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Title: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Daphne on August 12, 2017, 01:50:53 am
If you have questions about the new site that you think will be of general interest, please feel free to post them here. Please don't post any sensitive information like usernames or passwords.


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Daphne on August 12, 2017, 01:52:38 am
First question: My username is different between MCT and MCC. How can I be sure the accounts will be merged?

The important thing to make sure is that the email address and password are the same between your MCT and MCC accounts. The MCC login takes priority, so we'll merge your MCT account into the MCC username, and you'll use the MCC account going forward.


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: macavity on August 23, 2017, 05:46:21 am
Although the email instructed us to reset username and password to be identical between MCC and MCT, I can't see how to do the former. However, if I've understood your previous response correctly then this is not necessary. What should be done is to make the e-mail addresses the same (essential) and the passwords (advisable but not essential) and the MCT username will automatically get reset if necessary. Correct?


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Daphne on August 23, 2017, 07:18:13 am
What should be done is to make the e-mail addresses the same (essential) and the passwords (advisable but not essential) and the MCT username will automatically get reset if necessary. Correct?

Correct!


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Mars80 on September 01, 2017, 11:46:50 am
I'm able to get on and login to MCT (Looks great btw) but I'm getting a 403 Forbidden error for MCC...  UPDATE nevermind it's working now. Thank you!


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Daphne on September 01, 2017, 11:47:15 am
I'm able to get on and login to MCT (Looks great btw) but I'm getting a 403 Forbidden error for MCC.

Try again now!


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: lifmcs on September 01, 2017, 10:44:24 pm
Since apparently I'm a pedantic fuck who would rather critique the new website than get off to the content, here are some lists.

Problems:
  • Download links for one-offs like Hell's Kitchen and High Fantasy 404 for me.
Metadata:
  • You accidentally an 'n' in the site description on the home page when logged out.
  • Buttoned Up is missing what I assume is the series description field.
  • The Pool of Dr Viagari could use a period on the end of its description.
  • Cuckoo's Nest and some other sole collaborations have the credits baked into the description, which pokes at my desire for uniformity.
  • The description of Faerie Tail describes the first issue, but not the Paul Harvey rest of the story. Could probably write something generic about fae shenanigans that works for both.
  • Might reference Bearing Gifts and link to it in the description of Found Objects 3.
Suggestions:
  • Would be nice to have the issue count and an Ongoing / Concluded / One-off indicator when browsing titles. I guess the cover images kinda do that, but the numbers can be too small.
  • Redirect /creator to /creators, or stick the creator pages under /creators to match /comics.
  • Would be super-swell if you threw a teeny bit of Javascript and an API call at the (un)favorite button.
  • Make the title text itself clickable when browsing the list of titles.
  • In the html page title for series, I would advocate either swapping the order to be <series name> | <site name>, or use an abbr like MCC, or drop it like on page pages. Becomes apparent with lots of tabs open.
  • Title link next to the discuss link is redundant for one-offs.
  • No way to navigate to browsing all titles from most pages.
  • Would be neat to gather up all the creators from all the issues in a series and display them under something like "Worked on by" in the title/series page.
  • It’s obvious, but not immediately obvious what the dates mean when browsing titles. Adding “Last updated” wouldn’t clutter things up too much I think.
  • If/when you get around to Simple Machines, please please give us [ spoiler ] tags.
  • I wouldn't be sad if the ability to change our username appeared at some point in the future.

Overall though, congratulations on the launch! And godspeed working out any kinks so you can keep iterating. Is great to see a new foundation for y'all to build upon.


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Daphne on September 01, 2017, 11:11:59 pm
Thanks! Some of those are planned already (like the series status indicator). Um:

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You accidentally an 'n' in the site description on the home page when logged out.

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Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: lifmcs on September 01, 2017, 11:45:54 pm
"Mind Control Comics publishes the absolute best in erotic comics with an mind control theme. We..."


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Daphne on September 02, 2017, 12:34:39 am
"Mind Control Comics publishes the absolute best in erotic comics with an mind control theme. We..."

