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Subject: Search within geeklist rss

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Matthias Baer
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Hello all,

I am looking for a simple way to search for specific games in long trade lists like this (20 different games to be found in 5000):
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/228286

I found the option "titles only". But combined with Ctrl+F this still takes
20games x20 pages (each 250 items) = 400 search actions.
Adv. Search did not seem to do the trick...

What do I miss?

Thanks in advance
 
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You can go to the game's page, and look at the geeklists for that game. It may only give you the first instance, if something is on there more than once, but at least you would know if it's on there at all.
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Try a Google search like:

Lungarno OR "Die Macher" "The Essen 2017 no-shipping auction list. Post your own items for sale!" site:boardgamegeek.com

That will get you the pages that have games you're interested in, but it won't find where the results are in the page. This kind of search may be easier to construct using Google's Advanced Search.

Google will say:

In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 4 already displayed.
If you like, you can repeat the search with the omitted results included.


You'll need to ask for the omitted results to get all the pages.
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Matthias Baer
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It seems to be a common problem. So the author of the geeklist provided this external tool:

https://peyo61.neocities.org/BGG/index.html

which works fine.

Thanks for your replies.
 
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You could use the xml api to download the geeklist as an xml file, and then search locally within that.

I have some perl scripts that generates html from the xml in a way that's convenient for me (names of games in table, with popup text containing the desc. of each game) - wrote it for math-trade geeklists, but shouldn't be hard to tweak for other similar lists.
 
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