Forum: Protest Hearing Procedures

Updated info re: Online Protest Form System using Google Forms Project

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Angelo Guarino
Nationality: United States of America
Certifications:
  • Regional Judge
  • Fleet Measurer
Some of you may recall that I twiddled around and built an online protest-form (hearing request form) generator using Google Forms (a local YC had asked me to build a Scoring Inquiry processor using Google Forms and I kind'a just kept going once I learned how). 

That thread describing the project can be found here if you want to walk down memory lane. 
To see the Q&A Google Form in action, click here.

Anyway, I hadn't touched the system since 2019 until a few days ago when a friend asked if the system could be customized to "hard-wire" the Race Office email-address into the form.  This would be beneficial to make sure the filings were going the right place and not off into the ether due to user-error typing in the email address.

So I looked into it, and I actually found a way to implement this without hard-wiring or custom-coding, but rather by passing those variables into the system using a custom URL.

I don't want to post those general instructions on the internet as I don't know what silliness might be possible, but I'd be happy to share with you privately the how-to's if you think it might be helpful to you or your organization.

At this point, I have the data to allow you to create a URL that pre-loads the:
  1. Event Name
  2. Organizing Authority
  3. Race Office email-address (where filings are supposed to be electronically delivered)

If you think that would be helpful/useful to you, you can shoot me a private email to my above email-address and I'll give you the instructions.  It's surprisingly simple to do (once you know how!).

Ang
Created: 21-Oct-12 22:01

Comments

Jim Archer
Nationality: United States of America
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I don't want to post those general instructions on the internet as I don't know what silliness might be possible

A LOT of silliness is possible. Will the URL be visible to the email recipients? 
Created: 21-Oct-12 22:42
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Angelo Guarino
Nationality: United States of America
Certifications:
  • Regional Judge
  • Fleet Measurer
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I would recommend anyone using the pre-filling technique to use a URL shortener like tinyurl which would hide the data ID’s for passing in the published-link.

Ang
Created: 21-Oct-12 23:02
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