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Francis D'Oliveira@SCM Feature Requests
Tim, I am using Scalemates, wonderful program, but, when I click on Mates, should I not see my mates? It's not working. I don't need to see others that are on-line or any other option other than MY MATES . . . Please fix, very frustrating
26. November, 00:19

November 25, 2020

Gianluca Godani@SCM Feature Requests
Add the date of purchase to the paints to see how old they are? Why not
1 | 25. November, 21:03
Gordon Sørensen
Good idea! I have a couple Humbrol tins from when I was a kid...
25. November, 22:05
Dennis Valencia@SCM Feature Requests
I wish to contribute some missing instruction sheets. I can't find the link / section to upload the file. BTW, uploads in what format? JPG or PDF
25. November, 03:04
berni
Hello Dennis, go to the Kit's and edit it. scroll down to "Instruction sheets" and upload it. Only PDF ist the correct.
25. November, 17:46

November 24, 2020

Boris Belay@SCM Feature Requests
The second part of the entry "Militair Vliegwezen-l'Aéronautique militaire (Belgian Air Force 1925-1940)" should be corrected to 'Aéronautique Militaire' (no article and capital).
As the French say, shoemakers wear the worse shoes ;)
1 | 24. November, 17:46
scalemates
thx! fixed
24. November, 19:36
Eddie Mann@SCM Feature Requests
Hi again,
When browsing multi-topic kits, eg: RSO/03 with PAK 40 (Tamiya 38563, 1:35) , would it be possible to make topic selectable?

1:35 RSO/03 with PAK 40 (Tamiya 38563)
 
Feature request implemented
24. November, 18:37
scalemates
not sure what you mean? topics are at the bottom?
24. November, 19:11
Eddie Mann
Sorry, didn.t scroll that far! :#
24. November, 19:14
24. November, 19:27
Eddie Mann@SCM Feature Requests
Hi,
when doing a search by typing a number, eg: 72439, the dropdown suggestions are: 72439*... (5) and "72439" (5), SCM Search: 72439* . Would it be possible to have *72439*. This would then include part numbers with alpha prefix and no space. SCM Search: *72439*
Not yet decided
1 | 16. November, 16:00
Gordon Sørensen
That is a good idea! When searching for kits that include letters at the start of their product codes, they don't show up in the search if you just use the numbers.
16. November, 17:16
Boris Belay
Agreed. A lot of Airfix kits would benefit, for instance.
23. November, 12:21
scalemates
adding * as a prefix generates a lot and I mean a lot of noise. (you can do it today, but in a huge database like scalemates adding it by default generates a lot of noise)

if you search for 2439, do you expect to find "32439" or "72439"? they all match *2439* but their is NO link with number "2439"... it is more "439".

you also find product Q48267, which as barcode 8595593124391 matching *2439*

that said, while I agree that when I search for 48267 I should be able to find "Q48267".... however the solution is different :)

24. November, 14:29
Eddie Mann
I see what you mean, it was the mainly the alpha prefix I was looking for. Thanks anyway.
24. November, 14:52
Starbase101
If a solution could be implemented for finding product numbers containing alpha prefixes/suffixes that would be great. Very often I'm trying to link a product to a magazine article where the database number doesn't exactly match what's printed in the magazine (either missing a prefix/suffix or including a prefix/suffix). The numbers match, but often a prefix or suffix doesn't match. I agree that products should be "findable" by entering only the numeric portion of their number. Maybe in your search algorithm you could include alpha prefix/suffix characters for product numbers, but leave all other results as-is?
24. November, 16:02
scalemates
I plan to add a hidden but searchable "field" which contains the pure "number"

So AB72456, AB-72456, 72.456, 72 456 all would have "72456" in that hidden field.

that fixes the above issue in 99% of the cases I guess. (99.99% what starbase101 was saying :)
24. November, 16:05
Eddie Mann
Sounds good, my usual issue is updating items without a topic, eg 12345, as the search doesn't find the already added item AB12345.
24. November, 16:16
24. November, 16:16
Starbase101
Incidentally (to capture that 0.01% lol) if a product number contains ONLY alpha characters, then I expect the text going into that hidden field to be those alpha characters rather than having it blank due to containing no numeric characters?
24. November, 16:19

November 23, 2020

Roy Seine@SCM Feature Requests
Is there a way to be able to see users that are close to your area?
Feature request implemented
29. October, 14:05
View full thread (15 Comments)
 
scalemates
thx! fixed
22. November, 21:39
Dave Norman
When you filter to UK mates why does the city filter only go down to "L"? Is there a way to see more cities?
22. November, 21:47
scalemates
you really want to see more than 500 cities?
22. November, 21:55
Dave Norman
Probably not. But I would like to see further than "L".....
22. November, 21:59
22. November, 22:03
Dave Norman
Awesome Tim. Thanks. Though now I see there is a member who thinks Zagreb is in the UK....Ha, Ha....
22. November, 22:10
Spanjaard
well, i have Spain as a county, and "Amsterdam (NL)" as city....
23. November, 09:25
Boris Belay
In typical Brussels fashion, there seems to be different entries for "Brussels", "Bruxelles", 'Brussel",...
And as usual, the "linguistically-neutral" English name wins out ;)
23. November, 12:27
Boris Belay@SCM Feature Requests
Hi Tim, I hadn't been on the Features Request page for a while, but boy, do you keep busy ! So again, and again, thanks for all the upkeep !
Now, my question : does a potential buyer NOT get to see the details (like condition of packaging, parts, etc.) on a posted "For Trade' kit ? I can see the price and the little icons for swap, etc. and of course the link to contact the person, but not for those details.
Is it just private info for the seller, or am I missing something (which does happen !) ?
Not yet decided
29. October, 11:35
scalemates
if you hover over the icons you should see that info
29. October, 18:38
Boris Belay
Thanks, That works, but the delay may be a bit slow, if even I couldn't find it when looking, no ? Or should a right-click also be added ?
7. November, 17:49
scalemates
this part needs anyway visual improvement! moved to todo
21. November, 17:04
Boris Belay
Great !
And is there a way to have the "for Trade' kits with no price indicated in the results of a wishlist ? Right now, they only appear is the seller bothered writing a price and a lot of people don't, maube because they don't know this limit.
23. November, 12:19

November 22, 2020

Botan T@SCM Feature Requests
Hello. Is there a possibility to report double companies? I found a double for "8ADecS Aviation Decals": 8aDecs (SCM Brand: 8aDecs MX and 8A DecS Aviation Decals (SCM Brand: No longer exists
Feature request implemented
2 | 21. November, 18:38
Thijs de Boer
I have the same problem with the brand "DutchDecal": Dutchdecal (SCM Brand: Dutch Decal NL and Dutch Decal (SCM Brand: Dutch Decal NL
22. November, 07:42
scalemates
thx! both fixed

for double brands, you can provide the info here SCM Data
22. November, 13:22

November 21, 2020

bughunter@SCM Feature Requests
Noticed a effect while uploading some pictures, add some to a existing gallery.
- Used the browser file dialog, click on the first, shift click on the last.
- in the small upload area the order looks ok.
- if I go to Manage the first picture is always the last one?! (the oder of the others is ok)
- I moved the last one up (5 steps to the first position of the new pictures), added description
- Viewed the album, wrong order?! The last pictures was moved into the older pictures (it seems it was still somehow on the first position?, only displayed wrong in the "Manage" list?).
I hope, that my description is clear enough ;)
Thank you!
Cheers, Frank
Feature request in progress
15. November, 16:38
scalemates
can you let me know the names of the original images?

it should use that to define the order
16. November, 07:52
bughunter
The names are G00axle.jpg, G01axle.jpg, G02axle.jpg and so on. G00 was the last one, not in Upload, but in Manage.
16. November, 14:29
scalemates
thx! checking

21. November, 17:01
bughunter
I have done the next update today, with H00, H01 and so on. Again the H00 was not the first one, but also not the last, but I have to move it again up some positions. May be a timing problem.
21. November, 17:25
Eddie Mann@SCM Feature Requests
Hi again,
On the homepage, "New Releases" shows 2021 future releases. When selecting "View more" the 2021 items are not shown.
Feature request implemented
18. November, 12:06
scalemates
good catch! fixed
21. November, 16:59
Eddie Mann
Thank you.
21. November, 17:23

November 18, 2020

Boris Belay@SCM Feature Requests
Hi Tim, In Tools, is there an entry for just 'airbrushes' ? I only get 'airbrushing', which I find confusing, then 'airbrush holders', 'airbrush bottles', etc.
Feature request in progress
16. November, 17:55
scalemates
till a few hours ago, all was under "Airbrushing"... the split is pending, and airbrushing will become "Airbrushes"
16. November, 18:07
Boris Belay
Great. I'm cleaning up the Fengda section.
16. November, 18:10
16. November, 18:10
scalemates
Most items have been categorised, I renamed "Airbrushing" to "Airbrush guns"
16. November, 19:11
Andrea Morris
Airbrush GUNS? Really. Please call them what they are airbrushes. Can we have a subsection Airbrush tools, as I noticed that screwdrivers are lumped in with airbrushes?
16. November, 19:43
Boris Belay
I would just say "Airbrush" too. And then, maybe "Airbrush Other" or "Airbrush Tools" for the rest ?
16. November, 21:48
Starbase101
"Airbrushes" and "Airbrush Accessories"
18. November, 15:38

November 15, 2020

Jos Jansen@SCM Feature Requests
Hello Tim,

Within the military aviation model building, we have already had several group builds (GB), there are even still some running at the moment. The fun and enthusiasm with which we do within this GB are unprecedented! Several proposals have already been made to continue this in the future. Proposals have also been made and wish expressed to simplify the setting up of GB. In my opinion, this could easily be realized by an extra some kind of tab, button, interface, or page.

A GB is now created under 'Event', but that's not what it is. With an extra page GB there could be a joint folder where we could place all our model-built models.

I hope you want to think about this and if it is possible at all ...?!

Cheers,
Jos (Banshee 13)
3 | 15. November, 08:59
15. November, 09:12
15. November, 11:01
Rui S
Well, I never participated in a GB, but I certainly noticed the excellent level, results and adhesion that the last BF109 GB produced
15. November, 12:37

November 12, 2020

Starbase101@SCM Feature Requests
There is still a problem with grammar characters following URLs. When I had a comma immediately following this URL https://sherwin-williams.com..lors-by-family/SW7072-online in my latest photo album update, the link evaluates including the comma and results in a 404 page not found error. Adding a space between the URL and the comma enables the link to open normally. A comma followed by a space character at the end of a URL should have the comma not included as part of the link address. Here is the exact same link https://sherwin-williams.com..lors-by-family/SW7072-online, but with a comma after it so you can see the problem.
Feature request implemented
10. November, 22:40
scalemates
moved to todo
12. November, 12:16
scalemates
this is fixed. thank you for finding and reporting these little but "annoying" things so we can make scalemates a better place
12. November, 19:54
12. November, 21:31
scalemates@SCM Feature Requests
When enabling the nudity filter in your personal preferences it impacts large boxart images but not the thumbnails. Please do not show thumbnails either when nudity filter is enabled.
Feature request implemented
12. November, 20:18
12. November, 20:33
scalemates@SCM Feature Requests
Update for contributors

When filling in the brand you will now find it by the full name and the synonym/abbreviation

Rye Field Model and RFM
UM Military Technics and UMMT


Feature request implemented
12. November, 19:36
12. November, 19:36
Eddie Mann@SCM Feature Requests
Hi again,
Would it be possible to also show a brand synonym in the drop down suggestion when adding a kit. An example is "ASK"
SCM Brand: ASK JP
SCM Brand: ASK RU
Feature request implemented
11. November, 01:52
scalemates
+1 and done
12. November, 19:29
Eddie Mann
Thank you.
12. November, 19:30
SaG@SCM Feature Requests
hello,

I've started to use your great website. I checked out the stash option and noticed that does not export all the data (fields) such as state, storage. Is this something that will be made available later?
Feature request on TODO
2 | 9. November, 12:39
scalemates
moved to todo
12. November, 12:16
Martin Oostrom@SCM Feature Requests
Issue: I entered the what’s-in-the-box for this kit Toyota 88C-V (Tamiya 24079, 1:24)
The overall picture is upside down, the original isn’t.

