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>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  6feb2015(fr)08:48  No.17666  SWF  P1

This is the thread regarding the collection system:

Suggestions or opinions are most welcome!

>>Horsie  6feb2015(fr)19:28  No.17672  A  P2R1
How do I get the flash from a thread on
>>æ!Dd7n98Z5E6  6feb2015(fr)19:30  No.17673  B  P3R2
Nice tips Zoor,
A worthy start for your newest developement,
I was hoping for something more integrated into the .org chan,
but nonetheless, appreciation for your efforts as always.
Now to just put my flashes into a collection... will take a while :3
>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  6feb2015(fr)19:44  No.17674  SWF  P4R3
If you search for the file name of a flash here on .org you should find it on .com, just use the form at the top of the page and then click the [W] link next to the result.

Hehe, didn't even notice my trips. Typical mod get! Looking forward to your see your collection. What kind of integration were you hoping for here on .org?

>>æ!Dd7n98Z5E6  6feb2015(fr)19:53  No.17675  B  P5R4
idk. Just that the collections page and the chan are two separated entities, while they should be more one of a page.

Also: How can you delete posts from a collection?

>>æ!Dd7n98Z5E6  6feb2015(fr)21:11  No.17678  B  P6
The hardest part is to determine the flash Index number, as sometimes there are lots of flashes with the same name, and there's (nearly) no way to determine which one the swf at hand is, without uploading it somewhere, so it comes up at the front page (´д`)
>>æ!Dd7n98Z5E6  6feb2015(fr)23:58  No.17680  B  P7
Minor, but
would be great if you can create a new bundle within the editor on the collections page.
Also, I suppose it would NOT be possible to have a (sub)bundle within another bundle (only one layer of categorization)?
An other suggestion would probably be a "hidden" bundle, that contains files only viewable in the editor, but this would kinda run contrary to the idea of that system.

Sounds like a whole lot of effort, so I go with:
Just needs a way to delete files from the collection as whole.

>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  7feb2015(sa)00:53  No.17681  SWF  P8R5
I made .org to be separate from .com and .net, the idea was that if I wanted to I could put it on a different server. Since I'd like people to be able to make collections with all flashes and not just the ones they upload it kinda have to be this way. But I could add some link here on .org that tries to search for the flash on .com to see if it has been archived.

If you're having problems determining the flash index number of a swf file you have on your computer you can try to search for the number of bytes of that file. For example if you search for ">7 966 524" you will only find flashes that has been seen with a file size of exactly 7966524 bytes. That should narrow things down.

Concerning deletion... yeah it's not possible yet. Haha, pretty basic stuff I know but it's a planned feature. Kinda rushed to get this collection thing out there even before everything was implemented. I plan to have checkboxes for each flash, if checked the flash is "hidden" (counts as deleted). That way you could create a "hidden bundle" by just making a regular bundle and then set every flash in it as hidden. The bundle will count as empty and won't show up outside edit mode. I'll probably make it so that if you name a bundle "Hidden" the flashes added into it will default as being hidden.

Creation of new bundles from edit mode is also one of those planned features, by the way. As is swapping places of the bundles.

I'm not planning to support bundles within bundles at the moment as it would require a bit of re-coding. But it's not impossible to arrange something like that in the future, maybe, if more people need it.

Another feature I'd like to get in is bundle links at the top of a big multi-page, multi-bundle collection which will give you the ability to browse only a certain bundle in the collection if you want to. A simple little filter for searching in the existing collections and their bundles might be useful to add later as well, if the number of collections grow plenty.

>>æ!Dd7n98Z5E6  7feb2015(sa)01:09  No.17682  B  P9R6
sounds awesome!
Well, I'll retire for now.
Simple as it is, this new feature is really a great extension to the server.
I always hesitated to make a good private collection, because of the archive, so I missed a lot of good flashes.
But on the other side the .com engine isn't so reliable anymore when it comes to classics, since at some point it grew out exponentially and people started to post crap version of swf just to bypass the post limit.

tl;dr - a great way to have your own Flash Collection, always accessible.

