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Kitten
07-27-2012, 04:57 AM
Increase post text size a little (13px would work well, I think)
Bigger avatars (150x150 seems to fit well with the forum layout)
Make it so that accessing a thread's default URL (like http://forums.weasyl.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?84-The-General-General-Discussion) takes you to the last post you read in it and not just the first page of the thread (very useful feature that I've seen on ZetaBoards forums, not sure if Vbulletin is capable of that)
Ability to "like" or "dislike" a post (not sure if you'd be able to add this capability, but on others forums I've found this to be a godsend in regards to stopping people from making lots of useless "this!"-type posts)
Please never add a reputation feature, oh dog please no
A Jacuzzi

I'm liking the forum so far (even if it's only day one lol) and look forward to other people that come around here, especially when the site itself opens.

Samael
07-27-2012, 05:06 AM
Oh, I could make a point about avatars, it seems a little weird that my avatar traditionally has a translucent background but seems to be opaque here. Why so?
Also, a Quick Preview for the Quick Reply might be nice - fewer screens to go through to preview what I'm about to say.
Is there currently a members list? I don't remember seeing one before I stole some sleep last night.

Kitten
07-27-2012, 05:08 AM
If there was a like feature, I'd like that post. :P

You can see the members list under the "Community" drop-down on the sub-menu up at the top.

Samael
07-27-2012, 05:12 AM
Oh, yes, there it is! Sorry I was just expecting it on the front page, down by where it said the number of members and such, kind of like how you can click the number of members online.

Lee
07-27-2012, 05:24 AM
I second a quick reply preview, that would be super convenient.

And I second Samael's question about avatars, something weird is goin on with mine too. It shows up transparent in the header, but then it gets all... Odd in the actual forums.

Also increasing the text size would be great too, I almost have to squint to see the writing when I view this site on my iPad.

Eminoxic
07-27-2012, 05:55 AM
The white background on the animated avatars or any transparent avatars is because we are using GD instead of ImageMagick to process our images, since GD wasn't able to have this feature due to licensing issues when the resizing of images code was written.

Simple Solution:
Make your current animated transparent avatar the same size as the allowed size on the forums, which is 100x100.

Solution down the line:
Going to talk with Kihari to see if the server is ImageMagick friendly, and if it is, we'll see the difference of using ImageMagick over GD for processing images on the forums.

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Dislike and Like, I'll look into that for sure, see what other staff thinks about it.

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Reputation won't be added because prior to releasing the forums we thought it was cause more problems than solutions.

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Text size is also something I'll discuss with the other staff. I've always been a fan of small things (that's what she said), but we'll see how the changing of text/avatar sizes fits in with the current layout sometime tomorrow. I could change it now but I am mainly an assistant when it comes to the layout itself, since I'm not a designer.

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Preview on quick reply, I'll see what I can do about that, I like that idea. Any changes we make, I'll make sure to post back here with the results.

Samael
07-27-2012, 07:12 AM
Throwing this out there, although it's probably impossible: real time updates on threads would be pretty much the nicest thing. Like, if the thread periodically but transparently refreshes, to show the recent most replies at the bottom. If nothing else, if it has a "x new posts since you updated" thing would be nice so I don't think I'm responding to the most recent post and then find out ten pages later I'm way behind on the topic.

Eminoxic
07-27-2012, 07:28 AM
Throwing this out there, although it's probably impossible: real time updates on threads would be pretty much the nicest thing. Like, if the thread periodically but transparently refreshes, to show the recent most replies at the bottom. If nothing else, if it has a "x new posts since you updated" thing would be nice so I don't think I'm responding to the most recent post and then find out ten pages later I'm way behind on the topic.

Not impossible, in fact, I was going to do this, but I began to question how it would react with server load time if a lot of users are idling on a thread. I'll do some research on it to see if high traffic sites (Since we don't know if Weasyl forums will be low or high traffic) have used something like that with no problems.

Kitten
07-27-2012, 07:56 AM
Ooh, two more:

BBCode to embed YouTube videos and stuff of that nature
A spoiler BBcode that we can put long posts in to stop a thread from taking forever to scroll through

teckworks
07-27-2012, 07:58 AM
Everything here that I wanted to suggest has already been suggested, so here's a post giving my approval on all of it. :> Also I dunno if this site will allow for music recordings, too?

Eminoxic
07-27-2012, 08:06 AM
There is a spoiler tag already See!, but I can do another for the sake of giant posts like you said. Maybe just make it simply "spoiler2". Will do that now.
I'll also add a YouTube BB Code now, will be a simple yt for the BB code.

techworks, I'll have a site admin read your post, since I'm unsure on that.

Update:

Spoiler2 BB Code now does this
Snape kills dumbledore

yt BB Code now does this
OPKHbp3R8sE

For the YouTube BB Code you only use the last part of the URL, like the above video I only used "OPKHbp3R8sE" inside the yt BB Code

Kitten
07-27-2012, 08:34 AM
Awesome! Thank you. ^_^

teckworks
07-27-2012, 08:42 AM
Heh, that was quick work on the YT and spoiler tags. Looks good~ Oh and thanks for looking into the music uploading. Wouldn't mind posting my music on the site as well~

Eminoxic
07-27-2012, 08:46 AM
Heh, that was quick work on the YT and spoiler tags. Looks good~ Oh and thanks for looking into the music uploading. Wouldn't mind posting my music on the site as well~

Oh you mean music you make? I'm 99% sure those things are being allowed, the twitter for Weasyl has the title message of "A new site for artists, writers, musicians, video creators and art ". I thought you meant copyrighted music, cause I was pretty sure that wasn't allowed.

Ibuuyk
07-27-2012, 09:16 AM
In the evenings, my eyes get tired and I have trouble to notice the difference between the "new post" and "no new post" buttons. Would it be possible to give the new post button a darker shade of blue or something, to make it easier?

EDIT: Also, would it be possible to add a custom title thing that'd show up above your icon?

teckworks
07-27-2012, 11:54 AM
Oh you mean music you make? I'm 99% sure those things are being allowed, the twitter for Weasyl has the title message of "A new site for artists, writers, musicians, video creators and art ". I thought you meant copyrighted music, cause I was pretty sure that wasn't allowed.

If you consider covers okay. I mean, I sequence old video game music with a softsynth, and I upload them. They're song ideas, but they're just rearranged and reconstructed with a different synth. Like this:

Y8hwvfBJuT0

Also, on that note, I do have a suggestion for the presentation of music files. Maybe they can be presented sort of how like Newgrounds presents their music files: with a small screen that shows a vizualization of something, like equalizer bars or a spectrogram or something. Sort of like this (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/493634). Yay? Nay?

Drifloon
07-27-2012, 02:10 PM
I saw this done at another forum so how about a member interview section? It would be really fun (there should be stern rules too nod) and a great way to getting to know other members.