Request: give the same rotation options as in albums.

1:24 Toyota 88C-V (Tamiya 24079)
 
Feature request on TODO
11. November, 21:49
scalemates
moved to todo
12. November, 12:15

November 7, 2020

Boris Belay@SCM Feature Requests
Hello Tim,

Thanks for the coninuous drive to improve the site. It's quite amazing !

Just a simple bug (I think) about reviews : I can't seem to add a Modeling Madness kit preview to the Ocidental G-91 kit : when I do so, it says it's alrady added for that kit, but it does not show up either in the kit's page or in the list of previews for 4:48 G-91s.

Fiat G.91 R3/R4 (Ocidental Réplicas OC0203, 1:48)
modelingmadness.com/review/mod/palmerg91preview.htm

1:48 Fiat G.91 R3/R4 (Ocidental Réplicas OC0203)
 
Feature request implemented
1 | 29. September, 11:01
scalemates
thx! I'll check

1. October, 06:51
14. October, 14:52
Boris Belay
Hello Tim, Same problem with another MM review for this Piper Cub kit :
modelingmadness.com/review/allies/us/lacombel4preview.htm
L-4 Cub (Hobbycraft HC1580, 1:48)

1:48 L-4 Cub (Hobbycraft HC1580)
 
7. November, 17:51
scalemates
and 100 other items
7. November, 20:08

November 6, 2020

Starbase101@SCM Feature Requests
There are not enough allowed characters for the product Number of a decal set I am trying to add. Please increase the limit.
Feature request implemented
4. November, 14:30
scalemates
fixed, increased with 5 characters
4. November, 20:29
Starbase101
Thanks. It would be helpful widening the form field so all the characters can be seen.
6. November, 03:06

November 2, 2020

Roman Modelar@SCM Feature Requests
I still experience some issues with the content of Contribute page. Some weeks ago the section Status was incomplete, just list of "Top contributors - All time" was visible. It has been fixed already, everything is visible like before but now the number of changes are not calculated - the values are still the same even I have entered several new kits and aftermarkets. Both number of changes since joined also number of changes in the last 7 days are "frozen" and they don't correspond with the real number of changes. The cumulative chart below seems to be updated.
Feature request implemented
27. October, 11:35
scalemates
thank you this is fixed, there was a timeout of the update script
2. November, 19:24
Elias Prokopiou@SCM Feature Requests
I added book Ar 234 B-2 - Profiles in Norway Nr.5 but it was removed. Why this happen?
I also noticed that the Messerschmitt Bf 109T - Camouflage and Markings - Profiles in Norway Nr.3, I added some months ago, also missing.
Feature request in progress
1. November, 23:50
scalemates
Thx checking!
2. November, 10:56

October 30, 2020

Lukas .@SCM Feature Requests
Hi, Contribute panel not working here:

Missing product pictures (NEED YOUR HELP)
All products with missing images

None product listed
30. October, 15:30
Adam Gudynowski@SCM Feature Requests
Improve UX proposals:

1) To create "focus area" around checkboxes in newsfeed filter categories like this
[img1]
And then firing the newsfeed reload event not with checkbox onClick, but with "focus area" onMouseLeave. This will allow to select several checkboxes within category at once and have one just one data reload.
 


2) Store last newsfeed checkboxes selections in profile related storage. And restore it after loging in. Best would be on DB to have it permanent, but browser storage is also fine.

User story behind:
I would like to filter newsfeed by default basing on feed section (albums, projects) and scales (72, 48, 32, 35, 24)
Curretnly this means 7 data reloads. With feature 1) this is 2 reloads. With feature 2) is immediate after entering news feed.
Feature request implemented
29. October, 08:04
scalemates
1) Can you fill in your preferred scales karambolis8 and activate the "My scales" filter SCM News Feed (BETA)
2) you can remove reviews/feature requests/events from the "popular" filter in your personal "Preferences"
karambolis8

Can you first try this?

these settings are remembered
29. October, 21:00
Adam Gudynowski
Hi!
1) Scales feature works
2) was already done before.

Maybe for now thats enough Thank You.
30. October, 07:59

October 29, 2020

scalemates@SCM Feature Requests
Updated feature for power contributors: History
- Boxart upload history is limited to the largest picture (before you would also see thumbnails...)
- Boxart upload history displays dimensions (WxH) and size (Kb)
- Very large Boxart are max 100%
- There is now a "Restore" button to easily restore a boxart to the older/better variant with a single click
Feature request implemented
29. October, 20:17

October 26, 2020

Starbase101@SCM Feature Requests
I am not able to link TOS Bridge Paint Masks (HDA Modelworx IN0306, 1:32) to the model kit(s) it is designed for: U.S.S. Enterprise Command Bridge (AMT/ERTL 6007, 1:32) or Star Trek® USS Enterprise Bridge Set (AMT 808, 1:32) because no kits show up when Designed For is set to "Product family". However, when changing to "Specific kit(s)" then the two kits show up. I'd rather link to the product family than individual kits.

1:32 TOS Bridge Paint Masks (HDA Modelworx IN0306)1:32 U.S.S. Enterprise Command Bridge (AMT/ERTL 6007)1:32 Star Trek® USS Enterprise Bridge Set (AMT 808)
 
Feature request implemented
23. October, 22:15
Eddie Mann
There is no family as there is no link between the 2 kits.
24. October, 13:41
Starbase101
Family? I don't understand. They are both assigned to the same topic and the same scale. I did see that the newer kit was not properly linked as a rebox of the first kit so I fixed that, but still neither of the kits shows up as a linkable product for "Product family", only for "Specific kit(s)".
24. October, 23:16
Eddie Mann
Only works if the timeline starts with "Initial release- New tool"
24. October, 23:32
Starbase101
Got it, that's what I presumed so I just now finished adding the 1975 original release of this kit and next will update the timeline. (Almost feels like being a Q.)
25. October, 00:01
Starbase101
All repaired and now properly linked. Thanks!
25. October, 00:03
25. October, 00:03
scalemates
moved to fixed :)
26. October, 19:39
Starbase101
It might be helpful having a remark in the Designed For section regarding the product family option and what defines a "family". It might also be useful having some sort of alert for product entered as a re-box and have no linked parent product or "Initial release" product.
26. October, 19:57
Lukas .@SCM Feature Requests
Hi. Again, I ask too much for the same thing. Please make the author of the BOXART a filterable field. It's a feature that many users miss a lot. Thanks in advance.
Feature request implemented
26. October, 17:17
26. October, 19:19
bughunter@SCM Feature Requests
There is a 16bit problem, where the project-id is limited to 65535, which cause failures.
If I want to add an article to the project (in this case project id is 75019), it works somehow and I can jump to the project from there. Then I noticed, that the article is not listed on the project page.
If I try to jump again from my Article page to the project, I get a red error bar, that the project is not existing. In the URL I see a project id of 65535 instead of the expected 75019, so there is somewhere a wrong limit (we have now more then 85000 projects).
You stated some time ago, that the Article code is very old, may be at that time 16bit looks big enough ;)
Feature request implemented
2 | 24. October, 15:19
26. October, 18:15
scalemates
thank you, this is fixed
26. October, 18:39
bughunter
Hmm, tried to test this. Do I need some special refresh?
Tried to remove the project from my Triplane Article, looks ok.
Added new to project and selected the Triplane project => still the same issue.
26. October, 18:48
scalemates
I just tried, it works

Please confirm you want to link a gallery article (eg. on modellversium) to a project?
26. October, 18:59
scalemates
oh I think I see what you mean... fixed
26. October, 19:02
bughunter
Yes, the Sopwith Triplane here in my Articles:
bughunter
I removed the project again and that had a huge id 393000 .
Now it works and the Article is also linked on the project page. Now the links is also correct in the Articles list. A huge thank you!
26. October, 19:05
scalemates
thank you for reporting!
26. October, 19:08
Hitechnomad@SCM Feature Requests
Hi,
For about the last month or so, on the Home screen every time I click on the View More button for New Releases so as to see the full list, I get logged out. Rather disconcerting. When you have time, please take a look.
thanks,
Richard
Feature request in progress
21. August, 19:32
scalemates
someone else has this issue?

23. August, 13:26
Starbase101
The only problem I've been having with the New Releases full list is missing products (not everything added to Scalemates seems to be included in the New Releases list) and duplicated date ranges (top of page starts with August, then scrolling downwards you see July, then June, then May, then April, then July starts again).
23. August, 19:35
scalemates
still an issue?
14. October, 15:05
Starbase101
Yes. On the New Releases page when clicking the "View more" button, entries are ordered in reverse order by date (newest first) but dates are still being repeated - for example, June and July dates are messed up starting at July 24.
14. October, 15:31
scalemates
but the original question, being logged out as soon as you click?

14. October, 15:53
Starbase101
No, the only time I ever get logged out without specifically doing so is when I clear my browser cache. Nothing clicked on the side causes me to get logged out. (I personally have never experienced the issue described when clicking the "View more" button.)
14. October, 16:34
14. October, 16:34
berni
I will be partially logged out when I click/type on the following link: https://scalemates.com/profiles on my mobile devices
14. October, 17:25
Hitechnomad
Yes I am still being logged out when I click on the view more button in Safari on my Mac. On my iPad, however, this doesn't happen (I remain logged in).
15. October, 00:28
Starbase101
Interesting, I use Safari on a MacBook Pro and have no problems with the "View more" button.
15. October, 01:21
Starbase101
I just got logged out by simply clicking the News Feed link in the top navigation bar. First time that's happened to me.
26. October, 16:47
Diego DH@SCM Feature Requests
Allow the same "review article" to be added to the entry of each volume of a multi-volume book.

Case: Tankograd's "Leopard 2 A5" 2-volume work...

I need to add a "book review" (https://armorama.kitmaker.ne..eq=showcontent&id=14048) to the volume 2 of "Leopard 2 A5" ( Book: Leopard 2A5 (by Ralph Zwilling), however doesn't allow me because the URL has been used for volume 1 of same work.
This should be allowed, as the same review article covers both volumes.
Thanks.