By the way, you also haven't added the collections to the bottom of the .com page yet ;)

>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  7feb2015(sa)03:09  No.17690  SWF  P10R7
It will be linked to from the front page of .net since that domain is mostly meant for user generated content (and the .net front page needs to get a boost in purpose, I have more plans for it later though). I'll also link to it at the bottom of all pages, among the nodes that are there right now. Just haven't bothered yet since it's linked to from all the pages on com/net right now due to the announcement. Much later, if collections take off as a thing, there might also be featured links in the top navigation somewhere to the most useful collections available (I'm thinking maybe one or two chosen at random at a time).
>>Anonymous  8feb2015(su)01:29  No.17721  C  P11R8
Excellent feature, thanks for implementing it. It's the start of something great, but still needs more polishing.

An option to make your collection not appear in the collections list would be nice. I want mine to be more complete before it being showcased.

Also, yeah, a delete feature is needed.

>>reshiramdragon  9feb2015(mo)09:28  No.17764  D  P12R9

This almost feels like added your own favorites.
This is perfect now I can find videos that I can collect and convert them into mp4 when the time comes

>>reshiramdragon  9feb2015(mo)11:11  No.17769  D  P13
I'm making one already, I'm mostly putting the ones I've downloaded before and some I really did wanted. So hit me up "Best sex ever"
>>Anonymous  10feb2015(tu)00:05  No.17800  E  P14R10
sorry to be off topic but some people use crazy long file names so it would be convenient if the "Click on a file name below..." always listed "[flash#].swf" as a naming option
>>Anonymous  11feb2015(we)00:02  No.17828  B  P15R11
Is there any way you could increase the Order number by an extra digit?
Making the Order number count not global, but for each bundle would also work.
>>kadir  11feb2015(we)10:24  No.17844  F  P16R12
bulma tit flash


>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  11feb2015(we)22:44  No.17856  SWF  P17R13
An option to toggle a collection between private and public was a good idea, I'll add it to the TODO list.

Ah you mean on the flash's home page. Didn't understand your request at first. Sorry but I won't add any file names that haven't actually been seen for the flash. It's easy enough to just rename the flash yourself, isn't it? Just double click on the flash's ID number before you click any of the links leading to and press CTRL+C to put its ID in clipboard.

I think the order numbers will remain global for the whole collection, complicates things a bit if they aren't and it doesn't add that much of a benefit.

What do you mean by "increase the Order number by an extra digit"? Do you mean that when a new flash is added the order number is increased by 100 instead of the current 50?

>>Anonymous  12feb2015(th)00:06  No.17858  B  P18R14
Nah, just tried to point out that the number can't get high enough for me to conveniently sort and arrange them. I would need an extra 0 at the maximum number (someting like 6000? -> 60000). Don't know how much of a hassle that would be. It always tells me I got it too high so it was lowered.

fyi: My system would look like this,
First digit is bundle number - then two digits sort number and an extra digit if you have to squeeze something in between or if flashes are connected in a way (or if more than 100 swfs per bundle yo).
But this way would then only allow for 5 bundles.

>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  12feb2015(th)12:44  No.17872  SWF  P19R15
Ah okay, right now you can only set the order number 50 higher than the current highest order number. It's like that so that someone doesn't immediately set the number close to the max that can be stored in the database field, then a higher storage number can't be had when a new flash is added.

So, there is no maximum order number, just that you need to increase the order number by 50 at a time (60000 can be used if you have 1200 flashes in your collection).

>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  12feb2015(th)12:47  No.17873  SWF  P20

It's now possible to hide flashes in your collections, just check the box next to the "hidden" text and it won't show up unless you are in edit mode.

If you make a bundle called "Hidden" all flashes added to it will default to being hidden.

To permanently get rid of a flash in your collection you simply put "del" into both the description field and the comment field. It will be removed immediately after you save.

>>Anonymous  12feb2015(th)15:42  No.17876  B  P21R16
Oh, ok. Not quite what I was assuming and not sure if I understood completely what you mean, but I think I got it for now.
Nonetheless yaay >>17873
>>reshiramdragon  15feb2015(su)20:57  No.17943  D  P22R17
bundle edit

I want to move the swf to the bundles I made but I get errors for saving them. Please give us instructions on how to use it.

