You can now update your QLRanks elo from Quake Live using the QLM bot, if you do not want to join #QLRanks and use !update on IRC or if the [QLRANKS] irc bot is offline.
Step 1: Add the player "QLM" to your QL friends list. The friend request will be accepted automatically.
Step 2: Send the message .update or .update PlayerName to QLM on Quake Live. You can use the chat box on the QL site or the console, or you can bind to a key. (The bind would be: bind x tell_buddy QLM .update)
The QLM bot can also update your Elo when the map changes or when you disconnect from a duel, CTF, CA, TDM, or FFA server. To use this, send the message .autoupdate on to the QLM bot.
Sometimes it will say 0 matches found because either: someone else in your game has updated his Elo before you, QLRanks's server has not processed the match yet, or QLRanks is having problems. You can try again later or try to manually update after a reasonable time and it should work if QLRanks is not down. Also, the QLRD In-game Elo Announcer script uses cached results, so that script will not show your correct elo after updating unless you restart.
Hopefully this is helpful.
Update (September 28, 2014): Re-enabled .update and .autoupdate on the QLM bot.
Update (July 13, 2013): One-click elo updating for QLPrism users. See screenshot above.
Update (June 19, 2013): QLM bot can now auto-update FFA games
Update (Apr 10, 2013): QLM bot can now update/auto-update CTF games and for auto-update should no longer double update on map change and disconnect
Edited by syncore at 16:03 CDT, 28 September 2014 - 13802 Hits