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Update August 13, 2014

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  • 2014-03-01 - New gallery replay feature online.
  • 2014-02-24 - Various user interface improvements and bug fixes.
  • 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 Ungarmax
Sun, Sep 21 2014, 04:30 pm
I have too simple suggestions:

1. It would be really sweet to have the ability to pause the loading of a canvas to freeze it so that it can still be appreciated even after it has been erased. To be able to scroll through would be even better.

2. A pressure sensitive brush would be nice.

If I could only choose one of those, I would prefer the canvas loading pause.

Commented by Jonathan: The first function you suggested is already available, but not in the Flash client. You can see(and pause at will) the loads of published drawings by clicking on the drawings in the gallery. The pressure sensitivity has been suggested a lot, but as I understand it, is not a priority at the moment.

Commented by RedString: The first function that both you and Jonathan mentioned is only available for the published canvases in the gallery. This function is not available for the loading canvas that appears when you enter a real-time board.
Commented by weylin
Mon, Sep 8 2014, 12:33 pm
A friend of mine is having trouble loading iscribble, they recently cleaned out some dust from their PC, and now iscribble gets stuck on the part with loading the main lobby. The main shapes appear, but the friends list and board list doesn't fill up, and if they do, a clicked board never loads.

EDIT: OK, this is just plain bizarre.
They restarted the computer and that still didn't fix it.
They tried clearing cookies, that didn't fix it either.
They just had a power outage which caused their computer to suddenly turn off - THAT fixed it?!

Commented by evn: Sounds like a hardware fault from your description, but can not be sure. Glad it's been recovered. I suggest your friend to backup their HDD(s), and then to make sure that all hardware components are fixed in place (mostly thinking RAM and HDD), just to be on the safe side.
Commented by Mheetu: Actually, it sounds to me more like a networking issue and the power outage would likely have reset the modem and router... Either way, glad it's fixed. :)
Commented by a0
Sat, Sep 6 2014, 01:17 am
http://i.gyazo.com/93fdf3f50c172cf4e4224b270bd34065.png

I think that changing the color scheme for iscribble would be a nice idea. For example like in the picture in the link above.

Commented by Katrina: I quite like this idea :) Maybe it would be possible in the future?
Commented by evn: I like it too. We will be sure to consider this, but can not promise when.
Commented by bodytemp
Tue, Aug 5 2014, 03:07 pm
Okay so Ive been ad free for a long time now and I just logged on today with tons of ads popping up constantly can i get a fix please the ads are disconnecting me constantly. I cant even jump into boards

Error code 2048 on attempt to reconnect
Commented by LeifKlover
Thu, Jul 24 2014, 07:47 am
One of the most obvious qualms I've had with iscribble is the inherently small amount of canvas we have to work with. For a lobby based art site with large amounts of collaborative works and doodles, our current canvas is far too small. I understand server limitations, but some client side hosting could pull a bit of weight off of things.

EDIT: Considering the reply by evn, I don't necessarilly see aspect ratio being that big of an issue for widescreen monitors. I'm running 1900x1080, which has become a general standard along with 1600x900, at least for widescreen resolutions. On my 1900x1080 monitor, the current layout and screen usage means I have 4in. x 7.5in. area worth of whitespace on either side of the UI. Looking at both sides of the current ui, that means there's 60 inches of un-used screen. This isn't even considering the size of the chat box, which turns out taller than the canvas itself. Mind you, I understand the necessity of allowing portrait monitors the same access, as well as non-widescreen aspect ratios. I foresee a big UI change in the near future, both in site and in lobby.

Commented by evn: The small canvas is also part of an ongoing discussion and our understanding of currently used resolutions. At the moment there are still quite a few who are unable to accommodate a change to a larger canvas (from my understanding). Another reason for not being able to change so easily is if it were to change we may have to keep it's aspect ratio, as that is the format that best fits the gallery end of things. We'll work it out somehow in future.
Commented by Pandamoniumb
Mon, Jul 21 2014, 06:52 am
Would it be possible for u guys to make a tool that's like the eraser tool except used like the line tool? i mean if it's possible that would be a really great tool.

uhhhh i guess...