>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  15feb2015(su)23:14  No.17944  SWF  P23R18
Each bundle has a number (0, 1, 2, 3...) which is written like [#] next to the bundle title in edit mode. Each flash has a bundle number you can set. Just change that number and press save. Now that flash will in the bundle that has that number within its brackets. 0 is always the first bundle, 1 the second bundle and so forth. Maybe I should change it so that 0 is not used and the count starts on 1? I'll add it to the TODO.
>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  15feb2015(su)23:17  No.17945  SWF  P24
Or maybe you mean that you can't actually collect the flashes that you want in the first place? Then I need to know what error messages you are getting. Though doesn't the error messages themselves contain a clue to what's wrong?
>>reshiramdragon  16feb2015(mo)06:13  No.17957  D  P25R19
Nvm I figured out the bundle part.

Just wanna add I will be adding my last bundle of mlp that I liked and and downloaded

>>reshiramdragon  21feb2015(sa)08:08  No.18049  D  P26
Ok I just finish the mlp collection bundle feel free to check it out, because I'm done adding anymore past flashes I had enjoyed.
>>asdasd  25feb2015(we)03:03  No.18099  G  P27R20


>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  8mar2015(su)21:24  No.18300  SWF  P28R21
Just changed the global message at the top of the site so it was time to integrate the real link to the collections somewhere on the site. Upon actually thinking about it I've placed that link into the main menu instead of on the .net front page, so people's collections get more exposure. The .net front page will remain as it is for the time being (only showing recommendations).

In order to prevent the menu from looking too cluttered only "C" is printed out instead of the whole "COLLECTIONS" word. It would bring the text too close to the main logo otherwise. Two • were added to make it more eye-catching plus that I thought it looked pretty ugly to only have "C" as the link. Tried to see how it aligned as "COLS" or "COLLS" but I think it looks better this way, even if it seems weird at first glance. I'm open to suggestions though if anybody can think of something that would fit better as the link text.

>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  30nov2016(we)09:25  No.41611  SWF  P29
New Layout

I've changed the layout of the collections so that two columns are used instead of one. Since most people doesn't use any kind of description this will cause there to be a lot less empty space on the page. It should give a better overview at the cost of some people maybe missing a flash if they aren't looking thoroughly while scrolling.

The number of flashes per page has been increased from 100 to infinity as well, it makes it more pleasant to browse through a collection when subsections aren't cut off in the middle. Since some collections have hundreds of flashes I might try to improve thumbnail load times down the road by bundling them together into a single image and using CSS to split them. Right now though each thumbnail is downloaded separately as normal.

>>Anonymous  1dec2016(th)16:02  No.41633  H  P30R22
Cool, seems like an improvement. I think there should be a space between the filename and the filesize, and it would be nice if the flash description was orange again.
>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  1dec2016(th)17:08  No.41635  SWF  P31R23
Both those things should be true, maybe your browser is still using the old stylesheet file? Try pressing F5 on a collection page and it should download the new one. If it doesn't work let me know what browser you're on.

The description was always dark red though, the bundle/subcollection title is orange (as well as the lines leading down from it). The "comment"-text below the red description is plain black. I might move around those lines later since it could be a little confusing right now which link belongs to which thumbnail. And I plan to make URLs put in the comment text clickable someday.

>>Anonymous  1dec2016(th)18:58  No.41637  H  P32R24
Ah, my mistake. It works now.
>>æ  6dec2016(tu)19:11  No.41783  B  P33R25
Seems strange that the orange border goes across the left collumn entirely, but only the right flash thumbnail, so that the right collumn description is left outside... to me at least.

Also still waiting pretty please on possibility to edit:
* the order of subcategories (I mean you COULD just move ALL the files in one and rename it , but...)
* and also mass edits of files, because I want to keep a peculiar number order and don't want to edit every single one, save, scroll down again, repeat...
maybe even make it remember the screen position after an edit?
* number order without any limits (like when the number is too low to the next one, etc.)

Also, I encounter some problems with my passphrase every now and then (doesn't recognize it, then I reload some times and it works, pretty randomly), but only on the add button; never on the edit on collections one, for some reason...

As always though, all efforts are apreciated!