Leopard 2A5 (Tankograd Publishing 5076)
 
Feature request implemented
1 | 26. October, 06:29
Martin Oostrom
Add a serial number to the end of the link with each new entry. E.g. www.blabla.com & www.blabla.com#1 & www.blabla.com#2 etc
26. October, 07:04
Diego DH
Thanks. Wouldn't that break the link?
26. October, 07:06
Martin Oostrom
Nope. Works every time
26. October, 07:08
Diego DH
cool, thanks
26. October, 12:02

October 25, 2020

Thomas Voigt@SCM Feature Requests
A WANTED option would be a nice to have. So in case someone is looking for an item to buy, one can mark an item as wanted and case somebody has the item someone is looking for, they can get in touch. So some sort of reverse trade&swap option. I don´t mean it as a wishlist option, which already exists, but as a clearly shown as wanted to buy option. Best placed next to the trade&swap offers.
25. October, 16:38

October 20, 2020

scalemates@SCM Feature Requests
When new reviews are added they default to "broken link".... this should be fixed
Feature request implemented
20. October, 18:42
20. October, 18:43
bughunter@SCM Feature Requests
Is any problem known for adding an external article?
After pressing the "Lookup URL" button the "Load ..." text appears, but that's it. Waited some minutes, but nothing happens.
This was the used URL:
Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin | Modellversium
Thanks!

Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin 1:48
 
Feature request implemented
19. September, 20:39
scalemates
checking
21. September, 11:52
bughunter
Found another URL for my model on the same website, which looks different, but also do not work.
Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin | Modellversium
Also another model failed.
I noticed, that https: do not work on that site, may be you are try to connect with secure?

Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin 1:48
 
6. October, 15:10
bughunter
What the hell is this? I found accidentally my just added articles on the SM homepage in "New Articles", but they are not listed in "Articles" below my user account?!
I was able to call the menu and press "Yes, this is mine", after that they appear in my Articles.
So two things remain:
- the Sopwith Dolphin is now a duplicate in my Articles, please delete one.
- the strange behavior of the "Add new external article" button in my Articles.
Thanks!
6. October, 16:14
scalemates
thx for the extra info
8. October, 08:05
scalemates
thx this is fixed
14. October, 14:46
bughunter
Thank you! Will try it with the next article on Modellversium (already submitted, but not yet online).
14. October, 15:03
bughunter
Tested with a new article today (my Sopwith Triplane), but ...
Good: the adding works now as expected.
Bad: tried to add this Article to the "Sopwith Triplane" project, selected from list, looks ok.
Viewed the Project: the Article is not listed!
Gone back to my List of Articles, selected +>View related content: 'Project' brings up a red error:
"Sorry this project no longer exists"

Please remove also one duplicate Dolphin article from my Article list (from the failed try above):
Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin | Modellversium

Sopwith 5F.1 Dolphin 1:48
 
20. October, 15:03
Paul Sellwood@SCM Feature Requests
Can't link this detail set from Tank Workshop's Sd.Kfz. 166 Sturmpanzer IV Mid Production w/o Zimmerit resin conversion to Tamiya's Panzer IV kits as there different topics, any workaround for this as there designed for the lower hull's of the Panzer IV from Tamiya.
Feature request in progress
16. October, 16:40
scalemates
thx! will check
20. October, 06:56
Starbase101@SCM Feature Requests
Lake Monster Models has started selling Star Trek detail sets originally made by Don's Light & Magic (same molds, some new tooling, etc). I've started adding these to the database, and entered the bridge decals release as "Rebox (changed box only)" even though these are bagged, not boxed. (Perhaps that release type should be renamed to "Repackage (changed packaging only)" since not everything is "boxed".) Anyway, these are the same decals but with different brand name at the upper-right corner. When viewing the two related products there is no timeline connecting them. Is it because one is branded Don's Light & Magic and the other is branded Lake Monster Models? Is it because detail sets and decals do not get timelines, even though they can be reboxed/retooled just the same as kits?

TOS Starship Bridge Decals (.. and Magic DLM/SC-01, 1:350)
TOS Starship Bridge Decals (Lake Monster Models , 1:350)

1:350 TOS Starship Bridge Decals (Don's Light and Magic DLM/SC-01)1:350 TOS Starship Bridge Decals (Lake Monster Models )
 
Feature request in progress
17. October, 22:55
scalemates
yes, the reason is indeed that timelines are disabled for decals/details-conversion sets

I'll find a way to get this done
20. October, 06:55

October 19, 2020

Starbase101@SCM Feature Requests
Books in a series should be ordered in the correct sequence, unless overridden by newer dates for newer editions of older books. That is not the case at SCM Search: AK Learning Series where number 10 is being placed before 8 and 9 (and they are all within the same year of 2019).
Feature request on TODO
1 | 19. October, 23:42

October 18, 2020

Łukasz Gliński@SCM Feature Requests
Found annoying feature today ;)
When adding the captions to freshly uploaded pics I get couple of empty spaces by default in the text field.
Screenshot: Other stuff | Album by Woody (pic #1)
Feature request implemented
17. October, 19:49
scalemates
I think it is fixed, if it happens again please send me the original uploaded images to tim@scalemates.com
18. October, 19:07
Starbase101@SCM Feature Requests
Twice so far today I've typed up a comment on a thread and click the "Add comment" button, and the text box dims out, the button text changes to "Newsfeed", and the browser hangs until reloading the page (Safari). Of course all the typed text gets lost and nothing posted.
Feature request in progress
26. June, 23:11
scalemates
moved to "started".....weird and ultra annoying.

anyone else seeing this? or any hints when this is happening? (eg. when you add comment before page is fully loaded, when certain filters are enabled? )

27. June, 07:23
Chaz Gordon
I've experienced similar, except I get the message that I'm not logged in, even though I followed a notification to get there. It has happened a couple of times when It has been my only SCM Tab open. It seems to happen more often if I open a second SCM tab in the same browser, such as to search for an SCM link to copy & paste into a comment. I put it down to some kind of access token conflict, although it doesn't seem to mind if I'm logged in and using SCM on another device at the same time
28. June, 01:16
JD
Ditto.
28. June, 01:36
Chaz Gordon
PS, I'm using Chrome 83.0.4103.116 on Win 10 2004, But it has happened to me at least once on Chrome for Android. Oddly, and maybe not related, My android devices seem to keep me logged in, even when I've restarted the device, but Windows Chrome I have to login every time I return to the site even if I haven't closed the browser or shut down the PC.
28. June, 01:58
Chaz Gordon
Trying to re-create
Tried so-far -
Second SCM Tab, not doing it now
Separate Browser Window - Not doing it now
Separate sign-in on another device... Not doing it
Closing another browser window and posting on first - Doesn't do it
And I never ever sign-out of SCM deliberately
There is nothing more annoying than a bug that you can't re-create
28. June, 02:58
Starbase101
Not only when you cannot reproduce it, but when it's intermittant and your customer claims it's happening for real. Those are the fun ones.
28. June, 06:17
Chaz Gordon
I thought I'd managed to recreate the fault when I was typing a post on an album, I started a comment, then browsed through the photos, then finished the comment and clicked Add Comment. The text box changed, the add comment button disappeared, and I couldn't click into the text box. It sat like that for about 20 seconds, before finally the comment was posted to the thread.

Intermittent difficult to reproduce faults are such a pain, Being in IT support, it's also quite a regular occurrence for me.
28. June, 12:07
scalemates
Is this still happening? I added some fixes in the summer and waited till it happened again, I have at least no longer seen it
14. October, 15:10
Chaz Gordon
I haven't seen the bug for quite a while, other than the occasional slow update on posting (but everything posts).
18. October, 10:33

October 17, 2020

playtime 222@SCM Feature Requests
Notice that we still regularly get newcomers trying to buy things and it got me thinking about a variant of the lift (elevator, yank ;) ) button - give users something to press. So the suggestion is - actually put a shopping basket icon on the top right for new accounts. When clicked it gives a very short (possibly just a small popup) friendly explanation of 'not a shop - stash manager/db etc etc'. In that popup, there is also a check box such as 'I understand that this is not a shop and will no longer show the fake checkout icon.'

Just an idle UX thought :D

There are plenty of members to guide the newbies here already. Also you could get complaints about people feeling fooled. You sort of can't win this one I suspect.

Unlikely to be implemented
2 | 16. October, 20:08
René "Bilbo" Bartholemy
I like your idea!
16. October, 20:16
playtime 222
Yeah. Going to be marmite this one. Care to expand wilky or is it one of the above?
16. October, 20:47
Starbase101
It's been too long since I went through the new member registration process to recall what's on the screen, but how about putting a bold-text statement on the signup page stating what this site is and is not, with an acknowledgement checkbox which must be clicked to allow completing the registration. Then you know they were told, they deliberately clicked an acknowledgement, and further coddling shouldn't be needed.
16. October, 22:06
playtime 222
I would say this sounds like one of those EULA type things that no one reads but clicks anyway. It says 'database' and 'stash manager' in plenty of places.

Also - slight refinement to the Shopping Cart icon - put a big red X through the icon too.
17. October, 00:11
scalemates
The registration page has "Important: We are NOT a shop!" just below the "Register" button

The contact page has multiple warnings:
- We are NOT a shop! ... sorry, we do not sell any products
- Questions about our stock? ... sorry, we are not a shop

Still on a daily basis I get questions I we ship to their country or if an item is in stock
Once a week I get a very frustrated email asking how it is possible we make it so damn hard for them to spend their money. (these emails where you feel all the frustrations from a week have built up, and scalemates was the trigger to release all)

The issue is that people are used to a "shop" as the first result in Google, so they come in biassed and don't read any warnings/messages/text

Now that said, if we can reduce the problem = I would be a very happy man

BUT I fear the dummy cart approach will increase the frustration for many other users... (eg. we don't how many users actually did read the warnings and did not reach out, did not register... we just see the problems, not what works)


17. October, 14:31
Urban Gardini
Never underestimate the inability to react to and understand information among the dense population...
17. October, 14:35
Starbase101
It's unfortunate that a lot of people's brains don't turn on when their computers do.
17. October, 15:46
playtime 222
I saw the frustration (Tim's not the noobs :D ) and threw this one out to try to stem the tide or at least get a bit more thinking around a solution.
17. October, 19:38

October 15, 2020

Andrea Morris@SCM Feature Requests
Please could you add "Ceramic" to the list of kit contents and could they be listed in alphabetical order as, now, its not very user friendly?
Feature request implemented
9. June, 21:29
scalemates
Added Ceramic!

Will check the order
12. June, 08:34
scalemates
the order is fixed + grouped similar items
14. October, 18:40
15. October, 23:19
OldFart at Play@SCM Feature Requests
Probably a pie-in-the-sky request, but I think it would be great to have a user forum on this site.

Right now, users can communicate with one another through DMs, or we can bump into one another over on the Data Suggestions wall (which makes you the communications bottleneck), but there's no way to "broadcast" to others who might have a common interest, or to pose a question to the community at large.

A few other similar sites I can think of that benefit from having a forum, beyond the base collection-management features include
https://boardgamegeek.com/
https://discogs.com/
(I was going to add filmaf.com to this list, but it seems that they - sadly - are no more.)
https://brickset.com/
etc.
(I know there are more where these came from, but you get the idea.)

