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Post by Sirius » Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:47 pm

k cool, further feedback:

Level notes are available, but were difficult to find. If they could somehow be added when the level is uploaded it would be preferable. (In fact some way to edit your own missions without going through Account Info would be great too.)

Password field makes sense, although I have no personal preference in the matter. I suspect password managers built into browsers will handle it better though.

P.S. DMDB takes GIF, JPEG or PNG. I have had no problems whatsoever getting JPGs below the required size - haven't tried the other two formats yet.
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Post by Sniper » Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:00 pm

Sirius wrote:Level notes are available, but were difficult to find. If they could somehow be added when the level is uploaded it would be preferable. (In fact some way to edit your own missions without going through Account Info would be great too.)
I can add level notes to the add mission page no problem.

Also, I will take you to the edit mission screen, if you're logged in and it's your mission, when you click on a mission; rather than going to the view mission screen, and without having to go through the account screen.
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Post by Sniper » Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:48 pm

UPDATE:

Registered users to can now jump right to the edit mission screen from the home page by simply clicking on a mission that's theirs. Also added the option to enter notes for the mission when adding a mission.
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Post by WillyP » Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:54 pm

Looks good Sniper!

BTW, if anyone still has a problem with contrast, you can disable css, at least in Firefox 2. This gives you a plain black text on a white background. Is there a possibility to add other files, such as mods, demos, etc...? And about autodownload with Vortex is the url added at the dmdb or ???
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Post by Kyouryuu » Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:18 pm

Hi, Sniper!

My only bit of feedback would be that the copyright text on the bottom actually is really hard to read. But aside from that, I really do like the color scheme and the courier, fixed-width font. It looks technical and sophisticated without being condescending. Nice work.
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Post by Nosferatu » Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:01 pm

Seems to be pretty ill at the moment.

Its been blowing MYSQL error chunks for days now.

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Post by Aus-RED-5 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:01 am

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Post by Sirius » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:13 am

Database server is down... which may be a little outside Sniper's control, but who's to say.
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Post by Sniper » Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:04 pm

I am so sorry guys. It is within my control, normally, but not for the past week - I am on vacation and do not have access to the server. I made preparations so that the server wouldn't go down, but I think there was some storms, and the server is off. It will resume this Sunday (3-25)
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Post by Sniper » Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:06 am

OK GUYS! It's back up! I'm so sorry - again. I'll make up for it with new features ;)
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Post by Bakdraft » Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:27 pm

Be careful using the word \"features\", someone else around here has already hijacked it and given it an unbelievably negative meaning.

In the case of the DMDB, though, I would describe them as \"kick-ass improvements\". :D Glad it's back up, as I've got a new level to upload later tonight.
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Post by Sirius » Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:23 pm

Level rating - would like this to be more obvious somehow. When logged out, you can see it on the top ten levels, but not really that many of them.
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Post by Sniper » Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:32 pm

Sirius wrote:When logged out, you can see it on the top ten levels, but not really that many of them.
So you mean you want to see the rating for each level without actually clicking on the level to view the details screen?
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Post by Pumo » Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:46 pm

Hey, the site looks very good! :D

Except for (as Kyouryuu says) the copyright text. It's almost completely unreadable :(

I've not tested the upload feature, but i hope to do so (sometime soon :wink: )
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Post by Sirius » Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:29 am

Um... no... it's just that I'm not seeing a rating even on the details screen.

This is while not logged in, note. While I expect no way to actually rate levels, viewing ratings shouldn't be a concern...
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Post by Sniper » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:23 am

The server is down for maintenance and will be down today and maybe tomorrow. I will update if anything changes or the outage continues. My power supply took a crap :)
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Post by Sniper » Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:06 pm

Ok, new supply is in and the DB server is back up.
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Post by Sniper » Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:42 pm

DMDB is down while my domain name decides to renew. :-\\
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Re: Descent Level Database

Post by Sniper » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:18 pm

Howdy folks. Just a quick note: I'm upgrading the front-end user interface of the DMDB. I got quite far on it tonight. In the end it will boast better contrast colors, and a lot of jQuery/AJAX goodness. It'll be a long awaited a well-deserved upgrade. If you have any feature requests, put 'em down here and I'll see what I can work in to the first release.
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Post by Sirius » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:39 pm

Was thinking maybe the rating could show how many votes it got that rating from. Doesn't have to be on the front page, could be on the level page itself.

The other thing is that there seem to be an awful lot of levels for whom the developer system breaks down. For instance, someone uploaded Levels of the World and the whole thing is in their name. Would probably be better if they were allowed to set the developer to whatever they wanted - in this case "Various" - and just give them credit via an "uploaded by" field or something to that effect. Obsidian is similar - it says I was the author, but really it wasn't just me, it was a team of people.
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Post by Sniper » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:44 pm

Sirius wrote:Was thinking maybe the rating could show how many votes it got that rating from. Doesn't have to be on the front page, could be on the level page itself.

The other thing is that there seem to be an awful lot of levels for whom the developer system breaks down. For instance, someone uploaded Levels of the World and the whole thing is in their name. Would probably be better if they were allowed to set the developer to whatever they wanted - in this case "Various" - and just give them credit via an "uploaded by" field or something to that effect. Obsidian is similar - it says I was the author, but really it wasn't just me, it was a team of people.
Right on. Perhaps a "Contributors" field would do the trick (with the ability to add more than one).
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Re: Descent Level Database

Post by Pumo » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:00 am

Good to see the DMDB updated again!

One thing I would definitely like to see implemented on it is the option to stay loged in (I suppose with a cookie or something like that).

Anyway, very good news to see the site updated. :)
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Post by Aus-RED-5 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:48 am

I agree with Pumo.

Thanks for all your efforts Sniper! :)
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Re: Descent Level Database

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Awesome work. :D
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Post by Sniper » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:39 am

Pumo wrote:Good to see the DMDB updated again!

One thing I would definitely like to see implemented on it is the option to stay loged in (I suppose with a cookie or something like that).

Anyway, very good news to see the site updated. :)
Definitely, this is coming. :)
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Post by Sniper » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:17 am

And thanks for all your positivity with this, it means a lot! :)
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Re: Descent Level Database

Post by Descer » Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:53 pm

I don't know why nobody has suggested t'is yet...

The missions should all be browsable also in uploadin' order (as well as player mode, game).

PS. The JPG support's still missing.
It's just a game. Face it.
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Re: Descent Level Database

Post by Alter-Fox » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:18 pm

That's probably a good idea.
Though I'm happy enough to have an "official" community site where all the missions are in one place.
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