Sunnydale After Dark
Suggestion Box
The suggestion box is for members who would like to recommend features they would like to see on Sunnydale After Dark. We take all suggestions into consideration.

We will respond to new suggestions when we are able. Thank you for being patient!

SuggestionAdmin Response
I love that Ao3 and SAD have "gifts received" tabs so much I'm so glad that's a function here, I was wandering if it would be possible to add a "gifts given" section on profile, so we could see what gifts we've given to whom in the past?
--Geliot99 @ 5/16/24 2:29pm
Hi, Geliot! We've discussed this, but are always wary of bogging down the profile page with too many sections. Our thought is that the gifts given are already visible in the author's story list itself. We do appreciate this suggestion and will keep it in mind as we continue to refine the profile page layout and features!
--SAD Admin Team @ 5/24/24 4:06pm
We now have a gift section and a banner artist section. What if we had a section for "fic recs"? This is an area where we can rec fics by linking them in that area. I hope I'm explaining it clearly.
--all choseny @ 1/19/24 9:37am
Lovely idea! We've been wanting to reorganize our favorites/bookmarks sections as well and this could fold into that project to make it clear which fics are our favorites and which ones we're tracking for updates! Thank you for this suggestion!
--SAD Admin Team @ 1/20/24 4:51pm
Is it possible to have a link to a story's unreplied to comments come up after you reply to a comment? It seems to take me forever to go back and find the ones that I haven't replied to, plus they are all divided by chapter, so I have to look chapter by chapter or go back to my account info and click on the 'unreplied' column for the story. Maybe there is some easier way to do this I don't know about (if so, please tell me!), but I would really love it if all the unreplied to ones could be in one place and not go back to the mix of replied/unreplied , requiring me to sort through and find the ones I missed after I reply to one.
--Passion4Spike @ 1/12/24 12:29pm
This is definitely an issue that's been on our minds for a while, so thank you for reminding us! In the meantime, we often find that just hitting the "back" button after replying and getting back to that main page of unresponded comments is the quickest!
--SAD Admin Team @ 1/12/24 2:56pm
How about a "total number of SAD exclusive fics" in the site stats area? Thanks!
--all choseny @ 1/7/24 9:20am
We love this idea! We will consider some ways to implement it.
--SAD Admin Team @ 1/7/24 11:52am
What do you guys think of adding the ‘all dialogue’ category/genre to the archive? This way readers will know immediately what to expect.
--Tessa @ 1/6/24 6:43am
We've decided this tag is a little too niche to be very beneficial. We will remember this suggestion and keep an open mind if the need for it pops up in the future, though.
--SAD Admin Team @ 1/7/24 11:52am
The SAD events are so much fun and seem to get more response every time. My suggestion is to remove the event link from browse and give it its own link on top of the page. It makes the event stories easier to find for new members.
--Tessa @ 1/3/24 6:43am
Great idea! We are working on a solution to this to make event stories easier to find.
--SAD Admin Team @ 1/7/24 11:39am
What do you guys think of adding buttons on profiles for gifts received and gifts written?
--Tessa @ 11/10/23 5:46am
Yep, that’s in the works! Thanks for the suggestion!
--SAD Admin Team @ 11/10/23 10:20am
In the individual stats area we can see our total number of words ever written on the site for fics. Is there away to do an annual word counter where we can see the total number of words for the calendar year that resets midnight January 1st?
--all choseny @ 11/7/23 10:53pm
That's a cool idea! Definitely a D'Hoffryn domain which means it's to his time/availability. But we will pass this suggestion on. Thank you!
--SAD Admin Team @ 11/11/23 11:05am
Hi Team! Sometimes as writers we like to gift fics to others. Is there a way to add that as a category and maybe even link it to the person we are gifting the fic to?
--all choseny @ 10/28/23 10:57am
We love that you said this as this is something we've been working on. Stay tuned!
--SAD Admin Team @ 10/28/23 11:26am
Hi, I was browsing through challenges and I noticed that there's already something related to the new Audible series. And it got me wondering, since it's a different universe, could it be useful to have a new category as well for stories (or metas) set in this new universe? Not sure what the name could be, something along the lines of "Slayers series (audible)" maybe. Or something more fitting, I really don't know. Anyway, maybe you were already considering this option, so just a thought I wanted to share. Thank you for your work, as usual! Have a nice week. Vero :)
--VeroNyxK84 @ 10/16/23 7:18am
We were considering this option and are glad to know members agree. Thank you very much for the suggestion! The category has been added!
--SAD Admin Team @ 10/16/23 10:33am
Is it posible to create a marked as not interested button/list/warning/filter? For when we like the summary of a fic, but try to read it and it's not for us. And two months later we forgot we tried that fic already and read it again... and again and again, always forgetting we already tried it. I try to make do with the read/bookmark/favorite categories but nothing really fits for this.
--Ubikoctober @ 9/13/23 6:43pm
That's a great idea - one I've felt the need for for a while too! We're looking to do some overhauling of the bookshelf/favorite functions, and I think your suggestion is one that could be rolled in with that, so we'll definitely make a note! In the meantime, I've utilized the 'Marked as Read' function for this. Not sure if you use that for something else, but fics I don't want to see again I click 'Mark as Read'. Then when I'm searching for fics I choose 'Search Only... Stories Not Marked as Read'. That keeps the others off my list!
