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The species category could certainly use an overhaul; it's all over the place. There's an old announcement about it being removed altogether -- which, while I like the feature, might be easier than fixing it. And I mean it works, more or less, it's just weird that "German shepherd" is separated from "dog" and "crow" from "corvid," as well as mixing some fantasy species in with mundane species (gryphon and phoenix under Avian) while having a separate Fantasy category.

And while I'm at it, foxes just get "Fennec," "Fox," and "Vulpine (Other)?" Not even "Kitsune?" : p Plus without qualification "fox" technically refers to all vulpines anyway making the other two labels redundant...

But I kind of guess fixing this would be messy to apply retroactively to the billions of submissions already there.
 

Stratelier

Well-Known Member
But I kind of guess fixing this would be messy to apply retroactively to the billions of submissions already there.
THAT is the main problem right there. I don't know when it received the last update (of any kind), but I do know that "gryphon" was added prior to its major overhaul and did not include any pre-existing submissions (except those manaually re-tagged by the submitter).

Ideally, category/genre/species/gender tagging should function as a keyword/tag filter -- you may notice that there are certain entries effectively duplicated between Genre and Species (e.g. Pokemon or Digimon) but they are nonetheless separate Browse filters.
 

Frank Gulotta

Send us your floppy
I'm wondering if we could have nested chains of comments like on the main site, it would improve the quality of life especially in the forum games section so much.
 

JuniperW

Birb Fanatic
And while I'm at it, foxes just get "Fennec," "Fox," and "Vulpine (Other)?" Not even "Kitsune?" : p Plus without qualification "fox" technically refers to all vulpines anyway making the other two labels redundant...
I also find it a little odd that foxes are grouped separately from canines for some reason, despite being in the same family.
 

Lutro

Writer
I also find it a little odd that foxes are grouped separately from canines for some reason, despite being in the same family.
If I were to take a stab in the dark guess as to why, I'd venture it's because that particular canine is so popular. So if it were lumped in with the rest, "canines" would just be "foxes" and all others would get buried.
 
I also find it a little odd that foxes are grouped separately from canines for some reason, despite being in the same family.
I'm actually very happy they did it that way. Foxes/vulpines are very different from dogs/canines, regardless of being classed in the same family. If the category were "canids" then it would technically be accurate to do so, but it would still feel off to me to lump them together.

What I would suggest would be the best way of sorting Vulpines specifically is
- Arctic fox
- Fennec
- Red fox
- Kitsune/Mythic fox
- Vulpine (Other)

Covers all the most popular species. However...

THAT is the main problem right there. I don't know when it received the last update (of any kind), but I do know that "gryphon" was added prior to its major overhaul and did not include any pre-existing submissions (except those manaually re-tagged by the submitter).

Ideally, category/genre/species/gender tagging should function as a keyword/tag filter -- you may notice that there are certain entries effectively duplicated between Genre and Species (e.g. Pokemon or Digimon) but they are nonetheless separate Browse filters.
...I use Browse so little I didn't even realise those had any relevance to it.

At any rate, my main concern was that if a "species" were removed -- like Doberman -- what would happen to submissions already labelled as such? Although I suppose no "species" need be removed -- Doberman, German Shepherd and Husky could be moved to a new category of "Dogs" and the current Dog "species" could be renamed to "Dogs (Other)".

How feasible would it be to change the filter to use tags?

AT ANY RATE

It's actually far more important to me that bizarre/extreme fetish material be better sequestered. A lot of strange stuff isn't even considered NSFW, so even setting the filter to "General" means that you're still going to run into a lot of stuff that the average person won't like. And a person can want to browse through erotica without wanting to see extreme BDSM and stuff -- or conversely they might want BDSM and be frustrated with a bunch of vnailla stuff. Also, it would be nice if violence and sex could be separated from each toher.

Kind of related, but folders for Favourites would also be really helpful. It would reduce the risk of people coming upon something that disturbs them when browsing through an otherwise congenial Favourites gallery as well as just make it a lot easier for everyone to enjoy their own and others' Favourites by focusing on what they're interested in.
 

Stratelier

Well-Known Member
At any rate, my main concern was that if a "species" were removed -- like Doberman -- what would happen to submissions already labelled as such? Although I suppose no "species" need be removed -- Doberman, German Shepherd and Husky could be moved to a new category of "Dogs" and the current Dog "species" could be renamed to "Dogs (Other)".

How feasible would it be to change the filter to use tags?
1 - If an option gets removed from the list it is incredibly simple to automatically re-tag any submissions that were using it (e.g. update pictures set species="Canine (other)" where species="Doberman"). Alongside that major overhaul of the "Species" list, there was also a major redundancy cleanup of the "Theme" list (i.e. each entry had separate tags for "General" and "Adult", independent of a submission's actual content label)
2 - That's more complicated. One intuitive benefit of the Theme/Species tags is having an "official spelling" of each tag -- in contrast, the Search function indexes keywords by exact spelling meaning even singular/plural words (e.g. "fox"/"foxes") are separate searches.
 

