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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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Re: Game finder agent

Postby Mr.Jay on Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:40 pm

When you search for a game, then you fill in all the blanks such as "Game number", "Game status", "Game type" If there was an agent, you fill in the blanks and save the agent, then with one clic on the agent, it will search the games once specified.
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Re: Premium Perk - Save favourite game finder tick boxes

Postby PapaGeek on Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:50 am

Timminz wrote:There's a Greasemonkey script for this exact purpose.


I'm a newbie at Greasemonkey, how do you access this script? I'm all for the original post, but a script that would do the same thing is just as good.
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Re: Premium Perk - Save favourite game finder tick boxes

Postby L M S on Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:52 am

While were are at it, another 'perk' of premium should be the ability to post in the forums. Too many folks get their rocks off torturing us with their blather, yet don't see value enough in the site to pay $25 a year?
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Default Game Finder

Postby PapaGeek on Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:03 pm

Concise description:
  • Default search papameters filled in each time you enter Game Finder

Specifics/Details:
  • Add a "Reset" button to the Game Finder screen to clear all fields.
  • Add a "Save as Default" button to remember the current setting as your default.
  • Preset all search fields to individual's default values every time Game Finder is entered.

How this will benefit the site and/or other comments:
  • Finding games will be easier.
  • Less chance of making an error when filling in your favorite setup.
  • Current blank setting can easily be restored by hitting "Reset" then "Save as Default"
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Re: Default Game Finder

Postby chapcrap on Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:05 pm

I'd rather see many more things implemented before this. Especially if it take space up to store everyone's default. I guess I just don't think it's hard to use Game Finder.
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Re: Default Game Finder

Postby Euryon on Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:44 pm

I like this suggestion. It essentially exists in the game creator... And surely wouldn't it be stored as a cookie (or some other technical jargon I don't really understand) on the users end, as opposed to serverside?
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Re: Default Game Finder

Postby ender516 on Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:58 pm

I like this suggestion, but until it is implemented by the site, the Conquer Club Saved Searches Greasemonkey Script is an excellent substitute. You can save many named searches, and the one named DEFAULT is automatically loaded. You can also load a set of parameters without running the search, and then modify the values and save them under another name, which is a great way to tweak the combinations and build a library of your favourite searches. I have saved a BLANK search, which when loaded accomplishes what you want from the Reset button.
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Re: Suggestion: Saving searches in Game Finder

Postby Dr-No on Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:01 pm

I was just thinking the same but note your post is dated 2007 and appears to have no replies, why has this not been put in place? or has it or am I missing something?? So Many????'s
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Re: Suggestion: Saving searches in Game Finder

Postby ender516 on Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:46 pm

You will note that this topic is in the Archived Implemented Suggestions forum. I suspect this is due to the fact that there is a Greasemonkey script to do just what the OP is asking for, namely Conquer Club Saved Searches. Check out its user guide: viewtopic.php?f=526&t=139337&p=3041091#p3041091
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saved game finder search criteria

Postby 111mike on Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:38 pm

saved game finder search criteria

Specifics/Details:
  • Player's favorite search criteria for finding games can be saved for future use instead of having to reselect options every single time. Hit the Saved Game Preferences Button, options are filled in automatically, hit Submit. Done.

How this will benefit the site and/or other comments:
  • Save time, convenient,
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Re: saved game finder search criteria

Postby agentcom on Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:08 pm

I agree. In the meantime, I'd suggest heading over to Tools and Enhancements and getting MapRank.
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Personalizable ''Join A Game''

Postby Dataloss on Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:34 am

Concise description:
  • People should be able to adjust the ''Join A Game'' experience.

Specifics/Details:
  • It should work like a persetted ''Game Finder''.
  • The standard settings should be as close to the original RISK game.
  • You should be able to adjust the settings through a sub-menu in ''Join A Game''

How this will benefit the site and/or other comments:
  • People that are new to the site most likely instantly hit the ''Join A Game'' button, when this is implented they will find what they were probably looking for. (A original RISK game)
  • The ''Join A Game'' button will finaly also be usable for members that have been around a bit longer.
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Re: Personalizable ''Join A Game''

Postby agentcom on Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:35 pm

You are aware of the "Game Finder" link, right? Seems to be what you're describing and it's conveniently located in the same area as the "Join A Game" link. :/
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Re: saved game finder search criteria

Postby lgrupido on Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:57 pm

I would like to put a vote in for this enhancement also.
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Re: Personalizable ''Join A Game''

Postby Dataloss on Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:39 am

agentcom wrote:You are aware of the "Game Finder" link, right? Seems to be what you're describing and it's conveniently located in the same area as the "Join A Game" link. :/

Yes I"m aware. I'd just like it to be adjustable so if you preset your favorite game options/maps, you can rapidly ''Join A Game'' which you like. And people that are new to the site only get to see the classic games (that's probably why they came to this site).
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Re: Personalizable ''Join A Game''

Postby Dukasaur on Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:29 am

It's a good idea.
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Re: Personalizable ''Join A Game''

Postby agentcom on Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:03 am

eh, maybe I read to quickly through it the first time. Upon further review, I still don't care for it. I'd be annoyed if the Game Finder was preset, and I know many users wouldn't take the time to figure out how to turn that off. I'd prefer if the site just allowed you to save searches as MapRank does. I've expressed my support for this in the recent suggestion to that effect.
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Re: Personalizable ''Join A Game''

Postby Dataloss on Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:36 am

agentcom wrote:eh, maybe I read to quickly through it the first time. Upon further review, I still don't care for it. I'd be annoyed if the Game Finder was preset, and I know many users wouldn't take the time to figure out how to turn that off. I'd prefer if the site just allowed you to save searches as MapRank does. I've expressed my support for this in the recent suggestion to that effect.

Oh well, maybe I didn't state it clear enough. But I don't want to change the 'Game Finder' at all. It would be rediculous if a search engine would be preset. I want to change the 'Join A Game', so when you click it, it should work like a preset 'Game Finder'.
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Re: Personalizable ''Join A Game''

Postby agentcom on Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:32 pm

I still don't think I like it. I use Join A Game if I just want to browse. I use Game Finder if I have something specific in mind. I don't think I would ever go set up my presets for Join A Game because I am constantly looking for different types of games. Only when I really don't care do I look through the Join A Game tab.

I would much rather that (1) you be able to save searches in Game Finder and/or (2) the Search results (whether from Join a Game or Game Finder) have a lot more filter/sort options. I still can't quite come around to your idea of having users or the site preset what comes up in Join a Game.
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Re: Personalizable ''Join A Game''

Postby blakebowling on Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:59 pm

I don't like this suggestion as-is, however I would support adding filters to the join a game page. (basically simpler than the game finder as in you only see games you can join, and the filter would be instant)
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