Because wherever people gather to catalog artifacts from some domain of interest, they usually benefit from being able to have discussions either about that field of interest, or about the site itself.
Unlikely to be implemented
13. October, 02:51
View full thread (23 Comments)
 
Zach Wilson
I agree with Martin - for example, I saw someone post on an aircraft build today about how they use some crazy alchemy involving future and varnish to get a matt finish. I would never go into an aviation focused board, but I love seeing people's projects. In my experience forums tend to create conflict and drama - the project focused nature of this community keeps us engaged on just the craft of building rather than the swirl of opinions that less focused environments like facebook produce. Forums also need good moderators which is a full time job lest it become a cesspool of American politics posts or other equally awful things. Because this is a project focused environment, in order to meaningfully contribute you also have to be building and sharing.
14. October, 17:26
scalemates
FYI

Scalemates philosophy since day 1 is: let users enter data easily, detect patterns and autocorrect where needed.

- Most users will never ever make a change, which is fine
- Many users will rarely make a change, which is fine
- Some users complete only what they have, which is fine
- Some users (like you) are die hard contributors, which is also fine

(I know easy can always be improved, I'm sure instructions can be improved)

BUT, I don't want people to read a book before they can make a contribution.

Example:
you could write a lengthy list of instructions for the language field and frustrate users because they can't easily add that single book which is missing in the database

Or make it a free form field.
Yes, you get all variants like Spanish/ES/SP/Espanol/Español/SPANISH and even spelling mistakes like Spanisch.

Now, we autocorrected 10000's of entries based on 1000's of rules

eg. You can write long instructions how to write "Sd.kfz."..... or let users just enter the data like they see it on the instruction sheet and scalemates will autocorrect the 100 variations to a single uniform way.

Here is a screenshot showing the autocorrection rules for books:

[img1]
 


That said! these rules are NOT perfect, are NOT complete but evolve over time.


14. October, 17:26
Sebastian Meyner
I'm with Tim on that one! An album, a project or a general statement (on a kit or otherwise) basically starts a thread. To implement a designated thread area would double only the workload for administrating it, not the amount of mates being active participants in them.
14. October, 17:29
scalemates
Another example, 8 variants of BuNo which are autocorrected to a uniform way

cleanTableFieldReplace($table, 'CODE', 'Bu No', 'BuNo');
cleanTableFieldReplace($table, 'CODE', 'Bu no', 'BuNo');
cleanTableFieldReplace($table, 'CODE', 'bu no', 'BuNo');
cleanTableFieldReplace($table, 'CODE', 'Bu.No.', 'BuNo');
cleanTableFieldReplace($table, 'CODE', 'BuNo.', 'BuNo');
cleanTableFieldReplace($table, 'CODE', 'Bu.No', 'BuNo');
cleanTableFieldReplace($table, 'CODE', 'BuNo #', 'BuNo');
cleanTableFieldReplace($table, 'CODE', 'BUNO', 'BuNo');

14. October, 17:30
scalemates
Some like Aviation
Some like Aviation in scale 1:32
Some like Aviation in scale 1:32 and 1:72

Some like helicopters
Some like helicopters in 1:32

So a question about a Resin helicopter in scale 1:32? Does it go under Resin? Aviation? ...

A complex problem to solve! but we fixed this problem in our "News feed"
=> this corresponds to the current newsfeed filters

14. October, 17:37
Martin Oostrom
It would be nice to mark an album/project/newsfeed item as a favorite for easy finding. E.g. to easily find that thread about airbrushing, or that tip about drybrushing, or that discussion about wherher we need a forum like scalemates, etc. Pun intended on that last one :D
14. October, 18:03
Ralf Topeters
Hey Tim, don't wanna split hairs but Spanisch is just the german version of spanish. No spelling mistake found here.
15. October, 18:38
scalemates
Ow yeah! Should have known that.

Let me rephrase: we autocorrect the correct "Spanisch" to the correct "Spanish" ;)
15. October, 18:42
Andrew P@SCM Feature Requests
Here is a 2nd suggestion that would make it easier to create and manage albums:

- Automatically add the photo description in the photo file's metadata. I add a caption describing the image (e.g.: "I used this paint or that glue...") for the viewer's benefit. Currently, the description that exists within the file isn't displayed, so I have to add a caption to each photo individually. That can be prohibitive in an album with dozens of pictures.

I hope you agree these features would be helpful, and that they can be easily implemented. If so, I will happily create projects with all of my documented builds!

Thank you,
Andrew
Feature request implemented
1 | 11. September, 18:34
scalemates
Can you please send me one or 2 of your original images to tim@scalemates.com?
11. September, 18:45
scalemates
I know extract the caption from the ImageDescription field, part of the IFD0 section in EXIF

please try it out :)
14. October, 19:57
Andrew P
Sorry,; I had missed your question of September 11. Here's a few examples: THe images in these albums have the comments embedded:
https://arp1757.smugmug.com/../B17F-Project-72/i-zh3kp7h/A
https://arp1757.smugmug.com/..cts/LHD5-Project/i-Pqc6v9k/A
More at:
https://arp1757.smugmug.com/
15. October, 16:55
Andrew P
About your 14 October note, I tried uploading two pictures with comments embedded to a new album, but still the comments don't appear:
CA-38 Trial | Album by AndrexP
15. October, 16:59
scalemates
Thx! I'll check your image. There are multiple fields which could contain the images.
15. October, 17:13
Boris Belay@SCM Feature Requests
Another question : I'm looking at walkarounds (in this case for the Gloster Meteor) and I don't understand the ordering of the different walkarounds. Even when I click the icon for alphabetical sorting, it still does not seem alphabetical (or at least not by the main heading of the walkaround, which I am also trying to clean up).
B
Feature request in progress
13. August, 16:07
scalemates
Search or under a product?
13. August, 16:11
13. August, 19:33
scalemates
I'll check
13. August, 19:39
scalemates
Ah I see, it is ordered by the year of the walkaround

(the logic behind it: newest walkarounds are the most interesting, and should have bigger pictures compared to a walkaround from 2001 where 640px was the standard)
14. October, 18:22
Boris Belay
Right, I see the logic. I was thinking that an alphabetical listing would give me all F. 4 models together.
15. October, 07:08
Spanjaard@SCM Feature Requests
when i check my stash for tools, i see the rosie the riveter under "bits and pieces" instead of under "tools". see hetspanjaard
i believe all the riveting tools should be under tools, not under bits and pieces
the problem may be the topic, "Rivets"
Feature request implemented
4. September, 08:23
View full thread (13 Comments)
 
scalemates
riveting and scribbing are merged
14. October, 18:12
scalemates
not sure what you mean with " join tools and materials"
14. October, 18:13
Spanjaard
i would suggest to change category tools to tools & materials, and move things like rivets, scribbing, plants, trees and many others, that are scattered in the database (i had another post about plants, trees etc, that appear as full kits)
14. October, 19:03
scalemates
same answer here: I need time to think about this... there is a structural flaw in the current data model.
14. October, 19:06
14. October, 19:09
Starbase101
I would discourage against combining materials and tools, on the basis that materials are used as an ingredient (not reusable) whereas tools are used FOR construction and not AS construction. When building a house, wood and nails are materials (remain as part of the house), saws and hammers are tools and leave with the builder. Similar with food versus cookware - although related to each other, cookware is used in the preparation of food, and the food is what's eaten. Materials and tools are distinctly different in this regard and thus should not be combined into one category (in my opinion). This is why styrene strip, rods, tubes, wire, etc should not be categorized as "Hobby tools"....because they are not tools - they are in fact "Hobby materials". I do not view tweezers and paint brushes as belonging in the same category as adhesives and resins.
14. October, 19:47
Spanjaard
maybe, but by that reasoning, materials do do not belong to Kit-Tool-Paint-Book-Brand ;)
14. October, 22:41
Starbase101
Yep, I agree. Let's examine those, shall we?

Kit: Kits are not raw materials such as balsa, brass, styrene, etc - they are generally standalone independent entities. Yes, a kit may be of a figure, or a tree, or a bridge, or a cow, any of which could be used either standalone or part of a diorama, but again - they are not raw "material". Kits inherently contain "parts" to be assembled (even if the part count is 1), and sometimes they include "material" for fabricating details (rod, wire, etc), but as a product entity kits are not generic materials that can be applied to any project. Even if you bought a kit for the sole purpose of using its parts to kit-bash on a larger project, the KIT itself still wouldn't be categorized as a "material". Kits whose parts are 100% materials (I remember balsa frame and paper skin airplane kits from the '70s) still by definition are a kit CONTAINING "materials" to construct a specific item - thus a "kit" and not a "material".

Tool: I completely agree and that was the point being made - materials are not "tools" and tools are not "materials", thus they should not be combined as a single category. A riveting tool or scribing tool is by definition a tool FOR construction. Generic riveted brass or scribed styrene is a material used AS part of the construction.

Paint: Technically yes, paints are a "material" - but they are in special class that warrant their own separate category. Web sites, hobby stores, manufacturers - they all separate paints out as a separate category from materials and tools. For example, Tamiya - maker of kits, paints, tools, and materials (which they call "supplies") - each within its own category.

Book: Books are neither materials nor tools - they are references, either of real-world subjects or modeling skills/techniques. Books are not constituent of a completed project (unless you're building say a 1:1 scale library diorama), nor are they used for cutting, filing, holding (well, maybe), measuring, sanding, etc so thus they are not a "material" nor a "tool" any more than architectural blueprints are a material or tool in constructing a building. Yes, they are a resource, but not a "material".

Brand: Now that's just being ridiculous - brands are not materials nor tools, they are an identification for a company or product to differentiate itself from other sellers.

