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  • 2014-03-01 - New gallery replay feature online.
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  • 2013-10-20 - We have now amended the FAQs concerning nudity on this site.
  • 2013-01-26 - Regular Users now may use the /join command (i.e. /join username).

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Commented by or
Mon, Nov 28 2016, 09:29 am
I feel like this website has lost its touch. One of the main points of this website is that users work together (or alone) with the end goal being to finish a gallery-worthy drawing. The game/OC boards have partially watered down that concept. The roleplay boards take away from that entirely. Proof? There are no roleplays in the gallery. Go ahead and see for yourself. Now the website is littered with boards that are filled with users who couldn't care less about creating a QUALITY piece. And no, those glorified stick drawings scattered throughout each and every roleplay board are not quality.

Sure, before the filters there was an issue with people roleplaying where they shouldn't but that was only due to the lazy and heavily biased moderation being done. Yeah, I realize that we are actually tyb's pet project, one that he obviously cares very little about. In a very pitiful attempt to take action, iScribble has seemed to put a band-aid on the issue? That is quite the slap in the face to more dedicated users who were actively filling the gallery with breathtaking pieces that made you use your imagination. The consequences of doing such is that a large number of skilled artists and regulars began to phase out. They don't even stop by for a visit anymore and iScribble has a terrible reputation because of it (not like tyb gives a darn). I mean, someone even decided it was terrible enough to commit a portion of their life to creating an Uncyclopedia page about it.

"But roleplaying takes imagination!" Yes, but it also requires a specific narrative to be produced in order to activate that imagination. The pieces I've seen in the gallery kick-start my imagination and tell a story WITHOUT NEEDING (near illegible) words. That is what differentiates a quality piece from...well, yeah.


I have no problem with roleplaying so there is no need to chalk up my motives to a bias leaning against roleplaying. I LOVE roleplaying. I love the OC boards and the game boards. Neither of which promote productivity but instead idle doodling. I have no issue with people coming here only to doodle. I have no issue with what the users decide to spend their time doing.

I DO have an issue with the website itself promoting it. I have an issue with a website that claims to be for art yet refuses to address the fact that it is actually a website for roleplaying drawings.

What exactly is the motive of iScribble? What are the goals? What incentive do skilled artists have anymore to come here to draw when there are better alternatives?

There are so many changes going on with the infrastructure, but for what? Make the website pretty but entirely ignore how it is run? That sounds like a recipe for disaster.

What do I hope to gain from this post? Nothing. It'll just fall on deaf ears like in the past.

Why did I make this post? Sunk cost fallacy.

Commented by evn: I understand the frustration, and hopefully we will work through a lot of the current issues and get iScribble to a point where we can have most if not all of our active users and any new/returning ones content. I have quite similar views concerning the state of the website, though I hope you will understand if I clarify a few things. iScribble is for both art and drawing, so while roleplaying does not produce any art, it's definitely a part of the community. Granted, we would like to encourage more to take and contribute to the gallery and there are (at least) some thoughts on how to do that. It's quite a lot to go through and this isn't the right place to do so, but I can be emailed or whispered if you want to know more concerning that.
Commented by evn: Concerning the changes, we are still in transition and have almost no development happening lately. I hope we can resume it soon so that we can fix a lot of the things which do not function at least. There's a lot more to be done which doesn't particularly just make the website pretty. Unfortunately there's quite a lot of things that depend on having active development before we can move further with positive changes in terms of community. I am unable to assure you when, but can say that none of the feedback we have gotten (at least for me) falls on deaf ears. We may not reply to every feedback we get, and we still need to get better at being a cohesive team. We have limited resources and even less time, which I know lets the community down in many ways. Anyways, I hope you can get my intent from this rather brief reply. I do appreciate that you and many others continue to show support while we get through the current state of affairs


Makes sense... Thanks for the hard work
Commented by Marina
Mon, Nov 21 2016, 03:53 am
Pretty sure this is a known bug that's not listed, but sometimes the gallery doesn't connect that an account was signed in fully? I've heard that usually when this bug occurs, image upload, profile editing, private friends list, etc all become absent from your profile, but the bug executed a little differently for me this time in that my name still appeared in the top right corner (despite all other login-specific details being absent). Feel free to pm/dm me for some specifics on what I'm using and I'll be on it! Just didnt want to textwall you here. Thanks. :)

>as bluestrings mentioned to me, quick fix is obviously re-logging in in a new window, for others experiencing this!

