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Artur Amorim
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In IMDb they have a session "People who liked this also liked..." in every page.
It would be nice if the game pages in BGG also have this session.
So we could know which games could have something alike (at least the user taste) with a game that we liked. =)
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Martin
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Hmmm... Didn't there use to be a feature like this? I've vague memories of it being removed for performance reasons.
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Geoffrey Burrell
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You might want to look at how many thumbs a game gets or its BGG rating.
 
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Artur Amorim
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guzerat wrote:
Hmmm... Didn't there use to be a feature like this? I've vague memories of it being removed for performance reasons.


The idea came to me because I have seen too many people who asks for a game who looks like another. For example, today (really) a friend asked me a strategy game like Terra Mystica to buy.
If the session " People who liked this also liked... " was in BGG, he could see indications beyond my suggestions.
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This is a feature I've been looking for since the day I joined. Since I'm often finding something new on this site, I figured it's there somewhere, I just haven't seen it yet.
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Alan Gaskell
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I do not want BGG suggesting games to me that I know to be shit.
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heiliger wrote:
So we could know which games could have something alike (at least the user taste) with a game that we liked. =)

The similar rated feature.
Go to the ratings page of a game. On the right of that page, there's a link "View similar rated game". On the resulting page, you can tweak some numbers to adjust what you like to see.

For example, this are the games rated high by people who rate Caverna at 9-10.
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Artur Amorim
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Werbaer wrote:
heiliger wrote:
So we could know which games could have something alike (at least the user taste) with a game that we liked. =)

The similar rated feature.
Go to the ratings page of a game. On the right of that page, there's a link "View similar rated game". On the resulting page, you can tweak some numbers to adjust what you like to see.

For example, this are the games rated high by people who rate Caverna at 9-10.


That's cool! I didn't knew about this feature. Wish this was a little more showable in the game page.

Actually, when I made this suggestion I was thinking about something related to "people who are fans of this game are also fan..."
But, for now, it will serve.
Thanks!
 
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Maarten D. de Jong
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guzerat wrote:
Hmmm... Didn't there use to be a feature like this? I've vague memories of it being removed for performance reasons.

There was. But the algorithm running it was a bit ... quirky, and so it received an upgrade from a stats enthusiast. It tend to produce somewhat better results, but during an UI upgrade the module showing its results was retired—perhaps indeed also for performance reasons—and we haven't seen it since. That must've been nearly a decade ago now.

In all fairness, you need fairly sophisticated algorithms to come up with anything which doesn't make you laugh, and they all suffer from the weakness that they require lots of 'seeding'. But that comes with a disadvantage all its own: the better you know your own preferences to seed to algorithms, the less you need to use them. Perhaps that neural networks ('deep learning') might be able to come up with suggestions you weren't yet aware of, but to my knowledge noone has ever attempted to apply deep learning to an automated BGG recommendation.

That said, if you're prepared to take a more active role then Geekbuddies can also be of use here. In essence humans do the filtering and suggesting then.
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