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I'm relatively new here, but I am very active in contributing alternate ROM set titles, especially with respect to the No-Intro database. I have a few questions. Also, please excuse me if I am being profoundly dumb, or if I have missed the obvious. First question. Is there a way to see who/why someone rejected a particular contribution? Or is the case where-by if no reason is given, the rejection is recorded without the possibility of dispute? I have been slightly frustrated by people not properly cross-examining my name contributions, because for example, one or two people seem to be rejecting names and titles with commas in them such as "Siedler, Die". They are also not providing a reason why. If they were to take a second to check https://datomatic.no-intro.org/?page=show_record&s=40&n=0401 or searching at the SPS http://www.softpres.org/games for example, they would find out that my name submission is correct. This is a naming standard convention that also applies to TOSEC https://www.tosecdev.org/tosec-naming-convention Second and third question, which is also a suggestion. Does Launchbox use a hash table? Are there any plans to collate all the ROM DAT names from popular DAT collections so we can link names to the Launchbox database? I feel that the process I have been following thus far is less about submitting a name, but rather, saying that "this" ROM is from "this" DAT collection, where the name information is already pre-set. It would be great to see the Launchbox database implement a more robust way of recognising ROMs. Also, I feel that this ability should be tied directly into the front-end application interface, perhaps by offering a wizard that asks the user 1) Are you a contributor? or 2) Are you just here to game? Optimising the user experience by tailoring the options available.
I may add more as I come across them. Esteemed Contributors, please attempt to adhere to the following when attempting to change or add new information (screenshots/art are usually exempt): PROVIDE SOURCES!!!!!! Best to provide at least 2 sources, for more information on Primary and Secondary sources please visit https://libguides.merrimack.edu/research_help/Sources. ESRB rating should never be changed to the blank option, instead pick "Not Rated". For more information please visit https://www.esrb.org/ratings-guide/, https://www.tidewatergames.com/esrb-ratings-guide, and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entertainment_Software_Rating_Board. If the game was made prior to September 16, 1994 there will be no ESRB rating, thus select "Not Rated". In addition, all ROM hacks and Homebrews haven't been rated by ESRB. The blank option is for when adding a game if you don't know the answer and don't have time to look it up. All ROM Hacks won't have a Publisher, they do have a Designer, sometimes multiple. Most Homebrews won't have a Publisher, rare exceptions. Humble Moderators, please attempt to adhere to the following when accepting or rejecting changes: Reject, if no sources are provided (unless you have the time to search for sources to verify each change that doesn't provide sources). Be responsible by clicking that link to verify that the link is associated with the entry/content it is attached to. Pay attention to details, especially requested changes of any images. If the requested ESRB Rating change is to the blank option, reject it. If the requested change has "No Reason Provided" be wary and the majority of the time refer to the first bullet point (exceptions are most screenshots/art). Suggested changes to https://gamesdb.launchbox-app.com: Display username of the contributor next to the requested change in moderation queue. Display username of the contributor next to the current information in moderation queue. Show somewhere which moderators approved/rejected content changes (accountability). Don't allow users to see this: it shouldn't be a competition (even if you can only see your own numbers) Moderation should be done for the sake of DB integrity. Don't allow users to see this: it shouldn't be a competition (even if you can only see your own numbers) Contribution should be done for the sake of DB integrity. Note: I purposely made two changes that were completely and utterly incorrect to see if moderators were paying attention; to the 5 people who approved each of those changes, I have since gone back and requested a change to the correct information, approved again. Require sources. Add option for Moderators to pick which game systems will appear in moderation queue. This way we may have specialists. Simple tick/check boxes would work. Notes: At least from using ARC Browser in conjunction with https://gamesdb.launchbox-app.com, on my GPD XD +, I have found that the "Wikipedia" link section doesn't do anything, except allow you to click on it for more information about the game. Which leads me to believe it doesn't have to be a Wikipedia link. Recently tested my theory with a non-Wikipedia link, works. It's exhausting to see correct information changed to completely incorrect information and having to go back to edit. Thank you for your time, Vloshko (Pokemon ROM Hack nerd) edit 1: punctuation edit 2: added a bullet point to "Suggested changes to https://gamesdb.launchbox-app.com" section.
Good morning. I have some issues downloading info from games I uploaded to the GAMEDB. examples: I am uploading lot os Sinclair Zx Spectrum Games to the database, but there are some of them like Aquaplane, Aaargh!, Altered Beast, Avalon and many others that appears on the web (example: http://gamesdb.launchbox-app.com/games/results?id=avalon), but launchbox does not find them. Thx. Ale