it was iirc 500-600 people (small sample size) of mostly followers from the tumblr blog who made it, so ye there is probably a slightly higher than average number of LGBT people. OT, I don't think you are giving the general public enough credit, esp. considering that women and poc are part of the general public and that people have been saying for years that more women and poc have needed representation in the media outside of the internet.
not the point i was trying to make. i think by trying to be more inclusive, you wouldn't lose any significant amount of readers anyway. my point is that if the data is biased in one way, it probably also is biased in other ways, which can affect the preferences for e.g. topics expressed in the survey.
OnlyFoolsAndVikings:the Bechdel test is not always accurate tho, like Pacific Rim for example is a great movie with heaps of POC characters, a really great WOC main character who does her own thing and has her own relationships with different people but lmao it fails the Bechdel? But its honestly a much more inclusive movie with better characters than a lot of films that DO pass the Bechdel test?
just a thing, Bechdel test is a guide, not law tbh
I don't think the bechdel test was ever really meant to be used to judge movies on a case by case basis, but rather to show how even if the bar for defining female presence in movies is really low, there is an overwhelming amount of movies failing it.
also without doing a ton of research, seems like they picked a pretty biased sample in those surveys. I'm not advocating that you don't try to be more inclusive if you're trying to write something (in fact I support it), but keep that in mind when reading these surveys, that it doesn't reflect what random people on the street necessarily also think.
Bandkanon:That is happy.
Though maybe after they're done with this, my friend will be able to use comicfury on her crummy old computer without extensive lag.
I doubt that'll affect this, since it sounds that it's not the comicfury pages that are failing to load, but the old crummy computer. Is it only specific pages that fail to load for your friend? In general CF is coded in a pretty simple way, so it should work on older computers (given that other websites work, anyway)
Just following up with you to let you know that your VPS move to a new
host machine is currently underway. However, due to the amount of data
and amount of files under your users, this is going to take quite some
time to complete.
We will follow up with you once it's done, however, it may take a few
days to finish.
I asked them what this means in terms of the downtime. We'll see.
So 2 and a half days ago I emailed my hosting provider about a procedure that would be connected to unavoidable downtime. I asked them to do this procedure in 3 days, and to let me know if that would be okay, so I could announce the downtime at least 2 days in advance to give everyone a chance to prepare. After ignoring my email for two and a half days, they finally got back to me confirming my time for 3 days from now (as of two and a half days ago)
Not really happy about that, as you may be able to tell Anyway. Downtime, later today.
This downtime is connected to DNS propagation! If CF just does not seem to come back online for you, try restarting your browser occasionally. If that fails too, try restarting your whole computer. Your computer may be storing an address for CF that will, at that point, no longer be valid, and to save time, it'll just try to go to that address instead of checking, if that's still the current address.
FWIW, as someone who's had the same problem for a long time and is finally starting to overcome it, search for friends at your course. And search for ambitious friends, people who want to finish the course. Motivate each other to show up. If you do this for 4 - 5 weeks, it'll start becoming a habit, and at that point it will get easier.
IDK if this is feasible, you probably already thought about it, but have you considered freelancing with your art? Doing commissions whatever, or illustrations. You could probably read up a bit about how illustration freelancing roughly works, and then just contact companies or something. I mean, it ought to be worth a shot
Yeah, I wonder how many of those people found the interface confusing or couldn't figure out how to do what they wanted in one way or another and just gave up and left. Kind of depressing, in a way. I wonder if it'll be less with the new management, over time. Or maybe it'll be more, if we do a terrible job (and by we I really mean I, since i'm the one working on this)
This is also kind of where A/B testing comes in. If you haven't read about A/B testing, you should. It's hella interesting. It's mostly intended to be used with small things, not hugely different management panels, but either way it's an interesting way to get unbiased real data on whether or not people are "more engaged" (if more of them use your thing) after you change something.
Basically it works like this: You want to change something, maybe even a tiny detail. Like, let's say instead of displaying the link to management underneath the webcomic titles, you display it above. Now you see if more people click the link, i.e. if less people give up and leave because they couldn't find what they wanted. A bit of a conceited example, but i think it gets the point accross.