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Valdaglerion (Guild Admin) 3/29/2012 3:18 PM EST : Entering Raid Drops is SLOOOOOWWWW...
Valdaglerion
Posts: 2473
Zomgawsh Poster

I'm not sure if the database is getting bloated or what the problem may be but entering loot drops after a raid is slow.  I had to enter 20 or so the other evening and it took my 30 minutes!

I have a fast computer and connection, so the problem isn't on my end.  Here's how it goes:

  1. Click on [Add Manual Drop]
  2. Wait 10 seconds
  3. Click [Select Item] and scroll down 50 items to the one I need to choose
  4. Click [Next]
  5. Wait 10 seconds
  6. Enter cost and click on [Awarded To]
  7. Scroll down 150 characters to the winner
  8. Click [Save]
  9. Wait 10 second
  10. Repeat
Doing that a dozen (or more) times for each raid gets old quickly.  The pages and  database need to load faster and we need the ability to remove old items from the Item list that we no longer get as drops.

Also, some characters show up multiple times in the Awarded To drop-down, which results in unnecessary clutter.

Thanks!
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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 3/30/2012 8:01 PM EST : RE: Entering Raid Drops is SLOOOOOWWWW...
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Aaron Lewis
Posts: 1978
Zomgawsh Poster

The following will be going live with tonight's update. Not only does it let you add drops directly from the calendar, it's a lot faster, too.

Main view:


Enter/select the item that dropped. If you start typing the name of the item, a drop-down appears with matching items that have dropped for your guild previously. You can then use your arrow keys or mouse to select any match, or just type in the name of the item if it's something that hasn't dropped before:



Selection of the person who received the item works in the same way. You begin typing, and a list appears with matches:



Sound good?
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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Valdaglerion (Guild Admin) 3/31/2012 2:33 AM EST : RE: Entering Raid Drops is SLOOOOOWWWW...
Valdaglerion
Posts: 2473
Zomgawsh Poster

It sounds like that will help a great deal.  Thanks Aaron.

Two questions...  First, why do some members have a character name appear multiple times in the "awarded to" drop-down and can that be fixed?

Next, can we remove items from the drop-downs that we haven't awarded in months or even years?
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RedRydur (Guild Admin) 4/2/2012 12:51 PM EST : RE: Entering Raid Drops is SLOOOOOWWWW...
RedRydur
Posts: 1065
Zomgawsh Poster

If you edit the Raid Calendar widget you can select "Prev. Loot" and delete items there. You will loose any DKP deductions that are associated with the item though, or better said your members would gain DKP if they have any DKP deductions associated with that item. You also loose all History of the item.


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RedRydur the Pure
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Valdaglerion (Guild Admin) 4/2/2012 3:08 PM EST : RE: Entering Raid Drops is SLOOOOOWWWW...
Valdaglerion
Posts: 2473
Zomgawsh Poster

Thanks for pointing that out.  I took a look at it, thinking I could delete some items awarded to past members that were no longer in the guild.  That way, no current member would be refunded DKP.  Unfortunately, that editor shows how many times a piece of loot has been awarded but not to who or when, making it less than useful.

We need to be able to delete old items WITHOUT the DKP being returned to a member.
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