Is there currently any way to distinguish between graphic novels, trade paperbacks and comics books?
I know some of this is done in descriptions, but it would be really great to have fields for this.
It would also be nice to be able to see which comics books are collected into which trade paperbacks. I could also see this being useful where you could cascade the characters, creators, story arcs, etc. from the comic books to the trade paperbacks.
If this doesn't exist yet, is there a way to put in a feature request?
@lvenger That keeps me more at ease. Again, I'm a developer, and I wouldn't mind helping out as a volunteer. Unfortunately I'm not sure what kind of position they are in to allow volunteer contributions.
Haha. I feel like I've stirred up something that I had no idea about. I'm sorry for posting something that apparently has been posted before. I skimmed the forums and didn't find something similar, so I thought I'd ask.
@abelhsu - I actually don't know those names. I've only been in the forums a handful of times. Also, what are KMC and ABR? Just so I have some context.
@major_hellstorm Let me ask this though - Is there any way to help out with the dev side of things? I'm a web developer, and I wouldn't mind helping out a bit! It would be volunteer work.
I'm wondering what the plan for Comic Vine's future is. Here's what I've been noticing: The community is a decent size and seems to be very active, and the data being added and edited every day is massive, yet it seems to me (tell if I'm wrong!) that staff is short. The front page news seems to be dwindling and there hasn't been much development or support on the API side of things. As a consumer of the API and a lover of comics, this concerns me a bit. The new design is really nice! But it seems like things have slowed since then.
Does the Comic Vine staff need help with day-to-day operations? Do they need help with developing the API? What's the plan for Comic Vine? Is it just going to keep being run by the community until CBS doesn't want to run it anymore?
I'm not trying to be cynical or negative, but I just want to make sure I can rely on the data here and that it's not going away any time soon. The people here are great and do very good working documenting these comics and I thank everyone for that!