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'Save and add new match' feature 2018-06-14

Thanks to a change in the basic structure, we can now offer to all groups the 'Save and add new match' feature, which was previously a Plus exclusive. Now it'll be much easier and faster to add several matches in a row.

As always, though, we'd really like you to upgrade you group to Plus: that way the matches you add well get priority processing, you will access a vast array of dedicated features, and we will get much needed support for our work and our ability to keep this site up and running with constant improvements.

Happy gaming!

Privacy policy update 2018-05-25

You will likely have heard about General Data Protection Regulation.
To make it easier for you to find out what we do here in regard to GDPR, we've updated our terms and privacy policy, including details about:

  • the types of personal information we collect and use
  • your rights relating to the information we hold about you
  • how we keep your personal information safe

We are not asking to collect more data (as usual, you just need an email to create an account) or use your personal data differently, and you don't need to take any further action to accept the changes. By continuing to use our services on or after May 25, 2018, you agree to the updated terms and privacy policy. If you have any questions about anything covered above, please contact us.

Black Friday? 2018-05-21

What's that you say?
Black Friday is in the fall, in November, and we're in May right now?
Also, today's not Friday?

True.
But we want to celebrate our first anniversary since the launch of the Plus upgrade, so this is our Black Unfriday offer: only today, everything you can buy on rankade is available with an additional discount (up to 60% off their full price for Plus groups, and up to 75% off their full price for Supporter users) - on everything from new upgrades (which you can enable from here), to renewals, to extensions to what you already bought (which you can enable from here).

In one year, the list of new features exclusive to Plus groups has grown quite longer. We keep on working to offer you an ever richer and more complete system, and we keep needing your support for that (if you can spare five minutes, read here: nothing much has changed since we first posted that).

Thanks again to all who support and keep supporting us, thanks to all who're starting today, and see you soon with our next releases.

Happy Black Unfriday!

Stats and facts 2018-04-26

It's done.
After a long process of development, implementation and testing, here comes the new 'Stats and facts' area, a new addition to the lineup of exclusive Plus features.
We're really proud of it.

To access the new area, just click on the red multifunctional floating button (bottom right). After opening the modal window, you'll be able to browse though all five available blocks, each with several items.

These are the stats we implemented:

  • Best/worst stats, including max/min ree in group history, best player/pair by win percentage, wildest mismatch, best/worst matchup for each player.
  • All pair matchup stats, to evaluate the performances of pairs in 2-vs-2 challenges and in matches with teams of several players.
  • Current streak stats for player, matchup, pair, pair matchup.
  • Highest/lowest ree stats for each group member.
  • Last win/loss stats for player, matchup, pair, pair matchup.
  • And more!

All stats are available for all players and for each subset within the group, including yearly subsets, automated weight-based subsets and custom subsets. An example: for a 20-player Table Football group with ten subsets, the 'Stats and facts' window can have over 5,000,000 (yep, that's five million) different outputs, always up-to-date with every match you enter.

All members of the Plus group have unlimited access to these queries.

Moreover, all outputs can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, or the group's chat with a single click. A chance you don't want to miss to brag about your high scores and winning streaks, to shake your head in disbelief when you're down in the dumps, to share with your nemesis the challenging nature of your love-hate-win-lose relationship, to take a walk on memory lane and remember the good old days or your old shames, to celebrate the affinities with your best mate or the win you never expected to bag.

And what if you're not in a Plus group?
You can still access the 'Stats and facts' window ant test some of the features. And then... well, the best idea would probably be upgrading your group to Plus, unlock unlimited access for you and all other members and give your much needed contribution to rankade, so we can keep on working and making our system better, adding new features like we just did this time around.

We still need your support, the present and future of rankade depend on you. As always, thanks to all who gave us their kind support.

And, as always, happy gaming!

Just a hint 2018-01-19

Our system has detected that some groups are recording matches in a different group with the same name as a previous group, with the year appended (e.g. 'My group 2018'), and the same players.

