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Playing around with a Game Directory

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    John James Jacoby


    Wow that’s a fancy idea.

    Does each item need to be added manually, or are they imported from Amazon into your database?

    Since there are no admins for those items, technically who can edit them and create forums, etc? Basically just the main admin, correct?

    It’s ideas like this that make me love BuddyPress more everyday. Good work!

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    It is a imported sudo automatically, when a search is performed, each result is cached in the database. Amazon has pretty strict requirements for caching, so I need to add more code to keep the data fresh, but cached at the same time. Basically as soon as you see a result it has been cached in the db. If someone performs the identical search within a set amount of time, it will returned the cached results.

    For more amazon data:

    I do need to add on some buy links to all members to purchase games from Amazon, which I will do in the next few days.

    The next step is to figure out how I want to handle allowing members to pick platforms, ps3, wii, xbox etc. Also trying to get the accessories off the top page. But for a few hours work, I think it is a nice addition to the site.


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    @Fishbow181, I like your idea,but please can you adapt Amazon s3 or Cloud Front,so that users can store their images/video in one amazon s3 account?


    Any help is welcomed.

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    Legally Amazon will not allow me to host the product images. They host them for FREE, so I have no concern over the bandwidth.

    As far as moving user generated content to s3, my site has a long way to grow before I need to start looking at offsite hosting.



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