FAQ

How to view other tipster's tips in your OzTips competition


There are a few easy steps to follow if you wish to view other tipster's tips in your OzTips competition.


Step 1 - Select the round you wish to view the tips for. Note: The viewing of other tipster's tips relies on how your particular competition is set up. If you have any queries please contact your comp manager.



Step 2 - Click on Print Option and drop down the list to select Tipster's tips.



Step 3 - Check out what everyone else has tipped on!

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March 12, 3:36 pm

You will be able to clone your competition from last season. Retaining all your comp rules as well as all the tipsters that had joined. With one single click you will be able to clone all this information and get your footy season off and running.

The great news is that we have worked hard in the off season to ensure we get all the functionality you have been so used to at OzTips and in addition have provided some additional changes to increase your tipping experience.

1. You will be able to hover over the tipping alias to reveal the name stored by the user.
2. Up to date scores right after the matches finish.
3. Able to view tipsters tips in all private comps.
4. Discriminator ( tie breaker) will continue to provide you an aggregate score throughout the entire season.
5. Able to enter or update tips for all your tipsters.
6. A customer Service team that will support your queries throughout the year.

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February 9, 11:02 am

How to Create an OzTips Account

There are a few easy steps to follow in creating an account with OzTips.

Step 1 - If you do not already have an OzTips account, go to www.oztips.com and click on the "register" button for a new account.


Step 2 - If you already have a Yahoo ID you can simply log in and proceed to Step 4.

If you do not have a Yahoo ID you can create a new account by clicking on the "Create new account" button.

You can also sign in using your Facebook or Gmail account details. If you are intending on using Facebook or Gmail click on the appropriate image and sign in.



Step 3a - New Yahoo! Registration - If your account is a new registration fill out your details on the Yahoo! registration page and proceed to Step 4.



Step 3b - Facebook - If you wish to login with your Facebook details click the Facebook button and allow Yahoo to access your information.



Step 3c - Gmail - If you wish to login with your Gmail details click the Gmail button and allow Yahoo to access your information.



Step 4 - Your account is created! Now it's time to Register with OzTips, choose a Username and get tipping! Click on the Register button to continue.

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February 7, 6:49 am

5am to 8am AEST, Wednesday September 14th 2011.

This is only for a 3 hour period, while we make a scheduled maintenance to your favourite tipping site. We will be back even before you know it.

If you have any questions regarding email the support team @ oztips-support-request@yhaoo-inc.com

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September 12, 12:04 pm

Comp Manager tipping for other tipsters on a competition

Only the comp manager has the right to edit other tipster's tips on a competition.

1. Login as the comp manager and go to the tipping page of that competition.

2. Select the tipster from the drop-down list that you wish to edit his/her tips.



3. The tipping tab would change to "Other's tips"



4. Click on the "Edit Tips" button



5. Select the tips and click on the "Save Tips" button

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July 28, 2:56 pm

"Upgrade" Old Skool Tipster (Someone who has had an account with OzTips before yet has yet to upgrade)

What you need before you sign in?
You will need your old OzTips username and password plus a yahoo ID to which you will link your account.

You can click on the on the upgrade button which will direct you to this link http://au.oztips.yahoo.com/upgrade/


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July 28, 1:48 pm

I can't view my competitions, what should I do?



To view your competitions you will need to click on "My Comps" on the top navigation menu. This will provide you with a full list of competitions you have created or joined. We have added a new feature that allows you to filter by sports league on the left hand navigation menu. If you are unable to see your competitions after logging in, please refresh the page by pressing +

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July 28, 1:47 pm

My overall points seem to be behind 1 week?

As we migrate all your data across your scores will automatically update by the next rescore

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July 28, 1:45 pm

Will there be more stats added to the site?

Yes, we will be adding more statistics and news to allow you to make a more informed decision.

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July 28, 1:44 pm

To sign into OzTips you will need to click on the "Sign In" link on the home page. The link is located at the top right hand corner of the navigation menu.

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May 27, 3:59 pm

If you have forgotten your Yahoo ID and/or password please Click Here

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May 27, 3:49 pm

To view your competitions you will need to click on "My Comps" on the top navigation menu. This will provide you with a full list of competitions you have created or joined. We have added a new feature that allows you to filter by sports league on the left hand navigation menu.

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May 27, 12:23 pm

We will transfer all of the following during your OzTips account upgrade

1. Your Tipster Name
2. All your tips
3. All your competitions
4. All your results and scoring
5. All your profile preferences

Please follow these steps to UPGRADE your old OzTips account and get tipping again.

