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2019-06-10 21:29

Registered: Mar 2011
Posts: 12
Compo categories insufficient

Maybe I can explain best with a current example...

When we look at the Revision party there are for example following two categories:

"C64 Graphics" and "Mixed Graphics"

Within the party these categories were called:

"ASCII/ANSI/PETSCII" and "Oldschool Graphics"

I see several problems here:
- You don't know what the real compo category was called like
- You can't see that "C64 Graphics" stand for "PETSCII" (and others)
- You believe there are several entries missing, although it's not, because the other entries were from other systems (Which you would know if there was the correct name of the compo category)

There is also other examples like:
- BASIC 10Liner Contest 2019 (BASIC 10Liner Contest 2019) -> Here it's too hard to add the given categories
- Flashback 2019 Flashback 2019 -> Currently every gfx is put into "C64 Graphics", which was PETSCII at revision, so some users get confused (see comment at Flasheep).

That's my feedback so far. I hope it can help.

A similar entry already was entered some time ago: Compo descriptions
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2019-06-19 11:54

Registered: Dec 2004
Posts: 830
Quote: +1. And as we have so many registered users that are constantly helping out with the database instead of whining in the forums and comments I am sure it will take no time at all.

so let's do it :)
2019-07-02 14:09

Registered: Mar 2011
Posts: 12
I want to conclude this topic with a small summary from my side. Just how I see it:

A) Compo categories / names (in the real world) are chosen by the compos themselves. Not by CSDb.
B) Compo categories in CSDb are hard coded. (Therefor they can't match up will all the categories / names in the real world.)

There is two ways to fix this gap:

1. Make categories totally flexible. (E.g. using a free text. The current hard-coded category could still stay for grouping.)
2. Add some more categories in hope to cover more compos than now. (But you wont be able to match all compos.)

And of course you can ignore the problem and whatever.

In fact it's up to the coders what they want and what they are able to do. Technical it's possible. But maybe a bit tricky.

Within this thread I think the 2nd possibility has been chosen. If that's true there might be a need for a place to collect wishes / needs for categories.

Good luck to anyone!
2019-07-03 18:40

Registered: Nov 2010
Posts: 23
Stay on topic, thread cleaned and posts moved to profession: full-screen graphician vs graphician
2019-07-04 12:13

Registered: Apr 2003
Posts: 2019
I think we have collected enough ideas now. I hope Perff can implement them in a way satisfactory for most.
Topic closed.
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