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Re: Suggestions & Requests: THE MASTER THREAD

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the menu keeps disappearing when I shrink my window down. if you could fix that that'd be great, thanks...

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Re: Suggestions & Requests: THE MASTER THREAD

Tips: 0.50 INK Postby Ylanne on Sat May 11, 2019 7:42 pm

Hey, I have a few current suggestions and requests:

* Create a way to "mark notifications as read." I have over 18K notifications and nothing makes that number decrease.

* Create an "x" to exit the pop-up information box in a place when inside a roleplay reading or replying to posts in a particular location. It's visually distracting and cluttering.

* Enable editing of a user's own posts past a brief time period.

* I also want to note that character pages have always been broken when a character's name includes certain non-standard diacritic markings. For example, two of mine include the following - if you click either link, you'll get an error: (1) Fātiḥ Sayılgan (2) Thục-Đoàn Phùng. It would be great if these errors could be resolved while enabling non-standard diacritics (for proper spelling! in this case of a Turkish and a Vietnamese name.)

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Re: Suggestions & Requests: THE MASTER THREAD

Tips: 0.25 INK Postby Ylanne on Fri May 24, 2019 9:00 am

New question - the chat tabs (a la Facebook chat) from a few years ago have popped up again at the bottom taskbar on the site, and they each contain messages marked as unread/new from everyone who has ever messaged me (but only a few of my responses as interlocutor). What is this? Is it mean to be a bug or a feature?

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Re: Suggestions & Requests: THE MASTER THREAD

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Ylanne wrote:New question - the chat tabs (a la Facebook chat) from a few years ago have popped up again at the bottom taskbar on the site, and they each contain messages marked as unread/new from everyone who has ever messaged me (but only a few of my responses as interlocutor). What is this? Is it mean to be a bug or a feature?


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Re: Suggestions & Requests: THE MASTER THREAD

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A lot of factors have gone into this site dying in the past few years, but one of the things that I think hurt was being able to easily track the new RPs at the top of every page.

I know you changed the layout of the site to give it a facelift and add new feature to try and give the site new life, but in process it became more convoluted and weird to navigate and it took away simple features - like seeing new RPs at the top of your screen - that really helped foster the community/group-RP aspect of the site.
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Re: Suggestions & Requests: THE MASTER THREAD

Tips: 1.00 INK Postby Maci-Care on Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:02 pm

Ello all!
So had a small idea came to my mind recently that I wanted to suggest/request, so here I am!

So I know sometimes when stuff is changed on the site, it takes a bit to realize or you notice a button moved somewhere or something. I was wondering if maybe we could have a forum that show what all was changed? Like the small notes. It would be helpful for when stuff happens, people could subscribe to it so they KNOW when stuff changes and could keep it underneath the Announcement section of the Forums. Would (if possible) be good idea to make it where only the Mods/Staff can post there so it doesn't get spammed by other people.

Anyways, just an idea!

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Re: Suggestions & Requests: THE MASTER THREAD

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Maci-Care wrote:Ello all!
So had a small idea came to my mind recently that I wanted to suggest/request, so here I am!

So I know sometimes when stuff is changed on the site, it takes a bit to realize or you notice a button moved somewhere or something. I was wondering if maybe we could have a forum that show what all was changed? Like the small notes. It would be helpful for when stuff happens, people could subscribe to it so they KNOW when stuff changes and could keep it underneath the Announcement section of the Forums. Would (if possible) be good idea to make it where only the Mods/Staff can post there so it doesn't get spammed by other people.

Anyways, just an idea!


Yes! We try to keep the changelog up to date, but there haven't been any significant changes in the past couple years. Most recently, I added character portraits to the "Scenes" page and announced it in RPG Chat — though I wonder if it wouldn't be helpful to have someone go through and take screenshots for a "Guide to RPG" of sorts?

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Re: Suggestions & Requests: THE MASTER THREAD

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Personally, I think it would be helpful to announce changes somewhere other than chat. Not everyone is on the chat all the time (the chat is definitely nice, and useful, but I don't have time to be on there 24/7, so I can't stay up to date with what's going on in there if people are chatting a lot. I'm probably not the only one.)