Shrodu

New Member
Please blacklist tags. This is a feature Steam has and I think Deviantart has it, too.

When I'm browsing for what I want, I often see disturbing and unsavory content that I find dissatisfaction. I'm getting tired of glancing at what I personally find disgusting and am surprised to see that this is not a feature yet.

Please implement this.
 

Tsaiwolf

Porn Engineer
Please blacklist tags. This is a feature Steam has and I think Deviantart has it, too.

When I'm browsing for what I want, I often see disturbing and unsavory content that I find dissatisfaction. I'm getting tired of glancing at what I personally find disgusting and am surprised to see that this is not a feature yet.

Please implement this.
1. Every furry gallery ever supports blacklisting tags. I also greatly want this.

2. Consider making the front page popular pieces instead. I'm not sure you remember when someone flooded it with zoophile porn but having it only show the most popular pieces of the day that would prevent such disasters from happening again.

3. Please support WebP! I would love to be able to upload WebP as well. It's much smaller and more efficient and supported by 95% of all current browsers. The FA server could generate a fallback jpeg for the 5%.

4. Instead of allowing reminders, have the ability to "bump" a submission at a max of twice a day. This way if someone clears the YCH from their submissions, it doesn't come back. Also bumping would prevent the need for reminders so that furries could simply bump a YCH instead of having to make a separate reminder pic and take more server space/resources in the process. It's also incredibly annoying when your submissions inbox regularly hits the 1000s and it's filled with reminders.

5. Threaded notes! Note search! <3

Thank you!
 

Flamingo

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
All good suggestions. I can only say I know blacklisting is a thing that is being worked on already. Otherwise, Dragoneer peeks in here often.
 

quoting_mungo

Well-Known Member
2. Consider making the front page popular pieces instead. I'm not sure you remember when someone flooded it with zoophile porn but having it only show the most popular pieces of the day that would prevent such disasters from happening again.
While trolls throwing up shock imagery is bad, popularity is a pretty objectively bad default view filter. To the best of my knowledge, no one has as of yet worked out a sorting algorithm that will display content fairly with such a filter. Most options will end up with the artists who least need extra exposure (because they already have a sizeable following) getting most of the front page time. Which is... not great.

Not saying they don't deserve their work to be seen, of course, but someone who just created their account and isn't using it in bad faith deserves it just as much. No one should have to fight an algorithm to get to have some 5-30 (assuming art, which generally moves hella fast) seconds on the front page.
 

Tsaiwolf

Porn Engineer
I just find the content on the front page is commonly made fun of because it's just not good 90% of the time. The fact there's zero popular filters is weird. I really like how InkBunny does it. I don't think many people discover things on the front page they usually use the browse feature such as myself. Making a most views this week or something like that would be better I think or allow users to build the front page out of widgets such as: "Popular Art in last 7 days", "Popular Music in last month", "Recent art that matches general male" etc. That would be epic. But that would be a bit of coding but a custom home page would be pretty epic for logged in users. It could be an FA+ feature.
 

Foxridley

A fox named Ridley
The species category could certainly use an overhaul; it's all over the place. There's an old announcement about it being removed altogether -- which, while I like the feature, might be easier than fixing it. And I mean it works, more or less, it's just weird that "German shepherd" is separated from "dog" and "crow" from "corvid," as well as mixing some fantasy species in with mundane species (gryphon and phoenix under Avian) while having a separate Fantasy category.

And while I'm at it, foxes just get "Fennec," "Fox," and "Vulpine (Other)?" Not even "Kitsune?" : p Plus without qualification "fox" technically refers to all vulpines anyway making the other two labels redundant...

But I kind of guess fixing this would be messy to apply retroactively to the billions of submissions already there.
I like the idea of having a separate species tag field rather than the current "pick one" menu, that allows people to enter multiple species of their own. This would make it useful for art featuring multiple species, breeds/species to which multiple labels might apply (e.g. [dog], [German shepherd]), uncommon/custom species that might not be on a pre-selected list, and hybrids.
 
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Shrodu

New Member
Notifications on DA are better. If there's something I don't want to see, one click and its gone.

FA, I have to select the images I don't want,scroll to the bottom of the page, and remove. DA also has the remove feature at the top.

Mobile notifications are worse. You have to hold your finger on the item you're tired of to bring up your browser menu, exit out of that, THEN you see the check box to select the item to remove.

This could be simpler. Though it just gives me the urge to nuke it all.
 

Vinfang

Indie Game Artist / Telegram: vinfang
An update list of interests (tv show/books), hobbies, social media platforms ( some options are looking dated, it'll be nice to have newer ones, itch.io / Artstation / Amino / Webtoon / Vrchat, etc)
 
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