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When we originally made Collections publicly available, we knew that we still had a lot we wanted to improve on. Since then, we’ve been listening to your feedback and working hard on new features and improvements. Here are some of the changes that are going live this week.


Bug Reports Feature

We’ve built a new bug reporting feature from scratch, allowing Nexus Mods members to raise bugs on Collections for the Curator’s attention.

To leave a bug report you must be logged in to a Nexus Mods account and have already downloaded the Collection. We also provide a useful template, encouraging you to include helpful information for the Curator. When a bug report is raised, the Curator will get a notification. 

Curators will be able to close bugs, marking them as ‘Fixed’, ‘Not a Bug’, or ‘Won’t Fix’, as well as reopen them.  When a bug is closed, the Reporter will get a notification. 

Reporters and Curators will be able to discuss bug reports by using a comments feature, which we’ll be actively improving over the coming weeks and months.

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Collections Search

We have now added a search function so you can find a specific Collection or, one with your search term in the Collection summary or description.

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Collection Rating Changes

What was the problem?

Collection ratings were based on feedback for the latest revision. What this meant is that every time an update was released, a Collection’s rating was reset and brought back to 0%. This didn’t help anyone looking at a Collection with making a decision on whether to download it. Also, this wasn’t fair for Curators who might have had great ratings previously.

What have we done?

To improve the situation, we’ve replaced the current rating system with two brand-new ratings:

  • All Time Total: This ‘Overall’ rating includes every feedback ever given.
  • Last 30 Days: This ‘Recent’ rating only includes feedback from the last 30 days.
When you view a list of Collections for a game, say Stardew Valley, the ratings you see on each Collection are now the ‘All Time Total’. The filter and sort options on the page also use ‘All Time Total’.

When you view an individual Collection, you’ll be able to see the ‘All Time Total’ and ‘Last 30 Days’ ratings (more on this in the next section).


Collection Header Re-design

What was the problem?

When viewing a Collection there’s a lot of information to digest and most of that is displayed right at the top of the page. With the introduction of the new ‘All Time Total’ and ‘Last 30 Days’ ratings, we had even more information to display within an already small space.

We also knew, from user feedback, that we had issues with text legibility against background images, important information like endorsements was getting lost, and some information was duplicated or unclear.

What have we done?

We’ve re-designed the Collection page, giving more space to important information like endorsements, download statistics, and ratings. Text is more legible as it no longer shares space with background or tile images, giving Curators more freedom in the media they choose.

Specific information about the revision you’re viewing has moved down, into the ‘About’ tab, keeping the focus on Collection data.

The ‘Endorse’ button has also been updated with a new playful animation, which you can see in action below.

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Flagging Collections as ‘Adult’

What was the problem?

Originally, we decided that the best approach to flagging Collections as containing ‘Adult’ content was to be overly cautious. If any revision contained at least one ‘Adult’ mod, the Collection would be flagged as ‘Adult’.

Based on user feedback and testing, we realised that this intended behaviour was having unforeseen consequences. Collections intended to be ‘safe for work’ were being flagged as ‘Adult’ based on changes beyond the Curator’s control. For example, a Mod in a Collection getting flagged as ‘Adult’ after being included in a Collection.

What have we done?

We’ve changed the way that ‘Adult’ labels are applied to Collections, giving Curators more flexibility and control. Now if the latest revision of a Collection does not include any ‘Adult’ Mods, it will not be flagged as ‘Adult’. Any older revisions which do include ‘Adult’ mods will be flagged as ‘Adult’.

When selecting a revision of a Collection, we’ve also added ‘Adult’ labels so that you know which will and won’t include that type of content.


Bundled Assets

What was the problem?

A Collection’s bundled assets were grouped with the off-site requirements. This was causing confusion for some users, as bundled content is automatically downloaded and there’s no need to go off-site to fetch it.

What have we done?

Introduced a new ‘Bundled Assets’ section to the Mods section on Collection pages, clearly separating it out from off-site requirements.

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What’s next?

