Sunday, December 23, 2012 4:41:17 AM
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How about this as a possible development for the current CR capabilities: When adding characters to a CR, for instance a team book, is it possible to have a sub-menu or "paint pallet"? Like, if I type "Fantastic Four", then a sub-set of search results pop up with all the names of members. Even with typing abbreviations for names like "terfa" (Mister Fantastic), "invis" (Invisible Girl/Woman), "rstorm" (Jonathan "Johnny" Lowell Spencer Storm) or estorm (Susan "Sue" Storm / Susan "Sue" Richards) it still takes a bit of time to search each individually each time. I found this to be a bit of a pain when entering CR's on a long run of FF issues a while back. And with the website moving slower than usual in CR function, this can be a little frazzling on the nerves. With the paint pallet option, all the characters (both super-name and civilian ID) are returned in one search, and you could just cherry pick the required character names for that individual issue.
Obviously, with teams like X-Men and Avengers this would be un-feasible to add everyone to the sub-menu, as they both have about 200 members each. I'm asking just the core members; like the first 5 X-Men and the core of the next team, Storm, Nightcrawler, Wolverine, Colossus. As they would be the likely cast for most X-Men appearances.
One other thing, what about adding hyperlinks in the bio field? Like they have on comicbookdb.com. Say, for instance if we currently add a note to reference a story is continued in, or from another issue, the hyperlink could point to that specific issue. Sort of like we have "Related Titles" in Title view now.
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