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Brian A
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Here's a doozy, but for me personally something I would love to see.

If BGG stored the date on which a user changed or added game ratings and personal comments, we could eventually have a tool to sort ratings and comments by that date and get an idea in researching a game if the comments we are seeing were posted immediately after the game came out or were posted years after the game came out.

In other words, sometimes I would love to see which personal comments are a result of many plays and updated comments rather than first impressions. For me, the ratings and comments are a crucial knowledge-tool on here.

And storing such information might also lead to a voluntary automated service reminding users that their particular rating for a particular game has been there a year, would they like to update it or leave it the same? etc.

Just a thought.
 
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It seems to me that wouldn't help that much. Just because a rating was made a year after a game came out doesn't mean the rater has multiple plays on the game--it could still be just one, or even none (stupid, but it does happen). It's much more useful if the rater indicates an approximate number of plays in the comments.
 
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lmyrick wrote:
It seems to me that wouldn't help that much. Just because a rating was made a year after a game came out doesn't mean the rater has multiple plays on the game--it could still be just one, or even none (stupid, but it does happen). It's much more useful if the rater indicates an approximate number of plays in the comments.


I see what you are saying but that still doesn't tackle the real concern for me here which at its heart is this:

A lot of people (me included occasionally) rate once and never look back. I would love to see more recent ratings and re-ratings rise to the surface if I ask for them. Caylus is one example. Come July, I would like to see if there is a pattern among the ratings that have been there 6 months and those that are brand new. Also, the more re-rating a game has is telling as well.

But mostly I think a voluntary reminder that my rating hasn't been updated in a year would be fun and would keep information current.
 
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Dating ratings...
Personal comments...

Sounds oddly like a different kind of website.
 
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Propo Pod wrote:
But mostly I think a voluntary reminder that my rating hasn't been updated in a year would be fun and would keep information current.


That's not a bad idea. I do often look at comments and ratings and wonder how long ago they were written. And a reminder might spur me to update my comments and change some ratings.
 
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And this is exactly why I've started putting in my comments # of plays and the date I revised the rating and comment.

I'm trying to do that every time I input that I have played the game. But on busy game nights followed by busy days sometimes I only have time to input that I played the game and havn't re-rated or updated my comments.

But it is my personal goal to make my comments more useful.
 
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I've asked for this feature twice now (both times ignored), but for a different reason.

I like to browse new comments for a specific user regularly. If someone has a lot of comments - say, Chris Farrell - it would be easier to me to highlight what has been recently updated. As it is, I waste a lot of time scanning through his comments looking for new entries.

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