1. Go to http://au.oztips.yahoo.com/ and Click “UPGRADE”
2. Enter your OzTips username & password
3. Login with a new or existing Yahoo!7 account
4. Confirm the upgrade
5. Get tipping!

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April 13, 6:55 pm

If you have forgotten your old OzTips password for the purpose of upgrading follow these steps.

1. Click Here
2. Enter Email address and click SEND
3. We will then send you a confirmation link in your email.
4. The click on this link to continue the upgrade process

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April 13, 6:54 pm

Since Yahoo!7 and OzTips joined forces back in July last year, we’ve been busy working to upgrade much of the technology that OzTips currently uses. The existing OzTips website works on one system whilst our Yahoo!7 sites work on another completely different system. Getting these 2 systems to talk to each other is near impossible. The effort that we could put into making both systems talk to each other is much better invested in creating for you an awesome site that can leverage all the benefits of Yahoo!7 technology directly.

Your old OzTips login won’t work for this site. You need a Yahoo! ID to login from now on.

Please follow these steps to UPGRADE your old OzTips account and get tipping again.

1. Go to http://au.oztips.yahoo.com/ and Click “UPGRADE”
2. Enter your OzTips username & password
3. Login with a new or existing Yahoo!7 account
4. Confirm the upgrade
5. Get tipping!

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April 13, 6:53 pm

No. Unfortunately, once the first Week of your Tipping Comp's 'Knockout Comp' closes, Tipsters cannot enter it after that time.

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April 13, 3:39 pm

The points you receive when joining late are added when the Ladder is next processed (which is after the very next match is played).

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April 13, 3:38 pm

Absolutely, anyone can join a Competition late. Your Comp Manager determines the score you will receive when you join (lowest score, average score, home scores, away scores etc), based on the rules they determined at the start of the Competition. Refer to the comp rules for this info or contact your comp manager directly.

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April 13, 3:37 pm

Absolutely, remember, though, every change the Manager makes is 'audited', so the people in your Comp will be able to see any rule changes.

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April 13, 3:35 pm

Once you've made changes to a Week that has closed, or your Competition rules, your Competition will be updated during the next weekly re-score.

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April 13, 3:34 pm

No problem. If you want to create a Comp and the season has already started, just go to the Create a Comp page and follow the instructions.

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April 13, 3:33 pm

Yes, for some Sports you can select the Tip cut-off time for your Tipping Comp. The options are:

A) 5-minutes before the first match of the Week; or

B) 5-minutes before EACH match

Option B will enable your Tipsters to make selections right up until the start of each match and is a good option if a lot of your Tipsters have access to OzTips Mobile (www.oztips.mobi) from their handsets.

If you have already set-up your Comp, don't worry, you can re-configure your Comp at anytime - click 'Comp Rules' then 'Edit Comp' & be sure to let your Tipsters know you have changed the Rules!

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April 13, 3:30 pm

You can save/copy the banner template into a photo or image editing program and add your Comp Name, a background photo or whatever else you want on your banner.

Please make sure your banner image is 300 pixels wide by 75 pixels high and is saved as a .JPG or .GIF file, less than 15kb in size.

After creating your banner, follow these steps to upload it

1. Login to Oztips
2. Click “Manage” in top navigation
3. Click “Edit” in the side navigation
4. Select your comp name from the drop down menu provided
5. Select Comp Maintenance
6. Then use the "Upload Banner" dialogue
7. Browse to select the image on your computer, then click "Save Banner" to upload it. To change your banner again, click the banner on your Comp's My Tips page and repeat the steps above.

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April 13, 3:28 pm

There are two types of Tipping Comps that you can select when setting up your Comp, however not all Tipping types are available for each Sport:

Straight Tipping: This is straight pick the winner Tipping.

Price Tipping: Tipping with points awarded based upon the match's final Tip price. eg. If the final match Tip prices were Knights ($1.35) v Broncos ($2.20) and the Knights won, you would be awarded 1.35 points for that correct Tip.

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April 13, 3:27 pm

Absolutely, anyone can join a Competition late. Your Comp Manager determines the score you will receive when you join (lowest score, average score, home scores, away scores etc), based on the rules they determined at the start of the Competition.

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April 13, 3:19 pm

The points you receive when joining late are added when the Ladder is next processed. However, your comp manager may not have allocated any points to late starters. Please check out the competition rules for more details or contact your Competition Manger directly.

