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David Schuette
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Hi All! I have recently started to use some more of the features of BGG (and made a donation to support just that). I think all of the things you can add to a game "Play" is awesome. Comments, teams, starting position, players, win, new, etc.

But I was wondering: Is there any way to get a search function for the Player list like there is for the "Location Played". This would save a lot of time I spend typing in names. Is this there and I am missing it?

Second question: Is all the information I enter in the Plays box aggregated anywhere? Like can I see who I have played the most games with, or win ratios for people for a particular game, a list of people I have played a particular game with, etc?

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Mods, Any word on this or is this the wrong place to be asking this question?
 
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There is a searchfunction for Usernames, but it doesn't work for me. Don't know if that's just me or everyone.

Second question: no. It was on the todo-list. Had the same question myself: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/360274

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Yeah, usernames work for me, but I wanted Player Names (for people not on BGG.com)

I really hope BGG uses some of the donation money to work on that data crunching. Perhaps it is too niche to be work it, but if I can't crunch the data, why spend all the time to enter it in?

Thanks BaSL for responding and I hope we can get this in!
 
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But why don't usernames work for me? They don't on IE or Chrome. Is it my browser or something else?


At some point it'll probably be implemented, but it's most likely a lot of work. Maybe after RPGGeek is up?
 
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BaSL wrote:
But why don't usernames work for me? They don't on IE or Chrome. Is it my browser or something else?


Bas have you tried searching twice?

I have found if I use the generic search and change it to "Users" and key in a user name and then click Go I quite often get nothing, but do get a different user search screen where there are three input fields, Username, First Name and Last Name. Keying in stuff there works.

Of course when I just tested it now my initial search worked fine shake

I am doing the search from Firefox.
 
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No, I mean the search function in Record a Play. This one:



Does nothing but "Loading...". The Location one does work.
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BaSL wrote:
No, I mean the search function in Record a Play. This one:

Does nothing but "Loading...". The Location one does work.

That one does nothing for me either using Firefox 3.0.4. I swear it used to work.
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Ah that one. I don't remember that one ever working for me. I gave up adding players.
 
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I've never even noticed that. It's pretty useless. I rarely play with a BGGer, and if I do, I'll either type in their name or skip it (if I don't know their ID). But the first box (actual player name) needs a select-from list like the location.

I start having trouble remembering if I first used "John" or "John M" when entering games with particular players. How am I to keep it all proper if there is no way to pick from a list?
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