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Bill Hollebeke
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Hello,

Is there any way of copying a geeklist item into another geeklist.
Ex. You put some games in a math trade list and when the next math trade comes around you would just like to copy your personal entries of the first math trade geeklist (that weren't traded of course ;-) ) into the new math trade geeklist.

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Surely that wouldn't save clicks from a straight up copy/paste?
 
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Unfortunately copy/paste doesn't retain any formatting, images, or any other special things done on the GeekList entry.

As far as I know, there isn't. When a Math Trade closes, the GeekList is locked and you can't see your original code and formatting for the post (which normally you could by clicking edit). I've had to relist several items from time to time before they traded, so I've looked into some work arounds that you might consider.

First, before a Math Trade ends, you can copy/paste your Geeklist item into a Word document so that for a new math trade, you can copy/paste from word to create a new list item.

Another option is to create a private/unpublished GeekList with an entry for each of your games. Whenever a new Math Trade comes up, go to your GeekList. Click 'edit' for each list item, and copy/paste into the Math Trade.

Of course, sometimes you'll need to remember to change a few things based on the rules of the math trade or what kind of math trade it is.
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For a math trade specifically, the OLWLG will more or less do that for you - follow the add item to geeklist link for the current trade and follow the instructions to get your item from the older trade.
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VolcanoLotus wrote:
For a math trade specifically, the OLWLG will more or less do that for you - follow the add item to geeklist link for the current trade and follow the instructions to get your item from the older trade.


I really need to try this out sometime.
 
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Dolus wrote:
VolcanoLotus wrote:
For a math trade specifically, the OLWLG will more or less do that for you - follow the add item to geeklist link for the current trade and follow the instructions to get your item from the older trade.


I really need to try this out sometime.


It's a huge timesaver. Excellent feature. Downside is that it's easier to replicate mistakes (shipping/condition/edition omissions, etc.) from one trade to the next, so it still pays to read it over.
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Dolus wrote:
Unfortunately copy/paste doesn't retain any formatting, images, or any other special things done on the GeekList entry.

As far as I know, there isn't. When a Math Trade closes, the GeekList is locked and you can't see your original code and formatting for the post (which normally you could by clicking edit). I've had to relist several items from time to time before they traded, so I've looked into some work arounds that you might consider.

First, before a Math Trade ends, you can copy/paste your Geeklist item into a Word document so that for a new math trade, you can copy/paste from word to create a new list item.

Another option is to create a private/unpublished GeekList with an entry for each of your games. Whenever a new Math Trade comes up, go to your GeekList. Click 'edit' for each list item, and copy/paste into the Math Trade.

Of course, sometimes you'll need to remember to change a few things based on the rules of the math trade or what kind of math trade it is.


Um, not even when you copy paste it from the editing box?
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'moi' shall wholeheartedly concur with the previous 'reply' upon using their EDIT-'feature' in order to accomplish just THUS too! Along with having TWO 'windows' open with these as well on garnering the desired result, to go "back & forth" betwixt them also!
 
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scifiantihero wrote:
Dolus wrote:
Unfortunately copy/paste doesn't retain any formatting, images, or any other special things done on the GeekList entry.

As far as I know, there isn't. When a Math Trade closes, the GeekList is locked and you can't see your original code and formatting for the post (which normally you could by clicking edit). I've had to relist several items from time to time before they traded, so I've looked into some work arounds that you might consider.

First, before a Math Trade ends, you can copy/paste your Geeklist item into a Word document so that for a new math trade, you can copy/paste from word to create a new list item.

Another option is to create a private/unpublished GeekList with an entry for each of your games. Whenever a new Math Trade comes up, go to your GeekList. Click 'edit' for each list item, and copy/paste into the Math Trade.

Of course, sometimes you'll need to remember to change a few things based on the rules of the math trade or what kind of math trade it is.


Um, not even when you copy paste it from the editing box?

Um, ?

 
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How about these: "SAVE as a 'draft'-item"; here within BGG then? It'll 'preserve' everything "as is" so they could PREVIEW and REVISE/ALTER whatever also for that even.
 
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TVis wrote:
scifiantihero wrote:
Dolus wrote:
Unfortunately copy/paste doesn't retain any formatting, images, or any other special things done on the GeekList entry.

As far as I know, there isn't. When a Math Trade closes, the GeekList is locked and you can't see your original code and formatting for the post (which normally you could by clicking edit). I've had to relist several items from time to time before they traded, so I've looked into some work arounds that you might consider.

First, before a Math Trade ends, you can copy/paste your Geeklist item into a Word document so that for a new math trade, you can copy/paste from word to create a new list item.

Another option is to create a private/unpublished GeekList with an entry for each of your games. Whenever a new Math Trade comes up, go to your GeekList. Click 'edit' for each list item, and copy/paste into the Math Trade.

Of course, sometimes you'll need to remember to change a few things based on the rules of the math trade or what kind of math trade it is.


Um, not even when you copy paste it from the editing box?

Um, ?



Sure I guess if people are going to go out of their way to make the process harder for you . . . it's going to be harder for you. Very simple fix. So yeah. Um.
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scifiantihero wrote:
Surely that wouldn't save clicks from a straight up copy/paste?


I was thinking along the lines of a feature where you just click one of your items in a geeklist and then fill in the nr of the new geeklist in a pop up window. This would save me quite some time and clicks. (not to mention that I do not need to select the correct image anymore)

I will try the OLWLG tip next time.

Thanks for the answers.

Bill
 
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scifiantihero wrote:
Dolus wrote:
Unfortunately copy/paste doesn't retain any formatting, images, or any other special things done on the GeekList entry.

As far as I know, there isn't. When a Math Trade closes, the GeekList is locked and you can't see your original code and formatting for the post (which normally you could by clicking edit). I've had to relist several items from time to time before they traded, so I've looked into some work arounds that you might consider.

First, before a Math Trade ends, you can copy/paste your Geeklist item into a Word document so that for a new math trade, you can copy/paste from word to create a new list item.

Another option is to create a private/unpublished GeekList with an entry for each of your games. Whenever a new Math Trade comes up, go to your GeekList. Click 'edit' for each list item, and copy/paste into the Math Trade.

Of course, sometimes you'll need to remember to change a few things based on the rules of the math trade or what kind of math trade it is.


Um, not even when you copy paste it from the editing box?


I can't open an editing box from old Math Trades. Whenever I've trade, it says I can't. I assumed it was because the Math Trade has closed and the GeekList is locked. So no.
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Dolus wrote:
I can't open an editing box from old Math Trades. Whenever I've trade, it says I can't. I assumed it was because the Math Trade has closed and the GeekList is locked. So no.

You could ask the owner to unlock the list for a bit so you can copy stuff out, or ask him to copy and GM the entries.
 
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