So yes, you are completely correct - "materials" do NOT belong in Kit, Tool, Paint, Book, nor Brand categories. Hobby materials should be placed in their own independent "Materials" category, and the only items residing in that category should be materials - not kits, not tools, not decals (except possibly generic stripes and such), not paints, not books, and certainly not brands.
15. October, 00:06

October 14, 2020

scalemates@SCM Feature Requests
Searching for sites/clubs does not populate the country filters SCM Search: ***
Feature request implemented
14. October, 20:36
scalemates
this is fixed
14. October, 20:36
scalemates@SCM Feature Requests
Editing sites still shows the 2 letter country code field instead of the drop down.
Feature request implemented
14. October, 20:10
14. October, 20:10
Andrew P@SCM Feature Requests


Here are a couple of suggestions that would make it easier to create and manage albums:
- Provide a means of sorting photos by date or by filename, ascending or descending. I name all of my picture files with a date code to facilitate sorting in that order. Unfortunately, when I select and upload multiple pictures, they will often load in seemingly random order, and the only way I have found to re-order photos is the very labor-intensive process of clicking to push a photo up or down, one place at a time, on the "Manage" screen.
- See SCM News Feed (BETA) for second request
I hope you agree these features would be helpful, and that they can be easily implemented. If so, I will happily create projects with all of my documented builds!
Thank you,
Andrew
Feature request implemented
11. September, 15:49
scalemates
Thank you andrew! I have split this request in 2 separate requests
11. September, 18:34
scalemates
the names of the images are used to define the order when uploading a batch of images

14. October, 19:59
Starbase101@SCM Feature Requests
Since the main topic of a product must be one of the topics of a multi-topic entry, when the main topic isn't blank, the Multi-topic checkbox is enabled, and "Save changes" is clicked...it would be helpful if the main topic is automatically included in multi-topics so it doesn't need to be entered again.
Feature request implemented
17. August, 01:18
scalemates
this is fixed indirectly, with other changes implemented in the summer

let me know if I misunderstood and it is not the case
14. October, 18:59
Starbase101
Yes, this issue has become moot with the new multi-topic overhaul which is now more-robust than the previous structure.
14. October, 19:02
14. October, 19:02
Starbase101@SCM Feature Requests
When editing a product and clicking the "Add option" button under Markings, the new fields are created way off to the right and all mixed up instead of below the existing fields and having the same layout. Also, the added Topic field doesn't auto-populate with choices as you're typing.
Feature request in progress
16. August, 21:19
scalemates
moved to todo
17. August, 22:32
scalemates
the first issue is fixed!

the second is not (yet)

14. October, 18:56
OldFart at Play@SCM Feature Requests
If I have my Stash Info set to Show, and then use a filter (like Magazines, for example), the Stash Info fields are no longer displayed. I would expect them to still show up.

Semi-related: I sure wish I could search and/or filter the stash based on Stash Info fields. For example, show everything stored in a particular place, or purchased from a given vendor. Can this kind of thing be done? Am I simply not understanding how to use some obvious feature?
Feature request implemented
27. September, 23:37
OldFart at Play
Oh. Apparently mags don't display their Stash Info fields even unfiltered. Sure wish they did.
27. September, 23:41
scalemates
checking the first part, magazines not showing up

the second part is on TODO
28. September, 07:04
scalemates
Stash info for magazines now shows up
14. October, 18:19
Soeren .@SCM Feature Requests
Hey Tim,

Is there a chance of selecting what I want to see on my own wall for example I dont want to see stuff I added to the wish list etc.!

Sure I can delete it manually, but it would be great, if I can that pre select it.
Feature request implemented
23. December 2019, 09:57
scalemates
do you never want to see it or do you want to be able to filter it?
24. December 2019, 09:24
Soeren .
A filter would be great to choose what I want to see
24. December 2019, 09:48
scalemates
moved to TODO
28. December 2019, 12:32
Spanjaard
great to hear
8. January, 11:08
scalemates
Please check SCM News Feed (BETA) as well as the option to "predefine" your favorite scales and topics/categories.
15. June, 13:21
scalemates
marked this as fixed, I think the many changes in the newsfeed should cover your request
14. October, 15:15
Starbase101@SCM Feature Requests
Some feedback/questions about the Beta newsfeed.

Is there really a lot of value added in having "Community activities" and "Community updates" as two separate filters for Activity? I looked at the contents of each one and it seems to me they're both community activities. "Community updates" appears to contain mostly just announcements for new members joining the site, and that could easily fall under the scope of "activities".

The first filter under Groups is blank with 689 posts. I don't think there should be untitled filters. How do we elect to enable/disable it without knowing what it is? After viewing it's contents, I still don't know. It's not some sort of master option for enabling all groups with one click, because the very next group "Accessories" has 10 times more posts.

Across the top banner are main site areas of Kits|Paints|Books|Magazines|Brands|Shops|Events|Mates|Topics, but filters include Kits|Books|Magazines|Topic and not Paints, Events, or Brands. For events such as group build announcements or upcoming convention show posts there could be value in having an "Events" option in the Feed Section. This might make it easier for people to find those types of posts, like the recent Australian Truck Group Build.

When creating a new post from the Beta newsfeed it doesn't show up in the feed unless manually reloading the page. This is different from the other newsfeed where it automatically appears after posting.
Feature request implemented
17. June, 22:38
scalemates
thx will check
18. June, 05:05
scalemates
The first filter under Groups is blank with 689 posts => this was fixed a few days ago, but wanted to check no new items appeared. Seems to be OK now

24. June, 19:18
scalemates
- Events is already present (or at least it is now. could be that I made a change in the weekend). Group builds are part of that
- Brands and paints is not present, as there are no newsfeed items about them.
- New post showing up straight away => Yes there were layout issues, and I had to move other stuff around. Will be fixed

24. June, 19:26
scalemates
the new post now showing up is fixed as well
24. June, 20:08
24. June, 20:29
scalemates
marked this as fixed. it was still open to see if blank groups would turn up again. Doesn't seem the case
14. October, 15:14
scalemates@SCM Feature Requests
The newsfeed filters (top of the page) are not remembered when you logout/login. Same is true for the tpp level filters when looking at updates/hot kits/news

Feature request implemented
14. October, 14:08
scalemates
this is implemented
14. October, 14:28
Spanjaard@SCM Feature Requests
quite a few occasions, i click on show all products, and see nothing. for example with SCM Search: "Punching" No
in this case in particular, if I click on filter kits and then back on fillter all products, then all the products appear.
so it seem that the show all is somehow bugged to not really show all
or is it just me?
Feature request implemented
26. September, 12:32
Spanjaard
it is mostly for tools. if you select airbrushing topic and then show all related products, to get to
SCM Search: *
all producs is default filter and no produtcs are shown. if you select kits and then all producsts again, then you have plenty of products.
26. September, 12:36
Spanjaard
no answer?
14. October, 08:17
scalemates
actually looking at it this morning, I took a day off from work to work on the backlog
14. October, 08:18
scalemates
this is fixed
14. October, 09:08
Spanjaard
yes, i tried a couple of things, and they seem to work now. thanks a million! (for this and for all that you do with this great site)

14. October, 09:43
Richmond@SCM Feature Requests
Are we able to provide more instruction on gallery /walkarounds uploads page

Is has to be confusing otherwise how else would you explain why so many walkarounds are uploaded as galleries. I am deleting several per day.

Alternatively maybe a function that enables galleries to be pushed to walkarounds if that is possible?
Feature request on TODO
12. October, 05:38
scalemates
moved to todo
14. October, 08:06

October 11, 2020

matsal _@SCM Feature Requests
Hello. I'm a new member, and I joined here because of question about categories and topics.

I'm a big fan of sailing ships, and looks like your site has many options to search each kits. However, some kits have confusing category or use another search terms such as topics.

SCM Search: hms victory revell 450

For example, I can't see those kits when I use a search term (1) sailing ships (2) released in 2016.

SCM Search: *

I found the reason. The kit's database has category named 'ships of the line' which is not exposed on the main search page. OK, then can I search the 'ships of the line' kits using the category?

SCM Search: ships of the line

NO. Looks like the 'minor' categories unnamed on the 'kit database page' are banned to use.



I would say that some kits are isolated from search engine and they may have unpopular and banned category names. To fix the issue, I tried to change all the 'Topics' to the 'major categories' at first. However, I decided to stop it due to enormous mount of edit works.

Before I fix each items which are out of search engine, I would like to ask you that this is an intended feature of this site or not. I'm not sure this site has typical classification system like this.

Big category - Group : Ships
Middle category - Category : Sailing ships
Small category - ? : Ships of the line
specific category - Topic : 104-gun first-rate ship of the line
(Intuitive)

Big category - Group : Ships
Middle category - Unopened category : Ships of the line (NO sailing ships, not searcheable)
specific category - Topic : 104-gun first-rate ship of the line
(Now)
9. October, 10:17
Richmond
There is an issues with Ships of the Line search function - if you select topics (top grey bar) and then try and select the category Ships of the line in the side bar it brings up nil topics. All the other ship categories work if you tick them but some reason ships of the line does not.

If you select topics (grey bar) [press the ... next to magazines] and type ships of the line in the top right hand side search field it will show you all the ships of the line topics. There is currently 34 ships of the line topics. You will note that I have written the gun/rate in the topic ALT field which gives you the ability to search ships by name, class or gun/rate.

The majority of the topics (apart from the 6 x gun/rate topics) I set up myself. I have been progressively moving ship of the line kits from both the gun/rate topics and the generic sailing ship topic to individual topics based on the ship class. This then aligns with all other ship categories i.e Type & Class or Type and ship name if a single ship as opposed to a class. I have also been tidying up the sailing ship topics.

Seperate topics also enables you to include much more history such as builder , years in service and country of manufacture which the gun/rate topics do not allow you to do.

The only problem with this method is it doesn't cater for the multiple fictional ship of the line kits produced by Heller. These would have to remain in the gun/rate topics, assuming such information is detailed on the kits.

Was your plan to move all the ship of the line kits from type/class topics back to gun/rate topics?
9. October, 14:54
Richmond
By the way Scalemates works on Group (i.e. Ships) /Category (i.e. Ships of the line) / Topic (i.e. Ship of the Line Tonnant-class)

the Group Ships is generally different from other areas of Scalemates as the Category is in many cases repeated in the name of the topic.

On another note I am not sure why a differentiation was made between sailing ships and ships of the line as the majority of ships of the line are as you know sailing ships. It would be like having a category of mine warfare ships and then another category for minesweepers - with one having all mine warfare ships except minesweepers.
9. October, 15:00
matsal _
Wow, that's confusing. I didn't notice the problems related with topics explicitly.

I would say that this site needs multi-level category system rather than scattered topic system which is not intuitive... but there should be reasons I didn't catch yet. I won't touch records until I recognize all the features of this site. Probably the best case will be derived from a group discussion by expert ship modellers such as veteran MSW members. They who are retired captains or admirals should know how to categorize every ships properly.

Thanks for rich explanations, Richmond.
10. October, 19:07
Richmond
Thanks for the response, are you able to explain with examples the difference between multi level and scattered topics systems?

I will leave ships of the line and sailing ship topics alone to give time for review and consultation.

I have raised topics issues on MSW before but didn't get that much traction.

11. October, 00:34
matsal _
One of the reason I didn't edit at first is that some items are uploaded by MSW members. I think that discussing proper categorization of ships at MSW is great idea. They should know the issue regarding confusing search engine in this site.

Probably a good start is that showing how this site is valuable to MSW members. I would say that this site is extremely useful for hobbiests, and it is sad that searching ships is fragmented. Of course, they made a ship catalog very recently, so they may not be interested in this issue. But I would say that fixing issue of this site will help to invite new sailing ship hobbiests. That's a reason why I wrote this issue and publicized.

