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PostSubject: Felarya Flash Project   Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:53 am

So, I'm considering reincarnating this.
However I'm not going to do a wiki, instead I thought that I'd take the most popular part of the previous project, the unofficial character section and run with that, making a Felarya Flash Character database.

This database is for non-canon characters. It will allow people to rapidly search though existing characters to find characters for their stories, allowing deeper integration of the community. Instead of people having to make side characters all the time, they can use existing side characters. Much like the concept of the Character Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Thread. This application will enable that to realised much more easily. In addition, once there's a search-by-tag function, people can avoid making characters that are really similar because they will be able to find existing characters with the same traits.

This database would include the following features:
  • Browse characters by alphabetical name
  • Browse by species
  • Browse by characterisation tag (eg; "blonde" would list all the characters with blonde hair, "sexy" would list all the characters described as sexy).


Once the above had been implemented, an overarching search function.
When designing this I wouldn't use the same size as the Flash wiki, it was too small and hard to use. The dimensions were too restricting.

If you want to have your characters put in here, please use this thread and post links to your character bio.
Also, if you could include any characterisation tags for your characters, that would be great too.

I'd also be coding this in Actionscript 3. (The Flash wiki was coded in actionscript 2).
What this means is I can apply CSS to text and load text and images much more efficiently.
The upshot of that is everything looks really pretty, loads faster and is generally better.


Old stuff:
 


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PostSubject: Re: Felarya Flash Project   Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:14 am

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PostSubject: Re: Felarya Flash Project   Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:46 am

Neat. Well done.
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PostSubject: Re: Felarya Flash Project   Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:25 am

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PostSubject: Re: Felarya Flash Project   Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:19 am

Thanks for your support!
I've decided to release each section as a individual flash as I complete them in the main wiki. Chech my main post for details.
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PostSubject: Re: Felarya Flash Project   Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:45 pm

This looks like a great idea
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PostSubject: Re: Felarya Flash Project   Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:12 pm

That is really handy. Nice work!
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PostSubject: Re: Felarya Flash Project   Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:47 pm

If I had a hat, I'd tip it to you! lol!

Excellent work!
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PostSubject: Re: Felarya Flash Project   Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:49 pm

I'm a bit confused by this, but it's very good work. I like it.
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PostSubject: Re: Felarya Flash Project   Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:51 pm

This is an excellent idea and thanks for taking the time to work on it! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Felarya Flash Project   Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:56 pm

Okay, I gotta admit this thing seems pretty nifty. A little bare-bones, but this is the first draft afterall. Its looking really good so far. I don't know if Karbo could stick this on the forum homepage or not (I imagine its possible)...but that would be an awesome place for something like this, right on the forum front page as a quick referrence guide for people to look at without having to bring up the wiki.
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PostSubject: Re: Felarya Flash Project   Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:31 pm

rcs619 wrote:
Okay, I gotta admit this thing seems pretty nifty. A little bare-bones, but this is the first draft after all.
Yes it is bare-bones, the later versions will be a bit more fleshed out.
I'm a bit wary of including the images from the wiki or lots of embellishments, since it would bloat the size of the flash by a fair amount.

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Its looking really good so far.
Thanks.

rcs619 wrote:
I don't know if Karbo could stick this on the forum homepage or not (I imagine its possible)...but that would be an awesome place for something like this, right on the forum front page as a quick reference guide for people to look at without having to bring up the wiki.
There is going to be a forum version (Basically, it will be colour matched for the forum). See the fauna sub-section wiki in my top post for an idea of what it will be like.
One of the reasons I'm making sub-wikis as will as the main one is that I had the idea that they could be embedded in forum topics related to that subject (eg, in a topic about felaryan fauna, the fauna sub-wiki would be embedded in the top post)

It should be possible for Karbo to embed the flash wiki on the front page, but I don't know the customisation options provided by the host.
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PostSubject: Re: Felarya Flash Project   Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:09 am

Does the flash actually take the text from the site? or do you manually copy it in? because if its the latter, then your gonna have a problem in future with articles not up to date, unless you plan on constantly updating new information into your flash?
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PostSubject: Re: Felarya Flash Project   Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:20 am

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Does the flash actually take the text from the site? or do you manually copy it in? because if its the latter, then your gonna have a problem in future with articles not up to date, unless you plan on constantly updating new information into your flash?
Yes, it's the latter. I'm aware of the work needed to keep it up to date. I dunno exactly how to make it get text from the site, but I'm sure it would require the site to be modified to allow for it.
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PostSubject: Re: Felarya Flash Project   Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:28 am

