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Dark Scarab 7.1

Dark Scarab 7.1

Postby IrascibleOne » September 25th, 2014, 8:23 pm

Lately I have been thinking about the next round of updates for the site. I will primarily be focusing on features that I did not have time to finish in the previous update. These updates may or may not include:

  • New Profiles
  • Return of the Community Feeds
  • Regular Contests and Prizes
  • Updates to the leaderboards, submission form, bits of the forum
  • Various tweaks and minor fixes

The only one I am definitely doing are the profiles and few tweaks. I've talked about contests a bit with Brek, but there are a few things I want to work out before I commit to regularly offering prizes (I'm not wasting money I ain't getting back in some way).

So, if you've got comments, ideas, suggestions, or whatnot, reply with your thoughts. At the moment, I'm primarily interested in what you think I should (or should not) include in profiles, but you are free to comment on the others too. I'll probably be back with more details at some point.
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Re: Dark Scarab 7.1

Postby brektzar » September 26th, 2014, 4:37 am

What features do you have planned for profiles exactly?
If i knew that maybe i could figure out if somethings missing ˆˆ
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Re: Dark Scarab 7.1

Postby IrascibleOne » September 26th, 2014, 11:12 am

For the moment, this is what is on my list for the profiles. The style of profile will closely match the existing style of the site. For instance, the basic info will look exactly like it does on the top of the sidebar on the series pages. The only one that doesn't have existing styles are the statistics, so that will be new.

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Basic Info: Avatar, Username, Social Media Links, Score/Rank
About Me Info: Location, Age, Occupation, Etc. (The kinds of things in the existing forum profile)

Main Content
Recent Series: Just a grid of the persons' latest works. Would look just like the browse list does now
Liked Works: Private(?) list of the series you have liked
Statistics: # series, #followers, #likes, #comments, etc.
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Re: Dark Scarab 7.1

Postby brektzar » September 26th, 2014, 11:17 am

Perhaps make it so you can follow series privately and like them publicly? Following would give you updates if new parts were released.
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Re: Dark Scarab 7.1

Postby IrascibleOne » September 26th, 2014, 11:47 am

Oh! I completely forgot about fans! So, yes, there should get a list of newly added/updated works from the people you have fanned/followed. I will also need a "Follow" or "Become a Fan" link on the profile as well. Then I could make likes public and you can get notifications if the creator updates the work you liked.

Speaking of fans, one of the tweaks I want to make is to have the Follow button be more obvious on the series pages.
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Re: Dark Scarab 7.1

Postby brektzar » September 26th, 2014, 11:51 am

Yeah that sounds good :) You should probably add a way to update WIPs and release them when you feel like its a good idea(mostly for tutorials that are half done)
Or is that a feature ive missed?
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Re: Dark Scarab 7.1

Postby IrascibleOne » September 26th, 2014, 12:48 pm

That would probably be implemented as a "private" feature or a "release date" feature. Neither of which I have done, but have thought about doing both of them before.
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Re: Dark Scarab 7.1

Postby IrascibleOne » October 7th, 2014, 7:34 pm

I've been thinking about some changes to the leaderboards, so they work more closely with contests (if I decide to have contests). I was thinking of getting rid of the Creator and Voice Scores and simply having the total score plus leaderboards for the stats that make up your total reputation score:

  • # posted series
  • # of fans
  • # of likes received
  • # of comments
  • # forum posts

These are similar to the basic stats that you will see in your profile. And yes, I am working on the profiles right now. I'll share a screenshot when I finish putting a few more things together.

Sound good so far?
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Re: Dark Scarab 7.1

Postby brektzar » October 7th, 2014, 10:33 pm

IrascibleOne wrote:Sound good so far?

Yes. :thumbup:
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Re: Dark Scarab 7.1

Postby bonrw1 » October 8th, 2014, 12:24 am

Sounds great! :D looking forward to it!
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