BoardGaming Updates: Content filters and Gamer Type Stats

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 16-Sep-11 | 22 comments

Improving the site

New Feature:
Filtering/Ordering Reviews and Tips!

Helping the quality rise to the top.

Now you can browse reviews by most recent, most helpful, highest rating and lowest rating! Game tips can also be ordered by most recent or most helpful. You can even filter those results by a specific gamer type should you want to.

Filters for reviews and tips

When users are logged in, the default order is “most recent,” to encourage users to continue grading the helpfulness of reviews and tips. For those viewing the site that aren’t logged in, the reviews and tips are ordered by “most helpful” by default.

Improving the site

New Feature:
Viewing Gamer Type Ratings

It’s time to see what each Gamer Type thinks of the game

View ratings by gamer type

Now that the site has gotten a lot of use, we thought users might want to see average ratings based on Gamer Types. To see them, simply hover your mouse over the gamer type icons next the the game rating.

Added Games:

Descent: Journeys in the Dark
Fantasy Flight Games

Horus Heresy
Fantasy Flight Games

Zombies!!! (2ed)
Twilight Creations Inc.

Dominant Species
GMT Games

Glory to Rome
Cambridge Games Factory

Space Empires: 4x
GMT Games

Hansa Teutonica
Z-Man Games

Added Upcoming Games:

Undermining
Z-Man Games

Comments (22)

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Re: @David Phillips
Just out of curiosity, do you use the Multi-Links add on for FF? If so, it can create issues when trying to click on buttons. Click on the icon at the bottom of the browser window to activate/deactivate as needed.

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Knight-errant
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Mozilla Firefox doesn’t seem to like most of the buttons. You can click them, they just don’t do anything.

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Petroglyph
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One problem I’ve noticed is “hover” does not work on my android phone. Not a huge issue, but some of your links are impossible to get to on my mobile if I do not know the path by heart. It might be a good idea to make less features all about the hover, or provide another way to get to the information. Otherwise, I’m all for the new features! 🙂

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Knight-errant
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@hskrfn

Okay, that’s where. That tab system should be on the reviews page too!

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@David_Phillips

Go to the front page. Scroll down to the recent reviews and you’ll see a couple of other tabs to see Recent Game Tips and Recent Discussions.

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Paladin
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@ David:

Following games? Yes, that would be interesting. Perhaps it may be a quest set for Explorer or Reporter? (Like following people: 10 games for free +5 per level.)

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Knight-errant
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P.S. I remember there used to be a way to look at newly added strategy and house rules just like reviews. It has either disappeared completely or moved.

Also, is it possible that we could have a way to follow certain games so that we know when people post on them, say in discussions for instance?

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Knight-errant
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I’m excited to see the modifications to the site and I hope that people will stick with it, this site is just fun.

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Sentinels of the Multiverse fan

Sounds great, Jim! BTW, the filters are really nice, so good job, Jon!

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Yes, that will be probably the best solution.

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Marquis / Marchioness

Sounds good to me!

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I play blue

Andy and Ururam Tururam,
We felt the site got cluttered when each review showed the star ratings… we plan on putting a compiled version in the info area on the game pages.

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Andy, I hope so!
Without that I’d feel as if a lot of my (and not only my) effort spent on filling those stars got wasted. 😉

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Marquis / Marchioness

I’m liking the new stats!

When writing a review, there are the five stars we fill out for Replay Value, Components, and Easy to Learn. Will those rating criteria be compiled and shared with the user base going forward?

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Petroglyph
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I’ve been on vacation, so this is the first I’ve seen these new changes. Excellent!

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Knight-errant
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@Aaron: Only because they are making a new edition of Descent. It will live on!

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These are great additions to the site. However, for the rating by gamer type could you change it so it is not a hover over. When new user come, they may not think to hover over.

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Nice features and games! 🙂

As for new features I’d gladly see the possibility to edit article title along with its “body”.

For the games I wait for Titan (latest edition Valley Games 2008) and El Grande (Hans in Glueck, Rio Grande 2006).

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Just need all the Descent and Zombies!!! expansions now

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Sentinels of the Multiverse fan

Hoping for Battle Line and Risk 2210 A.D. soon:)

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