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Rascii
Caves Dweller

Rascii
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  4/1/2012

Yes folks, it's happening.

A brand-new CC.com is in the works. It should be released around the same time as the new C4 game.

Thoughts? :)


- Rascii
 
Feddlefew

Feddlefew
United States  


  4/2/2012

Will it be, well, wider?
 
Rascii
Caves Dweller

Rascii
United States  
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  4/2/2012

Actually, yes. The main content of the page will be much wider. :)

- Rascii
 
Norngirl

Norngirl
Sweden  

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  4/2/2012

I take it as you mean this site going for a revamp,huuh?

hmm..not sure..is it any specific you are thinking of that could improve the site?

for me - Im happy you added the bookmark feature,but is there a way to link this bookmarking to e-mail?
like notify if anyone replied to that said bookmarked post?

Is a feature I like a lot wich most forum has (or at least the ones I know of - C-topia (Creaturestopia) to be one of them)

*is poking my head mostly in e-mails XD*

but I guess thats not the kind of improvement you asking for,eh? O.o

 
Rascii
Caves Dweller

Rascii
United States  
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  4/2/2012

Creaturestopia is powered by phpBB which is professional forum software. I could use phpBB for CC.com if I wanted to, but instead I chose to wrote all of the PHP scripts myself. :)

I'll look into adding an e-mail feature. I don't think it would be very difficult, but I think most people get annoyed by receiving lots of e-mails.


- Rascii
 
C-Rex
Lollipop Lord

C-Rex
United Kingdom  

 visit C-Rex's website: The Norn Nebula
  4/2/2012

Is this an April Fool's joke or is it real?

⋆ The Norn Nebula ⋆

My YouTube Channel

 
Rascii
Caves Dweller

Rascii
United States  
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  4/2/2012

It's real. :P I'm in South Korea and today is April 2nd.

- Rascii
 
Norngirl

Norngirl
Sweden  

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  4/2/2012

Ow I see ^^
Oh my - I didn't know that O.o
Thats interessting :3

Thank you Rascii : D

well the e-mail thing could be optional - like most forum has ;P
That way - people that get annoyed - don't need to chek it in - and people *Like..me XD* could have it : D

I for one - would love the e-mail notification *.*

 
Grendel_Man
Sanely Insane

Grendel_Man
United States  
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  4/2/2012

It'll probably take a while to get used to the new forums once this revamp happens. But if it can make browsing the forums easier, than I'm all for it. \o/

Note: The underscore in my username is supposed to be a space - it's "Grendel Man," not "Grendel_Man."
~ The Realm ~
Grendel Man's Creatures Blog


 
C-Rex
Lollipop Lord

C-Rex
United Kingdom  

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  4/2/2012

Maybe Creatures Caves could have its own Youtube channel?

⋆ The Norn Nebula ⋆

My YouTube Channel

 
Jessica

Jessica
United States  

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  4/2/2012

Hurray for a revamp! I can't wait, and I admire you for hand coding everything, Rascii. A YouTube channel sounds pretty interesting, C-Rex: I know I'm still getting the hang of making videos, but it's certainly a great way to have fun and generate some more interest in Creatures!

Discover Albia

 
Jacob

Jacob
United Kingdom  


  4/3/2012

o god

Not really active around these parts anymore.
 
GreenFroggyy

GreenFroggyy



  4/4/2012

Yay. Wider site. Yay.
 
Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
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  4/4/2012

Will the Bengal still feature?

My TCR Norns
 
Wiimeiser

Wiimeiser
Australia  


  4/4/2012

http://creaturescaves.com/cobs.php?game=C3DS&type=Misc

It's impossible to link to a specific download. Could this be fixed?


Hashikin ko Tyni Kong Taria Haju'Rumia'an Klodz'Proddi. Terdish oxen saur yessi atai Kongo Dolpik!
 
Rascii
Caves Dweller

Rascii
United States  
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  4/4/2012

Yes,that could be fixed easily. Thank you for the suggestion. :)

- Rascii
 
ylukyun
Chaotic Chimera

ylukyun

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  4/4/2012

Would it be possible to add all the life stages to adoptions? :)
 
Rascii
Caves Dweller

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  4/5/2012

Which other ones are there? From what I remember, they can also differ from game-to-game.

I don't use the COBs or Adoptions pages much myself anymore, but when I revamp them I'll be sure to ask for input from those who do use them often. :)


- Rascii
 
ylukyun
Chaotic Chimera

ylukyun

Manager


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  4/5/2012

The names vary, but there are always seven from memory. Baby, child, adolescent, youth, adult, old or elderly, and ancient or senile.
 
Liam

Liam
Australia  

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  4/6/2012

Searchable/taggable norns/cobs/metarooms would be nice, categorised by game. :)

- Liam / K'aeloree

Spellhold Studios, a Baldur's Gate II, Neverwinter Nights and Oblivion Modding Community

 
Rascii
Caves Dweller

Rascii
United States  
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  4/6/2012

Liam: Tags sounds like a really great idea. In your opinion, how would they work on the "posting" form? With like checkboxes? I hope that makes sense. Do you have an example posting forms that use tags?

