Many of you frequently tell me that you didn't know something about the site. Part of the reason for this is there is much more to the site than most realize. The site is inspired by you and all the things that you tell me are important: rankings lists, competitions, data analysis, comparisons and fostering camaraderie to name a few. The vast majority of what I plan for this site is based on your feedback and I try to keep my plans updated so you know what is being developed and the target. Progress is made every week on adding features and making improvements.
50 meters is now a ranked event: The original criterion for an event to be ranked, before this was a worldwide site, was to include any event contested at a USATF Championship. This helped to ensure rankings lists were meaningful by avoiding having events with only dozens of athletes across all age groups. 50 meters was the first additional ranked event since it is widely contested - others will follow. Please let me know what other events you think should be ranked (consider how many competitors would be listed).
People have told me the
Competition Promotion Email
was really helpful to show additional reasons to participate. The emails will keep coming and the promotions will
also be here
National Representatives and Meet Organizers:
please send me information on your competitions and I will work with you to promote them the site has been visited by over 325,000 people in the past two years and these promotions are seen by a minimum of 25,000 people (through the emails, website and Facebook postings).
Contacting other athletes:
There are several features like an athlete forum, personalizing your profile and contacting other athletes (their choice to receive message - no personal information released). that should be added this year.
Photographers: Their work is invaluable to Masters Athletes. MastersRankings is devoted to promoting and helping those who serve Masters Athletes and Photographers are clearly in that category. Hope to have a special feature on the site within the next few months.
Why are there Indoor performances during summer months? When are rankings lists finalized? Is my jump eligible for listing? These questions and many more, especially considering all the new visitors to the site, are answered by MastersRankings' long standing policies. Unfortunately, these have not been posted to the site. Policies will be published on the site by the end of April 2017. Please review
and let me know what other policies you think should be posted.