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Slurper Love

January 16th, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

Right, time to send some love the slurper’s way. I found about 10 comics that still had keenspace URLs (instead of comicgenesis) and they weren’t updating. I’ve fixed those, but really why don’t you people tell me that they aren’t updating???

Oh, thats right, I just ignore you. I suck. :(

Next, the never ending “suggested comics queue”. It was HUGE but I’ve gone through it and added most of them. Some didn’t make the grade. Also somebody keeps suggesting the NASA photo of the day. Planets are not comics. Comics are much smaller.

I’ve also gone through and cleaned out a bunch of what I call “stale” comics. These are comics that are still selectable on the slurper even though the artist has long since abandoned them. Any that are obviously dead (like the URL has gone) were deleted. On some the artist has said they are taking a haitus, those were put into “disabled” mode. This means they are still there you just can’t see them, if ever they start updating again I can tick a box and Boom! They’re back baby! (yes, Ari Gold is my new hero.)

I’m thinking about coming up with an automatic policy for stale comics. If they aren’t updated for 2 months they automatically get disabled, or something like that. Hmm.

Last and probably least, I deleted all the comics from king features. This is why.

So now, the comc slurper is as up to date as it can be. Yes!

Now its time to watch some Entourage baby! Are you feeling the love?? Boom!

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  1. January 16th, 2007 at 22:40 | #1

    Mate, get with it!

    What about a ‘customers who liked this comic also subscribe to these’ option?

  2. January 16th, 2007 at 22:53 | #2

    I did actually play around with something like that for a while. Based on the comics you have selected (which are stored in a cookie) and the comics that other people read, I figured I should be able to “predict” other comics you would enjoy.

    But I’m not sure it worked very well, so I put it in the too hard basket. Maybe I should revisit it. :)

  3. colm
    January 17th, 2007 at 05:04 | #3

    I have your code sitting in the bottom of my gmail, waiting for me to have a look at it, and see if the logic can be improved. When I get time…..

  4. bigjohnny
    January 17th, 2007 at 11:47 | #4

    some of the king features comics can be found here:

    The src of the gif files are formatted like:
    and you can easily send a fake referer to download the gifs

    the slurper is kickass

  5. January 17th, 2007 at 12:02 | #5

    Meh, if somebody suggests them I will add them. I’m not too bothered. Kind of reminds me of Tycho’s intro in the first Penny Arcade book. Snippet:

    “Byzantine pay mechanisms and subscription-locked archives are two of the more celebrated anchors.
    If you are using systems like these, I need to ask you why you don’t trust your readers.
    What are you afraid they’re going to do with your comics? Read them?”

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