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April 13, 3:17 pm

If you're the Comp Manager, please follow these steps to invite or remove tipsters to your comp

1. Login to Oztips
2. Click “Manage” in top navigation
3. Click “Edit” in the side navigation
4. Select your comp name from the drop down menu provided
5. The click "Invite/Remove Tipsters" link to remove or invite Tipsters on your Comp.

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April 13, 2:52 pm

Tipsters receive the "All Correct Bonus" Points if they correctly Tip all matches in a Week. The Bonus only applies to Tips selected and saved by a Tipster (not to Non-Submitters default points) and is awarded in any regular season Tipping Week, regardless of the number of matches played in that Week.

Remember: Any change you make to your Rules or Points set-up will Rescore the whole Comp (including past, current and future Weeks) based on the new Rule so we suggest you do not change or remove the All Correct Bonus points once set unless you really wish to do so.

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April 13, 2:50 pm

If you're the Comp Manager, please follow these steps to invite or remove tipsters to your comp

1. Login to Oztips
2. Click “Manage” in top navigation
3. Click “Edit” in the side navigation
4. Select your comp name from the drop down menu provided
5. The click "Invite/Remove Tipsters" link to remove or invite Tipsters on your Comp.

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April 13, 2:47 pm

Please have your Tipsters check their mail servers to make sure our Tip Reminder emails are not being blocked or junked as SPAM.

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April 13, 2:46 pm

Yes, the Tipster will not receive their Late Starters points until after the next Comp Rescore is performed, which is why their Ladder rank is "-".

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April 13, 2:45 pm

Any change you make to your Rules or Points set-up will Rescore the whole Comp (including past, current and future Weeks) based on the new Rule.

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April 13, 2:44 pm

The old OzTips site is no longer available

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April 13, 2:43 pm

Unfortunately it's not possible to combine Sports into a single Comp; you have to create separate Tipping Comps for each Sport. There are plans to create this functionality for the new site so watch this space.

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April 13, 2:41 pm

Currently you can only set-up the Discriminator for NRL, AFL, UK Super League, Super Rugby, EPL, Champions League, & NBL.

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April 13, 2:40 pm

Yes, you can switch on or off the Discriminator at anytime by going to the "Comp Rules" page. The new Discriminator will then be used to determine your Comp's Top Tipster from the next Tipping Week.

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April 13, 8:37 am

If a tie occurs in your Tipping Comp between Tipsters with the same highest score for a Week, you can select to set-up a "discriminator" to determine a single Top Tipster:

- No Discriminator: You determine your own Top Tipster if there is a tie.

- Closest Margin: Tipsters must guess the difference in scores between the two Teams playing in the Discriminator Match; and the highest scoring Tipster who gets the Margin match Tip correct and the lowest, closest Margin, is the Top Tipster.

If any Tipsters are still tied after the Discriminator is used, the earliest Tip time will be used to select a single Top Tipster for your Comp.

The Top Tipster will then be named first in the Latest Results, followed alphabetically by the remaining Tipsters on equal points. All other Tipsters are ranked by scores, alphabetically.

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April 13, 8:33 am

Ashes Tipping runs over the 5 Ashes Tests, with Tip selections depending on the Tipping Format set-up by the Comp Manager:

- Basic Tipping: This is straight pick the Match Winner Tipping.

- Intermediate Tipping: Includes Basic Tipping options (Match Winner) and Total Runs per Innings for the Teams.

- Advanced Tipping: Includes Intermediate Tipping options (Match Winner and Team Run Totals) and Tips for the number of Outs by Type per Innings.

- Expert Tipping: Includes Advanced Tipping options (Match Winner, Team Run Totals and Outs by Type) and Tips for the Runs and Wickets taken by each Player per Innings.

All Correct Bonus points can be set-up in the Rules, and will be awarded to any Tipsters who correctly select all Tips for that match. For example, if you're in a Comp with Expert Tipping, you must get all your Match Winner, Team Run Totals, Outs by Type and Tips for the Runs and Wickets taken by each Player per Innings correct for the Bonus to be awarded.

The Tip cut-off time for both Innings is 5-mins before the first match starts.

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April 13, 8:31 am

Simply set-up at least 1 point for a correct Finals Tip in your Comp's Rules and Finals Tipping will become available; if no Finals Points are set-up, then the Comp won't include Finals Tipping.

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April 13, 8:29 am

A few months after a Sport's season is over, we automatically remove those Comps from the site in preparation for the set-up of the next season. Unfortunately, once the Comps are removed you cannot retrieve any Tips, Results or Tipster lists so please make sure you print any information you may require later on.

