Manga Recommendation Database beta - launched!

Discussion in 'Site Announcements' started by sothis, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on Dec 15, 2008
    #1
    Woo hoo! After a lot of work, the manga recommendation database is now launched. Please keep in mind this is a beta version - there might be a few lingering bugs.

    You can access the MangaRec here. All functionality should currently work - manga search, your personal manga list, browse by tags (for manga), and manga recommendations.

    Features/info:
    -Keep track of the volumes (tracked by JP release) or chapters you've read for an anime. Note that you can only keep track of chapters OR volumes, not both. For the most part we usually track volumes (for fully completed manga), because we don't have enough staff to keep track of something like chapters for each manga.

    -That being said, if you read a ton of manga and would be willing to help keep the entries up to date with chapter counts, please let me know!

    -Make recommendations for manga <--> manga

    -Find the same high quality info you've been used to on AP; all synopses are hand written and edited. For legal reasons we're only using an image of V1, or for the corner case of one shots, an image from the manga.


    Currently the following features are not implemented:

    -Manga <-> Anime cross recommendations

    -Top 5 manga

    -Relations between manga/anime

    -Author/artist names. Currently the author/artist names aren't clickable; this wont happen until after v3.0 launch. We don't have a proper people database set up and haven't decided how much effort we want to put into that sort of a thing on AP, so instead of spending a lot of time doing a potentially unused solution now, I decided to not make the names clickable.

    -Total chapters/volumes read. Currently we don't keep track of total chapters/episodes read; this is a somewhat tricky feature to add and will require donations to get it built (i'll get a spec in the near future so i know what the amount is).
    Also, the CSS isn't perfect and doesn't always look great; this will change for V3.


    Help us add more entries!
    We only have about 100 titles so far; you can help us add new entries by sending a synopsis in (that's all we need, no screenshots!). Click here for more information.
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2009
  2. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on Dec 15, 2008
    #2
    known issue: 'reading' filter doesn't seem t o work in the personal anime lists; no idea why, investigating
     
  3. evan1979

    evan1979 Member

    looks great!
     
  4. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on Dec 15, 2008
    #4
    this is now fixed
     
  5. Termia

    Termia Member

    Posted by Termia on Dec 15, 2008
    #5
    thank you so much for this sothis, it looks nice already :)
     
  6. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on Dec 15, 2008
    #6
    btw, for anyone who appreciates the manga rec, please consider donating. adding the manga rec took another few hundred dollars out of pocket in the last few days to get up and running.
     
  7. cassiesheepgirl

    cassiesheepgirl POPEE BELIEVER

    Yay! *does a little dance with you*
     
  8. VivisQueen

    VivisQueen Well-Known Member

    Oh my God...

    It's real! It's REALLY REAL! :smile::balloon::drink:
     
  9. Gopherfanman

    Gopherfanman New Member

    Great work!
     
  10. Kari5

    Kari5 Database Moderator

    Posted by Kari5 on Dec 15, 2008
    #10
    Wow, I didn't expect it to be up! What a nice surprise!! ^-^ Thanks!!
     
  11. Otaku108

    Otaku108 Member

    I don't envy the massive job of trying to fill out the database... just one look at some manga sites scares me on the daunting task...

    still

    very impressed with it already, I'll be making some database synopsis submissions soon... wish I had the funds to actually donate towards the site too :| one of these days...
     
  12. Lemur

    Lemur Guest

    Posted by Lemur on Dec 15, 2008
    #12
    =D

    Yay!
     
  13. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    a few other important 'its not done yet' pieces of functionality:

    1. currently the author/artist names aren't clickable; this wont happen until after v3.0 launch. we don't have a proper people database set up and haven't decided how much effort we want to put into that sort of a thing on AP, so instead of spending a lot of time doing a potentially unused solution now, i decided to not make the names clickable.

    2. currently we don't keep track of total chapters/episodes read; this is a somewhat tricky feature to add and will require donations to get it built (i'll get a spec in the near future so i know what the amount is).

    also i'm going to add this and some more details about how the mangarec works in the first post, right now.
     
  14. Johnnyflickan

    Johnnyflickan New Member

    yey, it rocks^^, except that i've got some hard time to get to the manga database=P
     
  15. Thank you so much for your hard work. I don't read all that much manga in fact all if have read is Claymore and that is it. Any way thank you for your generosity towards the site and your dedication to Anime and Manga and making a nice place to be. Thank you again. Cameron.
     
  16. vernanonix

    vernanonix Galvantula Rancher

    That's awesome! ^^

    Though I think I might point out that there's no link to the Manga Rec at the top of the forum pages. =P
     
  17. Great work once again sothis! :D

    The only thing I can see missing is a button at the top of the navigation bar in the forum to link to the MangaRec, since it can be found in the navigation bar everywhere else.
     
  18. sarwor248

    sarwor248 New Member

    Thank You! This is the best gift of all! I will be adding more synopsis when I get a chance. I'm also looking forward to making recommendations.
     
  19. NimirRa

    NimirRa Member

    zOMG I just saw it and squealed with glee. Great job!! :smile:
     
  20. Choko

    Choko Guest

    Posted by Choko on Dec 15, 2008
    #20
    wow!!!1 your awesomeness has reached a new level! good job :D
     

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