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#1126 by slashslayer
2021-12-18 at 23:01
< report >#1124 Bump. really great idea
#1127 by Yorhel
2021-12-19 at 07:11
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If I wasn't clear, it used to show ✓ sign for finished but not it's showing Finished instead (but only 1st 2 letters are visible).
Sounds like the images just aren't loading. Did you try a full refresh (ctrl+f5)?
#1128 by raccooncitizen
2021-12-22 at 08:36
< report >#1127 Sorry for the late reply, I just checked and they're back to normal. I guess something went wrong on my side because it kept showing up as text everywhere on that day.
#1129 by hansfranz77
2021-12-31 at 03:23
< report >Is there a way to filter out vns based on words in the title alone and put these words on a preemptive blacklist? It seems there is an incoming flood of "vtuber" trash, and i frankly would like to avoid as much of that as i can.
#1130 by rampaa
2022-01-14 at 17:09
< report >Would it be possible to sort VNs a character appears in by their release dates? It's currently sorted alphabetically, see Izumi Aoi.
#1131 by che-boludo
2022-01-16 at 11:12
< report >link (#1070) +1 - I'd also like to be able to sort games by their length... ^^'Last modified on 2022-01-16 at 11:12
#1132 by zedwimer
2022-01-22 at 01:58
< report >I would love it if Backlog was added as a default label to My Labels.

I've added it as a private label for my own VN list, but I'd be surprised if it wouldn't be useful for a lot of users. I'm sure there are plenty of users who have purchased VNs that they haven't gotten around to reading yet, and all those VNs fall somewhere between Wishlist (VNs you want but haven't obtained yet) and Playing.

(My apologies if this has already been suggested, I didn't have the time to read through 44 pages of this thread and a search for "backlog" didn't turn anything up.)
#1133 by Mrkew
2022-01-22 at 18:03
< report >With how often patches add adult content to all-ages releases, a patch release should have the animation field enabled, so it's possible to say if a game has animated H-scenes or not.
#1134 by aptx-4869
2022-01-24 at 11:55
< report >#1132 +1 I even made two other labels beside it to split them into whether i have the original language release or the translated release or apply both

and since i don't know where to put this (i did ask here link but idk if that would even be seen)
can we request the rlist of a user using the api? i don't think there is a way right now to get a user's releases
#1135 by zedwimer
2022-01-25 at 00:54
< report >#1134 Actually there is a way to see your flagged releases, see my reply to your question in the other thread.
#1136 by Ileca
2022-01-25 at 04:57
< report >Wanted to set the cat among the pigeons suggest that since a while but r68322.12 gave me the perfect opportunity.
Now, the release type (complete/partial/trial) is linked to the relevant VN, with or without an s.
Thing is, you might consider linking other data the same way. The current way throws some problems. They are rare but they are here.

Date: r61045/r62915
You can have some stuff released one day and the rest at a later date. As you can see, this was dirtily handled by splitting the games even though it's a single release.

Languages: r68322.12, r61045/r62915
29 VN are now marked as being translated even though only one of them includes English. Very embarrassing.

Voices: r15688

Animation: r61045/r62915

Websites: r61045/r62915

Anyway, you get it. Every VN from a compilation can potentially have independent characteristics.
#1137 by aptx-4869
2022-01-25 at 06:30
< report >@lieca just a question... how will the compilation be shown to users when every release inside it has it's own release page?
currently when you click on a compilation it shows the compilation page with each name linking to the respective VN. Should that change to showing the related release page with a link to the compilation or vice versa? or maybe something entirely different?

I wouldn't mind anything as long as the release is obviously marked as part of a compilation AND a handy link to each VN (or release which links to VN) is on the compilation page.

so i think that we need releases to link to their VNs in their own page along with a "PART OF [url=link]lsomething[/url]" besides the VN link, which links to the compilation page which in turn lists its releases and links to them (maybe with a link to the VNs as well)

the only slight problem right now would be

what is a compilation... is it a release? is it a new "compilation" type? maybe use the same approach as chars (a compilation is the "main" release with each release being it's "clones")Last modified on 2022-01-25 at 06:45
#1138 by Yorhel
2022-01-25 at 06:43
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Now, the release type (complete/partial/trial) is linked to the relevant VN, with or without an s.
Thing is, you might consider linking other data the same way.
Well, yeah, very old problem and not something we're going to solve in the database anytime soon. I think it makes sense to split up compilation releases in some cases if the changed field is important enough, ugly as that is.