Don't worry though, we notify Tipsters via the "Stop Press" news as to when these Comp removals will occur so you'll have plenty of time to Login and print your Comp's info before then!

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April 12, 6:13 pm

Shortly before a Sport's season begins, we email Comp Manager's a link that enables them to "clone" their previous Comp's Rules and set-up into a Comp for the new season, and to invite their old Tipsters to Tip again in the new Comp.

Keep an eye on your inbox for our email and the "Clone Comp" link!
(Unfortunately, if you delete the email, we're unable to re-send the link to you)

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April 12, 6:12 pm

Tipsters receive the "All Correct Bonus" Points if they correctly Tip all matches in a Group Stage. The ACB only applies to Tips selected and saved by a Tipster (not to Non-Submitters default points).

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April 12, 6:08 pm

To award points for a correct Draw Tip in Football World Cup Tipping Comps, allocate points for "Tip a Draw" in your Comp's Rules. "Tip a Draw" points are awarded should a match result in a Draw, as "Correct Tip" points are only awarded for Home or Away Team wins.

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April 12, 5:59 pm

We've simplified the Comp Rule options when creating a new Tipping Comp to make it easier and quicker for you to set-up! Unfortunately that means some Rule options such as Line Tipping, Total Points and Tip Time Discriminators, as well as a few Sport-specific Rules are no longer available for your Comp.

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April 12, 5:58 pm

Why start late?

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April 12, 3:37 pm

Because it's the best

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April 12, 3:36 pm

You can see the latest ranks by clicking on the ‘Overall Rank’ link on the ‘Tipping Page’ for your competition.

You can see the latest results for that week by clicking the ‘Latest results’ link on the ‘Tipping Page’

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April 11, 4:59 pm

Yes! Just enter and save your Tips for one of the Comps you are in and click the 'Re-use Tips' link. You will then be able to choose which Comps you want to re-use your Tips in by clicking the checkbox next to each of your other Comps.

Please remember to enter a margin value for any comps that have a discriminator match.

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April 11, 4:58 pm

Just select your Competition from the ‘Competitions’ page and select the middle button for the game you think will be a draw. Don't forget to click 'SAVE TIPS' when finished.

For NRL Tipsters, the Draw is the correct Tip if no Teams have scored during the Golden Point period. A Draw at fulltime means Teams now play for a Golden Point with an extra 5 minutes of match time; then if needed, another 5 minutes. If neither Team scores during this time, the match is declared a Draw.

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April 11, 4:57 pm

You can change any of your personal details by clicking on ‘My Profile’ in the top navigation of the website.

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April 11, 4:56 pm

Click 'Email Manager' to send them a message.

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April 11, 4:55 pm

Yes, we keep a history of any changes made to Tips by your Comp Manager after a Tip cut-off time has passed.; simply click 'Manager's Changes' on the ‘Tipping’ page of any competition and you'll see all Tip changes made by your Comp Manager after a Tip cut-off and their reasons for making the changes.

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April 11, 4:54 pm

You can Edit any of your Tips before the Tip cut-off time. Login and go to the Week you wish to change Tips for, and save your new selections. We do not accept Tips by email.

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April 11, 4:52 pm

Click Manage comps in the top navigation of the website. Then enter the comp ID and Password for the comp you want to join or enter one of our Public Competitions at the bottom of the page.

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April 11, 4:51 pm

You can view all of your Tips by going to your Comps homepage and selecting a Comp you are in. You will be able to navigate through each Week and select different Competitions if you are in more than one. You will be informed if that Week is closed, or that you still have time to change your Tips.

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April 11, 4:49 pm

Click Competitions in the Top Nav of the website and select which Comp you want to submit Tips for. From here, simply click the radio-button to make a match Tip for a Home Team, Away Team or a Draw, then click "Save Tips" to register those selections.

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April 11, 4:46 pm

You first have to Register as an OzTips user. This is so we can maintain security of everyone's Tips and other info.

On the Homepage or Login page you will see a button saying 'REGISTER', click this and it will ask you for some basic details. Once completed you will be able to access all of the Comp info.

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April 11, 4:41 pm

Simply click the radio-button to make a match Tip for a Home Team, Away Team or a Draw, then click "Save Tips" to register those selections.

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April 11, 4:39 pm

A drawn match counts as a losing selection in Knockout Comps. That is, your KO Tip team must win, not draw, in order to stay alive in your KO Comp.

