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  1. Enable a 50x50 preview

    I always like to see how my pet will look in the 50x50 box (the one that appears on the neoboards under the avatar), ie how much of the background is shown and all.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hmm. I’ve bounced this idea ‘round my head a few times, but never quite got ’round to doing it because I want it to work without requiring manual input, and I’m not sure how to automatically discover how the 50×50 preview crops a new body type.

      Thanks for keeping this on my radar, and I’ll let you know if anything changes :)

    • Make it possible to create folders for your saved outfits so you can categorise.

      I'd like to categorise my outfits on species for example so it will be easier to search for an outfit and I won't have to go through the whole list (which of course will continue to grow). =)

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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hmm, the concept is straightforward, but it would make the outfit-saving UI significantly more complicated, possibly prohibitively so. In the meantime, I suppose it’s definitely possible to do rudimentary alphabetical organization, e.g. “Mynci: King Kong” or something along those lines. I’ll keep it in mind – thanks!

      • 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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          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          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 :)

        • Add viewing items by dominant color.

          I realize this might be hard or nearly impossible(?) But it would be a great feature to have! You click on a color and get all the items with that color in it, or with that color as the dominant color. i.e. If you pick pink, you get all the pink items.

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            4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Now that we have Image Mode and whatnot, this feature is starting to seem a lot more feasible. Still, I’m not sure on how the details of it would work. I guess one approach would be to first assume that the item has a darn similar color scheme on all pets, then look at just one of its image to decide which are the dominant colors. We’d also have to decide whether or not an item can have more than one dominant color, and what to do if there’s no real dominant color at all, like in rainbow-colored items.

            Anyway. Food for thought :)

          • Add a "non" wearables category?

            I get that it's "Dress" to Impress but lots of wearables come from tokens, caps and cookies. I think adding a non-wearables category would bring even more Neopians to this site as right now, JN can show those. Just a thought. And omg, thank you so much for the Mass Move option!! You did a great job with that.

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              This one’s interesting because it could be solved in two ways, both of which aren’t feasible yet: we could either have a team of trusted people manually maintain the nonwearables list (but we have no team :P), or we could integrate with another item database (but the two big ones are each no-go for their own respective reasons xP). If either of those changes, I’m down for this feature :)

            • Outfit search function

              I'd love to have a way to search saved outfits so I can see what other people have done with specific items. I can't customize with the Thespian background to save my life!

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                7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                I guess I should mention that, now that we have outfit thumbnails, the blocker to this feature is less about the tech and more about management: I’ve been able to keep DTI in my life because it requires very little management day-to-day, but how would that change if a part of the site needed constant moderator attention?

                I think it’s doable, but I’ll need to be in a more stable position, and develop an excellent plan for how to not let the time commitment spin out of control :/ If anyone’s run a large community before, I’m interested in getting some advice on the logistics behind creating and managing this kind of team in a sustainable way :) Hit me up!

              • Add Petpet's to a section of the closet.

                It's hard enough to find the perfect petpet to match my Neopet, but it's even harder to find one who matches the coloration of the customisation I chose. If you could add a 'closet' of all petpet color combinations, then we could see the neopet and the petpet side by side in the same window, with what I'd like my Neopet to be wearing.

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    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 :)

                  • Use Neopets image for donor list

                    When we donate, we are given the option to paste in the DTI URL or choose from our saved customization. But, some Dyeworks static image on DTI is the original color. I f we can use the Neopets cp image

                    http://pets.neopets.com/cpn/Megaura/1/5.png
                    becomes
                    http://pets.neopets.com/cp/fvbt3j7c/1/5.png

                    Users should be aware of the cpn and cp URL links. cpn would constantly update to the current customization while cp is one unique URL and won't change the image even if the user changes the current customization. They would have to use the cpn to get a new unique URL for the new image. The 5.png…

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Oof, yeah, we don’t have a good fix for the Dyeworks issues yet :( We can fix the images by taking screenshots manually, but there are thousands of them, so that’s not a super sustainable fix.

                      But, if there’s a particular image that you’d like fixed for the donor page, I can help with that! Hit me up at matchu@openneo.net and I’ll take a look.

                      Sorry for the delay, and thanks for being patient — I let my inbox get away from me last month, but today I’m cleaning it all up! :D

                    • Add an option that will automatically price all the items our pets are wearing.

                      Basically what it is would be a button you would press once you have completed customizing your pet and it would come up with the estimate of how much it would cost you in neocash and neopoints all together.

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                      • Can you make Unconverted into a species?

