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#61 FRAUD_WHATS_THAT

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 11:22 PM

this import feature is an awesome feature here and I wish I could take advantage of it but I use a different site. www.Itrackmine.com. not sure if they have direct links to collections. doesn't seem that way back on back info for my collection?


here's the link -
http://www.itrackmin...U=4651&sGP=1288

Edit: they do apparently have public pages but it seems you have to page thru them?

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#62 John

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:15 AM

http://club.ign.com/...de=view&sortC=6

Just be prepare to get bombarded by some crappy cell games and such.


I finished added all the obscure platforms to the scanner, it shouldn't ignore anything now - try running it again. (I've deleted all the games you imported yesterday.)

#63 John

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:32 AM

Ok, so I imported yesterday and got a message saying it's in a processing queue which should take up to an hour to complete. I got up today- no games, same message. What gives? Just crazy-slow since everyone's uploading, or did mine 'break' somehow?


I'm in the same boat.

Assuming just some kinks being worked out.


Check again, you should be good to go.

#64 diablo343

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 03:48 AM

Is that Ty? OMG is he adorable!

#65 ToadKirby

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 03:53 AM

Wow I was just thinking of doing my collection here since IGN's has been broken for months. Nice timing.

#66 Firecrest

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 04:34 AM

I finished added all the obscure platforms to the scanner, it shouldn't ignore anything now - try running it again. (I've deleted all the games you imported yesterday.)


Thanks alot, John- you're the man. I still have some games to confirm, but overall, it worked without a hitch.

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#67 Gamelore

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 06:17 AM

It didn't import my "Public Notes" for all my games.

I spent many hours writing mini-reviews for my games, so I was hoping this would fetch that data as well.

Also, about 3/4 of my games didn't match. If I add more to IGN and import again later, will it detect duplicates?

#68 sterlingice

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 08:00 AM

Check again, you should be good to go.


Mine are still getting the processing queue error, unfortunately.

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#69 tekalien88

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 04:38 PM

I am also getting the processing queue error. It's been sitting at the processing screen since early yesterday. My IGN list is at http://club.ign.com/...ien88&mode=vown

#70 Spectro

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 04:43 PM

I only have a collection at the Backloggery.
http://backloggery.c...hp?user=spectro

#71 Gurn13

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 01:50 AM

Boy, this would have come in handy a year ago! This will help many others I am sure. With 2200+ it would have saved oodles of time. Great idea and good job!
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#72 John

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:27 AM

Mine are still getting the processing queue error, unfortunately.

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Fixed.

#73 sterlingice

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:43 AM

Fixed.


Well, I thought I should try it again to see if I break something this time. It's not seeing my collection, near as I can tell (username in IGN is also SterlingIce so it should be pretty simple)

Any idea what I did wrong last time? Also, I tried again and I am back to the processing queue screen- not sure if that's a good or bad thing.

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#74 tekalien88

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 05:07 AM

Well, I thought I should try it again to see if I break something this time. It's not seeing my collection, near as I can tell (username in IGN is also SterlingIce so it should be pretty simple)

Any idea what I did wrong last time? Also, I tried again and I am back to the processing queue screen- not sure if that's a good or bad thing.

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Alright, I may have an idea as to what's causing the problem for both of us. I noticed when I wasn't logged into IGN my public list didn't work at all. After some tinkering around while I was logged in I saw a check box in the "Edit Mode" of the list on the top and bottom left of the page that said "Public List". Once I selected this my list started showing up when I wasn't logged in via the link I posted earlier in the thread. As a side note, IGN seems to be fairly broken as I was able to get to a point where this check box simply stopped showing up, but I digress.

On the CAG side, it seems that if the system adds 0 games (or gets sent to a profile that has 0 games?) it somehow breaks and gets stuck in the processing queue phase. Not really sure if this is 100% accurate, but based on the info we have it seems to be the culprit.

Hopefully this information helps everyone out.

#75 Spectro

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 08:12 AM

Fixed.


Is backloggery.com importation possible?

#76 sterlingice

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:15 PM

Alright, I may have an idea as to what's causing the problem for both of us. I noticed when I wasn't logged into IGN my public list didn't work at all. After some tinkering around while I was logged in I saw a check box in the "Edit Mode" of the list on the top and bottom left of the page that said "Public List". Once I selected this my list started showing up when I wasn't logged in via the link I posted earlier in the thread. As a side note, IGN seems to be fairly broken as I was able to get to a point where this check box simply stopped showing up, but I digress.

On the CAG side, it seems that if the system adds 0 games (or gets sent to a profile that has 0 games?) it somehow breaks and gets stuck in the processing queue phase. Not really sure if this is 100% accurate, but based on the info we have it seems to be the culprit.

