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Tips

Tip #41

Even if you've received hundreds of them before, don't be quick to delete the confirmation/approval messages you receive automatically from MobyGames. You see, not all of them are form letters -- we personally respond inside those emails from time to time to comment on your progress, or maybe recount a little nostalgic anecdote. Why? Because we want you to know we really do appreciate your contributions, and we read every single one.

Tip #17

If the description of a game is too vague or confusing, try checking the game's Advertising Blurb to see the original advertising copy, sometimes directly from the game's box or website. (Hey, we don't type 'em in for nothin'! ;-)

Tip #13

What features would you like to see--or improve--at MobyGames? Email to give us your suggestions.

Tip #19

When performing a Keyword Search, you don't have to type the full name; just type a few words (if that's all you can remember) and click the magnifying glass to display all partial matches.

Tip #77

When selecting countries in release info items, keep in mind that games have different release dates, publishers and distributors for specific regions. The United States and the United Kingdom are almost never listed alongside in the same item. Also, different regions have different product codes, therefor release info items are split, and submitted as separate items.

Tip #23

Most attributes have a description of what they mean. So the next time you look quizzically at "CGA (Tweaked)", go ahead and click on it to learn what it means.

Tip #59

Sometimes a developer receives a nickname during the development of a game. However when entering credits to the database we do not accept nicknames right into the person's name like John "Madman" Doe. Adding the nickname often results in a duplicate entry. What you can do, depending on how the credits are structured, is to add the nickname to the end of the person's name in parenthesis like John Doe (Madman). Additionally you can submit a name correction to the person's profile stating that John "Madman" Doe should be an aka.

Tip #35

Don't like a description we have on file for a game or feel that you can add more to it? Revise it! From the game's page just click the "edit description" link at the end of the description and you'll be able to revise the description and get credit for it. (Just make sure to keep it objective!)

Tip #85

Did you know you can enter the UPC, Sony part number, Nintendo part number, and other commonly used codes into the search to find an exact match for a game? -- Corn Popper (69507)

Tip #29

Just because an entry already exists in the database doesn't mean you can't snag some contribution points for it. :-) Many entries still don't have screenshots, trivia, box covers, or developer credits. Go to any of these entries and click "contribute" to get started.