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Updates, Faster Search, What are Stars?

Hi everyone

More site updates to report! Details are at the end of this journal.

Many people have been asking about our “Stars” system. The following is from our help page on Stars in the Inkbunny Wiki.


What are “Stars” in Favorites?

Each Inkbunny account has a Favorites Gallery. Favorites are submissions by other members that you particularly like and want share with your Watchers or easily find again later.

When adding a favorite to your Favorites Gallery, you must choose the number of "Stars" to assign it. The stars buttons can be found underneath every submission.

The submission owner does not see how many stars you assigned to their work (unless they go and look at your Favorites Gallery later and then “sort by Stars” to see). Stars do not affect how "popular" an image is or give it any other special preference in the system.

The number of Stars is a way for you to personally sort your Favorites Gallery into three levels when you look at it later.

Sorting by Stars

Any time you are viewing a member's Favorites (or your own!), you can sort by the number of stars they assigned them. Just look for the Sort Order dropdown near the top of the page and chose "Sort by Stars".

Favorites by Members you Watch

You can quickly view all Favorites by Members you Watch. Just click Favorites by Members you Watch at the top of the Popular or Unread Notices pages.


Updates This Week

We're now on version Beta 37!

* Optimised: The Search system got a whole bunch of optimisations. Some combinations of search options would cause it to slow down. If it was running slowly or never completing a search for you, please try it now!

* Fixed: Pools would get broken if you used the “Remove from pool” option after adding a submission to a Pool. There would be a “hole” in the Pool where the removed submission used to be, preventing you from clicking the “Next” or “Previous” buttons to navigate past the invisible hole.

* Added: The reply box can now be moved to the top or bottom of the Comments List on Submissions, Journals and the Userpage. By default it is at the bottom. Just click the “move” link above the reply box to put it where you prefer.

* Changed: Users banned from your account can still Fav your submissions or Watch your account, but you won't receive any notifications of it now.

* Fixed: The Recaptcha image challenge was rendering incorrectly in IE.

* Fixed: The Recaptcha image challenge was failing to load correctly in SSL mode in IE.

* Fixed: The “New Submissions” page now remembers your Sorting choice when you select and remove submissions. It used to reset back to “Newest First” every time you removed a page of new submissions. That was annoying!

* Added: Help link to explain Stars and Favorites, which goes to a new Wiki page at http://wiki.inkbunny.net/wiki/Favorites_-_Star_Ratings

* Added: There is now a quick link for “use my name” in the Search form for “Search by artist”. This makes it faster to search through your own gallery.

* Changed: Deleting submissions now makes sure the old Preview and Thumbnail URLs are no longer accessible to regular users.

* Fixed: Due to some obsolete code and one bug, submissions would always be Un-assigned from a Pool with an ID equal to your user account ID, every time you tried to Edit the Details of a submission. Yeah that was obscure.

* Added: There are now some extra options and tools for Admins to clean up nasty messes. But we very rarely need to use them because you all play so nice together!

And that's it for today!

Thanks everyone,

Starling
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Shokuji
7 years, 9 months ago
Wooooot! Great job with all these updates. =3
cursedscythe
7 years, 9 months ago
Well done, as usual ^_^;
RealZero
7 years, 9 months ago
I really like the reply box movement ability.
Good work so far, great to see you're working so constantly.

Mhh, I guess feature suggestions still go to the trouble ticket system, right? At least I read so in the wiki.

Go on like this, you're doing a great job so far.^^

Greetings,
RealZero
starling
7 years, 9 months ago
Yeah add suggestions to the Trouble Tickets please! It means we can make sure they end up in our tasklist/wishlist properly.
RealZero
7 years, 9 months ago
Alright then. Any preference if I should put several smaller ideas together into one ticket, or really create one for each idea?
I don't mind doing either, but what would be better/easier for you?
starling
7 years, 9 months ago
Lots of ideas in one ticket is fine! Once I get to the ticket and have time to enter them into our task tracker I can do them all at once that way. :P
Manafox
7 years, 9 months ago
Awesome! :3
HatchlingByHeart
7 years, 9 months ago
Nice! Just ONE of these fixes is more then Fur Affinity have fixed about their site in the last two years. XD

Excellent job!
sedkitty
7 years, 9 months ago
Not to cast aspersions on any other furry website of renown, but one of the reasons I like IB is that the admins actually seem competent. ;)
Alfador
7 years, 9 months ago
Hooray!! *huggles*
kitncub
7 years, 9 months ago
Can I just say that you folks are *geniuses* for having a rating system that lets us differentiate degrees of goodness for ourselves (and those who care to follow our recommendations), but is not subject to trolling? I like this star system within favorites a lot, it shows real sensitivity to both consumers and contributors.
FakerFace
7 years, 9 months ago
I like the star system, mainly because it allows me to fave pencil art while at the same time keeping it on a separate level than a colored piece that had more time invested into it.

Also, the reply box can now be experimented with which is nice, I think I still prefer it at top but it isnt so bad on the bottom either. Now I can change it whenever I want.

I do have a suggestion however... is there a way you might be able to allow users to tag artwork? I have to be honest when I say I am pretty annoyed with seeing cub art when I specifically blocked the keywords most artists use regarding such art. It's way too much of an effort to message every single one of them to get the issue fixed. Some people simply refuse to label their art appropriately. I know this has potential for keyword abuse, so maybe you can also maybe have an approval system so the artist can make sure their art isnt being falsely tagged?

I'm sorry if you dont accept suggestions here!
Inkbunny
7 years, 9 months ago
Yeah, we will be adding "community tagging" soon hopefully. But we have to work out the right balance of letting artists choose what level of community tagging can occur on their work, and how tags get accepted or rejected by an artist.. oh and what happens with a tag and searches/listing before it is accepted or rejected.
Sunkra
7 years, 9 months ago
Great changes, just one thing that has been bugging me a lot on somewhat every site with systems like Inkbunny, FurAffinity and DeviantArt: When you ban someone, you wish to really ban them. The fact that they still can browse and favorite on your page makes this function obsolete. So my question is, why aren't users banned from *every* function including viewing stuff on your page when you clearly don't want them to?
Zoichi
7 years, 9 months ago
I agree with Sunkra! There should be an option to completely ban users from viewing your stuff. Although I haven't needed that option, just seems like that's what a real ban would be.

And wow, that really was a VERY obscure bug XD I wonder how did you find it.
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