Gonna ignore the snark for a second because I know the quality of the user making it. I saw a similar comment mention this as well but also including that mods often tell users it's impossible. So you know what time it is…….
Come and gather around children, take a seat on RM's manly squat legs, as I tell you how KYM's coding is pretty broken:
(Meaning this is a general reply towards others thinking this since I know this is a popular stance)
For starters: We mean it when we tell users some demands are impossible. After the "Show fewer ponies" button, we got demands for making it customizable and possibly link it to your account settings.
"Yeah but the show fewer ponies button means this is possible!!!"
Well that's where you're wrong. You see, the button is only available on the all-images tab of the site. Which uses the following url:
If you activate the filter, your url changes to this:
It's not saved to your account, it's not saved to your browser, it's just a link and you will need to reactivate it upon each gallery visit. The filter is not actually a filter, it just directs you to a seperate cache of the image gallery. This is, to my understanding from limited communication with our former coder, why it's difficult to make a custom filter: It requires a seperate cache for each filter setting.
This is also why a similar browser extension for NSFW actually made by a mod works best as an extension. Linking your preferred account NSFW settings would require a seperate gallery cache for each user account. A million images times a million accounts, we don't have that server space.
"But that sounds retarded!"
It is retarded. That's how bad KYM's site coding is. The coding is simply very dated, from a time when they simply never expected the site to reach this size. Fixing it can be done, but requires the galleries to be build from the ground up. I hope it sounds reasonable that when your coder is 1 guy priorities are different.
One thing I assume possible is something similar as the pony button but for example with NSFW or certain entry types (subcultures, memes, etc). But I need a refresh from the coder to confirm.
"But Daddy RM, the extensions!"
Ye you see, site extensions break the limits of what is allowed within the site's coding. They are to go… even… further… beyond…
Extensions are the Super Saiyan 3 of customization… just saiyan
They link to your browser, not the site cache or your user profile. This makes them more functionable, but even then they can break the site (the earlier mentioned NSFW tag remove filter for example had an issue where it would send too many requests to the site). Logging out doesn't affect them, switching desktops does.
Add to that what I mentioned before, we got 1 coder. Currently he's working on fixing that issues where the galleries can break. The old coder spend a lot of time on improving the mobile version. A professional site coder has different priorities and limitations than a guy who loves making a script extension. For example the staff prefers updates to entry categorization above gallery filters (and understandably so).
But the above includes a lot of dated knowledge. We got a new coder with a ton of Ruby on Rails experience. He's still trying to get used to the site entrails, but he'll get there. Maybe he can look at it from a different way and make things work. I myself definitely need an update on KYM's inner-workings, so never quote me on anything about it. We linked him this thread, the rest is a waiting game.
Improves are possible, unfortunately never as easy as we'd hope.
Story time over, go to bed.