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something in how the site responds to booru browsers is not working correctly. I’ve tried a number of booru browsers on iphone and all of them generally come back with “there was an error communicating with the site”. If this could get looked at at some point that would be great.

Also the mobile version of the site (at least for me) is a jumble of overlapping frames that occasionally rearranges itself when scrolling up and down. It’s pretty chaotic.

forsaken621-2 said:
something in how the site responds to booru browsers is not working correctly. I’ve tried a number of booru browsers on iphone and all of them generally come back with “there was an error communicating with the site”. If this could get looked at at some point that would be great.

Isn't it just that e621 provides neither the danbooru V1 api nor the danbooru V2 api, but its own thing? IIRC that was the admin response when others made this complaint previously.

TonyCoon

Former Staff

thiggy said:
On another note

I wloud like to see who uploaded posts here again because there's, alot of artists here that exclusively post here and it wloud be much easier if I had a simple link to there account instead of trying to go threw bullshit tags.

Agreed, I often used the uploader name/link to get to an artist's account if they're the one posting their own art.

Comment vote status display is not currently working.. I guess this might be a CSS problem? Anyway, after voting on a comment, I cannot see whether I have voted (neither of the arrows next to the comment change color).

Browser etc: FF 74.0, Arch Linux x86_64

I just hit the fav cap and am distraught over what to do. I can't use the site for what I use it for anymore.

tonycoon said:
Agreed, I often used the uploader name/link to get to an artist's account if they're the one posting their own art.

I think it's stupid honestly like that's a basic website function how the fuck do you remove or forget about it

savageorange said:
Isn't it just that e621 provides neither the danbooru V1 api nor the danbooru V2 api, but its own thing? IIRC that was the admin response when others made this complaint previously.

I don’t know if it’s possible to get the dambooru v2 api back, but i would greatly appreciate it if so.

I prefer the booru browsers over the website because all my browsing is done via smart phone and the booru browsers automatically resize pictures and provide all relevant info in a UI interface that’s fairly intuitive, and designed specifically to fit on smart phone screens. It makes wandering through the million pics on here a lot easier.

thiggy said:
On another note

I wloud like to see who uploaded posts here again because there's, alot of artists here that exclusively post here and it wloud be much easier if I had a simple link to there account instead of trying to go threw bullshit tags.

Agreed, but apparently it's more important to the circlejerk that you see who approved the image so you can bow to them and thank them that they did so. Nobody cares about artists. /s

PS: Add this to your adblocker to opt out of the circlejerk and remove the useless approver field, which is 99% Mario anyway:

e621.net###post-information > ul > li:nth-of-type(6)

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blacklistbaron said:
Nobody cares about artists.

The artist(s) are still on prominent display at the top of the tag list. The uploader is often not the artist here.

blacklistbaron said: Add this to your adblocker to opt out of the circlejerk and remove the useless approver field

Don't actually do this, because it'll also get rid of the 6th line in the post information even on posts that have the uploader name.
So, in unapproved posts, it would probably get rid of the line with the image size and resolution.

I don't get what the fuck the obsession with uploader's name is about. The artist's name is still right there. It literally does not matter who uploaded what image.

There are just a couple of changes with sets that bother me:
1-Now sets are sorted by date of upload, but I'm pretty sure it didn't used to.
2-When adding something to a set the page used to tell you if it was already in the set. EDIT:I'm talking about the popup message. You can know whether it's in a set or not.

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tonycoon said:
Agreed, I often used the uploader name/link to get to an artist's account if they're the one posting their own art.

thiggy said:
I think it's stupid honestly like that's a basic website function how the fuck do you remove or forget about it

A workaround to this is going into the Tag/Desc history of a post and then scroll down to see the first user who has added tags which of course will be the uploader. It's complicated and stupid compared to before but it works.

watsit said:
The artist(s) are still on prominent display at the top of the tag list. The uploader is often not the artist here.

Good job not understanding a joke and misquoting me at the same time by removing the pretty obvious /s at the end of my original post.

I don't know if this is a good place to put this, but I found no other before coming here, so this is a suggestion. Can we get the ability to have the tags in the web address like before with the option of the 'e621' to be alongside it as well as not? It felt fluid, to me at least, than numbers with the artists name.

I think someone mentioned something like this a while ago, but can we please bring back the ability for the upload page to remember your inputs when you go back in history (and make the sources section use the traditional text box to lessen clicks and make the process easier).

I accidentally clicked on "wiki" while trying to upload an artist's WIP image and it was next to completely blank once I returned. And something like this happened the second time; the first time was when my craptop made Chrome crash. Perhaps add a function that makes e621 remember your upload progress like Google Docs?

Edit: Another thing. By any chance we could have the tag bar on the landing page have the same list of tags dropping down as well, to make finding specific ones sooner and easier?

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sins_and_virtues said:
I think someone mentioned something like this a while ago, but can we please bring back the ability for the upload page to remember your inputs when you go back in history (and make the sources section use the traditional text box to lessen clicks and make the process easier).

The upload form is build through javascript instead of plain HTML. Browsers can typically "remember" text in plain HTML text boxes, but they don't seem to be able to remember text in javascript-constructed text boxes. I doubt that they'll want to redesign the upload form just to "fix" a browser quirk.

I've been missing the old single text box for sources as well, having to click a button to add extra source fields is somewhat annoying.

For the profile page:
-Why are uploads not horizontally alligned? The work for fixing this is already done really, just gotta change the div class to "horizontal-section"
-Add some padding to the username
-Add some padding to the profile image
-Give profile images have the same rounded corners post previews do (this one is global, no just in the profile page)

For some reason user bios are squished into a tall, narrow box on the right-hand side of the screen, with a giant empty space in the middle.

