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    Lightbulb Teaching an old DScan tool new tricks

    So I overhauled someone else's Directional scan parsing tool. Example linked here, for 730 ships in 1 result.

    Other than a not-super-prominent link/button to Toggle to a Combined on & off-grid view, and the currently slightly crap overview icons (which the CSM is working on getting better ones made public for), how would you review/improve it?

    Here's another example set, putting the same data into other public tools:

    https://spectrefleet.com/d/1bj
    https://tools.pandemic-legion.pl/dsc...45a03cd6a62a18
    https://adashboard.info/intel/dscan/view/X1ZQ4II7
    https://dscan.me/DFZSj3
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    Well you certainly process the data faster with images attached. Looks good.

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    Thanks.
    Gave it a polish, should be more intuitive buttons, links & default view mode.
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    I prefer the more "spartanic" ones tbh. The ship symbols and stuff means i gotta "view" more of the page for the same info. As an FC i need rough&fast data not a pretty picture that I dont look at for more than 2s. The off&on grid thingy is pretty neat tho.

    Also lets be honest arent d-scans pages just tools to gather IPs these days anyway.
    Last edited by Fara; February 28 2018 at 08:51:49 AM.

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    SpectreFleet is NPSI, the site doesn't even track IPs to feed to fail2ban (yet), the senior staff are mostly afk/unsubbed, and I'm the only one with tech access other than Jayne.
    It's nowhere near the Tri. leadership it once was.

    I'm curious how the pics aren't faster to process than reading hull group names (e.g. BattleCruiser), and especially ship type names + race + tech level all in 32px.
    I'm thinking of adding a toggle for the images though, to ease width consumption.
    And people seem to most want sortable columns.
    Last edited by Daneel Trevize; February 28 2018 at 09:08:25 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daneel Trevize View Post
    So I overhauled someone else's Directional scan parsing tool. Example linked here, for 730 ships in 1 result.

    Other than a not-super-prominent link/button to Toggle to a Combined on & off-grid view, and the currently slightly crap overview icons (which the CSM is working on getting better ones made public for), how would you review/improve it?

    Here's another example set, putting the same data into other public tools:

    https://spectrefleet.com/d/1bj
    https://tools.pandemic-legion.pl/dsc...45a03cd6a62a18
    https://adashboard.info/intel/dscan/view/X1ZQ4II7
    https://dscan.me/DFZSj3
    adashboard is still the one I'd use, rest seem just awfully cramped/busy/loaded (except maybe the PL one, which is bad due to background colour, but has the same "easy" layout).
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    Just added a toggle so you can hide the type images and group counts/totals, to simply the data if you prefer.

    Edit: and basic sortable columns for the counts/totals ones atm.
    Last edited by Daneel Trevize; March 10 2018 at 12:07:09 AM.
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    Ok it now has all columns sortable, and can take the system name via the in-game right-click Copy, paste feature that spits out XML.

    https://spectrefleet.com/d/1cn

    What more could it possibly want? (Other than diffs between arbitrary scan pairs...)?
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