FAQPeggy's VCL Sieve

Questions.

  1. Why don't my changes stick?
  2. Who's responsible for this?
  3. Why did you write the Sieve?
  4. How does it work?
  5. Can I edit this long gibberish URL?
  6. Does the Sieve keep track of who gets ignored the most?

Answers.

  1. Why don't my changes stick?

    Because you're not saving a new bookmark. You don't have to re-bookmark every single time you skull an artist, but you do have to make a bookmark when you're done with skulling folks for the moment.

  2. Who's responsible for this?

    See the credits for details. The SIeve was originally conceived and written by Peganthyrus. Over the months, code was contributed by Ken Miller, Brian Antoine, and Ch'marr. The current version is a complete rewrite by Ch'marr. Ch'marr can be contacted with email, the VCL Forum or FurryMuck, should you wish to report problems. If you want to flame the very concept of the Sieve, contact Peganthyrus.

  3. Why did you write the Sieve?

    Because sorting through the raw 'New' directory on the VCL is a task of mind-numbing proportions. Originally it was for personal use only, but I found that it made the VCL so much more pleasant to use that I contacted Brian about installing it directly into the system.

  4. How does it work?

    There's a hidden file that contains the salient details of all the images. The Sieve simply reads this file and spits prettified HTML back to you, after filtering out images based on the artist's name. Who you ignore is stored as the 'l1' value in the ever-lengthening URL.

  5. Can I edit this long gibberish URL?

    No. In earlier versions, you used to be able to, but the list of ignored artists is now compressed. Attempting to manually alter the URL will only screw things up.

  6. Does the Sieve keep track of who gets ignored the most?

    No, and it never will. The Sieve keeps absolutely no records of any kind; it simply filters. Who you're ignoring is wholly private.