We’re not done yet, there’s still plenty of left work to do on Collections. Here’s a short summary of what we’re working on next:


Let us know how we're doing using our new Feedback page.

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Any plans on adding a sort by mods feature as I'm the type of person who likes to see the biggest modpacks and work my way down.

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In response to post #117113478.


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This is where you can leave feedback and see what's being planned to work on:
https://feedback.nex...om/<br /><br />Nice job on the team for implementing this and following through with suggestions for this collections update :)

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Heh, 'Bug Reports Feature' is neat. Port some of that (like details of the bug) to mods as well!

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What you did for the vote is completely wrong and different from what you said months ago. The problem is that for each game we have a couple of collections with positive or almost positive votes, all the others suck, pure garbage, to see the votes.
But the truth is that there is a sort of guild of crazed punishers :D that as soon as a collection gets positive votes and is above 80%, they arrive with an avalanche of negative votes.
Look at my collection of Fallout 4, it is a great effort not to lose the desire to carry it on because of these people: 1) a new revision comes out 2) I collect about twenty positive votes 3) come those from the guild or people who do not know nothing modding, they don't want to ask for help on the forum to be helped, and leave a negative vote.
WHAT ARE THESE NEGATIVE VOTES FOR? ARE THEY REALLY THE MIRROR OF THE GOODNESS OF ALL THESE COLLECTIONS THAT PASS FOR RUBBISH?
No, the answer is that the votes, as they are managed, are absolutely useless, and a global vote will make the collection even more disgusting, according to what will be printed on the screen.
Each revision of my collection (21 so far) ends with about 40% and red mark, so it is one of the most downloaded and used, thousands of compliments on youtube and people who appreciate the efforts I have made in the last two years towards mods of Nexus, but your score says it sucks.
DOES THIS MAKE SENSE?
It is the third time that I enter into the merits of the question, and I wonder why you do not want to do something that really does justice to the curators but go to privilege the guild of crazed punishers :)
What is needed? that a collection can be voted after it has been playing for a considerable amount of time, that a person takes responsibility for the vote (visible name) and there is a list of who voted but above all MAKES A POST FOR HELP OR A PRIVATE REQUEST AND ONLY AFTER CAN YOU VOTE.
Accounts with 1/2 post or made on purpose to leave a negative vote or an insult on the forum of the collection (there are, look at them), must not have the right to vote.
Furthermore, the truth is that unfortunately, all those who use a collection do not leave the positive vote and it is not possible to counter those idiots who leave a negative vote without reasonable reason. It would be right that if a person plays a collection or a mod for more than five hours, the positive vote, the endorse, starts automatically. Otherwise what's the point?
Am I asking too much and is it too difficult to code?
Perfect, take away the votes and let people confront each other on the forum.
At least let's go back to talking to each other a little and not to click buttons.
Because otherwise it's all useless, and I can't be the only curator to be so bitter.
I apologize for the wall of text and thanks for your attention.

Edited by dagaz74, 01 November 2022 - 03:02 PM.


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I'm thankful for all the curators who take the time to create these awesome collections, but can we, the mod authors, please get some kind of indication which collections are including our mods? That would be very helpful.

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Me and my unpopular opinion here.
Nice to see collections getting cool stuff and fixes and, oh look, a bugreport feature that seems to be actually good.
While we, content creators that all this collection goodness directly relies on, have been asking for bugreport fixes & improvs for years and got nothing.


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Fully agree with this. Need these features ported to Modpages.

Edited by LimeMods, 01 November 2022 - 03:49 PM.


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In response to post #117117593.


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We're building it so it can be used with mods when we update mod pages too. 

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In response to post #117121123. #117121703 is also a reply to the same post.


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Everything we're building for Collections had been designed with mods in mind. When we rebuild mod pages on Nexus Mods Next we'll be able to use these features. 

Collections acts as a good test bed for new features before we roll them out to the masses on mod pages. We can also freely design features without being laboured by the existing (and sometimes quite unreliable) legacy data. If you have specific feature requests, make sure to submit them on our new Feedback page and vote on the ones you want to see. 




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