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Emote Tab Overhauls

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As everyone who clicks on the Emote Tab when making a raffle can see, the thing is a mess. It's just an alphabetical wall-of-emoji that's hard to use, especially if you don't already know an emote's name. If a wall-of-text is considered an eye sore, then this should be too vvv

At least I can read a wall of text.

 

That's why I feel the Emote Tab needs to be sorted into multiple categories. I also suggest a Favorites Tab that opens first, kinda like a 'homepage' of sorts.

 

First, the categories. We can go by similar themes, like games the emotes are from. TF2 should get it's own slot, for example, as it has 39* emotes, even when excluding some related ones like :tip: and :predecessor:. Similar 'characters', like the Blobs, the CSD faces, and the Jantrans, can sort into three more categories. And so on with the other emotes, of course. This would make it easier for everyone to find most emotes that they need. No more searching for that one anime girl emote you saw but didn't catch the name of. Thanks to the new 'DDLC' tab, you found :natsukitsun: easily.

 

*Fun fact, I actually counted wrong the first time. I might still be incorrect! This is what I mean when I call the current system a 'mess'.

 

Just a tiny mock-up of a few tabs.

 

And now, the Favorites Tab. Upon opening the Emote Tab, you'll land on this category. At first it's empty, with a small textbot at the bottom. All you need to do it type in the name of the emotes you want, and they are now a 'Favorite'. Now you have easy access to it every time you make a raffle.

 

A benefit of the Sorting System would be that emotes would not load until you open their tab. So it can even benefit anyone using mobile, since less emotes loaded = less data, right? (Okay, I don't know how that works, but I'm assuming the emote loading being reducing from a couple hundred to maybe fifteen would help out.) But anyway, instead of loading the whole gallery of emotes, you would be greeted to the much smaller Favorites Tab, cutting out all emotes irrelevant to you/your raffle.

 

To recap and conclude, I suggest adding some organization to the Emotes Tab, along with a new Favorite System. While it's technically two separate ideas that can be split, I feel they go together well. And I hope they will be implemented soon enough.:tip: But for now, good day to you.

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21 minutes ago, Major S.A. 99 said:

 

1. A Favorites/Recently Used/etc. would definitely be great to have, have it be a star or something so it doesn't take a lot of space.

 

2. I think that yes, Tabs would really help to organize them, but I do disagree with the way you described it. With how you described it, there probably would be a dozen or so Tabs, taking a lot of space and likely ending up being a mess of their own.

 

I think that they should just be: Animated, Blob, Other, TF2.

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On 3/25/2019 at 10:49 PM, Gaia's Minion said:

1. A Favorites/Recently Used/etc. would definitely be great to have, have it be a star or something so it doesn't take a lot of space.

 

2. I think that yes, Tabs would really help to organize them, but I do disagree with the way you described it. With how you described it, there probably would be a dozen or so Tabs, taking a lot of space and likely ending up being a mess of their own.

 

I think that they should just be: Animated, Blob, Other, TF2.

 

Nice categories, but I would also add a Site Emotes tab for things like :boop:, :tip3: and :baa:

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On 3/25/2019 at 10:49 PM, Gaia's Minion said:

1. A Favorites/Recently Used/etc. would definitely be great to have, have it be a star or something so it doesn't take a lot of space.

 

2. I think that yes, Tabs would really help to organize them, but I do disagree with the way you described it. With how you described it, there probably would be a dozen or so Tabs, taking a lot of space and likely ending up being a mess of their own.

 

I think that they should just be: Animated, Blob, Other, TF2.

I feel like the tabs would feel a little bit more oragnized if they were Blob, TF2, Video Game Misc., and General Misc.

Some emotes can even be put into their own little groups within each tab, ie. in the TF2 tab, we have the characters grouped with each other and then items grouped together whilst all being on the same page.

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1 hour ago, Cheddar the Gamer Grill said:

I feel like the tabs would feel a little bit more oragnized if they were Blob, TF2, Video Game Misc., and General Misc.

Some emotes can even be put into their own little groups within each tab, ie. in the TF2 tab, we have the characters grouped with each other and then items grouped together whilst all being on the same page.

The thing would be what exactly would be considered Video Game and what would be General.

 

Like, most emotes are based on video game stuff (characters, items, etc.) so what exactly would the criteria be for them to be considered General?

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On 3/26/2019 at 3:49 AM, Gaia's Minion said:

1. A Favorites/Recently Used/etc. would definitely be great to have, have it be a star or something so it doesn't take a lot of space.

 

2. I think that yes, Tabs would really help to organize them, but I do disagree with the way you described it. With how you described it, there probably would be a dozen or so Tabs, taking a lot of space and likely ending up being a mess of their own.

 

I think that they should just be: Animated, Blob, Other, TF2.

Ok, there should also be a tab for characters on the site, like :redscarfdragon: and :predecessor:

 

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6 hours ago, Gaia's Minion said:

The thing would be what exactly would be considered Video Game and what would be General.

 

Like, most emotes are based on video game stuff (characters, items, etc.) so what exactly would the criteria be for them to be considered General?

I think for General it would probably be anything thing wouldn't fit into the other tabs, the emotes like the boop emotes.

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9 hours ago, Thunderdragon.24 said:

Ok, there should also be a tab for characters on the site, like :redscarfdragon: and :predecessor:

 

This could also be a bit tricky. There are some emotes that are based on specific rafflers, but then there's others that represent rafflers but aren't exactly original creations, like :fennekin::derpmouse::zorua::szorua::scrambler: and some more. So would they be on the "raffler" emotes tab even if they weren't created/invented by said rafflers?

 

And also there's a lot of blob emotes based on rafflers, so would those blobs go on that tab instead of the Blob tab?

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On 3/25/2019 at 8:49 PM, Gaia's Minion said:

1. A Favorites/Recently Used/etc. would definitely be great to have, have it be a star or something so it doesn't take a lot of space.

 

2. I think that yes, Tabs would really help to organize them, but I do disagree with the way you described it. With how you described it, there probably would be a dozen or so Tabs, taking a lot of space and likely ending up being a mess of their own.

 

I think that they should just be: Animated, Blob, Other, TF2.

Small example of how it'd look like:

 

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As I said, the Star would be Favorites/Recently Used/Most Used.

 

*Also, I think Smiley should be replaced by Emote.

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3 hours ago, Jesse said:

The text editor for raffles is 3rd party software that we didn't develop, it's https://ckeditor.com/

It may be possible for us to implement this into a plugin for it, but it's just unlikely.

Are there more cases of this? Would help to avoid suggesting things that you can't really control/change/edit/etc.

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