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A few things:

-I suggest adding the option to freely select where your character will be posting from (without going through chat) as well rather than having to move your character through the chat functionality OR to hide posts that show the spawning of an area/character. It's troublesome having to move your character in chat to different locations and it clogs up the page with needless posts that you, the GM, can't delete. Additionally, the /join command is broken so you also have to make sure all your locations are built to connect with each other lest you screw yourself over by creating your character in the wrong place. I understand that it's convenient for mapping out areas that are meant to be separated (especially for sandboxes) but it's very clunky for smaller roleplays that aren't meant to be as open world.

-Allowing us to edit posts older than two weeks. I can understand not allowing this for threads but I don't see the purpose behind that for roleplay posts.

-A character journal tab in roleplays. I noticed that many independent universes have threads for relationships and I think that having a separate tab for them rather than an OOC thread would be a good way to declutter the OOC forum, especially if you can edit journals as well!

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Re: Suggestions & Requests: THE MASTER THREAD

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Should add a search box in RP so you can find specific posts within a Thread without having to scroll through post after post to find a story detail...
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Tips: 0.25 INK Postby leisurelyatwar on Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:27 pm

Just a random thought I had the other day:
Would be cool if there was feature to tag another user in a post if you collab with someone. IDK how that would affect things like posts/words count for individual users but just something I was thinking about.

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it would be nice if there was an option to fully remove another user from a roleplay if they are no longer contributing. i feel like it's a bit unfair for users to get the "completed roleplay" achievement if they dropped out in the beginning and didn't contribute to the story as a whole.
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Re: Suggestions & Requests: THE MASTER THREAD

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Hey there! I just had a couple thoughts on navigation and a couple other things.

my roleplays | This page, used to be housed under our name (in the upper right hand corner) and took us to the "roleplay management" page. As someone who RPs in user created universes, this page is very useful. It allows us to see the most recent post in any universes we've joined. And below that it lists all the RPs we've joined, and if we're the GM it'll list the characters in that RP beneath it.

Currently, the only way to access this page is to go through our messages and click the "roleplays" tab. I'd really like if this could be integrated back under our names in the upper right where it used to be, or maybe under "universes." I know we have the "my universes" under our names, but that only shows the universes I've created and not the ones I'm in, and it doesn't show me when there is a new post. I know we have notifications, but having easier access to the "roleplay management" page would "super" helpful because, for me, this is the page my RPG lives on whenever I'm on the site.

universes | When I hover over universes, it has a huge drop down for all the universes I've joined going from the first one I've joined to the most current one I've joined. This is nice, but since I've joined so many, the list stretches past my page so I can't even utilize these feature. I think a scrolling feature for that could fix it. But what I think might work better would be having on hover of "universes" having it show "Create Universe", "The Multiverse", "New Universes" (which would link to the standard universes page which shows the newest user created universes) and "Joined Universes" (Or something along those lines that could potentially link us to the "roleplay management" page.)

friends | I believe I've mentioned this before, but I think it'd be really nice to have a feature that allowed us to friend each other. I find it to be extremely frustrating when I have to sift through old RPs to find a character written by a specific person to send them a message when there is no easier way for me to find them.

outbox messages | Just something I've noticed recently. Messages will remain in the "outbox" as unread, even though I know the person has seen it because they've responded. Idk if this is just some small glitch or something. But I just thought I'd let you know.

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I believe that character adoptions might be broken. I've abandoned a few characters in my storage while marking the checkbox that allows adoption but they are no longer on the front page.

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Re: Suggestions & Requests: THE MASTER THREAD

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I've noticed that private or 1x1 RPs are now completely hidden to everyone except for those who are in it. And while I do think this can be useful in certain situations. Maybe there could be a setting choice where we can have it visible to the public or hidden.

I only mention this, because I know some people like to read RPs other people have created. And I, personally, have no issues with people reading my RPs.

Just a thought. Thanks.

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Re: Suggestions & Requests: THE MASTER THREAD

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mjolnir wrote:
I've noticed that private or 1x1 RPs are now completely hidden to everyone except for those who are in it. And while I do think this can be useful in certain situations. Maybe there could be a setting choice where we can have it visible to the public or hidden.

I only mention this, because I know some people like to read RPs other people have created. And I, personally, have no issues with people reading my RPs.

