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

  1. let us import to our items list using a text list!

    The list of items can be separated with 1 item per line.
    This shouldn't be too hard to implement, right?

    And it should be very useful for people making (large) wishlists, because you don't generally own the items on your wishlist, and therefore would not be able to get the data from the closet/SDB

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    Hmm, interesting. Are you importing from a particular source, or would this just be an easier way to create the list in the first place?

    I like the thought, but it’s a small feature that only a handful of users would probably end up using, and features need to fight both for development time and for the right to be permanently maintained :/

  2. Im pretty sure Tarla's tour is back. You should bring back the Tarla's Tour Tracker!

    I know I have seen her around and claimed items from her recently =)

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    Ooh, interesting. I haven’t seen anyone else talking about this yet, though. If you see her again, maybe grab a screenshot. If this is happening, it sounds like the Tour Tracker should come back with a vengeance :) Thanks!

  3. A place where I can see all the filtering options

    Its not really a big and totally inovative suggestion, but... Well, here it goes anyway. Since you have a lot of those filtering stuff such as is:pb and whatnot, its hard to remember all of them. I myself only remember that one I told ya, heh. So, the whole universe and I would be glad to see a page where I can see all of the filtering options and their respective functions. I dunno if it already exists. If so, could you give me the link? Thanks!

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  4. Maybe a search feature that allows you to see all the existing pets wearing a specified item combination?

    Sometimes when I try to enter the customization contest it tells me that another pet has entered with the same item combination. I think others would be curious to know too if there are other pets out there toting the same customization as one of your pets. I like to hope IM original with my pets customizations so it would help me a lot to see how many people have had the same idea as me.

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    Hmm. Interesting thought. We don’t have this data on hand right now, and keeping it up-to-date might be a bit too much stress on the server. I’ma mark this as an interesting, low priority thought for now. Thanks!

  5. Filters for unwearable/retired items

    I bought two Lishas Glasses, which were unwearable for the pet i bought them for. I mean, Come ON!

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    Huh. Are Aishas really no longer able to wear Lishas Glasses? This is the first time I’ve ever heard of a wearable being retired. In what way is the Aisha unable to wear them? Does it return an error message (if so, what?), or does the item just not appear as an option?

    Bear in mind, though, that Lishas Glasses are a species-specific item, and I’m of the opinion that Dress to Impress makes this very clear by only listing previews for Aishas on the item page. While the “No Data Yet” on the main wardrobe page might be overly optimistic in this case (strictly speaking, TNT could have made ‘em wearable for other species), the only promise Dress to Impress makes about its data is that, to the best of our knowledge, all previews are up-to-date. When we don’t have preview data for a certain item on a…

  6. Add Prices for NC items only. :)

    This would be easy to keep updated as the prices for NC items don't change.

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    Hm. I like this, and shouldn’t be too hard to build into the mall spider. But it’s also low priority as far as features go, so it’s not likely to happen incredibly soon. Still, if anything happens, I’ll let you know :)

  7. Search customisations by species

    Search customisations by species, like if I'm looking for ideas for my woodland peo, show me the saved woodland peo customisations.

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  8. show which items can't be worn

    For instance, the Magical Sparkling Happiness Faerie Flower cannot be worn by my UC Grey Gelert but instead of saying that when I try to add item to an outfit, it just says "No data yet".

    I'd like to see it say "cannot be worn" to stop confusion. In my case, stop me buying an item!

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    The UC pets are a bit tricky in this case. Strictly speaking, the server can’t know that a UC Grey Gelert can’t wear this item until it sees how it looks on a non-UC Grey Gelert, then decide whether or not the zones it uses for the non-UC Grey Gelert are restricted for UC pets. That is, for all we know, the item uses a background zone for Grey Gelerts and therefore works for UC pets. Without the data, we technically can’t tell.

