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Upgraded to Beta 15 - Custom Price your prints, Organise your Favorites and more

Another big update, when we promised no more big updates before launch. I hope you'll forgive us. :3

- There are important changes to the Terms of Service and Acceptable Content Policy pages. I don't think it changes the overall meaning of those documents, but we are required to notify you of those changes.

- A few new pages to check out in the footer:
        Show your support - Helping Inkbunny
        Hacks, Scripts, Mods and API
        Fees

- You can now set an individual print price per print size on every submission. This means you can choose to sell a big size really cheap, or bump up your profit margin on the smaller sizes. Go have a play with it!

- Donations now have a 5% fee. It looks like donations will be the most common transaction type, which we weren't expecting. We were hoping to allow fee-less donations but we have realised this will send us broke due to the payment fees we get charged.

- Prints now have a 20% fee charged just on the -profit- component of the sale. This means that you make a few cents less than the profit margin you will have seen listed when setting your prices previously. We're doing this for the same reason as the Donation fee update.

- The current site background is now officially one of the options that will stay with the site after launch. Thanks Lando! The mysterious green hole in it has now been filled with grass. Did you notice it? It was where the characters from the original image used to be.

- Private Messages now have their own button in the top menu that never goes away, and changes when you have new unread mail. It has been separated from the overall “Messages” view. In the next update, Messages will be renamed “Notices” to avoid confusion.

- You can now Rate your Favorites as you set them. You can fav images as 1, 2 or 3-star favorites. This means you can view your Fav gallery later and sort by the number of stars you assigned. You can sort any artist's Fav gallery the same way, so you can see which images were a big hit, and which were only just good enough to be Fav'd.

- Some small but important fixes to the Story Reader tool.

- New Submissions won't be added to your unread list now if they don't match your Rating settings.

- More fixes for crazy “New Submissions” counts that didn't match the actual number of new submissions you can view.

- A message now appears on the Submission page when an image has been uploaded for free but the system sees it is big enough to sell as a print. The artist is the only one who sees this of course.

- Adding a Hi Res version for sale to a regular submission after you've set it Public will now notify all your watchers. So if you offer a submission for sale long after you uploaded a screen-res version for free, your watchers will be informed (or not, if you un-tick a box at the upload screen).

- Actual print dimensions in pixel size listed on Buy Print page so customers get an idea of the quality of the image being used to generate the print they are buying.

- “Print quality will depend on the quality of the file uploaded...” warning added to the Buy Print page.

- You can now copy/paste URLs to search results that you see, or any results/gallery page that has a URL with “RID” as one of the variables in it. Previously that URL would just send people to a broken page. Now our system detects that someone tried to use your results URL and sends them to the latest version of those search results. Does that make sense? I know I'm confused.

- Pools embedded using bbcode now show the artist name under the title eg: [mediumpool]1445[/mediumpool].

- Licensed JWPlayer. We thought it was worthwhile paying for it because it's pretty good and commercial sites have to pay to use it. They also have an HTML5 version of the player that we will support in an update soon, which means it will work on Iphone and also support many other video types apart from FLV.

- We now have the first revision of the Moderators Policy and FAQ. This means the Mods now have a standard list of rules and responses to work with. This helps us give a more consistent response to issues. But you guys don't get to read that! Sorry. :P

- Fixed a problem with displaying some animated GIFs that made them look “squashed”.

- Errors with password strength checks have now been fixed.

- Lots of efficiency and performance tuning.

Thank you, everyone!

Starling
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Added: 8 years, 5 months ago
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Ultratails42
8 years, 5 months ago
Not sure I really like the placement of the PM's icon since it shows right where the new submission and journal buttons are. I see it there and I immediately think I have a PM when I dont. I know it changes when you do. Just makes it look like I always have one with it sitting there.
starling
8 years, 5 months ago
Yeah we might stick it off to the right hand side so it's not quite so inyourface.
starling
8 years, 5 months ago
Actually if you force your browser to reload the page fully (usually ctrl+f5 on most browsers I think), it will do it now!
Ultratails42
8 years, 5 months ago
Thats much better I think. It's fine if it pops up where it was before if you had a new message just being right there and not having one was very much kinda out of place.
Zeikcied
8 years, 5 months ago
I hope people don't get notifications when someone changes their star rating on a fave. ^_^;
starling
8 years, 5 months ago
Nope, only the first time you fav it. Or if you unfav then fav it again. Artists also don't get notices when you unfav something.
Zeikcied
8 years, 5 months ago
Cool.  'Cause I went and ranked some of my faves as three stars.

Do the fave ratings have any other effect other than letting you sort one's Favorites page?  I don't see anything now, but will there be in the future?

How much longer until launch?
starling
8 years, 5 months ago
Right now stars are just for sorting within your own favs gallery. I contemplated making them give a submission an overall star rating but it doesn't make sense to do that. Star ratings on other sites are meaningless as every user has a totally different way of rating things!

I like to say "about a week" for launch now. Which is down from "2 weeks" which I used to say about 3 months ago! Realy soon now, I promise! We have to beat out the major FA updates coming in summer. XD
Zeikcied
8 years, 5 months ago
Hehe.

I really hope the "major" updates on FA are actually major, and include the ability to moderate your own submissions.  Of course, they won't be able to match your release schedule. ^_^
Alfador
8 years, 5 months ago
Ahh, I like this new feature; it means I can slide something to the top of my faves list without unfaving and refaving it like I have to do on FA! XD
starling
8 years, 5 months ago
So long as you and others are viewing your favs list with "sort by stars", yes. :3
Shokuji
8 years, 5 months ago
Nice job on the updates. Looks like you guys have been busy. =3
Shokuji
8 years, 5 months ago
And yes I did notice the blank spot in the middle. :p But it wasn't -that- noticeable. ^_^; But it's cool it got updated. =3
Keto
8 years, 5 months ago
I LOVE a lot of these new updates, like the separated icon for PM's, and the ability to rate my +favs.

Is the OLD background going to be available anytime soon? And if so, will THAT be the default, or will this current background be the default? Just out of curiosity.

starling
8 years, 5 months ago
The old BG is coming back, yes! There won't be a default, most likely, with the background being randomly chosen every few days until you set one as your permanent BG. We'll be asking for artists to contribute backgrounds, just like FA gets them to contribute site banners. :P
Keto
8 years, 5 months ago
Ohhhh that sounds very cool! :) Thanks!
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