Egg Cave Click Exchange Bug/Ideas Topic

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Ian

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8 August 2014, 5:39 PM

Hi!

For those of you who have been granted access to the limited beta of the Click Exchange, CONGRATULATIONS! We're glad that you're testing it and we hope to hear your feedback.

Access: http://eggcave.com/exchange

Report bugs and submit ideas and suggestions in this topic! Thank you.

If you're not in the limited beta for the Click Exchange, we ask that you do not post here at this time. Thank you!

UPDATE: The Exchange is now open to the public as of August 21, 2014.

darexxis

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8 August 2014, 5:58 PM

@ian

i like the idea

misty_rose_

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8 August 2014, 5:58 PM

This is interesting. I haven't found any problems so far.

Ian

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8 August 2014, 5:59 PM

@darexxis @misty_rose_

Awesome. Write back here if anything pops up.

yogurt

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8 August 2014, 6:02 PM

@Ian
There were about 8 times in 20 clicks and feeds that I got this message:

Oops! Please take a look at the following:
This is not a valid link. Please try another below.

It would show up top on the creature's profile or take me back to the page with all the other links and show this message above everything that is usually on the page.

vampire666

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8 August 2014, 6:03 PM

@yogurt & @Ian - Having the same problem.

hai

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8 August 2014, 6:17 PM

@Ian

I'm having the same problem, around half the links I click say that the link is not valid.

promise

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8 August 2014, 6:18 PM

@yogurt @vampire666 @hai
It's because that person ran out of credits

vampire666

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8 August 2014, 6:21 PM

@promise - Oh. I guess that makes sense.

horses4ever9147

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8 August 2014, 6:22 PM

@promise
I'm not sure that's it. When someone runs out of credits it sends you back to the homepage. These are showing that message on top of the creature's page, but it still takes you to the creature's page.

Also, @ian: Does being on the page where you refresh links get your creatures views?

newlife

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8 August 2014, 6:27 PM

@Ian
For the ones that says Link is not invalid, I know that means they don't have enough credits.
Eggcavern used to do negative credits when a user clicked on a link and the user didn't have enough credits. Maybe we could do the same with this?

promise

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8 August 2014, 6:29 PM

@newlife
I like that idea.

@Ian
Maybe if a user only has 3 credits they can only display 3 creatures, instead of 4 or more to reduce the amount of no credit clicks.

horses4ever9147

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8 August 2014, 6:32 PM

@ian
To build on what promise said, if you did that I would like to have an option as to which of my creatures were shown. An order of which I'd prefer to be shown. Maybe that could be on the page where we manage our creatures, and we could drag/paste the creatures on the list like on the cove lists?

newlife

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8 August 2014, 6:43 PM

@Ian
Another idea- we should be able to put in other people's creatures, not just our own. But the creature can only be entered once into the exchange
Like if someone entered someone else's creature but someone else put it in for them, a notice would come up saying, "This creature is already in the exchange. Enter a different creature."

And also maybe a hidden button. Like we still want our creature in the exchange, but just need to hide the link while we freeze it or something.

@horses4ever9147
Do you mean like which creature gets priority clicks/feeds?

hai

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8 August 2014, 6:46 PM

@newlife

I wouldn't like the idea of anyone else entering my creatures if I didn't want to. I really would not want to see that idea implemented.

newlife

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8 August 2014, 6:47 PM

@hai
Hmm...
Maybe there could be a preference in your account saying that other people can/can't enter your creatures?

horses4ever9147

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8 August 2014, 6:49 PM

@newlife
Yes to your question.

@hai
I agree.You should only be able to enter your own creatures. There are people who have creatures they don't want clicked, and that should be respected.

kisamari

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8 August 2014, 7:04 PM

@Ian It's a wonderful idea, since I miss the click exchange hosted at eggcavern. I only have a few suggestions however one being that they should show the egg picture while selecting one to be put up for the click exchange (like done while selecting a travel)
And one bug--which I'm not really sure if it's a bug or just my creature being clicked as fast as I'm clicking others--is that when I middle click to open a creature in another tab it doesn't give my my XC

Orderedchaos

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8 August 2014, 7:21 PM

@kisamari The XC should update from middle clicking. I've noticed that it might take a refresh or two on the page for it to update from middle clicking links. Is your XC not updating at all?

kisamari

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8 August 2014, 7:22 PM

@Orderedchaos I've kept trying and it's never updated for me--but again it might just be my creatures being clicked as fast as I'm clicking, because I've noticed my XC going fast

manadragonmagic

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8 August 2014, 7:26 PM

@kisamari
It's been giving me my credits (I think!) when I use CTRL+Click to open in a new tab.

But the invalid creatures issue is pretty annoying. Maybe when you click on an invalid creature, have the refresh script run in the same window? Otherwise I end up with ten or so tabs that are all the click exchange. It's a bit confusing >.< And clicking one creature at a time is just too tedious and slow, honestly.

I like the idea of being able to put other user's creatures into the exchange, and also having a setting that disables your creatures being able to be put into the exchange by anyone other than yourself. Or maybe make it a setting in lists, to have certain lists of creatures that can't be put into the exchange.

kisamari

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8 August 2014, 7:28 PM

@manadragonmagic I'll agree with the list setting about allowing others to put your creatures up because I'll admit I get pretty lazy with feeding them myself, and it takes years for any of my eggs to hatch this way.

darexxis

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8 August 2014, 7:29 PM

@kisamari

i dont know how manny creatures how have up for clicking but how more you put in the Click Exchange the faster your XC is gone

kisamari

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8 August 2014, 7:31 PM

@darexxis I know, I've only got two for the time being

darexxis

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8 August 2014, 7:32 PM

@kisamari

aah oke ^^

metaphor

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8 August 2014, 7:51 PM

I keep getting that message too. Weird. o__0

Otherwise, a great system!

sapphyr

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8 August 2014, 7:54 PM

I think this is going to take a while to work feasibly. Until users can build a large enough XC base, people are going to keep getting error messages when they click on creatures.

In general, I don't like the idea of negative credits, because you'd have to work your way out of debt. I also don't like the idea of other people putting your creatures into the system for you; if you traded a creature in the system and forget to take it out of the Exchange, wouldn't it be the same idea?

thenekosnyan

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8 August 2014, 7:59 PM

@Ian
I continuously get the same creatures in my clicks and it causes the 'Oops! Please take a look at the following:
This is not a valid link. Please try another below.' error.

That's the only problem I've noticed so far, though.

newlife

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8 August 2014, 8:05 PM

@sapphyr
Negative credits-
You'd only lose credits if your creature appeared on the page another user is clicking, and is removed afterwards. This would get rid of the error message, which is annoying.

About your thing about putting other user links in.
As I said before -no one read my response for some reason-, you could block other people from putting in links for you.
The person who put in the link, and it's not their creature, can face the consequence if the creature is traded, which is the loss of credits.
However if you put in the link, it gets removed if you trade because it's no longer in your cove.

fakeworld

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8 August 2014, 8:19 PM

@Ian

I have yet to have a problem, everything is functioning properly. I'm loving it so far!