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November 16, 2010


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At the time of this writing, I have 775 faves. I think I need some kind of intervention here...

It's all very insidious. The current dA favourite system chooses "random" faves by picking one random fave and then dragging along the ones after it, sorted by "browse", or time added.
Which means that if I want my profile to showcase an even spread of different fave types - colour, size, complexity, etc - I'll have to enter them into the system in a very precise order.
I'll set aside tabs with interesting deviation because "I need to enter some landscape pic first" or "I can't fave all these at once - they're by the same artist".

So when my poor laptop is groaning under the weight of forty graphics-heavy Firefox tabs, I decide to get all those faves over with. If I'm missing some categories, well, I just have to go FIND those, don't I?
And at that point, my brain has found a swell new optimization puzzle game.
Find an artist, search for awesome pics, fave them in order, browse THEIR faves, then explore the artists of those, etc. Racking up, of course, a mess of new tabs in the process.
The object of the game is to sort in faves, ending with as few tabs open as possible. Not an easy task, but if it was, it wouldn't be so engrossing...

And THAT is why I just spent 3 hours adding faves, and why I'm feeling a paradoxical sense of accomplishment for having done so.
Ignoring in the process things like my programming coursework, my delayed webcomic update,  my World Domination project, my final Girl Genius fancomic page, etc.

Oh well, there's always tomorrow.
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Schatten-Drache Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You just need a optimised fav system, like i have,
I use those folders (and everything match into them);
This make me lough
great made - no fantasy
great made - fantasy
great idea
this make me think
i can learn from it
just beautiful

- and that's it!
everything match into them or i don't fave it, you system won't work that way - to much options that could be faved and not ordered into the correct place ...
Elyandarin Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, but my main worry is my Profile page, you see.

When my Random Favourites display, I want there to be at least two colour pics and one that's grayish or B&W, with at least one big picture and one pretty thumbnail among them - and at most two from the same author.
That way, there's a good chance a visitor sees something interesting there ;)
Schatten-Drache Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you could order it up to the newest fav and fav that every time new ;)
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