Those of you who have been on the moderating team, or who have been on A-P for awhile, will appreciate this news. Back in January of 2014, the manga database was in fairly bad shape. We had a total of two manga moderators besides myself (Bamboocha, and Jahu). Their jobs were to deal with daily needs for the manga database, including: Adding or editing user requests Adding missing manga Updating chapter counts for existing manga Not to mention helping create guidelines for how we'd list manga entries, trying to plan QOL improvement projects for the manga database, etc. Everything was perpetually behind. We had no time to train any new moderators. A vast majority of the manga database had the old small image sizes, no synopses, no tags, and were unhelpful. Plus the sheer quantity of missing titles that had yet to be added. At that point, we started trying to get new mods onboard, and started the "manga updating project", in which we would personally triage and update every single manga in the database (20,000+). This, in addition to training new moderators (a lengthy process), and dealing with all daily duties. The project morphed many times over the years as new features got added: We didn't start listing magazine information until well into the project. Many tags were added or their scope changed during that time. We decided to add all webtoons, which led to a massive increase in missing titles to add. Etc. The manga mod team grew over the years, and now is a healthy size of around 10-15 moderators, with new trainees in the wings from month to month. We're on top of user requests and adding missing content much faster now, within 24 hours at most. But the manga updating project has been underway this entire time, with mods chipping away at it daily. Today, 3.5 years later, we finished. I am so grateful to all of the moderators who worked on this project. Of everyone on the team, RoyalOss is the last "surviving" member who was around since the beginning. We let him update the last manga to close out the project. Yakoz joined very early on as well. Please join me in thanking all of the moderators who have helped with this over the years - in alphabetical order: The old guard / first moderators Bamboocha chikoritaBH HasseRovdjur Jahu RoyalOss thor123 sothis Yakoz Current moderators AngelBeatsYui AnnaSartin arianne1 CaptainSlow Damias Grizz Helbaworshipper Hoozuki limeskydemon LupaLunae Madiz MythicalTurkey Rastamepas RoyalOss sothis Yakoz Yaoicuteness YariMari Past moderators (thank you for everything you did!!) Canal CommanderKarasu J24601 jtir123 Lizi matteroffact Mrblank XMrNiceguyX Ose93 Rfsancho Serpico Shanuk Taek Thrawn Vega What's next? Now that the project is off our plates, the manga mods will move on to many other projects: Quarterly triage of any manga marked "ongoing", to make sure things are updated and completed faster. Continuing to do daily chapter, missing content updates, user requests. Further 'fixing' passes - our guidelines have changed a lot over the past 3 years, so some of the older "fixed" entries need updating again. We'll have some targeted efforts to do this faster. Cleaning up the magazine database - de-duplicating, adding missing ones, filling out missing titles. Coming up with a process to add all new manga that get released in Japan, and light novels. We'll now have the bandwidth to start tackling that. Fleshing out the light novel database, including adding publisher information and imprints. Adding missing Harlequin titles (my own personal masochistic project) I am so grateful to all of you who volunteer on Anime-Planet - without you, this community wouldn't be what it is today. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.