A completely new Generator WebApp launching in Beta

mKlaumann

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The list of generators (both boxes and list) should be sortable or by default by name of the generator (I have more than 50 in one category and some hundreds overall)
As of now, is just presented as the server returns it, what would you wish for in sortable actions... The only thing that comes to mind for me right now, would be Sorting by title A-Z. But then it would pretty much just be standard and I can't think of any other sort option that would make any sense afaik.... What is your view on that?
 

mKlaumann

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Would be good if the output list of the generator output is persistent during the session (now close, closes and empties it).
Okay, that is actually a great idea. I have but one problem where I could use a little bit more feedback...

How would you like to have it... Store the output for each generator or have like a global list of all outputs shown in the Run Window with an indicator of which generator created it ?
 

mKlaumann

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Tweak request:

When more than one result is produced in the generator run window, and you copy to clipboard, could we add a couple line breaks?

Current:
Result 1.Result 2.

Desired:
Result 1.

Result 2.
I'm really sorry John, but as of now, I am unable to reproduce this.
With every generator I tested, If I Copy to clipboard, it adds linebreaks for me...
 

Hannu

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As of now, is just presented as the server returns it, what would you wish for in sortable actions... The only thing that comes to mind for me right now, would be Sorting by title A-Z. But then it would pretty much just be standard and I can't think of any other sort option that would make any sense afaik.... What is your view on that?
Latest ones used. latest ones modified - would be very useful. First on the session and when editing. The last when editing
 

Hannu

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Okay, that is actually a great idea. I have but one problem where I could use a little bit more feedback...

How would you like to have it... Store the output for each generator or have like a global list of all outputs shown in the Run Window with an indicator of which generator created it ?
Both would be great.

It would also be interesting to be able to mark each generator individual result and select all marked ones for copy. This would be very useful when you are not satisfied with the individual result...
 
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ELF

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With every generator I tested, If I Copy to clipboard, it adds linebreaks for me...
When I run the container generator, the results of a multiple run look fine in the output window.

But when I copy the results to clipboard and paste, it looks like this:
crystal bottlecopper barrelbottleflask
Plus, I'm getting greedy and would like to see 2 or 3 between individual generator results...

This is because with generators that produce longer output (several lines or even paragraphs), in the copied results it's difficult to see where one output ends and the next begins.
 
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Hannu

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if you upload via the file upload - you get a new generator with a same name. For example upload test.json. then upload it again. You have two test generators. It should at least warn (of doing a new version - do you intend to do that and then give option of overriding (with a warning possibly)
 

JohnnFour

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Bug: SSO does not seem to be working. I'm logged into CL and using my Hobo Princes campaign log, then open the new generator and I need to sign in again. Happens each time.
 

JochenL

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That is not really a bug. The websites are distinct and don't share any information. Currently CL doesn't currently use exactly the same mechanism as the Generator UI, The new UI will, though.
 

ELF

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And this forum is a third component in the mix. They all would _seem_ to use the same login, but in fact are not. For example 2 factor authentication is used only by the forum. There are technical reasons for that, but it can be a tad confusing for new users. Good to see this confusion diminishing with the upcoming UI.
 

JohnnFour

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@mKlaumann What do you think about auto-generating an entry when a user clicks the Run button and the side draw pops out for the generator?

If a user is clicking Run, we could safely assume they want a result.

This approach would save them clicking again for Run Generator.

I also feel the buttons in the Generator popout are placed backwards.

I think all buttons should be place in the top. It saves users from scrolling all the way down to bottom of screen.

Instead of >> icon I'd consider an X icon, which I think is more common for Close Window command. And move that to top right and move other buttons to Top Left.

And instead of Run Generator button, I'd use the Run arrowhead icon. A user would already have had to figure that icon out on the previous step and click it to open the generator window. So let's let them use what they're learn to perform the same conceptual operation.

/twocents
 
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