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Adam Brocker
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Allow users to enter their own estimated playing time for a game and allow them to search for games based on their own entry.

Would also recommend displaying the median entry for player's estimates as average could be skewed wildly.
 
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For my own purposes, I'd probably have the time include set up and tear down. That way if I have exactly 2 hours to get through a game, I can then make use of the game search to find on that will work.
 
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Some past threads on this with discussion of possible interest:

Vote for Playing Time
Community poll for "Playing Time"

and some more at col_w's excellent compendium of frequent suggestions:
https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/49264/item/1122846#item11...
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abrocker wrote:
That way if I have exactly 2 hours to get through a game, I can then make use of the game search to find on that will work.

Surely a number could be developed but is it meaningful ? My own belief would be that precision like that is not a practical expectation.

abrocker wrote:
For my own purposes, I'd probably have the time include set up and tear down.

And whether or not others carefully followed that kind of definition is an example of how the overall results would get uselessly distorted anyway.

 
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Yes, but the consensus of the crowds/wisdom of the wiki might give robust figures over time. One of the old rules of computing was GIGO. But the new wisdom is that crowd-sourced info beats scientific polling...

That user generated number could be compared to the published "Estimated playing time: 90-120 minutes!"
The resulting variance could be called a new factor, Di.
As in, "Di = +75.3" (users' estimated playing time minus publisher's estimate).
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abrocker wrote:
Allow users to enter their own estimated playing time for a game and allow them to search for games based on their own entry.

Would also recommend displaying the median entry for player's estimates as average could be skewed wildly.


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herace wrote:
abrocker wrote:
Allow users to enter their own estimated playing time for a game and allow them to search for games based on their own entry.

Would also recommend displaying the median entry for player's estimates as average could be skewed wildly.


Yup. Didn't realize so many people had already requested this...
 
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herace wrote:
abrocker wrote:
Allow users to enter their own estimated playing time for a game and allow them to search for games based on their own entry.

Would also recommend displaying the median entry for player's estimates as average could be skewed wildly.


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That really hits home...
 
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