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Hello, before i talk and express myself about myanimelist, i would like to first say this, my spelling and grammar is not perfect, and any hate on it, does not make what i said some how invalid.

Now that is out of the way, Hello my name is Joey i'm 24 from australia, i been anime fan for as long as i can remember, first let me start of what i like about myanimelist, its a easy to look up anime, and what it is about, such as genre and age group the animes are for, next thing is tends have a good way to manage what you have seen, but that's about it.

Now let get started about whats wrong with it, the reviews, yes that's right, way reviews are conducted, from what i see there is lot of misinformation about lot of animes on myanimelist site, from underrated animes shows and movies i wont be listing them myself, but the community and the people that write these reviews very few are worth reading most are just haters and fanboi's and girls, trying act elite but fail on a epic scale, i never seen so much crap on there forums and community , all the top rated animes that i shall not list, most of them are what most would call very mainstream and over-rated , few are worthy of such great scores, and this comes down to lot of things, this effects new anime lovers and old anime lovers, we all like honest review, we all seen bad anime, and we don't like wasting effort trying figure out if its going be good or bad , but where do we go if we wanna watch new anime, some use other sites , but first thing you see is myanimelist on google, and from that lots of people use it as source to find what they wanna watch.

This is a issue, because 80% of the scores are incorrect , because something is popular does that make it good? back in 80s lot things where popular but we look back and laugh when we see how bad lot things where like fashion, this is getting off track, point is the community are not elite in any-form, from what i see its bunch of westerners trying act elite about anime even though it holds no merit lot of these none elite people in this community hate on everything there is on anime (never understood myself) and lot people write reviews with lack of experience in watching anime, now i am aware these are opinions, but that is issue in it self, its fact of haters and fact whole lot of bias opinions and fact its first thing listed on google (for me) means lot of people will use it as a source, we all allowed opinion , but when it comes to movies and how they get reviewed its a professional that does it and leaves fanboi and fangirl and bias out of it, they suppose to as its there job to review for what it really is.

so that is my rant, the whole thing is bad, and its also one of many of popular sites for lot of people to use for source or anime to watch next, this to me is a issue, i met many people online that use myanimelist, and when they talk about anime and recommendations its pretty cliche list of animes, and it puts a bitter taste in my mouth, when someone does this, there is lot of great good and bad anime and this might be opinion but one thing i know , and that is lot of anime gets missed or not mentions due to this problem.
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Posted 9/20/15 , edited 5/2/16
I only use myanimelist to keep track of what episode I'm on when I juggle multiple series. I couldn't care less about the community.
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Posted 9/21/15 , edited 5/2/16
I used myanimelist but it began being a real pain in the neck so I transferred my list over to anime-planet. I've had no regrets. I find Anime-planet much easier to use.
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Posted 9/21/15 , edited 5/13/16
Crunchyroll's forum is the only place I feel truly comfortable. That's why I don't go anywhere else. So, I don't know how the forum of MAL is. However I really like its system for tracking anime series. After all, it's called "My Anime List".
Just ignore everything else.
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Posted 9/21/15 , edited 3/17/16
I'm not sure why you felt the need to give out your name and age for a post about it.

MAL isn't really that bad from my experience, at least the forums and the layout of the anime lists.

I never look at reviews for anything other than specific things, I see no real purpose to reviews, most of the time it's just biased opinions on something, when there are other formats in which to find out about what you're looking into.

Forums and most online communities will have all sorts of people, some with the intention of bullying or purposely trying to derail/troll.
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Posted 9/21/15 , edited 3/17/16
MAL's community is pretty awful, to be honest. Forum is very toxic.

It's primary use is to keep track of shows, but it can also be used as a source to see what is good or not. Of course, MAL should not be the only source you use to judge anime; everyone's tastes is different and you have to adjust according to what you like.

I find their reviews to be pretty decent judges of anime, moreso than the score itself. However, since they modified the "Helpful/Not Helpful" option for reviews, I think twice before using reviews as a judge.

