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sothis

  • Seattle
  • Joined May 23, 2002
  • 35 / F

Hi there! I'm a not-so-normal girl living in Seattle, WA. I work for a software company as a writer of developer documentation, but my background is computer science and programming. In my spare time I enjoy video games, especially console RPGs such as my obsession, Dragon Quest (or old school PC ones such as Ultima aka best games ever, or Sierra adventure classics), anime (duh!), sci fi, movies, my cats, and various other geekery.

I'm Anime-Planet's creator and admin, having built the site in 2001 in a quest to learn MySQL, before becoming the behemoth it is today. Anime-Planet was and is still run by a small handful of volunteers, even though we reach millions of users a month, so a great deal of my time is still spent creating features, running the project, training moderators, etc. If you're interested in helping support the site, check out this link :)

Contacting me:

As much as I'd like to be able to reply to each person who contacts me, I spend the vast majority of all free time working on the site and getting features out the door, so I rarely ever have time to read or reply to comments I get here. Most of the questions I get here are site-related questions that we have teams of moderators or forum sections to help with, and if there were less of those here in the profile, I'd have more time to reply to other comments.

Please make sure you read these notes and link suggestions for the most common site questions I get here. Another way to get in touch is in chat in the evenings, but I'd point you to the same links below if it's site questions. ;)

Thanks for stopping by! And now, enjoy some creepy amazing gifs...

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Drahken Nov 2, 2007

"...we want it to look consistent and high quality..."

Heh, wanting it to look high quality was why I edited it in the first place. :p

If you could get whoever maitains the image generating script you use to disable chroma subsampling (set it to 4:4:4 or 1x1, 1x1, 1x1, depending on the individual script), it would make all the generated image look much better, and without bloating the filesize the way using PNG would. Aside from doing my nick in shadow (which was actually an accident, but it look good, so....), making all the colors stay nice & bright was really the only reason I bothered to customize mine.

Drahken Nov 2, 2007

Yeah, I know about the dynamic updating bit. However, my list won't get updated often enough for it to be an issue, and I have a template setup so that i can manually update my custom sig in just a few seconds. I can just update my profile, copy the updated sig, slap my customized nick & enhanced colorboxes over it, save it, and upload it over the old custom sig in less than a minute. The updating my profile part takes longer. ;)

 Setting up my profile initially wasn't too bad, but what was a royal pain was figuring out the number of eps for the partial series (ones I'd dropped, stalled, or am in the progress of watching), especially since many of those were years ago. :-\

LuChi Nov 2, 2007

thanx you ^^

Drahken Nov 2, 2007

The pic is from a ghost rider comic, one set in the old west. Thought it'd be interesting, but it was just lame. I did get a nice scene or two from it for sig pics though.

 Figured out the anime list thing, but there's a flaw with it. There's no "neutral" setting, aside from not touching it. There were several that I clicked thinking it was a different series, then couldn't set it back to blank.  Hard to choose "want to watch" or "won't watch" when you know nothing about the series.  :-\

btw, I made an ehanced version of my sig:  http://allspark.net/cypherswipe/anime-planet-sig.jpg

factualpuddle Nov 2, 2007

hiiii^_^ thank you for the comment, i'll work on my bio and get an avatar when i get home. (^_^)b