Kitten
07-27-2012, 07:54 PM
I saw this done at another forum so how about a member interview section? It would be really fun (there should be stern rules too nod) and a great way to getting to know other members.Oooh second this. The forum I run has a Q&A section where people can make a thread for themselves and people ask them questions, and it's really popular and promotes a stronger community, too. :3

Flareon13
07-27-2012, 09:45 PM
Oooh second this. The forum I run has a Q&A section where people can make a thread for themselves and people ask them questions, and it's really popular and promotes a stronger community, too. :3

I'll go ahead and third this, it could be a fun thing to do.

Taw
07-27-2012, 10:29 PM
Isn't an "Ask me anything" sort of thing something similar to an introduction thread though? When I introduce myself I invite people to ask any questions they want to get to know my better. @_@

Ibuuyk
07-27-2012, 10:37 PM
I've a lil' suggestion! Would it be possible to make it so the :o smiley actually looks like a :O face? 'Cause the current one looks more like a shy face than a surprised/silly one, so as I tend to abuse the :o smiley, I have to try to change my habits and use :O instead, which looks a bit odd :c

Taw
07-27-2012, 10:45 PM
Not sure how difficult that'd be for us to do since we didn't create the smiley pack. We can look into it, though for now if you go to "Go Advanced" you can disable smiley's right below the post section, like so:

http://gyazo.com/62be9ccb5da90bf3dd554eb98aa8f188

:D

:o

:)

Ibuuyk
07-27-2012, 11:01 PM
Ohhh, thanks :3

Kihari
07-28-2012, 02:06 AM
Also I dunno if this site will allow for music recordings, too?

Within the bounds of our Community Guidelines (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/16895537/Weasyl/Community%20Guidelines.pdf), certainly! We will allow for direct uploads of audio files and are also discussing embedded audio submissions from third-party sites (for example, perhaps Bandcamp), similar to how we are doing embedded video submissions. This simply fetches the content from the third-party site for display on Weasyl, but frames it as a regular submission so that followers can be notified, users can favorite and comment on it on Weasyl, and so forth.

Kitten
07-28-2012, 12:42 PM
I'm not sure if you have this or not, but: make it so that double posting merges posts and bumps a topic? I know I bring up ZetaBoards a lot but this feature is really useful on there, stopping people from making multiple posts in a row while giving them the ability to bump threads that fell to the wayside.

Eminoxic
07-28-2012, 12:52 PM
I'm not sure if you have this or not, but: make it so that double posting merges posts and bumps a topic? I know I bring up ZetaBoards a lot but this feature is really useful on there, stopping people from making multiple posts in a row while giving them the ability to bump threads that fell to the wayside.

Used to need a mod for that, but now vBulletin offers double post merging by default. We have it enabled. :giggle:

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Double post example

Kitten
07-28-2012, 12:55 PM
Yay! ^_^ Thank you, you guys have been really up-front and helpful about suggestions and issues so far. I see bright things for this forum's future (and the site itself, once it launches). You guys are great.

Eminoxic
07-28-2012, 12:58 PM
Yay! ^_^ Thank you, you guys have been really up-front and helpful about suggestions and issues so far. I see bright things for this forum's future (and the site itself, once it launches). You guys are great.

Thanks for the compliments to the staff!

Also, I don't have a tumblr, so how am I suppose to get my name whitelisted on your minecraft server?:3

Kitten
07-28-2012, 12:59 PM
I have plenty of people whitelisted on there who are just friends of people on there or just people I know. Feel free to send me your Minecraft username and I'll get you on there. :3

obliviousally
07-28-2012, 02:18 PM
Small little thing that only I may want: a 'mark forum read' button on the New Posts page? Like, it's not a huge hassle to go to the main page and do it there, but I think this is the first forum I've been on where there hasn't been one on the New Posts pages.

Kitten
07-28-2012, 02:31 PM
Small little thing that only I may want: a 'mark forum read' button on the New Posts page? You can actually get this on every page, under the sub-menu's "Forum actions" drop-down.

piñardilla
07-28-2012, 04:54 PM
Minor issue, but the forums UI is somewhat noscript-unfriendly.

Without noscript, the dropdown menus up top (community, forum actions, etc.) open on click. With noscript enabled, the menus drop down on mouseover, but with a small gap between the menu heading and the actual menu so that when you move the mouse to click a menu item, the menu disappears once the cursor hits the gap, making them unusable.

Using Firefox 14.

Taw
07-28-2012, 06:17 PM
Minor issue, but the forums UI is somewhat noscript-unfriendly.

Without noscript, the dropdown menus up top (community, forum actions, etc.) open on click. With noscript enabled, the menus drop down on mouseover, but with a small gap between the menu heading and the actual menu so that when you move the mouse to click a menu item, the menu disappears once the cursor hits the gap, making them unusable.

Using Firefox 14.

I personally don't use Firefox or NoScript - installed both and I see the problem you mentioned. Since the menus run using JavaScript and NoScript blocks that on untrusted sites, the current solution is to either whitelist Weasyl or disable NoScript on the forums at the moment.

I'll see what I can do to make a <noscript> version of the dropdowns somewhere for those using NoScript. May take a few days since I'm working on a few other things too. Thanks for reporting it though!

piñardilla
07-29-2012, 01:50 AM
I personally don't use Firefox or NoScript - installed both and I see the problem you mentioned. Since the menus run using JavaScript and NoScript blocks that on untrusted sites, the current solution is to either whitelist Weasyl or disable NoScript on the forums at the moment.

I'll see what I can do to make a <noscript> version of the dropdowns somewhere for those using NoScript. May take a few days since I'm working on a few other things too. Thanks for reporting it though!

Thanks. I really appreciate site admins that respect things like this. c:

Taw
07-29-2012, 04:29 AM
Spent a few hours fiddling with it using the noscript codes to fall back on, something keeps clashing with it, so it's a struggle.

I'll put this on the backburner for now, so unfortunately you'll just have to whitelist weasyl to get it to work, as I need to focus on some higher priority things for weasyl, such as the mobile theme soon and such. When the main site comes out you'd need to whitelist it anyways as well due to the javascript on it, so I suppose it's not a bad thing.

Sorry I can't be of more help though! @_@ Maybe when things are a lot more calmer for us and not as much coding/tweaking needs to be done I can fix it in free time for ya.

piñardilla
07-29-2012, 06:10 AM
Spent a few hours fiddling with it using the noscript codes to fall back on, something keeps clashing with it, so it's a struggle.

I'll put this on the backburner for now, so unfortunately you'll just have to whitelist weasyl to get it to work, as I need to focus on some higher priority things for weasyl, such as the mobile theme soon and such. When the main site comes out you'd need to whitelist it anyways as well due to the javascript on it, so I suppose it's not a bad thing.

Sorry I can't be of more help though! @_@ Maybe when things are a lot more calmer for us and not as much coding/tweaking needs to be done I can fix it in free time for ya.