Oops, fixed, thanks!

The problem with downloads for single-issue comics should be fixed as well.


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: macavity on September 03, 2017, 01:57:31 am
Don't know if it's deliberate or a result of the Law of Unintended Consequences but anyway: I could see the latest page from Rapid Inductions on my Browser  but when I tried to download it (using Save Image as...) I got a blank!
It appears the images have two layers: the actual jpg picture and a png 'museum glass' and the software I used (I tried Firefox and Edge) defaults the former to background and the latter to image (presumably because it's the top layer). You can select the other by going to View Image Info, selecting Media and choosing the jpg to save (at least in Firefox).


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Daphne on September 03, 2017, 08:04:31 am
This is intentional.


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Daphne on September 03, 2017, 08:41:00 am
This is intentional.

But, you know, you have a point! We do say that customers with 90 days continuous access can "download." When we wrote that, we meant "download the PDFs," but "right click and save the image files" is also a reasonable definition of "download". So,we've fixed it so that if you have download privileges, you can easily right-click and save the image.


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: macavity on September 03, 2017, 12:26:53 pm
This is intentional.

But, you know, you have a point! We do say that customers with 90 days continuous access can "download." When we wrote that, we meant "download the PDFs," but "right click and save the image files" is also a reasonable definition of "download". So,we've fixed it so that if you have download privileges, you can easily right-click and save the image.

That's very gracious of you, thank you!
I find the downloads easier to size to my screen and much easier to jump around in SJI to try to keep up with the various threads!


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Tony on September 03, 2017, 12:51:12 pm
So,we've fixed it so that if you have download privileges, you can easily right-click and save the image.

Thank you very much. That will make things nicer for long time members.


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: macavity on September 04, 2017, 10:41:03 am
I don't know if it's something  I've done or what, but I can't log out of the Forum, regardless of whether or not I'm logged in to MCC and/or MCT. Not the end of the world but.. Also, I still haven't worked out how to go from Forum to main site.

Also. I see that, in common with your previous website the user does not get automatically logged out when the webpage is closed down, which is not what is commonly done (for security reasons, I guess).


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Daphne on September 04, 2017, 10:45:26 am
I don't know if it's something  I've done or what, but I can't log out of the Forum, regardless of whether or not I'm logged in to MCC and/or MCT. Not the end of the world but.. Also, I still haven't worked out how to go from Forum to main site.

Yeah, known bug, due to the main site and the Forum being under different domain names now. We'll see if we can find a fix!

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Also. I see that, in common with your previous website the user does not get automatically logged out when the webpage is closed down, which is not what is commonly done (for security reasons, I guess).

We'll see we what we can do!


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: HarryManBack on September 04, 2017, 10:54:28 am
I don't know if it's something  I've done or what, but I can't log out of the Forum, regardless of whether or not I'm logged in to MCC and/or MCT. Not the end of the world but.. Also, I still haven't worked out how to go from Forum to main site.

Also. I see that, in common with your previous website the user does not get automatically logged out when the webpage is closed down, which is not what is commonly done (for security reasons, I guess).

Forum to main site is the link under your profile picture at the top.
Under New to this forum? is the link Click here to return to the main comic site.


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Daphne on September 04, 2017, 10:56:10 am
Wow, there's no much code here I've forgotten what I've written:

If "remember me?" on login is unchecked (edited for accuracy), you'll be logged out when you close your browser. (Different browsers have different ideas about what "closing" the browser is: Closing the window or quitting the application.)


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: macavity on September 04, 2017, 11:34:39 am

If "remember me?" on login is checked, you'll be logged out when you close your browser. (Different browsers have different ideas about what "closing" the browser is: Closing the window or quitting the application.)

I think you mean unchecked! Interestingly, for your site and Firefox the application has to be quit, but for other applications closing the window is sufficient, which is what threw me. Go figure...


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: macavity on September 04, 2017, 11:38:29 am

Forum to main site is the link under your profile picture at the top.
Under New to this forum? is the link Click here to return to the main comic site.