Commented by evn: I believe that's a known issue, due to the site being in transition from one technology to another. We will hopefully resolve this in time, and maybe take you up on the offer to contact you for details
Commented by ToiletLlama
Tue, Nov 15 2016, 06:43 am
a great feature would be the ability to nickname your friends that only you can see, i've added alot of people i dont even know who they are now because nicknames of their own change so much and its hard to remember everyone sometimes. just like the ability to trigger a key word that pops up next to their name would save me alot of embaressing convos

Commented by evn: Thanks for the feedback! I can understand that it can be confusing with nicknames. We will have to think about it more once development can resume.
Commented by Jimi
Thu, Nov 10 2016, 11:24 am
/info doesn't work right

Commented by becky: Could you provide us with some more information on this? Thanks!
Commented by Jimi
Mon, Sep 19 2016, 06:39 am
The Quick Filter, in iScribble HTML5 Beta...
There are three options. When you pick one or two, go into a board, and leave that board, the filter is reset.
Isn't it a nice idea to keep that filter as one has set it before, until one makes the change him/her/itself?

Are you reading this?
Commented by Utatane.Piko
Sun, Sep 18 2016, 12:30 am
.5 font sizes ples <3
Commented by Patsu
Fri, Sep 16 2016, 11:14 pm
Is there a way to fix bad lag when drawing?

Commented by Bluestrings: There's a variety of issues which cause this problem. It depends on what browser you're using, how fast your computer is, up to date drivers, etc. If you're using HTML5, make sure you clear chat every so often. You can also try this guide I made. Google Doc "Iscribble Help - Windows Ink, Pen vs Mouse Mode, & Change Poll Rate for Smoother Lines" - version 1.2 - https://drive.google.com/open?id=...
Commented by Pandamoniumb
Fri, Sep 16 2016, 06:21 pm
Wth i just published a drawing and I put it in my sketchbook, but when I checked it, it ended up in the sketchbooks category instead of my actual sketchbook! D:< yo what's goin on!?

Commented by Katrina: We are aware of this issue and will be looking to solve as soon as we can. Thank you Panda for your comment :)
Commented by ToxicRabi
Wed, Sep 7 2016, 08:09 pm
Can I please change my official username?

Commented by becky: Hi! Please use the contact form for name changes :). http://www.iscribble.net/contact.html
Commented by weylin
Sat, Aug 13 2016, 07:28 am
Just a quarterly reminder here that the HTML5 brush size selector is still complete cancer and cause for at least 20 whispers of me screaming at my friend for making a board irreversibly HTML5 exclusive.

To elaborate, the selector only registers on "did just click", not "is button down". This means that click-dragging to the desired selection is not possible, you must precisely click on it, which is a bit tedious on the smallest brush size especially.

Commented by Bluestrings: If a board is made flash in error, an HTML5 user can load a saved empty flash board to restore functionality. If a flash user is in a board at the time a HTML5 user clears it, the flash user can clear it to fix it as well. Regarding your issues with the selector, I understand your frustration and thanks for the reminder. Right now we have some issues delaying fixes and updates to iScribble, but we'll definitely note your concern.
Commented by KS
Mon, Aug 8 2016, 03:49 am
- Sometimes the layer thumbnails do no longer update whats going on in the board. example: http://puu.sh/.../28a07c05dd.jpg (empty board but it still has stuff on layers 1 - 3).