>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  8dec2016(th)20:13  No.41873  SWF  P34R26
I will probably move the orange border, it is a bit confusing right now. I'll also try to do the other things you suggested, although I'm not sure what you mean by "number order without any limits". I can't think of anything that could be wrong with the add button regarding the password but I'll look into it!
>>Anonymous  14dec2016(we)22:12  No.42050  B  P35R27
Thanks! That would finally motivate me to kinda clean that mess up, a bit more.
Can't say I'm a fan of the new layout, but it certainly helps to quickly search for a single flash.
About the passphrase, maybe it would help to state [that there are non_unicode letters included]. Maybe that's messing with the hash?
Finally, about the order number, as previously stated:
When f.e. putting in a very high number, that is far from any other existing number,
the edit says "...successfull... Though the given sort order number was too high and was lowered."
>>Anonymous  10jul2017(mo)20:01  No.51173  I  P36R28
Error when trying to make a new collection "Flash ID is missing"
>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  11jul2017(tu)08:06  No.51187  SWF  P37R29
Did you get it to work? Because I see a new collection now. Or are there still problems?

Although looking at the timestamps it must (might?) not be your collection after all since it was created before you made that post. Where exactly do you get the "Flash ID is missing" error? I think you can only get it when visting flash.asp with no ID number in the URL, have looked through all code related to the collections themselves and the string "miss" was missing.

>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  11jul2017(tu)11:43  No.51192  SWF  P38
New layout and more listed collections

Couldn't find anything wrong, new collections can be created and new flashes can be added to them afterwards.

Anyway, I took this opportunity to finally change the layout of the collections again. It doesn't look as unorthodox now.

The list of collections have also been changed a little bit, layout-wise the fields now have fixed width. Also, henceforth 3 instead of 4 flashes is needed in order to appear on the list. This makes a whopping 43 new rows appear on the list and although I still think three items doesn't make much of a collection most of them did seem to be genuine attempts.

For the record: Right now there are 73 collections with just 2 flashes in them and 664 with a single flash, many of which are simple tests but oddly enough there's plenty of those that appear to have a legit theme or thought behind them. 4 collections have 0 flashes, meaning the owners hid/removed all flashes from them.

After today's change there are 276 listed collections and 741 unlisted ones.

The "number order without any limits"-issue have been taken care of, ordering numbers can be freely used up to 2000000000. I agree that the other two issues you pointed out would be nice to have taken care of as well but that would take more time to do than I have for today.

>>Anonymous  11jul2017(tu)20:33  No.51202  I  P39R30
I was getting redirected to flash.asp, however I typed in some random password and the dialogue appeared correctly this time. Perhaps I somehow was using a key that someone else already was using?
>>Anonymous  11jul2017(tu)22:29  No.51203  I  P40
That's me but I'm located somewhere else. It seemed to work when I was using a different browser. Maybe it has something to do with how the "-->-" button works?
>>æ  13jul2017(th)20:40  No.51252  B  P41R31
Sweet, that's a nice treat, thanks.

The only real problem I still encounter is as listed in >>41783 the problem with getting the passphrase to work. It's quite an endeavour sometimes.
I don't really know what causes it.
The best way to describe it: it just works randomly.
>So when I go to a flash get page: there's the "collect" button.
>I press it and type my pass and then the "-->-" button.
>Sometimes that's just it.
>Most of the time though it says "No collections are associated with this key."
>I then reload the page.
>click collect and -->-
>repeat (no changes to password)
>Then it finally recognizes it after a varying amount of attempts.
>I thiiink it works better when I already accessed it once per session.
>It never works with just trying the "-->-" button again. I have to reload the page.

>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  13jul2017(th)23:16  No.51255  SWF  P42R32
I still can't reproduce any problems with the password field in neither Firefox nor Chrome but I did find something that I had forgotten to remove in the JavaScript that could cause issues. It's been fixed, does it work better now for you guys? Don't forget to specifically press F5 before clicking COLLECT to make sure the new global script file is downloaded.

If this doesn't work I have one more idea that we could try.

>>Anonymous  14jul2017(fr)19:07  No.51268  I  P43R33
I tried again using firefox 45.9.0 ESR
With a random password starting a new collection:
hit collect link -> entered password -> hit the "-->--" button -> got redirected to
This behavior persisted for 3 attempts. I went back to the flashes page before attempting again. Might be worth noting that tried collecting before "getting" the flash, which I've been able to do before.

Same behavior persisted in a private window.

I tried one last thing of disabling ad blocker and for some reason that worked. I don't know how the ads or the ad blocker are interacting with your collection framework to produce the redirect to that empty though.

