@Josh / Proddy
already covered a bunch of these well enough so I'll just add additional input where I have it:
I hope this ModBakery won't be overwhelming/confusing for new SHAR modders and that it won't make forums obselete.
I don't think it will make the forums obsolete as it's not really a discussion
platform (though, something I'd like to implement in the future is reviews).
Something I am considering is a "Discussions" tab or something that houses forum threads related to a particular release, perhaps having a way here on the forum to associate topics with a specific release and prominently showing it somewhere when such an association exists.
Will we be able to sort releases by release/update date?
Sorting by update date already exists but I'll look into adding the ability to sort by original
release dates as well.
Can "release type" and "category" filters be merged since release types are already in the categories dropdown?
I'll consider it though they're currently separate because technically
a category can contain multiple types of releases (IE, the "Special Categories"), just none do at the moment.
At the very least, it should probably filter the categories dropdown when you choose a type so you can't do weird filters that will never bring anything up (IE: "Mods" in the "GUI Tools" category). This is just tricky to do so I haven't bothered yet.
Will we be able to edit pages for our own mods/tools that were migrated by DT
Yes, authors will be able to edit their own releases, even the ones that exist right now, when the interfaces are available for that since they belong to their respective authors in the database.
Will we be able to create "releases" marked as "coming soon"?
When the interfaces are available, yes, you will be able to have pages for mods and what not that are not available yet as long as you actually have something to show for it (probably some kind of basic approval process to releases in general).
Can SMHR get its own page too? I swear it's not cancelled
I'll message you on Discord about this!
Will we be able to change the background of the ModBakery page? Maybe have shuffle options or static screenshots/flat colors
Do you mean as just a general setting or on release pages that belong to you?
Will that one other Mod Jam #2 submission get added to the ModBakery category?
I'll also message you on Discord about this.
Will we be able to search ONLY through mod bakery or will it always just redirect to forum search?
I'll probably add a Bakery-specific search box to the sidebar above the filters.
Will ModBakery get its own favicon? (Maybe dt docs too?)
I do plan for Mod Bakery to, yup, I just haven't done it yet. I'm not sure what we'd do differently for docs though.
Are all user made mods/tools/add-ons gonna be put on ModBakery eventually? Apart from popular must-play mods I'm also particularly interested in essential tools and add-ons since those are often hard to find even if you know what you're looking for. Releases such as Tay's texture to p3dxml add-on, humble brag #2 Collision editor and Skeleton converter+Animation converter
That's the goal, we'd like for it to be a centralised place to find everything related to SHAR Modding.
A couple of those things, namely your other blender addons, I'll also message you on Discord about to get them manually added sooner rather than later.
Are there any plans on potentially integrating ModBakery and ModLauncher? Maybe add the ability to upload/download mods directly using the launcher?
Nothing specific at the moment but, as @Josh / Proddy
mentioned, it has been brought up and we will discuss it eventually.
I opened several issues on the internal issue tracker while replying to this so several of these things should be addressed in the near future. :)
Thanks for your feedback!