What are the different Player Source options?

Player Source determines how Leaderboarded will populate your leaderboard with players.

Leaderboarded is a powerful tool and so there is more than one way to source players. Player Sources fit into two basic categories:

  • Internal Player Source - this is where the player list is updated and maintained on Leaderboarded
  • External Player Source - this is where the player list is updated elsewhere but maintained on Leaderboarded

Examples of Internal Player Sources are:

  • Manual Entry - you add the players one by one

Examples of Collected Player Sources are:

  • Twitter Hashtag - each time a player tweets on a hashtag Leaderboarded identifies them and adds them to the player list
  • Twitter Bio Search - if a player appears in a twitter search on bios then Leaderboarded adds them to the player list
  • Twitter List - Leaderboard checks the Twitter list each time the connector polls and adds new players if it finds them
  • Google Spreadsheet - each time the Leaderboard previews or releases it checks the Google spreadsheet for new players and adds them to the player list.

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