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Link 'characters' or just have a base account where all characters are available?

FeyPhoenix 4 years ago updated by Digby (Community Manager) 3 years ago 3

I have way too many characters to split them all into separate 'accounts'. It would be great to just have an account and then have all the characters linked to it.


I mean, the character idea is kinda cool, but unless some kind of chat system was implemented or RP something, it seems kind of unnecessary, especially in the case of artists who just post commissions and what have you.


I haven't really been using the site long, nor have I posted things. I tried to check the knowledge base to see if there was any info there, but..... :|


Maybe I am missing something?


It it is supposed to be more like f-list, then we should maybe have the option to show all characters that are linked or something like that.


Honestly, I am just confused by it, because it makes me wonder what furrynetwork is trying to be. Is it primarily an art site like FA/weasyl/others? Or is it trying to be like a character/RP repository like charahub/f-list/f-chat/toyhouse? Is it trying to be both?


I realize this is more than just an idea, but I am curious because these answers and this suggestion all rely on what the site is planning to be. I'd certainly welcome a mix of art and RP, with some worldbuilding stuff. Been trying to get something going with that, but I absolutely abhor forum-style stuff. And f-chat/list is obviously very focused on the sexual aspect of RP.


I'm kinda getting off topic here.


Basically: I don't want to have to try and figure out what character to post something to maximize potential interactions if that is what I am going for.


Forgive my brain

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At the moment, it seems like there are two methods that would work for the majority of users:

  • Add character information to an individual profile.
  • Create separate characters and link (if desired) back to the main profile

Because we have the tools to create a separate character, we don't have plans to implement character pages on a single profile. I do realize it can be difficult to know how to best use these tools. If getting a number of viewers to a main account is important, it may be good to upload all images to a main profile and sorting them with folders.

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I think it's mainly confusing because they're called characters when it's actually just different profiles entirely, not really characters as we usually think them. I'm gonna assume that they first had one idea and developed the site a bit, then had a better idea and the characters weren't properly thought out when the idea changed. Because they're mostly just confusing.


I like the idea that you can have multiple separated profiles under one login, I'd like them even more separated actually: different blacklist and content settings depending on character. Although an actual feature to list all your characters on a single account would be nice too, kinda like old nabyn did: each character were on a list and when you clicked them it opened a single page with all that characters information and submissions linked to the said character - you can technically do this by one submission type and put them to folders, or create a story entry about the character in question because stories can have images on them too.


I really have all the ideas how to use the story feature for everything else but stories xD

Well, if it was meant for profiles in the sense of... like an artist wants to keep NSFW and SFW separate or keep all extreme fetishes separate, sure. I can see that. If that is the case, then the title of it should be changed from character to something more appropriate.


If it was originally going one direction but then veered off, this should have been a simple change lol.


I like how weasyl has their site set up, the only thing it is missing is the ability to link a gallery/folder to a character page, but that is actually something that is on the docket, IIRC.


With the character submission category, you can have basic info, backstory/anything you want and, currently, one image attachment. It also has submission folders and I use them to put all the rest of the character's images in one place arranged by universe>character. Submissions can only be in one folder, currently, but being able to put an image into multiple folders is a suggestion on their forums as well.


And in case you are curious, here is how I have mine set up: https://www.weasyl.com/~feyphoenix



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At the moment, it seems like there are two methods that would work for the majority of users:

  • Add character information to an individual profile.
  • Create separate characters and link (if desired) back to the main profile

Because we have the tools to create a separate character, we don't have plans to implement character pages on a single profile. I do realize it can be difficult to know how to best use these tools. If getting a number of viewers to a main account is important, it may be good to upload all images to a main profile and sorting them with folders.