"Add to my games" made simpler.

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#1 Reetesh
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Using Gamespots' Game Collection organising Feature has become quite cumbersome, with us having to click on "Add to my games" and then having a window open, then click on the options we want to perform.

Opening Window and then doing the appropriate thing is a very long cut approach to this.. I mean, when I am adding many games to my collection I have to open a window and then click add, or go to prefs and then change the default to "add to collection" then when I want to add to my wishlist again I have to change back the thing to none selected mode so that I can do whatever I want when window opens.

I think it would be better if we had simpler and easier way to add games to our database. So here are the suggestions I think that might help in making every users day a bit easier :D

This is the old way that the Vital Stats for a game is shown

In this There is a "Add to my Games" Link beside the tracking row.

Now, Instead of having that. If it was like this.

Here we have the respective symbol beside every row's name.

Because of this, Adding games to collection and other things will be LOT easier and also people will start using the features seeing all those colourful buttons :P

Also during search if it was like this

Instead of the add to my games link, having the four symbols here would make things more user friendly.

I really wish GS does something like this so that Managing games gets more easier. The things are already programmed by you guys(buttons and all that) its just the placement.

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#2 U1
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This sounds like a brilliant idea!
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#3 BenevolentEnemy
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Makes a whole lotta sense to me.
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#4 monkeyman04
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That would make it a lot easier to navagate. Sweet idea you got there mate.
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#5 tryagainlater
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That's a brilliant idea. I support this.
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#6 Reetesh
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Thanx everyone :D Hope GS sees this :)
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#8 Dracula68
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Is it really that hard for you? I don't find it hard at all:?

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#9 Phantom5800
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Is it really that hard for you? I don't find it hard at all:?

Dracula68
It's not hard, but this is all about convinience and making things go by a few seconds quicker. *support
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#11 TAMKFan
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Yes, that would be a great idea.
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#12 BuryMe
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I don't think it's very complicated right now, but you have some good ideas. It used to be like that before GS redisigned the entire site.
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#13 Sagacious_Tien
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I would find something like this so much more convenient than the current system.

I support this Enhancement.

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#14 Reetesh
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I don't think it's very complicated right now, but you have some good ideas. It used to be like that before GS redisigned the entire site.BuryMe

Yes it was something like this before. so it must be easier to do it.

Also. It does get complicated for me, choosing a default action in preferences is almost of no use, as always I dont do the same action on everything. I will have to split times specifically for adding to collection/wishlist if I use the default options and if while adding I see something that I dont have, but want, I have to rely on memory to add it later.

also,opening another window and doing it really takes time, and I (also many other users) dont always have fast internet connections and it slows the process , taking it to a part where i usually stop in between and leave it(managing games) for later.

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#15 Ryo_Kensen
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Good idea.
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#16 polya
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i too support this :)
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#18 IonescoF
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I might actually manage to add my entire collection with such a quick way to add games. Brilliant idea!

By the way, there was something like that few years ago, but they changed it at the site rewrite.

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#19 ArmoredCore55
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I support this 100%.
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#20 PlasmaBeam44
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That is a really great idea.
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#21 serbsta69
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Nice work, i support this.
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#23 Reetesh
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[QUOTE="BuryMe"]I don't think it's very complicated right now, but you have some good ideas. It used to be like that before GS redisigned the entire site.gakon5
Now, if my horrible memory serves me, didn't they used to have a mini search window you could load by your collection page? You searched for a game in this thing (probably an iframe) and then the search results came up and you added games to your four game sections. Am I making this up or not? I don't quite remember.

yes, In the old days, when one searched for a game, on the right there were four small partitions, each of the respective colour (green for collection, etc etc) and when we added one thing into the list it was shown updated on the right.

That might be hard for them to do, when compared to the 4+es.

With all you people's support I hope the 4+es become a reality :? it will really help a lot!

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#25 Davidhye
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Awesome idea! I support!
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#26 Reetesh
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[QUOTE="Reetesh"]

[QUOTE="gakon5"][QUOTE="BuryMe"]I don't think it's very complicated right now, but you have some good ideas. It used to be like that before GS redisigned the entire site.gakon5

Now, if my horrible memory serves me, didn't they used to have a mini search window you could load by your collection page? You searched for a game in this thing (probably an iframe) and then the search results came up and you added games to your four game sections. Am I making this up or not? I don't quite remember.

yes, In the old days, when one searched for a game, on the right there were four small partitions, each of the respective colour (green for collection, etc etc) and when we added one thing into the list it was shown updated on the right.

That might be hard for them to do, when compared to the 4+es.

With all you people's support I hope the 4+es become a reality :? it will really help a lot!

No no, I'm saying inside the collection page, there was a search you could access in the same window to add games fairly quickly. Not the regular search.

yeah..when you say like that. I am remembering it. It was there basically for all the sections, but it was the same thing as game search, as game search itself had the 4+es beside every name. Since the search bar is now universally there in every page, maybe they removed it.

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#27 Thorpe89
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I'm sure they used to have it like this before. If they put this in, it should use AJAX which will make things easier.
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#28 icytower
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Nice Idea
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#29 II-FBIsniper-II
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I like this idea. It just makes sense.

It doesn't have to be top priority but it doesn't seem like a feature that will be hard to put in.

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#30 Cube_of_MooN
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Seems like a good idea to me.
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#31 Reetesh
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Also, I think it would be great if games would be deleted from Wishlist if they are added to collection, instead of us having to go to the Wishlist and remove manually. (once my bro bought a game i already had(FFXII) by seeing wishlist as a surprise gift :P I forgot to remove it from there so that happened.)
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#32 deactivated-5c5082a7cb0c7
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i always wanted it to be simpler!! hope they follow ur idea!! :)
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#33 -Micro-
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Makes sense.