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MobyReed (318) on 9/1/2023 11:18 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report

We completed August with 45,237 approved contributions, the 2nd most on record (48,800 is the current record, set in June). Thanks to all contributors and approvers, great work!

Speaking of approvers, they were given early access to an upcoming feature called MobyPro. Which adds various enhancements to the site. Including the ability to download original full resolution covers and other images, unlimited paging/results, credit roles breakdown on credit pages, game browser csv/json export, a collaboration feature, and more to come.

Approvers and prolific contributors will get MobyPro for free. Past Patrons will get it for free for a period of time. It will otherwise be available as a paid subscription. Currently we're testing it with approvers and will roll out to a group of contributors in the not too distant future!


  • Added specs to the core game info box on game overview pages, including Business Model, Media Type, Input Devices, Multiplayer Options, Number of Online/Offline Players, Rating (example)
  • Added product code support to Most Wanted
  • Added genres to game listings for companies and groups
  • Can now exclude NSFW games from Most Wanted
  • Accept mobile Wikipedia URLs for Identifiers
  • Better Identifier error messages
  • Fixed credit caches not updating with name changes
  • Fixed issue with duplicate AKA highlights in search results
  • Fixed duplicate role names displaying on credit submissions
  • Fixed revised descriptions for new games not saving
  • Fixed cover image with game import
  • Misc. other bug fixes, UI tweaks and optimizations
  • MobyPro: Ability to download original full resolution covers, screenshots and promo images
  • MobyPro: Collaboration feature to see what games any 2 people have been credited on
  • MobyPro: Unlimited paging/results across the site
  • MobyPro: Ability to export game browser results as a CSV or JSON file
  • MobyPro: Credit roles breakdown on credit pages
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Infernos (43129) on 9/2/2023 7:07 AM · Reply · Permalink · Report

"MobyPro: Ability to download original full resolution covers, screenshots and promo images"
For covers and screenshots I see the option to Download Original Full Size. But for promo images it's not there. For example, here the original resolution was 2560x1600 iirc.

"Added product code support to Most Wanted"
Good, but needs an option to filter by country/countries. For example, US PS2 games with missing UPC-A codes.

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MobyReed (318) on 9/8/2023 4:52 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report

D'oh, thanks. Now available for promo images.

And added country filter to the todo list.

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kristof dardenne (37) on 9/2/2023 5:00 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report

Would it be possible to increase the results per page for Pro?

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Emitewiki (157) on 9/4/2023 5:47 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report

I like this idea!

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Emitewiki (157) on 9/4/2023 5:48 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report

MobyPro is an awesome idea for generating some revenue on useful but non-critical features! Great thinking in developing this, I'm very excited for it to roll out!

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Tino@BadWiid (185) on 9/6/2023 4:55 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report

Will unlimited paging/results still be available for those with +50 contribution points in the past year?

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joicrawu (73) on 9/7/2023 12:00 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report

Sorry but unless I'm mistaken, unlimited paging/results isn't available. I have 67 points and can only get to 10000 results in the game Browser...Are you able to get over 10000 results in the Browser? (I used to get 5000 when I had no contribution points)

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Tino@BadWiid (185) on 9/7/2023 12:50 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report

My mistake, I was making an assumption as I'm not yet at 50 contribution points for this year yet. I'm limited to 20 pages of 50 results (1,000 records total). The browser currently states: "Please modify your search or contribute to the database (+50 points in past year) to unlock unlimited results." Is that not the case?

As an example if you've over 50 points this URL should take you to page 25 of all games released in 1994. If you've under 50 points it takes you to page 20 with the above message:

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Kam1Kaz3NL77 (565303) on 9/7/2023 3:10 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report

The points seen in the emails is still out of whack of what you actually gain submitting an item.

For instance with two of my consecutive emails:

Email 1: The new game entry that you submitted on Sep 6th, 2023 has been approved. Your contribution rating has increased by 3.5 points. Your contribution rating is now 540356. Thanks for your support and contributions. -> This was for Starfield: Constellation Edition

Email 2 (the actual next one): The new game entry that you submitted on Sep 6th, 2023 has been approved. Your contribution rating has increased by 16.5 points. Your contribution rating is now 540946. Thanks for your support and contributions. -> This was for Starfield

The email says 16.5 points, but seeing what is submitted at that is incorrect. Your contribution rating is now 540946 is correct: i DID gained 590 point and the website displayed that correct.

(now suddenly i'm at 540801, cause something must have merged or something, i don't care about that, that's life)

But the fact that emails don't display the points correctly is mildly annoying (for me at least)

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Kam1Kaz3NL77 (565303) on 9/22/2023 9:07 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report


Notifications The following items that you contributed have had their approval status changed. You can view the individual items, or view all notifications. <- that link 2

The Game Pikmin 1+2 that you submitted has been changed to Approved. (view details) <- that link now goes to an error page

(both these links create an error) -> temporary glitch or?

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Traceback (most recent call last): File "/app/mobygames/db/", line 274, in session_scope yield session File "/app/mobygames/", line 2170, in view_item_contribution_status return render_template('user/view_atid_contribution_status.html.jinja', items=[item], page=1, more=False)

and more

PS the red question mark and bell icon don't disappear (cause stuck in error ofc)

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MobyReed (318) on 9/22/2023 10:36 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report

Fixed now?

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Kam1Kaz3NL77 (565303) on 9/23/2023 6:00 AM · Reply · Permalink · Report