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Re: Status and type tags.

Postby SuperBiasedMan » June 13th, 2009, 12:30 pm

Oblivion12 wrote:About the status, why not add in how frequently they are updated as well? [1 week] [1 month] [no set time] or something like that. =/


Well, there is an automatically calculated figure for how often a comic updates already but as far as I know this can't be used for searching yet so it would be helpful to either use tags or else the existing feature for searches.
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Re: Status and type tags.

Postby LazyChocobo » November 27th, 2009, 7:40 pm

I don't think it should be so complicated.

Just make it:

ESTIMATED LENGTH:


1. Short
2. Long
3. Epic
4. Undefined


Either way, the "ongoing","completed", "hiatus" options are already something good to start with.
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Re: Status and type tags.

Postby zenat » December 21st, 2009, 5:28 am

I would simply love a "complete/ongoing/hiatus" option. Ongoing comics can be really interesting to follow, but some days you just want something that's been completed and it's impossible to know if the story you are looking at is complete or on hiatus at the moment (unless you want to check the final pages and spoil yourself).
The suggestion of "Short/Long/Epic/Undefined" sounds good too and together with an estimation of how long 'short, long and epic' are it seems simple enough that it shouldn't be too difficult for an artist to pick the right one. When in doubt one can, after all, choose 'undefined'.
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Re: Status and type tags.

Postby Gibson Twist » December 22nd, 2009, 3:23 am

I think to the Completed, Ongoing, Hiatus tags there should also be an option of No Longer Updating, for defunct comics that aren't completed. If possible, it might even be good to have this tag be automatic when a comic is idle for a specific period, six months or so.

The other idea is a bit dodgy to apply to comics where the author doesn't have an intended length to their comic. It might be simpler to define these only under the Completed umbrella, so that you would have as a status tag "Completed - Short story" or "Completed - Novel" or "Completed - Epic/Series" or what have you, with suggested page counts for each definition to give people a hint as to what lengths they should be.

I hope this idea is still in the works, it's a good one.
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Re: Status and type tags.

Postby Pyroman » December 22nd, 2009, 10:25 pm

Gibson Twist wrote:The other idea is a bit dodgy to apply to comics where the author doesn't have an intended length to their comic. It might be simpler to define these only under the Completed umbrella, so that you would have as a status tag "Completed - Short story" or "Completed - Novel" or "Completed - Epic/Series" or what have you, with suggested page counts for each definition to give people a hint as to what lengths they should be.


I agree that this actually sounds like a better way of organising those tags. For the most part they are irrelevant to a comic that is ongoing or on hiatus, except in specific cases; and even then, when you look at a comic you can generally see what type it will be anyway. For example, if I open a comic and the first page is called "Volume 1 Cover," followed by "Chapter 1 Cover" and then "C01 P01," I would expect that this is planned to be a long series.
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Re: Status and type tags.

Postby Asj » July 17th, 2011, 8:54 pm

Pyroman wrote:Basically, I think it would be awesome to have a set of three tags that can be applied to comics by the author:
Complete, Incomplete and Hiatus.

I like this better than the completed comic button thread's suggestions. Less likely to abuse, and more options to check/uncheck for comic searches.
(by the way, sorry for the commenting spree, I got excited when I actually looked inside the suggestions board. ^_^" )
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Re: Status and type tags.

Postby Futon_Dancing » October 25th, 2011, 12:21 am

I agree with the first suggestion. I would love to see something that indicates status, especially "Hiatus" or "No longer updating" (which would technically not count as "Complete"). I find it frustrating sometimes when I don't know what happened to a comic that has not updated for awhile.
Sometimes I see authors putting the status on the latest page they submitted or in the news section as an announcement, but I can see that being easily overlooked.
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Re: Status and type tags.

Postby Aida » June 28th, 2014, 1:38 pm

Suggestion: Could there be a genre filter for bl/yaoi/bromance etc. so I could have the chance to IGNORE them?
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