By the way, I'm also a new comer, so I can't help you to categorize ships properly. ;D In case of 'multi leve and scattered topics system', I thought like the other sites. (1) Big category (Ships) (2) Secondary category (By age-17th cen-18th cen-after WWII etc/By type-Sailing ships-Battleship-Gunboat etc/By Nation-UK,Spain, etc) Wait..... That' too much for programmer of nonprofit organization. Please forget my opinion. :d I need to understand how the other categories are managed clearly. I'll post a new article when I find understandable and easily applicable suggestion.
11. October, 14:36
Spanjaard@SCM Feature Requests
Tim, are you still on holidays? because we can still see the warning of Extensive holidays till September ;)
Feature request implemented
7. October, 21:21
scalemates
yep need to fix that :)
8. October, 08:04
11. October, 10:16
11. October, 14:00
Starbase101@SCM Feature Requests
Could you arrange the magazine article type choices into alphabetical order?
Feature request implemented
7. October, 03:01
Starbase101
(in the dropdown list when populating a magazine's contents)
7. October, 13:36
scalemates
sure! will do soon
8. October, 08:04
11. October, 10:13
Starbase101
Great, thanks. A bigger problem though is magazine articles displaying as a different type than when editing an issue. For example, "Build Report" and "Photo Gallery" articles both displaying incorrectly as "Gallery".
11. October, 13:51

October 8, 2020

Starbase101@SCM Feature Requests
Books apparently cannot be linked to magazine articles, only linking of "products" is supported - which at SCM translates to "kits". Well, books are also "products" and when a magazine article is the review of a modeling book, that book cannot be linked to the article because it's not a linkable "product".
Feature request on TODO
7. October, 02:52
scalemates
moved to todo
8. October, 08:05
Matteo Contarini@SCM Feature Requests
a little request to this helpfully and nice team: it's possible to delete permanently the already deleted (signed as) conversation in the "notification" and "mail page", to keep them more clear whenever I need?
Feature request on TODO
2 | 4. October, 10:54
scalemates
good suggestion,moved to todo
8. October, 08:04

October 3, 2020

scalemates@SCM Feature Requests
Changing your email and nickname is currently not self serviceable.
Feature request implemented
2 | 3. October, 15:08
3. October, 15:09
Spanjaard
that is great
3. October, 21:45

October 1, 2020

Christian W@SCM Feature Requests
Hello Tim!
Today it's not possible to upload pictures to a Project (1999 Chevy Silverado Pickup to a GMC Sierra - wip | Album by christian-w (1:25) from my smartfon (Android) I use the same file like I did the last time. Then I worked from a Desktop PC (Windows Edge) with the same result. The upload Fails.
Feature request implemented
30. September, 09:14
scalemates
this is fixed
1. October, 06:50

September 30, 2020

Nigel@SCM Feature Requests
Firstly, I would like to recognise what a great improvement the 'scale' and 'topic' filters have made to the 'new releases' newsfeed on the home page. Thank you for that!

But, would it also be possible to have a 'blacklist' topics filter. I'm no prude, but I really don't need to see those 'enhanced' and scantily-clad figures from E2046 and YUFAN Model, nor the anime and gundam from Bandai for that matter.

I realise that I could eliminate these by setting topics of interest. The problem with that is my topics of interest are very broad.

So, being able to set filters for "Anime (Fiction)", "Civilians (Risque)", and "Gundam (Science Fiction)" to NOT be shown would be very welcome. Tx.
Feature request on TODO
2 | 23. September, 18:44
View full thread (22 Comments)
 
herbert otto gille
indeed the bandai gundam / manga / nameplates are sometimes ( most of the time ) very annoying indeed
30. September, 16:01
Starbase101
No, not exclusively brands. I would like to be able to add a category as a favorite, such as "Star Trek" or "Star Wars", but blacklist specific topics within those categories because I've got zero interest in them - like anything having to do with the Star Trek reboot movies or the "Discovery" TV show, or anything related to "Star Wars" episodes I, II, III, VII, VIII, and IX. I can see why some people would want to blacklist brands, but in my case the brand(s) contain topics I am interested in as well as topics that I'll never be interested in. Blacklisting specific product types would also be helpful so I never again need to see a list including 50+ nameplates obscuring visibility to items that actually are of interest to me.
30. September, 16:18
Agustin Prellezo
An option could be to include a "Select all" in the filters, so it could be easier to unclick the unwanted categories.
30. September, 16:48
Starbase101
I had also requested that feature way back when filters were under development but the request has not even been acknowledged yet. Besides, that would be fine for ad-hoc filtering but would not persist as a user's default like Favorites do.
30. September, 17:27
Augie
Just my 2 cents on it.. please keep it as opt in filtering.. not out.. the news feed one keeps switching to popular on me and it drives me potty.
30. September, 18:10
Heikki Lankinen
I want to blacklist everything with 1:43 scale! And those 3D printed ship parts and name plates...
30. September, 19:04
Agustin Prellezo
100% agree with Heikki!
30. September, 20:35
Augie
They are kits are they not?
30. September, 22:14
Jasper Breur@SCM Feature Requests
Feature idea: What about a personal blacklist for brands in the new releases section? For example, I have absolutely no interest in Bandai Spirits, but the large ammount of new releases are obstructing me from seeing new kits that I am interested in.
3 | 29. September, 09:49
Steven Van Dyck
That item was discussed earlier this week for the same reason...
30. September, 10:55
Jasper Breur
I see, didn't scroll down far enough. Thanks for pointing it out.
30. September, 15:58

September 29, 2020

Boris Belay@SCM Feature Requests
Hello again Tim,
Another strange bug tonight : when I create a new project, the list of linkable kits that appears shows all available scales even though a scale has been entered. It even mentions "All items in scale 1:48 and related to xxx" but still shows kits in 1:32, 1:72,...
29. September, 20:58

September 27, 2020

OldFart at Play@SCM Feature Requests
I'm experiencing a kind of weird glitch. I noticed that the language filter in my magazine stash had an entry with a blank language. So I found the offending mag and edited it to be in the English language (which it is). But my language filter is still showing the null entry, and that null entry still brings up the mag that I edited:
https://scalemates.com/press/issue.php?id=5084

Not sure what to make of this.

A race condition with someone else having it open for editing?
Feature request implemented
27. September, 00:28
27. September, 20:32
scalemates
thank you! I found the issue and it is fixed (permanently)
27. September, 20:42

September 26, 2020

scalemates@SCM Feature Requests
Updating a topic does not update the books in the search engine/stash.

eg. adding a synonym or a country does not have any impact on the books
Feature request implemented
26. September, 22:47
scalemates
this is fixed
26. September, 22:47

September 25, 2020

OldFart at Play@SCM Feature Requests
It would be nice if magazine issues also showed the Wishlist, Stash and Marketplace features, like kits do. Similarly, it would be nice if books showed the Marketplace feature.

For mags, knowing who had issues in their stash would enable being able to PM people who had a copy in hand to ask questions that can only be answered by looking inside an issue (or at a cover for which no image exists) when cleaning up listings. This would be a huge help.

Both mags & books could benefit from marketplace/trade/swap listings as well.
Unlikely to be implemented
13. September, 01:09
Starbase101
Duplicate of request made April 19, 2020.
25. September, 14:04
Boris Belay@SCM Feature Requests
Hello Tim,

I see that you have been working on the reviews, with new sub-categories added.
Would it be possible to add a "Wrong Kit" error report option too, for the many times that it's not the right boxing ?

I just added an entry for the 2017 re-edition of the Eduad SSW D.III ProfiPack, and I had to choose "Not a Review" for the Hyperscale review that was tagged to the 2014 boxing (the difference between the 2 boxings is just a correction of the lozenge decals). Obviously, "Not a review" is not right in this case, and it must be confusing when you clean up after reports.
SSW D.III (Eduard 8256, 1:48)
SSW D.III (Eduard 8256, 1:48)
hyperscale.com/2017/reviews/kits/eduardr8256reviewdw_1.htm

1:48 SSW D.III (Eduard 8256)1:48 SSW D.III (Eduard 8256)
 
Feature request on TODO
14. September, 11:07
scalemates
Moved to todo
25. September, 10:25
Starbase101
Not sure how related this is, but having the option to report a "Wrong Kit" error for linked Gallery articles as well.
25. September, 13:49
Starbase101@SCM Feature Requests
It could be useful having some sort of timeline functionality for Book reprints rather than each contribution being an independent separate entity in the database simply because it has a different publication date or slightly different cover artwork. Having some way of "grouping" books of the same title/topic/author/etc (i.e. the same book reprinted) would be helpful with identifying/recognizing duplicate books. I don't mean duplicate database entries, I mean duplicate books. In other words, if I've got copy A of a book and then notice there is a copy B and copy C of the same book in Scalemates, identifying it as the same book perhaps through means of a timeline means I wouldn't need to go shopping for copy B or C. This might also be helpful in spotting duplicate database entries.
Feature request on TODO
14. September, 19:56
scalemates
Moved to todo
25. September, 10:25
Starbase101@SCM Feature Requests
All magazine articles tagged as "Build Report" are displaying as "Gallery" when viewing a magazine issue. There is a distinct difference between a build report and a photo gallery (which "Gallery" isn't even correct for the "Photo Gallery" type). I did not analyze whether there are other article types also mismatched between View and Edit modes. Shouldn't the article types be the same when viewing a magazine as when editing it?
Feature request on TODO
24. September, 23:56
scalemates
Thx! Moved to todo
25. September, 10:23

September 21, 2020

Jay G.@SCM Feature Requests
Hi there,
I like that we can view/download the instructions for kits. Would it be possible to add some type of comment/correction field for listed instructions??? Sometimes there isn't a build blog or any kind of build review on kits that would highlight instruction mistakes. There's plenty of us that have built kits and found these mistakes that could highlight them here. My example is dragon's kit 6259 where steps 1A and 1C if followed per the instructions really screw up your build....just found this out the hard way during my current build. The parts in these steps are mis-labled and if followed cause further issues. Coming here and being able to note the mistakes could help fellow modelers not make the same mistake. Just an idea.
Not yet decided
2 | 11. September, 19:38
scalemates
you could add such info in the comments section today?
13. September, 13:28
Jay G.
In the news feed box at the bottom of the kits page??? I think that's what your referring to. To be honest I didn't know that was there and I figured that those comments there would go out onto the news page. My suggestion is to have something available where the instructions link is as that would be a lot more visible and easier to contribute to.
13. September, 23:09
Starbase101
Having the notes next to the instructions would help correlate the comments with the instructions rather than remembering to scroll down to the bottom of the page where they could get lost within general discussion about the kit.
21. September, 16:17
Starbase101@SCM Feature Requests
https://scalemates.com/press/ reports 33 issues of The Weathering Aircraft magazine, but in actuality https://scalemates.com/press/magazine.php?id=304 has only 16 unique issue numbers. Duplicate issues caused by different language variants should not be increasing the "issue" count for a magazine. Issue #1 is still issue #1 regardless of whether it's in Spanish, English, or any other language. Would it be possible to exclude duplicate issues when reporting the number of issues for a magazine?
Not yet decided
18. September, 13:49
Starbase101
I think the same could be said for multiple cover variant issues. For example, Amazing Figure Modeler https://scalemates.com/press/magazine.php?id=268 has issues 29a and 29b which are both issue #29 but two different collectible covers. (There are also other AFM issues having multiple cover releases.) Multiple covers of the same magazine issue are by definition the same issue (just different cover variations) so shouldn't be artificially increasing a magazine's issue count. Issue #29 is still issue #29 regardless of how many different covers it was released with.
18. September, 23:45
scalemates
Although what you say makes sense, i don't think this is an "issue" (pun intended) worth the effort/benefits.

