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Scryer: Fanfiction Search Database (Alpha)

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Lord Ravenclaw, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Sauce Bauss

    Sauce Bauss Order Member DLP Supporter

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    As far as recommendations after that go:

    Avatar: The Last Airbender / Legend of Korra
    Neon Genesis Evangelion
    Legend of Zelda
    Pokemon
    Mass Effect
    Dragon Age

    All of them have a moderate following on DLP and fairly sizable archives on ff.net

    EDIT: I went through the Library's Other Fandoms section and picked out the things that pop up more than a few times.

    Halo
    Highschool DxD
    How To Train Your Dragon
    Frozen
    Elder Scrolls
    Worm
    Percy Jackson
    Inheritance Cycle
    Ranma
    Code Geass
    Sword Art Online
    Familiar of Zero
    Danny Phantom
    Teen Titans
    Justice League
    Marvel and DC
    Death Note
     
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  2. Oz

    Oz Heir to Hogwarts Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Fucking awesome. :eek:
     
  3. Sesc

    Sesc Slytherin at Heart Moderator

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    Either I'm stupid, or the character selection doesn't work. Isn't it supposed to drop down like the categories-section when you click into it? And typing something in the field always returns "no match".
     
  4. Oz

    Oz Heir to Hogwarts Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Yeah, included and excluded characters aren't being populated until you select (or re-select for the default) fandom.
     
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  5. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw System God Admin

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    Clear your cache. It works for me.
     
  6. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw System God Admin

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    • Avatar: The Last Airbender
    • Legend of Korra
    • Halo
    • LOTR
    • Bleach
    • ASOIAF
    • Buffy
    • Mass Effect
    • Avengers
    • X-Men the Movie

    Are all done and deployed.

    I've also upped the version of the assets, so they should automatically reload on next pageview.
     
  7. NuitTombee

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    I've cleared my cache and cookies about 4 or 5 times now and I still have to select a different Fandom and then back again to get characters for Harry Potter.

    Chrome 39.0.2171.65 m
     
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  8. Oz

    Oz Heir to Hogwarts Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Raven just fixed it. x)
     
  9. readerboy7

    readerboy7 Fourth Year

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    There seems to be a problem with 'Sort by DLP review score'
    With Harry Potter and no filter whatsoever, at Order Descending, it starts with a fic of rating 2.80 stars, then 4.44, 3.40 etc
    Code:
    [URL]http://scryer.darklordpotter.net/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search[/URL][fandom]=224&search[title]=&search[author]=&search[summary]=&search[language]=&search[status]=&search[rating][]=k&search[rating][]=k%2B&search[rating][]=t&search[rating][]=m&search[wordcount_lower]=&search[wordcount_upper]=&search[chapters_lower]=&search[chapters_upper]=&search[sort_by]=_dlp&search[order_by]=desc
    Order:Ascending returns the exact same result as descending.
    With Naruto, I get
    Same with ASoIaF, AtLA, Avengers, Bleach and probably every non-potter fandom on the list.

    Also, your OP claims
    You should update that.
     
  10. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Prestige DLP Supporter

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    You're the best person ever.
     
  11. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw System God Admin

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    The DLP-rated stories only include stories in the main library, e.g. HP stories.

    As for the ordering, I've solved that recently.
     
  12. readerboy7

    readerboy7 Fourth Year

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    Is there a way to reject specific pairings or pairings in general? Because I want to read fics that feature Remus and Lupin without them being romantically involved.
     
  13. NuitTombee

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    I don't think you can have a fic about either of them without the other. ;)
     
  14. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw System God Admin

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    Not yet, no. And even if there were, it'd have issues since not all pairings are marked as such from before FFN had pairing support. Even new ones often fail to mark them. That said, it's on my list of things to do.

    Updates

    You can now create an account on Scryer which will pave the way for a lot of personalization features (e.g. saved searches, auto-tracking of read stories). You'll be able to link your DLP account soon (and/or create an account from a DLP account).

    Otherwise, mainly performance enhancements, polish, and small bugfixes.
     
  15. Seraphim

    Seraphim Third Year DLP Supporter

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    I don't post much but I just wanted to thank you for this great Service you provide with Scryer.
    I have multiple issues with the integrated search functions of fanfiction.net and all of those I can think about are addressed by Scryer.

    And for that I just wanted to say, thank you it is greatly appreciated.
     
  16. readerboy7

    readerboy7 Fourth Year

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    Yet another bug report:
    I select a non-potter fandom. Select a few character restrictions. See something I don't like in many of the summeries, so I press the back button. Scryer fails to keep the characters. Slightly annoying. So when I try to put the characters back in, I press the list and out pops Harry P. In a non-potter fandom
    This bug can be user-fixed by selecting yet another fandom, then making your way back to the original, so it's low priority.

    Also, I want to thank you for making this excellent tool. Thank you.
     
  17. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw System God Admin

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    As a workaround for now, click the green Search link on the results page to go back and keep your selections.
     
  18. readerboy7

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    Suggestion: Maybe restrictions on the 'time since last update'. So you can select Updated within x days, published within x days, maybe something like that?

    Bugs: I had some trouble with scryer on my Kindle. I pressed the 'green Search link on the results page', and Scryer remembered nothing. Not the fandom, not the summary restrictions, nothing.
    For reference, I have a Kindle Paperwhite. I'll edit in the firmware version once it reboots from BSOD.
    Edit: firmware version is Kindle 5.4.4.2
     
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  19. Lord Ravenclaw

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    Updated/Published within is a good idea, I'll add that.

    I'm not sure about Kindle Paperwhite and don't have access to one to test. I'm guessing something with the cut-down browser has issues. It's hard to fuck up though, it's a link with query parameters, no JS magic. If you were to click on the following link with your Kindle, does it do the right thing? (~813 results)

    https://scryer.darklordpotter.net/s...&search[sort_by]=_score&search[order_by]=desc
     
  20. readerboy7

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    The link does work.
    Also, I tried another search: Star trek: Next generation, Summary has word Test, Exclude Kestra T, and when I clicked search, it came back fine.
    Thank you.