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The problem is that Gatherer has one comment and rating per person. Here, the same person can comment many times, so it doesn't work as well.
you could tie the review to a comment, much like in gatherer. not sure how they do it there, but if you make it mandatory then you minimise the level of junk ratings received and you can tell why one specific person rated you poorly.
I was wondering why people were making gold-framed hybrid cards.
I wouldn't mind a like button, especially fit comments, but I'm not a huge fan of the idea of a point rating system. I fear people would use that in lieu of commenting.
Personally, with the amount of people that use this system, I think the only way to do this is with a basic 'like button' method, with no 'dislike button'. That at least gives you an idea of what people are interested in, but doesn't throw weird statistics at you (i.e., just because person X don't like Lightning Bolt, doesn't make it a two-star card. Nor, does it deserve a thumbs down, with none up.)
Mind you, I mention this only because I think it's the only real way to get a tangible result with such a small data pool... not because I personally like the idea. And just to be my own devil's advocate, there are a few sets where there's enough people looking that giving it a star rating would probably be fine. Duel Decks: Star Craft comes to mind.
The truth is, though, both ratings and likes wouldn't tell you why a person liked or disliked the card, which is the whole point in getting feedback. '3 out of 5 people think this card is too powerful' isn't very useful data, if you're unsure why people feel that way.
Oh, and just to argue with myself again: Yeah, if it did work, I think it would be pretty cool.
Yi-yikes. Thanks, that needs fixing urgently.
Maybe have seaprate ratings for "how much I like this" and "how powerful this is"? Or to restrict rating to people authorised for the cardset?
Hmm. This is kind of dangerous ground, since we don't have any real numbers to get fair feedback. I like the idea... I just think it's more likely to give wrong information until at least 6 people chime in.
duplicate of Searching by user and cardset
You already can. The problem is there's a bug in "restrict search by cardset" that I still need to fix.
No need for necromancy; Multiverse is always happy to have old cards, sets, or requests revisited :)
I think this is actually quite reasonable. Cards don't have many edits compared to the amount of comments made; put another way, most cards in the database are created and then never edited. So yeah, I should give this serious consideration.
I fear I'm not getting much time to develop Multiverse at the moment, but I will bear this suggestion in mind.
I'm feeling like a necromancer for posting here but has any further thought gone into this?
Ah! I forgot to try that. But yeah, that seems fine. I think I've been using that for attribution without noticing whether there was a problem.
Ahh. Not quite. What Multiverse currently does is transform " - " into an en dash, and " -- " into an em dash. But you need the spaces before and after (and the resulting dash has spaces before and after as well).
So that'll do you for "Choose one -- " like on Boros Charm, but for authors like on Scathe Zombies you'll need to accept having an extra space after the dash.
FWIW, I care about m-dashes! :) And I also care about n-dashes, but I've got very mixed information about n-dashes vs hyphens.
I just checked and it seems multiverse does turn "--" into an m-dash. I can't remember if that's something Alex added ages ago (I remember asking for it, because I always type "--" when I mean an m-dash, and it was disconcerting that turned into something else), or if he's just added it now :) Either way, thank you!
So it seems like, for "choose one" and attributing quotes in flavour text, you always want to use m-dashes, represented on multiverse by "--".
And if you want to use grammatical dashes -- used to set off a parenthetical aside, probably in flavour text -- you can either use single "-", which will be turned into n-dashes, or double "-" with or without spaces which will be turned into m-dashes. (And "normal" usage depends on your styleguide and which side of the atlantic you're on, but it's up to the author).
And if you want to use an n-dash within a word (eg. "off–balance-sheet activity"), you have to copy and paste, but that's probably fine :)
Is that about right?
hyphen vs en dash: l-l l–l
I believe that my code translates hyphens that aren't in the middle of words - i.e. hyphens with spaces around them - into en dashes. (An en dash is rather larger than a hyphen, and I personally dislike using hyphens where an en dash is what I mean.) (As this comment demonstrates, that doesn't apply to comments, just cards.) But you're right, there's no way to create an em dash. Seems a reasonable request.
(EDIT: As Jack points out, I was completely wrong here: you can make an em dash with -- .)
checking that I'm not crazy
First of all, this is incredibly picky, so I apologize in advance. I'm pretty sure that I'm the only person here, or that will ever come here, that cares about the difference between an 'en dash' and an 'em dash'. In fact, I was going to just delete this entry, but I already made it, and can't remove it, so I might as well keep going.
For reference, in case you don't know what I'm talking about, en dashes are hyphens (close enough) on the keyboard. While em dashes are slightly long, and are used in Magic, both for attributing quotations, and for modal charms that include the words "Choose one". Putting them right next to each other, they look like this: '-' '—'
Told you I was being too picky for my own good, eh?
Anyhow, there's no em dash on the keyboard, and I always end up having to google the damn thing, and cut and paste it when I want to use it (which means I generally don't bother on Multiverse.) A lot of editing programs, however, automatically switch two hyphens next to each other "--" into an em dash "—". I don't suppose that would be a quick fix? Please don't waste too much time on a vanity punctuation mark, though.