- I've noticed that hiding your contribution from a drawing, will only make you anonymous on the drawing itself, but does not make your name dissapear from the thumbnail contribution list.
Commented by Archaeoptery
Sun, Aug 7 2016, 12:44 pm
Dear staff of Iscribble

Could you perhaps concider adding new rules concidering this matter:

Art selling scams, an iscribbler just their lost money to a scammer in the oc board and mods could do nothing about it, as it is not against the iscribble rules. However discussing about pirating a art program is against the rules, but scamming others for money isint. Can you at least tell us why?

Commented by evn: While we discourage both practices, there is a difference between conversing about piracy and a situation where there has already been a transaction. I am not familiar about what happened in this instance, but just like most other online communities we do not condone any illegal activities. If the transaction has already happened the situation is out of our control. In the case of the buyer being the victim, they should be talking with their bank and issuing chargebacks if that is possible. In the case of the merchant being the victim, this should serve as an example to request at least half the intended amount up front before doing anything for the client and that there are other venues to sell one's services legitimately.
Commented by tuinnin
Sat, Aug 6 2016, 11:05 pm
Consider adding asteriks to an active warned user's name! So when you go into a board, you know that the user might be trouble. Like, if I got warned, it would be crybo*, or if I got warned twice, crybo**. So you'd have a bit of an idea of who might erase or scribble or who's been warned for breaking the rules, or adding a comment on someone's profile stating why they've been warned and what for. I might have not explained it very well, but //shrugs!!
Commented by ZenroGaiaX
Mon, Aug 1 2016, 11:10 pm
how do I change my username,,

Commented by Mheetu: Please send a request via the contact form: http://www.iscribble.net/contact.html
Commented by RealBarinder
Fri, Jul 29 2016, 10:56 pm
Problem(s) that I found---- Once I was on iScribble. I had a board called Practicing, which i still have. There wasn't anything on it. I tried going to the lobby, but it kept me at my board, even though it said I was at the lobby. I decided to start drawing instead of changing boards. I drew and drew, adding a bunch of details. It took me A LOT of time. I had to reboot my computer because it was being slow. When I came back on iScribble, my hard-worked on drawing was GONE! Everyone invited to my board weren't /trusted and I was the owner. So I had to sadly restart from scratch. What had happened?

Commented by Mheetu: It sounds like you probably got disconnected and the client failed to show the disconnected screen. Trying to go to the lobby or another board and being unable to do so is a pretty good indication that you've either been disconnected from the internet or the iScribble servers are experiencing issues. Another way to test your connection is to /info yourself and see how long it takes for the information box to appear.
Commented by KS
Fri, Jul 29 2016, 12:37 am
Putting long consecutive lines of text without space will completely mess up the interface of iscribble on html5. example: https://embed.gyazo.com/b633604a15714f3e4035a3477fcc868c.png and http://puu.sh/.../27c2470669.png

Commented by Mheetu: Thanks, I had seen this happen before but forgot to make note of it. :)

Commented by Mheetu: Update: Jul 31, 2016 - This should now be fixed.
Commented by PiaShantee
Sun, Jul 24 2016, 07:47 pm
Update - Okay, I have been having some interesting issues. Last night I created a public board called "Take 2" using HTML5 and got kicked from scribble. I logged back in and couldn't locate my public board. I created a new board again called "Take 2" and started drawing. I created a simple, but detailed drawing. I left the board open even when I went to bed. In the morning the board was still open on my screen and I started adding more details and tweaks. I saw that while I was away people had come in and out of the board - some even left comments. Then I left to run an errand and when I came back I was kicked from scribble. I logged back in and - to my horror - I AGAIN I couldn't find the public board I created. I even tried to go back to the board url in my history and when I did I got a message from scribble saying "Sorry, you longer have access to that board." I have no idea why. I messaged a PU named "Tatertimes" to ask what was happening, but got kicked from scribble before they could answer me. It then took me a while to log back in because the welcome screen would idle over and over - and then my screen totally froze. I had to reboot and got some weird "run time" error. Firefox gave me a restore option and the same thing happened. My computer idled when I clicked the scribble tab and I had to keep refreshing the page to log in. Finally I was able to log on - when I tried to message "Tatertimes" again the system said "no such user exists." How weird is that?! I had just messaged this PU a few minutes before. Anyway - I messaged a mod that was on - KS - who is very patient and helpful. I gave KS the board name and info and said that I was drawing "afro samurai" on that board. The board url is: 2376527/take-2. KS was kicked from scribble after trying to access the board as well. Very strange indeed. Why aren't my public boards saved once created? And if they are saved - why can't I locate them on the public boards after being kicked off scibble? I wish I had saved my drawing, but I didn't. It was a doodle, but it was mine and I would like it back. Can someone let me know what happened? If there is something additional we need to do to save a board that would be helpful to know. On the plus side - I LOVE THE BRUSH TOOL! It's quite a different feel than the other tools and has quite a softer effect. It does have lag, but it's a beautiful brush. I wish I could get that pointed tip with a line feature because with a mouse it's super hard to draw a straight line using that gorgeous tool. I really do love it. Great addition.

