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23:26, 12th July 2024 (GMT+0)

How to find my old games.

Posted by Galen
Galen
member, 17 posts
Fri 20 Jan 2023
at 15:04
  • msg #1

How to find my old games

I've played in a few games here that have petered out. Occasionally, I want to look back at the characters, or I remember a turn of phrase I want to use again. Every time when I look for my old games, I can't find them.

Is there a way to search games you have removed from the sticky list or games you've submitted a RTJ?
Imladir
member, 71 posts
Fri 20 Jan 2023
at 15:05
  • msg #2

How to find my old games

Preferences > Manage the games you monitor > Are you missing any games?

It won’t show the deleted games obviously, but everything else will be there.
facemaker329
member, 7433 posts
Gaming for over 40
years, and counting!
Sat 21 Jan 2023
at 03:19
  • msg #3

How to find my old games

You can also search for games by GM, so if you entered your own name in that field, anything that's still present would show up.
shapeshade
member, 222 posts
Sat 18 Mar 2023
at 21:59
  • msg #4

How to find my old games


When I search my old deleted games: alphabetical, a list comes up.

But it won't go past the first page. So I get all the ones with titles A through I.

How do I get to J through Z?
Zag24
supporter, 769 posts
Sun 19 Mar 2023
at 00:01
  • msg #5

How to find my old games

Undelete some?
shapeshade
member, 223 posts
Sun 19 Mar 2023
at 02:07
  • msg #6

Re: How to find my old games

Zag24:
Undelete some?


I'm only allowed to have 20 undeleted, I think.

Does anyone have an actual solution?
silverelf
member, 305 posts
Sun 19 Mar 2023
at 02:09
  • msg #7

Re: How to find my old games

Galen:


I don't see any old games for you I went to the search and typed you in as a gm and the only thing that comes up for me is your current active game.
shapeshade
member, 224 posts
Sun 19 Mar 2023
at 02:11
  • msg #8

Re: How to find my old games

silverelf:
Galen:

I don't see any old games for you I went to the search and typed you in as a gm and the only thing that comes up for me is your current active game.



I am not Galen.

But if I was Galen, this wouldn't solve Galen's problem.

I think the problem is that you are confusing me for Galen and combining our problems.

Galen wants to find old games he PLAYED in.

I want to find old games i MADE.
silverelf
member, 306 posts
Sun 19 Mar 2023
at 02:15
  • msg #9

Re: How to find my old games

Ahh two different quesstions. sorry.

I only see Acolyte to HunterxHunter it won't let me search back any further either
This message was last edited by the user at 02:17, Sun 19 Mar 2023.
bigbadron
moderator, 16165 posts
He's big, he's bad,
but mostly he's Ron.
Sun 19 Mar 2023
at 04:01

How to find my old games

In reply to Galen (msg # 1):

It may be worth noting that Moderators occasionally remove inactive games (and those flagged for deletion) from the site, as part of semi-regular maintenance.  Once that happens, those games no longer exist, and there is no record of them.

Regarding the Browse/Search function: there currently seems to be a bug with it when searching for inactive and deleted games.  I'll flag it for jase's attention, and he'll fix it when he has time.
silverelf
member, 307 posts
Sun 19 Mar 2023
at 05:06
  • msg #11

Re: How to find my old games

bigbadron:
  I'll flag it for jase's attention, and he'll fix it when he has time.

Thank's Ron
shapeshade
member, 225 posts
Sun 19 Mar 2023
at 14:55
  • msg #12

Re: How to find my old games

bigbadron:
Regarding the Browse/Search function: there currently seems to be a bug with it when searching for inactive and deleted games.  I'll flag it for jase's attention, and he'll fix it when he has time.


Please and thank you. If nothing changes about it after a couple of months, I guess I'll check back here
bigbadron
moderator, 16166 posts
He's big, he's bad,
but mostly he's Ron.
Sun 19 Mar 2023
at 15:26

Re: How to find my old games

If nothing changes after a couple of months, that just means that jase hasn't had a chance to do anything with it.
Big Brother
member, 496 posts
Who controls the past...
... Controls the future.
Sun 19 Mar 2023
at 16:37
  • msg #14

Re: How to find my old games

bigbadron:
If nothing changes after a couple of months, that just means that jase hasn't had a chance to do anything with it.

Is Jase the only one doing tech support still? I'd have thought the site was big enough to have more than one tech guy now. :/
shapeshade
member, 226 posts
Sat 17 Jun 2023
at 20:36
  • msg #15

Re: How to find my old games

bigbadron:
If nothing changes after a couple of months, that just means that jase hasn't had a chance to do anything with it.


Guess jase hasn't had a chance to do anything with it. So this is me commenting again.

Big Brother:
I'd have thought the site was big enough to have more than one tech guy now. :/


Guess not.
shapeshade
member, 228 posts
Mon 12 Feb 2024
at 16:33
  • msg #16

Re: How to find my old games


It's still doing it. Search for my old deleted games-- there they are, A through F. Click for the next 25-- here are the same ones, A through F. Repeat cycle forever.

Still not fixed.
Skald
moderator, 1085 posts
Whatever it is,
I'm against it
Tue 13 Feb 2024
at 02:31

Re: How to find my old games

Just raised another flag for jase - it's likely he missed the first one in all the troubleshooting around the move to the new site.
SunRuanEr
subscriber, 640 posts
Wed 14 Feb 2024
at 19:11
  • msg #18

Re: How to find my old games

So...dumb idea, but if the goal is just to help shapeshade find all of his old games, deleted or otherwise, and the Search function is busted and not working...

Have you tried putting up an ad for a game, shapeshade? Those ad posts auto-populate all of the GMs games, including previously-deleted ones. I'm not sure if it would list ENOUGH games to fix your problem, but it seems like it might be worth a try while the Search function isn't working?
shapeshade
member, 230 posts
Wed 14 Feb 2024
at 22:35
  • msg #19

Re: How to find my old games

SunRuanEr:
So...dumb idea, but if the goal is just to help shapeshade find all of his old games, deleted or otherwise, and the Search function is busted and not working...

Have you tried putting up an ad for a game, shapeshade? Those ad posts auto-populate all of the GMs games, including previously-deleted ones. I'm not sure if it would list ENOUGH games to fix your problem, but it seems like it might be worth a try while the Search function isn't working?


DANNNNG, that DID seem to work. I hated sticking a "just testing" post in there to clutter up the SEEKING PLAYERS posts (I mean I quickly deleted it but it looks like one can still SEE that), but it DID work! Thanks! It's nice to know there's an "emergency override" solution in the meantime.

EDIT: and of course I'm not 100% certain if it just listed ALL my deleted games or MOST of them, but I think it might have been all of them!
This message was last edited by the user at 22:36, Wed 14 Feb.
Skald
moderator, 1086 posts
Whatever it is,
I'm against it
Thu 15 Feb 2024
at 01:35

Re: How to find my old games

Bear in mind that deleted games do drop off and vanish forever, so you may well have had more.

Clever workaround SunRuanEr, I shall remember that and claim it as all my own work ! <grins>
SunRuanEr
subscriber, 641 posts
Thu 15 Feb 2024
at 04:52
  • msg #21

Re: How to find my old games

Glad it worked! =)
shapeshade
member, 231 posts
Thu 15 Feb 2024
at 16:05
  • msg #22

Re: How to find my old games

Skald:
Bear in mind that deleted games do drop off and vanish forever, so you may well have had more.


No no, I'm aware that sometimes happens-- that's a big part of why I've been desperate to access my old stuff, all the better to save (the best of) it in my own files!
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