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For background art in manga, you prefer...
Lots of detail
An average amount of detail
Very little detail
Sparkles and patterns that fit the mood is just fine
I don't really pay attention to the backgrounds
I don't care
 
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New Forum System
Okay, well this is going to be a long one... Where to start. I had found that lots of users were confused by the comments system. They figured that they could post more than one comment, would post that comment, and find out the hard way that you could only post one. To help solve this problem, I decided to write a forum system that would cater to the individual needs of this site.

As such, every series in the database now has a forum. That's right. If you would like to visit the forum of a particular series, you can visit its info page, scroll down to "forum posts" and visit the forum. You can also access the forums by clicking on "Forums" under "Whats New!" on the menu to the right.

As this is a custom system, there are no doubt tons of bugs everywhere. If you find one, please either post it in the suggestions forum or private message me by clicking on "My Inbox" under the User CP in the menu to the right.

Update Forgot about a few other things. Every user now has a public profile that you can access from the members section of this site. You can also add a signature, avatar, or change your timezone (which should affect most of the site) from your profile in the User CP section.

Update 2 Here's the results of that poll I ran:

Question: Did you go to Otakon 2006?
Choices:
Yes - votes: 97 (5.8%)
No - votes: 1574 (94.2%)
There were 1671 total votes.
The poll ended: August 23rd 2006

So, I saw at least 100 of you guys there maybe!! Awesome. Well, I put a new poll up because I think it's a bit more relavent to current site happenings. Check it out!

Thank you for BU-Staff
Posted by Manick on August 23rd 4:35pm Comments ( 0 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Series Comments
Alright guys, here's the deal. I've changed the series comments so that they're user account based now. This means that you will have to register an account and login to comment. This also means that you will be able to update your comment in the future, since you can only add one. This is a small step to some larger changes that will be coming soon. I will also be changing the news and review comments to reflect this as well.
Posted by Manick on August 22nd 5:02pm Comments ( 2 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Poll Results
Question: How much fanart do you like packaged with manga releases?
Choices:
None, keep it separate - votes: 2408 (39.9%)
1 or 2 of the best - votes: 2188 (36.3%)
The more the merrier - votes: 1439 (23.8%)
There were 6035 total votes.
The poll ended: August 15th 2006

Okay! So, seems like most people don't want it, but a lot of people are willing to have 1-2.

The next poll is related to that news posts from a few days ago. I guess I have to make it a poll or I'll never get a response! :-p

Update: Since there have been people complaining about this, I'm going to clarify what I meant. I meant to say that the first option got the most votes. However, as some of you have pointed out, the majority of people if you add it up would like a little fanart.
Posted by Manick on August 15th 11:24pm Comments ( 8 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Serialized In
Hey all, I added a "Serialized In" to the series section. For those of you who know the publication that a manga was serialized in, you can feel free to update the corresponding section. Thanks!
Posted by Manick on August 15th 3:57pm Comments ( 5 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Negima!?
lambchopsil writes: There will be a new anime series called "Negima!?" to be aired in October. The director will be Akiyuki Shinbo and it will be produced by Shaft and GANSIS. This will be an original work, not based on the manga series by Ken Akamatsu, but it will contain the same characters and settings.

In addition to this, there will be a manga adaptation of "Negima!?" that will start in November in the monthly magazine "Comic Bonbon." The mangaka for this new manga will be Fujima Takuya of Essentia. Unfortunately for most fans, "Comic Bonbon" is meant for all ages, so in other words, this will not contain the fanservice seen in the Ken Akamatsu's "Mahou Sensei Negima!"

As a note, Ken Akamatsu's manga series "Mahou Sensei Negima!" is still continuing.

For the latest information, visit the AQS forums at http://s4.invisionfree.com/aquastar/index.php
Posted by Manick on August 14th 8:22pm Comments ( 0 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Series Comments
Well, I decided it was about time we started moderating series comments. We had gone through some of the more popular series and seen a lot of foul language, spoilers, etc. While we respect your right to have an opinion, we decided to draw the line for some comments. Let me tell you, after the staff and I (mainly lambchopsil and I) got through all 3000 or so in the database, we can tell you it's a LOT cleaner than it was. I hope this helps the community and helps make our site a bit friendlier. From now on, comments that have not been moderated will have a warning in bold right above the comment text stating this fact. Comments will usually take a day to be moderated, at which time this warning will disappear.

Thank you all, and we hope you continue to support the site!
Posted by Manick on August 8th 11:56pm Comments ( 1 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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