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  1. Have the bar represent the number of new comics

    The bar beneath each comic title on the front page currently represents what percentage of the run I've read. This is marginally useful information when I'm reading an archive, but it's more important to know if I have 1000 or 10 to go rather than whether I'm 10% or 90% of the way through. When I'm caught up, it's totally useless information.

    How many comics are unread is useful information for both situations.

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    • Add an option to log in via OpenID

      Users can already log in using Facebook or Twitter, and that's cool, but just plain OpenID would be great for the sake of simplicity.

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      • Prefetching link/hint for next page

        Whenever a user is viewing a comic page, Comic Rocket should include a prefetching link (hint) pointing to the next page, to speedup the loading of said next page.

        A brief despription of prefetching from the MDC Link Prefetching FAQ:

        Link prefetching is a browser mechanism, which utilizes browser idle time to download or prefetch documents that the user might visit in the near future. A web page provides a set of prefetching hints to the browser, and after the browser is finished loading the page, it begins silently prefetching specified documents and stores them in its cache. When the…

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        • send out an email when a comic is updated

          Not all of us are active users of RSS readers (me, for example). And not all of the comics I follow have an update-alerting system. It would be great if comic rocket - upon scanning a comic and detecting that it's been updated - would send me an email alert that my favorite comic has been updated.

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          • Adblock Plus Exception Filters

            I like many savvy web user use firefox with adblock plus to avoid seeing annoying ads, but I also want to support our comic writers. Since Comic Rocket already have the urls of my comics, why don't it create adblock plus filter subscription that contain exception for all my comic sites.

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            • Add a filter that allows you to search comics with different genres and ratings.

              Id like to be able to search by ratings and across multiple genres.

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              • Put the security certificate renewal date on the calendar

                Expired certificates in a Google secure everywhere world play havoc with usability. Cert's expired and Chrome isn't liking it at all. Mark the calendar a week in advance and you have one less annoyance from the readership.

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                • Fix and improve ssl

                  Your ssl cert expired. Maybe it's time to look at something free and automated? https://letsencrypt.org/

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                  • Android - add way to copy current page url or add share button

                    Basically, the situation where I'm viewing a comic, come across something I want to share with someone else, and I have no easy way of getting a link to that content to share with the other person.

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                    • Make an option with or without blog entries

                      There are many serials with blog posts, and I can understand that readers may be interested in it, but some of us aren't. An option to accommodate both would be great.

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                      • Detect when pages use X-Frame-Options to forbid framing, and offer a link instead

                        Some pages, notably fanfiction.net, forbid framing using X-Frame-Options. Comic Rocket's crawler should notice this when crawling, and offer a slightly different viewer, which offers the usual navigation but replaces the iframe with a link to the page; I'd suggest making that page open in a new window by default, to keep the navigation around.

                        For extra credit, it might be possible to pop up the navigation and page in separate windows and have one navigate the other, though I'm not sure if that's actually possible.

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                        • Is this site even still active?

                          I have been watching the number of pages in my broken comics slowly dwindle for weeks now... one of my comics (of which I'm on page 305) shows a total of 6... how does that even happen?

                          Really wish there was an alternative reader, it's a great idea, but there doesn't seem to be anyone maintaining it.

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                          • Penny Arcade feed is broken and Girls with Slingshots won't show the Comic Rocket nav bar for some reason.

                            Penny Arcade feed is broken and Girls with Slingshots won't show the Comic Rocket nav bar for some reason.

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                            • [Bug] A number of comics are not being loaded, despite the links being correct.

                              I've already submitted reports on the individual comics I've noticed with this bug, but there are probably many more that are having issues.

                              I'm using Google Chrome, and a few of the comics in question include Paranatural, Demon Street, Jailbird, and Monsterkind. Hopefully that's enough information to help you start investigating the issue.

                              This just randomly starting happening one day, and I'm pretty sure that the comic authors haven't changed anything about their websites (unless it's some backend thing with Hiveworks as a whole that I haven't noticed).

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                              • Comics need to update faster.

                                Comics need to update faster, basically immediately. If there is a new strip for say, Penny Arcade, I need to be able to see that in Comic Rocket within seconds. Otherwise the entire system is pointless. I'll just end up reading it before CR knows about it. Later on CR will try to tell me there is a new strip/page, but it's wrong because I read that already.

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                                • Fix the extreme lag.

                                  This website seems cool and all, but when it comes to actually reading new comics I'm taken back to an era when you can hear the modem dialing up as AOL loads.

                                  You can still use the comic website fine, but that sort of defeats the purpose of keeping up with comics on one website.

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                                  • Provide a way to delete a serial

                                    "Pointless" is gone. Short of pointing into the wayback machine, it is no longer accessible from the web. It would be really nice to be able to somehow archive or delete these....

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                                      As part of a project to clean up our listings, we now have an internal way to mark comics as “gone”, though there’s no UI yet. We have added a public “Report broken” button to the comic info pages though.

                                    • Actually respond to e-mails.

                                      After sending several message both through the "Report A Problem" and Contact Us e-mail address, I have never received a single response.

                                      Furthermore, the reason I sent one of these messages was for the past month or more my Recommendations sidebar has completely disappeared and I haven't heard of anyone else having a similar problem.

                                      But so far all my messages have been ignored.

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                                      • Site-claiming - Needs to be Improved!

                                        I've been using ComicRocket for a few months now so when I decided to finally post my own webcomic I naturally thought to include it here too. I added it (AND CLAIMED IT) on Friday (April 11th) - its now Tuesday afternoon (the 15th!) and I still haven't heard anything.

                                        I thought ComicRocket & Comic Fury were supposed to work together. I already claimed it- that should be enough. What is the hold up?

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                                        • add a recently viewed button for comic

                                          I was 1668 strips into something positive when i accidentally pressed the latest strip button if you had a recently viewed button then i could find my spot again much faster.

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