I did already whitelist Weasyl, because you all seem to have your heads on straight and I don't think I need to worry much about holes in your code. I just wanted to make a note of the issue since noscript is a decently popular addon. Sorry if I made you think I was waiting on a fix. :o

Taw
07-29-2012, 06:28 AM
No worries! I was curious about making it work with NoScript since a lot of my friends use it, though unfortunately I wasn't able to figure anything out that'd work without taking a lot of time to get together, so it's on my low-priority task list now. @_@

Lemme know if there's anything else you think could use some tweaking!

catwithpen
07-29-2012, 10:44 AM
The first thing I noticed is you don't have an email opt-in. I would feel better if that was part of the sign-up process.

The welcome email is good, but there's no option for "You're getting this message because someone signed up with your email; if this is not you, click here to report it." I've never had that problem myself, so I don't know how much of an issue it is. It might be like the fire extinguisher you never have to use, but makes you feel better to have it.

Eminoxic
07-29-2012, 11:17 AM
The first thing I noticed is you don't have an email opt-in. I would feel better if that was part of the sign-up process.

The welcome email is good, but there's no option for "You're getting this message because someone signed up with your email; if this is not you, click here to report it." I've never had that problem myself, so I don't know how much of an issue it is. It might be like the fire extinguisher you never have to use, but makes you feel better to have it.

Alright, we enabled the e-mail verification. Though if someone did register with someone elses e-mail address that would be weird. The person could just take their account :P

catwithpen
07-29-2012, 12:26 PM
How long do you have to be inactive before you get logged out? and is there a way to extend the time?

I read through a couple threads, and by the time I got to the end and wrote a reply, I was logged out. Granted I'm a slow reader, but it seems like I get logged out too soon.

Fiz
07-29-2012, 12:31 PM
How long do you have to be inactive before you get logged out? and is there a way to extend the time?

I read through a couple threads, and by the time I got to the end and wrote a reply, I was logged out. Granted I'm a slow reader, but it seems like I get logged out too soon.

That's a bit odd. I haven't had that problem yet with the board.

I would try clearing your cookies for the site and trying again. Any time I've had rampant logging out problems, clearing cookies would usually fix it.

As for inactivity time, I'm not sure. Emi or Taw can probably answer that.

Eminoxic
07-29-2012, 12:43 PM
I never had to login again since I made my account. The normal inactive timer is 15 minutes, but it should not effect you unless as Fiz said, it's a cookies problem. Maybe you have your security settings too high?

obliviousally
07-29-2012, 01:45 PM
You can actually get this on every page, under the sub-menu's "Forum actions" drop-down.

Ah! I didn't even notice that! Thank you~

Vitani
07-29-2012, 02:07 PM
Would it be possible to change the hover colour of the links in the "Help and Guidelines" navigation at the bottom of the forums?
When you hover over any of the links they almost disappear into the background.

Ibuuyk
07-29-2012, 02:22 PM
How long do you have to be inactive before you get logged out? and is there a way to extend the time?

I read through a couple threads, and by the time I got to the end and wrote a reply, I was logged out. Granted I'm a slow reader, but it seems like I get logged out too soon.

That only happened once to me when I tried to post a quick reply during the first night the forums launched. How many times did it happen to you?

Taw
07-29-2012, 03:47 PM
Would it be possible to change the hover colour of the links in the "Help and Guidelines" navigation at the bottom of the forums?
When you hover over any of the links they almost disappear into the background.

Fixed, thanks for pointing that out!

catwithpen
07-29-2012, 03:58 PM
That only happened once to me when I tried to post a quick reply during the first night the forums launched. How many times did it happen to you?

Happened to me twice. Seems to be resolved now, after I cleared my cookies.

Ibuuyk
07-30-2012, 11:48 AM
I got a suggestion? Why not add that "Today's birthdays" thingie at the bottom of the "Who's online"?

I see it on many forums and it can be pretty fun!

Kitten
07-31-2012, 06:39 PM
Used to need a mod for that, but now vBulletin offers double post merging by default. We have it enabled. :giggle:

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Double post exampleThis feature doesn't seem to be working at the moment--my double posts have been double posts, instead of merging. :/

Taw
07-31-2012, 07:34 PM
This feature doesn't seem to be working at the moment--my double posts have been double posts, instead of merging. :/

I'll look into it and see what's going on when I can.

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I believe it's set to work up until 1 hour after your post is made, and then after that it will make a new post.

Taelune
08-01-2012, 07:49 AM
Well i like the fact that someone made a suggestion thread, and a new suggestion occurred to me, if it isn't too hard on the Admins, could they make it where the creators of threads have the choice to delete their threads later? I tend to ask a lot of questions on here, and don't wanna spam the site with my inquisitive nature, or need of seeking friendly advise from similar minds. ^^

Aetius
08-01-2012, 01:58 PM
Hey, just an opinion of mine. Can there be a rule against having different color text being used for complete posts?
I know that for some users it would be very hard and irritable to read.

Eminoxic
08-01-2012, 02:59 PM
Well i like the fact that someone made a suggestion thread, and a new suggestion occurred to me, if it isn't too hard on the Admins, could they make it where the creators of threads have the choice to delete their threads later? I tend to ask a lot of questions on here, and don't wanna spam the site with my inquisitive nature, or need of seeking friendly advise from similar minds. ^^

Premium users will be able to lock their own threads. Deleting seems a bit too much to me, since I know people will let out their inner troll a lot. Could always just request a close on your thread or a delete under certain circumstances.


Hey, just an opinion of mine. Can there be a rule against having different color text being used for complete posts?
I know that for some users it would be very hard and irritable to read.

I'll have a response for you in like 30 minutes. Looking into some stuff.

Morphology
08-01-2012, 03:21 PM
When I get a private message, there isn't an indication that I have received one. Could there be some way to notify us that we've gotten a private message, such as the "Private Messages" link being highlighted or changed to "Private Messages (1)" or a notification popping up?

Fiz
08-01-2012, 03:24 PM
When I get a private message, there isn't an indication that I have received one. Could there be some way to notify us that we've gotten a private message, such as the "Private Messages" link being highlighted or changed to "Private Messages (1)" or a notification popping up?

My Account -> General Settings -> Private Messaging -> "Show New Private Message Notification Pop-up"

It's turned off by default.

Morphology
08-01-2012, 03:25 PM
My Account -> General Settings -> Private Messaging -> "Show New Private Message Notification Pop-up"

It's turned off by default.
Awesome, thank you!

Eminoxic
08-01-2012, 03:31 PM
My Account -> General Settings -> Private Messaging -> "Show New Private Message Notification Pop-up"

It's turned off by default.

Made it so it's on by default for whoever registers now.


Hey, just an opinion of mine. Can there be a rule against having different color text being used for complete posts?
I know that for some users it would be very hard and irritable to read.

We're in the process of a solution to this, no estimated time, but should be done today

Aetius
08-01-2012, 03:38 PM
We're in the process of a solution to this, no estimated time, but should be done today

Alright, well thank you for bringing this into consideration.