I fixed this for the release type because that field seemed more intimately related to the VN, but I'm not going to do that for other fields.
#1139 by Ileca
2022-01-25 at 08:50
< report >#1137: sorry but I don't understand what you are asking. If it has something to do with what I suggested, well, there is no point in expanding on, like it won't be implemented.
A compilation is a release. Here is one > r68322.
#1140 by myougaunzen
2022-01-25 at 08:53
< report >wasn't thinking too hard when i made that edit, but yeah having 30 vn incorrectly tagged as english translated is pretty dumb.

also mentioned this suggestion in t17706.1

not sure how easy it would be to implement but just in case.

my suggestion is maybe add an advanced editing section for releases so when there are multiple languages included you can untick boxes for linked vns which aren't in that language (by default they would all be ticked)
and then on the vn page the release would only show correctly.

as for information such as voices or animation of whatever that Ileca mentioned, probably best to stay just as a note. (they are less important for a user to see than what languages a release is imo.)
its usually the same as whatever the previous release of that game was before the compilation release so you can always check there if unsure (thats what I do anyway).
#1141 by Mutsuki
2022-02-05 at 03:52
< report >lots of people flag their questions and stuff with [spoil er] in the title, but surely you could just make it an option when making the thread "this thread coverts content that could be considered a spoiler" which automatically adds a blue [spoi ler] tag (like that of a poll) at the start of the title, and could potentially have the name blanked until hoverover like spoiler tags in text if you had the options set in your user config.
#1142 by silence
2022-02-05 at 05:24
< report >Could you please provide a possibility to attach the pics to the Traits/Tags descriptions (I mean, upload them to VNDB). At the moment people are using the third party sites, that are either blocked in a variety of countries or will just die someday, breaking the links. I know we can upload them through the vn screenshots form, but that's inconvenient and most of the users never heard about that.
#1143 by shinytentacool
2022-02-09 at 18:55
< report >a way to see which notification bells you're subscribed to
#1144 by styjoy
2022-02-10 at 03:07
< report >Can we have a new option in the producer drop-down list that represents localization companies that are not the developer/publisher? Currently, they're mostly mentioned in the notes. But these releases are not shown in the company page, and you can't even search for the notes, can you?
#1145 by Ernovace
2022-02-18 at 20:06
< report >I wish there was an option to block users.
I know it is unrealistic to demand that for a website like this but I would be very happy if I didn't have to see some users here.
#1146 by silence
2022-02-19 at 10:35
< report >We can suggest the child traits, but we can't suggest the parent traits.
#1147 by nyaaamii
2022-02-19 at 14:00
< report >Is there a way to make a query that returns all VNs that are related to a given VN? Basically turning the relation chart of a VN into a query, which would make the results easier to navigate, order and filter.
If not, I think this would be a good feature to add.
#1148 by tsadams587
2022-02-19 at 14:54
< report >A lot of sperate works have a character, that is based on the same real person.
I feel that at the bottom of a specific character's page; it should list other characters based on the same person.

1) Character
2) Other instances
3) Based on the same person
(Primarily sub-grouped by their related instances; but the groupings retain the order of their respective first works' release date)

Examples of some characters in different works, but based on the same character.

Bachou Mouki
Ryuubi Gentoku
Chouryou Bun'en

Shouldn't it be a mandatory for fan fictions to get the proper character_Based_on_fictional_Person or character_Based_on_real_Person
If the fan fiction has used a fictional character, that is based on a real person in their source material, what tag(s) would should it get?
Shouldn't it be the latter or perhaps both?

I'm asking because I feel adding these tags to fan fictions would allow people to better filter search results.
#1149 by Ileca
2022-02-19 at 20:30
< report >Asking for three new filters:
*on the user /posts, a way to find only the threads they have opened. (As a mod, a way to list their deleted posts would be useful.) Edit: it could be a new "Browse threads »" appended to "Browse posts »".
*on the discussion board, a way to filter by users (optionally by dates while we are at it) and to search inside a thread. Especially useful to search for jurisprudence.Last modified on 2022-02-19 at 22:39
#1150 by marvn
2022-02-20 at 00:45
< report >Text is not very readable looking at titles in grid mode in search with a lighter theme [I'm using Little Busters! (pink) theme]. Fixed it using

.vngrid>div:hover>a, .vngrid>div.noimage>a {
background-color: rgba(255,255,255,0.7);