We would like to inform you that - for Plus group - a new feature (Yearly autosubsets) is available with which rankade is able to automatically create subsets for matches played in each calendar year.

Therefore, we suggest you keep recording your matches in your original group, so that you can keep collecting statistical data, enjoying your new year ranking without losing the global ranking (with all-time stats, belts, badges, activites). Both rankings (global and yearly) will be updated after every match. You can easily switch rankings in all widgets.

Also, please remember that admins can always edit or delete previously recorded matches (adding, removing, or exchanging players, changing parameters, etc).

Yearly autosubsets 2018-01-05

A new feature for Plus groups!

Yearly rankings are the aggregated standings from subsets of matches within the group, including all matches played during a calendar year.

Now is the time to draw up a balance of the year that just ended! The 2017 subset (and the subsets for all previous years, if any) will be built and processed for all Plus groups (both existing and future upgrades) in a few days, as soon as a sizable number of match is recorded in 2018 (check 'Games and subsets' widget).

Of course, each subset has its own ranking, graph, and stats.

Therefore, we suggest you keep recording your matches in your original group, so that you can keep collecting statistical data, enjoying your new year ranking without losing the global ranking (with all-time stats, belts, badges, activites). Both rankings (global and yearly) will be updated after every match. You can easily switch rankings in all widgets.

Also, please remember that admins can always edit or delete previously recorded matches (adding, removing, or exchanging players, changing parameters, etc).

Quick form 2018-01-02

Welcome back.

After a preview launch to selected groups (thanks for your most useful feedback, by the way!), coming into the new year we're making available to everyone the Quick form for entering 1-on-1 or 2-on-2 matches.

Our new form will be available along with its predecessor, now called Full form, without replacing it. The system will automatically default to the form which better fits your group's characteristics, though of course you can always switch between the two.

Happy new year, and happy gaming!

Black Friday! 2017-11-24

Last year, on Black Friday, the number of users logged in to rankade reached an all-time low. We should have seen that coming, really: everybody was out shopping for shoes, or clothes (or maybe new table tennis paddles, boardgames, or billiard gloves to climb their groups' rankings on rankade).

Therefore, this time we chose to have a little Black Friday of our own, for those happy few who dedicate a little of their Friday (on a work break, in the evening, or anytime else) to the best thing in the world: playing... and who, of course, spend a little of their time before, during, and after the match in the best game-side place to be: on rankade.

So let's have our own Black Friday: only today, everything on sale on rankade is available with an additional discount (up to 60% off their full price for Plus groups, and up to 75% off their full price for Supporter users) - on everything from new upgrades (which you can enable from here), to renewals, to extensions to what you already bought (which you can enable from here).

Assuming you still have some spare change after all that shoe-shopping, of course... and assuming you want to support our project. :)

Two new features! 2017-11-09

And here we are again, so very soon after last time.

We just released two new exclusive features for Plus groups, adding to the long list you can see on the pricing page.

  • New awards! We have introduced win medals and draw and loss pins. As with all others, these too are awarded for every subset (auto-generated and custom) in the group, and are visible in the user rewards within the group, in the activities page and in the match details.

  • Also, we are very proud to present, by popular demand... pair stats! A vital addition for all Foosball groups and, in general, for team sports and games. For each pair in the group, wins, draws, losses, and win percentages are calculated for the two players in the same faction. You can access these new data in the 'Matchup and pair stats widget' (formerly 'Matchup stats'), by switching the selector.

New releases await you in the next few months, so stay tuned.

And, as always, happy gaming!

Autumn has come 2017-10-23

Welcome back.

Autumn has come and rankade keeps growing. In the next few weeks we will release the new features exclusive to Plus groups and Supporter users, valid both for already active subscriptions and for new arrivals.

As you will have noticed, there are new options for Plus Group and Supporter Users alongside the old annual subscriptions: 2-year and 5-year subscription deals, with more value than ever, and 6-month and 3-month Plus Group subscriptions, for those of you who need some groups only for short periods, or who want to test all of rankade's features but are on a tight budget.

Thanks again to all of our active supporters, and see you soon!


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