>>Anonymous  14jul2017(fr)20:39  No.51274  B  P44R34
Please always turn off any Ad/Script-Blocker in advance to reporting new information, because those have been noticed to cause problems here and there in the past.
It's kinda their job to mess with scripts. And swfchan now being on the blacklist for Blockers sure didn't help either.
>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  15jul2017(sa)11:35  No.51295  SWF  P45R35
The adblocker explains why you got the "Flash ID is missing" error: Since easylist decided to block the whole eye subdomain the script failed when you tried to fetch your collections and the form acted like a regular form, reloading flash.asp without the flash id.

It doesn't explain why æ haven't had it working before though, since he mentioned it working randomly in >>41783, which was before the easylist issue. Hopefully æ sees this soon and can tell me if he still has problems or not with the last change. Since it doesn't seem to crash for him I don't think his adblocker (if any) is the issue though and it might be more of a security thing in his browser. My next idea is basically just to change the password field to a regular field.

I've been trying to contact easylist for three weeks now without any reply back on any of their contact addresses, using two different e-mail accounts to send just in case.

Honestly it's pretty obtuse to block a key part of someone's site without even listening to what he has to say for himself. Ironically it hasn't actually hurt the site's income either since people need to turn off their adblockers now, which should be the opposite of what the people running easylist would want you to do.

I really can't fix issues caused by easylist myself without replacing the whole subdomain and while this doesn't hurt the site's income I'd much rather see more people with adblock than less without adblock. In the long run it's not good for the site's exposure, especially in these days of dwindling flash support. If easylist don't answer me soon I'll be making an announcement asking people to help out nagging them to whitelist again, I'm coming to my wits end.

>>æ  16jul2017(su)20:26  No.51337  B  P46R36
No, I'm sorry, nothing changed for me.
To be honest it has been like that since the beginning.
>(tfw still added 1062 files)
Guess my passphrase must be causing it then.
I only tried it in Firefox I think, no other browsers, but I have been using multiple firefox versions over several different PCs and I didn't have any Blockers of any kind installed back then (I have them now, but I disable them on swfchan).
>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  16jul2017(su)22:24  No.51346  SWF  P47R37
You're doing fantastic work with your collection, definitely the best one around!

I've changed the script now to use a plain text field instead of a password field. The field is thin and the letters are big to give similar protection as before from potential prying eyes. The browser is also instructed not to remember anything that is typed into the field.

Please let me know if it works better now.

>>Anonymous  18jul2017(tu)03:52  No.51395  H  P48R38
I'm bad at this, I need to insert flashes in between one another for organization but I'm quickly running out of numbers and would have to change a bunch of values which is a lot of effort. Would it be possible to implement decimal support or something where it keeps the current flash order but expands the values? e.g 200-201-202-203-204 to 200-250-300-350-400
>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  18jul2017(tu)21:21  No.51422  SWF  P49R39
The database field needs integers and rather than fiddling with that I decided to change it so that you may now have duplicate order numbers. If two flashes have the same order number (and are in the same bundle inside the collection) the order they appear in is a bit uncertain, though it will always stay the same once saved. So now you can use the same order numbers and only move around the flashes that really needs it. Hope this is okay, the alternative was to reorder all of the following order numbers after a duplicate had been entered and I felt that it could put unnecessary stress on the database (it would also take a little longer for me to code than this change did, hehe).
>>Anonymous  19jul2017(we)01:05  No.51455  H  P50R40
That does help, thanks.
>>æ!Dd7n98Z5E6  20jul2017(th)19:38  No.51545  B  P51R41
Firstly, thanks.
I am kinda flustered that you like it. And don't think I didn't see that awkward recommendation on back then, heh.
Though I fear at this point it really just degenerated into my personal taste collection and it's really untidy (all that uncategorized stuff).

But more important: Nope. Still nothing about the behaviour changed, sorry.
I only tried it quickly with one single flash, but it looks all the same.
And that new text field entry looks very unaesthetic. It might be best to get rid of it again (not able to see amount of characters entered and all).

Really do appreciate the effort! I get what you did, but it looks like it doesn't work and will affect other users.

>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  21jul2017(fr)03:15  No.51556  SWF  P52R42
>mfw 4chanlink just redirects to ads now
What an end. Makes me wonder how much traffic the domain still sees after all these years, maybe I should have kept all my old domains and just redirected them myself now that I think about it. Doubt it would have made enough difference to reduce the ads on swfchan though.

