Introducing custom character lists

Discussion in 'Site Announcements' started by sothis, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. sothis

    sothis Overlord Staff Member

    Posted by sothis on Jan 22, 2013
    #1
    I'd like to introduce the V1 version of custom character lists. There's some things I'd like to add in the future, please keep in mind that this is the initial version :)

    You can add character lists the same way you add anime/manga lists:

    1. You need to have the character in your profile already, either as love or hate
    2. Go to your 'lists' tab in your profile
    3. Click the new button to add a character list

    By default, 'loves' are displayed. To show hates, you need to click the hate button and 'apply filter'. The filter bar is a bit of a hack right now (and was the easiest option to get in place quickly - still took 2 days @_@). There's no toggle yet, so if you want to switch back to loves from hates, make sure 'hates' isn't selected/green, and then click loves/apply filter. Right now there's no way to display both loves/hates at once.

    Beyond that, you can order them as usual, just like anime/manga lists.

    Things I know about/would like to add in the future:

    1. Better filters like on the character browse, to filter by tags/hair color/etc (this might take awhile to add but I'd like to eventually)

    2. Some sort of hover to show you the image/anime the characters are in, while creating your list. This is not a small task - for now, I suggest having another tab open to your love/hate list, so you can easily see which chars you're adding

    3. Better url strings for any custom list

    Also, the lists aren't showing up right now in the CHARACTER entries. I'll work on that next.

    I hope you enjoy this new feature, took me awhile to do. :) If you like the feature, please consider donating to the site. The site isn't doing well $-wise, ad money isn't plentiful and we're basically breaking even on being able to just keep the servers/bills running. This makes it really difficult to move the site forward, makes it impossible to upgrade the servers when needed, etc. Anything you can donate helps a lot!

    And finally, I leave you with my first custom list, as promised on facebook/twitter ;)

    Characters I want to punch in the face for being so abrasively annoying - by sothis
     
  2. randomredneck

    randomredneck Well-Known Member

    Ooh, fun. I've been wanting to make a "Rednecks Most Despised Characters" list. Now I can!
     
  3. Funari

    Funari New Member

    Posted by Funari on Jan 22, 2013
    #3
    Oh, man. So many things I can think of doing with this. Thanks, sothis. Definitely a new favorite feature.
     
  4. sothis

    sothis Overlord Staff Member

    Posted by sothis on Jan 22, 2013
    #4
    I do apologize for how crappy it is when making the lists, without images/etc. Definitely something I'd like to add asap, just wanted to get it out the door first :) (and with another tab open to your chars list, it makes it easier)
     
  5. sothis

    sothis Overlord Staff Member

    Posted by sothis on Jan 22, 2013
    #5
    I think I may also add love functionality for custom lists (all types), maybe even commenting
     
  6. About7Narwhal

    About7Narwhal New Member

    Thanks for putting this together, I am sure it took a lot of time and effort.
     
  7. sothis

    sothis Overlord Staff Member

    Posted by sothis on Jan 22, 2013
    #7
    that it did :) would apprec if everyone could spread the word and tell your friends about the feature!
     
  8. sothis

    sothis Overlord Staff Member

    Posted by sothis on Jan 22, 2013
    #8
    I may also finally add a 'reason' field for each list item, and display it plus more info about the entry (anime info, char info, etc) on the view list pages
     
  9. DontStay

    DontStay New Member

    Posted by DontStay on Jan 23, 2013
    #9
    ^ I'd like that. We had this feature in the past for our top 5 anime didn't we :)
     
  10. sothis

    sothis Overlord Staff Member

    Posted by sothis on Jan 23, 2013
    #10
    Only 4 replies from the entire site! :( I thought more people would be excited about this feature, it gets requested a lot
     
  11. tootalls

    tootalls Well-Known Member

    Posted by tootalls on Jan 23, 2013
    #11
    The character list is interfering with the anime list. when I select another page of anime selections, it randomly shows characters I liked
     
  12. diogork

    diogork New Member

    Posted by diogork on Jan 23, 2013
    #12
    *.* don't worry sothis overlord-sama
    After exame's season people will start paying more attention :D
    I already have 3 character lists I want to do:

    Most anoying
    Most Kawai
    and (drum rolls pls) EPIC ( . )( . ) XD
     
  13. tootalls

    tootalls Well-Known Member

    Posted by tootalls on Jan 23, 2013
    #13
    that last list can go on for days my man
     
  14. sothis

    sothis Overlord Staff Member

    Posted by sothis on Jan 23, 2013
    #14
  15. tootalls

    tootalls Well-Known Member

    Posted by tootalls on Jan 23, 2013
    #15
    good work, have alot of ideas. on character list but then I noticed that there were already anime and manga list here to. I never seen them before so it's all just as new to me as the character list.
     
  16. GodzillaGus

    GodzillaGus Member

    its a great addition. sorry for not being so vocal about it. i usually lurk the threads but wanted to make it clear that your work is appreciated. love this site and dont know of any others like it. the lifetime bar is by far my favourite feature.
     
  17. Nicknames

    Nicknames Well-Known Member

    Posted by Nicknames on Jan 23, 2013
    #17
    Thanks for this new feature, it's awesome ^^ (and thanks for taking out the 5 lists limit)
     
  18. PinkyIvan

    PinkyIvan New Member

    Posted by PinkyIvan on Jan 23, 2013
    #18
  19. jtir123

    jtir123 New Member

    Posted by jtir123 on Jan 23, 2013
    #19
    Messed with it a bit. Great feature =)
     
  20. Awesome new feature! Thank you, Sothis :)
     

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