Website to track u/g success rates?

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  1. maradori
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    As most of us know, Continited has that UDU thing where elites can get auto-upgraded to domestic first. As many of us know, there is a site www.udustats.com that, based on people's submissions, allows one to draw on statistics to make an educated guess of their chances of being UDU'ed for a particular flight at certain times of the day.

    I know that there are many times where I might WANT to fly somewhere on AC but I might choose not to fly because I'm too scared I'll lose out on Aerolotto and sit in whY for 10+ hours. Surely there must be others who feel the same way?

    I'm wondering how receptive the AC community here is to our own version of udustats.com? If there is sufficient interest, I wouldn't mind coding something up...
     
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    Yes, please!!!! Brilliant idea! I like!
     
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    I think this would be a very useful thing to have in our pockets here on MP. Thanks!
     
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    If you can create this (and host it?) I'm sure we can get lots of people using it -- the upcoming wikis should allow us to highlight it pretty easily. And eupgradestats.com seems to be available! :)
     
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    To specifically hightlight AC ... maybe a suggestion of ACeUpgradeStats.com?
     
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    That would work, too.

    I just took a peek at udustats.com, though, and the site doesn't appear to mention UA or CO anywhere! [​IMG]
     
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    What about having it controlled by MP handle and password ;) Unique to MP users $5B9E2FBA89964D96.gif
     
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    Doing a pass-through authentication to MilePoint could work technically, as long as people are comfortable with entering their MilePoint user IDs and passwords on another web site.
     
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    Yes, BUT the whole point is to get as much ug stats as possible... Right? :)
     
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    Are you referring to ACMM's suggestion to use MilePoint user IDs? Or something else?
     
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    That would be a problem for me.

    User ID...no problem
     
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    It was a joke guys ... it was a joke ...
     
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    Great idea - we've all posted to/responded to "What are my chances" threads. It would be great to have some real data.
    Even better would be a site that distinguishes chances at each window (anytime/7 day/4 day/lotto), but I don't know if the data is available
     
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    That's like UDUstats
     
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    wao, didn't expect this kind of response

    OK I'll start work on this. It'll take some time since the last thing I want to do after programming for 8 hours is to ... do more programming (eye pain!!!). But I'll try to prototype something for us soon.

    Which is the motivation for this thread. We can all contribute our successful (and failed) u/gs to provide real data for everyone's benefit.

    I think the easiest way to approach the account management issue (for now, at least) is to stick with a manual process. For example, you can PM me with a password that
    • you will remember
    • you don't use anywhere else
    So then you can still contribute u/g stats with your MP/FT user id, but with a "throwaway" password that, even if compromised, won't affect your other online credentials. If this site becomes popular and I become bogged down with new account creation, I could easily write a "create account" utility and delegate new account creation to volunteers.
     
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    Hate to double-post, but wow you guys are the best!!

    We've made it as a "Trending Topic"

    [​IMG]
     
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