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Cynthia Solus

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Might seem a silly ideam but here it is. I am curious if there could be a feature added where we can edit the order our characters are displayed. Say i use 3 char's more actively and i'd like them close to the top of my list's while those i dont play so much or shelved can be moved down. Simple idea just though it would be something to help make things more user friendly.



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Darth Vyrassu

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I agree

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Lunara Azure

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That would be useful


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Valiens Nantaris

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Characters are displayed in the order created.

 

There is no way to rearrange this except to merge them with one higher up the tree.


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Basca Terrix

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Unless you folks are creating Cira amounts of characters, this seems like far too much work for admins to re-code.

 

The juice isn't worth the squeeze, IMO.



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Alwine Lechner

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Characters are displayed in the order created.

 

There is no way to rearrange this except to merge them with one higher up the tree.

 

No they're not. Every character I make places itself somewhere random.


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Valiens Nantaris

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Alwine Lechner

That's not what I've seen with my profile or those of others I've seen.

 

Regardless, the solution, or lack of, is the same. Merge with one at the top of the list or you're out of luck.


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Tsisaar Taral

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Alwine Lechner

That's not what I've seen with my profile or those of others I've seen.

 

Regardless, the solution, or lack of, is the same. Merge with one at the top of the list or you're out of luck.

 

Semi-random aside, but I'd just like to mention that I'm in the same boat with characters-not-showing-up-in-order-created. Kinda threw me for a loop when I noticed it happen at first. Bit of an interesting thing in the programming.

 

totally not posting because i want to pretend i'm relevant


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Cynthia Solus

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to be fair it should not be that difficult to do. Its moving a text/link in the order displayed on a drop down.



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Audren Sykes

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Cynthia Solus

If you're looking at the end result HTML, sure. But to implement site-wide, it would be re-writing the display algorithm to dynamically pull information about the characters and sorting based on that information. From there you have the issue of what categorizes the profile as most active...someone who posts in the Posting Games forum consistently with a profile may not want that profile to be shown as a 'most active'. Another option would be to implement a user-based order where each person could go in and choose their order manually, similar to how Myspace did with their Top 8 so many years ago.

Both of these options would require retooling of various code blocks and testing. Much more effort than the comparatively small demand seen in this thread.

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Thurion Heavenshield

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Every character I make places itself somewhere random.

 

I might be wrong but I believe that once you merge or delete an account the next account you make takes its place on the list. Then the one after that goes to the bottom.


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Alwine Lechner

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Thurion Heavenshield Even following that, the placement in my pull down menu is not in order. I personally don't really care where I need to click to get the character I want, it's just the lack of understanding how the system decides that bugs me :)


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Cynthia Solus

If you're looking at the end result HTML, sure. But to implement site-wide, it would be re-writing the display algorithm to dynamically pull information about the characters and sorting based on that information. From there you have the issue of what categorizes the profile as most active...someone who posts in the Posting Games forum consistently with a profile may not want that profile to be shown as a 'most active'. Another option would be to implement a user-based order where each person could go in and choose their order manually, similar to how Myspace did with their Top 8 so many years ago.

Both of these options would require retooling of various code blocks and testing. Much more effort than the comparatively small demand seen in this thread.


Code-wise, it'd be easier to just add a new attribute to the account picker logic, that allows players to set a manual order for their accounts.

 

And when I say "it'd be easier," I only mean in comparison to doing it algorithmically. Without any understanding or knowledge of how the current extension works, if it's one that is available on the broader IPB market or just written for Chaos, or the extensibility of IPB, my best guess would be this would require a new attribute on the users table in the database, which the account picker would have to pull down in addition to the other information it does, and then sort based on that value (whether it was created manually or algorithmically).

 

This would likely increase the performance overhead (read: it would take longer for pages to load) for Chaos, both on the account picker itself, and in attempting to determine the order. It would definitely be worse if using an automatic algorithm. And I expect load balancing on Chaos is already under enough strain here, doing this could cause additional unforeseen problems down the road.

 

In other words, it's a bit of work just for the minor inconvenience of finding a character on a list.