I've restored the field to a regular password type now. I really want to get to the bottom of this sometime, how it just randomly works on and off. Maybe there's some unusual character in your key that Firefox encodes differently from time to time? Let me know if you want to change key if you think it could be the root of the problem.

>>Anonymous  24apr2018(tu)18:27  No.59111  I  P53R43
Do you think it would be possible to add a history page or something to collections? I'd like to see the order flashes were added in with most recently added first. When looking over larger collections that update over time, like the f_classics one, only the newer ones are important to me since I've seen all of the old ones before.
>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  24apr2018(tu)19:23  No.59113  SWF  P54R44
I've been meaning to add something like that, it can be hard to spot new additions to collections.
>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  24apr2018(tu)20:32  No.59115  SWF  P55
There's now a new.gif image next to the flashes that have been collected in the last 72 hours. The very latest addition will always have it regardless of how long ago it was collected. Next to the image there is also "++" or "+++" in text, to be able to find the new additions easily with CTRL+F.
>>Anonymous  25apr2018(we)05:28  No.59124  I  P56R45
Wow thanks! I really like that "New" graphic, one doesn't see those sorts of images as part of a website too often.
I know that you've got other stuff planned and probably added this in as a simple solution but please don't forget about expanding on it. For one it won't be as helpful when a collection is updated frequently and one doesn't check the collection very often.
>>æ!Dd7n98Z5E6  25apr2018(we)14:55  No.59132  B  P57R46
Nice trips. Or should I say tips (lol).

Oh god, I didn't think anyone would actually browse this collection.
Man, I hate the fact that I wasn't able to think about typing in ⁄ f ⁄, just created it on a whim in mere seconds.
It's supposed to be a full collection, not something that updates regularely (like f.e. z0r). Everything is so messy and inconsistent. I only update it very randomly and sporadically, when I come across something that isn't in it already, though I seem to abuse it more to just be my personal collection due to lack of interest.
But, thanks, I guess.

Btw, I'm always open to suggestions, but best keep that in another thread.

Also, Ants, still waiting for the ability to move bundles. (*´_ゝ`)
Cool feature though, with such a simple way of spotting new flashes.
Now everyone will notice when I forgot to add that one very basic classic to the collection! :P

>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  26apr2018(th)22:02  No.59163  SWF  P58R47
Special characters aren't allowed in the collection names so ⁄ f ⁄ wouldn't have worked. I made it pretty restrictive to simplify some stuff in the background and to guarantee non-escaped URLs, it's not even allowed to end with a number before the random "--###" that gets appended.

Anyway sorry about the delay, you can now move bundles up and down!

>>æ  27apr2018(fr)13:59  No.59183  B  P59R48
Sweet, thanks!

Also, that's a relief, so it didn't even matter what I typed in. It's not a problem, better to keep it simple, just thought that maybe ⁄ instead of / would have worked.
I hate it how on /f/ the parser filters out all special characters too these days. No more zalgo, but still...

>>æ  5mar2019(tu)15:26  No.67175  B  P60
Any info on this by now? >>>66544
It's been nearly a month since I can't edit my collection.
Not that tremendously urgent a problem, but it would be sad if it stays like this.
Everything okay there, Zoor? You seem so quiet around these days.
>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  6mar2019(we)03:03  No.67179  SWF  P61R49
Somehow I didn't see that post or (more likely) I must have thought it wasn't a real issue because editing has been possible both for myself and others. Sometimes people report errors that are just user errors. However this time the issue was real; one unique to you simply because your collection is so large! It exceeded the page buffer limit of the server. The fix was simple, I've made it 10 times larger. Looking forward to fix the problem for you again when your collection is 10 times larger! ;) Also I'm more quiet now but I'm around, don't worry.
>>æ  7mar2019(th)01:19  No.67199  B  P62R50
Yaay, glad to see your usual quick response! ヽ(^o^)丿
Loool, so the problem was actually induced by myself. Makes sense! Guess changing the layout to feature all flashes on a single page brought some unexpected turns.
I was wondering why there were some edits after I couldn't do so anymore, I thought it might be something on my side.
Anyway, I just checked and I can confirm it's fixed, cheers!

