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Question: How long have you been visiting MangaUpdates?
Started this year - votes: 402 (11.1%)
1-2 years - votes: 436 (12.1%)
3-5 years - votes: 525 (14.5%)
6-10 years - votes: 838 (23.2%)
11-15 years - votes: 954 (26.4%)
16+ years - votes: 461 (12.7%)
There were 3616 total votes.
The poll ended: August 27th, 2022 9:38am PDT
I'm glad that many of you have stuck it out for so long!
Comments (limited to first 100 replies)
» VawX on August 27th, 2022, 10:15am
It's a great tool to discuss the chapter and also interact and give feed back with scanlator mmm...
» Contently on August 27th, 2022, 12:32pm
» Joese on August 30th, 2022, 3:17am
I completely agree with this.
Though in legal sites, less popular or moderated pages. The comments are usually quite civil and there's usually lots of theories and opinions. The bad part is that if they're ilegal they eventually go down or if the series gets popular it ends up being the same five constantly fighting over the top post making it imposible to find a decent post. If reddit counts as a forum you can usually find a decent and we'll moderated communities (thought as in all the oposite is also posible).
It's also quite nice when the author or translator/scanator answers your question on a Q&A or gives their insight.
» HikaruYami on August 27th, 2022, 12:43pm
Forums: not really. A forum is a forum, if the forum is good for what I want then I will use it as a forum but I don't think of it as "a feature of a manga site".
I voted "Yes" because of the comment sections though.
» PZcolo on August 27th, 2022, 6:01pm
If questioning the content on a popular manga/hwa ppl often get trolled and same for the opposite case, critical thinking or analyzing the plot seldomly seems welcome and there are some really intolerant and rude people out there.
Still every now and then there are some interesting ideas or theories, and sometimes someone answers a question seriously.
In short, imo the comment section is a good place to discuss the story but mostly used for anything but.
» Trimutius on August 27th, 2022, 8:06pm
» Trejon on August 27th, 2022, 8:26pm
» Lemon Ice on August 27th, 2022, 11:06pm
People are uneducated animals on the internet and it shows. If you want to read actual, well thought out theories about the manga in question, there are blogs/websites where one person is putting in effort to write an article for a chapter (like „Library of Ohara“ for One Piece).
Anything else is just gossip for weak minds to feel a sense of community. I‘m so glad MangaDex doesn‘t have the comment section anymore (for now, at least).
» Jessica_desu29 on August 28th, 2022, 6:52am
When there's no comment section, I like the feeling of privacy you get. No one around to nitpick or crap on your faves. That's why I'm happy so many paid services (like Lezhin and Tappytoon) have no comment section.
» vigorousjammer on August 28th, 2022, 3:08pm
Helps give me the motivation to continue scanlating a series.
Don't really care about forums, though. Just a basic comments section is fine.
» LazyReviewer on August 29th, 2022, 4:38am
I think it's great to have forums and comments on this website because this website is information based and, though rare, I've seen the forum on each series used in ways that are truly helpful. Comments/reviews are usually more useful here because people are sharing their opinion with letting others know what's up about a series in mind.
For something like Mangadex? Just the comments are nice for some silly interaction and the occasional good discussion (I have seen one or two).
Though I will say, as much of a pain as the Mangahere tsukkomu feature became (and the resets sucked), I do wish that was something other (less toxic) sites used. I remember fondly the "fang" commentary whenever a girl had a snaggle tooth... particularly for Tomo is a Girl.
If I could make one suggestion, it would be adding some functionality to the "looking for..." section. Particularly, a best answer feature with a score for users who come up with the correct answer. I think it would help at least a few more people out.
» kaloo on August 29th, 2022, 6:51pm
As far as the forums here well, people don't really forum like they used to with other social media available.
» F_J on August 29th, 2022, 9:49pm
But I think the forums are useful, just it's easier to manage on the site that hosts the actual chapter
» achyif on August 30th, 2022, 6:36am
For popular stuff with a lot of comments it's fun.