Bugs, issues, ideas around adding Achievements

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I just added all of the achievements for Gears of War and I had some things/thoughts I wanted to post.

 

Bugs:

1. If you upload an icon and select the 'Save' button before the icon finishes loading, a page error occurs and scripting output is seen in the loaded page. Page still gets created correctly though, no noticable side effects seen. Could be fixed with a little javascript conditional checking. Priority: low.

 

2. The text for the "is secret achievement?" appears below the check box instead of next to it inline. Priority: very low. 

Note: I used chrome for my browser, but I verified it does the same in Firefox.

 

3. Not really a bug, but I noticed that the secret achievement attribute didn't seem to make a difference on the display in the list of achievements. Also on the page for the achievement itself, there was nothing indicating that it was a secret achievement. I assume that this is for a future enhancement (like hiding details on secret achievements), but for now the achievement page should at least have a line saying it is a secret.

 

Ideas/Suggestions:

1. It would be nice to have a button on the page after you have created a new achievement that lets you create another achievement for that game instead of having to go back to the Achievements page each time. Not a big deal, just a "nice to have" suggestion.

 

2. For games that have DLC with additional achievements, it would be nice to see on the achievements page in the table an indication that this is a DLC achievement. Perhaps a small DLC icon next to the achievement icon or automatically placed next to the achievement name. This could be later integrated into the idea you already posted about grouping or subdividing large achievement lists by category, i.e. DLC would be a category.

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I have noticed that some achievements are added to 'Splosion Man (the first game on the list) while also being added to the correct game.

 

And OP, Chrome acts up for me on this site when I try to copy and paste youtube links. I'd imagine it just being drupal's compatability for chrome. I reccommend switching ti Firefox.

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If you upload an icon and select the 'Save' button before the icon finishes loading, a page error occurs

Interesting, I've never run into this, I'll test this out.  

have a button on the page after you have created a new achievement that lets you create another achievement

Unfortunately that's not possible because of how the parent/child relationships work on this site. If you created Achievement B from the Achievement A page, Achievement B would be listed indented from Achievement A. 

For games that have DLC with additional achievements, it would be nice to see on the achievements page in the table an indication that this is a DLC achievement.

The text for the "is secret achievement?" appears below the check box instead of next to it inline.

That's a very good point. I'm going to be restructuring how achievements get listed on the site in the upcoming weeks (to have trophies, achievements, PC achievements and iPhone achievements all listed on the same page), and I'll definitely figure out a solution for this issue.

Check out the Bulk Import Achievements thread, it's definitely a much easier way to add a bunch of achievements at once (for me at least).

I have noticed that some achievements are added to 'Splosion Man (the first game on the list) while also being added to the correct game.

That's b/c whoever submitted those achievements forgot to change the "game name" field from the default (which is 'splosion man). I just updated all the achievements that were incorrectly listed.

Chrome acts up for me on this site when I try to copy and paste youtube links.

Uhh, could you give me more details about this? 

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Im using Chrome on Mac OSX 10.6

When i copy a youtube link and try to paste it in a textbox on wikigameguides, it will not paste anything.

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When i copy a youtube link and try to paste it in a textbox on wikigameguides, it will not paste anything.

Uhhhhhh shit. Are you using ctrl+c to copy, or right clicking? And do you use ctrl+v to paste, or right click?

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I use command+c (basically ctrl+c)

right click and using edit functions doesn't seem to work for me either:/

Firefox works just fine though.