                        So instead of us having to go through Backgrounds, foregrounds, trinkets, etc, we can just click "unconverted"? c:

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                          4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          I’m a bit confused on the details here. Let me offer a rewording of what I think is the issue, and you can tell me if that sounds right or if I missed the mark:

                          “When I look for items to put on unconverted pets, I have to individually search through each of the zones that they can use (backgrounds, foregrounds, trinkets, etc.). Dress to Impress would be significantly easier to use if I could search all of those zones at once.”

                          Is that right? That’s definitely an interesting question—and I think it can apply to Baby pets, Mutant pets, veggie Chias, etc. as well. Marking “unconverted” as a species doesn’t seem like quite the right solution, but maybe it would be appropriate to introduce a search parameter “fits:unconverted” to search those type-3 zones. (And it might then make sense to introduce “fits:baby”, “fits:mutant”, etc., though I’d have to think…

                        • The Little Babaa Shepherdess Crop is listed as a Neopoint item, while it is a Neocash one.

                          It's a very beautiful item and I was really mad when I found it out.

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                            Yeah, this sucks :( The entire set has the wrong rarity number set, and that’s how we decide whether an item is NC or NP. I really don’t want to write a whole override system just for this one item, but, well, it’s been years now and we haven’t gotten them to fix it :/ Sorry for the trouble.

                          • Enable item adding by search tool

                            I have some NC items scattered in my main and side account, and I can't just add the items by their name? I am forced to import and that splits the items. DO NOT WANT!
                            Enable simply adding the items by typing them in the search for item bar.

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                            • Allow Dyeworks colors to show when building an outfit.

                              When I'm building a new customization, I may want to add for example, Dyeworks Black: Deathly Union Dress. When I choose to put this item on my neopet, it doesn't add the dyeworks color, it adds the original Deathly Union Dress.

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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                This is a surprisingly complicated technical challenge :(

                                The gist is that Adobe doesn’t provide any official tools to create thumbnails from Flash files, so we have to use an open-source Flash player called Gnash, and it doesn’t support certain color filters that Dyeworks items use.

                                I’d totally be down for screenshotting the broken SWFs by hand if there weren’t literally thousands of them >_< In the meantime, you can watch the bug report on Gnash and see what they say about adding this feature :) https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?46033

                                Thanks!

                              • Put outfits into categories

                                I would love to be able to organize my outfits that I create. I make a lot of customization plans and need to be able to organize them without pouring through a bunch of outfits to find the right ones. Can this become a possibility please?

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                                  I’ve thought about this before, but it’s low priority right now because power users can fake it by taking advantage of alphabetical outfit names. Weak, I know, but an option :/ Thanks for keeping this on my radar :)

                                • Set entire profile to private.

                                  I'm using DTI only to dress my pets and I don't want any of the items to be in a tradelist. Is it possible to set my entire profile to private instead of selecting all the categories?

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                                    Hmm. Like, you often create new lists, and would like them to be Private by default instead of Public?

                                    I think this use case is niche enough that I don’t wanna add a whole new setting for it, but I’ll keep it in mind. For what it’s worth, even a Public list will only show up if someone looks for you in particular; it won’t appear in the Infinite Closet lists of “people who own/want this item” :)

                                  • Make it easier to find which items still need to be modeled on each species.

                                    It's great that the newest items that need modeling are up on the home page, but they don't always get completely modeled before leaving the page. I try to model a lot, and there is no way to look up each species and see all the items they still need modeled. Only by looking up each item, which is more work.

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                                      I’ve thought about listing the progress bar on the individual item pages, but I agree that that doesn’t solve the core problem. Under the Modeling Hub you can enter your pet’s name and see a list of items available for modeling, but, as a rather ancient feature, it’s kinda slow and not entirely accurate (for example, it thinks that Thyassa can model the Baby Pyjamas :P) Updating that is on the long-term to-do list, but is probably a good starting place for now.

                                      Thanks for contributing! Even if it’s more roundabout than it should be, I love hearing that folks are eager to help the community :D

                                    • PNG

                                      Hi, when I'll share the image in PNG format, the dyeworks items back to the original color, has a way to fix it? (I participated in a customization event and this happened to several people)
                                      And another thing that I think there's no way is that itens with movement sometimes do not appear as the "Floating Pant Devil Doll".

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                                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        The Dyeworks items are tricky. TNT use fancy Flash filters to change the colors, and the open-source Flash player we’re using to grab images of each item don’t support those filters. Historically, when a particular item gives us trouble, I go take a screenshot manually—but it’s always been single-image items like backgrounds before. Doing all the Dyeworks items, once per species… eww >_<

                                        I think it’s something that needs done, though I might look into an automatic solution first—but I just straight-up don’t have the hours right now to fix those images. I feel like that’s an unacceptable answer, but it’s what I have right now :/ I’ll keep you posted.

                                      • 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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                                        • 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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                                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            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 :)

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