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WHAT HAS THIS RYAN BEEN UP TO [Nov. 6th, 2005|08:31 pm]
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[qwantz]


So here's something that I've been working on the past while! There are a ton of comics out there that have huge archives but no way to search them. This makes things difficult and can lead to tears. I wrote a website that solves the problem! You add some Javascript to your website, and you get a personalized comics search engine out of the deal, for free! I am really excited about this. I think that a lot of people could use this service. That's why I wrote it.

You and your readers transcribe comics (I've found that comic readers are AWESOME and will do this at the drop of a hat, which is fantastic), which you can approve and edit before they appear online. I've explained the process here on the site!

M-maybe if you have an online comic, you'd be interested in this? David Hellman of A Lesson Is Learned But The Damage Is Irreversible did the adorable logo, and deserves many a high five for it.
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[User Picture]From: ericfmyers
2005-11-07 01:57 am (UTC)

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Now that's something the webcomic community has been missing. I'm not sure how that would work with my eclectic mix stories or with any silent comic (no dialog, no transcript), but it's definitely a step in the right direction. Great job guys!
[User Picture]From: qwantz
2005-11-07 04:25 am (UTC)

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You could always add descriptions of the action, and let people search by that. It's up to you!

(ps: thanks!)
From: terran_nomad
2005-11-07 07:29 am (UTC)

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Wow...that's a really good idea. I sure hope almost all webcomics start to use this because this could be very useful and important as far as webcomics go.
[User Picture]From: inspectorzutto
2005-11-09 05:28 pm (UTC)

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Hi Ryan! I read 'bout Ohnorobot on Websnark and checked out the page.
It is cool beyond words -- really, really full of potential. I tried getting to your email but the postmaster daemon kept giving me the finger.
Is it possible I could talk to you about Ohnorobot in a bit more detail? I don't mean to be another guy on the Web who is all like "I got an idea! *snort*", but Ohnorobot is really a lot like some research I do and I would really like a chance to talk to you and the fellas involved about it. If you feel like it, drop a reply on my LJ and we'll get in touch.
[User Picture]From: qwantz
2005-11-09 05:39 pm (UTC)

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I'm sorry, dinosaurcomics@insaneabode.com is the address!
[User Picture]From: inspectorzutto
2005-11-09 05:41 pm (UTC)

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Aah, ok! Muchas gracias. Email comin' down.
[User Picture]From: inspectorzutto
2005-11-09 05:46 pm (UTC)

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K, sent. I'ma be in class for a while but I can hit you back later today if you reply. No rush, tho. :) (Exciting!)
[User Picture]From: qwantz
2005-11-09 08:49 pm (UTC)

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I haven't gotten it yet - maybe you could resend it?
[User Picture]From: inspectorzutto
2005-11-09 09:53 pm (UTC)

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Ja? Ok, I'll resend it. Aaand, sent. Sorry 'bout that.