I’m actually pretty glad the site got updated. After all, it was pretty outdated at this point. It worked as much as Windows 95 program runs in Windows 10; perfectly, but lacking the current features that many are used to on other sites. I’ve had an account here since 2011, and there wasn’t much different from then; 8 years later. So I’d say a change was desperately needed. I’ve been on many a sites where they’ve made changes that were catastrophic; and without notice to the average user.
With how much traffic this site gets now vs. 2011; a newer system was needed just to handle the increase.

The only wish I have is a custom styling form similar to tumblr. Or a cheatsheet for css tags that can be modified and how.

For new uploads, can you please make the source lines 1 multi-line box like before instead of individual lines?

For anyone uploading multiple images from the same source page or posted on different websites, it's a massive pain to cut and paste each source instead of just pasting them all at once like we could before. Currently I find it easier to just check "no source available" then edit and paste the sources after the images upload.

Genjar

Former Staff

It would be nice if the 'Comments' search still showed the post stats under the thumb. It was useful in various ways, such as seeing at glance if someone's messed with the post rating.

..also, it'd help differentiate those from the user thumbnails. Currently it can get kind of confusing, especially if some posts are hidden due to the blacklist (since there's no placeholders for those anymore).

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Is this where we request UI-related changes?

There's so much low-hanging fruit. This is what I remembered on the spot. I only set out to mention two requests, but I kept remembering my usability issues with the site.

Editing Post Tags

Can the tag edit area where ratings are selected provide a link to e621:ratings like the upload page does?

In the tag edit area, can Edit Reason be changed to Edit Reason (optional)? Some users don't seem to know that based on their tag edit history. No one needs to see or provide reasons like "added a tag" when that's self-evident. I just found a user who has so far provided a reason for all their edits.

Editing Wikis

When in the wiki edit page (https://e621.net/wiki_pages/#####/edit), can the Edit button between History and Report be removed? It effectively reloads the live version of the open wiki. I once mistakenly clicked that and lost hours of work. That button doesn't really have a purpose once you're already editing the wiki anyway.

When editing wikis, can the Edit Reason box have its size increased? It's very easy to say more than the box shows, which makes revising that difficult. Can this edit reason have and display an allotted character limit? The wiki history page (https://e621.net/wiki_page_versions?search[wiki_page_id]=####) really is not formatted for long wiki edit reasons (not a current request, just saying). Can this edit reason be previewed after pressing the preview button?

When editing wikis, can the Edit Tag button between Posts (#######) and History be renamed to something more intuitive like Change Namespace or Change Tag Type? Can something similar be done for the Tag search page (https://e621.net/tags)?

Blips

What happened to the active character count and limit when typing new blips (https://e621.net/blips/new)? Don't blips still have a character limit? Can that functionality be restored?

Tag Autocomplete

Can the home page (https://e621.net/) have tag autocomplete added to the search box, please? Its exclusion makes it inferior to the search box on the Posts page (https://e621.net/posts), which means I'd rather do all my searches from there.

Can the tag autocomplete list also provide links to tag wikis? The standard ? would be fine, but (wiki) should be better. I have on many occasions opened a tag search in a new tab from the autocomplete list just for a guaranteed wiki link on the new page (and no more typing).

Tag autocomplete is good, but it often lists plenty of unhelpful (and overzealous) aliased tags. Burying desired tags under, frankly, unhelpful "spam" defeats the purpose of autocomplete. I would like these aliased tags relocated from the top of the autocomplete list if not removed entirely, at least for shorter autocompleted strings.

A good example is typing out non-mammal_breasts. We really don't have many non* tags as non* isn't common e621 tag syntax, and non-mammal breasts will have the most posts of the non* tags anyway, so it should always be at the top of the autocomplete list just from typing non. Instead, the autocomplete shows:

non anthropomorphic -> feral
non humanoid humanoid penis -> humanoid penis
non-colored -> monochrome
non-furry -> not furry
non-mammal breasts
noncon -> forced
non-mammal balls
noname55
nonbinary (lore)
non-mammal nipples

Arguably, users who know a bit about e621 tags and our tagging syntax won't even think of the first four autocomplete results. Seeing those aliases in the autocomplete list only benefits a tiny, tiny fraction of e621 users. I can't conceive how the non humanoid humanoid penis result helps anyone ever. I would say that showing noncon -> forced is valuable, however. This probably requires several iterations to get it right, but the process should be started.

Genjar

Former Staff

abadbird said:
h6. Editing Wikis
When in the wiki edit page (https://e621.net/wiki_pages/#####/edit), can the Edit button between History and Report be removed? It effectively reloads the live version of the open wiki. I once mistakenly clicked that and lost hours of work. That button doesn't really have a purpose once you're already editing the wiki anyway.

I already complained about it on Discord, but definitely seconding this. I don't even know how many times I've clicked the wrong Edit by reflex, and ended up losing all of my work.

Hey, on the serpents theme the text for the suggestions from the search bar are dark green text on a dark blue background, its incredible hard to see. Could suggestion background be like a bright yellow or maybe just a bright blue?

This is purely a stylistic suggestion, but I've been using this tweak for a bit on my own end (in the screenshots I added box shadow: 0px 0px 26px -18px #000; to the class article.post)), and I feel like adding that half opaque shadow gave the site more depth and made it easier on the eyes:

https://imgur.com/a/yk2nPH3