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  1. 12 minutes ago, LadyLyzar said:

    Otherwise, you should have to enter your scroll password.


    I agree with everything you said except for this. That's a spoopy way for some malicious user to steal your password. I'm also not sure how the scrambling would work (seeing a different code than the actual egg is?) Otherwise, I do think the sickness system is broken. Also, there used to be a fansite that you had to log into to use (not sure if it's still around). 


    Perhaps sickness disappears after a day or two. That way if you add an egg to a fansite, you'd have to stick around to watch it hatch, but after a day or two, you can throw it in without worry. That way you could keep it fogged for the amount of time sickness is in play (or ward). Hatchlings could also be vulnerable for a certain amount of time to add a bit of challenge, but if you fog immediately, it won't be in danger. I feel like that would deter viewbombers enough to not be able to kill even ER eggs.


    2 minutes ago, Alrexwolf said:

    I also would... probably stop playing if codes were scrambled. As someone who pretty much only plays to pick up codes that interest me that would completely ruin my play experience. Every bit of it.


    This also. Codes are a pretty big part of my playing experience right now as well.

  2. 4 minutes ago, hazeh said:

    Hahaha it's a perfect name for odd eyes! His shelter name was Chuckie and I was all, uh, no. Haha. Bowie is actually part Aussie! We had a DNA test done (I got it for free since I worked at an animal clinic) and he's a quarter German Shepard, and I guess like 12% Aussie, 12% heeler, and 12% Rottweiler. The rest is too mixed to tell. He's so smart though! He was supposedly found on the street and wasn't neutered yet (estimated at 5 years old) but he was house trained and knew some commands already. Has pretty good manners, though he is stranger shy. But he picks up on new tricks so fast, it blows my mind. Like, I taught him how to spin around in twenty minutes. o_o

    Forrest and Jemmy would be awesome names. Do you live in an area that has extreme climates though? I worry about exclusively outdoor dogs with heat or frost/snow. 


    And awww thank you. I agree, he's such a pretty boy. Here's another pic lol We put fairy wings on him at work, and he was not amused. 


    We live in the South US. I grew up with dogs exclusively outside (we wouldn't get one that needs constant attention or that needs to be inside) and we wouldn't chain them. We typically want tons of land for them to run, fences, and perhaps some sheeps for them to mess with. The dogs that we had had a shelter (like large dog house deal, we called it a doggie condo) and access to a pond and constant drinking water. We would definitely let them in during significant weather events. :) 

  3. 2 minutes ago, Fuzzbucket said:

    Exactly. One of your friends. It has nothing to do with actual dialogue.


    And I'm willing to bet that if this were trialled, it would never be stopped - however many of is disliked it because "we can't see what the majority wants as they don't all post..." and that would be even more true when people were just popping buttons instead. "see; they like it !"


    But if the majority of people don't have a problem with it, is it a problem? :( But I consider a lot of people here as my friends. More so than my "Facebook friends" which are mostly acquaintances at best. I would probably like more things here than there. The reaction feature isn't supposed to replace dialogue. And the nature of this board as a forum will probably result in no fewer posts since most people DO want to post their opinions. 


    Also no one can actually say they dislike or like it at this point because we haven't had the opportunity to use it yet. 

  4. Idk it's fun to give hearts to people's posts when they have an accomplishment or you like what they're saying. It's just a satisfying thing to me. I'm pretty sure there's actual science behind it. XD It's the same as on FB or anything like that. One of your friends has something cool happen to them... boom like. or heart react. It just makes it easier than posting to something "Congrats!" or "Awesome!" which would be spammy and I don't like doing that. It's fun neat little feature. I mean, a lot of other people may agree. We don't really know until we can try it.


    I like giving hearts more than receiving them. I wouldn't really be concerned about how many people react to my post, it's more of a poke like "hey I read your post and neat!" rather than "The only reason you're relevant is because I hearted this" because I think that's a poor way to view receiving reacts on your posts, and isn't really their intention.

  5. I think you're right that it would probably just be another feature that doesn't tremendously help or harm. Either way its a kind of fun idea, and I'm sure if anything bad happened with it TJ would discontinue the feature as he did with polls (even though it wasn't discontinued due to a bad occurrence). From what I saw from where someone posted a link to a forum like this and people were using reacts, it didn't seem as if they were being abused... they were just kind of there. Which was neat to me. 


    I'm sure if I noticed that there was a lot of negativity being spread, I would probably personally ask for it to be removed. It's just a hard thing to speculate about either way.

  6. 4 hours ago, hazeh said:

    What's funny is I happened to look at the webpage of a nearby shelter the other day, and one of their available dogs was named Bowie and had the same eye colors as my dog. We almost convinced ourselves to go meet him (we would have renamed him David or ziggy/starman). Unfortunately we can't have more than one dog right now, but when we get a house our boy will get a buddy! 