Commented by Mheetu: The reason this is happening is because public boards are automatically deleted after a certain amount of time without any users in them. Therefore, when you're being 'kicked' (disconnected), the board is being left empty and the server then deletes it to clean up. I'd recommend either making it a private board by typing "/unpublic" or typing "/save" to store it in your save slot before you go idle for a period of more than 10 minutes or so. After making a board private, you can type "/public" to make it public again. If you saved the board via "/save", you can type "/load" to load it into any board from your save slot. Do note that "/save" works like your clipboard (copy/paste) and you only have 1 save slot, so if you "/save" a board and then "/save" another board, the first save is overwritten.
Commented by PiaShantee
Fri, Jul 22 2016, 03:36 pm
I have used the HTML5 board to make a drawing - I really like this new beta a lot. I haven't tried the brush tool yet, but I have to say that I DO like the scrolling zoom. It took a minute for me to realize what it was as I was stunned that the pixelation looked HUGE and accidentally hit the roller ball on my mouse and the huge pic became a tiny artwork! I've since gotten comfortable with it. I like Bluestrings idea of creating a gallery for Role Playing Room scribbles that anyone can load and use if it gets accepted into that category. I like the new layout and the side bar that visually shows you how much canvas space you are using in real time - very cool. I haven't really had any problems drawing, loading, or chatting at all. Maybe I am lucky reading the below comms - the only issues I have been having is when booted out of iScribble it sometimes won't let me back in. That is - I refresh the page and it just idles and there's just the blue screen. Or I will direct link and still won't be able to sign in. If I have the gallery open I will be kicked out of iScribble on one window and logged into the gallery on another - which is fine, but there should be a way to click "draw" from the gallery so that users who are already logged in and looking at recent uploads in the gallery can easily click back to the lobby and start drawing. The only glitchiness I have experienced has been with lag on the tools - sometimes when I draw - nothing shows on the screen and then there will be this rushed jumble of marks that I have to erase or correct or find a way to incorprate into the draw - the pen tool hair I did on my "The Summer I Turned Pretty" draw is a major example of the lag and jumping while drawing. This happened in the flash version, too though, so I don't know if it's because I draw with a mouse or not. One more thing I would like to suggest is a + or - option to manually adjust tool sizes (kinda like the zoom feature) because sometimes you need a very big dot/circle and freehanding that is just not ever gonna look nice. We don't have "shape" tools so being able to size tools would mitigate the loss of that kind of feature. I think the eraser should have a square and a round option. I also like the idea of being able to save the canvas as a .gif, but I understand why you wouldn't do that - you want traffic to come to this site. Easy fix though - just link directly to gallery image from iScribble. Well done on the new upgrades. It's looking pretty sharp.

Commented by Mheetu: Thanks for the feedback. The error (or blank page) when trying to connect to the HTML5 client should be fixed, it should no longer require you to refresh multiple times before you're able to get in. The being logged out on the gallery but logged in on the client or vise versa is a side effect of undergoing maintenance; when everything is done, that should no longer be an issue. There are technological reasons or complications rather in regards to making images be a gif (I'm assuming you mean an animated gif of the replay). While it may be nice to consider at some point, it'd require quite a bit of work to translate the raw drawing data into stills to then compile into a gif.

