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For once i will post a wish list item but i need your help to make it a reality. 

The idea is fairly simple, a Grading Wizard, which asks questions about the comic in your hands and based on the answers provided suggest what the proper condition should be.

So what i need from all of you is to determine, what those questions are, what the possible answers to those questions are, and what grade is assigned based on the answer.

how is that for a challenge?

one thing i am not looking for this to do is mass grading, just one issue at a time.



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That is enormously stellar!

Okay, hmm... here's a start:

Is the entire book intact (cover,all pages,all original, no restoration)?  yes/no

Are the interior pages yellowed?  yes/no

How significant are any tears in the book? A. NONE B. Minor C. Moderate, D. Severe

Water damage? yes/no

Wrinkling on cover/pages?  A. NONE B. Minor C. Moderate, D. Severe

Spine damage? A. NONE B. Minor C. Moderate, D. Severe

Printing Errors? 1, 2, 3, 4 or more

Smudging of ink? A. NONE B. Minor C. Moderate, D. Severe

Any marks (i.e. drawing, writing, coloring done by your 5 year old child when you weren't looking :) )?  A. NONE B. Minor C. Moderate, D. Severe



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How are the staples : A.No rust B.Minor Rust C.Major Rust

Are there any Missing Staples A. None B.One C.Both


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Is there any fading of ink A. NONE B. Minor C. Moderate, D. Severe

Are there any binding defects A. NONE B. Minor C. Moderate, D. Severe

Is the book Brittle? Yes/No

Is there any pieces Clipped out (AKA MARVEL VALUE STAMP)
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Chip, under marks you should add stains


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JasonNewcomb wrote
Here's an Overstreet Grading Guide chart that could be useful for mathetmatizing the grading process. It takes some of the guess work out of it.



Here's another chart that defines the terms and makes it more precise.



Way I see it a book is split up into 4 parts and then each part is also subdivided.

Front cover - cover, edges, corners
Back cover - same as front cover
Spine - edge, staples
Interior - interior cover, pages, spread, staples

All questions you may have, will relate to one of those subdivisions.

I'll start with that. I'll get to posting questions when I've had some sleep.

Brilliant presentation!



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JasonNewcomb wrote
Here's an Overstreet Grading Guide chart that could be useful for
mathetmatizing the grading process. It takes some of the guess work out of it.
Here's another chart
that defines the terms and makes it more precise.
Way I see it
a book is split up into 4 parts and then each part is also subdivided.Front cover -
cover, edges, cornersBack cover - same as front coverSpine - edge, staplesInterior -
interior cover, pages, spread, staplesAll questions you may have, will relate to one of
those subdivisions.

Wow, those are great charts, they show how many defects, and what the grade is for them
you get applause for that
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JasonNewcomb wrote
Thanks guys. But I hope you
don't think I made those charts. I scanned them from
Overstreet Grading Guide.

Its the effort that counts
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you guys rock. i cant believe you were able to pull all
this info together so quickly. this is awesome.

i want to build the detailed one first, this way we flush
out all the questions and possibilities and then once its
done i can roll a quick version from it.

i think the grade needs to be given both ways as a numeric
value and the good old letters. reason is someone might
then be trying to mark it as such in their stash, and if
we only provide the numeric value they wont know how to
mark it in their stash since that uses the letters.

next step i think is to put all those questions in an
appropriate order and split them into groups, like JN said
above. and then assign each answer a -X value. so all
grading starts at 10/GM and go down from there as answers
are being answered.

i like the idea of providing a range answer. looking at
that picture JN posted some items which teh answer is just
moderate or severe, their is a range and not a single
value. so probably keep track of a score at the lowest
and highest points and at the end say "the issue is
somwhere between X and Y".

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How is this coming along?
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would this grade be applied and stored for stashed comics?

If so, then would the CGC/PGX column be extended to CGC/PGX/SMC, including a new dropdown for the SMC-determined grade or number?

 

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this is a project for after the redesign, so still a bit
away.

this would be a way to help you determine the comics
condition, so then you can properly select it in the
condition field. we are not starting our own grading thing
like cgc/pgx.

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nisav wrote
this is a project for after the redesign,
so still a bit
away.

this would be a way to help you determine the comics
condition, so then you can properly select it in the
condition field. we are not starting our own grading
thing
like cgc/pgx.

Redesigning the site?
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JasonNewcomb wrote

AvengersFan223 wrote
nisav wrote
this is a project for after the
redesign,
so still a bit
away.

this would be a way to help you determine the comics
condition, so then you can properly select it in the
condition field. we are not starting our own grading
thing
like cgc/pgx.

Redesigning the site?
A plot twist where you didn't expect it.

yea...wow
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thx for resurrecting this

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FYI, There's an online site that does this.

http://www.e-bigs.net/freetool.php

You might want to take a look at some of what they've done. I think its done well.
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Spooky Dragon wrote
FYI, There's an online site that does this.

http://www.e-bigs.net/freetool.php

You might want to take a look at some of what they've done. I think its done well.


That seems pretty cool. Here's the above link, clickable.

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