Clarify that "characters" are profiles and improve the feature. This seems to cause confusion on the site so I thought about making a post about it, instead of this being a side discussion in other topics.
I'm not perfectly sure what the whole character thing is supposed to be either, it's handy to have different profiles under one account (such as sfw & nsfw accounts, or just having a more private account alongside the main), but this feature is not useful for listing characters since I am not intending to act as most of my characters, nor watch people as my character. Instead I'd want to list them all in my main account and display my characters there.
How I think this could be improved:
- Rename "characters" to "profiles", since this seems to be the main confusion. Profile is a more correct term to describe what "characters" currently do.
- Add ability to have different content settings between different profiles, especially different blacklist & favorite tags for a different browsing experience.
- Add new tab to profile: Characters. Character submission would include information of the character and image material of it (unlimited images preferrably). This is really handy for commissioning or generally keeping track of all your characters when you have over 20 of them. Nabyn had a really nice character page idea for example ( http://www.nabyn.com/character.php?id=3821 - see also ability to credit artists outside the community when reposting commissions )
With those changes, the feature would be more clear to most people I think. But it doesn't take away the option to create a profile for a specific character and act as it - so it should benefit everyone :3
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