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Ignoring large gaps? 2 years 1 week ago #44099

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Some weird issues - like Uncanny X-Men v2 went from 35 to 600. How do I ignore gaps when using Series: Start of Gap / End of Gap?
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Ignoring large gaps? 2 years 5 days ago #44109

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The work around I use is to add a "no_gap" tag two the two extremeties and then use in my smart list the rule that comics with "no_gap" should be excluded.
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Ignoring large gaps? 2 years 5 days ago #44111

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Yes that's the way I have tended to do it too, but having not bothered with gaps for a while I can't remember how successful that was.

I guess it also depends on exactly what you want to achieve. Is it for an exercise in filling gaps, or for database purposes.

I used to mark every issue in a complete run with a no gap mark but it wasn't ideal.

Something that I was tempted to try was a numerical value that specified how many issues would be missing but even that won't work for volumes that have spurious high values and also continued ongoing numbering.

I guess this is a long way to ask what exactly is your envisaged view?
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Ignoring large gaps? 2 years 2 days ago #44129

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jkthemac wrote:
I guess this is a long way to ask what exactly is your envisaged view?

I basically want to be able to identified if I've missed the latest months issue. Maybe I could limit it to gap size =1 or 2?
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Ignoring large gaps? 2 years 20 hours ago #44147

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You would still run into difficulties with volumes that have had previous gaps.

For example you could exclude volumes with large values for Biggest Gap, and not be able to check if the later issues are gapless.

I wonder if it may be easier to use a smartlist that shows the last few issues of a volume instead. I wrote one of those for a help query a while back. let me see if I can link it.
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Ignoring large gaps? 2 years 19 hours ago #44148

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Adapting my Smart List for the last six months of any run by limiting the last pubished year to be 2015 or more and to only show gaps. Also filters out series with only single gaps that are bigger than ten which will get rid of some of the problem volumes.

This doesn't specifically get rid of those spurious #600 examples when there are other gaps in the series but it limits what you get to see in the list so it is quite manageable with a quick scan.

#NOTE# The list requires the released dates to be scraped.


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Also this just helped me spot a couple of missing issues so it was a uesful exercise for me too.
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Ignoring large gaps? 1 year 11 months ago #44190

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I loaded this up but don't know if it's working!

if anything pops up, i will I suppose.
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Ignoring large gaps? 1 year 11 months ago #44195

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I guess you could temporarily remove an issue from your database to test it.
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Ignoring large gaps? 1 year 11 months ago #44204

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Good idea! Yep, it works. Thanks!
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