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TenmaTenma7 months ago
For every user of MFC


Lately it came to my attention too late that there are some problems with the article section of this board.


MFC is a Figure databased site & nothing more, some might post everything that popped out of there minds as of late that's fine but please consider that this is a community with all kinds of different users and they need to be treated and respected like any other you do not have to be mean just because you can.

Blogs can and should be used for anything figure Manga or anything data-based nothing else.


And here are a short list of issues i would like to clear:


Shop feedback or any other can be posted in the Shop related forum:club/72/discuss...

Regarding Chinese figures they are not allowed as of yet but they might someday so please be patient and do not bug people about it.


Not blog related but some users post their pictures all over social media & Reddit with a link to the picture here on MFC to boost their view count this is your own decision
but you may have to think about if that is really how you want to be put on the front page.


And last i would like to apologize for not noticing the article section that it is the way it is today but this is a community which also need the help for its users we are all here to help each other so we can improve it for anyone.


And i hope if you would submit an article again please do not be held back to post because of mean people and please keep it somewhat figure or anything else in the database related & friendly.



This is just my 2 cents and i hope it can help some users and im just looking out for everyone.


(Im very sorry for this rant i just wanted to get this of my chest.)



Thank you for reading and i hope you have a nice day
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Do you still want to use the article section?

37%Yes
5%No
49%Yes but only figure based
2%Yes but only something based on other things in the database
3%No the rules first need to be changed
2%No i do not want to because....
2%Other
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FigyourEd7 months ago#70834604I agree.
It's nice to read the community's passions and opinions on manga, anime, figures and hobby-related what-not but this isn't the place to be posting about one's fears, desires or depression unless it somehow relates to the hobby but also no place for political or religious opinions or polls.
Hope 'they' read our objections.
7 months ago
leith7 months ago#70895755I understand now and you do have a point. Btw I enjoyed that article of yours ^^
Thanks! I'm glad to hear that.
7 months ago
spinners_grove7 months ago#70894626I think the issue is more that people only look at the articles on the main page. So, for example, I spent like five or six hours writing and proofreading an article recently and now, only two days later, it's basically dead forever. High effort articles would generate more community engagement and enthusiasm if they weren't pushed off the front page so quickly.
Maybe the crux of the issue are the categories. My article (BLOG #44299) wasn't a review--it was just talking about a facet of the industry--so it had to go under Ask MFC. But that means it had to compete with articles that were just like four lines of text and then a question. I'm not the kind to get salty or discouraged about that kind of stuff, but I can see why people wouldn't want to put the time into high-effort content when its shelf life is made significantly shorter by content that requires so little effort.


I understand now and you do have a point. Btw I enjoyed that article of yours ^^
7 months ago
leith7 months ago#70850595Sorry but I don't understand, isn't there a feature to filter out articles? For example, if I specifically want to read reviews I click the relevant tag and all other articles are gone.
In my opinion, I don't think there is any kind of predatory notion and I think articles can co-exist. Personally I really like articles that are related to this hobby in general such as how to display, figures aesthetics, life/relationship in relation to this hobby, etc.

I think the issue is more that people only look at the articles on the main page. So, for example, I spent like five or six hours writing and proofreading an article recently and now, only two days later, it's basically dead forever. High effort articles would generate more community engagement and enthusiasm if they weren't pushed off the front page so quickly.

Maybe the crux of the issue are the categories. My article (BLOG #44299) wasn't a review--it was just talking about a facet of the industry--so it had to go under Ask MFC. But that means it had to compete with articles that were just like four lines of text and then a question. I'm not the kind to get salty or discouraged about that kind of stuff, but I can see why people wouldn't want to put the time into high-effort content when its shelf life is made significantly shorter by content that requires so little effort.
7 months ago
Tenma The Idolm@ster
Thank you all for you comments and your suggestions!

When i wrote this article i realized there were a few errors on my behalf, i wanted to thank you for pointing them out to me.

What i meant with everything that pops up in you mind is that i do not want to have articles that make no sense for example "O wow i just had the greatest dump" or something.


You are free to blog about cosplay & Japanese culture i would really like more cosplay & Japanese culture questions Loots etc.
7 months ago
I'm not that present here on Mfc, but I created my account to take part in collecting figures, reading review, discuss about prototypes and so on. In my opinion there are other websites, you can deal with political, religious or ethic topics and discuss them in the community. I think this is the wrong place for it, just not, when it is related to some political decisions in for example taxes or the international shipping conditions. It could be necessary to know for people living in that country and it is still related to the topic of Mfc.
It's clearly for me, that Mfc is a site for figure collectors ( thats why it is myfigurecollection.net) and not a place to discuss off-topics. I think that should be separated strictly.

I know that this is just my opinion, maybe some member are agreeing and there will be other member thinking in the opposite way. But reading of the latest off-topic, that had so much attention lately wasn't feeling right here on Mfc.