    A human being might be able to make pretty good guesses about this sort of thing, but I don’t like the idea of guessing and I don’t like the idea of a human being manually curating the data — part of why I’m able to maintain Dress to Impress alongside a full-time student workload is because the site handles all its data automatically, and I’m hesitant to…

  9. have colour specific searches

    It'd be great if you could search specifically for clothing/handheld items that can only be worn by Baby/Mutant/Maraquan pets. I know most are named as such, but not all are (Sweet Dreams Crib for example), and some, such as the Maraquan Superpack items, come up when searching for Maraquan items. Having a function where you can select all colour-specific items would be brilliant :)

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    I like this :) This week I’ve been looking at the possibility of rebuilding the search system to be even faster, so this would probably be one of the features in that upgrade.

    But here’s a search query that should do the job in the meantime:

    description:“This item is only wearable by Neopets painted Baby.”

    Hope this helps!

  10. Show the 'types' of wearables available.

    It can be difficult to know what word to use, be it shoes, hindcover, etc. I can never find a place that specifically states WHAT types there are, only that you can search by types.

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    I’ve had this thought a number of times, though I’m not sure exactly where in the UI that would fit :/ Mainly it comes back to the age-old “advanced search form” request, so maybe that’s the real feature to hold out for.

    In the meantime, the “type” names are the standard Neopets zone names with spaces removed. A full list is available in the dropdown in the bottom-right corner of the main wardrobe page.

    Still, while that’s a decent temporary solution, it’s not really a totally satisfactory answer for the future. Any thoughts on quick, elegant ways to merge this into the existing UI?

  11. add a mobile version.

    Image mode works, but I can't add or remove items! I can only stare at the current customization. Sometimes I just want to customize on the go, y'know?

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    Funny, just today I was thinking about how the UI for a mobile version would look. It’s actually a surprisingly difficult problem, since the current UI is strongly dependent on hover buttons and a large enough screen for multitasking. A mobile app is a pretty large undertaking, and it might need to be a native Android/iOS app to really work as well as it should, so this is a far-future possibility, but remains a possibility. Thanks for letting me know that this random idea that popping into my head is something users would be interested in, too :)

  12. Unwearables addable to TLs

    Please add the possibility of adding unwearble nc items to our tradelist. For example: Fortune Cookies, Caps, GBCs, etc...

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    Interesting. I feel like this would be a very helpful feature for trades, but I’m a bit concerned about how it would play out on the rest of the site: since many features on the site depend on the fact that all items are wearable, quite a few areas would have to be modified to take into account the possibility of unwearables :/ Thanks for the heads-up, and I’ll be sure to let you know if this feature goes live :D

  13. Have the option to send the pet you dressed up to someone.

    Give an option to send your pet through email.

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    This was one of the JN Wardrobe features that I wasn’t so sure about. After all, it’s hard enough to get users to click Share buttons for popular social media, which is significantly more likely to be how a user might share an outfit than via email. (Currently, less than half a percent of our daily traffic comes through social media sites.) So, I’m hesitant to assume that this feature would get enough use to justify its creation, especially since emails really aren’t that hard to send manually, anyhow. I’ll let you know if anything changes on that front. Thanks :D

  14. Allow us to order our lists

    I think it would be very useful if we could order our lists, so that they would appear in the order that we choose, and not alphabetically...
    And bulk moving items from one list to another is a must!
    Though I think you're already working on it...
    However, I think in general you are doing great work!
    Yay for importing!!!

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    Yep, actively researching how to rework some of the Your Items section :) I’ll keep sorting in mind as I push ahead—thanks for the heads-up, and glad to hear you’re enjoying the site!

  15. Listing Average NC Trading 'Values'

    Folks on the NC trading board are always linking to miscellaneous guides based on values of particular items. Since most values are based on a "number" of caps and many times on opinion or experience, perhaps an average value can be calculated from numbers given by users of DTI.

