I think it would be incredibly helpful to have something akin to a stripped down FapTap or ScriptAxis. A database that simply hosts meta data about a particular video that has been scripted, along with a link to the eroscript post. The meta data could include things like the studio, duration, performers, speed, and various tags. An clear image of something that embodies what I would want is the VR scripts list, Some quick background so you can understand where I’m coming from, usually I download a lot of scenes I enjoy and then sometimes go look and see if a funscript exists for them.
I think that the post for ScriptAxis lays out a great list of potential use-cases for this:
1.Find scripts that are up your alley without having to browse through hundreds of forum topics
2.Keep up-to-date with the most recent scripts
3.Find hidden gems and great older scripts that have been buried on EroScripts
ScriptAxis was left behind for a myriad of reasons, one of which being that FapTap accomplished the goals of the creator. This might be true that the creation of FapTap left dafucilis satisfied, but it really only fulfills a third of of the previously stated use-cases.
Firstly, it is true that FapTap allows users to keep up-to-date with the most recent scripts easily, if there is a new post of eroscripts, it usually will be on FapTap very soon. However, while FapTap allows for you to search for scripts without the extra bloat of a ton of forum posts, their system is still not ideal. FapTap will only have a script up in the video is publicly available on a streaming site such as SpankBang or Pornhub. This necessarily excludes any content that is paid, hard to access, etc.
As a brief example, lets say I want to go through and download scripts for scenes by the studio “BaDoink” or “Swallobay” searching on FapTap is pretty useless, as these videos are paywalled. On eroscripts it can be a bit better, if more tedious. I search in the script categories for the name of the studio, and if I’m lucky a script collection might be created for the studio as with Swallow Salon. But as for BaDoink, you will have to trudge through the mud of a thousand forum posts.
As mentioned previously, a very basic spreadsheet seems to do the job pretty well. I can download the spreadsheet and easily filter out just the studios/performers I want and quickly bookmark the eroscript pages for later. A very nice solution has been posted a few times by user mADsCRIPTS that is their own personal site which is kind of a continuation of ScriptAxis.
I know nothing I’ve talked about here is quite simple, but it feels like something ought to be done to make finding scripts easier. Having some sort of sortable database would certainly go a long way in improving QoL. If you have some sort of tool that scrapes all of eroscripts, filters script posts appropriately and has the capability of tagging posts as well, I’d love to hear about it. Or for that matter anything that approaches a solution to the things I’ve mentioned here.
And as an aside, I’m a long time user of the Stash app and its database that stores data on tons of scenes and is easily accessible for scraping through the API. In an ideal world, some sort of implementation of scripts into the stash database would be perfect. Using the API you could easily view what scenes have scripts, maybe some info on the scripts, and have them all neatly tied up in a database.