Thanks for the quick response, Mheetu! You have also been very patient and helpful to me. Thanks for answering my questions here and while drawing. I appreciate all you programmers and your hard work under the hood.
Commented by Dororo
Mon, Jul 18 2016, 08:41 pm
@devs, how do we set profile pictures from our uploads now? Was this removed?

Commented by Mheetu: It's not removed, just not working at the moment. There are a few things that still need to be updated under-the-hood before it can be fixed, but we're working on it.
Commented by freshheir
Sat, Jul 2 2016, 06:35 am
i have tried both the /load and /load xxxxxx command, both don't work. is there a reason for this?
EDIT: it is now working. kinda odd it didnt before though.
Commented by Utatane.Piko
Wed, Jun 22 2016, 05:55 am
Newly published drawings appear in the gallery but if you move it to a sketchbook, it won't show in the user's sketchbook.

Commented by Manti: It's been moved to a more general Sketchbook category instead. We are wary of the issue and it's already on our to-do list.
Commented by Saeki
Tue, Jun 21 2016, 09:02 pm
Just now iS yet again went offline but this time after being able to log back on the board i created was gone yet all the other boards are still there. I wouldn't have minded that if i wasn't drawing something, but in fact i was drawing so now my drawing is gone and i'm pretty much annoyed by it.

Commented by Manti: We'll let you know when the server-side hiccups get resolved.
Commented by redpharoah
Sun, Jun 12 2016, 10:07 am
Hello, I've been having a problem with html5 where some things like the board size bar and layer previews in the corner stop updating, requiring me to refresh or re enter to board to have them update.
Commented by ZelBD
Sat, Jun 11 2016, 06:38 am
I have a problem using the colors on HTML5- It wont let me click and drag with my Stylus to select a color like the flash does O:! So I have to use my touchpad on my laptop and it's a little annoying. I use a touchscreen Laptop idk if anyone else has that problem.
Commented by Mheetu
Thu, Jun 9 2016, 01:23 am
Hey artists!

It's been awhile, a long while, and I apologize for that. Unfortunately, several unexpected things came up which brought the development process to a halt in the middle of a large under-the-hood update and left some features broken for an extended period of time.

However, that's all about to change! Image uploads and comments are finally working again and we'll continue to roll out periodic updates over the next few weeks to hopefully address other lingering issues and possibly add a few new features too!

Please note that there are still some features that do not work... for instance, editing the title or description of an uploaded image or the use of macros (ie. smileys) do not work.

See you on the boards! :)
Commented by wobbow
Tue, May 17 2016, 03:45 am
I cant see any uploaded pictures on anyones profile including mine. It just gives me the text 'Whoops, looks like something went wrong.'

Commented by Katrina: Thank you for reporting this, we will be looking into it.
Commented by Bunnily
Sat, May 14 2016, 02:31 pm
No one is able to log into either HTML5 or flash clients this afternoon. Could someone try to fix this please?
EDIT: Oh, sorry it's back up now, sorry for wasting time.

Commented by Katrina: Thank you for commenting on here for us! You can always message us on either facebook (https://goo.gl/BMVf3H) or our twitter (https://goo.gl/Tbys5a)
Commented by Archaeoptery
Tue, Apr 19 2016, 02:48 pm
Seriously mods, there has been a troll on the oc board for like half an hour yet again and none is online to do anything. Is this how you want your site to be?

Commented by Katrina: Sorted :)
Commented by GHOST
Tue, Apr 19 2016, 02:33 am
*Coughs at other mods*

Totally haven't been trying to get new mods or anything....
Commented by kyleireland
Mon, Apr 18 2016, 09:35 pm
It would be a cool feature to be able to save finished images/canvases as GIFs or similar so that we can save the replay process.
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