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thevampirate
Post #537214
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5:19 pm, Feb 4 2011
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I wonder how harem is going to work out since there's reverse harem which is mainly shojou and regular harem manga which is ecchi shounen most of the time.

deathbypenguin
Post #537215 - Reply to (#537213) by Yousuke
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5:41 pm, Feb 4 2011
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Is it really that much trouble to just click on a different recommendation if you run across a manga in a genre you don't read? I really like that it jumps all around genres, since I read pretty much everything. Consequently, I support genre filtering over restrictions. (Not that anyone cares what I support. bigrazz)

deathbypenguin
Post #537216 - Reply to (#537214) by thevampirate
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5:43 pm, Feb 4 2011
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Since "harem" and "reverse harem" are separate category tags, their recommendations won't overlap.

ShadowSakura
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6:07 pm, Feb 4 2011
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one of the recommendations of lovely complex was actually a hentai... i think there should be a way how to filter genres from the recommendations

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deathbypenguin
Post #537218 - Reply to (#537217) by ShadowSakura
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6:36 pm, Feb 4 2011
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I think that's just because the hentai manga has so few category tags.

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Post #537219 - Reply to (#537213) by Yousuke
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7:18 pm, Feb 4 2011
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I'm same as the replier above: I read any type of genre/pairing based on the theme of the story (mystery, action, etc.), and I would hate it if recommendations were restricted based on the gender of the pairings. Applying genre filtering based on our original preferences is a good idea though.

Toto
Post #537220 - Reply to (#537203) by lessaandflar
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10:18 pm, Feb 4 2011
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Right below the categories.

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krytorii
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10:23 pm, Feb 4 2011
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I just looked up "tragedy" on the genres, and there are 758 series. Yet on the categories, there are only 9 agreed, 5 disagreed and 6 usage...

Would it not be possible to auto-add the genres to the categories? It would also reduce the whole skipping from shounen battle manga to a josei romance because the former has a small subplot.

Should be interesting however...

Toto
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10:26 pm, Feb 4 2011
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"N/A (Add some categories, baka!)"

Amusing.

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Post #537223 - Reply to (#537221) by krytorii
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10:35 pm, Feb 4 2011
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"Tragedy" shouldn't be in the category tags because it's already a genre, and that would be an unnecessary redundancy. (at least that was my understanding.) That's why there are so many opposing votes and so little support for it.

Meira
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Panda Master
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12:50 am, Feb 5 2011
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Very useful.
Cool feature.

Manick
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2:00 am, Feb 5 2011
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Thanks for all the comments folks. It's definitely a work in progress ... I'm thinking about doing some sort of genre manipulation so that we can have two sets of top 5 ... perhaps 1 of 5 set which is in the specific overall type (seinen, yaoi, shounen, shoujo, etc), and then 1 of 5 for everything in general.

I was also wondering if some categories should be excluded, like "Based on a Novel", or "Award winning work".

For anyone who is curious, I did just make a fix. Previously, categories with no votes (0,0) were not being included. They are now, so this should increase the fidelity of the recommendations.

Hiyapeeps
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Idiotic Genius
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3:11 am, Feb 5 2011
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Would it be possible to filter out series with no releases yet? I know some ppl like reading the raws but its always a letdown when u read the synopsis, think "this looks good" and then "dammit no releases -.- "

This feature could do with quite a few filters you could change yourself, like excluding certain genres/categories, authors, complete/incomplete series etc. might be a bit much though....

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Post #537227 - Reply to (#537211) by xria
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3:19 am, Feb 5 2011
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agreed!

ichigo_daisuki
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8:22 am, Feb 5 2011
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I always see a "I'm Looking For..." post on the home page; this may turn out good.

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