I've heard before that the code of the card maker is kind of a mess, on top of very few people having access to even looking at it.
So I've been thinking this for a little while.
How possible would it be to, say.... Ditch the card maker completely and bring in something with a code that the staff CAN tweak?
I understand making new code from scratch is too much work, so what I'm saying is more along the lines of talking with somebody that might have something we could use. Maybe try to have some deal/agreement with the man that made TCG Editor or something like that.
The card maker is contributing to the site's detriment right now. YCMaker fixing it is not really something I expect at this point. He clearly lost interest after the Synchro era was over, taking almost 3 years to give us Xyzs and probably saying "screw it" when he looked at the Pendulum templates. Now we are at a vicious cycle where less people are expected to join the community because of the card maker not working properly, and YCMaker who already has low interest having less incentive to come fix things due to less traffic produced by the site. Heck in the past I've heard people talk about trying to figure out a way of migrating sites and making it work.
As is, the card maker is outdated but works, but it only works as storage and won't be easing up the path to putting the card here at the forums so we can maybe meet more new people.
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That or at the very least hang a sign at the card maker's page linking to Imgur with some quick instructions..... That wouldn't fix everything but at least would be a patch.