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Topic: Friend codes database

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Sean_Aaron

1. Posted:

Every Nintendo board I've been a member of invariably has a sprawling thread with people listing their friend codes and whatnot whether stickied or otherwise; sometimes two, with one being a list of individual games.

Given that we have such a friendly and active community here why not have fields for friend codes in the profile and some kid of database search function where you can look for friend codes by user or by game title? Couple this with an messaging function (especially cool if you could register your Wii itself to receive messages from NL) and people could then add codes and notify people they've added their code.

I think this would be a great benefit; I'm unaware of any other matchmaking service like this. It would be most awesome for games that lack dynamic match-making capability like Monster Lab or ones that don't have an active online community like Alien Crush Returns or Cue Sports.

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Adam

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If this does get implemented, I'd hope for a little more than just listing your codes. Ultimately, when there are a hundred people listing Mario Kart codes, that isn't so helpful because you don't know who to add. It'd be nice if next to each code you could rate how good you are at the game (or others could) and how often you play it. That way people would be able to find opponents based on skill level and frequency of play.

But I'd of course be satisfied with just a field for putting in your FCs. It would clear up many sprawling threads.

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warioswoods

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If everyone can register their Wii to receive automated message from NL whenever someone adds them, as you've suggested, then it work wonderfully well. Imagine just occasionally getting a "friend request" message on your Wii referring to the exact game(s) requested and providing the other person's appropriate codes; very streamlined, indeed.

Have a form here that will come up after you search for users with specific games and click on a specific user, and let one choose, with checkboxes, which specific games in their library you want them to add you for, then have it note those codes in the message. Or, it could just send all the codes where both of you have the game listed here, simple intersect, but I'd prefer to choose specific ones I think -- no need to add so many games when someone is just looking to play you in X.

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warioswoods

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@Adam

Oh yes, having skill levels and even some sort of text box for each game you own where you could enter comments would be helpful indeed -- you could write next to Mario Kart "I'm a hakkor and have infinite blue shells!" or, next to Zelda:PH "I'm using my big brother's save file and he has a high rank but I don't know what I'm doing", so that you could know to avoid or add each person, respectively.

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Sean_Aaron

6. Posted:

warioswoods wrote:

If everyone can register their Wii to receive automated message from NL whenever someone adds them, as you've suggested, then it work wonderfully well. Imagine just occasionally getting a "friend request" message on your Wii referring to the exact game(s) requested and providing the other person's appropriate codes; very streamlined, indeed.

Have a form here that will come up after you search for users with specific games and click on a specific user, and let one choose, with checkboxes, which specific games in their library you want them to add you for, then have it note those codes in the message. Or, it could just send all the codes where both of you have the game listed here, simple intersect, but I'd prefer to choose specific ones I think -- no need to add so many games when someone is just looking to play you in X.

That was exactly what I was envisioning. Okay, forum owners, step to it!

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Chatham

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We should get on this... I'm sick of being "that guy" posting the threads...

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wanderlustwarrior

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I approve of this message.

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Atlantis1982

9. Posted:

I approve on this idea. Yes, the user that does not have an overflow sig with randon #s.

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