Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by caitikoi, Jun 17, 2016.
Where's the love for the humble antelope
Antelope, you say? Tell me of this delicious treat!
Well ah believe it comes from South Africa and it eats rodents flies n koalas for a livin
Antelope is on there, under "Bovid - Antelope"
Yeah, but how many people are really going "Where's all my Bovids at?" when they look for species. We are looking at modifying the list, and have some notes written down to try to filter down things in a more natural flow (e.g. "What are users looking for?" not "What do WE THINK users are looking for?")
True, but in all fairness, I never wrote the list.
I read the users question as, "where is it/why isn't it on there", so I just opted to note it was actually on the list.
I wrote the list as it stands on FA. What seemed like a good idea at the time turned out to be... not so great in retrospect.
The dinosaur list is confusing, because it is divided into 'theropod' and 'sauropod', but there are dinosaurs which belong to neither of these groups, like the ornithischians.
The fundamental split between dinosaurs that most palaeontologists recognise is between Ornithischian 'bird hipped' and Saurischian 'lizard hipped' dinosaurs.
Oh I know, and fair enough to be looking at bringing it more up to date and easier to work with.
Dinosaurs will be merged back into one group since most people don't know the difference, and it just makes more sense that people want to look up dinosaur art in general.
Dinosaurs will never replace the Dino Nuggets though
Guinea pigs are missing, too. This pernicious anti-cavyism has gone on too long!
Could there be a category for mythical creatures? Mythical > Dragon, Mythical > Gryphon etc.
For the Exotic Species, how about something like Fairy. Maybe either call it "Fairy", "Faerie", or even "Fae" would be a good Exotic species to list.
Anyone who has been to a big convention lately will tell you that there are Sabertooths EVERYWHERE! I have seen cons where they were more common than wolves. How about taking Sabers out of the "Other" category and give them their own listing?
Wondering if Droid/Robot might be considered a species...
there's not enough deers in my opinion x3
I have a few suggestions for the species list:
1) Favor generality over specificity, there are so many dissections of things I never draw and so few options for the things I do.
2) Perhaps offer an additional textbox for "other" so users can write something in. A lot of work, I know, but you might get some useful diagnostics rather than guessing.
3) Change "Kaiju/Monster" back to "Monster" and just add the species "Kaiju". I draw a bunch of monsters and precisely zero of them are Kaiju
1 and 3 - Precisely, "kaiju" means specifically "giant city-destroying-sized monster". Godzilla. Pacific Rim. etc.
Separate names with a comma.