Linking Databases, part 2

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#76 by yorhel
2020-03-24 at 14:25
If they only cover (non-doujin) physical releases and they have JAN numbers, then it doesn't even need to be added as a link entry - I can write a crawler to automatically find the appropriate shop links. I'm already doing this for PlayAsia, I'll have a look at Suruga-ya later.

I did try to do this for Amazon as well, but in order to use their products API you need an approved affiliate account. I applied but got rejected. Technically I can scrape the site, but they have protections against that and I'm not willing to waste much time on them.
#77 by skorpiondeath
2020-03-24 at 18:12
Thanks Yorhel.
Amazon... bad guys!
What about having both SubscribeStar and Patreon links for western 3D CG releases?
#78 by eacil
2020-03-24 at 19:51
Suruga-ya has multiple entries for the same JAN based on how complete the game they are selling is (because it's second hand). Example with Eve Bust Error: link
Also, they have plenty of stuff without a JAN.
link is what they have in stock and link is their internal DB.
A tip for those who want to add old covers: search on link and then use the found ID with link to get the associated cover (hidden if it's out of stock).Last modified on 2020-03-24 at 19:53

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