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Solve A Lot2
Solve A Lot2
Assistant Librarian

Sep-15-2006 22:46

Thanks to Admin for posting resumes. It is a better idea than listing all detective names (for those that wanted privacy).

Bad News:
There seems to be a bug with the resumes. I know of at least 2 detectives, that show them listed in agencies they never joined.
I believe it is tied to "gift subscriptions". When a person buys someone a gift subscription, it automatically links the accounts. So, now the gifter and giftee have the same resume.

I am sure Sleuth Admin is working on correcting this, but I wanted to let everyone know, before we go around accusing people of "infiltrating our agencies" :D

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Autumnsprings
Autumnsprings
Con Artist

Sep-15-2006 23:23

Yeah, there seem to be quite a few problems with it. Also, if you dont know a det's history, theres no way to match it up with the current det. For example if Det A stole equipment from three agencies, then retires that det and starts a new one, the history gets transferred to Det B, but if you dont know the agencies Det A was in, I dont see how this helps.

biggie528
biggie528
Lucky Stiff

Sep-15-2006 23:28

Yeah I kinda thought it was going to be more name based too, not agency based. If the names are changing, how do we know its the same person?

Also, is this feature not available to non-subs?

Autumnsprings
Autumnsprings
Con Artist

Sep-15-2006 23:32

And, if an agency changes names, everyone in the former agency is listed as being in the latter agency. Confusing. I just dont think this will be helpful in solving the problem it was meant to.

biggie528
biggie528
Lucky Stiff

Sep-15-2006 23:47

Sorry, I didnt see the post in the subscriber center (always forget about that board lol), so nevermind on the non-sub questions :)

Serges
Serges
Vigilante

Sep-16-2006 00:04

Even if it doesn't "solve" some of the problems that have occurred recently, it's a definite step in the right direction, and a solution that respects detectives' privacy while allowing for a new dimension in the game. I think it's kind of neat to see some of the older detectives' agency history, and see where they were before they made their current homes.

Autumnsprings
Autumnsprings
Con Artist

Sep-16-2006 00:10

But my point is, its not necessarily their detective. It anyone they've ever bought a gift sub for. I know for a fact that there are detectives listed as having been in my agency, that weren't. Simply because of a name change to the agency.

Arabella Parker
Arabella Parker
Well-Connected

Sep-16-2006 00:22

Solve and Autumn you said exacally what I have found. There seems to be a problem. Some detectives seem to be linked because of the IP address of a subscription payment. Just one gift subscription seems to link the detectives together for all their histories. Some of those older detectives may not have been in all the agencies that are listed. But because they at one time bought a subscription for someone, both detectives now have the same history, or at least very close. And then you have the problem of seeing false information.

Autumnsprings
Autumnsprings
Con Artist

Sep-16-2006 00:26

Not to mention the detectives whose complete history isnt listed for some reason...

biggie528
biggie528
Lucky Stiff

Sep-16-2006 00:40

Yeah and also, I know other agencies ppl in my agency have been in that aren't listed? Is that because they didn't actually subscribe while they were there?

biggie528
biggie528
Lucky Stiff

Sep-16-2006 00:41

Oh and also you can't see histories for retired detectives? If you don't know their new name, how do you know which one is which?

Sorry, just lots of ?s :)

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