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Subject: Geeklist XML API broken! OLWLG is therefore down :( rss

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Apparently the internal changes to geeklists that were made and reported by http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/269420 have broken the XML API for geeklists.

As such, it's broken the Online Wantlist Generator/Editor for math trades (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/159648).

This affects hundreds of users who use the tool, which includes BGG admins. Please fix!

Thanks,

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Though there's no Math Trade that I'm involved in right now---as someone who has used this tool many, many times---PLEASE fix this!

Thanks again, Jeff---for making this tool available to the BGG community.

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Merkles Boner wrote:
Though there's no Math Trade that I'm involved in right now---as someone who has used this tool many, many times---PLEASE fix this!
For what it's worth, the actual number of folks who have used the tool appears to be 522 from my stats.

I must say that I'm really surprised that we are getting ignored I had even sent a private geekmail to BGG admin Daniel Karp who had asked if anyone had geeklist issues after the changes Aldie made to them on Friday.

I was expecting at least a response or reply that said in the least that they have no plans to fix it so I could attempt to implement plan B (data mine the html geeklist pages themselves and hope the html doesn't change in the middle of another math trade).
 
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I'm sure it will be fixed at some point--Aldie is a big fan of the math trades.

I'm sorry for ignoring you, although I have to point out that you appear to have emailed me on a Saturday night. I'm not ALWAYS on email, and I'm less likely to respond over the weekend, particularly to a question that I don't really know the answer to.
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Hi Daniel,

thanks for the response. would love to have Aldie in some of the mega math trades with the size of his collection! (though I doubt he wants to give up any of his games in trade unless he has duplicates).

Was kind of hoping the delay in hearing anything was that the GL changes were also going to be an BGG integrated want list generator which would be awesome

Hopefully Aldie will get a chance to at least respond with an ETA so I know if I need to hack something up as a band aid (which is bad timing for me). Depending what the actual internal geeklist changes were, my guess was that db field names simply changes so it may just be a simple change to to the sql query string the xml api uses.
 
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Sorry about that - I'll get it fixed.
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Aldie wrote:
Sorry about that - I'll get it fixed.
A million (well at least several dozen in the currently active math trades) thank you's!

ps: I gave you a token GG tip (would give you lots more if you weren't the one printing the money )
 
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Should be fixed now.
 
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Aldie wrote:
Should be fixed now.
I can confirm that! The OLWLG is back online! Again a million thanks!

If you plan to make it up to Boston (Wakefield) for UG-14 on the 26th, and I'll pay your admission!
 
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Thanks for getting this taken care of so quickly -- I'm running a (local) trade that closes this week, and I have a number of first-time users...
 
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