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Bulk
12th June 2006, 4:28 PM
Just a small question which would really help me, and I'm pretty sure everyone who isn't modded.

Is it possibly to implement a search option in the avatar selection section of the User CP? It's just I'm VERY bored of searching through the thousands of Pikachus just trying to find a decent Snorlax. (I'm using this as an example and I'm sure it happens for other people)

If a Search box could be included, all I'd have to do is type in "Snorlax" in the box and it'd come up with any avatar with the name "snorlax" in the title. Simply but would make my life, and I'm sure everyone else’s lives, much easier when looking for a new avatar.

Serebii
12th June 2006, 4:59 PM
If someone gave me access to a hack in order to do it I'ld be willing to implement it

Bulk
12th June 2006, 5:35 PM
Well, I know zilch about hacking and such so I can't help at ths point but I'm sure there's got to be someone on these forums who ahs some idea. If they could help, I'd REALLY appreiciate it.

Torkoal Stu
12th June 2006, 6:19 PM
Simply but would make my life, and I'm sure everyone else’s lives, much easier when looking for a new avatar.
Just like to say my life doesn't revolve around SPPF to getting a search feature wouldn't make my life anymore complete than it currently is o_0

Though a search feature is nice, I can never find any Torkoal avatars these days :/

Omega Pirate
12th June 2006, 6:22 PM
It's incredibly hard to find anything in the TCG section. I think a search feature would be rather nice.

AJ Flibble
12th June 2006, 6:25 PM
Agreed. I find one Machamp picture I like in there - of about two. There's too many Pikachu, starter, and legendary pictures and I'm not sifting through the anime section for a decent shot of something like Machamp/w/e in action. It takes too long.

Bulk
12th June 2006, 6:29 PM
Just like to say my life doesn't revolve around SPPF to getting a search feature wouldn't make my life anymore complete than it currently is o_0
Although I did state that it would make your life easier WHEN searching for a new avatar, and, as you said, it would.

Levski
12th June 2006, 6:32 PM
Unless all avatars from a certain section were put on one page, which would make it possible to search with Ctrl + F. The two problems with this would be
1. Would cause lag problems
2. The names of some avatars aren't their content (ex. a strange ava of [anime character] called 'Huh?')

Thriller
12th June 2006, 6:39 PM
If someone gave me access to a hack in order to do it I'ld be willing to implement it

Right. And you said you wouldn't put in a hack of something truly useful. Like "Users being able to change names themselves" or "Search threads by member name"

Serebii
12th June 2006, 6:41 PM
Users Changing Names themselves would open a whole slew of problems...and you can already search threads by username

PLANES CURE TOWERS
12th June 2006, 6:55 PM
Users Changing Names themselves would open a whole slew of problems...and you can already search threads by username
You are aware you can set a limit on how often a user changes their name, right? So for example it's two months now, you could just use that limit along with the hack. If it comes down to confusion, then you could simply have a thread for users to post within, or else be faced with a ban for x amount of time when/if found out. I'm pretty sure the majority of members would be more than willing to help as far as that is concerned, but hey, your forum.

As for the avatar search, sounds like a nice idea, doesn't affect me much, but eh, like he said, find the hack and it's in :p

-Josh

Torchic23
12th June 2006, 7:02 PM
You are aware you can set a limit on how often a user changes their name, right? So for example it's two months now, you could just use that limit along with the hack. If it comes down to confusion, then you could simply have a thread for users to post within, or else be faced with a ban for x amount of time when/if found out. I'm pretty sure the majority of members would be more than willing to help as far as that is concerned, but hey, your forum.

-Josh

That would be really difficult to keep up with, that's why we have a thread to change it. It be pointless to make that option because all you have to do is post at that thread and wait two months, pretty much the same thing.

Meh, the idea is ok, but really, why do avatars matter that much to everyone?

Manene!
12th June 2006, 7:13 PM
That would be really difficult to keep up with, that's why we have a thread to change it. It be pointless to make that option because all you have to do is post at that thread and wait two months, pretty much the same thing.Yes, but, it takes forever to get your named changed. I requested days ago for a name change and still no change. Some people that requested before me still have not got it changed yet. I think that would be more useful than an Avatar Search. Yes, it takes awhile to find the right avatar but I think with better organization it's be alot easier.

Bulk
12th June 2006, 8:06 PM
Can we please try and stay on topic. There is a thread about the users changing their own names so can we please keep it there.

And if anyone knows anyone who is able to supply a hack for this search option, could they please be contacted, as it'd be nice to have this feature as soon as possible.