Problems I've repeatedly run into while copying all manner of documents (journals/manuscripts/scrolls):
A) You can't copy a journal that doesn't belong to you
You can't replicate the design of the journal/manuscript that you copied. There exists very limited options for journal customisation post-copy, and this doesn't exist at all for manuscripts
C) You can't copy scrolls, which also sometimes hold important works
The main problems that arise from A alone include the following:
i) As above, you cannot copy the design - pure aesthetics, but sometimes it would be nice to retain the original design
ii) People resort to copying the tomes by hand and generally don't credit the original author, which is unfair to their effort and gives false credit to the copier
ii) is the more important problem, and so I suggest the following fixes:
1) Allow journals/manuscripts/scrolls to be replicated exactly as they are, complete with author, title, and outward bindings.
2) If it's in a library, it should be able to be copied. This may be an unpopular opinion without caveat 3):
3) Have journal/manuscript/scroll owners be able to 'lock' their own volumes and/or set them as locked by default. That way, those that don't mind people copying their work can unlock their own volumes, and people that do don't have to change anything.
4) If option one is not implemented, please put more journal/manuscript customisations around Sapience.
I'm sure I've forgotten something but I'm falling asleep so hope it's understandable. Comment away.
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