Re: Manga Recommendation Database
i hope i'm reading that post wrong, or else i'm going to feel very, very unappreciated.
you do realize, that i spend basically ALL of my free time once i get home on the site, right? i spend as much time on it as i do my full time job, and get nothing for it.
when i say my time is fleeting, it's because i am always doing SOMETHING for this site... whether it's building the new recommendation system (up in the next few days), building new features (like save/watched which went up a week ago), or reviewing and adding content that i've seen.
but i don't read manga. and given the lack of support i've had in the past getting content up (only about 3 people submit anirec entries, i add ALL of the rest myself, even though i don't have time to watch stuff and end up watching tons of stuff i don't want to just to get up entries for people), i don't trust that if i put up a manga rec, that any content would go up, unless i have a LOT of people in here promising they will help gather the information. because i physically can't do it myself, and because there are so many other projects i need to put my time into for you guys and the site, that i don't want to get randomized on a manga rec that no one will help with. you realize that only one person makes this entire site, right? and/or adds all the entries, designs it, researches it, manages it, etc.
not to mention i'd be doing this because you guys wanted it, not because i was frothing at the mouth to create a manga rec... so give me some credit please -_-
and also, fyi, but i suffer from tendonitis and a number of other painful things in my arms because i type too much. doing lots of clicking (like cutting and pasting) just isn't possible for me. when no one volunteered to help gather information for all of the anirec titles 8 months ago, i had to do them all myself... it took 3 months, and i was in serious pain the entire time. asking me to do that again for a manga rec that people are potentially unwilling to help on is not an option.
sorry if it ends up i'm misunderstanding you... just keep in mind i'm extremely sensitive to people not appreciating what i do, since i sacrifice a goddamn majority of my time to work on this site and usually get not only no contributions, but also no recognition or gratitude as well. i don't think it's too much to ask that if i'm going to spend months on a project for you guys, that i'd require that people buy into the idea of helping first.