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  1. 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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      5 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 :)

    • 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!

      • 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!

        • 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…

          • 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 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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                3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make a link back button for use on neopets.

                I want to tell the world about dress to impress. Could you make link back button that links to a petpage that will advertise the site?

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                  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Interesting thought :) I like the idea of having a pretty button, and the idea of having a pretty informational petpage, but don’t feel qualified as a designer to make either of those. However, DTI is an open-source community project, and I’d love someone to show me their mockups to merge into the site :) Any artists feel up to the task?

                • Newly imported items

                  When you import your items from pets could you take us to a spot where we can sort them, right now I have to go through all of my items to find the new ones

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hmm. The import tools let you choose which of your lists to import ’em into, so that might help: put ’em in a temporary list and sort from there. But I agree that our current interface for moving things around is kinda meh, and one of our upcoming major goals is to improve that by a ton :)

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

                      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 :/

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

                        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!

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

                          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…

                        • Have filters for non-/animated items, and a drop-down list for the items that can be bought at certain shops (eg. Uni Clothes, etc.)

                          Basically that, a filter to see which items are animated (like glimmering wigs, moving wings, etc.), and another one that filters clothes by shop (if you, for example, want to make a full steampunk-themed outfit with items only from Cog's Togs).

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                            Hmm. My big requirement for features is that they be entirely automatable. Animation seems like it could be but it’d be tricky. As for shops, I’m not sure. I’ll keep an eye on it. Thanks!

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

                              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

                            • 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!

                              • 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 :)

                                • 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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                                    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 :)

                                  • 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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                                    • 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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                                        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 :)

                                      • 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!

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

                                            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? :/

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