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= Notable posts =
 
= Notable posts =
 
Here is a selection of notable official posts. They cover topics such as economics, [[match engine]], new game features.
 
Here is a selection of notable official posts. They cover topics such as economics, [[match engine]], new game features.
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The first archived message still remaining in archive is dated 30/12/2000.
  
 
== 2000 ==
 
== 2000 ==
Back in 2000, HT-News and System Information were all mixed together. [[GM-Hans]], the only game master at the time, handled it all for the first few years. The first archived message still remaining is dated 30/12/2000.
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Back in 2000, HT-News and System Information were all mixed together. [[GM-Hans]], the only game master at the time, handled it all for the first few years.  
  
 
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Yes, it is that day - the day when the [[national coach]]
 
Yes, it is that day - the day when the [[national coach]]
 
election results are revealed. You can
 
election results are revealed. You can
now see the election results and the
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National Team coaches have gained the
 
National Team coaches have gained the
 
keys to their teams. However, we're not
 
keys to their teams. However, we're not
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the Sunday about the National Teams.}}
 
the Sunday about the National Teams.}}
  
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{{User:Carlesmu/Template foo|width=|date=01/03/2002|title=TV-money to the clubs!|news=The Hattrick [[World Cup]] is coming up and the HT-World has signed a lifetime deal for [[sponsors|TV rights]].  
 
This money will be divided
 
This money will be divided
 
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off payment. It has been added to
 
off payment. It has been added to
 
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your "Temporary income" column.}}
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{{User:Carlesmu/Template foo|width=|date=25/03/2002|title=The Economy Council|news=We have summoned an [[Hattrick Central Bank|economy council]] and will soon begin our work.
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The economy council members are:
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Krister Sund, Knusper Rovers (div IV)
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Fredrik Knutzen, Quatro Staggione AC
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(div II)
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Magnus Wikström, Lillgumhamn FC (div V).}}
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{{User:Carlesmu/Template foo|width=|date=23/03/2002|title=Top players in cheating teams|news=Our GMs are gearing up their efforts to rid the game of cheating and a lot of teams have been locked.
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All players in these
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{{User:Carlesmu/Template foo|width=|date=08/05/2002|title=National Teams now in menu|news=With the Hattrick World Cup now over, the World Cup site has consequently been dismantled.
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{{User:Carlesmu/Template foo|width=|date=25/05/2002|title=Mobile payments|news=Many users have requested additional payment options for the [[Hattrick Shop]].
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{{User:Carlesmu/Template foo|width=|date=09/07/2002|title=Launching: SMS Tracking!|news=We're now launching a brand new SMS service: Tracking.
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Revision as of 21:14, 26 October 2020

"Hattrick announces", also know as HT-News or simply "News", are insights into updates written by the Hattrick Team and information on the development of Hattrick.

Together with the System Information they are used to give an overall picture on the status of the website.

A recent post is shown in My Office section of homepage, while old news can be accessed through the "View more" button in the "Hattrick announces" page (breadcrumb is "My Hattrick » News » Archive").

Notable posts

Here is a selection of notable official posts. They cover topics such as economics, match engine, new game features.

The first archived message still remaining in archive is dated 30/12/2000.

2000

Back in 2000, HT-News and System Information were all mixed together. GM-Hans, the only game master at the time, handled it all for the first few years.

New features

30/12/2000
Some new features have just been added to the site - you can now opt to delete all read messages older than a certain date from your mail box.

Also, a page has been added which describes which teams are currently best positioned from promotion (link to it from the league table table).

And, as you can see, improvements to the My Hattrick page that makes it possible for the game master to distinguish between messages in different languages...

2001

Rules are now up!

15/02/2001
The English version of the rules are now up.

If you have questions I can be contacted at the Hattrick message system with "GM-Hans" as the recepient or at gm- hans@swipnet.se

Hattrick Forum in English

16/02/2001
The Swedish language forum is wildly active, but we hope that the new meeting place for cosmopolitan Hattrick managers will be popular as well.

The address is http://www.delphi.com/hattrickworld. You has to register as a Delphi user, but it´s worth it.

Revolution!

11/03/2001
The Spanish crown has lost control over it´s holdings in the New World.

The Spanish league will from here on be known as La Primera Mexicana. However, industry insiders expect that a new Spanish league will be formed within the next few months.

International transfers

22/03/2001
Buying and selling players through the transfer market is the key to long term success in Hattrick.

We've changed the policy on international transfers, and it is now fully legal (maybe even advisable!) to go out and buy players from abroad. The only limitation will be that foreign players will have a 20% higher salary starting next season.

It may not be obvious HOW to buy players from a foreign league. The players listed under Transfer is only the available players currently for sale in the league you are in right now. To look in foreign leagues, you first have to go to that league. Change league with the popup in the upper left corner. Then click Transfer in the menu. Remember, what you see in Hattrick is always based on in what league (ie country) you are currently in.

Registration

21/06/2001
Please note that if you have any friends who wish to register they can NOT do so on the site.

The only way to apply for a team in the non-Swedish leagues is by e- mail. For England send an e-mail to gm- hans@swipnet.se and for all other countries to johan@extralives.com

Allo Allo!

05/07/2001
Yet again we have discovered a person

within the English league who had received his team after pretending to be English. He has now been kicked out. If you suspect that someone is not who he is pretending to be or cheating in any other way e-mail gm-hans@swipnet.se You don't have to prove anything. That is my problem :-)

New Supporter version

12/08/2001
Now we are releasing several completely new features for the Hattrick Supporter service.

Match kit design, Press Announcements, improved statistical functions, the Trophy Case - as well as a brand new Federation feature, allowing users to form their own private organizations. Check it out, more info can be found on the Supporter info pages!

