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bci110



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:34 am Reply with quote
It's going to take some getting use to, but I like what I read in terms of the changes for MyAnime. Course I seriously need to update my lists (especially the comments) and tinker with the new features to see which will work for me.
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ikillchicken



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:29 am Reply with quote
Excellent. I never use the wish list because of this but now I can. The other features sound really cool too.
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Relairknight



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:39 am Reply with quote
Nice, I always liked that feature, good to see its getting a bit of an update =)
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Tsunami3k



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:39 am Reply with quote
These are great changes. I've been using the MyAnime list to track my collection for ages and it's exciting to see such well-considered improvements. Thanks to everyone who made them happen.
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Kimiko_0



Joined: 31 Aug 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:21 am Reply with quote
*cheering and hollering* Yay! Woohoo! Very Happy

Thank you, oh great Encyclopedist! ORZ

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For each of your categories, you can now specify how many titles to display per page. I think Dargonxtc will be pleased.

Or rather, Dargonxtc's readers.. Smile

*goes to explore the 'like-minded' feature*

(Hmm. Does the timing of this update mean it pays to poke the Encyclopedist now and then? Wink)
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Earth_Wyrm



Joined: 07 May 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:42 am Reply with quote
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Computing the list of like-minded users does take its toll on the server though, so I hope it won't bring the whole site down.

I couldn't access the site for a span of several hours today, starting from about half an hour after this article was posted. Very Happy
Related?
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Dargonxtc



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:14 am Reply with quote
Pleased I am. Very Happy

I was starting to forget about my lists, and neglect them. But heck with some of these new features, it gives me reason to do some revamping. Smile

Currently I have to leave the page count the way it is, since I am using a CSS header that affects the whole page. The header itself doesn't have to be at the top of the page for it to work, but it does have to be on the displayed page to affect the in comment inserts.

Oh wait, did you say you added a intro?...

Yes, yes you did. I wonder if that will be displayed at the top of each page regardless of the where you are in the displayed list(i.e. anime 51-100).

Well I have some experimenting to do, sadly my house is being redone at the moment and my computer time is limited. Plus I would rather there be less banging when I am trying to be creative. But in two weeks time some tinkering will be done.

Honestly I never thought the list would be improved, but I am very glad they were. Thank you Dan.

Edit:
Just checked, and the intro is displayed on each page. So my header should work there. Cool. Cool
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vashfanatic



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:28 am Reply with quote
Thank goodness! The lack of the "move" feature on the wish list was an enormous pain. I'll check out the other features later. Smile
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dormcat
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Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: New Taipei City, Taiwan, ROC
PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:40 am Reply with quote
The new "like-minded" feature of MyAnime gave me expected results: abunai, Zalis116, and Samurai CDZ ranked the top three. However, that on MyManga gave me a bunch of names that I've never heard of. Anime smile + sweatdrop Maybe I just read too many weird manga.
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bonbonsrus



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:02 pm Reply with quote
Wow, these are tremendously wonderful changes, thank you!
I am particularly thrilled to be able to easily access others public lists and the like-minded feature is something I will play around with more as well...of the 20 names it put up, I only recognized 4 as forum users I am familiar with, with Zewerr being the closest I recognized, which I don't know if I have ever looked at his list. (ManOfRust, Zalis, and areaseven were the others.)
Maybe I will find some great shows this way...or ones to avoid.

Thank you!
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Roy9076



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:20 pm Reply with quote
Updates sure sound great! Thanks!
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undeadben



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:23 pm Reply with quote
I love all the new changes. Thank you so much for taking time out to put in this effort, it is definitely appreciated.



As for the like minded list, there are a whole bunch of usernames I don't recognize and can't wait to check out their lists. I'm not surprises to see Zalis116 in the top three. I've been getting ideas of anime to watch from his list for a long time. What did surprise me is that we have 210 titles in common, I don't think I got that many ideas from him Razz . Like minded indeed.

Edit:
I almost overlooked being able to add something at the top of each list, this is so cool as I usually add comments to the first title on each of my lists about. I'm definitely going to have to play around with these new features more when I get a chance.
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fighterholic



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:00 pm Reply with quote
Wow, those are some major improvements. I can't wait to start delving more into what's been given the magical hand of Dan Smile
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billyarnie



Joined: 03 Dec 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:02 pm Reply with quote
Thanks for your announcement. I recently added my faves & collection/wish list to MyAnime. I made them public, but I tried the like-minded search & got Nothing! I guess I'm an oddball... or nobody else will admit to watching Witchblade & Moribito... Wink
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Big Hed



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:03 pm Reply with quote
Oh, cool. I'm not a long-time user by any means, but I can see the value of a lot of these improvements regardless. I need to go back and update my list soon...
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