- Rascii
 
Don

Don
United Kingdom  

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  4/7/2012

Tick boxes are good for the main terms, and perhaps a comma separated field for extras?

Don
AmberCreatures


 
Liam

Liam
Australia  

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  4/7/2012

I was thinking a dropdown for game and basic category, and then a text field where you could enter whatever tags you wanted separated by comma, yeah. Keeps it simple but still organised.

- Liam / K'aeloree

Spellhold Studios, a Baldur's Gate II, Neverwinter Nights and Oblivion Modding Community

 
Rascii
Caves Dweller

Rascii
United States  
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  4/8/2012

Liam: I'm nervous about letting people type their own tags. >< And trusting them to separate each by a comma. I guess it would be OK though since posts submitted by members require approval.

DisasterMaster: I'm not sure what you mean by "Counters". Can you elaborate on that please?


- Rascii
 
Ghosthande
Prodigal Sock

Ghosthande
United States  

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  4/8/2012

Yeah, I've seen tags abused before... someone types "treehugger", someone else types "treehuggers", someone else misspells it, etc., etc...

Maybe it would help to include "suggestions" that come up when someone starts typing a tag? I remember using something like that for a search function a while back, it worked a little like Google's suggestion feature. That could help keep duplicates down.



 
Liam

Liam
Australia  

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  4/9/2012

Suggestions may be painful to implement, though.

I think you can trust people to type tags, really. Just use the same swear filter as the forum. Trust your users; collectively they're way more intelligent than you are. :) A tagging system allows people to create new categories, new search terms, all sorts of things. It makes organisation much easier in the long run -- check out the Repository.


- Liam / K'aeloree

Spellhold Studios, a Baldur's Gate II, Neverwinter Nights and Oblivion Modding Community

 
Laura
Tea Queen

Laura
United Kingdom  
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  4/9/2012

Rascii wrote:
I'm nervous about letting people type their own tags. >< And trusting them to separate each by a comma. I guess it would be OK though since posts submitted by members require approval.

I wouldn't mind a suggestions list feature being implemented. I think it would be cool, if you want to go through the work of adding one, Rascii! Ultimately it's your decision in the end. :)

The approval system aids efficiency and accuracy, so I'd hope that any member-added tags (regardless of whether a suggestions list is made) would be put through approval. The way I see it, this wouldn't mean that people can't add their own tags still, or that we don't trust them, it would just help to keep an eye on little accidental things, like duplicates and spelling.

If we could edit any tag mistakes through the approval system, it would mean less work, as we'd correct them right there and then before they're approved, instead of having to actively search and check for them later.

 
Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
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  4/9/2012

Take this with a grain of salt, as I can't handle approvals by myself, but I don't know that a suggestions list is needed - I don't think it's flexible enough to predetermine tags. We use freehand tagging at TCR, without commas, and while it's not perfect, we go on convention and our best judgement to create a sensible tagging system for our creatures, and the tag cloud helps guard against spelling mistakes.

My TCR Norns
 
Ghosthande
Prodigal Sock

Ghosthande
United States  

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  4/9/2012

Well, it wasn't painful when I implemented it, but whatever. I wasn't saying force people to only use certain tags, I thought letting people see things like "what tags others had used that start with the letters TRE" would be helpful. A tag cloud has to collect tags that have been used in the past anyways, and that's exactly what a suggestion feature does--the latter is just smarter about what it displays for the user.


 
AquaShee

AquaShee
Belgium  


  4/9/2012

A way around this would be hiding 'unique' tags unless they are specifically searched for, and making sure that any tag corrections apply to all identical tags. So if someone submits a whole bunch of "Briun" Norns we only have to correct them once.

Other than misspellings I don't really think tags would be much trouble. The biggest problem would be Norns being submitted with few or no tags at all.
A 'suggest additional tags' button could help there, allowing users to suggest tags from a list of existing tags.


The Community Scribble: make (y)our own metaroom!
 
Rascii
Caves Dweller

Rascii
United States  
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  4/10/2012

I guess I would just have to create a "tags" database. Hmmm.

Malkin, your tag could looks great. :D Did EM do the coding for the tagging system himself?

I'm just going to go ahead and say that there will not be a tag "suggestions" feature on CC.com that instantly suggests tags. It would require many things that your good ol' webmaster doesn't know how to code, like probably JavaScript. It does sound lovely though. :)


- Rascii
 
Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
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  4/10/2012

I gather that TCR was lovingly hand-coded in PHP as a first experiment - but don't quote me on it!!

My TCR Norns
 
Ghosthande
Prodigal Sock

Ghosthande
United States  

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  4/10/2012

Yes, it does use Javascript. I just used an existing base code and used PHP to generate the code for each keyword. ;)


 
Laura
Tea Queen

Laura
United Kingdom  
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  4/12/2012

Something else that most forums have is a "Report" button for posts/topics. Would that be a good addition here, or...?
 
Papriko
Peppery One

Papriko
Germany  


  4/12/2012

Another useful thing would be a button to mark topics as read without clicking through every single of them.

Lets play plants! Photosynthesis... Photosynthesis... Photosynthesis...
 
Rascii
Caves Dweller

Rascii
United States  
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  4/12/2012

Laura - Let's wait and see how things turn out after C4 is released. ;)

- Rascii
 

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