Thank you for reading and sorry for my english, I tried my best to make the point :D
7 months ago
leith7 months ago#70850595View spoilerHide spoilerSorry but I don't understand, isn't there a feature to filter out articles? For example, if I specifically want to read reviews I click the relevant tag and all other articles are gone.
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In my opinion, I don't think there is any kind of predatory notion and I think articles can co-exist. Personally I really like articles that are related to this hobby in general such as how to display, figures aesthetics, life/relationship in relation to this hobby, etc. I think in that kind of topic everyone can relate to, while everyone's taste and preference on which figure to collect is different and I respect that. Also there are figure pages and they have a dedicated comment section and links to reviews. Actually I discovered reviews from their respective pages and StarshipPooper's reviews helped me a lot in the past.
For repetitive questions, I agree some could be solved by a quick google, but they are innocent and harmless. Some of them are really specific or need a relevant answer.
Regarding off topic and controversial articles though, I'm not offended and don't care, but if a lot of people can't stand them, I think they should contact admin and the user would get a warning and possibly a ban.


i agree with you on most/all of those points you're making, and you can see from my previous comments that i point out that there's definitely no rule against what can and can't be posted here (especially because there's a diary/misc setting), i don't think you need to participate if you don't like it, and that nothing is defined as being okay to talk about and not per the rules. i don't think the line has been drawn well, and they'll have to figure out what's ok and what isn't (like the potential gray areas i wrote about previously). that being said, i do see where viper is coming from because his article could get pushed down faster, but that's also all about when you post also.
7 months ago
victorviper7 months ago#70837779
Also, as a person who regularly contributes relatively high-effort posts, it's fairly maddening to see a high-effort post get knocked off the front page to be replaced with a bunch of posts that are either low-effort, off-topic, or worst of all, both.
galablue7 months ago#70837817i'm gonna be honest, this is the best argument for having only figure related topics. i love reading your blog posts and reviews on figures, and i can understand how frustrating it would be to have something that is a repeat question or has nothing to do with the hobby push your review far down so no one sees it.
spinners_grove7 months ago#70842330 As someone who is also interested in (both reading and contributing) higher effort articles, I would also like to see a crackdown on what's allowed, and then try to migrate some of the other stuff over to the forums.
I also like the idea of emphasizing the fact that "diary" articles exist, but maybe they could be a totally separate thing? (And even have a section below where the articles are currently?)


Sorry but I don't understand, isn't there a feature to filter out articles? For example, if I specifically want to read reviews I click the relevant tag and all other articles are gone.
View spoilerHide spoilerhttps://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49125145073_bbeb6f09ed_c.jpg

In my opinion, I don't think there is any kind of predatory notion and I think articles can co-exist. Personally I really like articles that are related to this hobby in general such as how to display, figures aesthetics, life/relationship in relation to this hobby, etc. I think in that kind of topic everyone can relate to, while everyone's taste and preference on which figure to collect is different and I respect that. Also there are figure pages and they have a dedicated comment section and links to reviews. Actually I discovered reviews from their respective pages and StarshipPooper's reviews helped me a lot in the past.
For repetitive questions, I agree some could be solved by a quick google, but they are innocent and harmless. Some of them are really specific or need a relevant answer.
Regarding off topic and controversial articles though, I'm not offended and don't care, but if a lot of people can't stand them, I think they should contact admin and the user would get a warning and possibly a ban.
7 months ago
MFC’s forum system is shit.

this is a rantrant initatedIt’s just not user friendly to have categories on top, but then split the threads under clubs, and then disregard the categories when you’re finally able to post:

Start from the forum button on the top menu, and you’ll be greeted with categories.

Great! I have a question about something, I’m sure “Community & Help” is the right place for me! Clicks view more.

Ok uh, where am I? Posts are ordered via last reply (is there a way to change the order here?), ‘pinned posts’ are within the sort (they’re only pinned inside the club fyi), and there is no button to make a thread (because the threads are attached under clubs, and you have to join it to make a thread).

I give up, I’ll just make a blog about it.

How about a shop question? Lemme use the search bar to find NY, keyword “nippon”. 9 threads, 3 different clubs, but one looks active so I’ll click on that.

1,800 replies, but atleast there’s a search bar so lemme see if someone had asked gotten answers already (like proper netizens)... fk, I can’t follow the conversation as the search only included replies with the key words. Can’t I just make a thread about it?!

Ok I’ll join the “Figure Site and Shop Forum” club, and make the thread.

*many dry days later* Hm, lemme check on my thread, wait where is it? *clicks my profile icon* Do I have to goto the clubroom to find it?! Arg, how to sort by new? wtf is “Mode/Activity Date”?

*finally finds thread at zero replies* fk. A blog it is.
7 months ago
Someone mentioned in the suggestions thread of the forum that the article guidelines should be featured prominently on the creation page, and I think that's a great idea. As someone who is also interested in (both reading and contributing) higher effort articles, I would also like to see a crackdown on what's allowed, and then try to migrate some of the other stuff over to the forums.

I also like the idea of emphasizing the fact that "diary" articles exist, but maybe they could be a totally separate thing? (And even have a section below where the articles are currently?)

And I just want to say that I'd really like to try and get everything running smoothly here. There really aren't any other places to talk about figures--I go on r/animefigures, but if you think we have a problem with "newbie questions," that place makes me want to rip my hair out. Almost nobody knows how to use Google, let alone MFC, and it sucks. I'm not saying we have to be this super flourishing community, but I think it's worth trying to have something. I'm not willing to just give up.
7 months ago
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