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18th Apr 2017, 3:26 AM #1
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Jackarais:The timing could very well be a coincidence, Abby Normal put up a similar post a few days ago for the same reasons.


Only brought up Abby because you did initially, and hey, knowing they updated before the changes I have no issue with it. Abby's totally clear, and, again, it seems like we're getting a genuine reboot which is awesome, and I'm looking forward to it.

The popular overall tab matters because it's pretty much the first thing new readers click on when they visit the site. Being on the front page is a MASSIVE advertising boon, and also acts as the face of the website for readers looking to join. Having something dead in first place looks bad and deters people from reading, or checking out the rest of the site. This isn't just me bullshitting, it's something I've had blatantly explained to me by people who saw this site once and never came back.

And honestly it would just be nice to see a more reflective work at what's actually overall popular? I'll probably surprise nobody by admitting I don't get along with Cent, and I'm [personally not a fan of her comic, but if we were working with a fair system she should honestly be on the front page. She's consistently had one of the most actively read, actively updating comics on the site, and has an active fanbase that's been consistent, and relatively huge. She deserves a spot there, and the fact that Datachasers, and other legitimately well loved comics like it are getting pushed aside is unfair to readers and creators alike.

I couldn't care less who ends up on the front page, I'd just like the system to be fair, and for the site to be able to put it's best foot forward so as to be able to draw as many readers as it can.
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18th Apr 2017, 3:04 AM #2
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snuffysam:EDIT: ...Almost like what Epi said exactly...


I got the idea from one of your earlier posts so there's that lol.

And also just gonna add, because Jack brought it up and nobody is mentioning it, I think Abby is a bit shady too, but Abby has been pretty consistently posting actual new art recently, and I'm willing to bet there is actually going to be new content soon. As I've said before, if people actually do come back and post actual new content that's awesome, it's just shitty to post blatant filler to hoard a spot other comics that actually update could be holding. It's unfair to the people who are now getting pushed off in favor of cheap tricks from dead works.

And man, I could not give less of a shit if a particular comic is popular. I just think it's shitty that people who work their ass off to consistently put out updates are getting shafted in favor of something that's mostly hoarding a spot because it's simply been around forever and been the most well advertised comic for years.
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18th Apr 2017, 2:54 AM #3
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Hey, I'll throw in my word as someone likely to never be on the front page with no personal stake in it, this is clearly bullshit. There is just no way someone who hasn't been seen at all in such a long time just randomly happened to magically come back with filler art and vague promises of new pages just as they're kicked off the front page. If you honestly buy into that and think this is purely a coincidence I'm sorry but you're being naive.

And hey, even beyond that, the idea to maybe classify updates as pages or filler isn't a half bad idea. I'll throw it out there even beyond situations like this it might make comic archives way cleaner if there was a classification system, and maybe an optional filter for it. It would definitely help stop stuff like this from happening, too, and hey, if they really are going to start updating again, they get to reclaim their throne the good old fashioned way by actually updating.
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18th Apr 2017, 2:30 AM #4
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Wow I can't believe someone did the exact scummy thing that was brought up when I initially suggesting the filter that I thought people wouldn't be bad enough to do. Teach me to have faith in people not being shitty.

I'm going to throw it out there, in cases this blatantly obvious, it might not be a bad idea to manually mod shit so it can't cheat it's way past the filter.
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Result in thread: What's with the scrolling?
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18th Apr 2017, 12:32 AM #5
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Also use chrome on a windows 7, and have seen a bit of this. I don't get it all the time, but randomly in the last week or so the scroll with just completely stop working. It does this for me on other sites too, though, it isn't limited to CF.
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17th Apr 2017, 9:41 PM #6
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Sounds like something you might want to see an actual doctor about.
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17th Apr 2017, 4:44 PM #7
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Mostly drawing really weird Homestuck fanart on tumblr, and posting really weird fanfiction. I switched over here when I started focusing on my own comic, and original work.
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17th Apr 2017, 2:29 PM #8
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Haha, I probably won't be able to host another round, but Snail might, and others are welcome to as well.

And this really was a great success! 100% turn out feels pretty good.
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Result in thread: Digital or Traditional?
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17th Apr 2017, 3:47 AM #9
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Honestly the two look almost no different. If I REALLY strain to look at the lines super closely the traditional lines are microscopically a bit less clean, but the difference is so minor nobody would ever notice it. I'd say go for whatever method you find easier, they both look pretty much the same.
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17th Apr 2017, 2:49 AM #10
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I can actually find readable stuff on the random tab now, it's a miracle.

Also I'll throw in my two-cents that I like the removal of the giant buttons on the front page. They looked super out of place, and were completely redundant with buttons doing the exact same thing in the toolbar and comic menus. The site looks a lot more stream-lined already with that honestly very minor edit.
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17th Apr 2017, 2:24 AM #11
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Aaaand we've got everything in! :D This has been an awesome exchange, and I know you guys will love the pieces going in. Look forward to them going line on April 20th, and thank you so much to everyone participating!
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16th Apr 2017, 9:36 PM #12
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Look everyone knows skype isn't a real place, and anything sent over it doesn't count. I'm sorry

But yes, we now have 10/14 pieces in, all uploaded, and ready to go!

