God I love this site

Jul 03, 2008 06:05 PM | 4
Sometimes I just sit at my desk and look at this website in wonder. It is amazing that I have all these KO scenes at my fingertips. The database is now at 1,928 KO scenes. I also have nearly 4,000 images indexed. The last few weeks have been crazy. I was finding stuff left and right; people were sending me tons of scenes. I'm starting to follow a policy of uploading scenes immediately after finding them. Before I would hold off and upload in batches, but that was very bad because I would be overwhelmed. And the bigger the buffer of scenes got, the lazier I was to update the site. So now I'm basically going to update whenever I find something, simply because it will make my life easier.

I'm surprise that I haven't gotten a ton of feedback on the new site design, people around here tend to be really quiet. I thought people would find it confusing, slow, buggy, but no complaints so far. In my opinion though, after using this site for a while now, I think this site design is very intuitive. I can find anything faster than ever. If you remember my old site, everything was just in one massive list and you had to scroll through the whole thing to find one scene. And the searching sucked too. The whole thing was a mess. Now, my database is so organized I can find any scene in less than 5 seconds. In comparison, I find the Slumberville database to be practically unusable, although it has a lot of good data in it.

So yeah, that's all I've been doing lately. Going to work, coming home and working on this site. I actually do more development at home than at work.

I'm interested in presidential politics again.

That's all I have to say for now. Have a happy Independence Day!

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Slight Change in Category System

Jul 05, 2008 11:29 PM | 0
I made a slight change to the category system. I made an over arching category called "Peril" and placed "Bondage" and "Unconscious" scenes under that. Reason being is that I am interested in creating different categories of peril scenes. I basically want to start indexing bondage scenes now, but it will take some time before it gets under way.

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User Submissions

Jul 06, 2008 02:07 PM | 1
I currently thinking about making a user content submission system. Here is how I'd like it to work: any registered user can create a scene and submit it to the database. A scene that you created can be edited by you any time you want. Only the owner of the scene is allowed to edit it. Once the scene is submitted, you can add images to the scene (the images must be stored somewhere else, like photobucket or imageshack). You can also add links to YouTube, Sendspace, whatever you want.

Before the scene appears, I must approve it. This is to ensure quality of data. The approval process should be quick, all I have to do is click a single button. I could do it at the end of the day or something. I just don't want junk in the database.

Regarding content, you can submit practically anything you want, just no porn. You can submit comic book KO's, comic book bondage scenes, manga, videos, pinups. The content essentially must fit the theme of this site. The cool thing is, since each scene you submit is associated with your username, you get to see how popular your scene becomes because I keep track of views.
My quesion to you guys is, would you use this?

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Let's see what you got!

Jul 07, 2008 10:22 PM | 0
Any registered user can now add a scene to the database. Yes, you heard me right. You are now free to add pretty much anything you want (except pornography). All you have to do is login, and then at the top you will see a link that says "Add Scene". That takes you to a form where you input basic scene information, such as name, category, etc.

After you submit that form, you are taken to a page where you can add links to the scene. You can add any URL to a scene, like a link to an image, video, or sendspace site. If you want a thumbnail to appear however, you must first upload the image to either Photobucket or Imageshack and then paste the direct link into the box. Only direct links will cause a thumbnail to show up. I currently only support thumbnails from Photobucket and Imageshack. If anyone has a request for another image hosting service let me know. I don't host images on this site to save bandwidth.

You can also add people to the scene, although you are only allowed to choose from a predefined list. Sorry if that causes any inconvenience, but I want to keep the people database clean for now. You can add person names to the "additional info" field if necessary. The "additional info" field is searchable.

You can edit scene information at ANY time. The scene you submit belongs to you forever. Only you are allowed to edit it (actually, I can edit it also because I am the super admin). It's even possible for you to delete your scene if you want. You can see all the scenes you submitted by clicking on "My Scenes" at the top.
Your scene will not appear immediately. To prevent abuse, I will approve a scene before it appears. You can still edit the scene during this period. The approval process will be very fast, it will literally take like 2 seconds for me. Once approved the scene will be visible to the world.

There are several reasons why I am finally opening up the database. I get a lot of submissions from various people and it is tedious to enter in all those scenes. I expect to still do a lot of data entry, but if all those people who send me stuff will use this system instead, it will save a lot of work for me. Plus this site will grow a lot faster with more users contributing stuff.

Another reason why I am doing this, is because I feel people like to be credited for their work. I occasionally put a "contributed by" line in my scenes, but I don't feel that's good enough and it seems like people are being cheated out of their discoveries. Now the scene is 100% associated with your user name, so you can take pride in being the first to post the scene.

Finally, people have always wanted a comprehensive database of bondage scenes and KO scenes in comics. This may be our chance to do it. If enough people contribute, this could become very successful. But you have to use it. So what are you waiting for? Let's see what you got!

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You can now rate scenes

Jul 08, 2008 06:49 PM | 0
I added another cool feature today. Any registered user can now rate a scene and I will keep a running tally of the average.To rate a scene just click on the star that you want to rate the scene to. Also anyone can add a scene now; so far only one person has tried it.