Ibuuyk
08-01-2012, 08:17 PM
I got an idea. Would it be possible to make it so you can get a notification when somebody posts something new in a group you're in?

Ibuuyk
08-04-2012, 10:50 PM
I found something while wandering around! When you click the Forum Leaders button next to the Mark Forums as Read one, the Location text is light gray... on a slightly darker grey background. Kinda hard to read :P

Taw
08-04-2012, 10:55 PM
Fixed.

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I got an idea. Would it be possible to make it so you can get a notification when somebody posts something new in a group you're in?

I can look into this, should already happen iirc but I don't use forum groups that often, to be honest. Lemme add to my to-do list.

Ibuuyk
08-04-2012, 11:01 PM
Fixed.

I can look into this, should already happen iirc but I don't use forum groups that often, to be honest. Lemme add to my to-do list.

Thanks for your quick reply, have a quick masterpiece as a token of my appreciation!

http://i.imgur.com/WRsfy.png

Taw
08-04-2012, 11:49 PM
Group owners now have the ability to make new discussion posts have to go into a moderation queue, as well as they can enable it so only group owners can start discussions.

Hopefully this'll help out a bit, unsure how else to tackle the problem, but I can discuss it with Eminoxic.

May have to do some permissions tweakings with some usergroups before these options become live, so give it ~10 or so minutes whilst I work.

catwithpen
08-07-2012, 10:53 PM
Could we have an alphabetical listing of groups? It's not really needed right now, but as the list grows, the older ones will get pushed off the page. The search bar will be helpful, but sometimes I like to just browse through a list; I often find cool things I never would have thought to search for.

Taw
08-08-2012, 12:09 AM
I'll see what we can do about it - it'll be a low priority task though as there's other pressing matters we need to work on first. Added to my to-do list though.

I'll let you know when I get around to working on this, and if you have any more suggestions feel free to let us know! We're always happy to receive feedback on what we can improve! c:

catwithpen
08-08-2012, 04:11 PM
Thanks! I have a question too; how are the forums going to be integrated into the website? Will you need a separate login for each? I found that very annoying with FA, when I'm already logged in on the main site, but have to register for yet another account and log in again to access the forums.

Also, I'm wondering how groups are going to work. I guess I could just wait and see, but I'm a cat and the curiosity is killing me :x3: Right now we have some groups here...if you do end up keeping the main site and the forums separate, will the groups be accessible from the main site, or will that part of the site have its own set of groups, or will groups be accessible only through the forums?

Taw
08-08-2012, 07:18 PM
Thanks! I have a question too; how are the forums going to be integrated into the website? Will you need a separate login for each? I found that very annoying with FA, when I'm already logged in on the main site, but have to register for yet another account and log in again to access the forums.

Also, I'm wondering how groups are going to work. I guess I could just wait and see, but I'm a cat and the curiosity is killing me :x3: Right now we have some groups here...if you do end up keeping the main site and the forums separate, will the groups be accessible from the main site, or will that part of the site have its own set of groups, or will groups be accessible only through the forums?

We have decided to keep the forum and mainsite logins separated for a bit more increased security (so that if one is compromised, the other will not be; which means our staff are not allowed to reuse passwords for the logins to the site and the site forums). We looked into the possibility of linking the two, but the trade offs aren't too beneficial other than saving an additional login and a few things linked together through the vB API or Weasyl's API.

Groups will be separate than the groups on the forums; most likely they will remain separated as well, which hopefully will not cause any problems at all.

We can look into tying a few things to the mainsite in the future, which we are currently looking into for premium subscriptions and such; if something changes, we'll be sure to inform everyone via a news update letting them know of course.

Hope that answered your question!

catwithpen
08-09-2012, 12:03 AM
Yep, that answers it, thanks!

I didn't think of the security implications of keeping forums separate. That makes sense then. :thumbsup:

Taw
08-09-2012, 02:21 AM
No problem. C:

We try and keep our security as tight as we can for things and put extra protection where we can to try and prevent anything happening in the case of someone with admin or moderator powers getting compromised.

catwithpen
09-22-2012, 11:14 PM
One more suggestion. I don't know if this is already in the works: I think it would be good to have a rating system in addition to a 'favorite' button, like on sofurry.

Sometimes I find art that I really like, but for some reason don't want to add it to my favorites (too sad, etc.) so I like having the option to give it a good rating. Also, people often don't have time to comment, or don't know what to say, so rating would make it easier to give feedback, and it would give a more accurate view of how much people like that picture.

Tiger
09-23-2012, 05:51 PM
One more suggestion. I don't know if this is already in the works: I think it would be good to have a rating system in addition to a 'favorite' button, like on sofurry.

Sometimes I find art that I really like, but for some reason don't want to add it to my favorites (too sad, etc.) so I like having the option to give it a good rating. Also, people often don't have time to comment, or don't know what to say, so rating would make it easier to give feedback, and it would give a more accurate view of how much people like that picture.

I could see that working fairly well. My only suggestion would be to make the picture ratings optional (have a setting for it). Some people may be very sensitive of their artwork and could be terrified of a low rating. Then there are artist that appreciate critique and I think they'd like seeing the rating of their picture. I actually kinda like the way dA has it set up, where the rating is followed by a critique. Just so long as the person giving the critiques is fair and honest with it.

Morphology
09-23-2012, 10:47 PM
I could see that working fairly well. My only suggestion would be to make the picture ratings optional (have a setting for it). Some people may be very sensitive of their artwork and could be terrified of a low rating. Then there are artist that appreciate critique and I think they'd like seeing the rating of their picture. I actually kinda like the way dA has it set up, where the rating is followed by a critique. Just so long as the person giving the critiques is fair and honest with it.

A rating system would be interesting, though I see a possible problem in that folks could spam high ratings, or conversely and more likely if someone doesn't like someone, they can coordinate a mass downvote. Is there anyway to work around this? Just being devil's advocate; I actually do kinda like a ratings idea.

RadioCatastrophe
09-24-2012, 03:52 AM
One more suggestion. I don't know if this is already in the works: I think it would be good to have a rating system in addition to a 'favorite' button, like on sofurry.

Sometimes I find art that I really like, but for some reason don't want to add it to my favorites (too sad, etc.) so I like having the option to give it a good rating. Also, people often don't have time to comment, or don't know what to say, so rating would make it easier to give feedback, and it would give a more accurate view of how much people like that picture.

What would the rating system do to a piece with a lot of bad ratings? You can have just thumbs up without a thumbs down, would the image be blocked or unreachable until a staff member checks it out and deals with it? And if there was only a good rating you could add onto the image would it be visit to those other than the artist? I know a few people I've met don't enjoy having such a system that shows off numbers of favorites, views, or any other "popularity" statistics on their artwork, it bums most people out when their low compared to others.

