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#1 Posted by ThatFrood (3396 posts) -

@dixavd said:

Going by the GB stream today: that "Game of The Year 2014 Users Choice" thing is from the site giving it to all users as a pre-made list. If we complete that (10 nominations in order) then it will automatically be used by the staff in some collation early next year.

Since this is independent of the Community one (i.e. here) can I just fill in that list and then use that link the google doc here (it has a link unique in the same way any list from a specific user will be)?

Giantbomb is doing their own users choice thing? Man.

Yeah, what you're suggesting will work.

#2 Posted by ThatFrood (3396 posts) -

@civid said:

@thatfrood: I haven't made one yet, but would you consider Soul Sacrifice Delta a new game? It was released in 2014 but is just the core game with some added content (it's really hot content though!)

You're golden.

#3 Posted by ThatFrood (3396 posts) -

@thatfrood: This is the true community 2014 goty list voting collection thread in my book. I already entered mine.

Haha thanks man. I would hope they would at least message me in case that was happening.

#4 Posted by ThatFrood (3396 posts) -

@thatfrood said:

@sessh said:

By the way: Is entering your list here what's creating all those weird empty "Game of the Year 2014 Users Choice" lists or is that some unrelated bug? Am I missing something?

I have no idea what that is, it is definitely not my script. I'd have to, like, gain unauthorized access to your profile to do that. I'm just as curious as you are about what it is.

On UPF I think Jeff mentioned something about having a user GOTY as well. I thought he was referring to this thread but maybe they plan to do something on their own and that's creating the list? Didn't they do something like that in 2010?

Oh. Yes, they did do something like that in 2010, that's why I started doing this, actually, because then they stopped doing it the next year.

We'll see I guess. If that's what's going on then I'm not sure what to do with this, we'll likely defer to the GB one and people will have to re-enter their stuff into the GB list.

#5 Posted by ThatFrood (3396 posts) -

@sessh said:

By the way: Is entering your list here what's creating all those weird empty "Game of the Year 2014 Users Choice" lists or is that some unrelated bug? Am I missing something?

I have no idea what that is, it is definitely not my script. I'd have to, like, gain unauthorized access to your profile to do that. I'm just as curious as you are about what it is.

#6 Posted by ThatFrood (3396 posts) -

@49th: sure I will do that, what happened? You couldn't edit the older list?

#7 Posted by ThatFrood (3396 posts) -

@thiago123: I will likely have to rescrape for some, but for the must part I'll try to keep the old results. The biggest request I get every year is people want to be able to see which users voted for what games, I can't display that information conveniently using a google doc or forum post, but I could on an external site.

#8 Posted by ThatFrood (3396 posts) -

Revisiting old goty lists is one of my favorite things about making them. Though I don't actually change their order or anything, I just like looking at them.

I've actually been working on a side project to host past community goty results on an external site to be more easily browsable, but school and the december exam schedule have really stymied those efforts.

#9 Edited by ThatFrood (3396 posts) -

@thiago123 said:

@thatfrood: Thanks for putting this together again Duder! I'm having a good time going through everyone's list and commenting on several. With that said, I noticed one thing -

I also have Diablo 3 on my list, but I added it as the Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition as I played it on console, whereas most entries I have seen have it as Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls. Will you be counting those together or should you pick one to be used a standard?

Thanks for pointing this out, I likely would have noticed this when the final list was generated but I hadn't thought about it till now. They'll have to be combined, I'll just add their scores together. Funny that Diablo 3 has multiple listings for different platforms but Smash Bros doesn't.

The problem that arises is that conceivably someone could list Diablo 3 twice on their goty list then. I wonder if I should add an extra rule to the code to check for that or just trust people not to.

#10 Posted by ThatFrood (3396 posts) -

@darthorange said:

Dear Giant Bomb wiki people, please separate Smash for 3DS and Smash for Wii U. They are different games. Seriously, the Binding of Issac Rebirth got a new wiki page and that game is more similar to the original release that Smash 3DS and Wii U are. A mod mentioned in the other (now locked) thread that it would be too much of a hassle. However, would it be possible to simply create two new pages right now, copy and paste the relevant information to each wiki, and then delete the original smushed together page? Otherwise my game of the year list is going to be one game short as Frood's code doesn't allow duplicate entries. :(

Anyway, here is my list in alphabetical order with a few comments if anyone is interested. I haven't really played all that much stuff this year. I may actually end up adding games I played that weren't released in 2014 just to spruce it up.

Hm, that's an interesting problem, one that I don't think there's a solution for beyond, like you say, having seperate entries for them, because I have no way of detecting otherwise which one you're talking about. On the other hand, it does mean that Smash will benefit from getting the votes of two different games.