One Yukkuri Place

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Topic: Experiment & text stories

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EasyV

As someone who occasionally write tales about yukkuri, I'm fascinated by the fact that every day there's a new anko uploaded to futaba.
Of course, one of the reasons behind this is that there are a lot more people than here, but still while looking at new stories (not really reading them... many are still too much for me), I also checked out the uploading and reader system.
It's basically a form that allows you to submit your story anonymously, with a bunch of convenient features.
It's definitely better than the google group we have now, even just for the search form.
(I'm not sure about upload moderation (think of what's on the google group), because I didn't upload anything myself.)
For fun, I decided to try an create something similar, and in the end I managed to make something.

You can find it here: vannilla.org/creamy/home.html
I've added three stories I've written in the past so you can read something.
The user interface sucks, yes.

Actually, most of it sucks, but as the thread title implies, it's an experiment and probably I'm going to tear down it all when I'm satisfied, but I'd appreciate it if you could check it out even just once.

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  • JusticeItEasy

    Well something for sure, this may help to ease up story writing and uploading.

    Simplicity is just more convenient for this kind of things.

    So I show my thanks and support for your idea.

    Dosu should totally sticky this so other local authors and translators can go and try it.

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  • Canttakeiteasy

    I checked it out and it is bare bones alright. It's like a very basic 4chan. I think if the fandom is still thriving it would have been a good idea to put this up as the page views are invisible to the site goers and the author wont be turned off by the low view count.

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  • EasyDeibu

    This is a good idea, but there's two points to make.

    1) While it's great to do something that you like for programming practice, in our age there's huge amount of ready solutions that are already polished enough. Many of them are adaptable for specific needs of community.

    2) Main problem is amount of active users, if nothing is done about it all such efforts would mostly disappear in relatively short time without getting much content in process. Not sure what can be done about it, besides indirect advertising on more active websites.

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  • EasyV

    Canttakeiteasy said:

    I checked it out and it is bare bones alright. It's like a very basic 4chan.

    I'm not much imaginative when it comes to UI.
    Also, the japanese counterpart is literally based on an imageboard, just so you know.

    EasyDeibu said:

    1) While it's great to do something that you like for programming practice, in our age there's huge amount of ready solutions that are already polished enough. Many of them are adaptable for specific needs of community.

    Half the reasons for making this was exactly to gain practical experience with the involved languages, so I'd prefer to avoid ready-made anything.
    Besides, conceptually it takes nothing to build something like this, the complicated parts would be the same in both cases (e.g. which data should be sent and when).

    EasyDeibu said:

    2) Main problem is amount of active users, if nothing is done about it all such efforts would mostly disappear in relatively short time without getting much content in process. Not sure what can be done about it, besides indirect advertising on more active websites.

    Feel free to do whatever.

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  • EasyV

    If anyone is interested, I just implemented searching by characters.
    Granted, with just three stories it's not really useful, but it's there.
    Also now the whole thing should work better on mobile (or generally small screens), so even if uploading is still a bit iffy, at least reading is nicer.

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