The major flaw of MAL scoring is that a score of 7.5 is "average", when it should be 5. A score of 5 in MAL currently means that the show is terrible. The scoring is weighted using the school grading system, leaving the 0-6 zone mostly unused. I myself am guilty of this, but it is something that is ingrained deeply into the MAL scoring system.

I would also like to add that older shows don't rank highly simply because not many people have seen them. More people see the popular shows, and due to recency bias they get relatively higher ratings. Add on that the ranking system is based on both score and popularity, it means that the lesser known older shows are not ranked as high.

Shows are popular for a reason, and I think that MAL does a decent job at emphasizing the popular shows.
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Posted 9/21/15 , edited 5/3/16
Myanimelist isn't bad. You just don't like it. That's fine. I do.
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Posted 9/21/15 , edited 9/21/15

@Haruna-kai

its being polite , that is why, plus its good to know little bit about someone before ranting. like there background, if someone is going talk about something they not impressed with, would hold more merit if they know how long they have been working or been around for for any subject. would you listen to someone about cars that only been fan for said car for like week or that mechanic thats been there for 20 years? who holds more weight ?
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I prefer to use Hummingbird for keeping track of my anime, honestly.

Mainly because I like Hummingbird's alt rating system of just three options:

Allows me to better share my opinions than scoring the shows. I mean there are several shows that I enjoyed that if I scored I'd only give like a 7/10 overall, yet I'd still really like them despite that. But all anyone would focus on is that 7/10 scoring, not whether or not I actually liked it.
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Koda89 wrote:

I prefer to use Hummingbird for keeping track of my anime, honestly.



Hummingbird is too complex for me. I'd spend 20 minutes trying to figure what is what.
Library is difficult to use as well.

It takes me 30 minutes just to find where the hell is the import list button, so I eventually gave up on it.

MAL is a lot more convenient and ergonomic for my liking.
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Posted 9/21/15 , edited 9/21/15
The forums are terrible,
Every time an anime ends there is usually a big argument of whether it sucked or not. There's also people that think that their favorite anime from 1980's is far superior to anything made recently and they are real anime fans.

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HuastecoOtaku wrote:

The forums are terrible,
Every time an anime ends there is usually a big argument of whether it sucked or not. There's also people that think that their favorite anime from 1980's is far superior to anything made recently and they are real anime fans.



Well, there are some anime of that era that you won't find nowadays.
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Posted 9/21/15
MyAnimeList is all right I guess, but I personally like Anilist way better.
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Posted 9/21/15 , edited 9/21/15



For the record, it isn't your lacking grammatical skill or spelling that takes away from the validity of your argument, it's the fact that other than ranting about what you believe to be incorrect scoring and reviewing on the part of MAL, you provide nothing in value for discussion or debate. Your lack of evidence, or rather, the nonlisting of shows that you believe are incorrectly scored, means that I have no way of confirming, to my own beliefs in various scores and opinion of shows, whether your rant is valid in any way.

To write something like this and then lack any kind of examples speaks more to your arguments than any spelling mistakes could ever hope to do. Your lack of evidence does nothing to convince me that you're nothing but someone who saw a score on the site you didn't like and proceeded to get salty about this and the worst part, in your case, is that none of this, as it stands with your current post, can be disproved.

Long story short, give me some evidence on why you believe this or I'm forced to dismiss what you're saying as salt. I mean the only evidence I have to your tastes, is your HOTD avatar and honestly, that doesn't give me a good first impression as to what you believe to be good anime.

Edit: I suppose I should say that I don't use MAL for anime news because I don't use any specific site for anime news or reviews really, so frankly, I'm counting on you to give me a worthwhile argument to dismiss them. Something that I believe I made very clear, however, is that you're failing at this utterly.
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Posted 9/21/15 , edited 5/13/16
Sorry to say but mainstream shows are usually mainstream for a reason. Just because you don't agree with what the majority of people like doesn't mean that those people's preferences are invalid. Studies have shown that a decision by an ameteur hivemind is pretty much universally better than a decision made by a single qualified expert. This holds even more true for something that is subjective like show preference. Keep in mind that people may have also seen some of the shows that are your favorites and not rated them as highly as you, you just happen to have tastes that are not the same as most.
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