Just a thought. Thanks.


I agree with this. I personally read certain 1x1s or even other RPs I am not involved in because I am weird, I think. These RPs are still part of RPG and are indicative of the site's activity. There's no reason why they should be completley hidden.

There is option to have it hidden, as that's what the PRIVATE option is for. However, if we don't check that box upon creation, it shouldn't be forced on us.
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Re: Suggestions & Requests: THE MASTER THREAD

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mombie wrote:
mjolnir wrote:
I've noticed that private or 1x1 RPs are now completely hidden to everyone except for those who are in it. And while I do think this can be useful in certain situations. Maybe there could be a setting choice where we can have it visible to the public or hidden.

I only mention this, because I know some people like to read RPs other people have created. And I, personally, have no issues with people reading my RPs.

Just a thought. Thanks.


I agree with this. I personally read certain 1x1s or even other RPs I am not involved in because I am weird, I think. These RPs are still part of RPG and are indicative of the site's activity. There's no reason why they should be completley hidden.

There is option to have it hidden, as that's what the PRIVATE option is for. However, if we don't check that box upon creation, it shouldn't be forced on us.


I think this was mostly created as a temporary *bandaid* for players creating characters in RP’s labeled as private. While it is a much appreciated gesture, I do agree that private RP’s should be made available for public reading, but not public character submission unless the GM has added you as a co-GM.

It already costs 100 INK to make the RP private, perhaps something similar can be implemented to make the RP private and viewable to members who just want to read? Keep the character submission only to those who are GM and co-GM?

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One feature that I think could be really beneficial is to have some sort of feature that allows any RP to be flagged as "Not Accepting" and for that to mean that no new characters can be submitted at all, or for members who do not already have a character in that universe to be unable to submit characters. As a GM, it can be kinda frustrating when people keep submitting characters even when you have all of your character slots filled or don't want to take on any more people for whatever reason, and it's got to be frustrating when, as a user, you submit a character to an RP and it never gets accepted. On the back of that, it may also be beneficial to automatically flag an RP as Not Accepting if there has been no activity for a certain period of time e.g. six months or a year so newcomers aren't submitting characters to universes that have been dead for that long and are unlikely to come back at that point. I know some may say this may promote us appearing exclusionary or whatever but either way, the characters aren't getting accepted, so why not make it visible that they won't be accepted?
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Here's a screenshot of an RP's information panel as seen from the Universe page:

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This suggests, to me, that there are seven players with characters created for this RP. But that isn't quite true. It seems common to make more than one character or even some NPCs, but they all count towards the player character count shown on the RP's information panel. Someone who's casually glancing at the list of available plays to participate in might write the play off as relatively full.

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Looking at the Characters tab does not give much reassurance. If we do some digging, we find:

Character 1 is a GM-controlled narrator.
Character 2 is controlled by Player 1.
Character 3 is controlled by Player 2.
Character 4 is also controlled by Player 2.
Character 5 is controlled by Player 3.
Character 6 is a GM-controlled character, or NPC.
Character 7 is controlled by Player 4.

This means that the actual player count is closer to 4, but you wouldn't be able to tell that from any of the pages or tabs for the play. But a play accepting applications with only 4 current players is a dream come true for someone who's looking to join a new play. So it may help entice new applicants if the information panel looked a bit more like:

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In line with Partially-Stars' suggestion, maybe the Submit a Character and Accepting applications lines could be removed and replaced with the former data fields when an RP is no longer accepting new applications.

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I have another small suggestion that would be really helpful. For forum threads, in particular OOC ones for the indy universes, it would be nice to be able to edit the description section after 2 weeks.

One of the links I would use for images changed so now my images don't work in anything, it messes up the coding I did. And this would be an easy fix if I could go into the coding and change this, but since it's been over the 2 weeks I cannot.

I think, by extension, it would be nice if we could edit forum posts in general after 2 weeks as long as we are the creator. And posts in general in universes. When you're the GM you can edit posts whenever but only when you're the GM. I know, for me personally, in Indy universes, I dip back into old posts to grab my post headers and sometimes I'll catch typos I made and want to fix them. It'd be nice to have this ability to go back into them whenever to edit when needed.

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