I have been trying to get it organized for the past year... but it is kind of difficult.
I do not think that anyone realized how big this would get. I am sure no one ever thought that there would be 1900 members 3 years ago. It was quite useful at that time, but right now it isn't any longer.
I am using Access to manipulate the data.. but it is difficult especially as many do not include the correct information.
Here is what we have so far. When you click on the Register Your Cub link, this page appears with the following fields to enter the indicated data.
Model (Lo-Boy, Cub, Cadet etc....):
Color(eg. Red, Yellow, White):
So far many people do not even fill out the fields correctly which really causes a lot of problems in sorting the data. If for instance one enters the year in the comments box, then it cannot be sorted properly because it cannot be found.
And here is another problem. I finally got most of the manipulation figured out in Access.. (still difficult), but as soon as another entry is made, it all goes askew.
Now if you view the Registry, and it is sorted by YEAR... we can see how the entries look. If you do not enter the year and serial number, it is gonna be difficult as blank entries are viewed as coming before any number.
As you can see the first two entries skew the results because the data is not correct. And there are 1122 entries and I can guarantee you that there are a lot, and I do mean a lot of duplicate entries. (I have been culling them)
The fix will come, patience is the key. Dennis has a lot on his plate, especially this year, and I have not been able to do an awful lot this past year due to my health problems. Hopefully over the next few months, I will be able to get most of it sorted agan and we will see what happens.
Hang in there Brandon, it will get there.. as our Momma's told us when we was kids - Paitience is a virtue...
I am going to ask Dennis for another upload of the file and will try to get it done in a few days. Then.. while I am updating it, maybe we can turn off the registry for that short period. Now that I understand how to fix it, it won't take that long.