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DD Suggestions Thread
Amelius at 9:37AM, Oct. 4, 2018
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@dpat57, I may be off base, but I'm gonna assume the answer on that one may be a no for purposes of copyright. You could just mention the production date in your author's notes, but if this is a metafictional thing unfortunately I don't suppose there's much that can be done about it!

It's generally frowned upon to fudge live-dates for posting because the timing of when something enters the public eye is important. One cannot claim a popular work of fiction has stolen ideas from their IP if they kept it entirely in a shoebox in their closet, but the moment they post it to a website and it is seen, that IP is a known entity and such claims gain some possible legitimacy. The date this property went “live” is key to figuring out if that person has a legit claim or they are an attention-seeker.

People absolutely will go out of their way to spoof live-dates to pretend they had an idea first, so not letting people post before the current date is a way to prevent such abuses.
dpat57 at 12:49PM, Oct. 4, 2018
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Huh, that hadn't even occurred to me. But if that was a consideration in the way the date fields are set up, i.e. if they were deliberately limited, you'd think I wouldn't be able to upload a comic page with a date stamp of Jan 1 2018, but I can.

If the year range isn't a simple setting to expand (this assumes a lot of things, like someone actually has time to search for said setting and tinker a change), or if there's any reluctance to do so, I guess that would be my workaround.

Thanks for your thoughts!

Edit: and in fact I went for the uploaded-through-2018 workaround.
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Amelius at 9:28AM, Oct. 5, 2018
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ay no prob!
Yeah as long as it's within the current year I think the days/months may be considered less important, as copyright is more concerned with the year than the month.

It's really a bother though when editing old pages though ,when I uploaded a larger res version of a page from June 2016 it now has a June 2017 date stamp.
JustNoPoint at 6:44AM, Nov. 7, 2018
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I have some suggestions. And I am willing to help save money to make them happen. INHALES
–The NewsPosts on the front page do good with replies. We should think of a way to make them intertwine with the forum. So that conversations can continue longer than a few days and people can browse into other threads in the forums. We really need to get the community aspect back. While I understand forums in general are a dying thing in today's web world I feel it can be better.
This may be a small way to aid it.

–I'd also like us to have a way to @people and they get notified. @OzoneOcean: could be an acceptable way to syntax this.
It should be allowed in forums, news post replies, and in comic comments. Perhaps not notifying the author if a person notifies them in their own comic but doing so in others.
Though this would cause issues with comics with more than 1 author as well. Bringing me to another thing.

–Being able to upload using your own account. I guess there are cases where some group may want to use the same name no matter who uploads so that could be optional. But in most cases the other person has to remind the audience they even exist.

–There should be a space on the comics to allow for DD Awards voting and such. This will be admin only and only appear as needed. This would drastically increase voter turn out. DD should be able to log the votes and give the needed info.

–We should bring back the DD trophies. Maybe give virtual coins for people that comment on comics. I have no idea what they'd be for yet but that could come later! Just collect them!

–I want to be able to make more than 1 landing page. I like to make interactive stories. In my case it's just allowing people to read them in certain orders. I'd like to be able to make a page where you can place image links. I don't care if it uses the current editor. But when you finish a certain issue I'd like the audience to be able to choose which comic they read first. I'd also need to be able to move this page to the front of a current issue which would be impossible in the current editor. That's a different can of worms though. For now maybe this could simply be a check box that appears for chapters? Since you can set those.

–Lastly I think we should get a discord widget. This is how most people I know communicate now. It's how I communicate to my old comic pals MLai and EdBand as we work ahead too. I feel this would get more people to be active here.

EXHALES
phew…
ozoneocean at 3:18PM, Nov. 7, 2018
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I'll suggest those to Alexey.
I love the Newspost idea.

With the “multiple landing page” idea you can already do that:
Make image links above or beside your comic page and link them to whatever you like, other parts of the comic are fine, that's what it was originally designed for actually. because Lawrence based it on the Pinky TA template where I was doing exactly that :)
 
JustNoPoint at 5:40PM, Nov. 7, 2018
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Is it the sub page function? How do I tell a sub page to exist before a certain issue using the “set page as chapter head” option?
ozoneocean at 8:54PM, Nov. 8, 2018
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JustNoPoint wrote:
Is it the sub page function? How do I tell a sub page to exist before a certain issue using the “set page as chapter head” option?
No… that's not what I understood from your proposal…

You can just use the image link function in your comic control panel to link to whatever page in your comic you like :)
 
JustNoPoint at 4:09AM, Nov. 9, 2018
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It's my fault. I said landing page. Not sure why. Anyway here's an example.

example
You are finishing an issue then get to this page. You have 2 images you can choose from to click and it will take you to said issue.
Note it doesnt actually work on this page either yet. But only because I didn't finish both issues.
JustNoPoint at 8:34AM, Dec. 7, 2018
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We have too many stickies that can be removed because what they advertise is years over or new rules have replaced the old ones yet both stayed sticky!
ozoneocean at 5:03AM, Dec. 9, 2018
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JustNoPoint wrote:
We have too many stickies that can be removed because what they advertise is years over or new rules have replaced the old ones yet both stayed sticky!
Yup… where and which ones should be removed?
 
JustNoPoint at 7:37AM, Dec. 12, 2018
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Bah, you make me work! This is how you treat Royalty?!!!
Off with your head!
2 suggestion threads?
This can be placed at the top of the Grand List of bugs thread. Fixed bugs removed and the thread be renamed to a FAQ
What made you first join Drunk Duck? and Why Did You Choose Drunk Duck to Host Your Comic? Are basically the same? Could argue them being split but is it really worth it for 2 stickies? Especially since the latter hasn't been posted in since 2017
NEW RULES - Please read me and more rules Newspost Guidelines 2.0 (How to get your comic news on the front page!) And Board Rules
This board has EIGHT stickies! AAAAHHHHH

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Just Closed
ozoneocean at 6:56PM, Dec. 12, 2018
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All good!
Right, when I have time I will make those changes. :)
 
Eustacheus at 1:27PM, Dec. 25, 2018
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I have a few suggestions:

1. Since you also host non english language comics it would be nice to be able to search for a specific language. Uploaders would have to tag their comics with a language, I guess, but that way it would make the languages searchable.

2. Adding links and marking them as “header” places them between the header and your comic. I'd like to be able to edit the look of that area separately from the rest of the page to use it as a navigation menu. At the moment, I use a workaround (thanks to ozone) using a backround image. But if something changes on the page, like if someone used an adblocker to block the banner at the top of the page, it shifts the header and buttons, which makes it look like garbage.

3. The ability to use the header and said navigation menu on subpages as well without having to paste giant snippets of BBCode (which I do atm with my subpages).

4. The ability to sort links. I had to delete and reenter the links 3 times until I got the order right.

5. This was already suggested, but I'm also not fond of the resizing of the comic pages. Maybe, it would be better to limit the dimensions (for example max. 1800px x 1800px, 1MB).

6. The possibility to move inside one chapter only (on the first page of the chapter, there's no “prev” button, reaching the last page of the chapter doesnt't give you a “next” button). That way you could make one comic page with multiple self-contained comics (using a subpage for the chapters).

That's it for now. I don't think any of these suggestions are essential, but they would make nice features.
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JustNoPoint at 11:45AM, Feb. 5, 2019
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