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September 4th 2017, 10:08 PM
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kerrek
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1) It seems like D-Mod categories (Epic, Quest, Romp, Demo) don't have much value. May eliminate these (or maybe reevaluate)? Maybe user-submitted tags that staff have to approve?

I'd still keep categories for different lengths. Clean up some other ones but I like to know how long a D-Mod is before i play it.

2) Add ability to classify a D-Mod as 'mature', and make this status visible to users.

Smart idea!

3) Replace (or supplement) review system with 'thumbs up' / 'thumbs down', potentially allowing anonymous voting. Use fancy algorithm so it takes into account low votes = lower average. Maybe move reviews to forum discussion posts.

I don't know what that would add that the scores already don't, but it wouldn't hurt either.

4) Add compatibility information (v1.08, Freedink, Dink HD) to D-Mods.

Also would be good.

5) Update the main entry page to look nicer.


While there is nostalgia, I think changing the whole site's look would be for the better.

6) Make it very obvious how to play the game for most people (install v1.08, then copy freedink into that folder)


Also helpful.

7) Add better support for animated screenshots, like this one (right now TDN will create a non-animated preview image unless someone tinkers with the files directly).

Nothing but good.

8) Fix weird Chrome XSS error when post something to the forum.


Unaware of this but an error fixed is good.

9) Move to HTTPS. This kind-of works now, but style sheets are messed up.

Whatever works!