    He's the biggest goof I know. He just climbed on top of me in bed and is trying to mimic the cat by curling up on my side (60 lbs of solid dog is not easy to breathe under, let me just tell you...).


    Oh my goodness I didn't realize he was odd-eyed! That's so funny. XD My bf and I want an odd eyed Aussie and we were going to name him Bowie as well. Omg so sweet. I want to squish him. <3 <3 We're also thinking about adopting a male and female and naming them Forrest and Jenny. We have to wait until we have a large enough yard until we get a dog. We hopefully want them to be exclusively outdoors because we already have a cat, and she's not really compatible with other animals. We love her though. :) We are 100% sure we want to adopt though.


    tbh your dog is one of the prettiest and most photogenic dogs I've ever seen c:

  7. 5 hours ago, olympe said:

    And next time we check, someone tells us how they lost all their new precious (holiday?) eggs, and the culprit(s) and their bot army adding hundreds of Hahas. Brilliant.


    Well... isn't that what reporting to mods is for? It seems like a far-fetched hypothetical. 


    3 hours ago, HeatherMarie said:

    See, this here. The thing is, people can say 'that wouldn't happen here' and 'DCers are more mature then that' etc etc all they want, but honestly it *does* happen elsewhere so why is it so hard to believe it could happen here? Especially since DC has a serious problem lately with malicious viewbombing, so we *know* that there are indeed people playing this game who go to great lengths to upset and annoy others. Pretty much any possible 'reaction' has a huge potential for abuse, as shown in this 'haha' example. Some might assume that a 'haha' reaction for funny posts is totally innocent, until you post upset and sad that you lost a really important dragon and get people 'haha'ing it, then it's not so innocent anymore. 


    Again, wouldn't that help the mods narrow down who is doing the viewbombing? It's not like rules can't be put into place about it. I'm sure the feature can also be taken away if someone abuses it. 

    3 hours ago, HeatherMarie said:

    And yes, mods could see who made those reactions and possibly take action, but that doesn't do a darn thing to *prevent* it from happening in the first place. If you are upset and get 'reacts' that upset you more, any action that a mod might take after the fact doesn't really help. If multiple people band together to abuse reactions in some way or another, maybe mods would stop them sooner or later, but the damage has already been done, you can't make people unsee those 'haha's or whatever, and honestly I just think there is more potential for negativity with them then any potential for good.


    But... if we nab the few people doing it, it wouldn't happen again... and I don't really understand how a few small instances will take away from the overall point of them. We can also ban spammers, but that doesn't really prevent it from happening. Pretty awful things have been posted on the forums before, but the ability to post hasn't been taken away for everyone. I think that there is a lot more potential for positivity than negativity, and none of these arguments have really provided enough evidence for me otherwise? That's to say it's all "expect the worst" speculation.


    But I do agree with ya'll. Those things could happen, and I do think we need to keep that in mind, but maybe think of ways to prevent it rather than scrapping the whole idea altogether. :) I think it could be fun!


    I still say a trial run would be best.

  8. 9 hours ago, HeatherMarie said:

    I can't imagine how frustrated I would be if I posted a Suggestion that I was very excited about discussing, and instead of a well-thought-out conversation I got two actual post-responses and 15 'support' reacts


    I find it interesting how people see it differently too. I think I see where you're coming from with this. But I also think reactions may help the problem you have with not getting a discussion. Many posts may not actually be discussing things, just saying "Great idea!" without saying why. That will clutter the board for the responses you DO want to address, but you can still see how many "support" reactions you have on your original post. That may also be good for gauging interest. Then perhaps you may expand your idea and see how it evolves. I think it would mostly be a tool to use. 


    I think I would be open to a trial run of the feature just to see how people like it/dislike it in general. 

  9. On 2/21/2018 at 4:55 PM, hazeh said:

    Bowie got his pictures taken at his vet for Valentine's Day! He was boarded there over the weekend, and when we picked him up the girls up front surprised us with these pictures. He's such a ham!


    That face! WHAT A GOOD BOY OMG. AND THAT NAME. ;) This just made my day so much better.

  10. 7 hours ago, SkyWolf25 said:

    Speaking of descriptions, which button should I click for minor grammar and punctuation errors? Approve, reject or abstain? I write corrections in the comments section, but I always become indecisive about rejection/approval.


    You can do any of those things, honestly. I would say Reject or Abstain. That lets me know that there's something wrong with the description. Then make sure to go into detail about what corrections need to be made; saves me tons of time, then I can correct the mistakes or put "Make suggested corrections" based on what you said. I often do the former if I'm not in a hurry. 


    @JavaTigress Check your descriptions; I'm pretty sure I cleared yours out.

