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HippieVan at 9:50AM, March 12, 2015
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If you're experiencing a bug, check out HIPPIE VAN'S GRAND LIST OF BUGS (AND WORKAROUNDS).
 
If you just need general help with figuring something out on the site, your first stop should be the DD Help Site: https://sites.google.com/site/theduckhelp/
 
If whatever you need help with isn't addressed over there, please feel free to post your question in this thread!
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Lee M at 1:56PM, July 22, 2015
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I've been a member for some time, but I've only just begun assisting Ed Kline on Nightshade the Merry Widow. I'd like this to appear on my Profile where it says Comics Assisted By Lee M, but I can't find any way to edit that part. On the Help pages it says "You'll see an “edit” link for these", but I can't for the life of me see where.
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Jeremy Ray at 10:23PM, Oct. 27, 2015
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Where can I see what replies my comic has received?
Z74 at 11:20PM, Nov. 23, 2015
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i was wondering how to edit the name of my comic - I just discovered that there is a comic ( an old dead one from 2011 with only a few pages ) that has the name Star Knights - since my comic is kinda drawing some viewers here and where I mirror it I want to be able to be listed so I was going to change it to Z74's Star Knights but I don't see how to do that , any help greatly appreciated .
HippieVan at 4:59PM, Nov. 30, 2015
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Z74 wrote:
i was wondering how to edit the name of my comic - I just discovered that there is a comic ( an old dead one from 2011 with only a few pages ) that has the name Star Knights - since my comic is kinda drawing some viewers here and where I mirror it I want to be able to be listed so I was going to change it to Z74's Star Knights but I don't see how to do that , any help greatly appreciated .
FYI Z74, I PQ'd you about this! :) Let me know if you still need help.
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Niccea at 6:30PM, June 12, 2016
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I'm working on a background for a comic. Since all monitors are different, I was wonder what appropriate dimensions would be for the image. I'm mostly looking into what would make a good width.
The18inchprincess at 1:56PM, April 25, 2017
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Hi there, I'm new here on The Duck, and I really want to make a comic, so what I want to know is, are fanmade adaptation comics allowed? (EG: If I made a comic version of Lord of the Rings) My apologies also, if this is stated somewhere on the site. I couldnt find it anywhere. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
KimLuster at 7:03AM, April 26, 2017
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I've never seen any disclaimer like that, and I've seen lots of comics set in established universes here (Star Wars, Star Trek, Skyrim…) - some are parody, some not… Curious as to what Universe you're thinking of (Lord of the Rings ?)
ozoneocean at 7:17PM, April 26, 2017
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Lord of the rings or other fun things are fine. We just can't feature them.
 
markgrant at 3:33PM, April 27, 2017
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How do I completely delete my account? Thanks.
ozoneocean at 8:56PM, April 27, 2017
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Sorry to see you go. I can do that at any time for you.
 
Darklings at 7:19AM, May 27, 2017
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I've noticed that my comic, Darklings, doesn't have any of the milestone tropies, even though we've been posting for over 4 years.
stinger9 at 11:42AM, May 27, 2017
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Darklings wrote:
I've noticed that my comic, Darklings, doesn't have any of the milestone tropies, even though we've been posting for over 4 years.
Fairly sure trophies haven't worked in a loooong time! No-one has them anymore as far as I know, even the ones people already had are gone. I'd assume it's basically just not part of the system anymore.
ozoneocean at 9:57PM, May 28, 2017
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Yes, trophies aren't given automatically anymore. I can put them on a person's profile manually due to requests though.
 
synwells at 11:03AM, Sept. 3, 2017
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Im thinking of getting a drawing monitor for my laptop. Only problem is my software is photoshop 7.0. Would any drawing monitors work with it? Or do i need to look into new software as well?
ozoneocean at 6:21PM, Sept. 3, 2017
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You mean like a Cintiq type deal?
Photoshop 7 will work with it. If you can enable pressure sensitivity with any other tablet it should work.

