Sticker aliases for same sheet with different SKUs


Sticker aliases for same sheet with different SKUs
#1
It seems more common now that different SKU numbers are used for sticker sheets in US sets vs. RoW sets.

For example, these two appear equivalent:
134071A / 24744 / 6142623 at Bricklink: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/cat...75870stk01
140413A / 24743 / 6142622 at Brickowl: https://www.brickowl.com/catalog/lego-st...4743-24744

Should we create aliases for all 23 stickers 6142623a => 6142622a, etc., or is this overkill? How else might a user know that the stickers for 6142623 already exist in the library as 6142622?

We have done this for older stickers where the design appears on multiple sheets, e.g. 003437b.dat => 003340a.dat.
Chris (LDraw Parts Library Admin)
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RE: Sticker aliases for same sheet with different SKUs
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(2021-07-28, 7:59)Chris Dee Wrote: It seems more common now that different SKU numbers are used for sticker sheets in US sets vs. RoW sets.

For example, these two appear equivalent:
134071A / 24744 / 6142623 at Bricklink: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/cat...75870stk01
140413A / 24743 / 6142622 at Brickowl: https://www.brickowl.com/catalog/lego-st...4743-24744

Should we create aliases for all 23 stickers 6142623a => 6142622a, etc., or is this overkill? How else might a user know that the stickers for 6142623 already exist in the library as 6142622?

We have done this for older stickers where the design appears on multiple sheets, e.g. 003437b.dat => 003340a.dat.

isn't it so that one of them is printed on a transparent sheet?

Like those:
Transparent: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/cat...=0#T=C&C=0
Solid Colour: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/cat...=0#T=C&C=0


But I can't make out a difference between those that Chris posted.
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(2021-07-28, 7:59)Chris Dee Wrote: Should we create aliases for all 23 stickers 6142623a => 6142622a, etc., or is this overkill? How else might a user know that the stickers for 6142623 already exist in the library as 6142622?

Yes. To say it in Mandalorian style: This is the way.

As I fell in this number trap I think it is vital.

w.
LEGO ergo sum
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(2021-07-28, 7:59)Chris Dee Wrote: Should we create aliases for all 23 stickers 6142623a => 6142622a, etc., or is this overkill? How else might a user know that the stickers for 6142623 already exist in the library as 6142622?

Here is another example.
International Version - (27091/6155286)  https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/cat...2055stk01a
North American Version - (27092/6181834)  https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/cat...2055stk01b

IMO it is time to change strategy.
If the setnumber, design and usage is the same, a second SKU number should be allowed as a keyword.
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(2021-07-30, 7:35)Magnus Forsberg Wrote: Here is another example.
International Version - (27091/6155286)  https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/cat...2055stk01a
North American Version - (27092/6181834)  https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/cat...2055stk01b

IMO it is time to change strategy.
If the setnumber, design and usage is the same, a second SKU number should be allowed as a keyword.

That would have been my suggestion as well, use the second number as keyword.

How shall we do it with transparent versions? Like for some of the train stickers?
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(2021-07-30, 21:12)Gerald Lasser Wrote: That would have been my suggestion as well, use the second number as keyword.

How shall we do it with transparent versions? Like for some of the train stickers?

I think transparent vs. opaque sticker versions should be separate part files, maybe with the patterned section subparted.

I'm not a fan of the !KEYWORDS solution as it does not really help users searching the library by sticker sheet 'part' number. Do any of the authoring tools even provide a KEYWORDS search facility?
Chris (LDraw Parts Library Admin)
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(2021-08-01, 5:15)Chris Dee Wrote: Do any of the authoring tools even provide a KEYWORDS search facility?

Yes.
I added the alternate number as a keyword in these 4 stickers.

   
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