Commented by GHOST: You mean square shaped..?
Commented by Chong
Fri, Jul 11 2014, 02:47 am
Yes i save all my pictures as a .PNG.

And it's not that the quality is so bad that the drawing is distorted, but you can hardly see the details put into it unless you're in the actual board and zoom in. I realize now that we're kind of limited in terms of resolution since iScribble is a pixel based editor, so in that regard, i'll be the first to say that I'd pay money to see an iScribble program made. -coughcoughKICKSTARTERcough-

Seriously. Same iScribble just as an .exe with a few tweaks here and there such as being able to choose your resolution, or being able to move your layers around.

I've been here since like 07 and I still haven't found any other program i like using as much as iScribble. I love the circle tool and how each circle gets spaced out depending on how fast your strokes are, i like how i can get the same effect with the eraser tool for a splatter-like effect, i love the auto-circle tool just because it's a unique tool thats can produce either a rough blending effect or a smooth one, i LOVE the simple and organized look; i pretty much love everything about iScribble. If i could use it as a professional program, well, i'd probably *** my pants quick.


just my 2 cents. someone contact me if its possible to make this happen.
Commented by Chong
Sat, Jul 5 2014, 09:56 am
It'd be cool if after i publish a drawing, i could save a copy at a higher resolution. I loooove using iscribble for its simplicity and its become my go-to when i want to paint digitally, but hate that i have to screenshot my drawings, paste it on paint, and then crop it, only to find that the save decreased the image quality. Can someone make this a thing?

Commented by evn: This is a good suggestion, and would like to see something like this happen in future. For now I can only suggest you screenshot what you have while logged in to retain the most image quality.

Commented by GHOST: If you aren't trying already, I suggest saving your images in .PNG, as (in case you aren't already aware) .JPEG will reduce the quality greatly by comparison. Common knowledge, but just telling you in case you didn't know previously. :)
Commented by Sayuta
Thu, Jul 3 2014, 09:36 am
Would be nice to be able to scroll through user's galleries with arrow buttons somewhere instead of having to go back to their gallery and click another picture, one after another.

edit: woooow these arrows are so tiny i was always sure that's just a frame to make it prettier or something :"D In that case i would suggest making them more obvious. But yeah, i mainly meant individual galleries.

Commented by Katrina: There are arrows next to the ''Category'' so ''Top 100'' ''###'s Sketchbook'', ''Celebrations'' so you an scroll across that way. But seeing it done for an individuals gallery would be quite nice.
Commented by Pandamoniumb
Sun, Jun 15 2014, 11:11 am
I have a suggestion. Maybe you guys can make it so that the people you invite in your private boards aren't automatically allowed to be able to save the board unless you allow them to.

i know it's gonna be a big request/suggestion, but you know, you have private things you want to keep in private boards, and if they can save that board, that gives them a chance to save the private board board and load it into public, and get someone in trouble for what they didnt do. i dont know, just a suggestion.

thanks!

Commented by Moderator: If you are concerned about individuals taking your drawings with out your permission, it would be recommended that you do not invite them to your board, and only invite people whom you trust. Uninvited users cannot save a board that they view in hybrid, so you could also consider that if the material is appropriate. You could also make a note about respecting your property in the description of the board.
Commented by pauljs75
Sun, Jun 15 2014, 02:45 am
Any way users could have options for different CSS styles to support different monitor sizes? (Perhaps a user setting? Or maybe update script to detect browser window dimensions?)

Zooming in/out with browser doesn't work, but disabling styles seems to show this is where layout is handled to some extent. BTW, it's not to be confused with art-space zoom. But rather the proportion of space available to do art.

