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Not quite Sumo Reference updates, but it seems that the site at http://sumo.goo.ne.jp/eng/ has stopped and the HSK has their own official page that will show all the results. http://www.sumo.or.jp/en/index.

Looks like I'll have to update all of my Excel web-scrapers... not sure if the sumoDB will need to do the same...

Oh, crap! Doitsuyama won't be pleased...

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Not quite Sumo Reference updates, but it seems that the site at http://sumo.goo.ne.jp/eng/ has stopped and the HSK has their own official page that will show all the results. http://www.sumo.or.jp/en/index.

Looks like I'll have to update all of my Excel web-scrapers... not sure if the sumoDB will need to do the same...

Typical.

Fixing something that aint broke!

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And with that, back to Engrish??

"Advanced ticket of the tournament in Tokyo
can be purchased on August 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM"

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Hmm, some new stuff though-for instance, the kyujo page now has all rikishi injured, all divisions, in English as well.

http://www.sumo.or.jp/en/honbasho/main/absence

A search engine for rikishi in all of sumo, by name or by shusshin:

http://www.sumo.or.jp/en/sumo_data/rikishi/search

Kyokai members, including all gyoji and yobidashi (don't remember if we had that in English before)

http://www.sumo.or.jp/en/sumo_data/kyokai_member/

What I can't find on the English side is the list of retired and the list of Juryo promotions.

Edited by Kintamayama

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Not quite Sumo Reference updates, but it seems that the site at http://sumo.goo.ne.jp/eng/ has stopped and the HSK has their own official page that will show all the results. http://www.sumo.or.jp/en/index.

Looks like I'll have to update all of my Excel web-scrapers... not sure if the sumoDB will need to do the same...

Oh, crap! Doitsuyama won't be pleased...

Yeah, and I'm sure the format will change several times during the next few basho as they iron out the details...

On the other hand, it does work better in some ways and simplifies my spreadsheets.

But no idea if the format for the torikumi will be identical before & after the bouts are run... should be an interesting Aki...

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Not quite Sumo Reference updates, but it seems that the site at http://sumo.goo.ne.jp/eng/ has stopped and the HSK has their own official page that will show all the results. http://www.sumo.or.jp/en/index.

Looks like I'll have to update all of my Excel web-scrapers... not sure if the sumoDB will need to do the same...

Well spotted...

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End of an era...IIRC the goo site started at the beginning of 2004, so almost 10 years.

Looks like the tabled data is missing from the banzuke topics.

Real names are reversed now in the English-side rikishi profiles; previously in Western order, now surname-given name. Shikona kanji-only and given name-only changes are now displayed on the English side (Kotooshu, Hochiyama), although the given name changes can't be tracked back even on the Japanese side (Hochiyama). Looks like my bimonthly data grab will still be useful...

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I really like this new layout. Granted, it needs some adjusting here and there but overall it looks good. I just wonder why the lower rankers (makushita and below) are clickable on some pages while on others they are not.

http://www.sumo.or.jp/sumo_data/rikishi/search here they are

http://www.sumo.or.jp/honbasho/main/hoshitori?rank=3 here they are not

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The old generic link to the video stream is gone. We may not know the new one or the reflector links until some time in Day one.

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i don't know if this change creates problems with some of you that you administrate stuff online but i find the new site a huge improvement. I like it a lot.

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Kyokai members, including all gyoji and yobidashi (don't remember if we had that in English before)

http://www.sumo.or.jp/en/sumo_data/kyokai_member/

We did. (Link will probably go bad soon.)

What I can't find on the English side is the list of retired and the list of Juryo promotions.

Same as before then. ;-)

In general, most things that didn't exist on the English side before don't exist now either, torikumi and hoshitori are the notable exceptions. (And actually having links to the lower division rikishi profiles.) Remains to be seen if that's going to change further; for now it looks like they've mainly just ported over the existing page content into the new design.

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Looks like an over-designed piece of crap to me, but that's what's fashionable on the Web these days, I suppose. On my machine, the longer name/rank combinations tend to get cut off on the right. And it'd be nice if they'd get a fluent English-speaker involved.

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You can really fuck play with it: If you move your mouse quickly over the main menu labels, you can unfold all associated subthingieswhateverthenameis at the same time. If you keep doing this for a minute and then stop, all the folding and unfolding will continue forever. Cute.

Generally, I'm with Kuroyama. The previous version was functional, stable, informative. No need for a change, especially when the change incorporates design concepts that I would call - with a lot of goodwill - "Pagemaker 1.2 Look and Feel".

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the site got tabletized in my opinion.

(neve thought I would miss the old dusty showa-poi goo* site that suddenly...)

*what kind of website would you except...

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Looks like a disasta for my games...
I will need to write a new grabber. I can already see that my grabber can't read anything now.

Probably next basho (and perhaps next few too) will be run by me manually, because I won't be able to write a new grabber so quickly. But we will see.

Bad news for me :-(

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. On my machine, the longer name/rank combinations tend to get cut off on the right.

Go to the top line and reset the text size to the smallest A.

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Looks like an over-designed piece of crap to me, but that's what's fashionable on the Web these days, I suppose. On my machine, the longer name/rank combinations tend to get cut off on the right. And it'd be nice if they'd get a fluent English-speaker involved.

The hoshitori/torikumi layout looks mostly geared towards the Japanese side (except for the inexplicably wide kimarite column), which looks rather messed up with the longer romaji shikona. That definitely needs to be addressed in some way, but as mentioned above I think their main goal for now was to port the existing content, and for that making the English side look good was probably not a high priority.

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the site got tabletized in my opinion.

(neve thought I would miss the old dusty showa-poi goo* site that suddenly...)

*what kind of website would you except...

In a way, the new site looks a bit like a modern version of the pre-goo site, all just a little bit too overloaded compared to the fairly clean goo layout.

Edit: While I'm at it, maybe somebody wants to relive the experience of the really old site version, too.

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Wait, there is somewhere other than sumoforum.net and the sumo db to get sumo information? I don't believe you.

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Looks like the tabled data is missing from the banzuke topics.

Yeah, I can't see the tables anywhere. I really hope that's just a temporary glitch as Banzuke Topics is by far my favourite part of the site.

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Kyokai members, including all gyoji and yobidashi (don't remember if we had that in English before)

http://www.sumo.or.jp/en/sumo_data/kyokai_member/

We did. (Link will probably go bad soon.)

Wayback machine still has it, of course: http://web.archive.org/web/20130329122526/http://sumo.goo.ne.jp/eng/ozumo_meikan/index.html

But overall, I don't think this was an issue of trying to "fix" something. Probably just that the contract with goo.ne.jp ran out and wasn't renewed.

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