Thanks! It was just as fast clicking on the relevant browser bookmark but it seemed inelegant somehow


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: GodWilling on September 04, 2017, 12:34:57 pm
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Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Daphne on September 04, 2017, 01:26:38 pm
Just for what it's worth, the link to "be sure to check out the introduction" at the top of the page is using the old form of forum address.

Thanks! Fixed.


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Daphne on September 04, 2017, 05:22:08 pm
I can't log out of the Forum, regardless of whether or not I'm logged in to MCC and/or MCT.

OK, we've fixed it so that if you log out of MCC, you also log out of the Forum. Currently, the "logout" button here on the Forum doesn't do anything; apologies for that!


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: macavity on September 04, 2017, 09:42:44 pm
OK, we've fixed it so that if you log out of MCC, you also log out of the Forum. Currently, the "logout" button here on the Forum doesn't do anything; apologies for that!

Are you sure? I can't think of a way of checking directly but my 'total time logged in' counter increases even when I'm logged out of MCC!


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Daphne on September 04, 2017, 09:48:26 pm
OK, we've fixed it so that if you log out of MCC, you also log out of the Forum. Currently, the "logout" button here on the Forum doesn't do anything; apologies for that!

Are you sure? I can't think of a way of checking directly but my 'total time logged in' counter increases even when I'm logged out of MCC!

If you logged in using the Forum login, then the only way to log out is to manually delete any forum.mindcontrolcomics.com cookies out of your browser.


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: macavity on September 04, 2017, 10:01:44 pm
OK, we've fixed it so that if you log out of MCC, you also log out of the Forum. Currently, the "logout" button here on the Forum doesn't do anything; apologies for that!

Are you sure? I can't think of a way of checking directly but my 'total time logged in' counter increases even when I'm logged out of MCC!

If you logged in using the Forum login, then the only way to log out is to manually delete any forum.mindcontrolcomics.com cookies out of your browser.
I guess most people will go to the Forum via MCC...
I tried logging into the Forum directly and perversely that seems to have me logged out (and, perhaps not surprisingly, the LOGIN and LOGOUT buttons work) so perhaps that's an easier way to logout!


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: ozymandias on September 06, 2017, 12:56:16 pm
I would really love to see a direct link to the login page on the main guard page. I *do* like the rotating images on that page, though. :)


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Daphne on September 06, 2017, 01:01:54 pm
I would really love to see a direct link to the login page on the main guard page. I *do* like the rotating images on that page, though. :)

Do you do anonymous browsing, by any chance? You shouldn't be seeing the age page that often…


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Dr. White on September 06, 2017, 07:54:55 pm
I see the age page and have to log in every time I come to the site.


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: ozymandias on September 07, 2017, 11:37:14 am
I would really love to see a direct link to the login page on the main guard page. I *do* like the rotating images on that page, though. :)

Do you do anonymous browsing, by any chance? You shouldn't be seeing the age page that often…

I do, yes. So I see that page every time I visit the site. Which I like, actually--I type the URL by hand, or from LastPass--just as I do almost every site I log in to.


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Daphne on September 07, 2017, 11:38:24 am
do, yes.

Ah, OK! Of course, we have no problem with you maintaining as much privacy as you want… I just wanted to make sure something wasn't broken there.


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: pervagi on September 07, 2017, 04:19:11 pm
I just noticed that page 7 of "The Pleasure Garden" does not display.


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Daphne on September 07, 2017, 05:00:17 pm
I just noticed that page 7 of "The Pleasure Garden" does not display.

Hm! Seems OK from this end… does a reload help?


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: pervagi on September 07, 2017, 11:07:36 pm
I just noticed that page 7 of "The Pleasure Garden" does not display.

Hm! Seems OK from this end… does a reload help?

I tried clicking on it again and it loaded but then other pages didn't want to load properly.  Weird!  I ran through the comic different times with different results. It might just be a problem on my end.  I haven't had the issue with other comics. 

