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Subject: "Find Matches" brings up ZERO results rss

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Sean Kahlich
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Help me out here:

When I go to a game's specific page (example: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/183562/star-wars-x-wing-...)

and look under "COMMUNITY STATS," clicking on the "Find Matches" icon in the Want In Trade line, it produces zero results.

However, when I go here https://boardgamegeek.com/trade/custom and select the same game, I get several results.

Can anyone clear this up for me?
 
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uncle_sean wrote:
Help me out here:

When I go to a game's specific page (example: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/183562/star-wars-x-wing-...)

and look under "COMMUNITY STATS," clicking on the "Find Matches" icon in the Want In Trade line, it produces zero results.

However, when I go here https://boardgamegeek.com/trade/custom and select the same game, I get several results.

Can anyone clear this up for me?


That find matches button seems to do the exact same thing as the "Direct Matches" button under the Trades option of the Bazaar. I did that from X-Wing and got the same "find matches" results I get when I click from there, independent of X-Wing.

I think the issue here is that Find Matches is awful, and you should always use the "Custom Match" option if you are looking to find trades.

If "Find Matches" results in zero results, it means that there is no one on BGG that has an item for trade that is on your want in trade list who also has an item on THEIR want in trade list that YOU have on your for trade list.

That's literally all it does.

Edit: Clarified wording of the link under the Trades option.
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