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Subject: How do I get better game listings by ratings? rss

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I know I can do a game listing like this...
http://boardgamegeek.com/browse/boardgame?sort=rank&sortdir=...
But it shows all boardgames rated over ALL time. Some games are on top because they have ratings from long ago. Is there a way to filter a game listing where the ratings are more current?
 
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What is your purpose? To strip out old votes for old games, and only consider their recent votes? Or to strip out old games, in general.

The latter can be addressed within the Advanced Search menu by providing values for YEAR PUBLISHED RANGE.


(and for the former, shall I pretend to take umbrage that my vote from 5 years ago is less valuable than the one posted only 5 weeks ago?)

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EnjoyRC wrote:
Some games are on top because they have ratings from long ago.
Interesting. More often I see postings of dismay that older games are falling in rank becuase newer games are getting greater number of ratings posted as byproduct of a great increase in new membership (which is unfamiliar with the older games).



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TVis wrote:
What is your purpose? To strip out old votes for old games, and only consider their recent votes?
Exactly. Some older games have 1000's of 8+ votes that keep um on top regardless of how good new games are. I'd like to see like a "People Choice" for games that have been voted on in the past 12 months. Only include votes submitted in the past x months. I know the vote timestamp is registered on BGG.
 
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TVis wrote:
(and for the former, shall I pretend to take umbrage that my vote from 5 years ago is less valuable than the one posted only 5 weeks ago?)

It is, IMHO. A vote five years ago that you confirmed you still agree with 5 weeks ago is better than both, however. But old votes were done against a different set of competing games, with (probably) a different standard of how you would classify good, indifferent and bad. I think (and have argued before, with no success) that we should 'age' votes so that more recent ones DO get more weighting. However, to support that we need UI changes to make it easy to reconfirm old votes - clearly if we expect everyone to use the current interfaces to update their votes, it is not going to happen.

... and I fully expect to be shouted down again ...
 
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EnjoyRC wrote:
TVis wrote:
What is your purpose? To strip out old votes for old games, and only consider their recent votes?
Exactly. Some older games have 1000's of 8+ votes that keep um on top regardless of how good new games are. I'd like to see like a "People Choice" for games that have been voted on in the past 12 months. Only include votes submitted in the past x months. I know the vote timestamp is registered on BGG.
But that datestamp is a fairly recent addition, and old votes that were already on the database when that was introduced were given dates that were educated guesses, but guesses none the less.
 
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AnnuverScotinExile wrote:
But that datestamp is a fairly recent addition, and old votes that were already on the database when that was introduced were given dates that were educated guesses, but guesses none the less.
Ahhh.. thanx
 
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AnnuverScotinExile wrote:
However, to support that we need UI changes to make it easy to reconfirm old votes -
I'm the sort who would wear my aged timestamp proudly rather than destroy it just to have a confirmed update.

 
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It is of course possible to view extremely current information, but there remains a quite large task of turning it into an aggregated report.

http://boardgamegeek.com/collection/current

 
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TVis wrote:
It is of course possible to view extremely current information, but there remains a quite large task of turning it into an aggregated report.

http://boardgamegeek.com/collection/current

Neat, I never knew about this.
 
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Completely disagree with the people here, I find that new games tend to be over ranked (read on average "over-rated"). It is in fact a minor miracle to find a game that stands the test of time and has a high rating. I would argue that newer games should be biased downward to reflect a truer sense of their "goodness" over the long term.

The reality is in fact the opposite of what the OP suggests.
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