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Can this site become self sustaining?

Jul 09, 2008 11:05 PM | 0
Let's face it, I won't be around forever to upload scenes to this site. Sooner or later, you guys, my visitors, are going to have to take over. The fact that any user (yes, all 530+ of you) can upload a scene to the database is a big deal to me. It's one of the most radical changes I've ever made to this site. I know you have content, so don't be afraid to upload it. We have the opportunity to make sleepycomics the BEST bondage/sleepy site ever.

In an attempt to open up more participation, I've made it so that anyone can post a comment to a scene. You don't have to register anymore.

Registered users get much more benefits though. They can rate scenes (it's so easy, just click on the stars), post comments to my blog, add scenes to their personal stash, upload their own scene.

This site has everything you could ever want. Now the only thing left is you.

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Category System Change (Again)

Jul 12, 2008 11:50 AM | 0
I have modified the category system so that every scene is now associated with more than one category. Right now things are a little confusing, and I am working on it. There could be some bugs, but I have not noticed anything yet.

Alright so basically now every scene can belong to more than one category. This allows me to set a scene as "chloroform" and "gagged", so it's a lot more useful. Clicking on the "bondage" category on the side will bring up every scene that contains some form of bondage.

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Thumbnail View

Jul 13, 2008 01:21 AM | 2
I changed the default list layout to a thumbnail layout. So when you go search for scenes, you can see a thumbnail preview in the search results. Limitations are that only scenes with thumbnails will show up as results. Also, it's limited to 12 results per page. The previous and next buttons don't work in thumbnail view either.
A cool feature with the thumbnail view, is that you can sort the results randomly.

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Wanted: Mary Marvel Scenes

Jul 13, 2008 06:18 PM | 4
I got a new search system up and running. In 'advanced options' you can choose to search by either scene name, or person name. If you choose to search by person, you can type in a person's name in the search box and it will return all scenes with that person. Pretty handy.

I hope you are liking the thumbnail view mode. Remember, you can switch back to tabular mode if you want.

I realized that I only have 12 Mary Marvel scenes in the database, but I know she has some good bondage and head KO scenes. Can someone upload those scenes to this site for me?

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Bunch of new scenes

Jul 18, 2008 09:38 PM | 2
I just uploaded a bunch of unconscious comic covers I found. I have been going through the covers posted on coverbrowser.com and saving any good unconscious covers. I also found some Mary Marvel scenes and they are in the database.
I'm starting to see a lot more user involvement on this site, from leaving comments to uploading scenes. In particular, users gytalf, gabknight, sleepywitch, subtorp, and Blx have participated a lot and I thank you guys.

I made a new logo, as you may have noticed. I wanted to make something that captured the spirit of a sleeping Black Cat, while keeping it kind of simple. The Black Cat image has been associated with my site for a really long time, so I didn't want to get rid of it. Anyway, I really like the new logo.
Remember, you can add scene alerts to the database as well, so you don't necessarily have to have scans to post a scene.

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New Girl on the Block: Valkyrie!!

Jul 22, 2008 09:34 PM | 0
I just updated the database with about 50 different scenes from The Defenders, mainly featuring hotties Valkyrie and Hellcat. Valkyrie was the tough damsel of The Defenders, always getting knocked out and occasionally tied up. Valkyrie essentially kicked ass!

This recent update makes Valkyrie one of the top damsels on this site. In fact, the top 5 damsels in terms of scene count are:

1. Wonder Woman - 94 scenes

2. Lois Lane - 59 scenes

3. Black Canary - 46 scenes

4. Valkyrie - 44 scenes

5. Mary Marvel - 38 scenes

I also added a bunch of pulp covers I found on coverbrowser.com. Good stuff out there.

I'm starting to see some good posts from other users. Keep it up!

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Back Button Fix

Jul 26, 2008 10:08 AM | 0
I managed to find a way to make the back and refresh buttons work on this site now. Keep in mind, it doesn't work 100% yet. It only works on different scenes. I'll try to make it work for the rest of the site.

For those who upload scenes to this site, you can now insert a new person into the database. On the "Add/Remove People" page, there is a form that you can use to add a new person.

Thanks to everyone who has been submitting stuff!

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Tons of unconscious covers

Jul 30, 2008 09:27 PM | 6
It's been over a month since I launched Sleepy Comics 2.0, and since then I have uploaded over 1,380 scenes, more than doubling the size of the database. There are now over 2,760 scenes and 5,000 images indexed. And trust me, my ambitions are huge. I have tons and tons of scenes I still need to upload. It truly is ridiculous how much work this is. If I didn't have the current system, this site would be no where near this big. The only reason Sleepy Comics is so big is because it takes literally 30 seconds for me to add a scene.

Well anyway, I am continuing to find loads of unconscious covers, some new some old. I'm just uploading them as I find them. I was shocked at how good some of the covers were, like the cover to Brave and the Bold #91. It has a very sexy image of Black Canary unconscious. I have a big scan of the cover in the database.

Send your scene alerts to me; you can add a scene alert to the database if you're registered. I can find pretty much anything except for the most obscure comics.

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