It's true that the comment box would be a viable option (because you can use it as a toggle if you will... If unread, it has a note. If read, remove the note. That would display an icon to associate whether or not I've read it. Unfortunately I've already put a bunch of notes in for signatures, special appearances, price justification, etc..
The other option, like you say, would be to just keep sorting them into different piles. Nothing is stopping me from having an "unread' pile, but this makes it a little difficult to manage what I've bought and haven't bought with my current system of having a "currently collecting" pile that I look through before heading to the LCS.
You know what would actually be the PERFECT solution to this? Having the ability to add a comic to multiple piles / categories. The ability to add a book to both an "unread" pile and "currently collecting" pile would be absolutely perfect.
It would also give me the ability to group everything into the "master pile" for quick stat totals and to make it truly a "master" pile.Chad Allard shared this idea ·
I think that auto-populating the fields with the scanned comic's information is overkill. If I wanted to scan a bunch of comics of mixed dates and values, it would make much more sense to either:
1. Take me to the "add to my collection" screen for that issue, with no auto-population.
eg: Scan Catwoman vol 4 #13 where I would be able to enter my own paid price, comment, etc..
Or at the very least....
2. Take me straight to the indexed issue information (to save time in typing the name, browsing the list, tabbing through the page numbers, etc) eg: Take me straight to Amazing Spider-Man #300 without the typing and additional 3-ish clicks.
I probably wouldn't use the feature, but if implemented it would have to be done with a confirmation of the password and a "Are you really really really sure?" checkbox or something. If their password is compromised, then it's not the fault of the Realm, and of course the site shouldn't be held liable for damages to the database.