Which brings up a question that might already be answered... would there be a way to hide stats from the public eye? Making it so only the author/artist is the only one who can see it (optional of course) or have it completely shut off?

Tiger
09-24-2012, 06:47 AM
A rating system would be interesting, though I see a possible problem in that folks could spam high ratings, or conversely and more likely if someone doesn't like someone, they can coordinate a mass downvote. Is there anyway to work around this? Just being devil's advocate; I actually do kinda like a ratings idea.

Good point. What about making critique required? Then there wouldn't be unfounded claims of the artwork's quality. No anonymous low ratings. If the rating is given unfairly, could the artist have the power to hide the negative comments?

And Radio, you make a good point. Although, if the critique is shown, perhaps other people could build on that? Or like you said, keeping ratings private could work, I feel.

Vitani
09-24-2012, 12:44 PM
Good point. What about making critique required? Then there wouldn't be unfounded claims of the artwork's quality. No anonymous low ratings. If the rating is given unfairly, could the artist have the power to hide the negative comments?

And Radio, you make a good point. Although, if the critique is shown, perhaps other people could build on that? Or like you said, keeping ratings private could work, I feel.

It may sound silly but why not have a validation rule for critique and ratings?

E.g. A user submits a rating and it gets sent to the artist, the artist can then validate the rating (they wouldn't be able to change it however). That way the artist can approve it to be posted or decline it due to harrassment or spam or whatever other reason

GingerM
09-24-2012, 12:54 PM
It may sound silly but why not have a validation rule for critique and ratings?

E.g. A user submits a rating and it gets sent to the artist, the artist can then validate the rating (they wouldn't be able to change it however). That way the artist can approve it to be posted or decline it due to harrassment or spam or whatever other reason

Um. I'm not sure this is necessarily a good idea. Granted, I don't post a lot of art of my own, so on Weasyl, most of the stuff in my gallery is liable to be grouped or whatever they're calling it from the artist's post, but for the stuff I do draw and write, I don't really want to have to wade through a bunch of critique comments to determine if they're actual critique or just poorly-phrased statements of personal preference (e.g., "OMGLURVETHIS" or "EW BOOBS", etc.)

That said, I think someone above mentioned that artists ought to have the ability to say whether a piece is open for critique or not, which suggests the following:
.--------------------------------------
| ( ) Do not ask for critique
| ( ) Allow critques, screen for approval first
| (*) Allow critiques, no screening

Obviously I don't know exactly how the Weasyl main site user preferences screen will be set up, but I hope this conveys the idea?

Vitani
09-24-2012, 04:31 PM
Um. I'm not sure this is necessarily a good idea. Granted, I don't post a lot of art of my own, so on Weasyl, most of the stuff in my gallery is liable to be grouped or whatever they're calling it from the artist's post, but for the stuff I do draw and write, I don't really want to have to wade through a bunch of critique comments to determine if they're actual critique or just poorly-phrased statements of personal preference (e.g., "OMGLURVETHIS" or "EW BOOBS", etc.)

That said, I think someone above mentioned that artists ought to have the ability to say whether a piece is open for critique or not, which suggests the following:
.--------------------------------------
| ( ) Do not ask for critique
| ( ) Allow critques, screen for approval first
| (*) Allow critiques, no screening

Obviously I don't know exactly how the Weasyl main site user preferences screen will be set up, but I hope this conveys the idea?

Yeah, thats the kind of idea I was working towards (I think I worded it badly), Livejournal operates this kind of system for comments if your a paid member. I figured it could be useful on Weasyl as well.

RadioCatastrophe
09-24-2012, 06:16 PM
Since I don't have much else to add to the previous suggestion xD
I have another I'd like to inquire about!

For those of use wanting to host our characters within Weasyl character database would there be a guest art album feature like on Nabyn? I've discovered not a lot of the artists on FA I commissioned in the past know of or really care for Weasyl but I'd still like to associate my commissions from them with my characters without forcing them to sign-up and have them add me as a commissioner in their uploads (of any of my characters of course). Again I don't know if this has been touched before but I'd like to know if this is something we'll be expecting sometime in Weasyl's development.

I'd also like to suggest a front page (a users profile) showcase of the guest art gallery if the user so chooses to have it shown to the public. :x
This is one of the flaws Nabyn had going on since there were those who didn't draw at all and only commissioned who liked to show off their commissions!

Also.. speaking of which I think this was brought up in an older thread... Will there be any labels people can place on their accounts? Such as "Artist, Writer, Commissioner, Watcher, etc"

catwithpen
09-24-2012, 06:52 PM
Good point. What about making critique required? Then there wouldn't be unfounded claims of the artwork's quality. No anonymous low ratings. If the rating is given unfairly, could the artist have the power to hide the negative comments?

And Radio, you make a good point. Although, if the critique is shown, perhaps other people could build on that? Or like you said, keeping ratings private could work, I feel.

I'm not sure making critique required would help. many people have said that they aren't comfortable giving critiques, or they don't know what to say besides "I like it". Personally, if all I can't think of is "I like it," then I don't comment at all, because after the tenth time is starts to sound insincere and frankly I'm tired of saying the same lame thing over and over again.

One of the most common complaints I hear, from both artists and writers, is that people don't give enough feedback. So making it harder to give feedback is not the way to go, imo. Having the ability to disable ratings and comments would be a good idea, though.

GingerM
09-24-2012, 10:10 PM
Also.. speaking of which I think this was brought up in an older thread... Will there be any labels people can place on their accounts? Such as "Artist, Writer, Commissioner, Watcher, etc"

Excellent point! I would love to have all four :D

taasla
09-30-2012, 11:09 PM
Hi!

Is there a way we can rearrange the order of our commission classes without having to delete the class and start over again? For example my account has Flats then Full Color then Icons then Line Art. It's all kind of jumbled.

Also can we edit prices without having to delete them? :)

RX-149Dragonite
10-01-2012, 02:30 AM
If I may make a suggestion?

How about some sort of hover preview of the artist's name and the name of the picture on the front page?

Tiger
10-01-2012, 04:56 AM
Suggestion: Somehow, be able to go to a person's profile page and be able to look their their favorites, who their followers are, and whose following them. Especially handy for an artist that would like to be able to see what their stats are.

taasla
10-01-2012, 05:53 AM
C: Another suggestion: The ability to make a folder on the submission page.

Twitch Cattz
10-01-2012, 05:58 AM
Folders should show the contents of their sub-folders. or show thumbnails for those sub-folders.

CHICAGO_lollie
10-01-2012, 07:17 AM
Purely cosmetic suggestion for user profiles, a little bit technical:

Currently, header images are shown as inline <img> images. If the image is made at maximum size (1650x250px), and the user's profile is viewed on a computer with a smaller screen resolution (eg: 1280x720), the header image ends up being left-aligned on the page. This is a problem if the header-image is designed in a certain way — for instance, a header image with centered text.

http://i.imgur.com/wezWm.png

My suggestion is to use CSS to display the header image using background-image, and perhaps allowing the user to decide whether the header image should be aligned/positioned to the left, right, or center of the "user-header" area. The only major addition that'd be required in order to make this work properly, is that Weasyl would need to grab the height of the header image, and then use that information to set the height of the "user-header" area.

