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Hey there! So you’ve been using Dress to Impress? What sort of brilliant ideas have you had lately? :)

  1. Where do the pets from your http://impress.openneo.net/ homepage come from?

    When you first get to the http://impress.openneo.net/ homepage there are neopet "models" being displayed. Where do you find these? My pet is on here and I did not submit it. So do members of openneo just rip off other people's pets for the world to see? MY brilliant idea is that you stop doing this and only use the pets people put on this site that they create. I don't like my customization that I've worked so hard on being copied by everyone who can see.

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    Oof, sorry ’bout that. These names are periodically gathered from the Customisation Spotlight winners, so, hey! Congrats on winning :)

    We have a few proposals in mind for how to better use that space, since it gets out-of-date all the time, anyway. In the meantime, if there’s a particular pet you’d like removed from the list, hit me up at webmaster@openneo.net and I’d be glad to remove it.

  2. Add user submited keywords/tags for items.

    Sort of like how like Drsloth.com handles images. Sometimes the general "theme" of an item is not always represented in it's name. They could be searched with a filter like "tag:water" or "keyword:neovian". Of course, it would take time and user submittion to actually work well.

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    Hmm. I’m interested in the idea of per-user tagging implemented with the existing lists feature. Community-wide tags would definitely be more helpful, but would also involve significantly more moderation, and I always try to avoid features with moderation because there’s both a large setup cost and a large recurring cost. But I’ll keep this in mind :)

  3. Add a feature that shows if any of your closet items are needed for modeling

    I'd love to help model, but I'm not sure if any of my closet items are needed. It would be nice to see if you're missing poses for anything that users already have, that way we can just quickly model for you and get the items into your database.

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    Seems reasonable :) This feature is kinda built into the Modeling Hub already: when modeling a pet, items you own will be highlighted to be more visible. And I haven’t run the data, but it wouldn’t surprise me to find that species is a larger constraint than items: folks might have plenty of items for which we need models, but don’t have the type of pet we need.

    So, this is a low-priority feature request, but I’ll keep it mind :) Thanks!

  4. Special search to view the 100 newest items

    I'd love to be able to mass add, view and tinker with newly added items quickly, So having a search function with the 100 newest items sorted by date would really help. This short list on the home page is nice, but it's just too few. Thanks

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    Hmm. It seems reasonable to be able to sort both by name and by date. The biggest challenge would probably be working it into the existing UI in a consistent way without further cluttering the search navigation controls. Low priority, but I’ll keep it in mind :) Thanks!

  5. add a way to move items from one list to another.

    I added all of my items to 'items I own'. Now in order to add them to a trading list. I have to readd them all and go through and delete ones that I don't want on that list. 250+ Items on my entire list and 25+ I want to single out.

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    They can be moved by drag-n-drop, but I agree that it’s too painful. The whole items section in general is in line for an overhaul, so I’ll let you know when that’s ready :/ I can use database magic to help with bulk operations if you’d like—drop me a line at webmaster@openneo.net if that sounds helpful :) Thanks!

  6. I can not see the new items again. The new items are just blank on internet explorer.

    I have had this problem before and you fixed it almost immediately. I hope it's fixable again. Thank you for your timely response! YOU ROCK1

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    Hm. And I think last time we did this, I did literally nothing and it just started working again _; All I can think to suggest is to give the page a hard refresh with Ctrl+F5 and see if that helps :/

    In general, bug reports should go to webmaster@openneo.net, whereas this forum is reserved for new features and the like :)

  7. make it so we can import from our inventory!

    I often go on capsule binges and end up with 50-100 items I need to manually enter! Could you please make it so we can add from inventory for times like these? :3

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  8. Colour code the items to represent which primary zone it affects.

    Eg. yellow box for FG items, blue box for BG items. This would be especially helpful for the BG items, FG, HFG and LFG as it will help us in layering. :)

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    Ooh. I’m not sure colors are the best way to do it, but I like the idea of grouping the closet by type. I’d need to play around with the UI to see if I like it, and it’d probably require a non-trivial amount of coding to make it happen, but I’ll keep this in mind :) Thanks!

  9. add an easier way of moving 'not in list' items to lists - drop and drag is tricky when you have hundreds of items!

    perhaps a 'quickmove' page like the Neopets Gallery page has? - little drop boxes under each item, you just indicate where you want it to go....

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  10. Outfit searchbox on front page

    So many people on the neoboards use DTI to share customisations. Since we can't link directly to DTI, everyone posts the DTI outfit number. I think it would be great if there was a search box on the front page so we could enter the number and be taken directly to the outfit; instead of always having to type it in the url.

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    Hmm. I’m thinking about this one… on one hand, it sounds decently useful. On the other, space on the homepage is very valuable real estate, and a feature needs to be very important and fit the UI well to make the cut. Thoughts on where it would go? There’s no natural place for it as-is…

  11. Make it so you can group outfits by pet

    I have multiple outfits planned for the same pet and it gets cluttered looking through ALL my outfits for all my different pets, so why not make it so you can group by pet and then see just the outfits you've made for that one pet. (name outfits Xxxx1, Xxxx2, Xxxx3, etc for the same pet)

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    I’ve been thinking about outfit folders for a while, though it’s low on the priority list right now :/ In the meantime, many users fake this functionality by taking advantage of alphabetical sorting, e.g., “Thyassa: Ballroom” so that all Thyassa outfits are sorted together.

