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Deleted 10 years, 10 months ago at Nov 27 14:05 -
yeah but if we couild get the anime section purged of all roleplaying and then start a role playing section it could solve a small problem
The Flagship 10 years, 10 months ago at Nov 27 19:10 -
This isn't a site for roleplaying though. There are probably hundreds of roleplaying websites out there.
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Deleted 10 years, 9 months ago at Nov 28 14:39 -
yeah we know liten im trying to solve the problems but it takes longer than you would think
The Flagship 10 years, 9 months ago at Nov 29 0:23 -
What do you mean you're trying to solve the problem? Are you making all of the non-contributers leave listal?
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Deleted 10 years, 9 months ago at Nov 30 14:03 -
kinda but if that will fix it all then sure ill start doing that
Manling 10 years, 9 months ago at Nov 30 18:14 -
Suggestion: How about a tab for paintball/airsoft?

BTW some really good game suggestions here.
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Uber 10 years, 9 months ago at Dec 1 7:21 -
Suggestion: How about a tab for paintball/airsoft?


Do you mean as a forum area or a way of keeping a list of your gear?

'Cause if want to keep track you should join the Special Ops Brigade
Here's my brigade page
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Deleted 10 years, 9 months ago at Dec 3 14:07 -
so just tell me how i can help
The Flagship 10 years, 9 months ago at Dec 3 18:52 -
Stop visiting the groups section of listal unless you are going to generate a discussion about your interests. Write more reviews and rate more items - I notice you have rated a lot of books that you like, how about rating a few that you don't like? Same goes for films and music.

More importantly, try to get all of your ninja friends to do the same.
The Flagship 10 years, 9 months ago at Dec 8 19:17 -
I think I spotted a bug Tom. When I click on the Friends tab, I see recent activity by my friends and the most recent reviews there are by people who aren't actually on my friends list!

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Raven 10 years, 9 months ago at Dec 10 6:58 -
I'm having the same problem.
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Deleted 10 years, 9 months ago at Dec 18 7:03 -
When did this new header go up? It's crazy cool.
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Deleted 10 years, 9 months ago at Dec 18 8:55 -
Since yesterday, I guess. It's Christmas styled. Great Work, Tom!
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Tom 10 years, 9 months ago at Dec 19 18:24 -
Glad you like it, I've added a new one now ;)
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Deleted 10 years, 9 months ago at Dec 20 1:32 -
I have a 'new' that should be impaling that snowman. :P
Apreche 10 years, 9 months ago at Dec 20 21:08 -
The Facebook application is ok, but I think you're going about it the wrong way. Don't try to duplicate the functionality of listal within Facebook. Just make a simple app that shows people's recently added items on their profile page. That's all that is necessary.
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Tom 10 years, 9 months ago at Dec 21 0:20 -
Most of the popular facebook applications allow you to do stuff within facebook though, I thought that was the point of the facebook applications. If it's just showing the latest added items it's not really an application just a widget.

I must admit it was annoying trying to convert an existing application to work with facebook which is why I have not continued with it. I am thinking about a different strategy of development and I might releasing an application which is the entire site rather than separated into sections. I could also release just a widget application as you say and see if people are interested in just that.
Apreche 10 years, 9 months ago at Dec 21 3:28 -
I definitely think the widget would be best, maybe with a few added features. Whatever you do, there definitely should be something that people can display in their profiles where other people will see it. This will attract new people to listal.

I am not a heavy facebook user, so take what I say with salt grains. However, these are the features I would like to see in a listal facebook app.

Allow me to display my stuff in my profile. A nice grid of images works. Allow it to be customized. So let me decide if I want to show my 10 newest things, or maybe my 10 highest rated things, 5 highest rated books and 15 newest DVDs, every item on my wanted lists, etc.

Allow other people to click and go to my listal profile.

Allow people to recommend things to me.

Maybe make it send those little facebook messages to people when I add stuff to my collection or wanted list.

