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  Re: Browse whole collection option, please  
From: Chris B
Date: 26 Feb 2008 14:45:38
Message: <47c46c62$1@news.povray.org>
"gregjohn" <pte### [at] yahoocom> wrote in message 
news:web.47c456add74486b540d56c170@news.povray.org...
> "Chris B" <nom### [at] nomailcom> wrote:
>> "gregjohn" <pte### [at] yahoocom> wrote in message
>> news:web.47c407f1c87d415f34d207310@news.povray.org...
>> > I've done to the site quite a few times and come away thinking it was
>> > completely empty.
>> >
>>
>> What solution to this would people prefer?
>
> 4.) A tag cloud (or cloud of keywords).  If that were not clear, I mean
> something like the bottom half of this page:
>
> http://flickr.com/photos/tags/
>

Hmm, that looks quite interesting and might be worth looking at when we've 
managed to build the collection up to hundreds or thousands of objects. At 
the moment I've been resisting the temptation to do much more application 
development on the site in preference for investing time in developing 
objects for the collection.

If there's some simple and quick way we can think of to clear up any 
confusion about how to display stuff, then I'd be keen to do that. I think 
the idea from Warp's response of indicating that you can 'Browse' the 
collection is a good and very straight forward one.

Do you think that would address the issue you raised?

>
> The problem is that on various sites, I've seen meshes of humans called 
> humans,
> man/ lady,  actors, characters, people.
>

This is the thinking behind encouraging people to index submissions with as 
many appropriate keywords as they can think of on the submission screens. 
It's also the reason that an object can be included in multiple categories. 
The intention is to make it as easy as possible for people trying to find 
things.

Regards,
Chris B.


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