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October 11, 2005 6:54 AM   Subscribe "is a new web service based around sketches. Taking some obvious cues from Flickr (e.g. tags, ability to comment etc.) Sketchplanet is an online sketching network where people can draw whatever they like, add titles, comments, tags, save favourites and more."
posted by gen (17 comments total)
The developer has said,
"Think of this as the beta version. There are still some teething problems (probably not displaying perfectly in all browsers yet - nicely compliant browsers such as Firefox and Safari should be fine though) and some features are still to come (larger sketchpad, erasing favourites, erasing comments, etc.) but I think this is a good start. Go and have a play. You need to register for all the features (registration is very basic, just a first name, email and desired username are required) but don’t worry, even when you are registered you can still opt to sketch stuff anonymously."
posted by gen at 6:56 AM on October 11, 2005

As a technological achievement, I would be proud to have written it. As something really worthwhile... not so much.
posted by spock at 7:05 AM on October 11, 2005

I like the concept, but did they HAVE to imitate the Flickr colours for the site?
posted by easternblot at 7:14 AM on October 11, 2005

One of the things I would improve would be the final look of hte sketch. It looks like when you draw it in the box, the lines darken where they overlap, but that doesn't happen in the final saved version.
posted by splatta at 7:30 AM on October 11, 2005

Nice to see that, a quarter century or so along, the Internet still hasn't ceded its God-given right to produce complete crap.
posted by Mike D at 7:30 AM on October 11, 2005

Thanks to the internet I can use a networked hyper interface that requires me to supply a username, password and email address--and in return I get to doodle.

Is it the long now yet?
posted by illovich at 7:32 AM on October 11, 2005

Among the most popular tags are "penis" (of course), "awesome," (not) and "yongfook" (wtf?).
posted by brain_drain at 7:43 AM on October 11, 2005

This = stupid.
posted by delmoi at 7:49 AM on October 11, 2005

What will they think of next? I can finally throw away this confounded pen and this hard to use piece of paper.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 7:51 AM on October 11, 2005

Whats the record for number of duff posts in one day?

sketchplanet? That sounds incredibly dot-com-boom type stuff to me.

sketchr would be cheekier.
posted by lemonfridge at 8:05 AM on October 11, 2005

sketchr would be cheekier.

Or even etchasketchr.
posted by carter at 8:16 AM on October 11, 2005

poor colour choice, indeed.
posted by shoepal at 8:43 AM on October 11, 2005

Doodlebug is a great site for this kind of deal, without the annoying obscenity (PG rating enforced by admins) and a supportive community who rates and comments on everybody's doodles. There's also some really talented artists on there, and watching their doodles replay is a great way to learn some new techniques. However, the site's popularity has shot up lately, so you'll probably just see the "we're sorry we're too busy for visitors" page if you're not a member. But at least you get to see a pretty kick-ass yoda on the let-down page :)
posted by mikeweeney at 9:00 AM on October 11, 2005

1. The sketch window needs, needs, needs to be bigger.
2. There needs to be, if not an erase feature (it looks like sketches are remembered via vector strokes), then an undo feature.
3. Most annoying of all: any stroke that finishes outside the sketch box will appear on-screen, but won't be "remembered," and will vanish when you begin your next stroke. That makes this damn near unusable for me.
posted by JHarris at 9:50 AM on October 11, 2005

Metafilter: Jesus, LOL

This site's tagline should be "Think of the KEWLEST t-shirt design you've seen at Hot draw it, quickly!"
posted by tpl1212 at 9:55 AM on October 11, 2005

i agree with all points of JHarris
but this is fun.

posted by unImprinted at 12:26 PM on October 11, 2005

"Taking some obvious cues from-"

Read: "An unabashed ripoff of-"
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 4:43 PM on October 11, 2005

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