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Floyd Sherrod
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Aldie,

I would dearly love to see something on a Game Page, easily visible, to indicate whether a game is OOP or not. Not sure how easily this is done and where the info would come from (user edits?), but there are other places as well this info would be of huge benefit.

For example, collections. How great would it be to look at my own or another user's trade/want list and know what is and isn't in print at a glance?! I would never trade Advanced Civ for Dominion again, believe you me!

Thanks for all you do and keep up the great work!

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This has been suggested before, but seems to be too difficult to implement accurately. "In print" is a subjective term and is affected by geographical variations. Really, any game is Out of Print as soon as its batch has left the printers. Some Out of Print games can still be found in shops, if you look carefully.
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woodnoggin wrote:
This has been suggested before, but seems to be too difficult to implement accurately. "In print" is a subjective term and is affected by geographical variations. Really, any game is Out of Print as soon as its batch has left the printers. Some Out of Print games can still be found in shops, if you look carefully.


It would be something useful to implement though.

Perhaps if we defined "in print" as "Publisher still has copies". Once the publisher runs out, it's get them if you can still find them time.
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GeneSteeler wrote:
woodnoggin wrote:
This has been suggested before, but seems to be too difficult to implement accurately. "In print" is a subjective term and is affected by geographical variations. Really, any game is Out of Print as soon as its batch has left the printers. Some Out of Print games can still be found in shops, if you look carefully.


It would be something useful to implement though.

Perhaps if we defined "in print" as "Publisher still has copies". Once the publisher runs out, it's get them if you can still find them time.


I don't think that would work either. Consider a game like Twilight Struggle from GMT. By the line of the Publisher still has copies this game would have already been out of print and then back in print and back again two or three times already. This flag would have to be kept up to date and would add more work then it is worth.
 
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