Kevin L. KitchensUnited States
I've long admired when folks manually look up the representative image for each item in their GeekBay Auctions and produce a nice image array to head their post. And then to add to that, they add links to all the games in their auctions as well as a link to the actual auction item.
Whew! A lot of work!
I'm already doing geeklist processing for the Aggregator family of sites... So why not take the same logic to create a quick engine to generate the posting code from an auction geeklist!
So I did...
And present: http://auctiontools.onesuponagame.com/
Simply enter the geeklist id you want to process and click 'generate'. The code reads it in (if valid), sorts the items alphabetically, and then produces BGG editor code for the images and then a list of each game as well as a link to the auction item directly. While geeklists can be sorted in a few ways on the site, the API returns in the order items were added... so alphabetical made the most sense.
Cut and paste this generated code (in full or in part) into your BGG announcement or forum post and voila!
As I said, the primarly purpose is for auctions, but really any geeklist you want to create perhaps a header index to is fair game. You would need to change references to auction with something else, but that's a simple search and replace away.
A link is included in each generation to promote the tool, but I don't require it be kept in there or anything. You wanna be a jerk, go ahead (kidding!)
I am almost exclusively a solo gamer and look at the gaming scene seen through those eyes. I also literally like alliteration. TWITTER: @onesuponagame
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