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2 minutes ago, purplehaze said:

Is something broken? I seem to be seeing an unusual number of adults in the site recently. Usually when I click through the "view all" pages I see maybe one or two at the most. I just went through and saw at least 10 or 12. Same a day or two ago. Not a major problem, just not what I am used to seeing, so I thought I would mention it.

Almost certainly something wrong; I had to do some emergency maintenance on the server the other day and in the current heatwave didn't want to go through all my sites to check if any had broken. XD I'll check now!

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Huh, no, I can't seem to see any errors related to the update or otherwise. Looks like it was just a coincidence after all?

 

The adult cleaning script runs at :13 and :43 each hour; so, for what it's worth, expect maximum adults at :12 and :42.

 

Thank you for the report, though! I'm honestly surprised, given the timing, that it isn't broken as far as I can tell. XD

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 Can't get on to enter new dragons; import all gets me:

Not Found

The requested URL was not found on this server.


Apache/2.4.25 (Debian) Server at leviathan.thorngale.net Port 443
 
 
Anyone else finding this?

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1 hour ago, Ruby Eyes said:

Getting the same. Looks like https://leviathan.thorngale.net/populate-lab.php does not exist.

Lab?

Oops! I added some minor functionality to account.php last night (invisible to you all, but it's there :D) and I managed to screw up the link. Should work again! Mea culpa. (In fact, if you're navigated to "populate-scroll.php", it would have worked. XD It was literally just the link that was derped.)

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Out of curiosity, what is everyone's opinion on adding a creature banner for views at the bottom of the clicks page, i.e. just a couple of (probably-)unclickable images displaying submitted dragons?

 

Just for some context, there's a precedent for this; emmilely installed one ages ago and it generated too many views, so she took it back out again. That said, that was during peak Daily Dragon Fix, when this site on its own, even without the view banner, hatched eggs approximately by the time they could hatch. These days, judging by a test I've done, a whole week of Daily Dragon Fix alone yields only approximately 80 unique views and maybe 200 overall views, which is not quite enough to hatch an egg before it dies (especially the low overall views, really - the unique views are only narrowly shy of hatching stats, possibly even sufficient).

 

Just to be clear, even if I do add this, I wouldn't want to ratchet this up too quickly - people currently rely on the site being a low-view site, after all. In my mind's eye regarding where this ought to lead, I think I would like DDF eventually to be a site that can hatch even zyus on its own, if only barely (I never intend for it to be predominantly for views, there are enough excellent sites for that). In other words, not aiming toward hatching eggs at the 4d mark, just in the last couple of hours (for the stubborn breeds), when used standalone.

 

Thoughts?

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I count on being able to put new eggs on the site at 7 days. Right now it is totally safe to do that. I'm not sure if what you are proposing would change that, but if it does I wouldn't like it.

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Personally, I don't rely on the site as a main source of views and I don't expect it to be that. Like Purple said, I also put eggs in at 7 days and I enjoy the site being a low-views site! :) I wouldn't mind either way, though, depending on how it's implemented.

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48 minutes ago, purplehaze said:

I count on being able to put new eggs on the site at 7 days. Right now it is totally safe to do that. I'm not sure if what you are proposing would change that, but if it does I wouldn't like it.

❤️ Just to soothe: Note that I would definitely not want to change that - hence the scheme of increasing views slowly and carefully. Giving an egg enough views to hatch at, say, the 0d 6h mark, should not even remotely make it sick.

 

For comparison, I currently put my dragons into Valley Sherwood (and only there) at 7d, where they never get sick - and if Valley Sherwood were the only site I used (and it did not have an ER), I project that the non-stubborn breeds would hatch somewhere between the 4d and 3d mark (without incubate), i.e. a much, much higher background rate of views than DDF has. ^_^

 

20 minutes ago, Paintra said:

Personally, I don't rely on the site as a main source of views and I don't expect it to be that. Like Purple said, I also put eggs in at 7 days and I enjoy the site being a low-views site! :) I wouldn't mind either way, though, depending on how it's implemented.

Thanks for your thoughts!

 

I'll definitely wait for more thoughts before doing anything (even carefully), though. At the moment this is an idea; I am not set on it. I am mostly driven by the belief that, while it's definitely true almost all people use more than one hatchery (myself included), I feel the individual hatcheries should (try to) be self-sufficient enough that the dragons submitted solely there would not die. It just feels like a responsibility I should at least consider having, heh. ^_^;;

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