  11. I don't have DSL or fiberoptic (I live in a low-income rural area that doesn't even have cell service in many places)... and the ads load a solid 2-3 seconds AFTER eggs appear. The eggs appear almost instantly. I've also found DC is one of the *only* sites that actually loads (images and all) when our service is at its worst. 


    I turned adblock on and off, and saw no difference in the amount of time the eggs appeared to me (updated). However, the ads themselves do load more slowly when enabled which is kind of annoying to see the page spinning a bit longer. I can also refresh the page as many times as I like before the ads load, and the eggs still update on the AP instantly. What TJ says about how the cave is supposed to load checks out for me.  

  12. I personally am neutral on this also for the most part, but overall I think it's a good idea. Especially in suggestions or a thread like that. My thought processes is mostly that we can avoid "I support this." with no additional suggestion by having some kind of "support" reaction. This would make it easier to see what people really think of ideas and maybe they could progress a bit farther. I mean, TJ says they're configurable. We could easily have a "support" react. I like the "like" one too, if it's a heart, then it would be good for threads like the Congrats thread and things like that. "Hey I caught a CB gold!" *racks up some hearts*. Some people don't want to go through the trouble to post "CONGRATS!", so they don't congratulate people at all.


    The only hesitation I have is that DC forums turns into a popularity contest. 30 people get hundreds of likes for some reason; whereas, newer/lesser known members don't get any. Then we turn into social media mining for likes. However, that is a worst case scenario, and I don't think many people will like something at all. It'll just be a feature that a few people utilize, but still a thing that's available.


    The only default ones that I see that are relevant are "Like" and "Haha". Some people say funny things. I'd like to laugh at their post without getting off topic. :) I think this is a more fun, fresh idea than a harmful one meant to make users feel unappreciated. I DON'T think under any circumstance that there should be NEGATIVE reacts available. 


    ETA: Another thought. If mods would be able to see who reacts, and no one else will be able to see, we will be able to nip harassment in the bud (and probably remove reactions), and we would probably have a better way to gauge who is doing the harassing. May be a helpful thing across the board.

  13. I have never really seen where the ads have prevented the actual cave page from loading. Usually, the ads take a bit longer than the eggs to load, so I fail to see how the non-invasive ads interfere with catching. DC has never been in any way, shape, or form a pay to play website. Nonetheless, I'll move this to Suggestions and see what LadyLyzar and TJ think. I don't think it really fits in SD as it's more of a suggestion thread.


    And if the "PLS DON'T BLOCK ADS" ads are the issue, I don't see why you don't just not block ads for DC? I'm not trying to be unhelpful, just trying to really understand the issue you're having. 


    Also the point of ads is to generate revenue to keep the site running... if ads are an inconvenience I think you can donate any sort of amount to DC and have the ads removed. I've never done so; kind of debating it now. I feel as if the small donation fixes the problems as well. 


    Edit: Also, sorry I didn't see the option for leaving a link in SD from where I moved this, I hope that doesn't cause issues with your finding this thread.

  14. Perhaps PM any of the spriters who worked on the last event. You can find the credits in this post: 



    I'm fairly certain Process orchestrated the event for Valentine's Day. :)


    If you have any more questions, perhaps @ some spriters in this thread:



    If you have any additional questions, feel free to PM me. I'm going to close this as it's more of an answered question than a discussion thread. 


  15. 2 hours ago, JavaTigress said:

    Not to pester anyone but I am curious as to what the average wait time these days is for getting dragon descriptions approved?


    I knocked about 100 or so out last night. I would say 2-3 weeks at the most. The last time I cleared it completely out was last month. Every time I turn around, I knock it to 100 or so in the queue, and I blink and it's at 300 again. XD  

  16. 40 minutes ago, Common Collector's Competition said:

    Hi all.


    Little mod question. Who can I pm to ask for a thread clean now? The mods that used to clean the Common Collectors thread have all left and I'm not sure who to ask anymore. :unsure:


    Thanks in advance. Raphy ^^


    I can do it a bit later. :) Just PM me which posts to clear. 

  17. 13 hours ago, Draconiusultamius said:

    Can I name my arsani ‘the last arse’?  I know it’s inappropriate, but its in reference to the breed being called arsani and for it being the last Valentine’s Day dragon on my scroll to grow up.


    That's fine; there's already a dragon named arse. I feel like not everyone knows that term. 

    PDC can weigh in, too tho. c: 


    On 2/19/2018 at 7:57 AM, Toyo said:

    I was going to name my 2018 holiday "Dickon," after the character in The Secret Garden. 


    Is that okay? It's a name, not anything dirty, but it does have the d-word in it. I wanted to make sure it wouldn't set off any censor alerts before I put it on a cb holiday :)

    That's fine too. :) 


    I'm also not sure if I agree with the inebriation one. I feel like there are lots of dragons with alcohol references. It's never really been an illegal substance.

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