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Re: Searchable 'Joine A Game'

Postby Thezzaruz on Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:10 am

:? Gotta be a wind up but anyhow...

Game finder (in the left hand menu) for all your search needs.
Plug-in forum has a "save search" script.
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Saved Search Preferences - Faster Searching

Postby Jippd on Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:47 pm

Just a thought but maybe to store the last search preferences that you selected. That way if you don't find a game that fits your requirements (especially if searching for speed games) you can easily search again.

I find it tedious to click the same check boxes for every search . I would prefer the option to either store a saved search preference, that will have set boxes checked every time I click 'Game Finder'

Another option is that the last search setting would be 'saved' IE whatever you checked last would come up again and you would have to change the checkboxes if you wanted to or you could just click the search button to have the games come up.

Let me know what you think, I know it would save me a lot of time...I'm primarily a speed games player.
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Re: Saved Search Preferences - Faster Searching

Postby soundman on Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:56 pm

I don't know if this will help you but when you search for a game you can hit the little arrows that take you from page to page and when you do that it refreshes the search.
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Re: Saved Search Preferences - Faster Searching

Postby Thezzaruz on Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:03 pm

Seems like a good addition. In the mean time have a look in the plug-in forum, IIRC there is a script that does this.
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Re: Saved Search Preferences - Faster Searching

Postby Jippd on Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:28 am

Thanks to both of you will have to look for the script.

Also the back and forward button does work, didn't realize it would because when I hit back the checkboxes are empty. Definitely makes my searching a little easier.

Possibly another thought...on the search results page, just create a button that refreshes your search with the options you had checked.


If there is more than one pages of searches perhaps it would also randomize it? I don't play 24 hour turn games but maybe this would help so that when you search for them you don't only see 10 games that one person has created in a row of the same map with same rules as I know happens a lot.
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Re: Saved Search Preferences - Faster Searching

Postby haggispittjr on Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:09 pm

this is something ive been wanting for a while actualy
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Revamp "Join a Game" page

Postby Grifter on Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:35 pm

Concise description:
  • Revamp the Join a Game page so that it always displays games using a set of saved criteria. The gamer can use the Game Finder page to set and save the criteria.

Specifics:
  • Currently it displays all waiting games which last time I checked was 2500+ games on 26 pages. This makes the list almost useless. No one is going to go through the entire list
  • The default criteria will be Standard Automatic Sequential No Fog Casual Public. This brings the list down to 300+ games on 4 pages. This criteria is designed to make it easy for new players to find a simple game to start with.
  • On the Game Finder page add a checkbox to "Save criteria for Join a Game" beside the Search button. If checked then it will save this criteria and use it.
  • Display this criteria at the top of the Join a Game page

This will improve the following aspects of the site:
  • Makes the page easier to use
  • Each gamer can customize it to what they like to play
  • Will encourage beginners to stick to the simple games to start with.
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Re: Revamp "Join a Game" page

Postby stahrgazer on Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:43 pm

=D> Really good suggestion here.
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Re: Revamp "Join a Game" page

Postby the.killing.44 on Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:56 pm

There is a plug-in for this.
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Re: Revamp "Join a Game" page

Postby Grifter on Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:56 pm

plug-ins are handy but it would be nice to build this into the site. That way IE users can benefit as well.

Another suggestion - add a feature to sort the list of games by different options.
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Re: Revamp "Join a Game" page

Postby Queen_Herpes on Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:52 pm

the.killing.44 wrote:There is a plug-in for this.


It would be appreciated and helpful if those of you who have FireFox and/or another browser that supports plugins, add-ons and scripts would stop pointing out that "Plug-ins, etc., etc., exist" for the suggestions made here in the suggestion forum.

As to this suggestion of changing the game finder to pre-set, user-selected preferences: I would really like to see it happen. I'm glad someone thought of it and the programming for it is likely swift and easy.

Thank you for posting this suggestion.
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Re: Revamp "Join a Game" page

Postby sherkaner on Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:14 pm

Agreed, this would be a nice addition to the join game page. And it shouldn't be hard to implement at all.
(And I don't think there's a script that does exactly this btw, if there is, please tell me which..)
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Re: Revamp "Join a Game" page

Postby Duality. on Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:04 pm

the.killing.44 wrote:There is a plug-in for this.