OneEyedDoe
10-01-2012, 08:13 AM
I noticed with Commission Prices that the description goes at the very bottom of the prices you set. can we please change it to where the description is on top? I would need people to read my disclaimer and TOS /before/ they look at prices and Im afraid some wont look at the description at all since my commission price list is a bit long due to selling costume parts rather than drawn art.

Fiz
10-01-2012, 02:01 PM
If I may make a suggestion?

How about some sort of hover preview of the artist's name and the name of the picture on the front page?

Actually I believe we have this feature already, but it is disabled for now while stuff is being worked on.

taasla
10-01-2012, 03:20 PM
Howdy! I have another suggestion. Is it possible for a user to request an image to added to their collection? Something like "Is your character present? Request to be added to your collection" and the artist can approve or disapprove.

I know right now it's pretty beneficial for artists to have control as it prevents people from spamming collection requests when their character is not present, but it helps when I see art of my character. I feel kind of bad commenting with "hey can you add this to my collection?" :)

Tiger
10-01-2012, 03:43 PM
I don't know if this is possible or not, but is there a way a user could see more than just the first four images on the front page for requesting critique? I bet a lot of artists would appreciate having a longer time being on the list.

Maybe a way to cycle through it, or having the "Critique Wanted" by a link to a page with more "Crits Wanted" pics?

uropygid
10-01-2012, 04:07 PM
I would really like the ability to add URL links and some basic text formatting in submission & character description fields! (Such as bold, italics, underlining, possibly even strike-though and one size smaller/sub-text)

Even a system like deviantart's for links would be great (where you can't customise a link, such as posting "this is a link to Google (http://www.google.com)" but rather you just enter the full URL and it displays as (link) (http://www.google.com)).

mutsurf
10-01-2012, 04:52 PM
I hope at some point, this site will feature a way to browse submissions based on content rating and categories and stuff. instead of all that being just under the search function. That would be very nice.

RadioCatastrophe
10-02-2012, 04:36 AM
I would really like the ability to add URL links and some basic text formatting in submission & character description fields! (Such as bold, italics, underlining, possibly even strike-though and one size smaller/sub-text)

Even a system like deviantart's for links would be great (where you can't customise a link, such as posting "this is a link to Google (http://www.google.com)" but rather you just enter the full URL and it displays as (link) (http://www.google.com)).

You can customize links on Deviant Art, they have all codes that can be used on the site listed in their Help/FAQ. They don't use BBcode like more forum and sites do but instead just use HTML so linking and adding text to the link would just be <a href="Link Here">Text Here</a>.

But yes, it would be nice to have either basic BBcode or HTML added for submissions, comments, journals, and shouts (etc). Though I'd also like the idea of having headers if HTML is used or larger sized fonts to be allowed if BBcode is used (such as Small [9px~10px], Normal [12px~14px], Large [18px~24px], X-Large[26px~30px])

Wuvvums
10-02-2012, 08:38 AM
Has anyone suggested that animated gif submissions show up? The ones I submitted don't until you download the file.

Ibuuyk
10-07-2012, 11:28 PM
I haz suggestions.

On your profile, there's a way to see your friends and the people you follow, but you can't see who's following you. I know this isn't a question of privacy, since when they start following you the notifications say "[username] is following you", so why can't we see a list of who's following you?

If I flush the notification and forget the user's name, boom, I can't remember who's following me xD

Also, I still have the animated icon bug :P

Fiz
10-07-2012, 11:41 PM
Also, I still have the animated icon bug :P

Have you re-uploaded it?

Ibuuyk
10-08-2012, 12:04 AM
Have you re-uploaded it?

I did, it works, I'm stupid :V

Also, new suggestion! I suggest making it so we can give thumbnails to folders! Like, I sing and I have a folder for each album, so I'd like to be able to give that particular folder the album's cover artwork as a thumbnail.

But I could see artists wanting to give their folders thumbnails too, like eg. someone who has a folder for NSFW stuff could add a thumbnail that says NSFW, or stuff.

MordrudesMonsters
10-08-2012, 01:38 AM
Also, new suggestion! I suggest making it so we can give thumbnails to folders! Like, I sing and I have a folder for each album, so I'd like to be able to give that particular folder the album's cover artwork as a thumbnail.

But I could see artists wanting to give their folders thumbnails too, like eg. someone who has a folder for NSFW stuff could add a thumbnail that says NSFW, or stuff.

I second this! I would love to be able to set my folder thumbnails.

kaeko
10-08-2012, 02:48 AM
has it been suggested to put a link to a commission example?

also maybe making a TOS section at the bottom of the commissions tab? default set to small font?

AsterionBlazing
10-08-2012, 09:47 AM
I apologize if this has been brought up, but after scratching my head over not getting submission notifications for people I follow, I only just saw that I have to edit settings for each individual person in order to view any of their updates.

Two suggestions:
When clicking the follow button, it would be nice to be taken to a confirmation menu of some kind that would allow for setting those preferences, and then clicking to confirm the follow, or possibly even just having 'follow submissions and journals' as the default for following (this is pretty standard for other art sites).


I think having a global selection to edit follow settings for each person would be handy as well.

Ibuuyk
10-08-2012, 10:17 AM
Another suggestion! (lol I'm terrible)

Subfolders for subfolders! Like, as I said I sing so I have a folder for music and a subfolder for each album, but I'd like subfolders for subfolders so I could have a subfolder for each artist I sing, and then inside of 'em subfolders for each albums!

But I can see how it'd be useful for artists too. Someone could have a folder called Art, then two subfolders called SFW and NSFW, then within NSFW, subfolders for each fetish or stuff. I mean sure, why not drop the Art folder and have two folders with one of 'em having subfolders?

Well, what if that artist also makes fursuits? He'd have the Art folder and the Fursuits folder.

Yes, I'm an organization freak xD

FOLDERCEPTION

Ben
10-08-2012, 10:45 AM
I apologize if this has been brought up, but after scratching my head over not getting submission notifications for people I follow, I only just saw that I have to edit settings for each individual person in order to view any of their updates.

Two suggestions:
When clicking the follow button, it would be nice to be taken to a confirmation menu of some kind that would allow for setting those preferences, and then clicking to confirm the follow, or possibly even just having 'follow submissions and journals' as the default for following (this is pretty standard for other art sites).


I think having a global selection to edit follow settings for each person would be handy as well.

Well currently, you can set default follow settings here (https://www.weasyl.com/control/editpreferences), and tweak your follow settings for individual users here (https://www.weasyl.com/manage/following). However, I do believe a pop-up when you follow someone is intended, and the concern is understood.


has it been suggested to put a link to a commission example?

also maybe making a TOS section at the bottom of the commissions tab? default set to small font?