Anyway, I do think that reimplementing the site on facebook is rather silly.
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Deleted 10 years, 9 months ago at Dec 21 19:49 -
Deactivated account or not, I may add a few words. It seems like a widget or two - they don't allow the ones you've already concocted, Tom? - will ne necessary. In addition, the ability for someone to operate an account on facebook will be fair for those who'd rather use the social website than take a link. You could also put it on if you already own an account, converting your items over through a simple logging in. It's fair to both those who have Listal accounts and those who'd like to add one but only use it on facebook. It seems silly, but people have their preferences. That and anything that appeals to the consumer is more likely to spread by word of mouth.
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Deleted 10 years, 8 months ago at Dec 31 21:01 -
okay assualt i try that just there aren't that many books or movies i dont like
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Deleted 10 years, 8 months ago at Dec 31 21:03 -
ok then
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Deleted 10 years, 8 months ago at Dec 31 21:03 -
oh and tom can you please move thread 4558 i think it is out of anime and into movies its abotu snakes on plane
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Deleted 10 years, 8 months ago at Dec 31 21:17 -
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Deleted 10 years, 8 months ago at Jan 1 23:29 -
and tom please purge the anime section of all the role playing threads. if you accidently purge my story im posting i can repost it but i think all of listal needs to be purged and if you could set up administrators for each sectioin then that would be great becuase then i could purge the anime section my self if i was choosen to be an admin but if not you could get the one you do choose for anime to purge it thank you for listening eleceted leader of the anime section koji out
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Deleted 10 years, 8 months ago at Jan 1 23:34 -
actualy tom i just thought that mabey you could put all the role playing threads in the random disscussion section
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Deleted 10 years, 8 months ago at Jan 2 10:20 -
Aren't you able to change the section when editing a thread? I think you can. It's just a matter of directing the others to do so.
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Deleted 10 years, 8 months ago at Jan 2 19:17 -
yeah well i one of my advisers gave me a great idea some of you guys might not like it but it would fix my problem and some of the other young writers problems. what if we made a fanfiction section? What do you guys say?
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Deleted 10 years, 8 months ago at Jan 2 21:10 -
that sounds goood
The Flagship 10 years, 8 months ago at Jan 3 15:46 -
Fan fiction is an excuse to be unoriginal, trite and generally lazy as a writer. If you want to become a better writer, think of novel concepts, characters and ideas.

Considering none of your 'advisors' are capable of detailed, constructive criticism or any type of useful feedback, a fanfiction section would be an absolutely horrible idea.
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Prelude 10 years, 8 months ago at Jan 3 17:35 -
After all the custom lists I've worked on over in this thread, with many of the classics having to be added manually, here are suggestions I've noticed that are in dire need:

1. Allow to only add YEAR for release. I end up giving all old games where I can only find its year of release a date of 12/31/.... just because the system wont let me add year only.

2. It's 2008. please add 2008 to list of options from pull-down. Heck, add 2009 and 2010 as well, as some upcoming games have such expected release dates.

3. Perhaps add TBA option for date, for any upcoming games where date is unknown?

4. please please allow us to add Publisher and Developer to game entries. :)

5. Add localization in same area where we specify platform, and only allow certain options to be selected (NTSC or PAL for Consoles, and NA or UK for PC games). Right now, I add this info (PAL or UK) to the title of the game but it would be nice to do this without cluttering up the title.

6. Add pre-selected drop-down master list of platform for game edits and when adding new games. don't let others guess if it's DOS, Windows or PC Games. or if it's Xbox360 or Xbox 360. or if its NES or Famicom and NES. Pick a list, make it a master list of platforms, and games have to be in one of those categories only.

7. in regards to the previous suggestion, there is a nasty bug that occurs with more frequency. When items get added thru the amazon search feature, it sometimes forces an update to the listal database for that item, and changes the platform from PC Games to PC, or from Playstation Portable to Sony PSP. Items in my collection regularly keep flipping platforms and I have to go and edit to fix it.

8. several improvements to custom lists:
- make bigger lists load quicker. after about 50, it comes to a crawl
- easier to delete items and re-order items in a list. try having a 75 item list and delete and re-order things on them :(
- add custom notes to list items? It used to be possible in old old version of listal, but not anymore.
- show date right below platform in list-mode; it would make sorting manually by chrono-order so much easier.

