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Post #531552
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Archon Solon

3:09 am, Sep 17 2008
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We got two new babies out today~ The first will probably be more important to you...

Beta Manga Recommendations
Yes, you read correctly. We finally have some sort of system for recommendations. Go to a series page (a more popular series, please), and beneath the [Genre] field, you'll see a new [Recommendations] field. More relevant series will be in brighter shades of green (at least it's green right now) highlighting, and less relevant series will have more faded green until it turns white. A good example of this is on the series page for Bleach.

Currently, the system is auto-generated and in beta form. It's a work in progress. Only a little more than 1000 series currently even have any recommendations. We're planning to soon have users enter their own suggestions.

As always, you can ask for manga recommendations from forum users in the I'm Looking For... forum.

Series Comments Organization
Remember how a few months back we added a question "Did you find this comment useful?" for series comments and you just had to click Yes/No? Well, we finally did something with it...You can now organize series comments by usefulness, as rated by our members. Not that useful for some of you...Well, you got any better way to use that info? If so, throw us the suggestion!

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Post #531553
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5:32 am, Sep 17 2008
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The site keeps getting better, the recommendations are perfect for when you need a feed of manga and don't know where to sink your teeth into. XD!


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Post #531554
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6:09 am, Sep 17 2008
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Purely random?# of overlapping genres? # of overlapping readers? filtering on rec threads asking for similar? It's hard to give technical suggestions without knowing the current scheme

Post #531555
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6:20 am, Sep 17 2008
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How do you determine which series is more relevant and belongs in the darker green section?

Post #531556 - Reply to (#531555) by c_k
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6:44 am, Sep 17 2008
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perhaps by genre? Alot of mangas have the same genres listed, but as lambchopsil said, there is only 1000 or so mangas on the possible list. And I'm guessing those 1000 mangas are by reading list/completed list...

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Site Admin

9:16 am, Sep 17 2008
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quick look at Ares and i see some shoujo...

overall a great idea... but like you said still in beta~

Post #531558
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12:34 pm, Sep 17 2008
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I've always wanted a recommendation system! Thank you so much for working on one!

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Post #531559
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2:18 pm, Sep 17 2008
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I'm glad to see that I wasn't the only one who thought that recommendations were an obvious next step with your database as huge as it is. Since they're beta and obviously not exactly up to snuff yet, I'm not going to comment on any of that. I hope this becomes a great new way for people to come into contact with stories they may never have considered before.

Looking forward to user-input into the recommendation results. *thumbs up*

Post #531560
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7:33 pm, Sep 17 2008
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I love this new feature and it looks like it has a ton of potential! Thank you so much for your hard work ^^.

Post #531561
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9:40 pm, Sep 17 2008
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Perhaps a modify plan needs to be done. Is it me and my Firefox, or is it that when you expand the list (by clicking on "more"), there is no button to hide it back? The list is long when expanded, so maybe a link to hide the contents would help.

Anyway, i do feel that the Series Comment Organization thing is useful, but i like the Beta Manga Rec system better. It is something ManagaUpdates needs to widen the popularity and usefulness!


Post #531562
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10:24 pm, Sep 17 2008
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I love all the new features! I've been waiting for some of these for a while. This is the first site I go to for manga info. You guys do such a good job with the site. Thank you so much!

Post #531563

2:21 am, Sep 18 2008
Posts: 47

haha, just kidding. Great add, this will definitely be useful.

Post #531564
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3:20 am, Sep 18 2008
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I'm incredibly glad you guys implemented a system for the series comments. I've always wanted some way to look through comments more efficiently, and this method is gets the job done. Thank you very much.

MU is turning out to be an invaluable site. Keep up the great work guys.

Post #531565
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11:52 pm, Sep 18 2008
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this is nice, but um how to you add manga to the reommend section?

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Post #531566 - Reply to (#531565) by lily_kitty15
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Archon Solon

12:35 am, Sep 19 2008
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You can't yet. It said so in the news post if you actually read it...

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