I swear that 60% of all work done on this is done past midnight. (This was posted at 1:27am)

In other news, locations is 88% added to the flash wiki!
What section should I do next?
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PostSubject: Re: Felarya Flash Project   Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:58 am

Wow this is really amazing Shocked
Like others pointed, I imagine there could be problem to keep it up-to-date with the other one but it really works well ! Great job Smile
I'll definitely put the thread as a sticky if you wish so ^_^
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PostSubject: Re: Felarya Flash Project   Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:42 pm

Karbo wrote:
Wow this is really amazing Shocked
Like others pointed, I imagine there could be problem to keep it up-to-date with the other one but it really works well ! Great job Smile
I'll definitely put the thread as a sticky if you wish so ^_^
Thanks! Sticky-ing this thread would be great.

As for keeping it up-to-date, that problem is almost solved.
I have found a way for the flash file to load the text from external files in a SVN repository. I just need people to keep the text files up-to-date. Oldman40k2003 has already 'signed up' for that. (The SVN is hosted by google, so a google account, such as gmail, is needed).
Here's a link to the felarya google code page.
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PostSubject: Re: Felarya Flash Project   Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:12 am

Locations has been added to the Flash Wiki, Rejoice! Laughing
A Locations Subsection mini flash wiki will be along shortly.

In other news, beta testers are needed.
Beta testing the flash wiki pretty much consists of going through and clicking on every button, checking that text loads properly. If some text fails to load or buttons don't work, please send d me a note and the issue will be addressed.
If you want to go a bit more in depth beta testing, you can go through the completed sections (fauna, locations stc) and make sure I've got every article (there have been times when I've made the articles, but forgotten to add a button lining to it).
People who do this will be credited in the Flash wiki credits.

Thanks in advance. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Felarya Flash Project   Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:06 am

Well, I've done the Locations Subsection Flash Wiki.
Here it is:

Locations Subsection Wiki on deviantART

Now that I've done locations and fauna, what section should I do next?
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PostSubject: Re: Felarya Flash Project   Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:29 am

I've just done a brief look through, and there are a few glitches I was able to find.
  • The Grove of Carnivorous Plants entry is blank.
  • Clicking on Great marshes makes it go mad, showing several different entries for a few seconds before going back to the start page.
  • In Ryzelm'oire, the Bazaar entry does nothing when clicked on.
  • When in the Negav category, there is no button for going back to locations, unlike other categories of that level such as Sea Depths.
  • In the entries under Negav ( Isolon Eye etc.) the button for going back to the Negav category does not work.
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PostSubject: Re: Felarya Flash Project   Sun Nov 01, 2009 2:38 am

Also, Chordoni links to Chidokai.
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PostSubject: Re: Felarya Flash Project   Sun Nov 01, 2009 2:50 am

DeviantDiscordian wrote:
I've just done a brief look through, and there are a few glitches I was able to find.
  • The Grove of Carnivorous Plants entry is blank.
  • Clicking on Great marshes makes it go mad, showing several different entries for a few seconds before going back to the start page.
  • In Ryzelm'oire, the Bazaar entry does nothing when clicked on.
  • When in the Negav category, there is no button for going back to locations, unlike other categories of that level such as Sea Depths.
  • In the entries under Negav ( Isolon Eye etc.) the button for going back to the Negav category does not work.
FalconJudge wrote:
Also, Chordoni links to Chidokai.

I knew that there were some glitches, Thanks for finding them. They've been fixed.
They were also in the main Flash Wiki (since it is an exact copy of the locations part of it).
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PostSubject: Re: Felarya Flash Project   Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:28 am

I have found that deviantART doesn't allow the text for the Flash wiki to be loaded.
So to submit the wiki to dA requires me to upload a preview image and put a link to the actual flash in authors comments. I've done this for th Locations Sub-wiki and will be doing it for all others in the future. Just a heads up.
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PostSubject: pwnage work   Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:46 am

i love the flash site, but wow...i forgot that repositories took that long too load (at least on my computer)
And what program should we open it in? i tried firefox but only the tables showed up...no images showed up. Sad


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PostSubject: Re: Felarya Flash Project   Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:34 pm

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i love the flash site, but wow...i forgot that repositories took that long too load (at least on my computer)
And what program should we open it in? i tried firefox but only the tables showed up...no images showed up. Sad
If you're using windows use tortoiseSVN
If you're using Mac (Like me) just find a client that doesn't suck.
These will let you checkout the SVN (Download it to your computer).
You won't be able to commit to the SVN, since you're not on the commiter list.
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