I'm asking because I finally got around to upgrading from XGA (where it was just right) to HD1080, but the extra screen real estate goes unused. (Besides one only needs chat for about the bottom 1/6 of the screen, and it could be made wider.)

Commented by Moderator: Unfortunately, that is one limitation to the existing UI. However, we'll certainly keep this in mind and discuss possible solutions for future changes.
Commented by Miasma
Sat, Jun 14 2014, 04:36 pm
Idling isn't prohibited anywhere in the rules.
Commented by bootsy
Thu, Jun 12 2014, 10:25 pm
There should be a feature where a user will be kicked if they stay inactive for longer than 30minutes-1hour, by inactive i mean not drawings or chatting etc.. and maybe be given a warning, like, "if you will not do something within 5 minutes you will be kicked". This is mainly because most boards i see are filled with inactive people taking up space from others.
Commented by RedString
Thu, Jun 5 2014, 07:25 pm
Don't PU's get unlimited sketchbook slots?

Commented by evn: Hey, yeah they should. If your sketchbook is not accepting anymore submissions I will ask tyb to help fix that.

Oh cool, thanks. Yea, I did a test and it stops at 33.
Commented by Sayuta
Thu, Jun 5 2014, 08:29 am
Another suggestion: putting the information on how big the load is in the lobby info. Would make it easier to moderate some carelessly long loads and also maybe people with slow connection would appreciate it.
Commented by wulfy
Wed, Jun 4 2014, 01:22 am
this is something that has seriously frustrated me for the past few weeks. The site doesn't notify me that I'v lost connection, until it's way too late. As in, I would be drawing for the past 30-40min, and the site suddenly says I've lost connections. I'd think 'all right, I'll just reconnected and join back to the board'.... only to find that all the work I did in the past 20-30min have been lost (since I was never connected during that time). other than that, this site is great and I'm enjoying the gallery play backs!

Commented by GHOST: This isn't advice, but man I know exactly how you feel. It is extremely frustrating. And thanks for the relatively positive feedback! :)
Commented by becky
Mon, Jun 2 2014, 08:05 pm
@ KS All fixed now! :)
Commented by KS
Mon, Jun 2 2014, 12:15 am
I think there's been a mix-up. People received another Duo competition medal instead of an Individual one.
Commented by orbitars
Tue, May 27 2014, 05:53 pm
When will /ignore become a permanent thing instead of having to do it every time you log on?

Commented by RedString: Not that I know of.
Commented by Sayuta
Tue, May 27 2014, 11:06 am
would be helpful to have something showing what part of the load you're at for the gallery loads, just not in the middle of the picture c: Would actually be perfect if it was like a video player where you can also go back a few seconds but i guess that's not really doable?

Commented by GHOST: I don't know how doable it is as I don't know anything about the technical side, but it's a wonderful suggestion! When it comes time to make more changes, perhaps this can be one, along with your other suggestion further up :) Though currently, if the load was shown on the board lists, I don't know how accurate it would be all the time, as sometimes the board lists do not update as they should. Thank you for your thoughts!
Commented by ToiletLlama
Sat, May 24 2014, 09:08 pm
Should add an option to kick a user from a board
example:
/kick username

and then a poll could come up maybe to kick a user from a board ??
sometimes im not sure if someone is doing something reportable but are annoying everyone regardless and it would be nice to just kick people sometimes tbh

Commented by Katrina: As useful as that sounds for every user to have the kick function, it would cause more trouble than good. If a user is needed to be kicked, a power user will do so.
Commented by PookieBear
Fri, May 9 2014, 07:27 am
[Feature-Request]
Hi iScribble,

It would be interesting to be able to create a room with a vertical (portrait) oriented drawing box as opposed to a horizontal (landscape) one. Then artists would be able to do full body characters at a decent size. Perhaps the chatbox and such could be moved accordingly then.