The first example could have been fixed splitting the number by language, instead of doing a calculation on what is the same issue based on numbers. (I'm sure there is a magazine where issue 1 in dutch is issue 254 in English)

eg. Issues: 124 (french), 16 (english)

But with your second example this problem is more complex without having a real benefit in my eyes.

21. September, 12:01
scalemates
let me rephrase, turning it into "Issues: 124 (french), 16 (english)" sounds like a good idea and fixing the same problem you wanted to tackle in a different way.
21. September, 12:05
Starbase101
Another possible solution is count by date rather than issue number text (which is frequently not an integer number anyway). It is mostly improbably that two or more different issues will have the same date, so identifying unique issues using a date and issue number combination would be an improvement over simply counting each database entry. So in the case of issues having multiple covers, they'd probably have the same date, barcode, and issue number (after removing alpha characters) and could thus be counted only once.
21. September, 13:23
scalemates
I don't consider that being an improvement.... it will likely add to more confusion?

21. September, 14:19
Starbase101
Whatever. If a magazine has issues 1 through 50, I would expect the issue count to be 50 because there are 50 *issues*, not 50 database entries for the brand. Maybe then just change the word "issues" to "entries" on the Magazines page if people are that easily confused. For example, The Weathering Aircraft magazine has 33 ENTRIES, but only 16 ISSUES. Big difference.
21. September, 14:24
Łukasz Gliński@SCM Feature Requests
Can't see notifications older than one day. Am I missing sth or is it a bug?
Feature request in progress
20. September, 20:03
scalemates
checking
21. September, 11:51

September 13, 2020

Thomas Espe@SCM Feature Requests
When trying to add a magazine issue, I realize that magazine are not necessarily given an ISBN , but rather an ISSN (https://en.wikipedia.org/wik..onal_Standard_Serial_Number), but there is no field for ISSN, only for ISBN-10 and ISBN-13.

Could you please add an ISSN field to the "Add new book form"?
13. September, 17:31
scalemates
Magazines should be added under "magazines" not books.

Which magazine is it?
13. September, 19:56
Thomas Espe
Oh, right, I see that now. I have just bought a few issues of Insignia magazine (downloadable) from Blue Rider, and I found only #12 registered as a book and thought I would add the other issues I had bought.
But I can register it as a magazine and add the issues.
13. September, 21:13
scalemates@SCM Feature Requests
Youtube reviews can not be reported, there is no pencil icon
Feature request implemented
13. September, 14:23
13. September, 14:23
Tom ...@SCM Feature Requests
Not sure if this is something useful or not, as it might be too rare a thing to support: I wanted to add a YouTube playlist link to a product page: Polaris (OcCre 12007, 1:50)

The playlist is a set of video on how to build the product, so it's kinda like a video version of the instructions.

I did try adding the link via the "Add Review" feature but that was wrong. (Please someone delete it).

Anyway, just wanted to throw the idea of supporting YouTube playlists or just regular video links related to building a kit, as opposed to reviews, on the off chance that it might actually be useful.


1:50 Polaris (OcCre 12007)
 
Feature request on TODO
20. July, 23:13
scalemates
thx! investigating
13. September, 14:22
scalemates@SCM Feature Requests
New youtube videos in the review section show the generic grey thumbnail instead of a nice looking one. Clicking it does show the correct video
Feature request implemented
13. September, 13:57
scalemates
this is fixed
13. September, 14:00
Starbase101@SCM Feature Requests
Some sort of syncing issue with page loading (Newsfeed, Feature Requests, Data Suggestions) is interfering with the "gear" icon on posts. Click it too soon (the time delay is variable) and nothing happens - no options are shown. Further, the button acts disabled for the life of the page until forcing a reload (and forcing yourself to wait longer this time before attempting to click the icon). Why even have the icon at all? There is plenty of room below a post to show the options all the time instead of attempting to be "less crowded" with a button that works less than half the time for me.
Feature request in progress
12. September, 20:42
scalemates
investigating

13. September, 13:31

September 12, 2020

Alan Crawford@SCM Feature Requests
I’m sure it’s been suggested before, but how about the ability to “compartmentalize” the stash? For me, the most basic would be a way to indicate that an aftermarket part lives in the kit box, but being able to specify that a kit is on shelf X of rack Y, or in closet Z would be handy, and being able to indicate that an aftermarket item was in tote 12 would be useful. I’ve got stuff that I *know* I own, but have no idea of where to find it.
Feature request implemented
2 | 12. September, 00:06
scalemates
you can already today?

For each kit you can specify Room, Shelf and Box under the "Storage" option

if you click on this link awrc you can even see it in your stash list
12. September, 13:02
Alan Crawford
Oh, wow, that's great to know. Now to face having to do that for my rather, uh, large stash, all over again (I am *so* glad I dropped to third on "largest stash", I feel like my collection is now only freakishly huge).
12. September, 14:36

September 11, 2020

Starbase101@SCM Feature Requests
This is not critical and not something needing addressed immediately, but for better association between links and thumbnails I would like to propose a small change in how they're displayed in posts. When only one link is specified in a post or there is only one paragraph in a post, the current system works okay. But when there are links spread across multiple paragraphs or there are two or more lists of links, having all the thumbnail images at the end of the post disassociates them with their related text. I propose placing the image associated with a link immediately after the paragraph containing the link (easily detectable by <p> and <br> tags in the generated HTML). For example:

Some text here containing a {link to product1} and some more text, then end of paragraph.
{product1 image}

A new paragraph containing a {link to product2} and another {link to product3} discussing something different than the first paragraph.
{product2 image}{product3 image}

And then a list of links:
{link to product4}
{link to product5}
{link to product6}
{product4 image}{product5 image}{product6 image}

I think this would be clearer than having multiple unrelated images all at the end of a post.
Feature request implemented
5 | 15. August, 23:05
scalemates
Small test to validate current behaviour, I think we talk about BMD-1P (SKIF 223, 1:35) product in combo with some parts from BTR-ZD Skrezhet (Alanger 035013, 1:35)

1:35 BMD-1P (SKIF 223)1:35 BTR-ZD Skrezhet (Alanger 035013)
 


This can be augmented with optional decalsheets Soviet BMD-1 Ukraine Moldavi..R (Star Decals 35-938, 1:35) or even SOVIET VDV - AIRBORNE TROOPS..N (Bison Decals 35102, 1:35) and adding a book in the mix Book: Airbrushing for Fine & Commercial Artists (by Robert Paschal) in combo with RLM61 and RLM62

1:35 Soviet BMD-1 Ukraine Moldavia Russia KFOR (Star Decals 35-938)1:35 SOVIET VDV - AIRBORNE TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN (Bison Decals 35102)Airbrushing for Fine & Commercial Artists (Badger )
 


Injecting a nice vice Youtube Video in the mix.

 


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And finally don't forget this BMD-1P (SKIF 223, 1:35) is worth looking at

1:35 BMD-1P (SKIF 223)
 
2. September, 19:52
scalemates
this is implemented! thank you!
2. September, 20:12
Starbase101
Looks great! This is a much cleaner arrangement of the thumbnails than previously! Thanks!
2. September, 21:25
Victor Scale Hamster YT
Wow, my video) Nice to see :)
Link previews look great - very convenient!
3. September, 20:04
scalemates
it is a great video! thank you for this thorough review!
3. September, 20:35
Victor Scale Hamster YT
Thank)
Even on the preview - can make a small indent between the photos. For example:
.cb .al + .al {margin-left:10px;}
4. September, 07:23
scalemates
good suggestion, will do
4. September, 07:28
scalemates
this is also fixed!
11. September, 18:59
Boris Belay@SCM Feature Requests
Hi Tim, Still adding info to magazines, and now I noticed something else : when a kit that is linked to a magazine entry is merged into another kit, the link is lost (i.e. not connected to the other kit).
Is it possible to have links to magazines carried over when two kits are merged ?
B.
Feature request implemented
21. August, 10:02
scalemates
good one! marked on todo
21. August, 18:13
scalemates
this is fixed!
11. September, 18:51
Spanjaard@SCM Feature Requests
when seeing wishlist for example, we can see the market place, and see what shops (affiliated) have the item. at present, when you click on "order now" it opens that item in the website of the shop. if you click in the shop logo, it also does that... I would suggest to change the link in the shop logo, to take us to the shop in scalemates, so we can see all other items that we have in the wishlist in that shop. it will save us from searching the shop etc. sometimes, specially with some shops, it takes some time to find them.
Feature request implemented
6 | 7. August, 10:24
René "Bilbo" Bartholemy
That would be nice! I second that! ;)
7. August, 12:24
7. August, 12:29
scalemates
this is implemented
7. August, 21:32
Spanjaard
perfect! thanks a million
7. August, 22:02
8. August, 10:10
8. August, 15:50
Boris Belay
Great feature ! Thanks.
13. August, 15:36
Spanjaard
it seems is not longer working.... now it is back to the old "behaviour".
not longer going to the shop in SCM to list the items we have in wishlist, but goes to the shop website (same as when you click "order now")
7. September, 11:11
scalemates
this is now a user preference! a lot of users found it confusing, and so was I

the 4 of you have this setting now activated in their preferences
10. September, 21:09
10. September, 21:13
Spanjaard
option was activated... but it was not working. i de-activated, saved the changes, activated it again, save the changes once more... and now it works. strange.
11. September, 14:59
Spanjaard
and thanks a lot for adding this :) I love it
11. September, 14:59

September 10, 2020

Robber Penguin@SCM Feature Requests
Can we add column with color preview to stash\wishlist paint export?
Feature request implemented
5. September, 21:35
scalemates
started
7. September, 17:51
7. September, 18:13
7. September, 21:21
Robber Penguin
:S No preview for color sets. Can it fit?
7. September, 21:33
scalemates
that is a complex change
10. September, 20:21
Robber Penguin
Understand. I usually add paint from the kits to the stash separately, because I can mark the state separately that way. I forgot that I could also have sets in the wishlist and was very surprised when I saw lines without a preview. Next time I will just add sets to the wishlist as separate paints.
10. September, 22:42
scalemates@SCM Feature Requests
When viewing stash/wishlist with the option "Stash info: Show" enabled does not show items which are "On order"
Feature request implemented
1 | 10. September, 20:39
10. September, 20:39
Robber Penguin@SCM Feature Requests
Can we expand "Similar colors" feature?

In case of 71.041 Armour Brown - RAL8017, Vallejo Model Air Matt, Acrylic, 17ml it shows different other paints of other brands and even types, probably because of RAL
But in : XF-74 Olive Drab (JGSDF), Tamiya Paints Matt, Acrylic, 10ml it shows only another volume.
So, trying to find equivalent on this color in Tamiya Laquers or in Mr Color lines is difficult. I understand that it is vague request, because less accuracy will give us more variants, but we have the color data in the database from the very beginning not reliably accurate (user error + inaccurate data in the electronic catalogs of manufacturers + RGB model).

In any case, we can limit the search results by default to the lines of paint brands that the user indicated in the profile as favorites, and the full results on a separate page with available filtering.

