VNDB 2.19: Building Character

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#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
Hoho~

Good job.
Looks promissing.

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
@#10
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
awesome stuff
#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 localization
Translation 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 settings
Yes. 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

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