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Sami Jan 20, 2006 (edited Jan 20, 2006)

For a long time now, I've hoped to make a massive want/have list of VGM. What's stopping me from just creating a text file, then? Basically, I would like to have something more dynamic and online-worthy than a static text file. For example, I would want to hide/move albums on/to/from the want/have lists with single clicks instead of coding and uploading an HTML page. I would also want viewers to be able to sort the list by rating, estimated value, want/have and alphabet. It also should be able to count the albums in each category automatically.

Is there anything like this out there, or should I try to get rich and hire a coder?

I'm not so much looking for a ready database, I don't think one exists, I know that I would be adding the actual content of the list myself, but I would like to have a decent backbone for it.

Eiolon Jan 20, 2006 (edited Jan 20, 2006)

I've been developing one.  I aksed this question about a year ago on the old forums:

http://www.altpop.com/stc/forum/message … read=14734

A few people said they would use it.  I just haven't had much time to dedicate to it.  The user system is complete but I insist on having a "ready" database to keep things less chaotic.  Lack of consistancy is a pet peeve of mine.  I could incorporate some of your ideas though.

Also, something that I have been debating was to include anime and film music to the database.  It isn't hard to make this system, it's just time consuming.

I am shooting for a late Feb. opening.

Stephen Jan 20, 2006

This is primarily a custom programming job.  It is also overkill for most people.
Most people could probably keep track of a list in a spreadsheet and then export to HTML.

Sami Jan 21, 2006

Sounds interesting, Eiolon. I'll be looking forward to it!

I'm not very experienced with spreadsheets, but I think they would be another kind of overkill, with features that aren't really suited for a list like this. I don't think the porting to HTML could create an online dynamic document.

Eiolon Jan 21, 2006

A spreadsheet is definitely more plausible.  Just enter the data, export to HTML, upload to host and you are done in a matter of minutes depending on how large your collection is.

Any ways, I will be needing someone to help with the testing of the application in about 2 weeks.  If you are interested in helping me break it then shoot me an e-mail.  While I always make backups, just realize anything can happen with the data during this phase.

Stephen Jan 22, 2006

Sami wrote:

I'm not very experienced with spreadsheets, but I think they would be another kind of overkill, with features that aren't really suited for a list like this. I don't think the porting to HTML could create an online dynamic document.

Spreadsheets may still be "overkill," but spreadsheets are generally more readily available to people.  You can find one at a school, home, or office.  If you don't want to pay for Microsoft Excel, there is also the free OpenOffice Calc program.

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