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JB
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November 22nd, 2011 at 8:08:36 AM permalink
Hi all,

It has taken a lot longer than I had hoped or planned, but a revamped version of WizardOfOdds.com is ready for this community's approval.

This is the temporary location of the new version

If you wish to, please check it out and report back any problems you find. There are likely still some pages which have formatting problems, so don't be surprised if you find some. Missing pages are especially important - so if you find any then please do report so here or send me a private message.

Thanks!
kaysirtap
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November 22nd, 2011 at 9:09:18 AM permalink
None of the links in the "Craps Menu" at the following location seem to work:

http://snagglepuss.dreamhosters.com/ask-the-wizard/craps/
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November 22nd, 2011 at 9:11:17 AM permalink
Actually, many if not all of the "game menus" have the same problem.
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November 22nd, 2011 at 9:19:16 AM permalink
Thank you. That should now be fixed.
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November 22nd, 2011 at 9:31:49 AM permalink
Links in Ask The Wizard (ATW) that pointed to a previous ATW don't work. http://snagglepuss.dreamhosters.com/ask-the-wizard/164/ has 2 examples in the first and third questions.

Also a lot of images are broken in various game pages. http://snagglepuss.dreamhosters.com/games/7-14-21/ is an example
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kaysirtap
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November 22nd, 2011 at 9:36:43 AM permalink
The "four decks" link at this location leads to a directory listing:
http://snagglepuss.dreamhosters.com/games/blackjack/appendix/1/

The first link to at the following pages gives a 404 error:
http://snagglepuss.dreamhosters.com/games/blackjack/appendix/2a/
http://snagglepuss.dreamhosters.com/games/blackjack/appendix/2b/

I believe the body text has been misplaced in the following location:
http://snagglepuss.dreamhosters.com/games/blackjack/appendix/6/

Many of the internal links do not work at the following location... I haven't investigated thoroughly, but I see at least one mismatch between href and name (#casinosurrender vs. #CasinoSurrender). Additionally, many of the headings show up as links:
http://snagglepuss.dreamhosters.com/games/blackjack/appendix/8/

I've got some other work I need to do, but maybe I can help out more later.
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November 22nd, 2011 at 9:45:25 AM permalink
I just started scanning the new site, and this is my first comment. It appears that the archive of Ask the Wizard questions has been changed significantly, though perhaps they are just in a different order.

I selected the "Ask the Wizard: Craps - FAQ" page and noticed a problem with the 10th or 11th question down, the one from "Becky from San Antonio" that begins with "Hi - Great website! I’ve read lots of info here about tipping, but I’m still confused...." It appears that the answer was almost completely cut off. It just says, "You".

I think that I am too lazy to read the entire archive to pick out such glitches, but I thought I should point out that there seems to be some problem. I didn't immediately find that same question when I looked at the archive on the old site to see whether there is a complete answer there.
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November 22nd, 2011 at 11:13:17 AM permalink
Thanks guys.
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November 22nd, 2011 at 12:48:22 PM permalink
Looks great.

I immediately notice two "features" that are missing.


The user can no longer play with the colors. THANK YOU! I've always wanted to mention how idiotic it seemed to have such a goofy function on what is supposed to be a serious website. Oh, sure, it was fun to play with, but why was it there at all?


Mike's caricature is gone. As serious as the website is, there's nothing wrong with including a little personality by having that caricature. Also, it points to an "About this site / About the Wizard" page. Is such a page gonna exist on the new site?

For what it's worth, I have links on my Poker For Roulette site to that page. The reality is, I would have prefered to link directly to the "About the Wizard" section, but upon examination of your source code, I didn't see an anchor point to link to.

On that note, I'd like to see a lot more anchor points on the website.

Often, when posting on WoV in response to a question, I'd want to link directly to the answer on a WoV page. As it is now, I have to link to the page, then say "Go about xxx down to the xxx section..."
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November 22nd, 2011 at 2:06:30 PM permalink
On the about page, Wizard's Helpers section:

"Cindy Liu: Cindy is a brilliant gaming mathematician just teamed up with the Wizard on March 21, 2011."

You're missing a "who" before "just." Perhaps the invaluable proofreader WHO IS THE VERY NEXT FEATURED HELPER could fix this ;)

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