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Re: Bad Dragon Labs - Lookin' for some feedback

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:56 am
by AcroJet
Since I practically never visit the BD website (not much reason to since I'm a satisfied customer with all I need in the way of silicone), it's only today that I've found the website is vastly different from what it used to be. Something I want to point out that needs correction is that there is no link to be found anywhere for finding this forum. I was afraid the forum had been done away with, but luckily it was still in my browsing history so I was able to get the address. But for new visitors to the site, currently they would have no idea there's a forum where they can post questions and their own input for all the other users and BD staff.

BTW, when you say "Bad Dragon Labs", I take it you mean the Bad Dragon website in general.

Re: Bad Dragon Labs - Lookin' for some feedback

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:59 am
by Pasdebol
AcroJet wrote:BTW, when you say "Bad Dragon Labs", I take it you mean the Bad Dragon website in general.
You're wrong.
For the new website itself, here is the topic : viewtopic.php?f=126&t=52702

Re: Bad Dragon Labs - Lookin' for some feedback

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:26 am
by AcroJet
Very interesting! I've never seen that part of the BD website before. I've had some ideas floating around in my head that I just might have to submit some day. Regardless, I never saw any link to the forum on the BD main website or BD Labs website.

Pasdebol wrote:
AcroJet wrote:BTW, when you say "Bad Dragon Labs", I take it you mean the Bad Dragon website in general.
You're wrong.
For the new website itself, here is the topic : viewtopic.php?f=126&t=52702

Re: Bad Dragon Labs - Lookin' for some feedback

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:14 pm
by Dragoncatclem
Roverseer2 wrote:- A search that works. At the moment, it can't view more than a page without glitching out, and it shows designs that haven't been approved yet.

- A full clear of current suggestions (aside from winners) so that designs that people have abandoned won't be put up against ones that have people actively supporting them. It also means anyone who doesn't keep up with BD any more but submitted a design doesn't have to worry about it being used, and the new version can have a better selection. Maybe even prune out submissions after each contest period, so if something happens and a designer can't access BD, their design won't be used without their knowledge?

- Better prizes, in my opinion. The amount of money winners get compared to how much money BD makes from the design is way, way too little, especially when the designs BD has been putting out have been a little same-y.

- Inline comments / feedback, so designs don't have to have discussion threads on the forums in order to be updated.

- A way to tell when designs have been updated.

- Subscribing to certain designers, maybe, so you can get alerts if someone you like makes something new?

- Removal of the 'Bad Dragon can use your design even if it doesn't win' rule. That's just sketchy. :unamused: If you want to use someone's work, pay them for it.

- An easier way to remove your design from Labs that isn't ticketing in. That way, people can remove a design that doesn't have a chance of winning, so the Labs don't end up clogged with low-quality stuff or spam.

- An easier way for other creators to have stolen designs removed. I know some people have submitted things that are essentially traces of other store's work, and I don't like that that plus the rule about BD owning everything submitted gives them a legal loophole to steal from other creators. If it's not a loophole they want to exploit, it should be an easy fix.

- Labs winners having categories, and a winner from each category. That way a penetrable isn't up against an insertable - having two different uses competing against each other is going to end up with some voter bias, and the design picked may not be the best.

- Some kind of restriction on what toys can be inspired by. Maybe it's all well and dandy for you guys, but I don't want to see something like a Spyro the Dragon penis, or... well, I can't think of anything else made for children that BD hasn't already used, so maybe this point is moot. :doh:

- Maybe a design can only have a chance to win three times, so there's motivation to really improve the design before the voting period, and a designer that doesn't do well has to come up with something new and better so that the stuff in Labs isn't always rehashing of the same horse and dog designs?

- This might just be my own personal complaint, but I wish it was clearer that BD Labs is not the only option, and that putting your stuff in BD Labs keeps you from ever making it on your own. BD's a big company, it doesn't have to worry about a few smaller places making one or two toys; making sure people know that there are other stores and other designing possibilities would be a very nice move on their part.

...

Overall, really just a way to keep designs in Labs rotating instead of always being the same things, and an easier way for people to withdraw their designs from Labs if they don't want them there any more. It shouldn't be things that are too hard to implement, and I'm sure it would mean a lot to creators.


This is incredibly well thought out and I second all of it. I miss the labs and it would be amazing to see it back with these improvements.

Re: Bad Dragon Labs - Lookin' for some feedback

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:17 pm
by toyfun
Is there no for-sale forums, for Bad Dragon toys?

Re: Bad Dragon Labs - Lookin' for some feedback

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:20 am
by Harbenz
toyfun wrote:Is there no for-sale forums, for Bad Dragon toys?

It is no longer allowed here, the sale forums are now in Dragon-Hoard and DragonMoor.


On the thread's subject... how much time it's necessary for a revamp? :eyeroll: :unamused:

Re: Bad Dragon Labs - Lookin' for some feedback

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:59 pm
by toyfun
How about "Most Popular customizations" for each individual toy?

e.g.

XL Clayton is most bought in 3/8 with a SC