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Re: [cpdb] Current Projects

Post by DaleJuniorFan » 4 years ago

Latest post of the previous page:

Just yesterday, we passed the 2000-entry threshold. We've come quite a way in less than a year and a half, and I have to say I'm glad to be one of the many fine folks contributing to the CPDB. Here's to 3000! :twothumbs:

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Post by Motorsportrace » 4 years ago

I've seen that the entries having "FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix" as the series were too few.
I've changed them to the already existing "500cc World Championship", "250cc World Championship", etc.
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Post by Motorsportrace » 4 years ago

I had to edit the Bergamonti entry: I didn't realize I posted an image form 1967 thinking it was from his fatal crash.
My mistake.
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Post by PTRACER » 4 years ago

I have just revised all 'Unknown' series entries. Most were simply national races which were run say, once a year, but not part of any championship. I have therefore labelled these "non-championship".

I have also added details to some of the motorcycle fatalities, making sure that at least the class of each vehicle is listed (e.g. 600cc Superstocks, Supertwins, Supermotos etc.) even though many of those are also standalone races (e.g. North West 200).
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Post by DaleJuniorFan » 4 years ago

Daytona Intl. Speedway project is complete.

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Post by PTRACER » 4 years ago

Well done DJR, that's a stellar job you've done there :thumbsup: I received a PM on another forum complimenting the thoroughness of the Daytona crashes a few weeks ago.

Feel free to take a break, but let us know when the time is right what your next project will be (if you plan to continue :wave: )
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Post by PTRACER » 3 years ago

My next two projects will probably be Spa and then something "big" like Sebring, or non-fatal Le Mans crashes. I'm still in the process of adding new British, German and Monza crashes (etc.) which have appeared over the past three months.
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Post by PTRACER » 3 years ago

We're 25 away from the 3000 mark. This is so awesome, guys!!!
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Post by PTRACER » 1 year ago

Could everyone currently working on the database give me an update on what they are doing? Thanks!
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Post by Sedre » 1 year ago

Ok, I remembered that I recently received from @PTRACER admin rights, so I need to choose project to work. While I'm more special on Rally and Hillclimb fatalities, it seems that someone already doing this project, so maybe I'll try with Eastern European crashes and Argentinean fatalities (because my MM.org colleague Isbel Quiroz continues to provide me with photos which he had).
And maybe I'll correct some fatalities entries with help of My Heritage pages as well as French Death Index. For example:

http://www.the-fastlane.co.uk/cpdb/cras ... itid1=1741

Correct surname spelling - Mallaussene:


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Post by PTRACER » 9 months ago

These three are indexed and awaiting some free time/energy for upload. I would like to do the Spa project, actually. I expect I will do the other two as well at some point.

viewtopic.php?f=67&t=14954
viewtopic.php?f=67&t=14211
viewtopic.php?f=67&t=15947
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Post by PTRACER » 9 months ago

Okay, one more project is complete! All crashes pre-1933 (and I mean all), excluding American Speedway crashes, are done :happy:

Some projects have overlapped, but these are the totals:

1890s - 6 non-USA + 1 USA
1900s - 66 non-USA + 8 USA
1910s - 17 non-USA + 35 USA
1920s - 100 non-USA + 24 USA
1930s - 172 non-USA + 44 USA

So, that's 473 crashes in total.

I already indexed all American speedway crashes until 1918, they are here: viewtopic.php?f=67&t=16421

I think working on those in the 1920s and 1930s will be really tough and it is not my area of interest at all, so I will leave that to someone else.
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Post by Motorsportrace » 7 months ago

I've updated Simoncelli's entry (it contained watermarked AP photos, and I changed all of them):
http://the-fastlane.co.uk/cpdb/crashpho ... itid1=1297
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Post by Jacob » 7 months ago

Motorsportrace wrote:
7 months ago
I've updated Simoncelli's entry (it contained watermarked AP photos, and I changed all of them):
http://the-fastlane.co.uk/cpdb/crashpho ... itid1=1297
Why are Colin Edwards & Valentino Rossi listed as also involved?
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Post by hollie3sa » 7 months ago

Jacob wrote:
7 months ago
Motorsportrace wrote:
7 months ago
I've updated Simoncelli's entry (it contained watermarked AP photos, and I changed all of them):
http://the-fastlane.co.uk/cpdb/crashpho ... itid1=1297
Why are Colin Edwards & Valentino Rossi listed as also involved?
It's a mistake from when we had no final rules as to which name goes in which category.

Entry is now fixed.

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Post by PTRACER » 6 months ago

Well, we're past 6000 entries now! I wonder how many more we will end up with?
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