lot, but I was still wishing I could use it during the rounds. Now I know.

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