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[RESOURCE] Sacara's Issues Hub

PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:52 pm
by Sacara
Sacara's Issues Hub

General Overview

After months of preparation, I finally present... Sacara's Issues Hub! SIH is a resource website made for issue authors and issue connoisseurs. This project has been something I have been thinking about for years at this point, but I haven't had the time to commit to it until recently.

When you head over to the website, the first thing you will notice is three tabs on the main page: Issue Database, Issue Voting, and Voting Results. I will break each of these down in detail below.

Issue Database

Wouldn't it be nice if an easier way than having to use ctrl+F on the Issue Spoilers thread to find if an issue about a certain topic has already been published? Even then, finding the right keywords can be tricky or downright impossible. And don't even get me started on trying to use the actual search features on the forums.

Well, now one exists!

My issue database contains each issue's number, title, author(s), editor(s), and keywords. The best part about it? You can search the database for any of those values. Want to see all of the issues written by me? Search the author field for Sacara. Want to see all of the issues dealing with voting? Search the keywords field for voting. Once you add all of the values you want to search for, click the Filter button, and the results should appear.

In addition, if you click on the issue's title, it will link you to the full issue text on the Spoiler Thread. My hope for this database is that it makes it easier for authors to find out whether a certain concept has already been addressed. It's also a cool tool just to play around with!

Issue Voting

What's the best issue in the game? Answer: any issue written that was written by me.

Jokes aside, thinking about what the "best" would be issue fascinates me. It fascinates me so much so that I thought of the idea of creating a voting system to decide what the best issue is. But, you may ask, how can someone determine the best issue when there are over 1400 of them and they all are very different?

Great question. For that, I turn to the Condorcet election method. For why this is the most efficient way of deciding the answer to this question, I defer to the Youtuber Tom Scott, who has a great video on the topic.

You are presented with two randomly selected issues. Between the two issues, pick which one you prefer. The author(s) and editor(s) are provided in addition to the issue title and whether it is a part of a chain or not. Obviously, I don't expect everyone to memorize each and every issue, so if you click the title of the issue, it will link you to the full issue text on the Spoiler Thread.

Voting Results

As much as I would love to keep the results of the Issue Voting to myself, I thought it would be best to share with the community. This page shows the % of times an issue was selected, the total times the issue was selected, and how many times the issue has been skipped. Not a whole lot to it.

As of the time of launch, there aren't many votes, so the results aren't very conclusive. I encourage everyone who may have some free time and has nothing else better to vote as many times as possible. The results won't mean much until more votes come in.

Closing Thoughts

I'm hoping people will take advantage of this resource. A lot of time and effort was put into making this into what it is, and even if it helps just one person, it will have been worth it. Not only is it made for issue authors, but for anyone who enjoys issues in general.

I would love to hear feedback from the community on this. Feel free to post on this thread your thoughts on this resource, any bugs you encounter, or any features you would like to see in the future.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:58 pm
by Apatosaurus
Interesting! Just voted on a few of these ^-^

EDIT: So we can vote for which are the best issus among us?