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After some thought, I think you should try to improve the searching feature for manga titles. This is what i mean:
Shuumatsu no Laughter a.k.a LAUGHTER In The End of The World.
In order to find this title, you have to search for Shuumatsu no Laughter or Laughter as a keyword. `Cause if you try typing LAUGHTER In The End of The World, there are not results.
Just as Aoi Hana a.k.a Sweet Blue Flowers.
In order to find this title, you have to search for Sweet Blue Flowers or Sweet, Blue, Flowers as keywords. `Cause if you try typing Aoi Hana, Fleurs bleues or 青い花, there are not results.
I didn't work on the search code but I guess it may require quite a lot of work to extend the capabilities of it in that manner. As an alternative, you can use google to do more complex searches. Just add inurl:mangahelpers.com/m next to the manga keyword in google search box and it'll give results from our manga database. For example both "Aoi Hana inurl:mangahelpers.com/m" and "Fleurs bleues inurl:mangahelpers.com/m" queries lead to Sweet Blue Flowers.
Your AF browser sucks! I keep getting script errors, the page is hard to read because it's too small. It's a pain in the ass to use!
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Perhaps someone may have mentioned before, however it is just a personal observation when using the site.
It seems like the manga/anime titles are not so much in the alphabetical or alphanumerical order in the discussion sections. It will be much easier to search for the titles in that manner. The order bases on genre type is good and the search engine is alright except that it may not read tags very well (in some instances only). Thus sometimes it may have shown that a particular title isn't there which is not true. Therefore an improvement on the search function will be useful.
There are also too many announcements, sticky threads and the like, which make up into a "wall-of-text" that occupies almost half the page of the screen. I understand that ads are an exception as they help to bring revenue to sustain the site. However the others can be quite "overwhelming". It isn't exactly a huge problem. Perhaps a change of wordings like using simple headlines instead of long sentences which in return may be more attractive.
Most of the sections are pretty well made and the choice of differentiating the various sections and threads are very systematic and in order. Users are also an awesome bunch and have many creative ideas and thoughts which makes the forum a great place to hang out. I do enjoy myself here.
Keep up the good work!
Contrary to what an exceptionally uninformed former staff member might think, shounen subforums are not organized by popularity. Organization is relatively arbitrary. There are not many subforums, it's not hard to just read. Individual threads in the main board are organized by most recent post. Some manga forums (Batoto, for example) create separate sub-forums for every manga series. Members have to post a request if there is not a sub-forum for a series. At MH most series have discussion threads, instead of subforums. Members are welcome to start a new thread for any series, as long as one does not already exist. Subforums are only created if a series seems to have more discussion than one thread can sustain. This allows members more freedom to create threads, if necessary, but prevents any type of organization. Subforums can be arranged however the admin see fit. Threads can be sorted by prefix, but can not be placed in alphabetical order, chronological order, or any other organized pattern.
I can talk to the staff about better organizing stickies. Organization of stickies is generally left up to the local staff.
I don't know if this is the right thread for this, but the ads really affect the interaction with this site. I'm not saying remove all the ads, it's how you keep things going. However I have a problem with the ads on the bottom. They take up most of my browser page so that I can't see much of the site or fully interact with it. When I click the x in the upper corner, the first time the ad closes. After I change pages the ad won't respond or shrink down. Because of this I can't access the selections on the Shounen drop down menu because the bottom portion is hidden behind the advertisement. It's difficult trying to navigate the site with a vertical space of 2.5 to 3 inches to actually view content not hidden.
Is there somehow a way to make these ads work better so that after they pop up, do their thing, they can minimize again or be closed out?
I have tried clearing out my temp files and cache but that hasn't helped. Also I use firefox, does this affect it somehow?
I didn't know we even had ads. there are ads? I haven't experienced it. I'm using chrome.
Suggestion: I believe adding a "Dislike this post" button next to the "Like this post" button would aid in discussions. I think this could also help moderators pick out unruly posts from some of the Mangahelpers that like to cause trouble.
I don't think "dislike" button is a good idea. For all we know, it can add fuel to the fire and aggravate flame wars. We have a report button which is far more convenient to make staff aware of posts which are against the forum rules, I doubt dislikes would be of much help in this regard, leaving aside the fact that it's rather a measure of popularity of an opinion.