9. several improvements to SEARCH feature. search is too basic right now and limited. try searching for SIMS and finding the xbox version. its a nightmare. here are some things i noticed:
- can't search for anything less than 3 characters long. exacmple, search for Call of Duty 2, and it will show ALL call of duty series (the '2' is ignored)
- give us options to filter search results (by platform, by year, etc..)
- plural words are ignored; if I search for 'truck' it doesn't show any results that has 'trucks' in it. it should show partial results if a word is over 4 or 5 characters long.
- one particular search fucked me over good (pardon my french). It seems all Amazon.com entries for RollerCoaster Tycoon were added with a space.. Roller Coaster. Searching for RollerCoaster Tycoon only showed me the UK versions, so I went and manually added all the proper titles manually, and only by fluke did i find out that there was lots of 'Roller Coaster' entries in the database. Well now I had created a bunch of dupes (more on that later), had to manually fix up the amazon incorrect spelling and cursed why listal couldn't instead use a google-style search that says things like 'did you mean Roller Coaster?' I fear other titles now. Is there a SimCity and Sim City in the database? :)
- another major gripe i have with the Search is the Amazon database part of it; if you search for something using the amazon option, it adds EVERY SINGLE result to listal's database. I searched for something on Final Fantasy on Amazon, and it added over 80 items such as Final Fantasy posters and Final Fantasy figurines from Amazon to listal. I then added manually Final Fantasy II (which is a Japanese only release, not in listal or amazon), and it shows up at the end of all results when searching for Final Fantasy (page 15 or so it was, after all posters and figurines and sticker books). I was patient enough to rename every one of those items from Final Fantasy to 'FF' just so it cleans up the search results. So maybe make it so I can (by default) weed out all with 'no platform set' which typcially means amazon crap-ware and not a true game.

10. on topic of duplicates, I started to add (duplicate) and sometimes post image that says 'duplicate' for anything that is clearly a dupe in the database, but if there was some automated way where users can report a dupe, give address of proper title, and if approved by Tom or moderator, it would delete the dupe and switch everyone who has the dupe listed to the proper entry, including reviews, tags, and ratings, that would be awesome. Dupes are a big pain in the arse lately.

11. and final suggestion. instead of just showing game 'favorites', perhaps show all 'custom lists' that game belongs to, with a link to that custom list. it would be it nice to see 'Police Quest series' list on every Police Quest game entry, and make it easier to find all related items without always relying on the deficient search option.

ok, i'm spent. but i had to document all the issues/gripes/suggestions i thought of last 2 weeks while i was heavily adding and editing game entries.
The Flagship 10 years, 8 months ago at Jan 3 18:02 -
Agree with every one of those suggestions. Particularly regarding the search function. You said it would take too long to implement new search parameters but nobody is using 56k internet anymore! I have to have perfect spelling in most cases to have a hope in hell of finding something and if I make a typo or don't include a space between two words (aptly pointed out by Prelude) it never finds anything.

Other suggestion is on the moderators who were never added. Anything going to happen with that?
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Deleted 10 years, 8 months ago at Jan 3 23:08 -
Things that have fucked me over (pardon Prelude's French once again):

1) 2 and II, 3 and III, 4 and IIII and IV

2) 'The Iliad Loeb' gives me volume 1 while 'Iliad Loeb' gives me 1 and 2 (albeit I and II).

3) Those 'Wario Land's and their lovely 'Warioland' pals.

4) The great convenience of searching 'book title publisher' when sometimes the publisher's present and sometimes he/she/it isn't.

5) The extra fifty-four artists of mine that don't seem to show up, for fact that three pages of OST artists have been eliminated in place of 'Various Artists' (by me) and yet the pages remain.

6) Searching by ratings comparisons when I should have none to begin with. I wonder if the ones I'm being compared to have my avatar on their Movies page?

7) The trinity of authors of age-old acclaim, J.K. Rowling, Jk Rowling, and J K Rowling. The last one pulls up all results for the first one.

Searching 'Aenima' brings up all entries in the accurate form '├ćnima'. I like this, very nice.
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Deleted 10 years, 8 months ago at Jan 4 19:59 -
hey tom here are some good ideas from one of my best advisers and hey assualt i have my own ideas i use fanfiction so i can expand apon my knowledge of writing and get better fo rmy personal book shtat i will get published
Here are the ideas tom:
2.For Tom: I could prefer to make a rank, looking like the VIP with the star, just it should say (star)(The Group you are an advisor on) (and in the end Advisor)

3.For Tom again: We could start deleting all the threads from anime that are more old than 5-12 months.