Hmm, I wonder if my collection will ever become 10x that big :x
Recently went through my old files I had on a harddisk and I was astounded how many I already collected over the years, just from memory. Not a lot to add anymore, but maybe I'll still pick up a few here and there. And hey, it's not like there wouldn't be any new flashes anymore. One can still dream of fresh new OC :P

>>w7-890 !elUzZM2K/o  8mar2019(fr)16:13  No.67232  J  P63R51
umm hey antz how often do you lurk/check the threads here
>>Anonymous  26oct2019(sa)17:40  No.71913  K  P64R52
batou swf please
>>Anonymous  20mar2020(fr)18:47  No.75025  L  P65R53
The link to this thread from the collections pages still tries to direct people to the .org domain. Still haven't heard what happened to that domain. Anyways, if you could change that url to this one in the meantime that'd be great for people who want to give feedback for the collections system!

Done, thanks!
>>Anonymous  29may2020(fr)19:59  No.77327  B  P66R54
Little suggestion here:
It happens from time to time that I come across the fact that I already added a specific version of a flash, but I cannot easily find it in my collection. It is mostly due to the fact that I renamed them to something original, maybe a name that wasn't even posted before and isn't in the archive.
So when I try to add it again, it obviously doesn't work. One way to rectify that would be that if you add it a second time, it overwrites the current entry.
I would much more prefer it though, if maybe the link that says "This flash is already featured in the following collection: X" links directly to the cell within the collection, or maybe contains the name in the url.
>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  3jun2020(we)06:12  No.77401  SWF  P67R55
Good idea, it's done! (The link change, not the overwriting.)
It's now also possible to CTRL+F a flash ID in a collection and it'll show up.
>>Anonymous  11jun2020(th)12:53  No.77618  B  P68R56
Awesome, just noticed it. Thanks!
>>Anonymous  24aug2020(mo)08:49  No.78902  M  P69R57
I don't know if it has been suggested before in here but what about each collection having a thread that isn't on a board but linked at the bottom of it's collection that people can post in?
>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  25aug2020(tu)14:30  No.78923  SWF  P70R58
I had planned to let collections have some kind of discuss form on the collection page itself, where the first post auto-created a /disc/ thread for that collection (appending posts if there already was a thread). That way /disc/ wouldn't be spammed with empty threads as soon as a collection was created and the threads would be discoverable by those not explicitly checking the collections. Having them visible for regular board visitors would increase the chance of reply in a timely fashion.

I had several things planned with the collections, for example the ability to scan your computer's local swf folder with a Java program and then create/sync an identical collection online. Or having the ability to copy abandoned collections so that work on it may continue. But Adobe's announcement on 25jul2017 about ending flash support kinda zapped away a lot of motivation from me. So until further notice collection owners must create their own /disc/ thread if they want feedback, and link it from inside the collection. An example of this being done can be seen in It's not out of the realm of possibility that I some day implement what I mentioned above with the auto-threads, however with the diminishing user base I have to wonder how much purpose it will serve.

>>Anonymous  26aug2020(we)02:01  No.78934  N  P71R59
Maybe an option to download all as .zip?
>>Anonymous  26aug2020(we)12:09  No.78937  O  P72R60
Do you plan to keep the site around as we enter the post-Flash era? I wouldn't want all the work and dedication towards Flash to go to waste. Swfchan could become the only haven of Flash in the near future, who knows.
>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  26aug2020(we)13:01  No.78938  SWF  P73R61
Maybe. Probably not but maybe. Zips could get pretty heavy but once upon a time I considered generating torrents with bundles of popular flashes, that could be done with collections. "Some day."

I have no plans of taking the site offline. I hope to make the archive available for as long as possible.

>>Anonymous  27aug2020(th)20:52  No.78965  P  P74R62
What will happen to swfchan and /f/ at the end of 2020? Will it be over for good?
>>Anonymous  27aug2020(th)21:28  No.78966  B  P75R63
Sucks to hear that (about your dwindling motivation) ;(
Please don't let those douchebags at Adobe and Google make you think that the few people who regularely come here will appreciate your creations any less than before. I know we can't fathom how the impact will look like, but don't lose hope!
Thanks for all the work you put in this far, Ants.
Here's to four more years. Many four more.

Not the thread to discuss this, we are on a tangent here. There have been /disc/ threads on this, as well as every other /f/ thread.
Atm it looks like nothing might happen if we lucky. Just download a projector, or better a non-shit browser.

>>Joshex  28aug2020(fr)16:49  No.78987  Q  P76R64
Noticed .org has been down for a long time, now that you said it's on a different server I can understand cutting it to save costs.

