VNDB 2.19: Building Character
|#1 by yorhel|
2011-03-30 at 13:48
|After several months of Coke intoxication and hard work (combined with *lots* of slacking off), I am proud (more like "ashamed") to finally present to you: The (somewhat rushed) Character Database! ...that is, the beta version.|
Before you go and complain about how it sucks: I am aware of that. This is really just an initial version of the character database. The core idea should be quite flexible and good, but the implementation has been somewhat rushed and is not completely finished. For that reason, this version limits all character-related database contributions to moderators. Users who want to contribute will have to wait until we have tested, documented and improved the system a bit more.
That said, feel free to comment on the current system and discuss stuff. :-)
|#2 by azathoth|
2011-03-30 at 14:13
|Thumbs up Yorhel!|
Once this gets implemented for real I think I will fail more and more at school since I will spend too much time either browsing the database for good looking characters or reading the visual novels they're present in.
Anyway, good job. We (well, at least I) really appreciate it. This is something that makes the overall score of this website go up by a lot (It was already quite high from the beginning though)Last modified on 2011-03-30 at 14:14
|#3 by haku|
2011-03-30 at 14:42
|Yeah~~! Long awaited :) Even if it's a beta version, you did a really good job!|
And thanks for letting be Phorni as a first character ^_^Last modified on 2011-03-30 at 14:47
|#4 by hikigane|
2011-03-30 at 15:29
Too bad it seems i'm not allowed to add characters. =\
Oh well, someone will add them eventually.Last modified on 2011-03-30 at 15:33
|#5 by haku|
2011-03-30 at 16:13
|eyeless sure have a lot of fun~~|
And, did you planned seiyuu field? (well, it would mean creating a seiyuu database with relations as well...so not in current step I guess...)
|#6 by yorhel|
2011-03-30 at 16:20
did you planned seiyuu field?Yup. (For in the far future)
|#7 by kolm|
2011-03-30 at 16:22
|Wow! That's awesome!|
|#8 by blackiris|
2011-03-30 at 18:43
|My, I've been hoping for such a thing to get implemented for quite a long time. But to think it's actually happened... wow, just wow.|
Though I wonder how exactly will implementation of new characters look like, will it be for mods only, or normal users will be able to contribute too?
While the former is safer, the latter may prove to be faster and - personally - I'd gladly spend a few... no, several hours on filling up the db.
Once again, thank you :3
|#9 by narcosis|
2011-03-30 at 18:51
|What can I say? Cool, just damn cool. Thanks for all your hard work on making the DB better!|
|#10 by azathoth|
2011-03-30 at 18:57
|@blackiris: From what I made out of the text, it's currently in some kind of beta mode and just mods are able to do anything right now. Later though, when it's more stable we users will be able to add characters as well.|
Correct me if I'm wrong please.
|#11 by blackiris|
2011-03-30 at 19:04
Ah, yes. The first post says so, but I'm just wondering if once the beta is over and we - users - will be given a chance to contribute as well, it won't get out of hand and contain a lot of rubbish, false information, and so on, and so forth. Especially, in the first phase when tons of new entries will be appearing. Though I guess that if there's no such problem with visual novels and their releases, it will prove to be successful. Oh well, time is the best judge so we shall just wait and see, right?
|#12 by subaru|
2011-03-30 at 19:08
|That's what I waited for... thank you very much :D|
|#13 by gabezhul|
2011-03-30 at 19:39
|Oh boy, suddenly my schedule for tomorrow got filled with VNDB... :D|
|#14 by kingboo|
2011-03-30 at 19:56
|I am so happy this is not a pointless feature at all.|
|#15 by PabloC|
2011-03-30 at 20:15
|If just a beta version looks that promising...|
Wow, just wow. :D
|#16 by saberger|
2011-03-30 at 20:46
|Not that I want to troll, but I have the feeling that this will become a mess, anyway, just disregard the sentence, I'm not trolling.|
|#17 by nayru|
2011-03-30 at 21:01
|Nice feature! This is promising I look forward to newer releases. Good job!|
|#18 by trevor|
2011-03-30 at 22:17
|It's just a gift for my birthday, thank you yorhel!|
Translation for the Russian localization
Characters = Персонажи
Traits = Черты
Add Character = Добавить персонажа
|#19 by atlantima|
2011-03-30 at 22:30
|What will be the guideline on character names with uncertain romanization? I often run into characters whose names seem to just be a bunch of random katakana with no indication what it's supposed to be.|
|#20 by gabezhul|
2011-03-30 at 23:15
|@Saberger: So you are saying that you are are not trolling and to prove that you only said that you are not trolling without contributing anything to the discussion...|
Sometimes I wonder just what's inside your head... -.-'
On a different note, I will probably write a shit-ton of character-bios tomorrow, but I have one last question: Do I need citations when writing a description, or can I apply my own words as far as they are objective?
|#21 by the7wind|
2011-03-30 at 23:23
|Thank you for your hard work Yorhel! i suppose coke is your gasoline! |
Well i wanted to ask if both the VN tags and Characters traits's dbs will be connected since some of the VN tags are character related tags!
|#22 by justinizhere|
2011-03-31 at 00:27
|#23 by immlff|
2011-03-31 at 00:50
On a different note, I will probably write a shit-ton of character-bios tomorrow, but I have one last question: Do I need citations when writing a description, or can I apply my own words as far as they are objective?Same as vn descriptions, I guess. You can write your own description as long as it is objective, relevant and spoiler-free.
|#24 by shadedragon|
2011-03-31 at 03:29
|Was wondering how spoilers and the character db are going to work, especially since in some cases everything from gender to real name can be serious spoilers. Are we going to have different view settings based off of different spoiler settings, or just a huge disclaimer :P|
|#25 by yorhel|
2011-03-31 at 06:18
Translation for the Russian localizationTranslation update are being worked on, I usually just upload a new update before notifying the translators. :-P
Well i wanted to ask if both the VN tags and Characters traits's dbs will be connected since some of the VN tags are character related tags!Either they will be connected in some way (I have ideas for this), or, if the character database has a good enough search feature, the VN tags will be removed.
Are we going to have different view settings based off of different spoiler settingsYes. Most of the spoiler issues can be handled already by the current system, but the interface is in need of some polishing.
Same as vn descriptions, I guess. You can write your own description as long as it is objective, relevant and spoiler-free.And short >.<Last modified on 2011-03-31 at 06:38