P.S. How can I hide marketplace on paint`s page? It`s sometimes difficult to scroll to "Similar colors" section.
Feature request on TODO
5. September, 21:27
scalemates
yes this needs to be fixed!
10. September, 20:21

September 9, 2020

Alex Sotomayor@SCM Feature Requests
I have (38) vintage Scale Modeler magazines dating back to 1976 that are NOT currently in the Scalemates database. I'd like to Contribute them so I can update my Stash. How to we get this feature added to the Contribute tab?
31. August, 23:15
Spanjaard
if they are from some magazine line already existing, i believe you can simply add them yourself, like when adding any other book or kit.
2. September, 13:42
Alex Sotomayor
I resolved my issue. I found the 'Add New Issue" button under Magazines. That will let me contribute the missing issues in the Scalemates database. Thanks
8. September, 22:32
9. September, 05:14

September 7, 2020

Robber Penguin@SCM Feature Requests
In stash\wishlist paint export the names of columns "Remaining" and "Condition" are mixed up with each other.
Feature request implemented
5. September, 21:34
scalemates
started
7. September, 17:51
7. September, 18:13
7. September, 21:19
OldFart at Play@SCM Feature Requests
It would be nice if we could filter magazines (by language, date etc.) when looking at them through the Magazines tab. This would help a lot with the Weathering titles. As it stands, one must use search in order to enable the filtering feature, which is kind of a pain.

Can't filter:
https://scalemates.com/press/magazine.php?id=283

Must instead do this in order to filter:
SCM Search: The Weathering Magazine
7. September, 15:14

September 6, 2020

Dirk Fries@SCM Feature Requests
I wonder if/how we should deal with 3D printable STL Files especially made for scale modelling.

e.g. Germania Figuren has an offering of both figures and vehicles that can be bought as STL Files and printed at home. So somehow those files are part of my collection and I'd like to see them here in my stash.

Now on the other hand we should not add everything that someone has designed and offers it at thingiverse or cgtrader and that might be helpful in a diorama. I think this would become a real mess.

I'm not sure how to deal with this and where to draw the line, but I think STL Files for printable models will become an important part of our hobby in the next years.

What do you think?





Feature request on TODO
4. September, 13:38
Spanjaard
we already have quite a few items from shapeways shops... so this seems to be another step in the same direction. i think we should have them, but maybe under a different category or something...
for sure, there should be a difference between what you buy printed, and what you have to print yourself... and a clear one.
4. September, 14:38
scalemates
I suggest to add them as "Products", and I'll add a product type "STL"

4. September, 21:24
Spanjaard
good idea
4. September, 22:22
Dirk Fries
Yes, sounds good to me :)
5. September, 06:30
Dirk Fries
Or may the name of the product should better be "3D Printable Model" or "3D Print File" because there is also the OBJ File type for 3D prints.
5. September, 11:05
Starbase101
Even more generic would be "Printable File", which would then also cover paper models which are downloaded, printed, and then assembled. Like originally mentioned, where to draw the line...
5. September, 13:21
Dirk Fries
In my humble opinion 3D printable Files and Files that can be printed on paper (or decalsheet/foil?) should be sepereated.
5. September, 13:49
scalemates
Shoot! You can have 3D printable files for figures, detail sets, full kits

So just adding a new kit type is not enough
5. September, 16:47
Starbase101
Yep, even diorama scenery, as shown in an article of the latest FineScale issue https://scalemates.com/press/issue.php?id=7050
5. September, 17:50
Starbase101
I question whether such items even belong in Scalemates. Items already printed, say from Shapeways, sure - they're already printed and at a particular scale. But raw files which can be printed at any scale you choose, that could be a problem. There already exist file repositories such as Thingiverse, CGtrader, etc....and anybody with 3D modeling skills can design anything they want/need for a project as easily as making their own decals. How far are you willing to let this grow? Couldn't these simply fall into a "scratchbuilt" catchall category like I've seen in some 3D printed projects here?
5. September, 17:57
Dirk Fries
Yes, I thik we should not add offeringers vom cgtrader oder thingiverse like I have already mentioned in my first post. I'm thinking more about 3D Models especially designed for scale modellers. Though I'm a little unsure about gambody because there are models of Tanks, Figures and Trucks of very high qualitty and scale information.
But maybe we should sit and wait how the 3D Printing Market evolves in the next months.
One option how we could add 3D Models here in SM would be an flag. If the flag is set to 0 (default) it's a normal Kit oder Figure. If the flag is set to "1" it could mean that this Kit or Figure is a 3D printable File of a Model. In the Userinterface this would be a simple checkbox.
6. September, 10:48

September 4, 2020

Spanjaard@SCM Feature Requests
not possible to change images from products?
i took a picture of a product but when uploaded from phone it was up side down. i tried to down load the image and correct it in my computer, but the image can not longer be read
at the end, i had no other option than to email the picture to myself, remove EXIF data in computer and replace the product image.
it it a problem with my browser, or is this by design? really frustrating to be honest.
Feature request on TODO
4. September, 16:03
scalemates
I understand it is frustrating! I'll see what I can do

4. September, 21:02
Spanjaard
thanks!
4. September, 21:37
Spanjaard@SCM Feature Requests
it could be interesting to have the possibility to have market place information in a project. let's say you are creting a new project and need to order most of the items. seeing all there, would help to place the order, rather than to check each item availability. and for example if you need to choose between two detail sets, you can also see if one of them is not in any of the available shops
Feature request on TODO
6 | 21. August, 10:19
scalemates
yes I like it
25. August, 11:31
Spanjaard
not on TODO list? ;)
4. September, 09:44
scalemates
Yes sure, moved
4. September, 10:06
4. September, 12:38
Spanjaard@SCM Feature Requests
maybe it would be a good idea to split "on order" with another filter. for example by date they were entered... so if you have several orders, you can see what you ordered on each. or maybe allowing to add some comment when you move an item to on order, so you can group in your own way.
5. August, 21:18
Starbase101
I've always thought it would be useful having dates included within the Stash section when viewing a product. So, instead of just showing "1. Stash" it would show "1. Stash 08/05/2020", or "2. On order 07/15/2020", etc. I've had cases where it would have been nice to know when a product's status was changed in my stash, and there is already plenty of space in the Stash section of a product page to support the small footprint of a date stamp.
5. August, 23:24
Starbase101
In the Stash view, there also appears to be real estate available for a date next to the status of each item, as well as within the panel that opens when clicking the "+" button (at least on the desktop version of the site - I never use the mobile version so don't know about that). Then we could see in Stash, Wishlist, On order, Trading, and Gone views when items were given a particular status.

Tim, I could provide sample screenshop mockups to illustrate if you like.
6. August, 14:06
Spanjaard
or maybe you can add the option of selecting the store from where we ordered. so you can filter by store if you have several orders. it could be also possible to move all the items in one order to sash in gone go. maybe a box to check several items and move all to stash in one go.
4. September, 09:47
Lukas .@SCM Feature Requests
Company profile missing Youtube channel link. Is important like twitter or instagram.
Many companies have youtube channel, like Airfix, Eduard etc.
Or Volks Inc. : https://youtube.com/channel/UCQQ4VNDu6LnM2QnhZeSdDkQ
Feature request implemented
17. August, 08:38
scalemates
agreed! on todo
23. August, 13:28
scalemates
implemented
2. September, 19:31
Lukas .
Thanks. Tested with Airfix.
4. September, 09:45
charli181@SCM Feature Requests
Not sure if this has been mentioned before, but my thought here is when adding a kit, there is an area where you can add the colours/paints required by the kit, thus if someone else is ordering the kit, they can also order the paints at the same time.
1 | 4. September, 04:21

September 3, 2020

Treehugger@SCM Feature Requests
Does this website offer a 'dark' interface for night time viewing (my favourite), or, is it difficult to create a dark theme option for this website?
Feature request on TODO
3. September, 18:08
scalemates
the intent is to add a dark theme in the next redesign!

however creating a good dark theme explodes the effort to make it look good under all conditions. So I would love to have one, but I can't guarantee
3. September, 19:36
Treehugger
Oh, ok. Not sure what you mean by "look good under all conditions". I am somewhat familiar with the difficulty in switching around the colors on some website that didn't already have a 'dark' mode. Presumably there must be some kind of best practice for this type of problem I think (or a common type of webdesign problem), given the popularity of 'dark' mode on websites these days.

I should add that I tend to switch monitor mode in the evening, reducing the brightness and switching the color hue to non-white/blue, but still I tend to enable say youtube dark mode still.
3. September, 19:46

September 2, 2020

Thomas Espe@SCM Feature Requests
This may have been discussed before, but I wonder if it is possible to implement a feature where an album is invisible/unpublished when created?
Now, an album i immediately visible in the news feed when created, even without any pictures. And when pictures are uploaded, they may not be in the order you would like, and they have no comments.

What I would like, is that when an album is created, it is not immediately visible for others, so that pictures can be uploaded and properly organized/annotated. Then, when the album is ready, it can be published.

Would this be possible to implement?
Feature request implemented
2. September, 20:42
scalemates
not really... YOU see YOUR own albums straight away. Others however have a filtered view :)

1) Nobody sees albums in the newsfeed unless a picture is uploaded
2) New albums (even with pictures) are only visible in the newsfeed after 3mins

So it basically means you have 3mins to get things to a reasonable level. (looking at most new albums the 3mins is a nice time)

if that is an issue: You can always delete the "newsfeed" entry and reenable it when you are ready. (recently a button was added at the bottom of your album to restore it in the newsfeed)

However your albums are 100% visible in your profile from second 1. (this to avoid people add hidden albums with a backup of their 10.000 walkaround or family pictures => yes this happened)



2. September, 21:12
scalemates
shoot! the above feature was rolled a few months ago but just for me. The above is now applicable to everybody
2. September, 21:18
Thomas Espe
Ah, ok I see, I was just going to note that I regularly see news feed messages about new albums that are empty. But then it makes sense.
Thanks for clearing this up.
2. September, 21:21
scalemates@SCM Feature Requests
Links to color ranges do not show a nice label in the newsfeed...example Abteilung 502
Feature request implemented
3. August, 08:51
2. September, 20:26
2. September, 20:36
Thomas Espe@SCM Feature Requests
I was just wondering how the translations in SCM works. Are the translations done "in house" by members, or is there some sort of translations service that is used?
I'm just wondering, because when I choose Norwegian as language, some of the translated words/terms are not quite right. Some are outright wrong.
If the translations are done by members of SCM, this could be fixed, but if some third part service is used, this might not be as easy.
Feature request implemented
25. August, 20:33
Robber Penguin
This was done by community members, but the draft was autotranslated. So if there were few edits for a specific language, it could have remained an auto-translation. Plus, in my case, it was difficult for the Russian language to adapt translation to English syntax.
25. August, 20:50
Thomas Espe
Ok, so then it should be fixable. How would one proceed to change the translations for a specific language?
25. August, 21:03
Robber Penguin
Just wait for Tim`s reply
25. August, 21:22
scalemates
PM sent with the details, Norwegian is currently translated for 760/937 terms (81%)
26. August, 10:00
scalemates
moved this to fixed! 99% of Norwegian terms are now translated. Thank you Thomas!
2. September, 19:23
Thomas Espe
No problem, just a pleasure. I haven't had time do to the rest yet, but it's on the TODO-list.
2. September, 20:08

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