NationStates Jolt Archive

Region List

15-07-2007, 04:42
So there are quite a few regions in the region list. That's good and bad. Good because the simulation is growing. Bad because there's a couple dozen regions with one person and titled "000000" or "0000001216584312" Wouldn't it be more effective have letter shortcuts at the bottom of the page instead of page numbers?

It would allow for quicker navigation and the bypassing of inactive and poorly named regions.

Also, would it be possible to list regions by a commonality? Like listing dictatorial-themed nations together?
15-07-2007, 04:50
Because of the way regions are stored, the sorting system you describe is not a practical solution. There's a functional search system for regions. Try that.
15-07-2007, 05:00
let's forget the last part of my suggestion, what about just being able to click "A" and being able to see a list of regions starting with "A"
15-07-2007, 05:25
As Fris said, with the way they're stored, it's not possible to do that.
17-07-2007, 10:39
As Fris said, with the way they're stored, it's not possible to do that.

Having taken courses in database design, this gives me cold shivers.

Flat text file or un-indexed table?

I'm probably better off not knowing. Brr... :eek:
The Most Glorious Hack
17-07-2007, 12:51
It was written in perl. Piecemail. And originally, it was never expected to have more than a few hundred nations.