In this area, please let us know of any new features that you think we should add. You can give a basic overview that describes what you are wanting. If we need more information, we will contact you to get the needed details.
I think all the features you have mentioned exist in some form already. The tag "animal" can be added to any puzzle that has animals in it, but seems pretty broad. I would bet a huge portion of the puzzles include animals of some sort. So we will probably keep it as tags for now. We have the ability to auto-add tags or switch tags. I haven't filled in many of those switch out values so far. You can search by number of pieces. Look at the top of the search page. It defaults to ANY but you can pick a range of pieces. You can also filter by distance and other things at the top. You can also see if a puzzle has missing pieces. Take a look at this page for details on the missing pieces. puzzleswaps.com/blog/e23/missing-piec...
When you click on a puzzle trade, you get a popup. At the top there are several links. One is to see the details of the puzzle but another is one that says you can contact the person. If you click that link it takes you to their page where you can see all the puzzles they are offering.
Hi there! I was wondering if you could add the option to see all the puzzles I have completed regardless of whether I currently have it or not? There's a "Completed & I Have" but not a "Completed" including any we "had". Or is this feature already there, but I am somehow missing it?
This may be addressed already, but I haven't found it. Is there a way to have a "favorite members" link? Such as, I find a particular (1st) puzzle that someone has and want to contact them later. They may have a (2nd) puzzle that I would prefer, and I may not remember the person later when I want the 2nd puzzle.
For the "favorite members" we have a place to put your friends. Go to your profile and click on the "Friends and Groups" button. It doesn't let you keep notes about each person though. Another idea for puzzles is to put them in your "Wanted" list. Just like when you put puzzles in your list for ones you have or had, you can mark them as wanted and find them easily later.
I hadn't really thought about adding that. Do you think people would use that information? What value does that add? It is pretty easy to add but I am wondering if it would be a field that just got in the way. Please, tell me more about your thought here. Thanks!
I like the idea! The production year can give some insight for things that manufacturers tend to change overtimefrom piece cut, puzzle quality, where the puzzle was made etc. Also, just knowing if its a vintage puzzle is always fun. One brand where I know they make slight changes to certain collage images over the years is White Mountain.
Those are just some of my thoughts as I like the small details (like date) when I catalog my families puzzles. Id love to hear the thoughts from the original inquirer.
I was entering a new puzzle the other day and just happened to notice it had a copyright date on it, but there was nowhere to enter that into the Puzzle Swaps system. I'm a detail-oriented person, so to me the more data the better, as it gives a fuller picture of the item. I think that having the copyright date might help not only in the cases that EverydayImPuzzlin mentioned (great insight, by the way!), but also when trying to find a specific version of a puzzle. I've noticed that there are multiple cases of the same puzzle being posted twice with the same manufacturer and # of pieces, which means they have 2 different UPC codes and it just might be nice to know whether they have different copyright dates when choosing or looking at a puzzle. It would also be nice to know which version of a puzzle is newer even when the same picture & # of pieces is provided by different manufacturers. So, that is my thought process for what it's worth, lol. Thank you for asking! And thank you for creating this platform for our use. I have nothing but positive things to say about it!
If you see two puzzles that are the same except for the UPC code, please let us know. I plan on adding a "please merge" button so the public can submit merge requests. I don't mind capturing the copyright or production date, but I don't want to start fragmenting the same image/size/company puzzle into multiple entries. I have been trying to merge duplicates as much as possible. In the short term, if you want to attach extra data to any specific copy of a puzzle, you can add it to the public notes in your puzzle area. Perhaps that is the best place to capture that specific info is on the copy of the puzzle rather than the overall puzzle info group. Then when you trade/sell the puzzle, that info would follow that specific copy of the puzzle. Thoughts? This could work for the copyright and publication year. Perhaps I can make it possible to add many tags to a copy of a puzzle and you can fill in or skip any you like. Then those copy specific attributes would follow the puzzle as it moves from person to person. Thoughts?
Ohhh, totally understand your reluctance to fragment puzzles based on copyright date. Not worth it because of that. Thank you for the tips on entering info I to the public notes area. Or the tags, too. I like that they would follow the puzzle as it moves.
I would love the "merge" request idea! That would totally help to clean up the duplicates. In the meantime, I will submit duplicates that I see to you.
Here is one set that I think can be merged ... is this the format you would like them in?: