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We Are The Duck Comic Jam, and Top Ten News!

HippieVan at 12:00AM, May 20, 2016

Irrevenant is looking for volunteers for the next Comic Jam for We Are The Duck!

From irrevenant:
“A comic jam is a process where artists collaborate on creating a single comic. There is no script, and the content of the comics is improvised based solely on what happened in the previous pages. One artist creates the first page, then another artist creates the second, and a third does the next, and so on.”

The comic will be 12 pages long, and there are still six pages left for the taking!

For more details and to sign up, check out the forum thread:


As you may or may not know, I've been doing the Top Ten manually for some time - periodically checking recently updated comics and sorting them by number of likes. This system was time-consuming and clunky at best, and I think I'm happier than anyone else on DD to announce that the Top Ten will once again be updated automatically!

The Top Ten is now ranked by views. There are advantages and disadvantages to this. It's definitely an improvement, because it's a lot more dynamic and accurate than “likes” tend to be. But the downside is that comics with a larger archive have a big advantage. At the moment we don't have a counter for unique hits, but we'll look at tweaking the Top Ten going forward. The “comics” tab is also now sorted by views rather than likes, so you can look through there to find your own comic's ranking.

Have a comic milestone, a community project or some comic-related news that you'd like to see here? Do you have original art for our newspost image database? Send it to me via PQ or at hippievannews(at), or leave a comment below!
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HippieVan at 2:57PM, May 23, 2016

@irrevenant: Genejoke is actually the one who sent in this bit of news, so you have him to thank for the plug! :)

irrevenant at 11:24PM, May 22, 2016

Wow, thanks for the plug! O_o Note that We are the Duck is really Genejoke's baby - I'm just managing the jam this time around. I both agree and disagree with Dragonaur - I think it would be useful to both have an all-time top ten and a most-popular-lately top ten.

Dragonaur at 8:44PM, May 22, 2016

Too bad you couldn't have something like a top comics for the last week, based on views or something. These static top ten pages change so rarely, I wouldn't even waste front page space on 'em. Personally, I get the most use out of "Quail's Random." ^_^; And because I had to... 99 (I think). I'm rather surprised.

bravo1102 at 2:58PM, May 21, 2016

Tales of SIG is at 285? Not bad for a comic on hiatus. Someone somewhere is going through the archive. But why do I have the feeling that doing new pages would only serve to lessen the page views?

VinoMas at 12:18PM, May 21, 2016

YOUR CHOICE... is #152! I should make a celebration page! Sadly, only Living In Chrome and #Pageant were the only ones of mine that made it in the first 50 sections. The rest might be in the down in the depths graveyards. I was hoping for Stiletto to have been a Veteran Top and it seems like The Princess January Show has a LOT of promotion to do...

Ozoneocean at 6:24AM, May 21, 2016

There are 25 comics listed on each page, so it's easy to calculate.

Prototype at 5:23AM, May 21, 2016

How do you guys and gals figure out the exact ranking number? (without counting) I don't see it displayed anywhere?

jerrie at 2:27AM, May 21, 2016

OMG my ranking reeks! LOL! I'm sorry I looked...but i just HAD to look

Ozoneocean at 9:58PM, May 20, 2016

@kim- the ranking will be based on a 4 day average of unique hits when it's fixed. The current method is only the first try. :)

HippieVan at 12:24PM, May 20, 2016

@Whirlwynd: That's not bad, imo, given the number of comics on the site!

Whirlwynd at 10:39AM, May 20, 2016

I had no idea the Top Ten was updated manually before O_O I'm in the 200s. Probably shouldn't have looked </3

awsome owl 98 at 10:20AM, May 20, 2016

637th! Hurray! That's great that you finally fixed the top ten!

HippieVan at 10:15AM, May 20, 2016

@KimLuster: I think people are just finding their comic by going through the "comics" tab. Looks like you're #68 right now!

ashtree house at 9:11AM, May 20, 2016

This is cool though, especially from a "not having to manually update it" point of view! I also have a frame of reference, one day I will be able to move my comic up from wherever the hell it is on the list haha!

Kota at 8:57AM, May 20, 2016

I'm STILL shocked at being number 20.

KimLuster at 8:52AM, May 20, 2016

Yeah, if possible, maybe it should just be Views over, say, the last month! That way the top ten will be more like a 'trending' list. Comics that haven't had a new page in a year probably shouldn't be in the Top Ten!! And how are you guys finding out you're placement in the total views (15th and 295th)?

Ozoneocean at 8:49AM, May 20, 2016

Actually... there are 31408 comics in total. But some of them have only one page and some are deleted. That's a "secret" admin number :D

KAM at 6:59AM, May 20, 2016

It's more like 21,649 comics considering 865 pages of 25 comics each, plus a last page of 24.

KAM at 6:56AM, May 20, 2016

I'm at 15 out of 40,000. Surprised to be that high, frankly.

Ozoneocean at 3:35AM, May 20, 2016

295 out of probably 40,000 KAM

MOrgan at 3:15AM, May 20, 2016

Yikes! I'm 295th??? 8-o Really disappointing to see all those dead comics that haven't updated in years ahead of me.

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