I was looking at it from an old Vista computer running Firefox.


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: blinded on September 08, 2017, 06:31:39 am
I was wondering if there was the potential to mark entire series as Favorites.  I think it's fantastic that I can mark individual issues, but I was thinking it might be nice to mark entire series.


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: macavity on September 08, 2017, 07:44:50 am
I was wondering if there was the potential to mark entire series as Favorites.  I think it's fantastic that I can mark individual issues, but I was thinking it might be nice to mark entire series.
You can - click on the star under the big image (which happens to be of the latest issue) when you first go to to the title. The give away is that the adjoining text does not include TITLE! If you want to mark individual issues then select those and then mark them.


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Daphne on September 08, 2017, 08:48:15 am
As of now, all favorites are favorites of titles, rather than individual issues, no matter where you mark them.


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: ozymandias on October 13, 2017, 03:19:25 pm
The old Mind Control Theatre site listed the purchases we'd made; I thought I recalled seeing that feature on the new site, but now I can't find it. Was I mis-recalling?


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Geo on October 13, 2017, 06:33:16 pm
And if anyone knows the importance of things being remembered it will be Ozymandias.


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Daphne on October 16, 2017, 11:33:56 am
The old Mind Control Theatre site listed the purchases we'd made; I thought I recalled seeing that feature on the new site, but now I can't find it. Was I mis-recalling?

Right now, it doesn't... apologies! We'll be adding that shortly.


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Daphne on April 24, 2018, 05:46:01 pm
  • Would be super-swell if you threw a teeny bit of Javascript and an API call at the (un)favorite button.
Your request has been granted!


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: ghuserhname on June 28, 2019, 11:29:12 am
I was just wondering if there's been any movement on alternative payment solutions for the site(s)? Have you ever considered CCBill? Or even itch.io? Best regards, someone whose bank is being a judgmental arsehole.


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Daphne on June 28, 2019, 11:31:15 am
I was just wondering if there's been any movement on alternative payment solutions for the site(s)? Have you ever considered CCBill? Or even itch.io? Best regards, someone whose bank is being a judgmental arsehole.

CCBill won't handle our type of material (we tried, along with Epoch). We're always working on it, though!


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: lifmcs on June 28, 2019, 01:36:59 pm
I was just wondering if there's been any movement on alternative payment solutions for the site(s)? Have you ever considered CCBill? Or even itch.io? Best regards, someone whose bank is being a judgmental arsehole.
Brah, that's a rough deal, you have my condolences. :'(


  • Would be super-swell if you threw a teeny bit of Javascript and an API call at the (un)favorite button.
Your request has been granted!

Extra-belated Thank Yous.


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: vm101865 on December 31, 2019, 05:22:14 am
why have some stories have chapters missing now


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Daphne on December 31, 2019, 06:59:31 am
why have some stories have chapters missing now

Do you have an example?


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: vm101865 on December 31, 2019, 06:28:30 pm
Bearing Gifts is missing 6 chapters


Title: Re: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW SITE
Post by: Daphne on December 31, 2019, 07:06:26 pm
Bearing Gifts is missing 6 chapters

Bearing Gifts has strange numbering. The issues are, in reverse order:

Bearing Gifts #19 (12 March 2014)
Bearing Gifts #18 (25 December 2013)
Bearing Gifts #17 (18 October 2013)
Found Objects #11 (30 May 2013)
Found Objects #10 (19 January 2013)
Found Objects #9 (9 September 2012)
Found Objects #8 (1 August 2012)
Found Objects #7 (17 June 2012)
Found Objects #6 (14 March 2012)
Found Objects #5 (13 April 2011)
Found Objects #4 (23 March 2011)
Found Objects #3 (9 March 2011)
Found Objects #2 (23 February 2011)
Found Objects #1 (9 February 2011)
Go Forth and Multiply (17 October 2010)
The Wedding Planner (10 October 2010)
Mommy Issues (26 September 2010)
Double Vision (12 September 2010)
Bearing Gifts (18 July 2010)