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Updating Bricklists

atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,258
edited December 2011 in
@Huw, how come I can't add sets to a Bricklist until they have been in the database for at least a day, it's been bugging me for a while! Guess which newly announced sets I'm trying to add to a Bricklist ;-)


  • collect_thatcollect_that Member Posts: 1,327
    ^ LOL!!!! ;)
  • HuwHuw Administrator Posts: 7,076
    Excellent question :-)

    For expedience, the web service behind the autocomplete of the search box and the bricklist set selection, uses a table which is recreated overnight.
  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,258
    Thanks for the explanation Huw, I thought it might be something like that.
  • Firox5000Firox5000 Member Posts: 61
    edited December 2011
    Here's an idea, People who look at other brick lists could always have the opportunity to also comment as well as like or dislike a list. They could comment on why they found the list helpful or unhelpful. However the comments relating the list unhelpful should only be of constructive criticism in to why the list didn't help them and ways the list could be improved. Abusive comments to the list or member who made the list could be moderated and deleted. What do you think?

    Merged Threads: YC 12-30-11
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Administrator Posts: 6,754
    The ability to comment on Bricklists has been on the "wish list" for a while, but it's not as simple as it seems. As you rightly say, the comments would have to be moderated, and given the lack of a full-time staff it may not be feasible to do this if lots of comments end up being left.
  • Firox5000Firox5000 Member Posts: 61
    It was mainly just a suggestion really, as Iam always interested to know what people's thoughts are on the lists I have made which have been rated unhelpful.
  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,258
    Personally, I would find this very helpful in keeping my polybag bricklists up to date, as people could comment on where they have seen them available. From a moderation perspective though, it would be a headache I agree.
  • HuwHuw Administrator Posts: 7,076
    How about if the list owner was able to moderate comments? Would that work?
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Administrator Posts: 6,754
    Commenting on Bricklists has always been a feature that I personally would like to see implemented, but the issue of moderation is the elephant in the room.

    Bricklist owner moderation would only realistically be viable if (1) Bricklist owners visited their Bricklists frequently enough to check on comments and delete those which were inappropriate, and (2) Bricklist owners were clear on what constitutes inappropriate content. I suspect that in most cases it would probably work fine, but it's the significant minority of cases where the Bricklist owner doesn't visit their list/is no longer registered/has a more lenient attitude to what's acceptable that would be the problem.

    I'm not sure how many Bricklists there are, but the "significant minority" could in practice be quite a lot.....
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    I think it would be very helpful. Perhaps the onus is on the creator to moderate, but the normal mods could chip in if needed (with the community helping by pointing out issues)
  • LegogeekLegogeek Member Posts: 714
    I think it would be very helpful. Perhaps the onus is on the creator to moderate, but the normal mods could chip in if needed (with the community helping by pointing out issues)
    LOL! create a civilian police force! ;oP

    But seriously I agree, comments would be nice, but possibly hard to control.

    There really are a lot of Bricklists that are a waste of space... seems to be quite a few (possibly younger than supposed to be members, that have lists like... "My awesome Ninjago collection".....

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