Comment Cross-checking Wants & Gots

Discussion in 'Site' started by alysmith4, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. Not sure if this has been discussed (couldn't find anything), but it would be really nice to cross-check wants and gots with another user. Like if I clicked on someone's profile, and hit "see compatibility" or something, and then was able to see what wants I have off their list and vice versa.

    I know jack about computer programming, but it seems like it would be a relatively easy thing to do. Just a thought..
  2. dvelcich

    dvelcich Savant (350) Illinois Feb 6, 2008

    We had this option about five years ago, but it was never really perfected. I would love to see it back again myself.
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  3. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poobah (1,060) West Virginia Aug 10, 2010 Verified

    I've had that same thought several times.
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  4. kojevergas

    kojevergas Champion (925) Finland Aug 15, 2010

    I'd love to see this implemented.

    Doubt we will.
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  5. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,700) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Verified Subscriber

    We had a version of this feature a while back, but it was pulled as it was quite intensive on the system. It basically matched Wants to Gots between users on the fly.
    A new/optimized version is on our planned feature list and will eventually be rolled out in one of the site redesign phases.
  6. Part of me thinks this is really cool but the other side of me think this is just inviting "SPAM" mai.

    I can just see the constant unconsolidated BM's offering trades.
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  7. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (965) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    So this would be like BA's version of
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  8. woosterbill

    woosterbill Champion (895) Kentucky Apr 6, 2009 Verified

    Eh, it wasn't bad before, and "no thanks" doesn't take long to type. I definitely made some great trades by sending or responding to friendly "hey, I've got something you're interested in, wanna trade?" BMs.
  9. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,120) Indiana Aug 11, 2012 Verified

    Beer Harmony
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  10. Pecafaced

    Pecafaced Savant (290) Maryland Dec 16, 2010

    I agree. You're never going to know unless you ask. I've made some good trades by doing this.
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  11. dvelcich

    dvelcich Savant (350) Illinois Feb 6, 2008

    I agree with woosterbill. The point of the Wants/Gots list was to match people up for trades. When that system went away, people just started using the Gots to keep track of their "cellar." If you don't want unsolicited trade offers for a rare beer on your Gots, don't put it on there.
  12. gory4d

    gory4d Advocate (565) New York Apr 14, 2007

    Exactly. Trading became more of a shoving match without it - with all the bumping to bring ISO threads back to the top, etc. (which has since been made impossible). Bringing it back will probably thin out the incredibly crowded ISO forum, which will be welcome.
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