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  1. Yes to this suggestion. It seems like a good option to have.

    Having recently bred my holiday dragons and... having to go through and abandon that one egg it had me keep :P Sort of a pain. Having the option to just send the lot to the AP if we wish would simplify things immensely.


  2. 1 hour ago, 49ER said:

    Yes, best not to make a list.  I have seen so many cb prize owners make a huge list, and end up quitting, like Astreya did.  And even the most prolific prize breeders only breed 8 to 12 shinies a year, unless they are bred to holidays.  

    My suggestion would be to (after doing the two you promised) breed yourself some nice 2gs,  Then you can have them to try and breed 3gs for trade.  Save making IOU's of 2gs for something really special, and do it one person at a time, so you don't stress out.

    Well, the IOU I did was for a Neglected so... pretty special, I'd say. 

     

    But yes, I think that is exactly what I will do.


  3. 1 hour ago, Astreya said:

    Congrats!

     

    As I was among the winners of one of the original Prizes in 2011, I did about all the mistakes one could make - among them telling people I'd just gift shinies. You absolutely need to learn to say "no". I ended up with a list of almost 40 people, and of course Cayvyn decided to be stubborn. I felt under so much pressure that I finally succumbed to a nervous breakdown and completely disappeared from DC for around a year or so. Fortunately my list was a pure "gift lift" and no IOUs, so I decided to wipe it clean when I returned, and now I only do trades and only when people ask nicely.

     

    Another word of advice: Never ever get involved in an IOU with new releases or very common breeds. Look at the offspring of Cayvyn with Costa and then guess how long it took me to fulfil the deal:  https://dragcave.net/progeny/04MNk

     

    Other than that - have fun and don't let anyone nag you or pressure you!

     

    Thanks for all the pointers. I sort of have already promised her first two eggs. One to someone for a trade for an ND and another  Because I wanted togift them.... but I think I may hold off on making any FURTHER promises. :) Not get myself into any FURTHER debt , for now. XD After ALL... I think I'd SORT of like to have an eg or two for myself, as well. :) 


  4. 1 minute ago, The Dragoness said:

    Congrats! What kind of information are you looking for?

     

    The biggest thing I stress to new winners is to be careful with lists. It's very easy to end up with too many IOUs that will make breeding for yourself impossible. I actually just finished up an IOU from October 2018. Don't bite off more than you can chew--limit yourself to 2 or 3 people if you really want to do a list. Rotating mates might also help you get a shiny faster. 

    :) That is the sort of general info I am looking for. Just...general stuff like that.


  5. 2 hours ago, Imzadi said:

    Congrats to Dohaerys and Infinis, and thanks again to TJ09 for the new release. ( Even if I wasn't expecting it.)

    Here here to this! :)

     

    Here I was thinking I was gonna give my scroll a rest and prepare my Incubators for the upcoming Holiday festivities but... well... new releases are hard to resist. XD 


  6. On 9/3/2019 at 4:10 PM, Sazandora said:

    I swear I've seen several BSAs like this being suggested in the old BSA forum... but it's long gone now.

    I don't use Earthquake myself so I doubt I'd find this all that useful, but I'm sure someone else could find it useful so eh... I'll support it.

    I don't use earthquake much either. PRIMARILY because I very generally have at least ONE egg I'd be loathe to risk on the gamble. IF I had this option I might very WELL consider using it.

     

    So.. support... even IF I didn't use it, having the option is cool and makes sense to me. :)


  7. I can't believe it, I can't actually believe it!

    This month luck was with me! I got a CB bronze shimmer!

     

    Been wanting one for AGES! ( And entering religiously every month ;) )


  8. The more I follow this thread and read about this the more I conclude that it is one of those ideas that might prove to be more trouble than it is worth.

     

    HOWEVER AFAIK, TJ can choose NOT to use them, so we don't know for a fact that he will. He was merely gauging interest, as far as I can tell.


  9. 46 minutes ago, olympe said:

    And someone else would like to add a 👍 because they like Java. Or tigers. Or the poster. Someone else will want to add 👍 because they agree with part of the statement - like that things tend to get heated here. Which is totally true, btw. 

    And... while I can see where you are coming from @Uther_Pendragon , I can sort of agree with olympe in that there are a NUMBER of reasons someone might use a response and that actually stopping to think about WHY you like/agree ( Or NOT) with a post in order to effectively reply can actually be a good thing. :)

     

    And @HeatherMarie... :unsure: I guess the problem is that those of us that don't suffer from that kind of anxiety have a hard time understanding how difficult it must be for those that do.


  10. 19 minutes ago, Uther_Pendragon said:

    BUT: I did not even dream that these could/would be used to abuse posters, and other abuses you talked about earlier. If this space can be that contentious and nasty, then adding reactions aren't the thing to do.

     

    Well, it isn't even that they DEFINITELY would be REGULARLY used in those ways here... the problem is that they COULD be.

    And, I'll be honest. Quite likely WOULD be next time things on here got heated.

     

    Therein lies the problem with this, for me personally.

     

    Don't get me wrong. It isn't USUALLY that contentious and nasty on here. Not USUALLY.

    Just that some people feel very, VERY strongly about certain things and... heated 'discussions' have happened on here in the past. *Sweetlings, anyone?*

     

    THAT being the case... I CAN understand the caution towards something like this.

     


  11. 5 minutes ago, Fuzzbucket said:

     

    I want people not to be able to give me reactions. I do not want them. Post your thoughts or refrain kind of thing. I don't care that you liked or didn't like my post, I only want to know why.