Hopefully this information helps everyone out.


Sounds like pretty sound logic. I went and did see that my have list was private but my want list public- that's certainly strange and I don't remember doing that but maybe I did once upon a time. Both are now public so hopefully that eliminates those issues.

(also, IGN has mucked up their site with so much garbage that even my more open browsers, IE and Chrome, won't add games unless I tinker significantly with security. Firefox, forget about it- with noscript, even moreso)

My CAG collection is still stuck at the "queue screen" from last night so, yeah, I suspect it's broken again on my account. That said, if we've figured out a possible cause- good deal.

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#77 km3k

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 05:34 PM

Many thanks, CAG crew!

I need to see if I even have any games to import from IGN as I had stopped doing that quite some time ago. While I haven't been updating my CAG list, I have been updating my list at Backloggery.com. Since the URL was asked for:

http://www.backloggery.com/dumlaox

Hopefully more sites will get added to the process, saving us time when maintaining lists.

Thanks again.



I second this recommendation. I used to use IGN but it hasn't worked quite right for a while, so I switched to Backloggery. For example: http://backloggery.com/km3k

#78 007bond

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 08:23 PM

The import option worked well for me. I did make sure to make my IGN list "public" before trying it. Had to do a little bit of clean up - but still much faster than trying to do this manually!
Only had to submit 1 game to the CAG DB - Wing Commander (the original) for PC.

#79 radjago

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 08:55 PM

A lot of games with an extra space or lacking an extra space came up unconfirmed (e.g. Outrun2 vs Outrun 2) and didn't offer any suggestions.

I think we need a new thread for hilarious import suggestions like these.

Imported "Darius Gaiden", we think it's
Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden

Imported "Jeopardy! 2003", we think it's
Bird Hunter 2003

Imported "NHL 2003", we think it's
Bird Hunter 2003

Overall, it's a great addition to the site and an easy way to build the database. Is there a simple way to weed out misspellings and duplicates from the database?

#80 tekalien88

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 09:33 PM

John, would it be possible for you to somehow reset my account so that I can try again after having fixed my IGN settings? I've been stuck in the processing queue for 4+ days and really want to try this feature out. Thanks again for all your hard working in making this possible for the CAG community.

#81 Solid Snake Man

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 09:34 PM

I've been trying to import my collection from IGN, except I accidentally used the wrong IGN Screename (one that doesn't exist i'm assuming), and now I'm stuck with it saying my games are being processed while nothing has been or is being added. Been like this for the past day or so, I'd appreciate any help!

#82 sterlingice

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 12:11 AM

John, would it be possible for you to somehow reset my account so that I can try again after having fixed my IGN settings? I've been stuck in the processing queue for 4+ days and really want to try this feature out. Thanks again for all your hard working in making this possible for the CAG community.


+1 (on the thanks for the hard work and on the reset :D )

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#83 NDPsycho

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 08:50 AM

How long should this normallly take to import a collection? I realize the message says up to an hour, but I'm assuming that's an average. I'm getting the processing message myself and was just curious how long it should take to import around 1500 titles? If it helps, this is the link to my ign list

http://club.ign.com/...sycho&mode=vown


Like everyone else, I'd really like to stop using IGN ;)

#84 Arakias

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 10:32 AM

well IGNs seems broken but I liked that it showed all the games in one page and had images for the boxart on the same page. I completed my import here but thats all I'll do with it.

#85 weevles

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 09:34 PM

I've been trying to import my collection from IGN, except I accidentally used the wrong IGN Screename (one that doesn't exist i'm assuming), and now I'm stuck with it saying my games are being processed while nothing has been or is being added. Been like this for the past day or so, I'd appreciate any help!




Oops same issue for me as well...any way to stop the import attempt if you started it in error? Thanks!

#86 John

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 01:04 PM

If you entered the wrong username for the import the system has now been reset. (Feel free to try again.)

#87 sterlingice

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 01:23 PM

Yay! This time it found 626 games instead of 0. They are now in the processing queue so hopefully it doesn't stall out this time :)

I'll keep you posted

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#88 sterlingice

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 01:38 PM

Looks like it worked! Thanks for all the help, John :D

Now I have to manually do my want list but it's all good. Is it supposed to have done that? Mine just did the have list but that's cool

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#89 Covnam

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 06:47 AM

Still going through my imported list, most made it, some are awaiting to be added, but I did notice that none of my Game Gear, Game Boy or Game Boy Color games made the transfer. Not that big of a deal for me, as I only have a handful of titles from those systems to add, but I'm sure someone here has a huge collection.

#90 jthieme

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 07:24 PM

A lot of mine are still showing in this status:

A request for this game to be added has been submitted. If approved, it will automatically be added to your collection

Is there a big lag getting these approved?