That plug-in happens to be flawed.
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Re: Revamp "Join a Game" page

Postby Grifter on Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:28 am

Thanks for the feedback. If you like this idea then be sure to mention it to your friends and ask them add their response. If enough people give their stamp of approval then maybe the webmaster will notice it. I am 0 for 5 on suggestions so hopefully this one is a winner - although everyone will win with this idea.
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Re: Revamp "Join a Game" page

Postby Baron Von PWN on Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:45 am

I really like this suggestion in fact i was about to log in to post it! I would add to it however, currently when you join a game, it redirects you to your "awaiting players section" It would be nice if it didn't do this and you could keep joining games.
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Re: Revamp "Join a Game" page

Postby Duality. on Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:10 pm

Baron Von PWN wrote:I really like this suggestion in fact i was about to log in to post it! I would add to it however, currently when you join a game, it redirects you to your "awaiting players section" It would be nice if it didn't do this and you could keep joining games.

Just press Ctrl when you're clicking so that it opens in a new tab and you can continue to join. I think changing it could be an issue for times when someone joins the last place on a team you intended to join and you get moved to other team and don't notice until it's too late.
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Gamefinder suggestion

Postby tolekim on Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:21 am

CanI suggest that the settings I apply when using game finder can be saved because when I click what I am looking for and then select a game I have to do it all over again for another game when I might want to enter a few games at the same time. For example once you I have selected a game from gamefinder and joined it if there was an option to return to the game finder games that it found so I can select another one would be great.

Hope I've explained myself clearly.


Specifics:
  • xxxxxxx

This will improve the following aspects of the site:
  • xxxxxxx (you can obviously delete this for bug reports)
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Re: Gamefinder suggestion

Postby sou1 on Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:20 am

Bump this ! +1

Completely agree.

Following my 1st promotion it is now much harder to find the maps and games you want to take part in than it was as a new player.

Now i have to mess about for ages to try and get back to the same games and maps that are available when you start out as a new player.

The game finder needs a really big overhaul in my opinion. Not only does the selections need to save there needs to be a box for dragging in approved maps.

so that basically if there are 10 maps i like i can drag them into a box that the Game Finder will only search for.

Right now as it stands the maps i find are much harder than i want to play and too many players in them.
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Re: Gamefinder suggestion

Postby Timminz on Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:04 pm

There is a script for Greasemonkey, called Saved Searches I believe. You can find it in the plugins & addons sub-forum of General Discussion. It does what you are asking for.
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Re: Gamefinder suggestion

Postby tolekim on Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:39 am

Thanks for the replies but as I don't use firefox it's no good to me. Surely it shouldn't be hard to add the saved searches option or the facility to return to the found games screen when a game has been entered?
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Re: Gamefinder suggestion

Postby jrh_cardinal on Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:49 am

I only use firefox for this site
chrome is getting more attention in the addons forum, maybe this will come for chrome soon

i'm not positive this is valid, and this is absolutely ZERO disrespect to lackattack, but he is the only one that programs and updates this site. If there is already an addon you can get, this probably isn't exactly at the top of his list even if it does get accepted. There will almost definitely be a full chrome set of addons before he has the time to implement this based on the trend in the addons forum. BOB and clicky's are being made for chrome right now (YES), then I will be off firefox for good as well.

PS if you still use IE, change, period. It is really really easy to get a better browser, either firefox or chrome, and it really does make your internet much faster
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Game finder agent

Postby Mr.Jay on Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:28 pm

Concise description:
  • Have a game finder agent, that allows you to have a presaved game wishlist.

Specifics/Details:
  • Then you don't have to fill in all the blanks every time you search for a new game

How this will benefit the site and/or other comments:
  • It would be a lot faster and easier to find a new game.
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Re: Game finder agent

Postby Woltato on Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:25 pm

Absolutely marvellous idea.

Even if the game finder would automatically remember what was entered last time as defaults. This would be a big improvement.

Same thing for start game would be good as well.
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Re: Game finder agent

Postby Mr.Jay on Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:26 am

We can't be the only ones that would like to see that in the game. And yes an agent to "Start a game" would be very nice. If it's possible then you could have more than one agent
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Re: Game finder agent

Postby rdsrds2120 on Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:39 am

I don't think I understand.
Can you elaborate more on how this would work?
What changes to game finder would have to be made?
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