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Sorry if this is obvious but I've been trying to figure out how to add a "bookmark" or "tag" to a game's entry. Like, if I look up a game and I know I will want to look at it again is there a way to tag it within the geek or do I have to do it in my browser?

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You could add games to your Wanted or Wish lists, then they'll show up under My Geek.
 
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Try the "Sub Bloglines" link by the game name.
 
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Another possibility is making a private geeklist for your own reference and notetaking.
 
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Thank you. Good suggestions. Except...I didn't really understand what the whole "blogline" thing is all about...

I will impliment a combo of wishlist and geeklist I think.

Just wondering, though... Why isn't this type of feature built in to the website anyway? It seems that a site whoes main purpose is as a giant archive this would be one of the first things built. Maybe it's just me...
 
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I'm sorry but I'm just not getting the need to have 'bookmark a game' functionality built into the geek.

Why don't people just use the bookmark facility in their browser? In my browser of choice it is quite a bit more powerful than a simple list, will warn of duplicates, and can be reorganised into sub-categories easily.
 
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Oh. I guess it's good that there isn't that functionality then (for you).

I, on the other hand, would rather not have a ton of new bookmarks clogging up my browser.

All I'm saying is that with the billions of other things you can do with this site it seems strange that bookmarking an individual game -seeing as how individual games are the entire point of the site- is not one of them.

I'd be willing to bet I'm far from the only one who feels this. I'm not starting a petition or anything. Just saying....

 
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andyl wrote:

Why don't people just use the bookmark facility in their browser? In my browser of choice it is quite a bit more powerful than a simple list, will warn of duplicates, and can be reorganised into sub-categories easily.


Because then your BGG bookmarks follow you wherever you access the geek. But beyond that, using your own bookmarks you'd need to constantly name what these items you are bookmarking are in your browser. If you could bookmark any element in the database within BGG then it would show up, neat and tidy, as it's name entry in the database.

I've talked with aldie before about bookmarking, not only games but really any element in the database. He likes the idea and so I imagine at some point it will get implemented.
 
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andyl wrote:
I'm sorry but I'm just not getting the need to have 'bookmark a game' functionality built into the geek.

Why don't people just use the bookmark facility in their browser? In my browser of choice it is quite a bit more powerful than a simple list, will warn of duplicates, and can be reorganised into sub-categories easily.



For myself, I use multiple browsers and multiple machines. That's why I add games to my wishlist. Then I can access them from anywhere. Plus it keeps my bookmark file less cluttered which already has way too many bookmarks as it is.

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jyeackle wrote:
andyl wrote:
I'm sorry but I'm just not getting the need to have 'bookmark a game' functionality built into the geek.

Why don't people just use the bookmark facility in their browser? In my browser of choice it is quite a bit more powerful than a simple list, will warn of duplicates, and can be reorganised into sub-categories easily.


For myself, I use multiple browsers and multiple machines. That's why I add games to my wishlist. Then I can access them from anywhere.


Well why not use one of the bookmark synchronisation tools - most use third party sites but I've seen some which can use your own WebDAV server. Or you could configure your browser so as to point your bookmarks at a file on a USB memory stick.

jyeackle wrote:

Plus it keeps my bookmark file less cluttered which already has way too many bookmarks as it is.


Well my bookmarks file is at 245K at the moment - with the sub-menus running three deep in places. Because it has been categorised quite well, it doesn't look cluttered at all - but I admit that is a matter of taste.
 
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andyl wrote:
Well why not use one of the bookmark synchronisation tools - most use third party sites but I've seen some which can use your own WebDAV server. Or you could configure your browser so as to point your bookmarks at a file on a USB memory stick.


The machine isn't always mine to tinker with. Sometimes its a friends, work, lab, or cafe machine, etc. And carrying around a memory stick isn't something I wish to do. Having BGG store my information works the best for *me*. And that's because I'm lazy and already have a 1.8MB bookmark file that goes back to 1992 when I first started surfing the web. It's cluttered enough!

What I was pointing out was that for an average non-technical user who isn't lazy, and is in my shoes, BGG bookmarks would work best for them too. You could mention WebDAV server syncing and USB flash drive portable solutions all day long. You'll just get a blank look like I get from most of my customers.

I know it's sometimes easy to forget that not everyone on the geek is a 'geek' in the technical sense. I even knew one member on here that didn't even own his own computer for awhile. He'd update his collection and post messages from the local library.

take it easy,

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andyl wrote:
I'm sorry but I'm just not getting the need to have 'bookmark a game' functionality built into the geek.

Why don't people just use the bookmark facility in their browser? In my browser of choice it is quite a bit more powerful than a simple list, will warn of duplicates, and can be reorganised into sub-categories easily.



I love the Internet. "I don't need this feature, so I have trouble understanding why you would!"

For the record, I would like to be able to bookmark games as well.
 
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