Sunday, February 26, 2017

SAFIP - 03.2017 & Blog Surveys

Icons and more.
 Hey there. First off; here are the packs for next season's icons as well as some requests and a few contributions from a kind anon:
Link to list of Icons in the pack
You may notice that it's not actually March yet but this is a rather unavoidable problem with the current title format. While it's never really been relevant until now thanks to our inactivity, it does provide a perfect time to post a few polls to gather feedback on a few things.

The first poll, as should be made obvious by this segue, is a question of how the titles should be formatted.

  • How should the posts be categorised? [Link] 
To clarify on the two current choices:   

- SAFIP + SMFIP - 03.2017

This is the current system; All icons are combined into monthly updates. Pretty self explanatory if you've been following the blog.
- SAFIP Spring 2017

The alternative option would be to filter future posts into categories similar to: "SAFIP Spring 2017", "SAFIP Requests #1", "SMFIP Requests #1", "SAFIP Spring 2017 Patch v1" etc.
The idea here is that we'd make more posts with less individual content; the main benefit of this would be icon requests being sent out when they were actually made, as opposed to when we finished making the monthly Season packs. It'd also make it easier to go back and search for icons you were missing (e.g. if you were missing a Hibike Euphonium! icon you'd know to go back to the Spring 2015 release instead of going through the March, April and potentially even May 2015 releases to try and find it).

I've set the poll so that you guys can contribute your own suggestions to this one (please don't abuse it). Multiple votes are also allowed so feel free to vote for all the choices you like. 

  • Do you use Glowless or Glow Icons? [Link] 
Making a Glow version of Glowless icons isn't all that time consuming but if nobody's using them there isn't much point. There's no exact cut-off for this one but we'd still continue the icons as long as a couple of guys want them. It's not that much extra work.
Last of all...

  • Should followup posts (i.e. patches) be edited into posts or uploaded separately? [Link]
Sometimes we can't get every icon for every airing show at once because there's no good images we can actually use. A good example for that right now is the Danmachi spinoff. There's only one poster image for the show and all versions happen to have a convenient release date right in the centre of the image. Similarly, there may be shows that aren't announced until we've already made the packs ready for upload. And, of course, sometimes we might just miss a few. Right now the solution is adding a new updated pack in red text on the previous post, but an alternative option would be to just release it separately as a 'Patch' (If you can think of a better word for it please let us know). Not sure which would be easier to miss so go ahead and vote.

Polls will be open for a while (i.e. probably for upwards of a month) so no rush. Make sure you check back every so often to see if any new suggestions have come in for the first poll. In the mean time we'll be using the format already in place.

Thanks for your feedback.


  1. I can't speak for everyone, but I think that having more, smaller releases would make it a pain to collect packs for seeding.

  2. I Usually use glowless icons because glow icons kinda hard to see even in extralarge view settings

  3. I would recommend to that having smaller chunks of releases would make it a discomfort to collect packs for the purpose of seeding.