    A good metaphor/example would be the games' difficulty meters on Neopets; they can be altered by users, and the average difficulty is shown.

    I believe this would come in handy for NC traders, since the values are determined by the entire community.

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    Interesting. I’ve thought through this before, and I like the thought, though I’m hesitant to depend exclusively on crowdsourcing for this sort of information. Whereas wearables data can’t be forged, an entirely user-based system for pricing data could be much more easily gamed, and there would be strong incentive to do so if the feature actually became a widely-used resource. And, given that we’d have significantly fewer contributors than the Neopets difficulty bar, our signal-to-noise ratio could easily get way out of whack. The only way to ensure the integrity of the data would be to have a staff of users who maintain it, and I’m not in a position to do that kind of recruiting at this time :/

    Regardless, I’ll keep this in mind, and I’ll let you know if someone comes up with an effective system for keeping track of this sort of data :)

  16. Let filters be saved for multiple searches

    For instance, be able to turn on "-is:NC" and "species:whatever" on until turned off would really speed up making NP customs.

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    Interesting. Could you clarify this a bit? On what page are you performing these searches? I kinda feel like all pages with an item search box keep the previous search query visible, so it should be pretty trivial to keep these more constant filters at the front of the query…but I feel like I’m missing something.

  17. When Importing to Petpage, Make A NC Only Version and or a Neopoints Only Version

    I think than when importing to petpage/getting the code, it would be nice if we can chose to get only NC items or only Neopoint items. It would be so much easier to create a NC tradelist then using this new function.

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    Well, today we did push out a new feature that allows users to choose which lists to export. If you keep NC and NP items separate—which I think most people do—that oughta do something for ya.

  18. Add a page with all wearable s, not all of us know all the different shirts or backgrounds!

    Create a link at the top of the page for a different page that goes over the 'Dream Customization' so it doesn't delete. Have it say 'shirts', 'shoes', 'backgrounds', 'hats', etc. With a 8x8 listing of the images with the name of item underneath it. A * or some symbol should be shown to symbolize it's rarity. A button to opitionize the ones aviable to the species/color would be also ideal. ex.- Trying to customize a maraquan aisha with items popping up that aren't compatible is annoying.

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    Yeah, I’ve been thinking about overhauling the search system, including adding what the cool kids call “faceted search” so that the various search filters are easier to discover. Most of this can be done with existing search filters. “type:shirt/dress species:acara”, for example, returns all items that fill the shirt/dress zone that an Acara can wear. For Maraquan pets and the like, there’s currently no search filter exactly for that, though. Interesting thought. Good faceted search is a really big deal to try to build, though, so that’ll have to go back-burner until I have more time—maybe this summer?

    I think the most interesting issue raised here, though, is how tricky it can be to sort through which items actually fit when building a customization. Right now users can kinda cobble a solution together by adding “species:acara” or whatever, but that doesn’t consider the Maraquan/Mutant/etc. case and can be a pain.…

  19. Easier viewing of items?

    It's a pain to view each items 9 at a time, especially when there's over 400 pages... selecting the number to view per page would be perfect.

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    It’s actually not 9, exactly. It’s the number of items that will fit on one line given your current window size. More than one line would start getting clunky and take up more space than is feasible, right?

    Actually, the first day that the new site design went live, it wasn’t the magic fullscreen thing we see now. Instead, there was a scrollbar, and scrolling down from the preview section would reveal a good 4 lines of items for a total of 28. However, users complained that they preferred the fullscreen style so as to avoid excessive scrolling, so we adjusted the design to match users’ preferences.

    So, I like the idea of being able to view more items at once, but I’m not sure how that would be feasible while still maintaining a reasonable amount of screen real estate for the preview itself. Any thoughts on that? :/

    (Also,…

  20. A Neopoint only all-species search category.

    Create a search category (such as you have for hats, jackets and foregrounds) that'll show only NP items which all species can wear. This will exclude backgrounds and trinkets.

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