Commented by RedString: The ability to customize the canvases on iScribble would be ah-ma-zing. Unfortunately, with how things are currently situated, a lot of work would be needed in order to deal with the implications of a changed orientation and size, including revamping code on several different pages around iS. If we get to a point on iScribble where we have the means to do so, discussion about canvas restructuring will definitely come up again. Thanks for the suggestion!
Commented by ArkreiDan.d
Sun, May 4 2014, 08:25 am
Hello Hello. So big problem here well Not really more of laziness but people can get through it but we all know how we have that kind of impatience for deleting a private board on iScribble. So its just an idea i got from Mod PU here and I asked her if there was a way to delete all my privates boards at once, sadly there was no way for that to happen just yet. but for future sake it saves more time and plus people really wound't be annoyed by it it will help us a lot as a "emergency" case if we really want to delete all our boards. But yes that's the idea.

Commented by Moderator: I do agree - this function would be nice to have. We'll keep it in mind :)
Commented by Ver-Wolf
Fri, Apr 18 2014, 07:33 pm
I was wondering if you guys ever considered an idea with the "# friends online" thing.
like what if we were able to click on it and see which one of you friends are on, so you can go hang with them on a board or something like that?
Commented by Moderator: /list
Commented by kedicik
Tue, Mar 4 2014, 09:44 pm
-why do our drawings lose quality after being published?
-i sometimes encounter an empty lobby with "(usercount)" in place of my online friends, refreshing doesn't help and i can't get into any boards. after some time it gets back to normal.

Commented by Moderator: The images lose quality for the same reason that saving an image from Photoshop will lose quality. They're saved with a jpeg encoding which isn't a lossless format. In other words, it tries to compress the file size for storage and has to lose color data in the process.

Commented by Moderator: As for the (usercount) and boards being empty, that's caused by network issues. It means it failed to receive that information from the server and, aside from adjusting your network for better performance, refreshing the page is your best option.
Commented by Crosby87Wolf
Sun, Mar 2 2014, 07:53 pm
Hello! I came online after a short time of not coming on, and wow, there's a huge change! It'll take some getting used to, but that comes with everything, right?

Just out of curiosity, will the "chat lock" option ever come back? It was great for roleplays when multiple people are typing and you're trying to read a specific thing someone said. That way you're not getting chucked back to whenever someone types something new. Thank you for your time! (:

Commented by Moderator: There is no longer a need for the scroll lock button as the chat automatically stops scrolling when you scroll up and resumes when you scroll back to the bottom.
Commented by KS
Fri, Feb 28 2014, 05:08 am
Awesome replay function you guys implemented! Although can I suggest an option that the person who publishes can decide to toggle replay on or off? Surely sometimes serious drawings have a really..interesting replay beforehand.
Commented by Moderator: The publisher can disable replay.
Commented by weylin
Thu, Feb 27 2014, 11:50 pm
Everyone says the brush size selector is fixed now, good job ^_^
Commented by weylin
Thu, Feb 27 2014, 05:50 am
I have been getting several complaints (And have experienced myself) a problem where the first click of a brush selection doesn't seem to respond. Here's the steps on how to reproduce it:

Draw a little bit on the board.
Click on a different brush size.
If you click anything besides the largest one, it will likely not do anything, or take several clicks for it to respond.

Current workaround is to click the largest size, which appears to "unfreeze" it, and then to click on the one you wanted.
It's a bit tedious but should work until a fix is done.

Commented by Moderator: There was a release earlier today that fixed an issue with selecting the brush size. I'm not sure if this is what you were referring to; however, I was unable to reproduce the problem you described. Please try to reproduce it yourself, again, and let us know if it's still an issue.
Commented by Sayuta
Wed, Feb 26 2014, 11:00 am
Hi, if the board filter is now possible, would it also be possible to add a board search? I get lost in my private boards :c

Another one, would be nice having two buttons for favorite private boards - to remove from favorites and to delete completely, its a pain looking for it in general private boards after the drawing is finished.

Commented by Moderator: Thanks for the suggestions, we'll take them into consideration. :)
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