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Tis a bit annoying to pick out the official expansions from the list when there are 100+ fan expansions listed. Probably not an overly common occurrence to have that many though
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You can do an advanced search, and click the - for Fan expansion under category.
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indigopotter wrote:
You can do an advanced search, and click the - for Fan expansion under category.

I think the request here is for that to somehow be integrated on the expansions pages of games, which - for some games - are completely useless due to the gazillion fan expansions.
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Not a solution, but a slight improvement is to sort the expansion list on the game page, or the family page, by name and look at the T section, where all of the Ticket to Ride: official products are.

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/17/ticket-ride
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The advanced search with "- fan expansion" still gives the cleanest list currently:

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeksearch.php?action=search&a...
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If I go to the page for e.g. 7 Wonders and click "expansions" I see lots of "fan expansions". Frankly, I don't really want to see them.

What's the point in that section on the game's page if it's clogged full of unofficial fanfic?

It's pretty strange that the official admin response is "don't use that page, go through this awkward search process instead". Why isn't the official response "Sure, we'll fix it!" ? Especially as that page has just gone through a very thorough redesign?
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I quite simply don't ever want to see fan expansions. I'd like a switch to permanently remove them from display.
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Poddster wrote:
If I go to the page for e.g. 7 Wonders and click "expansions" I see lots of "fan expansions". Frankly, I don't really want to see them.

What's the point in that section on the game's page if it's clogged full of unofficial fanfic?

It's pretty strange that the official admin response is "don't use that page, go through this awkward search process instead". Why isn't the official response "Sure, we'll fix it!" ? Especially as that page has just gone through a very thorough redesign?


I don't have any way to program that. I can only offer the best way I know how, using what's available.
 
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Poddster wrote:
If I go to the page for e.g. 7 Wonders and click "expansions" I see lots of "fan expansions".


If you would prefer to use the expansions tab, you can use the sort in the upper right set to Name, and all of the 7 Wonders expansions will be at the top. The fan expansions will drop away to the bottom of the list.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/68448/7-wonders/expansio...
 
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indigopotter wrote:
Poddster wrote:
If I go to the page for e.g. 7 Wonders and click "expansions" I see lots of "fan expansions".


If you would prefer to use the expansions tab, you can use the sort in the upper right set to Name, and all of the 7 Wonders expansions will be at the top. The fan expansions will drop away to the bottom of the list.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/68448/7-wonders/expansio...


I don't think this method would work for every game on the site, though. It might, but I'm not inclined to check them all. whistle

If a single binary field could be added to all game/expansion entries in the database to flag as:
0 - official
1 - fan-made

That could then easily be added to the sort feature, making it a filter.

I'm not sure how the database is setup, but the injection of a field / column should be easy enough. Then a script could be run that searches for "fan made" (and variants thereof) in the title, then sets the field to '1' if found.
 
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