--SAD Admin Team @ 9/13/23 10:51pm
I absolutely LOVE the searchable transcripts you've added! I was gutted when the Buffyverse DB creator decided to take their site down. I can still find it on some other platform, but it's not searchable, which cuts down on the usefulness. To my suggestion -- one thing that is on that Buffyverse DB is a list of AKAs -- things that people have been called by other people. I find this very helpful, especially when trying to remember things that Spike called everyone. Is there any way you could add such a list on with the searchable transcripts? Here is the site I'm talking about. Click on the AKA link at the top to see the lists of AKAs. Thanks for all you do!
--Passion4Spike @ 9/6/23 1:01pm
The AKA list is a very helpful tool! We do have it linked on our Fandom Links page under Resources. We will likely not be adding our own version of it to SAD as we're not sure we have a unique contribution to make there, and it functions well on that site. Thanks so much for the suggestion though! It's always appreciated.
--SAD Admin Team @ 9/9/23 12:06pm
Hi! I think the fact that the trigger warnings are hidden is great and really useful for a lot of people, but I actually prefer to always see all warnings and going story by story when finding what to read is kind of repetitive, is there a way to set in our account preferences the warnings on always visible?
--Ubikoctober @ 8/28/23 7:56pm
We love this idea! For every reader to customize their experience to what they want would be ideal. We'll pass this onto our tech admin, as it's really a matter of how difficult/time-consuming it would be to implement. Thank you very much for the great suggestion!
--SAD Admin Team @ 8/29/23 9:38am
Would you mind updating the FAQ with info about the Discord server? Particularly with regards to the 'other ways to interact with SAD' or 'I can't remember the title of a specific story' sections (love the find-a-fic channel!). I noticed the Discord's still pretty new, but I wasn't actually sure if it was official at first since it wasn't mentioned in the FAQ. Thanks so much! :D
--temporarytitle @ 7/20/23 4:46pm
Thank you for this suggestion! This is a great idea!
--SAD Admin Team @ 8/29/23 9:37am
If you already have one I apologise because I couldn't find it. But can you add a page that describes the warnings, genres, and categories? It will help new members know what category their fic falls under. Thanks!
--Jws1993 @ 5/29/23 3:40pm
Hi, Jws1993, thank you so much for your suggestion! We discussed and decided that for now, we want to leave the definitions of the warnings and genres to the best judgment of the authors/artists. We hope this will allow for flexibility for creators. We also thought that defining terms might also inevitably leave out things or create added confusion. If you have any questions about anything specific, you can always reach out.
--SAD Admin Team @ 5/29/23 7:52pm
Hi, I'm still very new on the registered members, but I wish there would be a "Love" category to browse into.
--Spuffysoul @ 5/17/23 5:33am
We'd love to hear more about what you're looking for! We'll contact you privately so we can discuss!
--SAD Admin Team @ 5/17/23 9:36am
Hey, so: since most of the artists on this site also write fic, can we get a generic White Elephant banner to use? (The naughtier the better, obv)
--Girlytek @ 12/3/22 6:33pm
Hellllls yeah. We are on it! Thanks for the suggestion!
--SAD Admin Team @ 12/3/22 11:27pm
Hi! Since Graphic Arts and Videos have been added as new permanent categories and since so many stunning pieces of art have been published for everyone's delight, I was wondering about the possibility of adding an "Artist of the month" nomination to complete the SotM awards? I don't know if it's doable, maybe there aren't enough artworks/artists yet... it's just an idea. Thank you for your amazing work!
--VeroNyxK84 @ 11/16/22 12:14pm
We really appreciate this suggestion! This is something we've definitely discussed and would like to implement in some way. As you pointed out, there is a worry that we would run out of artists fairly quickly since there aren't nearly as many, but we definitely want to find a way to recognize their contributions to the community as well. Bottom line, this is on our to-do list for sure!
--SAD Admin Team @ 11/16/22 3:22pm
Hello! Requesting/suggesting an option for setting parameters when searching fics: under “Category to Exclude” to have the option to select the “Claim” genre - it currently doesn’t appear in the drop down menu. :) x
--Darla @ 9/16/22 5:10am
Currently, there's no way to exclude genres. You can exclude a category in your search, but not genres. So thank you for this suggestion! We'll add it to the list of improvements we could make to this site.
--SAD Admin Team @ 9/16/22 1:53pm
SAD annual fumigation party: Some sort of non-judgey/guilt-free WIP event—upload your WIPs! Just because it’s not finished doesn’t mean it doesn’t belong in the archive. Add a new chapter! Get a new banner! Etc
--Girlytek @ 9/14/22 12:53pm
We will definitely keep this suggestion in mind as we consider possible future events for SAD! We 100% agree that WIP words are just as valuable as completed fic words!
--SAD Admin Team @ 9/16/22 1:52pm
Since we now have categories for art and videos I wonder if there could also be a meta category? flow
--flow @ 9/5/22 7:24am
We have discussed this in the past in our big dreams for the site, and will definitely be looking to include meta as a category in the near future! Hang tight!
--SAD Admin Team @ 9/5/22 1:14pm
Do you guys think it would make sense to have a category either for crossposts or for new stories (i.e. ones not previously posted elsewhere)? It would make it so much easier to filter for stuff written for this site / new stories posted for the first time, so that they don't get lost in the crossposting. Maybe if not a category, some other way to mark new stories for ease of noticing?
--thenewbuzwuzz @ 7/2/22 2:01am
We've added a category called "Sunnydale After Dark Debut" for fics that debut or update on Sunnydale After Dark before anywhere else. Thank you so much for the suggestion!
--SAD Admin Team @ 7/2/22 10:13am