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I've just added a new type of page called "Designer Page". Each designer has a page dedicated to them.

There are a few types of modules on these pages:
- Game List (A list of all the designer's games)
- Mini Bio (A short bio about the designer)
- Website (The designer's website)
- Designer Forums (Custom forums dedicated to the designer)
- Game Forums (All the forums compiled for that designer's games)
- Images (Images of the designer)

links are of the form /designer/[designerid] (E.g. www.boardgamegeek.com/designer/2)

Publisher pages are to soon follow.
 
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Awesome awesome awesome!

This is amazingly great new feature! Kudos!
 
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Great additon.
 
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I noticed a minor bug: hte designer page seems to ony pick up ranked games and ignore titles with no ranking.

Example: under Mark Simonich, games like Hannibal show up but Legend Begins is omitted. Or did you intend it that way?
 
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Knizia isn' #1??????

wow
 
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He's the Peyton Manning of game designers.

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I love this feature!

One question though... when I do a search for designer, I don't get a link to his designer page. I see his name here:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/metasearch.php?searchtype=desig...

But when I click on the link that says "Alan R. Moon" (as of the time of this post), I don't get his page, I just get a list of his games instead:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/search.php3?designerid=9

Perhaps there can be a little "profile" icon next to the designer name when he turns up on search results, so you can go directly to his designer page instead of needing to click to a game, then click on the designer name?
 
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Wow. That's awesome. The Publisher pages will be great to have as well.

Great work.
 
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I, too, was expecting to see this new page when I clicked on a designer badge or from the Deisnger search at the top of the page. And I don't see a listing for "Designers" under the Browse drop-down menu.
 
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I also see that the "All +" link at the upper right of the panel doesn't expand the list of games by that designer to show all of them. It takes you to the list of games without any ratings. I'd love to see it expand the list to show all games from top to bottom. In other words, paging through the designer's games 10 games at a time isn't ideal.
 
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Great feature... Although I do think all games should be there, not just ranked ones.

Also I'll echo that a publisher's page would be nice too.

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Paul

PS - Scott, when people ask me what is a good example of website design, I constantly point to this one. While there are some aesthetic things I might do differently (e.g. I sort of like the older game pages), from a pure functionality standpoint, this site stands head and shoulders above most.
 
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I will fix the profiles and search links to go to the new designer pages.
 
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mikedoyle wrote:
Absolutely wonderful, Aldie!!

My only comment is that it might be nice to have the picture of the designer up top near their names. No big deal though. It's a fantastic search tool!


That's a cool idea... I've been wanting to get a representative image for a page (game/designer/pub/etc...) I will see about getting that going.
 
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Knizia isn' #1??????

wow

As much as I might tend to agree, I agree with Aldie's sense of history with designer/1. Just look at the first entry on the list (or rather, what number game ID it is) for the explaination. Know where you've been, and you know where you're going.

On a side/related note, Aldie et. al., great job on this site, you have opened wide the realm of board games to this person, one who once thought Monopoly was OK, and Risk was super cool, and knew not of anything else. If it hadn't been for you and the rest of the geeks, I would never have played Advanced Civilization, would not currently own Carcassonne, and would never have known any better. Many thanks, from the bottom of my heart. (and apologies for the thread jack...)meeple
 
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He's the Peyton Manning of game designers.

Who is Peyton Manning?
 
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dr glaze et al wrote:
I noticed a minor bug: hte designer page seems to ony pick up ranked games and ignore titles with no ranking.

Example: under Mark Simonich, games like Hannibal show up but Legend Begins is omitted. Or did you intend it that way?


I was intending only to show ranked games, but I guess I should tack on unranked games?
 
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I was intending only to show ranked games, but I guess I should tack on unranked games?


I think that would be pretty useful, especially because new games tend to start out unranked.
 
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I notice there is a website field but no means to populate it? Should we just send a note to an admin with the url?
 
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Aldie wrote:
I've just added a new type of page called "Designer Page"....
- Images (Images of the designer)


When images come through GeekMod and are then displayed on the history page after being accepted...they have an empty link to GAME: above the image instead of to the Designer's Page.

Another link you might want to clean up as you work through this.
 
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wtrollkin2000 wrote:
I notice there is a website field but no means to populate it? Should we just send a note to an admin with the url?


I will be adding a way to add websites/bios/etc...
 
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Nice looking and practical. thumbsup
 
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Fantastic stuff, Aldie!
 
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Very nice! The designer pages, like the new game pages, look great!
 
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Very Nice!
 
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So glad to see this feature! I'd requested this ages ago but didn't realize you had it in the works. Thanks for adding them!
 
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