    Good thinking :) Thanks!

  12. ...should create a spot to keep notes for each saved outfit.

    The reason I suggest this is say I dress up a Kau in the milkman set of clothes and then I realize multiple paint brushes go good with the outfit. If I could keep notes on each outfit I could then write, "Milkman Kau Outfit looks good on chocolate, skunk, and maaayybbee custard." Instead of having to save each painted Kau, in the same outfit, multiple times. Then I could also keep notes on past, present, and future trades. There is a wide variety of uses for such a function. Now I'm starting to wonder if you haven't already thought…

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    Hmm, interesting. I don’t think this would get enough use to merit the UI change (keep things simple, the fewer features the better, etc etc), but I’ll keep it in mind for future iterations of the outfits UI :) Thanks!

  13. You make your email address more easily accessible and I can't see the newest items since you changed. I also can't find the newest items.

    I can't access the bug email part so it'd be nice to have an email address so I can send you my problems directly. Also I can't see the newest items nor can I find most of the new items by typing in the item's name. Please help!

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    Oh, wow. So the footer, newest items, and search are all broken? That’s definitely not intentional, and definitely not what I’m seeing. Send me a note at webmaster@openneo.net and we’ll figure this out. It’d be helpful to include a screenshot of the homepage to help me understand exactly how Newest Items isn’t showing up, and it’d also be nice to know exactly what item queries you’re using, since search is looking fine to me :/ Thanks!

  14. Allow Sharing of all Outfits

    Like, have a link to all outfits on an account. I saw an issue in a past suggestion about idea-stealers, but it would be hard to steal ideas if the url was something like "http://impress.openneo.net/user/fg9iVD8y9Jy7kp".

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    Well, for what it’s worth, my records indicate that nobody’s been randomly entering outfit IDs this week to steal ideas, so that’s nice. I’ve thought about introducing outfit privacy settings, but I usually reach the same conclusion: privacy settings are too complicated a solution to what’s currently a very small problem.

    It’s also worth noting the recent trend on the Neoboards to refer to an outfit by its ID number. It’d be nice to keep that process simple.

    Still, I’ll keep this in mind. If we ever change how outfits work, like by creating a list of recently created outfits for folks to browse, we’ll have to add privacy settings, and obfuscated URLs might be a good option. Thanks :)

  15. Newest-oldest filter!

    What if for the your outfits section, you could sort them newest-oldest or oldest-newest? Kind of to see you progress or something, because that would be awesome! ^^

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    Hmm. Sounds like a good idea to me, though I’d wonder how this would interact with starred outfits: right now, starred outfits float to the top, so, if I sorted newest to oldest, would stars still go on top?

    Anyway. Since outfits can largely be managed by naming and starring, I count this as a low-priority feature (meaning it really isn’t likely for the next few months—busy schedule, long to-do list, all that stuff :/), but I like it. I’ll keep you posted. Thanks!

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    Yup, an advanced search form is on the to-do list :) We’ve recently reworked the search engine code so that it’s less fundamentally tied to the idea of text-based queries, so form-based search will be much more feasible in the future.

    I like a lot about this design: even though we’d need to support more fields, keeping some of the most common fields always in view seems reasonable—though it might have to do with how the rest of the search form interface pans out.

    The design is too wide, though: we must be able to support fullscreen for at least 99% of our users, but only 75% have a screen at least 1366 pixels wide—that either means that a quarter of our users would have to use a horizontal scrollbar (bad), or that the pet preview would have to be scaled down even further (also bad). Search will therefore stay…

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    When people request this feature, usually what they’re really looking for is a way to ignore items that their pet can’t wear, and DTI supports that very well: “blue species:acara” returns items containing “blue” that fit an Acara.

    If you’re really, truly looking for items that fit all species, the query “species:acara species:aisha” is a decent hack: if an item can fit more than one species, it can fit all of ’em.

  18. Can you make it so you can import your clothes from a gallery?

    I like your importing from pets, sdb, and closet option but I think having one for a gallery would be nice too.

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    This falls under the import-from-anything feature we have in the works. It’s a relatively low-priority feature, though, since it wouldn’t be used anywhere near as often as the existing import features and because there are just bigger things on the to-do list :/ But thanks for keeping it on my radar, and I’ll let you know if anything changes :)

  19. I would love to be able to hit a send button and send a finished photo of my pet to myself or a friend.

    I would love to be able to hit a send button and send a finished photo of my pet to myself or a friend.

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    Interesting thought. I’d consider it a low-priority feature, though, since we’re already quite close: when viewing an outfit, click the Sharing tab, then copy the outfit page URL or image URL and insert the link or image into your favorite email service. Still, I’ll keep it in mind :) Thanks!

  20. Put the page buttons on the bottom

    Easier to flip through the pages of clothes instead of having to scroll up to click to the next page. :)

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