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Old 03-28-2010, 11:29 AM   #1
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Graffer- Application for favourite fanfics management.

Hello,
Some time ago I've written an small application named Graffer which was able to download fanfiction from numerous archives to your PC. I've made a topic about it on DLP, and since then it received some positive attention. Why I've made this topic? Becouse Graffer's main focus is not a fanfiction downloading any more it still can download fanfics, but most prominent feature that appeared in newest version, lets you to make a list of your favourites spanning mutiple archives, rate and review them. You only open the app, and all your favourites will display showing you which ones were updated recently. No longer you need to dig through many links to fanfics checking for updates.

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Go check out Graffer Here.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:47 AM   #2
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I'll try it out, but I have one comment regarding the website: I suggest making the download-link for 1.1.0 more prominent, bold at least, since the layout made me click the link for 1.0.4. Maybe put the download link behind the picture as well (once you changed or removed the version reference ^^).
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:49 AM   #3
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Yea its little rought right now, but I'm working on it Updated it today.
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:55 PM   #4
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1st thing I'd suggest: ability to add favorites manually. (also: Getting fics from fanfiction alets)
2nd - ability to export [save/backup] and Import [share] favs would be awesome.
3rd - Those with loads of favs would probably like folders or something similar.


Seems like a really interesting program. Great work
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Old 03-28-2010, 04:06 PM   #5
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ability to add favorites manually.
Already possible. Start download with unsupported link, click edit, save and add to favourites. I know it's rather counter-intuitive and should have been changed :P
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Import [share] favs would be awesome.
Thats very good suggestion. One could just make an DLP Library favourite pack, and anyone could import it and browse all fics with rating and link
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Those with loads of favs would probably like folders or something similar.
Again great suggestion. To be honest I've never thought about it, but it will probably be implemented soon.
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Old 03-29-2010, 05:03 AM   #6
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is it possible to add your c2 group fics to the fav's?
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:47 AM   #7
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After download, the double click should open the downloaded file, instead of the directory. Not only is this a lot more convenient, but it also jives better with the way the windows UI generally works.
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:44 AM   #8
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The new version of Graffer (1.1.1) is out. Visit website for the full changelog.

I've added Militis' DLP template as one of the default application templates.


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ability to add favorites manually.
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ability to export [save/backup] and Import [share] favs would be awesome
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is it possible to add your c2 group fics to the fav's?
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After download, the double click should open the downloaded file, instead of the directory.
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:08 PM   #9
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Following on from Beonid's modification of the DLP DeFFNetizer theme for Graffer, I have fixed some issues it seemed to have when I tried to use it with Graffer (the current version at least, I'd never tried it before now).

  • Text sizes that were different than the ones using the DLP Theme in the DLP downloadable archive have been changed back (this includes the footer).
  • Creative Commons image put into the images folder, as it was missing.
  • Previous Chapter, Next Chapter, and Chapter Index links are now displayed and linking properly - before they were showing like the attached image below, and in the case of the first two were still linking to the variables and the latter being linked to index.html which doesn't exist when used (it's index.htm that gets created, so the correct variable is now there).
  • Where in the DeFFNetizer theme was the Story ID hyperlinking to the original link, in Beonid's version wasn't present, but is now present as 'Original Link'.
  • Images/Files linked to in Beonid's version were hardcoded to "file:///C|/Downloads/Music/DeFFNetIzer-DLP-Theme/DLP Theme/" which has now been corrected.

(Sorry if this isn't the best place to post this)

EDIT: It seems Beonid did post an updated version after their previous version I mentioned above, but the only difference between it was although the Creative Commons image was present, in the chapter file the hardcoded link to it was still present - though the other image/css hardcoded links were removed.
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:41 PM   #10
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I have to say, the template you uploaded looks very impressive. Just tried it and it worked perfectly and looked even better

PS. There is a lot of variables that are present in Graffer and were not included in DeFFNetizer like %chapter:title%, %wordcount% %chapter:wordcount% etc. that could make this template even better.
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:50 PM   #11
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As mentioned, all I did was fix those few issues mentioned above (so obviously didn't bother adding my name to the footer too, or do anything else).

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Old 05-13-2010, 06:07 AM   #12
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Bother. So after all that effort I went to remove all the hard-coding, there was still more? Oh well. Thanks for picking that up, Mattitude.

With this update, I might actually get around to relearning all the Javascript I was going to use to make a drop-down chapter selection.
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Started using this again...I'm wondering if it would be possible to add support for user-selected font settings? I'm thinking something along the lines of %scheme:font% and %scheme:size% for font family and font size respectively - and in the .config file, something like:
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<default-font-scheme font-family="Arial" font-size="16px" />
Right now, I'm having to update two versions of my AllInOne template. One for me, because I'm blind and have to have big font sizes, and the other for the world with no font sizes set (so the user's browser settings set the font size). Speaking of...Here's an updated version of my template: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3239398/AllInOne.rar.

Also, fuck FFN. I downloaded a story and half of it the paragraphs has fucked up line endings. (Or maybe it was the author...in that case fuck Rorschach's Blot.)

@Beonid: It's hardly very much JavaScript for the drop-down chapter selection.

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<select onChange="self.location = '#chapter-' + this.options[this.selectedIndex].value;">
You just have to make sure you have an anchor set with (in this case) the name "chapter-#"; where # is the number of the chapter.

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Old 04-03-2011, 07:39 AM   #14
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I use Graffer all the time, and i was wondering if there's any way to move the favourites list from one computer to another? I've just bought a new computer and it will be a lot of effort to re-enter all the fics from scratch.

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Old 04-03-2011, 03:39 PM   #15
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Copy files from C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Graffer folder from your old pc to the same folder in new one after isntalling graffer.

EDIT: I Forgot that I implemented such a feature directly in Graffer. You need to use favourites->export and then favourited->import options .
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:30 AM   #16
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Hi, I absolutely love using Graffer but recently I had to format my pc. When I installed Graffer there are plugins missing. And the website is offline.
Is there a way to fix this situation?

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Old 01-08-2012, 10:24 PM   #17
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Found this program, but text is not downloading, any help?

---------- Post automerged at 22:24 ---------- Previous post was at 00:50 ----------

I have found a fix to this, and have the files needed. I do enjoy using this program much more than DefNNetizer and FFDL, as it allows me to organize and download my fanfictions much more effectively.

If anyone has an interest in both the files and instructions onhow to make it work, feel free to send me a PM explaining your desire, and your email addressso I can forward them.
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:25 AM   #18
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I got fed up with Graffer not working for FFN and the author's site seems to be down for a while now so here's the fix.

How to; just copy and replace the original .cs file in the \Graffer\Plugins folder with the one in the attachment.
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:16 PM   #19
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I was using the fix Euro posted but it stopped working a few days ago. Anyone have a new one?
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:53 PM   #20
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If you're just using this to download fics, flagfic.com works better.
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