But there are LOTS of programs you can use if you have trouble with PS7. Manga Studio is one of the most popular.
 
ozoneocean at 4:46AM, Sept. 6, 2017
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FEATURES:
You can learn about features here: http://www.theduckwebcomics.comhttp://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/jun/23/what-does-it-take-to-get-your-comic-featured/
There's also a podcast about it here: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/quackcast/episode-330-a-feature-on-features/
 
Matt@Deadpen at 3:22PM, May 10, 2018
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To anyone who can assist:
Any way that I'm able to change my username here? I just recently got a name change for my website and I'd really like the other places I haunt to match the new name.
I guess I could start a new profile, but that's 600+ pages to repost.
Any solutions?
Amelius at 8:47AM, May 11, 2018
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@KingYoungComics: Yes it's possible, send a PQ to our admin in the post above you, ozoneocean!
Perrys_Hotter at 7:02PM, May 24, 2018
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So I am curious as to how most comics gain traction on this site? How do people find them? Do I need to promote it in a forum? Or can I leave it be and people will eventually stumble upon like when searching for webcomics and such?
ozoneocean at 4:16AM, May 26, 2018
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Perrys_Hotter wrote:
So I am curious as to how most comics gain traction on this site? How do people find them? Do I need to promote it in a forum? Or can I leave it be and people will eventually stumble upon like when searching for webcomics and such?
Promote it on the forum here: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/forum/9900/

There are a couple of guides we've done here:
http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/jun/15/read-my-comic-damn-it-a-how-to-guide/
and here:
http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/jun/08/quackcast-328-how-to-get-people-to-read-your-comic/

Also a podcast if you don't like reading :D
http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/quackcast/episode-328-how-to-get-people-to-read-your-comic
 
skreem at 8:20AM, Aug. 8, 2018
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PRO TIP WOT I FOUND OUT…

Have you noticed your avatars on the front page looking a bit faded over time,
colour bleed in the reds etc?

!UPLOAD THEM AS PNG!

not jpeg/jpg/gif (all bad, very bad).
It's probably some image squashing algorhytm that's fired up during every server replication, lowering the quality/size of the jpeg.. either that or witchcraft.

 
JaymonRising at 2:24PM, Nov. 13, 2018
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Hi, just out of doubt: should I take my comic down in case it may be misinterpreted as shotacon? Don't get me wrong, I've been using poses from nude models who are at LEAST in their 20s (the character, Cuphead, is canonicaly a teenager yet in his mid twenties in my comic). If you'd like to see it for yourself it's here: https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Mother_Figure/5580439/ (rated M, though) just to be sure I'm fulfilling the website's policies and not uploading anything bad, please.
ozoneocean at 6:36PM, Nov. 13, 2018
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JaymonRising wrote:
Hi, just out of doubt: should I take my comic down in case it may be misinterpreted as shotacon? Don't get me wrong, I've been using poses from nude models who are at LEAST in their 20s (the character, Cuphead, is canonicaly a teenager yet in his mid twenties in my comic). If you'd like to see it for yourself it's here: https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Mother_Figure/5580439/ (rated M, though) just to be sure I'm fulfilling the website's policies and not uploading anything bad, please.
No, your work is fine!
That's stylised art, obviously not something we'd think was supposed to be accurately representational.

 
JaymonRising at 10:59AM, Nov. 14, 2018
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Ah, thank you. I wanted to make sure because other websites may misinterpret it without prior explanation (at least from my recent experiences). Greatly appreciate it. ^^
ozoneocean at 5:19PM, Nov. 14, 2018
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No worries!
We try and be a lot more sensible in our policies.

People have become rather prudish lately to a very ignorant level. The Duck will never go that way.
There could be a great Quackcast topic in that!
 
fallopiancrusader at 7:45AM, Nov. 17, 2018
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It's great to have the new feature that notifies us when there are new comments or replies. However, the notifications remain lit up even after I have read the comments they are pointing to. Is anyone else having this problem?
Amelius at 8:02AM, Nov. 17, 2018
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Yeah, you gotta click the comment link from your inbox and it'll open it in a new tab for you, and it will detect it as “read” and clear it out.
bravo1102 at 8:13AM, Nov. 17, 2018
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I just use the handy “mark all as read” tab.

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