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April 11, 4:32 pm

Simply click the Timezone abbreviation in the top-right of the site header to change your Timezone Settings.

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April 11, 4:30 pm

Tipsters automatically receive a Tip Reminder if they've selected that option under the My Profile section of the website.

http://au.oztips.yahoo.com/profile/

We suggest Tipsters check the SPAM or junk folder in their email to make sure our auto-emails aren't blocked.

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April 11, 3:54 pm

Unfortunately Classic OzTips is no longer available following the launch of the new OzTips.com site on Yahoo!7

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April 11, 3:51 pm

The Margin is the difference in scores between the two Teams playing in the Discriminator Match.

For example, a Margin of 16 means that you think your Tipped winning Team in the Discriminator Match will win by 16 points.

Your Margin selection must be lower than the actual Match Margin and the Discriminator Match Tip must be correct or else the Margin does not count. The Discriminator Match is the one with the free-text box directly below the first match.

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April 11, 3:48 pm

If a tie occurs in a Tipping Comp between Tipsters with the same highest score for a Week, the Discriminator rule can be used to find a single Top Tipster in each Tipping Week.

There are 2 Discriminator options that your Comp Manager can choose from:

- Closest Margin: Tipsters must guess the difference in scores between the two Teams playing in the Discriminator Match; and the highest scoring Tipster who gets the Margin match Tip correct and the lowest, closest Margin, is the Top Tipster.

- No Discriminator: The Comp Manager determines their own Top Tipster if there is a tie.

If any Tipsters are still tied after the above Discriminator is used, the earliest Tip time will be used to select a single Top Tipster in the Comp.

The Top Tipster will then be named first in the Latest Results, followed alphabetically by the remaining Tipsters on equal points. All other Tipsters are ranked by scores, alphabetically.

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April 11, 3:45 pm

Yes, if your Comp Manager has selected the "View Closed Tips" option in the Comp Rules, you can view the Tips saved by the other Tipsters after that Week's Tip cut-off time has passed.

Navigate to the ladder for your competition and click on the tipster name to view their tips.

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April 11, 3:41 pm

This is an item we were unable to transfer across. You can create new comments for competitions by scrolling to the bottom of every tipping page.

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April 11, 3:23 pm

This is an item we were unable to transfer across. You can create or upload a new avatar image by logging in and going to this page.

http://pulse.yahoo.com/y

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April 11, 3:21 pm

You need a Yahoo! ID to login from now on.

Please follow these steps to UPGRADE your old Oztips account and get tipping again.

1. Go to http://au.oztips.yahoo.com/ and Click "UPGRADE"
2. Enter your Oztips username & password
3. Login with a new or existing Yahoo!7 account
4. Confirm the upgrade
5. Get tipping!

Once you are upgraded, we will carry over all of the following

1. Your Tipster Name
2. All your tips
3. All your competitions
4. All your results and scoring
5. All your profile preferences

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April 11, 3:09 pm

Already Upgraded or Registered

What you need before you sign in?
Since you have previously Upgraded all you will need will be your Yahoo ID and Yahoo ID password.
You will need to click on the "Already Upgraded or Registered" tab or at the top left of the page you can alternatively click on "Sign In"



That's it! You should be viewing your competitions.

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April 4, 2:10 pm

Check your Comp's Rules and if Finals Points have been set-up, the Comp includes Finals Tipping.

If Finals Points are not set-up, you may like to use the "Email Manager" link to contact the Comp Manager and ask if they'll include Finals Tipping (they can do this by allocating points for a correct Finals Tip in the Comp Rules).

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April 4, 12:39 pm

On 21 July 2011, we’ll be relaunching OzTips.com with a new site design!

Since Yahoo!7 and Oztips joined forces back in July last year, we’ve been busy working to upgrade much of the technology that OzTips currently uses. The existing OzTips website works on one system whilst our Yahoo!7 sites work on another completely different system. Getting these 2 systems to talk to each other is near impossible. The effort that we could put into making both systems talk to each other is much better invested in creating for you an awesome site that can leverage all the benefits of Yahoo!7 technology directly.

You can check out a preview of the new site here.

On July 21st you will need to follow some easy steps to upgrade your OzTips ID to a new or existing Yahoo!7 ID. We will make these steps clear to you when the time comes.

All of the following will be transferred to the new site on June 23rd as part of this upgrade.
1. Your Tipster Name
2. All your Competitions
3. All your results and scoring
4. All your profile preferences
5. All your tips

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January 10, 12:05 pm