     

     

    That would be rather silly of them - but I can't prevent it. It wouldn't be attached to MY post though ;)

     

     

    You got it right first time. I want out completely.

     

    And yes we can ignore users. I have a couple I already ignore. That has nothing to do with this. (and before someone asks: two for harassment to breed by PM, two for their views on abortion which became tedious and the other I would rather not discuss... Suffice it to say that I know she has me on ignore too :lol: )

    Then perhaps an opt out could do both things?

     

    Make it so you personally can't get or give reactions... AND make everyone else's reactions invisible to you in order to prevent  the sort of circumvention of it that @olympe described.

    An opt out would mean that, in effect, they don't exist for you. ;)


  12. 11 minutes ago, olympe said:

    But I guess I might have misunderstood the way fuzzbucket explained the "opt out" feature - I thought it was meant so that you cannot *get* reactions nor *give* them. I didn't understand it as just being unable to *see* them.

    Well, and I may have misunderstood what they meant, too. BUT I DO know that we have the ability to see or not see signatures. I guess I was assuming that that was sort of how that would work. Again... I may have misunderstood.Fair point about bullies and petty people, of course, BUT that sort of bullying wouldn't be possible if , when I opt out, reactions become completely invisible. It simply wouldn't effect me.

     

    We can ALSO set it to ignore posts and activity from particular users entirely if I understand correctly. ( Correct me if I am in error...)

     

    If that is used, my understanding is, the 'muted' individual's stuff just ... poofs.

    It becomes invisible to you.

     

    Not a thing I have ever needed to use, mind you, but SORT of nice to know it is there if I DO ever need it.


  13. 5 minutes ago, olympe said:

    Unfortunately, even if you opt out - expect someone else to just quote your post to gather reactions for it... Sure, mods will likely delete these things, but it probably will take a while. Especially if you're not in the US time zones and active during times they aren't.

     

    To what purpose?

     

    I can't imagine WHY someone would care enough about SOMEONE ELSE gaining reactions to quote it JUST for that reason. Seems silly to me, but what do I know. 

    Besides... wouldn't a "Quote... here give this person reactions!" type post be considered spam and removed as such?

     

    And ANYWAY... if I have it set so I can't SEE whether or not I have reactions, how would it effect me?


  14. 1 hour ago, Fuzzbucket said:

    I know you aren't, sweety :wub:

     

    It would remove so much from discussion. Here, at the moment, we have  actual discussions where people actually state their point of view. With reactions, many wouldn't bother (a lot have already said this, that they would click rather than post) and also you WOULD get people clicking "like" on their friends' posts without reading them. You'd have no idea what they liked, you'd have no idea why they "liked" it; you'd have no idea if they have any ideas of their own, or if it's just a reflex action because "hey Grey posted; I LIKE Grey", click. They mean nothing, and they would take away a lot. And like it or not, it WOULD become a popularity contest. (I don't THINK it would go as far as olympe suggested with people PMing, offering eggs for likes - but you never know !)

     

    Tell you what - try it out in General Discussion - an area which at least doesn't affect the actual game. See how it goes there. See how it changes discussion style.

    The thing is, tho... IF I feel the desire to post, it is because I have something to say that a mere 'reaction' would NOT capture?

    While contrarywise... a reaction might work in cases like Dragon requests where a full blown post to a thread might be unwelcome and spammy?

     

    I dunno... personally I can see myself using them for two different things.

     

    AT said... I can understand that not everyone would view it that way. I sort of see the concerns with them... and DON'T get me wrong, I DO see the potential for abuse. BUT do keep in mind that this ISN'T Facebook. Maybe it wouldn't pan out the way people are thinking... and, honestly , the forum works well as is. Maybe we don't even need them. If we DO get them, however... it'd probably be best if they were entirely optional. like.. we have the ability to ignore signatures, yes? So why not be able to ignore such a thing, too? All told, I can live without them... but if they were added I wouldn't go so far as to say that it would necessarily drive me away, either.


  15. 3 hours ago, Kaini said:

     

    Descriptions are all user submitted. Sometimes people submit spam ones. Your best bet is to let a moderator know so we can get them out of the queue.

     

    I've been seeing these and rejecting them.

    Thank you, Kaini. The queue gets backlogged ENOUGH without spammy descriptions... :(


  16. 8 minutes ago, Justie said:

    I think it is the lack of choice that so offends and frustrates those who are against walls. 

     

     

    Yes, I agree. That is why I'd almost favor a combination of options... give USERS some ability to determine what they see in the AP. So long as everyone has the power... I don't see that as gamebreaking.


  17. 21 minutes ago, 11th said:

    Here are my thoughts on the suggestions thus far.

     

    Filters for breeds: I'm staunchly against anything that allows an individual user to change how the AP is seen. Everyone should see the same things so that hunting is fair.

     

    May I point OUT tho, that EVERYONE would have the option to filter by breeds. Therefor while I agree that if ONLY one person ( or a select few...) had that power, it would be unfair and problematic... I fail to see how it gives anyone an unfair advantage to filter by breed IF everyone can do it. I mean... we have that option for the tradehub, don't we? Ditto for the Bred/CB toggle. Everyone would have the option and I THINK that there generally Aren't LIKELY to be very many CBs in the AP... and what ones there are would likely be picked up fairly quickly. 'Camping' on the CB toggle would have diminishing returns, after a while, I would think... though perhaps I'd be surprised.  AND bear in mind, too... not all users DO prioritize CB dragons. Some like 'em messy! 

     

    Personally... i kind of LIKE the idea of being able to filter for breed...or BARRING that, showing so many of a breed at a time? Maybe a combo of both?