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#23478 - 11/08/02 10:07 AM Set Registry Improvements
deadlyembrace
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Seems to me that SGC has been fairly responsive to bugs and requests for changes. I wonder if someone at SGC is reading our running commentary ... ?

Feedback?


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#23479 - 11/08/02 10:33 AM Re: Set Registry Improvements [Re: deadlyembrace]
remo
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Im am curious how long it will take to get all these set requests imput into the registry it says 72 hours after you register but they only have 15 in and looks like 135 to go so far i think its going to take more than 72 hours they are going to have to speed that up.
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#23480 - 11/08/02 11:16 AM Re: Set Registry Improvements [Re: remo]
vayank
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It was a great launch.

Now SGC needs to connect the cert # with the pop report and price guide even to really integrate all the information they have. Plus, allowing more than one card at a time to be inputted is important.
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#23481 - 11/08/02 01:41 PM Re: Set Registry Improvements [Re: vayank]
stanthemanfan
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Overall, I'm happy with the registry. I requested the 1968 Topps set to be added - I wonder how long its going to take.

In terms of speed of the system - its slow and somewhat clumsy - but I add about 2 cards a month to my collection - so the 2 - 3 minutes to input a card doesn't seem so bad to me.

Remember, the service is free. SGC is in the business of making money. Its in their best interest to streamline the registry, as best they can, to reduce the amount of manpower needed to maintain the database.

Over the next few weeks - the obvious improvements will be made. Overall, good job by SGC!

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#23482 - 11/08/02 02:49 PM Re: Set Registry Improvements [Re: stanthemanfan]
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Stan> "Remember, the service is free. SGC is in the business of making money."

This is true. . .but. . .the easier the registry is to use, the more people will participate. And the harder it is to use, the less likely you are to attract new participants. As we've seen with the other guys' registry, participation should drive submissions. So investing time, money and effort wisely will more than pay off. It's not a case of "well we put it up" and that's enough.

That said, the registry should be promoted in a major way. The Sun-Times show is coming in 2 weeks and is the first major show following the launch of SGC's registry. If I don't see a computer on-hand to demonstrate the registry as well as lots of announcements and promotions, I think it would raise great concern as to how much SGC is willing to promote it. And if SGC isn't willing to promote this thing like crazy, then why bother? It's a marketing tool after all.

Mike


Edited by Beavis (11/08/02 02:53 PM)

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#23483 - 11/08/02 04:11 PM Re: Set Registry Improvements
deadlyembrace
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I wasn't sure what remo was talking about regarding the CHOOSE list jumping around, not aligning, or disappearing altogether. But I've just completed the initial data entry effort for my 1962 set. Of the 187 cards entered, I was able to indicate GRADE on exactly 2.

Hope SGC doesn't hold it against me.


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#23484 - 11/08/02 04:18 PM Re: Set Registry Improvements [Re: deadlyembrace]
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DE> You entered 187 cards one at a time? How long did it take?

Mike

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#23485 - 11/08/02 04:33 PM Re: Set Registry Improvements
deadlyembrace
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Hey Mike --

About 2.5 - 3 hours. I was able to cut-n-paste the serial numbers from a report generated out of my home grown system. Manual key entry would have been a killer.


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#23486 - 11/08/02 04:57 PM Re: Set Registry Improvements [Re: deadlyembrace]
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For what it's worth, on the other guys' registry it would have taken me less than 5 minutes to enter the 12 1979s that took me over 1/2 hour on SGC's registry.

When I registered my 1975 set on the other registry, I was probably 100 cards in at the time and from what I remember that took me something like 1/2 hour.

I just think SGC's current setup takes an unacceptable amount of time. Perhaps it's because I have certain expectations based on what SGC's competition is doing that makes me feel this way.

Mike

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#23487 - 11/08/02 11:37 PM Re: Set Registry Improvements
vayank
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I've been working from my excel spreadsheet, cutting and pasting. I've been averaging one a minute so far.
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