Pro gets another featureTitle_endApril 17, 2014
Pro members get an ad-free experience. 

Recently we turned off ads for Pro members.  This was not originally on our road map for Pro, but thought it didn't make sense when they are supporting OpenChecklist with their yearly subscription.  Go Pro, skip ads!

Football players up-to-date!

As promised in our last news post, we completed filling in birthdays for football players.  Players from the 2006 to 2013 season have been imported and linked to their cards.  Please let us know if you see a player missing, or that is not linked to cards.  We'll take a look and make any needed corrections.

Here's all the changes since January:

Added Items:
2 Manufacturers
12 Brands
2282 Sets
1 Subject
127799 Cards
3453 Players
48 Teams

Updated Items:
0 Manufacturers
0 Brands
442 Sets
0 Subjects
124 Cards
0 Players
9 Teams

Baseball Sets -

Basketball Sets - Football (CFL) Sets - Football (NFL) Sets - Golf Sets - Ice Hockey Sets - Other Movies and TV Sets - NASCAR Sets - Olympics Sets - Soccer Sets -
2013 in review and announcing ProTitle_endJanuary 13, 2014
Another year has gone by.  Did we do well?

You haven't seen many news from us and I'd like to think that was because we had our heads down buried in the work of providing the best collection management system on the web.  Of the four goals we laid out a year ago, we have accomplished two and a half.  We haven't completed filling in the missing Football releases from 2006-2011. That will now be a 2014 priority goal.  We also missed on filling in the Football players birthdays.  This has been preventing us from adding in new players since 2006.  Good progress has been made towards it and we are sitting at 90% complete.  Expect to see this done in a month or two.

Our new level of service is called OpenChecklist Pro.

Halfway through 2013 we realized that ad revenue alone wasn't going to be enough to ensure that OpenChecklist is here for the long haul. Talking to some of our top users there was support for changing the business model to a "Freemium" style.  Freemium websites provide core services to everyone free of charge and advanced services or features via payment.

Pro to start will provide one advanced feature called Pro Scout.  Pro Scout automatically searches for available inventory (trade or sell) that matches your wantlist entries.  When matches are found Pro Scout sends an email alerting you to review the matches. Pro level accounts will also be able to link cards to individual players/characters and teams.

Pro accounts will start at $20 a year.  This will enable OpenChecklist to reinvest into the website to bring all users continued increasing levels of improvement.  More Pro only features are in the pipeline and we may increase the subscription fee as the value of a Pro account increases.

Here's what we've done since March, 2013:

Added Items:
3 Manufacturers
24 Brands
7661 Sets
0 Subjects
496463 Cards
437 Players
4 Teams

Updated Items:
0 Manufacturers
2 Brands
443 Sets
0 Subjects
127 Cards
0 Players
5 Teams

Sports Sets -

Baseball Sets - Baseball - Minor Leagues Sets - Basketball Sets - Football (NFL) Sets - Ice Hockey Sets - Mixed Martial Arts & Fighting Sets - Other Movies and TV Sets - NASCAR Sets - (Unclassified) Sets - Professional Wrestling Sets - Soccer Sets - Star Wars Sets - Basketball - WNBA Sets -
Spring means new thingsTitle_endMarch 20, 2013

Spring is nearly here for those of you in the northern hemisphere and with it brings new things to OpenChecklist.


Old Logo:


New Logo:


Along with the new logo will be a set of updated graphics.  Next you will be asking when will we see them?

The answer to that is Saturday March 23rd.  On that day from 8am CDT to 12noon CDT OpenChecklist will be offline for maintenance.


In addition to the graphics changes, an updated password storage method will be implemented.  It will require a password reset after the maintenance has completed.  An email asking you to reset your password will automatically be sent at the end of maintenance.



Added Items:
1 Manufacturer
5 Brands
1963 Sets
0 Subjects
134758 Cards
0 Players
0 Teams

Updated Items:
0 Manufacturers
5 Brands
91 Sets
0 Subjects
70 Cards
179 Players
1 Team

Baseball Sets -

Basketball Sets -Football (NFL) Sets -Ice Hockey Sets -NASCAR Sets -
Happy New Year!Title_endJanuary 4, 2013
A new years resolution to our users.

OpenChecklist is here to stay.  2012 has seen many milestones accomplished:
  • Broke 2.5 million card mark
  • Now over 45,000 sets
  • Kept up-to-date with all of the new 2012 releases for Baseball, Football, Basketball and Hockey
  • Updated players for Basketball and Hockey up to the 2011/12 season, Baseball updated for the 2012 season
Here are the milestones planned for 2013:
  • Break the 3 million card mark
  • Back fill the missing sets from 2006-2011 on Football, Basketball and Hockey
  • Update players for Football missing from the 2006-2012 seasons
  • Continue to improve the website whenever possible and look for new features to add


Added Items:
1 Manufacturer
30 Brands
8174 Sets
1 Subject
428294 Cards
1906 Players
178 Teams

Updated Items:
2 Manufacturers
1 Brand
489 Sets
0 Subjects
1342 Cards
503 Players
8 Teams

Sports Sets -

Baseball Sets -Baseball - Minor Leagues Sets -Basketball Sets -Comics Sets -Football (NFL) Sets -Golf Sets -Ice Hockey Sets -Lacrosse Sets -Mixed Martial Arts & Fighting Sets -Other Movies and TV Sets -NASCAR Sets -(Unclassified) Sets -Professional Wrestling Sets -Soccer Sets -Star Wars Sets -Star Trek Sets -United States Politics and History Sets -Basketball - WNBA Sets -
How you can helpTitle_endJune 7, 2012
Missing Sets Tracker
Tracker
Interested in what sets we are working on?  This Google Docs spreadsheet lists everything we currently know as missing from our database.  If you know a missing set, send it in via the Feedback function.  We'll add it to this list.    Be sure to include a link to the checklist if you've found the data.

