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Multiverse Feedback by Alex

352 cards in Multiverse

241 with no rarity, 96 commons, 4 uncommons,
3 rares, 6 mythics, 2 basics

1 colourless green, 3 colourless, 43 white, 73 blue, 2 black, 49 red,
120 green, 6 multicolour, 6 hybrid, 47 artifact, 2 land

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On Version Control (reply):

Mmm. Yeah, this is a sensible topic to raise. Back when I was on a free database, I was confident I wouldn't have space for previous revisions. However now that I'm paying for the database, we've got a good amount of space, so storing previous revisions is a fairly plausible enhancement.

It wouldn't be insanely difficult, but it would be a moderate amount of work; however it's a very sensible thing to ask for. No promises, but I'll look into it further.

On Bugs importing from CSV (reply):

In theory I could directly import MSE files rather than making people have to export. I'm getting a bit more time in the evenings now than I was a couple of months ago so I could have a go at that myself. I've got a good sample MSE set I can be using.

On Card history (reply):

Mmm. Yeah. For a long time this was a feature which I knew would be nice but I was imagining would never happen, because the database space required is at least an order of magnitude greater than for Multiverse's current implementation. In particular, this would make my database size expand past the limit of Heroku's free hosting plan.

But that was quite a number of months ago. And, erm, the database is already four times the size that Heroku supposedly limit their free hosting plan to, and I haven't been charged or run up against any database size limits. So perhaps I could give this a try.

It's possible it might precipitate the inevitable move to paid-for hosting, at which point I probably would stick up a Paypal Donate button somewhere on the site. And I quite like not being at that state yet.

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Heroku are removing the free tier of offerings. But I was wrong: Multiverse is actually already on the paid tier of both database (over 100,000 cards will need that) and server (but rubbish enough that we still get all the server errors).
So I don't need to move to something like AWS or shut the site down!
last 2022-08-28 12:38:13 by Alex
Disallow non-owners to alter the "grant admin privileges" option, even if they have been granted admin privileges and are allowed to change all of the other options. (Otherwise, a non-owner who sets this option will not be able to reverse this change, and if the owner is not available then they cannot fix it.)
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2022-06-14 07:26:11 by zzo38
Suggestion to be able to move all cards that I added or a subset of such cards by the criteria, from one card set, into another card set. Although there is a XML export, there is not a XML import and it does not include comments, but the XML includes the card ID numbers which can be used to locally process the criteria and then send the list of card ID numbers that you want moved.
Feature request – mana symbols
I have a dire need of these for my set. I have gathered the image assets for them here – could they be added relatively shortly?
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2022-02-19 10:49:22 by Tahazzar
When searching with a restriction on Frame, selecting Red will include artifacts that are not red.
last 2022-02-03 10:31:22 by SecretInfiltrator

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On Heroku Removing Free Tier:

TBH I think it's mainly my fault. I implemented a bunch of caching, several years back, to try to alleviate server load. That basically works; the site is faster now, especially on high-traffic cardsets (hah), than before I did that. But it caches too much and exceeds its memory quota. Eventually that builds up and the server uses so much memory that Heroku kills it and it has to restart.

On Heroku Removing Free Tier:

Huh. I'm a LOT less sympathetic to them about the "Heroku has fallen down and can't get up" outages, if you're actually paying them for this.

On Heroku Removing Free Tier:

Panic over, I suppose. Turns out as of a couple of years ago I'm paying $16 per month, which is $9/m for the database and $7/m for the "hobby dynos" that run the server.

I suspect I could get rather better performance for quite a lot less money if I were to move to something like AWS. (The URL would stay the same, as would the immediate hosting technology, Ruby on Rails; but the provider would change.) I'd need to take care of things like Ruby updates myself and be more vulnerable to security issues and suchlike, but it might still be worth it. But, well, as people are sadly rather aware, I'm not taking much time to maintain this site any more :/

Still, outdated and crusty and creaking as Multiverse is, seems like it's not going anywhere in the short term.

On Heroku Removing Free Tier:
On Heroku Removing Free Tier:


What is the cost to maintain this site, and what do you expect it to go to? There don't seem to be that many active users, so I don't imagine a paid tier here would have a big impact, but I'm curious

On Heroku Removing Free Tier:

Their blog post announcing this: ­

In order to focus our resources on delivering mission-critical capabilities for customers, we will be phasing out our free plan for Heroku Dynos, free plan for Heroku Postgres, and free plan for Heroku Data for Redis®

On Allow only owner to "grant admin privileges":

I am not sure what color to put (because it is a feature suggestion to disallow instead of to allow something), so I didn't put it.

On Colorless Hybrids:

Here are the assets.


I would assume they would then be made to work in the manner of other hybrids, so {CW}, {CU}, {CB}, {CR}, and {CG}.

Additionally, having card frame colors of "Hybrid colorless-red" and so on would be neat but by no means necessary from the get-go.

On Search by Frame:

I think, it's just something silly like the word "artifact" containing an 'r' and the colors using just their letter as identifier. :)

On Search by Frame:

Maybe it is the OR searching, even though AND may be wanted instead; maybe it is an entirely different criteria. I don't know, though (I had not managed to get the search to work at all, but managed to search by downloading the XML.) (I would want to search by SQL, which can avoid this problem.)

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