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Is it worth adding "Designer(s)" to the database?

leemcgleemcg Member Posts: 607
Lego seem to be giving us much more information about who the designer is for certain sets nowadays.

Does it make sense to start collecting this information in the database. It will be sparsely populated at the beginning, for sure, but could be interesting once better populated to start doing searches for "all sets designed by..."

Might need a little crown sourcing to populate.

Comments

  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,272
    This idea has been kicked around before, the conclusion was not to do it because there is rarely a single designer responsible for a set. To take a simple example, one may work on the prototype design, and another one on the final design, other sets may well involve more than two designers.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,450
    Agreed. We do however have the ability for the designers themselves to provide the information. e.g.

    http://www.brickset.com/brickLists/?5289

  • leemcgleemcg Member Posts: 607
    Fair enough, if it's been discussed before. You guys definitely know what you're doing.

    But I don't see the point about there being multiple designers as being a real issue. Surely you set the database up to allow multiple entries from the relevant table?

  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,272
    Sure, it's not technically difficult to achieve, but it would make the task of data gathering that much harder and I suspect would remain largely unpopulated if added. There is still plenty of other more basic info missing from the database that should probably be populated first. A crowd sourcing solution to this would be great though.
    bricksan
  • DaddyDeuceDaddyDeuce Member Posts: 272
    I don't know if it would be useful, but it would be interesting.
    andhe
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