VNDB Suggestions!

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#1026 by historyeraser
2021-09-14 at 06:11
< report >It seems that the icon 👁 does not appear when I add a game to a private label, but it does keep appearing whenever I actually select a number to vote for the game.Last modified on 2021-09-14 at 06:11
#1027 by poudink
2021-09-14 at 06:13
< report >Wouldn't that mean your Voted label is public?
#1028 by yorhel
2021-09-14 at 06:13
< report >That's because your "Voted" label is not private, duh.
#1029 by historyeraser
2021-09-14 at 06:13
< report >No, I keep checking if the label is private and it is.
#1030 by yorhel
2021-09-14 at 06:15
< report >You didn't check hard enough, because it wasn't. Fixed it for you.
#1031 by vario
2021-09-14 at 15:06
< report >This was probably suggested before but since we have a flag for MTL releases, it might be useful to get some kind of a special flag for certain groups of games. Something like "VN Hybrid" / "Borderline Game" / "Pure VN" (the last one isn't necessary) that you check while creating/editing a page.

1. It might make searching for games a bit easier when you can filter out all titles with gameplay without trying to remember the right tag to exclude. Or vice versa.

2. You can easily exclude all titles with gameplay in general if you don't want to see them.

3. Makes it easier for some borderline cases. We could add some sequels/spin-offs to VNs that aren't pure VNs but still have some similar qualities (eg people add soshage since they have a lot of VN-like parts and it wouldn't hurt to have the ones that are related to VN series/developers at least). If you don't like this, you can simply use the filter and never see these games again.
#1032 by adamstan
2021-09-14 at 17:35
< report >@1031 - I already use "RPG" and "Strategy" tags to filter out such games. I think it covers most of such cases.
#1033 by historyeraser
2021-09-14 at 18:22
< report >#1032 Better yet, just filter out Other Gameplay Elements.
#1034 by eacil
2021-09-28 at 03:55
< report >Can we have the staff ordered by role then note in the edit form instead of staff id?
Take link. I have taken screenshots of the staff roll and was going to check it but this is such a mess. You have to scan everything to find the guy you are searching. Why not by name? Because names are grouped together under a staff role in credits. People can have multiple roles, meaning you don't eliminate a name as a group of roles when you perform a check, but a role as a group of names. Therefore I think it makes more sense to order this way.
#1035 by shinytentacool
2021-10-02 at 23:35
< report >Right now there' a feature for adding a start and finish date for a VN. Well, my suggestion would be to fill that in automatically when someone labels the VN as Playing and Finished, respectively
#1036 by zakashi
2021-10-09 at 23:10
< report >It would be cool to add images to the staff's entries, like photos of actors, directors, writers, etc; and the corporate logos for the companies in the industry.
#1037 by ezezin
2021-10-09 at 23:18
< report >About this:
It would be cool to add images to the staff's entries
I disagree, we already put in one staff all aliases that he/she were credited in visual novels; I feel that adding their photo/images is going a bit to far about invading their privacy.

This, on the other hand:
and the corporate logos for the companies in the industry.
I have no objections.
#1038 by invisghost
2021-10-09 at 23:22
< report >It would be cool to use something more popular than perl to make the site so there are more devs who can easily contribute!
#1039 by invisghost
2021-10-09 at 23:22
< report >It'd also be great if pressing ctrl+enter submitted things when writing a reply.
#1040 by zakashi
2021-10-10 at 00:22
< report >
invading their privacy
Fine, make this exclusive for the actors then, they are public personalities.
#1041 by mutsuki
2021-10-10 at 00:52
< report >how are pictures of staff useful at all

like for the company logos ok fine it helps you recognise vns from trailers and covers etc, but photos of the staff are completely useless as you never see the actual creators in game and they're almost never seen in advertisements outside of just their name being there. it seems pointless to me and so i don't see the benefit of adding them in. if we put something like that in, what unhelpful information comes next? their birthdays? favourite food? where they were born and educated? besides that, it's going to be grossly underused outside of va staff that also do / only do not eroge because there would have been no point for most staff members to upload a photo of themselves in the first place.Last modified on 2021-10-10 at 01:00
#1042 by zakashi
2021-10-10 at 03:23
< report >Because it's basic wiki information to have photos, just to show their faces, it's not like biographies are much more "useful", VNDB actually informs the birthday and birthplace of some of them.Last modified on 2021-10-10 at 03:30
#1043 by mutsuki
2021-10-10 at 12:51
< report >well biographies often tell you what vn companies they're associated with and if and when they changed from one to another, which is actually useful, so it's already got one up on photos. the birthdays and birthplace in this case are not the important aspect of them, they just happen to be there with it. birth place can also assist you in working out what language games they make if that's what you want. for birthdays i've got nothing, they're as useless as photos. if i were to contrive a reason, there are very occasionally games where "special events" happen on certain days (usually ingame characters' birthdays) but there are some games where is can be a real life event (pokemon comes to mind where the director's birthday gives special effects), and so potentially there might even be a situation where birthdays could be useful.

can you give any example of why photos would be useful at all, apart from just saying "oh all the other websites have photos for the lolz"Last modified on 2021-10-10 at 12:54
#1044 by zakashi
2021-10-10 at 17:24
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"oh all the other websites have photos for the lolz"

Well, that's my main reason, if you don't like it, that's fine, and the reasons you came up with for birthdays being useful are really weird, special effects on certain dates? Come on, just admit that VNDB gives useless information also.
#1045 by vnnnnnnn-player
2021-10-14 at 16:40
< report >If you go to a user's profile page, their username will be always capitalized in the "Username" field... Can this be fixed please? Some usernames look weird because of this.
#1046 by mutsuki
2021-10-14 at 20:01
< report >#1045, can i vote against this because i like the capital letter
#1047 by poudink
2021-10-15 at 02:05
< report >I don't like it, personally. I've always spelt my username all lowercase.

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