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The Fatal Problem / Re: Account deletion request
« on May 27th, 01:24 PM »
I don't understand your point. I'm keeping it to the minimum to make sure there are no easy scammers here.
The Fatal Problem / Re: Account deletion request
« on February 1st, 10:41 PM »
The Trader's Clerk / Re: Region Locked Games (NA)
« on January 18th, 10:30 PM »
This kind of information is indicated automatically on Barter, I believe, but not here because I chose to use IsThereAnyDeal's bundle database, with all its quirks and issues, in order not to rely entirely on BVG for everything. Stats show that while Lestrade's has a pretty good trading system (I always find it more practical than Barter's), most people use Lestrade's to fiddle with their game library, rather than send trade offers.
So it's up to you to mention region locks when sending offers.

More importantly, users are free to indicate their country of residence in their profile, so you can determine whether or not this will be an issue. :-)
The Fatal Problem / Re: Issue(s)
« on December 13th, 2022, 05:07 PM »
Fixed importing tradables (and probably others) from Barter!
I don't know when it started being broken, but it was due to a slight change in Barter's HTML structure.
Well that would mean releasing the source code on GitHub or something.
I'm not there yet. The codebase is a little dirty with plenty of commented out code. I'm not ethically against it, though. Just unhappy with the current state of affairs. It's really a heavily modded Wedge although 90% of the site's features are in a single place, code-wise. It's a pretty large file. Ahem!
The Noble Talk / Re: How to trade?
« on June 17th, 2022, 10:17 AM »
There's a tutorial linked in the homepage's header, I think it's all about trading. ;-)
The Fatal Problem / Re: Do tradables expire?
« on June 12th, 2022, 07:19 PM »
It really shouldn't. My code clearly labels manually entered tradables as protected.
Barter is better for trading because there are more users (and mostly only because of that. I really don't like the UX for that site I'm afraid.)
The Fatal Problem / Re: Issue(s)
« on June 9th, 2022, 11:56 PM »
Done cleaning up bundles! Phew...
The Fatal Problem / Re: Issue(s)
« on June 7th, 2022, 08:23 PM »
FYI, I was finally able to fix the bug that stumped me a few weeks ago and caused many multiple copies of bundles to show up.
Posted: June 7th, 2022, 07:41 PM

I've also removed all of the duplicates, and cleaned up many of the bundle errors.
Unfortunately, ITAD bundles aren't as 'clean' as those at Barter, but I clearly want to rely on ITAD only for these, because it allows for an extra source.
(Also, I don't want to scrape everything from BVG when I can avoid it, really.)
The Fatal Problem / Re: Issue(s)
« on June 7th, 2022, 07:08 PM »

Regarding VPSes, I don't really see the point of paying for it for a website that doesn't make me any money. I can only host it either on my 'pro' website (which has limitations on its MySQL databases so it's unlikely), or on my own computer (I'd have to request a static IP for that though.) I'm not looking forward to that, either, as generally my LAN is completely separated from the Internet.
The Fatal Problem / Re: Do tradables expire?
« on June 7th, 2022, 07:07 PM »
Wishlists imported from Steam (only those) expire after several months if the account is unused, yes.
As for tradables, I think there's something about them too. My goal was just to avoid ghost accounts, and tradables aren't deleted if entered manually, really. Are you sure you entered them manually here..?
Generally you can reimport from Barter, if you have an account over there.
The Fatal Problem / Re: Issue(s)
« on May 30th, 2022, 10:28 AM »
I'm sorry, due to a failure to fix another bug a few months ago, I lost a lot of motivation.
I guess the only way to save Lestrade's as of now is to move it to my main server. But it'll be several times slower. Of course it's very fast right now, so the difference may not even be noticeable. I don't know.
I'm still pledging to keep it online at all costs (if it ever goes offline for more than a few hours, make sure to contact me on Steam or elsewhere and tell me), so you can have a working website in case Barter goes offline. (Although I only use Lestrade's as a library management tool now.)
The Noble Talk / Re: Problems I've faced as a newbie on this site
« on February 6th, 2022, 11:37 PM »
Honestly, I can't remember the 'bulk tradables' area, I never use it since I manage my collection here, and then manually export to BVG.

As for banners, it'd have to be stored in the database, but I forgot the format for that, and most importantly, where in the code I should update stuff. (I would post it on github, if only I were convinced that some users would be tempted to help with development. As of now, I have 99% confidence it won't change anything, so why bother.)

I'm aware it'd be a good thing to do, though. The banners, I mean. As it is, most of the website is customized to my taste. Not to say I think I have the best tastes, but I'm not paid for this pet project, so I guess it matters that I'm comfortable with it. ;-)
The Noble Talk / Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
« on December 25th, 2021, 06:17 PM »
That'd probably require writing a stand-alone search page for all of the features to be properly exposed, and I can't be arsed to do it... :-/

Merry Christmas, though ;)
The Noble Talk / Re: What's up at Lestrade's?
« on December 21st, 2021, 01:10 PM »
Ad usual, I added a feature for myself, might as well mention it... ;)
In the game search engine (at the top right of the page), you can now specify " -intro" to prevent game descriptions from being searched. Useful when the game's name is very commonly used in game intros.
Also, " +all" is used to include all database entries in the search, so you'll get all of the junk, demos and other things the engine usually doesn't even bother to look through... (That one was implemented years ago, I just didn't remember I had that.)