Live bonus claiming using email

Kim Leeson

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#23
Sorry for hijack Bob...But
didn't want to start a new thread but it seems to me that we Brits are the most active members in the world, which astounds me for our weather and size of Island...just saying...Australia not far behind, but heck look at the size of their country...or do we just talk a lot of shyte?

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#26
During the Jorvik Rally, I was in and out at bonuses while others stared at their phones, I did it longhand at the finishing table (much to Graeme's discontent)
As ever, preparation would help here Kim... As the Jorvik (and BBL) give plenty of advance route planning time we should know pretty much exactly where we are going to be going on the day - in advance of the Jorvik I made draft emails for all my planned stops, with the correct details in the subject line (including an estimated odo reading)

So it was simply:
Take picture
Attach to the right draft email
Tweak odo on email if needed
Put the Rally email address in the To Field (again, the Rally Contact was pre-named so that it would be first to appear as I type)
Click Send

Probably took about the same amount of time as taking a picture on a camera and making a note of time and odo, but then I didn't have to arrive back at Rally HQ in time to write it all down in a list.

:)
 
#27
If it's in the [Sent] folder, it's sent. If it's in the [Outbox], it's waiting for signal. If it's in [Drafts], the [Send] button wasn't hit. A quick check before check-in at the end of the rally (or each day for multi-day rallies) will ensure that everything that should have been sent has actually been sent.
My only issue with that is that I have had situations (not on a Rally, yet) where an email is in my Sent Folder, but not received by the recipient, obviously a security or spam filter has pocketed it somewhere.

Replying 'received' when the email is processed by the Rallymaster seems entirely reasonable to me, though entrants would need to understand that there may be a time-delay between the email being sent and viewed by the Rallymaster.

As to whether a competitor would want to know back if it was ok ot there was a problem with the submission, I'm not sure... what do you lot think?
 

Kim Leeson

Selfie Stick King
Premier Member
IBA Member
#28
As ever, preparation would help here Kim... As the Jorvik (and BBL) give plenty of advance route planning time we should know pretty much exactly where we are going to be going on the day - in advance of the Jorvik I made draft emails for all my planned stops, with the correct details in the subject line (including an estimated odo reading)

So it was simply:
Take picture
Attach to the right draft email
Tweak odo on email if needed
Put the Rally email address in the To Field (again, the Rally Contact was pre-named so that it would be first to appear as I type)
Click Send

Probably took about the same amount of time as taking a picture on a camera and making a note of time and odo, but then I didn't have to arrive back at Rally HQ in time to write it all down in a list.

:)
Thanks Lee, never thought of drafting emails in preparation, I will try that, thanks again.