4.To the FAQ idea: We could also make a thing like in forums called a "Global Thread" so that for example posts are coming in regular threads and the FAQ Thread never goes down.
the only one i dont like is number three

Devious Phenomenon 10 years, 8 months ago at Jan 4 21:08 -
alright, simple suggestion... Writing Section(Must Be Literate At ALL Times In This Specific Thread) whether its a fan fict, an original, or just an idea gotten from another story, or a poem, a song, a play, whatever! anything that requires writing or typing that entertains something

heres another simple idea, Delete Anime thread for a few days, then bring it back up and start up fresh...

also, Fan Fictions are MOSTLY a bunch of idiots stealing and idea, warping it to a retarded form and then saying its godly(this goes for if they CONTINUE the story, starting fresh with one of ur original characters works just fine) BUT there are SOME fan fictions where somebody reads the manga or watches the show and when it ends they have a craving for more, and they write what they deire to happen on paper, the only good fanfics are the ones that have unexpected twists that dont TOTALLY throw the story off the road, instead they veer it back into the middle as u go along until u hit another unexpected twist
Devious Phenomenon 10 years, 8 months ago at Jan 4 21:09 -
but ive only seen about 5 of those, Koji's is included in that 5 ;P
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Deleted 10 years, 8 months ago at Jan 8 23:27 -
okay yama i thought you liked my fanfiction
Devious Phenomenon 10 years, 8 months ago at Jan 8 23:28 -
i did -_-' i said the only fan fictions that are actually good were 5 of them, urs included in that 5, the rest of the fan fictions are a bunch of immature brats making retarded morphed forms of the story(say making naruto sasuke's brotther and having kakashi be their father(ive read this one... pure crap...)
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Tom 10 years, 8 months ago at Jan 9 1:01 -
It would be better if separate threads were created for different suggestions, this thread is getting really confusing!

Sorry that I'm not responding to much right now but I am finishing off the latest site update.
Landon Sullivan 10 years, 7 months ago at Feb 9 4:16 -
is there any way 4 me to delete an unwanted video?
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Deleted 10 years, 7 months ago at Feb 9 14:24 -
If it's a video you uploaded, you can press the "delete" button.
If it's a video someone else uploaded, and there's something wrong with it, you can press the "report" button and it will be taken care of.
Both buttons are above the video marked with a red X.
Landon Sullivan 10 years, 7 months ago at Feb 9 17:45 -
ok, thanks DaleCooper
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GemLil 10 years, 7 months ago at Feb 10 19:31 -
Hello Tom, first time suggester, long time user.

Is there anyway we could list characters/actors/artists as well as films etc. We can rate them, why not list them? After all they're such a major contributory factor to the quality of the movie.

Thanks Tom!
Shaymindevil 10 years, 7 months ago at Feb 11 2:31 -
deh
Manling 10 years, 7 months ago at Feb 11 20:23 -
Is there anyway we could list characters/actors/artists as well as films etc. We can rate them, why not list them? After all they're such a major contributory factor to the quality of the movie.


Good idea. I never thought of that...
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Tom 10 years, 7 months ago at Feb 12 18:49 -
Is there anyway we could list characters/actors/artists as well as films etc. We can rate them, why not list them? After all they're such a major contributory factor to the quality of the movie.


This function will be added soon.
Jason Bourne 10 years, 7 months ago at Feb 12 22:20 -
one of my friends only appears when i go to profile and select freinds but not when i click the friends tab at the top
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Tom 10 years, 7 months ago at Feb 12 23:18 -
You need to click the friends tab and then click 'all friends' on the left.
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GemLil 10 years, 7 months ago at Feb 14 0:38 -
This function will be added soon.


Thankyou, I look forward to it.
Jason Bourne 10 years, 7 months ago at Feb 14 1:44 -
thank u (i'm an idiot) - brain dead
Horo Horo 10 years, 7 months ago at Feb 16 20:16 -
is tom here
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