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Jeff Greening
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After spending hours doing custom searches for trading partners, I have a small suggestion to make.

Most BGG users live in the United States, which is expensive to post to from my location (UK).

However many postal services around me do deals to the countries in Europe.

Sadly selecting all the European countries in the custom search box is a laborious and tedious job as they have to be selected individually while holding down 'Alt'. snore snore

Currently the USA, Canada and the UK feature at the top of the custom search box to save finding them. Couldn't 'Europe' be added to this list for the large number of users who live here as it would greatly ease trading.

What do you all think?
Would it help you?
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+1 to that.
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kreikkaturkulainen wrote:
+1 to that.


Also:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/724276/why-not-a-europe-...
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Still...absolutely necessary to not waste so much time and rather put it in actual playing games!
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As someone trading frequently (and frequently selecting 5+ countries in each search), this would be very nice to have.
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Yes. It makes all the sense in the world to have this option available.
 
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Yes please. And the other way around, hitting the users trading(find trade matches) in the game entry and having the option to choose a geographical location would also be very nice, thankyou.
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collapsing wave wrote:
Yes please. And the other way around, hitting the users trading(find trade matches) in the game entry and having the option to choose a geographical location would also be very nice, thankyou.

Now the Trade in Europe would be really useful (as would the other request, of course).
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We just finished a thread on this exact same topic. Doesn't make it any less valid a post, I just hope the Admins not only count thumbs on a given suggestion but also the number of times a given suggestion comes up!

"European Union" listed as country in costum trade manager

I stand by the suggestion that I made on that thread Re: "European Union" listed as country in costum trade manager
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This would be great.

Until it is created there is a work-a-round. You create a custom trade search as you would now. Add in whatever European countries you want to include in your search. For reference the biggest countries from the user survey viewpoint are:

UK, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Greece, Poland, Italy, Portugal, Denmark, France, Hungary. This isn't a full list, for example UK users could also be in as England, Scotland or Wales.

Here is an example (I think this is generic, not specific to my user ID):

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/trade/custom?action=customsearc...

Then you save the resulting page as an entry in your Quickbar. You can then click on that link at any time for an instant check on items for trade in those countries matching an item on your 'for trade' list.
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Nice one Tony, thank you!
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mccrispy wrote:
Nice one Tony, thank you!

Obviously you can create multiple ones and have them as different entries on your Quickbar. It makes a lot of sense for a UK user to set one up for: UK, England, Scotland, Wales and Isle of Man(!). Maybe even throw in Ireland as Ireland users might (I guess) live in Northern Ireland or might be able to receive items at a Northern Ireland address (to get cheaper postage).
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Great idea, thumbs up from me.
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Any word on this from any admins?
 
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We aren't going to be making any updates to the trading system until our redesign is completed. When that's done we'll implement new features and updates.
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Thanks for the update Aldie, appreciated.
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Aldie wrote:
We aren't going to be making any updates to the trading system until our redesign is completed.

Is there any ETA on that?

+1 to the OP, I think I made the same suggestion myself once, but I can't find the thread. But I found this: "European Union" listed as country in costum trade manager
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after years, not yet implemented.

In Trades - country, add "global vicinity groups" like Europe / Asia / Africa options. Instead of forcing user to select all the near countries on by one holding CTRL!

This is the page:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/trade/custom




One BGG user suggested to add a QuickBar item like:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/trade/custom?action=customsearc...

but this is sloppy (and does not work!).

With a "continent" option, one user could do a search for an item in his continent (eg. Europe), where shipping costs are cheaper.

Doing so, a search in Europe means that you are searching in the same time on Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See)
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