Regarding the collections system, I'm not sure if it's possible but I'd like to do some research for future reference to see if the javascript updater can be replaced by an swf. It's most likely possible with a combination of the AS2/3 file reading abilities coupled with net messages to the upload server. would be awesome to run it entirely in flash.

Other than that the idea seems great, one other possibility for the future (which I floated to Tom Fulp at newgrounds and he seemed to say the banks were all controlled by anti-hentai people so it was impossible) that I'll now float to you is eventually adding a system for the monetization of flash "collections" by the creation of a SWFChan coin/points system: where users can buy points with [insert payment service] and then donate them to collection owners.

The Idea is that the money goes to the site not directly to users so it's not directly goign from [insert payment service here] to hentai, the site could take a cut (to help fund SWFChan) and then payout the remainder to the users who claim points (pay to thier paypal or such) by that amount of points worth of currency. The idea is to replace the increasingly toxic hentai-hating crowdsourcing companies like patreon. especially because they'll probably try to kill off flash projects. Replacing them with a system right on the actual flash host site.

Not sure if this is asking you to bite off more than you can chew.

>>Anonymous  28aug2020(fr)17:50  No.78989  R  P77R65
That's way too excessive and ambitious for a super niche site like this. Collection owners are just dudes adding other people's flashes to a list, not the flash artists themselves (and even the flashes themselves are almost never uploaded by their own artists) so this is obviously no replacement for something like Patreon.
A suggestion I can propose concerning donations is to not rely exclusively on bitcoins. Swfchan was booted from Patreon, but there's other options like SubscribeStar and Minds.
>>Anonymous  30aug2020(su)16:29  No.79093  B  P78R66
SWFAnts stance on anonimity would disqualify nearly all existing payment service options other than crypto-coins.
He's been successfully cloaking his way through life up to this point, and also respects users privacy enough not to just require them to use said services.
Would be hard to satisfy those factors, even if people would be cool with the idea of companies documenting them supporting flash pornography.
>>Anonymous  30aug2020(su)22:30  No.79106  S  P79R67
He did use Patreon for some time, though. Racked up a few hundred bucks IIRC.
>>Anonymous  31aug2020(mo)20:43  No.79119  B  P80R68
True, everyone even got 100% of their monies back while Ants still kept them as well as far as I last heard (at least one positive thing about that fiasco :3), but to make a long story short:
The reason why he was banned was partially due to him taking extreme precautions and even not directly linking the patreon from this site for the longest time.
I'd say chances are hight that if Ants made a patreon for just as in the developement of some application, he wouldn't get banned again, as that happened pretty arbitratrily. We wouldn't know until we tried but even then I think he's pretty fed up with them and also doesn't want to support such a bad site. They started good, but today I wouldn't want to give them any money.

This is getting pretty off-topic now though, so please use the designated /disc/ threads.

>>w7-890  26sep2020(sa)08:16  No.80050  T  P81R69
>>79119 >>79106 >>79093
no offense but it all starts from good intentions guys few years later this will become a full blown paywall I ain't kidding guys
its kinda sad what patreon creators turned into (underrated artists make good stuff but when they become popular things go downhill)

19512 >>>78931
i think admin expanded /disc/ i will take some time before we get 14 (i looked at

19511 >>>79518
dunno about the 400 sheckel drama

offtopic but what if someone hacks into my collection and deleted all my stuff especially the text (is that a part of the backup as well)

>>!///SWFAnts  #ADMIN#  29sep2020(tu)21:06  No.80149  SWF  P82R70
Threads on /disc/ never timeout.

If someone figures out your password he can delete everything in your collection and it's erased from the database as well, however I do keep long term snapshots of the database so I would probably be able to restore the collection if it was really good. It would be a pain in the neck to do though so it would have to be REALLY good. But surely you haven't used a weak password, right?

Every single backup isn't kept forever and there's of course some delay between snapshots, so if you add a bunch of text to the collection and you get hacked tomorrow there's a chance your latest additions are lost. Keep in mind that you can always take manual backups of how your collection looks by using or

>>Anonymous  16dec2020(we)10:11  No.81873  U  P83R71
>An error occurred on the server when processing the URL. Please contact the system administrator.
>>Anonymous  16dec2020(we)16:28  No.81877  V  P84R72
Works now, must have been temporary.
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