Ah, now I can finally retire and grab that margarita on a tropical island somewhere :P. Glad to see this up and running and thank you for your work. It looks better part of GOG DB, gotta say :).
Thanks, enjoy your retirement! ;)
- I simply skip comparisons for any offline installer that matches on .*(gog-.*)$
They're at the bottom of the page, legitimate entries and are not hurting anyone. I don't see a reason to cut off the list at an arbitrary date.
- I don't collect any build versions from named branches (such as "dev" or "beta")
That's a good suggestion, I can probably implement that very easily.
- there are some that will be blatantly false positives (like The Little Acre) - having a manual way of ignoring those in the backend and not listing them in the table is useful
Everything in GOG DB is designed to require no regular maintenance because I have very little interest in personally reviewing results and crowdsourcing the data is also laborious and requires human interaction. If someone else wants to maintain a blacklist I'm open to taking that into account and pointing people to them. A simple text file on Github would be perfect, a forum thread where somebody manually confirms submissions works too. As long as I'm not responsible for keeping it updated I'm open to suggestions.