Stadium compensation

14/08/2001
We've finally come to a decision on the stadium issue and how to give compensation to those who got too small stadium.

You can read a much more elaborate explanation on the ruling here. Basically, it says that those who got the smaller stadiums will get 250 000 US$ in extra income this week.

Future teams will also get the smaller stadium plus an extra 250k US$ in startup cash.

New International Gamemasters

28/08/2001
The Hattrick team is pleased to announce two star signings, namely the new Gamemasters George Shook (USA) and Luis Miranda (México).

This means that we now have Gamemasters that natively speak English and Spanish. George will go by the nick GM-George, and Luis by the name of GM-Zeuss.

We share your pain

12/09/2001
At the name of all the Hattrick community, especially the Mexican players, we share the pain of the American people for the tragedy that shocked the world the last Tuesday; I pray for all the casualties in this terrorist attack.
- Luis Miranda

Partnership for Hattrick Software

09/12/2001
We have a nice bit of news today: It is time to launch the Certified Hattrick Product Provider, our partnership program with independent developers of Hattrick software.

Our hope is that CHPP will spur new and improved applications, like "Hattrick Viewer" and "Absolut manager", the first products to be released. You will find more info on the products by clicking the new "Shop" link in the menu.

Announcing Hattrick 6

31/12/2001
"Hattrick 6" is here!

A major upgrade with 4 new exciting features: National squads, international friendlies between clubs, capacity for a 7th (and 8th and 9th...) division in each league - and finally a whole new bunch of match events implementing player specialties and more. Read all about it in a (rather long) document called Welcome to Hattrick 6.

2002

Euro is here!

02/01/2002
Much of Europe has changed currency to the Euro from the old schillings, marks, lires and so forth.

And now Hattrick has switched currency for all thiose leagues. The currency rate in Hattrick for the Euro is 1:1 on the US$.

Elections finished

24/02/2002
Triumphant speeches before a cheering crowd... The narrowly beaten congratulating (hopefully) the winner...

Yes, it is that day - the day when the national coach election results are revealed. You can now see the election results and the National Team coaches have gained the keys to their teams. However, we're not quite finished with the rules and will work hard to be so in the next few days. More information (if not all) will come during the Sunday about the National Teams.

TV-money to the clubs!

01/03/2002
The Hattrick World Cup is coming up and the HT-World has signed a lifetime deal for TV rights.

This money will be divided evenly among all clubs - precisely 200.000 US$ (or whatever your currency) will be distributed to each club in a one- off payment. It has been added to your "Temporary income" column.

The Economy Council

25/03/2002
We have summoned an economy council and will soon begin our work.

The council will initially consist of 6 members, and we will also be in close contact with some GM's outside Sweden (mostly GM-George, GM-Etienne and GM- Hans) to collect their thoughts.

The economy council members are: Krister Sund, Knusper Rovers (div IV) Fredrik Knutzen, Quatro Staggione AC (div II) Magnus Wikström, Lillgumhamn FC (div V).

Top players in cheating teams

23/03/2002
Our GMs are gearing up their efforts to rid the game of cheating and a lot of teams have been locked.

All players in these teams would eventually become deleted and this would have unrealistic consequences for the national teams. Therefore, any player who is part of a national team and whose club owner quits Hattrick or gets kicked out by GMs, can be transferlisted at a starting price of 0 $ by the National (or U20) Coach (money still goes to the closed club).

National Teams now in menu

08/05/2002
With the Hattrick World Cup now over, the World Cup site has consequently been dismantled.

But we've added a new feature labelled "World Cup" in the main menu. It contains all the information about National Teams previously available on the WC site, plus full coverage of the U-20 teams.

Mobile payments

25/05/2002
Many users have requested additional payment options for the Hattrick Shop.

Now we can offer one such alternative, namely the Paybox system for mobile payments. It is available for residents of Germany, the UK, Austria, Spain and Sweden. Once you sign up for the service, you can make secure payments on many sites and the money will be deducted directly from your bank account. Read more about Paybox inside the Shop.

Launching: SMS Tracking!

09/07/2002
We're now launching a brand new SMS service: Tracking.

And it works for virtually all GSM operators (most of Europe and much of Asia, but generally not in North America). You can order match tracking and get instant notification whenever goals and other important events happen. And you can order transfer tracking for a player - you then get an SMS as soon as someone bids for him.

Shaping up on how we close the site

29/12/2002
Many users have been frustrated recently with the site closing without warning.

Even if the closings are normally very brief, we fully understand that you find this unacceptable. Although there may still sometimes happen closings that cannot be predicted, we can still improve a lot on how we inform. From now on we will clearly inform under My Hattrick of all planned/predicted closings of the site. Also, we pledge to improve how we handle extension of transfer deadlines when the site is down.

2003

Language Administrators

06/02/2003
With 7 languages active, our Language Administrators (LangAdmins) are an important part of Hattrick.

They are users who manage the translation on a voluntary basis, a bit like a GM manages the GM duties. To clarify their role, they are henceforth named with a LA- prefix to their username. Thus, we now have the following official Hattrick prefixes:

  • HT- for a member of the HT-Team
  • GM- for a Game Master
  • MOD- for Conference moderators
  • LA- for LangAdmins.

We're back!

18/02/2003
The package has been delivered. Hattrick has got a new home and the icy Swedish winter roads didn't cause any problems... ;) Faster connection, improved security and reliability, more space and easier access for ourselves in the new server hall. And some other advantages. Nothing you will notice, but this way we are safer for the future. The change of IP-numbers went acceptably smooth (some confusion during the weekend, but this is hard to avoid completely).