1) It indeed has, and we'll look into adding it as a field.

2) You can currently add this in the Additional Information box, but it can be suggested to have that be a slightly smaller font if Aden and Kihari feel that's practical.

Also, thumbnails for folders and adding another level of folders would be good, thanks for those suggestions Ibyuuk. Additionally, being able to see followers/followees is intended to be added.


I would really like the ability to add URL links and some basic text formatting in submission & character description fields!

I believe you can do this, the BBCode buttons just aren't there yet. If you know the code, it should be working. If not, let us know.

We already have a lot on our plate, so I'll make sure to whip the coders to look at this thread again when our "To-Do" list is much less daunting. o/

AsterionBlazing
10-08-2012, 11:22 AM
Well currently, you can set default follow settings here (https://www.weasyl.com/control/editpreferences), and tweak your follow settings for individual users here (https://www.weasyl.com/manage/following). However, I do believe a pop-up when you follow someone is intended, and the concern is understood.


Clicking on the default setting link provided, I see that I actually already had the ones of interest active on my account, but have never actually received any notifications. I only began to receive them after editing individual user settings. Thank you for the quick response, in any case.

Morphology
10-08-2012, 12:46 PM
I'd like to suggest an option to browse entries according to newest, oldest, and random. That way older submissions aren't buried under everything else, and if anything it really helps folks who are managing tags. :D

Uini
10-08-2012, 04:34 PM
Not sure if it was suggested before, but how about folders for favorites? I like to keep up with resources would hate to have to dig thru unfiltered favorites to find them, Or would that be what collections are for?

Muzz
10-08-2012, 06:50 PM
Some things I'd like to suggest! Apologies if its already been brought up though.

First of all, I'd love it if bulk-uploading was possible. Not sure if its ever been considered or might be a future thing to add, but considering we're allowed folders, I'd love to take full advantage of that by being able to post all my stuff from over the years. So being able to upload a zip file or something so that I can upload in batches, that would be really awesome.

Secondly, more of a slight irritation on my part, not sure if it goes here or not, but when you check your submission messages, it feels a little strange to have to click on a separate link to be able to remove/edit the messages to clear them. I think we should be able to do that from the get go when we click on the submission messages we have. I can get over that though if its something you guys wish to keep.

Overall, loving this site so far. You guys have done an amazing job :3

Samael
10-08-2012, 08:13 PM
When a friend streams, it doesn't tell me but it does tell the front page. That seems a little backward. Is it possible to have more control over the streaming notification? Like if he want to just announce it to friends, all followers or on the page at large?

Edit: also it seems I can't find a reference to the ability to set my time-zone on the main site which is a little weird.

Ben
10-08-2012, 08:47 PM
When a friend streams, it doesn't tell me but it does tell the front page. That seems a little backward. Is it possible to have more control over the streaming notification? Like if he want to just announce it to friends, all followers or on the page at large?

Edit: also it seems I can't find a reference to the ability to set my time-zone on the main site which is a little weird.

Users that are following an artist should be getting notifications about new streams. Are you following them and you're friends, just friends, or just following? You're right about being able to announce streams for just friends though.

As for Time Zones, yeah, that is weird. We'll make sure to get to that.

Samael
10-08-2012, 09:43 PM
I am following and friends with them and I have nothing in my inbox it seems, though their stream appeared on the front page.

Muzz
10-09-2012, 12:45 PM
Thought of another idea!

I don't really want to say 'this site does this thing, why don't you guys do the same' kind of suggestion. But it would help out a LOT of Artists that might want to officially migrate completely over to here from sites such as FA or even InkBunny.

InkBunny has the option where you can literally copy your entire gallery from FA over to their site. So all you'd need to do is edit the files descriptions, tags etc, and its done. It would help some out a lot who have rather full galleries and not wanting to upload everything all over again.

Ransom
10-09-2012, 01:32 PM
Secondly, more of a slight irritation on my part, not sure if it goes here or not, but when you check your submission messages, it feels a little strange to have to click on a separate link to be able to remove/edit the messages to clear them. I think we should be able to do that from the get go when we click on the submission messages we have. I can get over that though if its something you guys wish to keep.

Overall, loving this site so far. You guys have done an amazing job :3

Seconding this—both the suggestion and the compliment.

Zeny
10-09-2012, 07:02 PM
Some things I'd like to suggest! Apologies if its already been brought up though.

First of all, I'd love it if bulk-uploading was possible. Not sure if its ever been considered or might be a future thing to add, but considering we're allowed folders, I'd love to take full advantage of that by being able to post all my stuff from over the years. So being able to upload a zip file or something so that I can upload in batches, that would be really awesome.

Secondly, more of a slight irritation on my part, not sure if it goes here or not, but when you check your submission messages, it feels a little strange to have to click on a separate link to be able to remove/edit the messages to clear them. I think we should be able to do that from the get go when we click on the submission messages we have. I can get over that though if its something you guys wish to keep.

Overall, loving this site so far. You guys have done an amazing job :3

Also seconding all of this! Compliments included!

As for another suggestion, I noticed we can input our IM/Contact info in our profiles but there's no where it's actually displayed on our page. I don't know if it's an oversight or not, but I think it'd be a good idea to allow us to display our IM information.

Otherwise, keep up the good job guys!!

Tiger
10-09-2012, 09:59 PM
I think that there should be a sticky thread or page to link to that has a list of premium benefits. There are threads about it, posts about it, and they're kind of scattered. It might help to have a thread/page to link to so it could cut down on posts/threads regarding it. And if there is another post or thread, other people will have a direct link to give them.

Or is there even a link already? If there is, I'd appreciate the URL for it.

Sekhmet
10-09-2012, 10:27 PM
Forgive me if this has already been mentioned but being able to browse artists alphabetically would be neat. Groups aswell.

RadioCatastrophe
10-10-2012, 10:42 AM
Forgive me if this has already been mentioned but being able to browse artists alphabetically would be neat. Groups aswell.

Agreeing with this, most users haven't uploaded anything or don't have anything to upload (if all their commissioned work is being added in collections and sent to them). I'd like to simply search users by name and have different types of search functions included. Also I have no idea where the groups are even listed... I don't see a link on the top of the page or the footer listing any links to groups.. Maybe I'm just blind though :P

Muzz
10-10-2012, 11:36 AM
Just thought of something while adding folders (and thank you by the way, bloody love being able to sort things into folders, it makes my inner OCD very happy!)