Football Players Missing Birth Dates
We have a list of Football players from 2006-2011 ready for import, but can't do it yet.  Many of our currently listed Football players are missing their birth date.  The birth date is a crucial piece of data that keeps duplicate players from being created.  Inputting all of the missing birth dates is a large task.  Would you like to take a letter and work on the players that have a last name starting with that letter?
Missing Dates
This Google Docs spreadsheet is how we are tracking this project.  Send us Feedback about what letter you would like to work on and we will put your username down. Once this project is complete we can import the pending list.

Added Items:
0 Manufacturers
7 Brands
1055 Sets
0 Subjects
64376 Cards
0 Players
0 Teams

Updated Items:
1 Manufacturer
2 Brands
379 Sets
0 Subjects
30724 Cards
1733 Players
0 Teams

Sports Sets -

Baseball Sets -Football (NFL) Sets -Other Movies and TV Sets -NASCAR Sets -Olympics Sets -
Share your lists with our Lists featureTitle_endApril 10, 2012
Many collectors call various other websites their hobby home.  Forums such as TheBenchTradingCardCentralTradingCardZoneSportsCardForumClouts'N'Chara.  OpenChecklist is primary goal is to be the best tool to manage your hobby inventory.  To that end we want to make it easier to post your Trade List, your Sale List, or your Want List at these and other community driven websites.

Today we have pushed out a new OpenChecklist feature.  From any Set, Player/Character, or Team page you will see links for Lists just below the links for "My Checklist / My Inventory / My Wantlist".  These links are Trade List, Sale List and Want List.  These links generate pre-formatted lists in the markup code of your choice.  Currently supported is vBcode, bbcode, wiki and wordpress.

The Trade List only includes inventory items marked For Trade. The Sale List only includes inventory items marked For Sale and places your price at the end of the line.  Both of these Lists will include a multiple count if you have multiples.  The Want List does not include card that are marked Inbound.  All three List types when generated from a Set can optionally include the related sets.  For example, if I was on the 2012 Topps baseball Base set and viewing my trade list, checking the check box will include the trade lists for all the inserts for 2012 Topps baseball.

By default the Lists will be generated in vBcode.  If you have a preferred format, you can set your own personal default in the Clubhouse, under Preferences.  Don't see a format you'd like to have?  Send us Feedback on this new feature and we will do our best to add it.
Baseball sets nearly completeTitle_endMarch 29, 2012
There are a few missing 2010 baseball sets due to lack of data.  We will be continuing to look for more information on those while we move on to 2011.  It is a good feeling to be closing the data gap on at least one sport.  We continue to look for volunteer experts in other subject areas.

Changes to OpenChecklist in the last month:
  • New search engine - using Search should be more flexible with your search terms
  • We are on Twitter!  Follow us to get immediate content updates (@OpenChecklist).
  • My Collection has new links under the Brands section.  You can now get a list of the sets where you have inventory or wantlist items under each brand. Click on the Personal Collection number to see the list.

Added Items:
0 Manufacturers
4 Brands
1455 Sets
1 Subject
125837 Cards
0 Players
0 Teams

Updated Items:
0 Manufacturers
0 Brands
1 Sets
0 Subjects
7 Cards
0 Players
0 Teams

Baseball Sets -

Mixed Martial Arts & Fighting Sets -
Welcome new Team membersTitle_endFebruary 29, 2012
This past month OpenChecklist added two people to our Team.

Daclyde will be focusing on data corrections and additions in the area of Baseball Oddball/Food Issues/Foreign Leagues.
Mjda will be working on data corrections and additions for Football.

A few bugs have been fixed along the way.  Many thanks to erdoro for pointing out the missing "Update" link to edit your user profile.  Keep that feedback coming!

Added Items:
0 Manufacturers
0 Brands
0 Sets
0 Subjects
0 Cards
0 Players
0 Teams

Updated Items:
0 Manufacturers
0 Brands
13 Sets
0 Subjects
233 Cards
2 Players
8 Teams

New/Added Baseball Sets -

    New/Added Other Sets -

    OpenChecklist 2.0 is coming!Title_endJanuary 29, 2012
    Our new code is ready for primetime.  We've been able to cover 95% of the existing features and add some new ones.

    OpenChecklist will go down for maintenance on January 31st.  The site will return on February 1st.  All users will receive an email to reset their passwords after the switch.  If you used the beta site all of your data will be overwritten during the switch to the most current data from the old website. One exception: all submitted images will be retained.

    What's missing in 2.0 ?
    • Trade matching - this is being completely re-designed, but not ready yet
    What's new in 2.0 ?
    • Clubhouse - an overview of your latest activity
    • Image submission - card scans and other images can be uploaded. Once approved they are publicly viewable.
    • Notifications - now an email will be sent when there is a News posting, uploaded images approved, or feedback updated.  You can turn each of these off in your profile.
    • User Updates - all users can make changes to database items at will.  All items have a revision history so that admins can revert incorrect changes.
    More 08 Baseball AddedTitle_endSeptember 5, 2011

    It has been a tough summer but we are still here and proving it with another update.

    You may have noticed that the recent updates have been baseball focused. That is due in part to OpenChecklist being a one man show. Want to see your sport updated? Contact us for more details.


    Updated Items:
    28 cards
    14 sets
    3 brands
    0 manufacturers
    0 players
    0 teams
    Added Items:
    71825 cards
    603 sets
    0 brands
    0 manufacturers
    0 players
    0 teams

    New/Added Baseball Sets -New/Added Football Sets -New/Added Hockey Sets -
      New/Added Basketball Sets -
        New/Added Other Sets -
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