EDIT : Make that 11/14, got one in just as I posted this comment. :y
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16th Apr 2017, 8:28 PM #13
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New update looks great. Thanks for the updates lately, they seriously look like a site improvement. :)
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Thank you to everyone getting your pieces in! We now have less than a day left and 9/14 pieces in, with pretty solid guarantees of finished pieces coming from 3 of the remaining participants. The pieces we have so far are fantastic, and I would really really like to see everything get in, but if you know you won't be able to finish please let me know as soon as possible. I imagine backup artists will appreciate a bit more time to get a replacement piece out.
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Result in thread: Backstories Are Bad! ..?
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15th Apr 2017, 2:23 AM #15
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General rule of thumb with comics is that they should be enjoyable, and understandable without having to read through any outside material first. So, a written backstory that is there to be enjoyed by people who are interested, or want more context as an extra or accompanying work is great, fantastic even, but if the comic is literally unreadable (doesn't make sense, is confusing, isn't enjoyable, can't stand on its own at all) without the accompanying text 99% of readers are going to completely pass over it, and find something that doesn't require such a heavy investment to get into.

The honest truth is that people just do not have the patience for it. Comics are read for fun, and most people are unwilling to invest that much of their limited free time into just reading a backstory when there are a million other free comics they can jump into immediately and enjoy. Heck, most people will skip over a comic if the first few pages are just text snippets, and those don't even take long to read through.

So, while backstories aren't bad, you have to be realistic about what people are generally willing to invest if you're aiming for sheer reader numbers, or any kind of popularity.

Even if the backstory is another previous comic you typically want anything under a separate name or site to be enjoyable on its own. I've seen several comic sequels done incredibly well so that you can read just the sequel and still know what's basically happening and have a good time, AND know the previous comic is there to add even more depth, and context for anyone enjoying themselves enough to want more content. That's the goal. You want the reading experience to be FUN, not mandatory homework you have to work through to get to what you actually want to read.
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14th Apr 2017, 1:41 AM #16
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I'm more forgiving on updates, especially if the art is good. Hell, my pages aren't excessively complex, and it still takes upwards of 8-10 hours to draw them. (plus most people do webcomics as hobbies, it's kind of fucked to get angry my free entertainment isn't coming out fast enough)

I also think it's unfair to compare something like, say, Lackadaisy to something using pre-made assets, simplistic style, etc. Honest truth of it is, coming from someone who specialized in 3D modeling in college, once you've got the base pieces and know the software it just does not take much time to throw them together in a way that works.

Though that does remind me that I have seen a few 3D comics with some really well done 3D custom assets, and those were a lot more tolerable to me visually. Not common because honestly when you're at that level of modeling, lighting, etc you can make way more money and notoriety doing animations and game work, but they're neat when you come across them.
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14th Apr 2017, 12:32 AM #17
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Zombie comics are insanely common across the internet though. Like, I don't think Furry comics are really all that common here either, I can think of maybe 4 I've seen my entire time here, but they're also getting brought up because they're crazy common on other parts of the web.
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14th Apr 2017, 12:21 AM #18
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Agree heavily with the "Other" category now that it's brought up actually. Would be a good place for general warnings outside the norm.

And sexuality is such a weird one. Probably my biggest issue with it and nudity is that early on here I got paired with a comic for an exchange that had no S or N flags because I specifically asked not to get those. The comic, while technically having no nudity or outright sex scenes, was still super graphic, with groping, and even some rapey scenes, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't kind of bitter about basically being tricked into reading something I never wanted to see. (don't blame the exchange host at all, like I said this thing wasn't tagged for anything other than language because the author legitimately didn't seem to think it warranted the other tags)

We can see even in the thread that started this one that people disagree on what would require using the S! flag, and I imagine there's just as much variance in opinion, and situation with other tags as well.
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13th Apr 2017, 11:36 PM #19
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Yeah, on the GIF/flash thing, my internet is insanely slow, and Flash straight up does not work on my computer or phone. So, yeah, being literally incapable of reading something will definitely put me off it. :,D

And for style, yeah, 3D will turn me off a comic. I just find it incredibly unappealing to look at, personally, and a lot of it is creepy in a bad way. (plus the subject matter of comics done with 3D tends to not interest me at all)
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13th Apr 2017, 11:09 PM #20
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Red Jack:I dunno man.

I read most of that and I feel you are trying to get on your high horse here.

I never try to be negative or positive. I offer a different perspective as food for thought. I was going for a scientific approach. That's usually what I strive for in these kinds of discussions.

However, you have a different agenda. The original OP has started noticing things in life bothering her and I remember coming across this train of thought some time ago.

You find yourself asking "Am I friends with these people or merely allies?"
"If I don't spend money and go out drinking with others will they still make time for me?"

Humans are amazing creatures. However, we aren't all that different to the rest of the animal kingdom.
Our brains have evolved to problem solve, create and communicate better but we still have much in common with even the most basic lifeforms on this planet.
A lot of what we do is deep rooted needs to survive as a species. A lot of what we define as friendship can be summed up as a basic need to survive.
Notice I used the word need?
Perhaps I should have not used the word weakness all along. I think needful is definitely a better word.


My negativity comment was aimed at other posts in this thread mostly. I think your post is less negative and more just too clinical.

While humans are absolutely animals in our own right, and while we share many evolutionary traits, our behavior is inherently vastly more complex, and often way less logical. We're self aware, we grow up in deeply complex societies with different cultures, different beliefs, different values, and all of these things affect how we interact with people. To try to sum up all human behavior using the most base level survival logic with no accounting for any other complexity is to miss completely 99% of the evidence we're working with here. Honestly even less intelligent animals like dogs are more complex than that.

And while people do need social interaction, trying to say all friendship is based off need is off base. I don't NEED to spend time with certain friends, I just do. People don't NEED to go out with their girlfriends every weekend, or have someone there talking to them while they play video games, or anything. Normal healthy people don't have the friends they have because that person desperately relies on them, or because they desperately rely on that person. Co-dependency is inherently unhealthy.
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