I was wondering if we would be able to have the option to re-order our folders. I've created 2001-2012 folders for when I start to upload all my old stuff, but I've noticed that I'd prefer it if 2012 was at the top (aka most recent) rather than listed at the bottom. I can change that by just entering the new folders from 2012-2001 but then when I go to make a folder for 2013, it will appear at the bottom. I know, crazy talk. But its just a little nit pick of mine X3

Edit: Also, the ability to have more sub-folders in already existing sub-folders. I assume if people get carried away it could cause issues, or something. The way I lay out my folders is I have SFW/NSFW folders in Commissions, Gift art etc. So I can really keep everything separate if need be for people who look through my gallery.

neonpossum
10-10-2012, 01:25 PM
The option to select the submissions in the inbox straight off the bat would be good, less clicking. Also needs a 'nuke all' kind of thing.

Tiger
10-11-2012, 07:45 PM
Building onto my other post, I think there should be a sticky thread with a list of current suggestions. I'm seeing some of the same/similar suggestions in different threads and threads being created (like the "take away the Manage Submissions feature", for example). Or perhaps repeat threads should be locked to avoid confusion? Or what about a FAQ for the suggestions sub-forum?

RadioCatastrophe
10-11-2012, 08:03 PM
Building onto my other post, I think there should be a sticky thread with a list of current suggestions. I'm seeing some of the same/similar suggestions in different threads and threads being created (like the "take away the Manage Submissions feature", for example). Or perhaps repeat threads should be locked to avoid confusion? Or what about a FAQ for the suggestions sub-forum?

Merging like topics would be best as well as a master thread of suggestions that are known and noted. ^^

Tiger
10-11-2012, 08:28 PM
Merging like topics would be best as well as a master thread of suggestions that are known and noted. ^^

Ahh, merging threads. Hadn't thought of that. Much better idea!

Lintu
10-12-2012, 01:05 AM
Secondly, more of a slight irritation on my part, not sure if it goes here or not, but when you check your submission messages, it feels a little strange to have to click on a separate link to be able to remove/edit the messages to clear them. I think we should be able to do that from the get go when we click on the submission messages we have. I can get over that though if its something you guys wish to keep.


^ this.

Also feels odd not being able to "select all" when it comes to submissions and instead you have to click each single one of them before you can "delete all selected".


Being a butt and copy-pasting what I posted in a separate thread because having just 1 main "suggestions" thread seems to be more than enough (if not easier):

- Being able to click on/be linked to my list of followers/who I'm following under "Statistics" on the Profile page. I keep wanting to click on either to see who's following me out of pure habit. Oh! And maybe align "Followers" and "Following". But this is really just me being OCD.

- Option to show who you have befriended on your profile page. Whether or not this is private or others can see it, or a simple clickable link under Statistics. I like the "+Friend" option but I don't like having to go to my Settings to find my friends list. I'd rather have it on my profile so I can easily click on their name/icon and get to their page to see if they have been updating their profile. (AND TO SHOW OFF THE COOL PEEPZ I HANG WITH).

- Is there a way to change your "Featured" image? If not, will there be? Because I find it a little "double" that this image will be just a bigger version of the most recently posted image in the list under one's icon.

- Option to search for artists who are open for Commissions/Art trades/Requests.

(pardon me if these have already been mentioned/discussed)

RadioCatastrophe
10-12-2012, 09:20 AM
Also feels odd not being able to "select all" when it comes to submissions and instead you have to click each single one of them before you can "delete all selected".

Invert. Selection.

Kuro
10-12-2012, 10:38 AM
a "keep logged in" button please! :)

Muzz
10-13-2012, 09:02 AM
Invert. Selection.

Haha yeah I'm aware of that. I think others are missing it since I guess 'select all' would be a better option rather than 'invert'. Sounds a bit weird.
My only beef with that would be that I think those two buttons should be switched around. So that 'Invert selection' is first. I feel like I'm going back to front selecting it the other way around.

Sorry for being so nit-picky!

PS I don't know if the whole invert.selection comment was just to point it out, but it came across a little snippy/rude. Just my impression of it though.

RadioCatastrophe
10-13-2012, 06:02 PM
Haha yeah I'm aware of that. I think others are missing it since I guess 'select all' would be a better option rather than 'invert'. Sounds a bit weird.
My only beef with that would be that I think those two buttons should be switched around. So that 'Invert selection' is first. I feel like I'm going back to front selecting it the other way around.

Sorry for being so nit-picky!

PS I don't know if the whole invert.selection comment was just to point it out, but it came across a little snippy/rude. Just my impression of it though.

Felt like being a smarty pants, but I agree that it isn't something people normally consider when selecting things. Plus it doesn't select all when you've already started checking boxes so it's something that needs to be added onto with an actual Select All option as well as possibly an Unselect or Nuke. :P

Lintu
10-16-2012, 08:15 AM
Invert. Selection.

Sure, but why is it "invert selection" for submissions and "select all" for the rest (comments, watchers etc)?

RadioCatastrophe
10-16-2012, 12:54 PM
Sure, but why is it "invert selection" for submissions and "select all" for the rest (comments, watchers etc)?

I dunno, I'm not on the dev team lol. There's a lot of questions as to why this exists for this feature and why is it different for this one. But I have answer to none of these questions and am asking a few myself.

Vine
10-16-2012, 04:02 PM
I got a suggestion.
I like the whole commissions section thing, but it could be a little better.
I think it'd be neat if we could provide examples for the commissions. Either in the form of a single image next to the price list for each commission option, or perhaps a link to a gallery of examples relating to each commission option.
I mean, I suppose we could add a link to examples in the description, but it would be nice to have somethin' native I guess.
I dunno, just throwin' that out there.

Oh, also an option to submit something but not have it show up on the front page would be nice, just in case someone wants to dump something but be considerate to others by not taking up space on the front page.

Also also, it would be nice if thumbnails didn't come out so blurry. Seems like the only way around it is to upload your own thumbnails, which is pretty inconvenient since making your own thumbnails for everything is annoying.

And a report feature would be pretty rad.
You know, for art theft and mature art that isn't marked as mature.

RadioCatastrophe
10-18-2012, 01:09 PM
Since this is sorta the mega thread of suggestions, I wanted to ask is disabling comments on submissions (all those listed under the "Sumbit" button including journals for venting purposes) something that's been suggested or being worked on? If not I think it'd be nice for those who want to avoid comments on certain submissions.

Vine
10-18-2012, 03:33 PM
Got another suggestion.
Turn off the tag requirement for journals?
I mean, at least make that shit optional. I don't want to think up tags or just enter gibberish for every journal I make. I doubt people will be tag searching journals anyhow.

catwithpen
10-18-2012, 04:45 PM
Got another suggestion.
Turn off the tag requirement for journals?
I mean, at least make that shit optional. I don't want to think up tags or just enter gibberish for every journal I make. I doubt people will be tag searching journals anyhow.

If you can't think of a tag, I would just enter "journal".

Vine
10-18-2012, 05:41 PM
First, you need two tags.
Second, it's bothersome and unnecessary that I have to do that every time I make a journal when it serves no purpose since people aren't going to be searching for journals on an art site.
Tags for artwork, I understand. Tags for journals? Just make it optional because no one will use it.