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    A little Suggestion

    I want to give a little bit suggestion , regarding in the Manga and Artbook Section.

    When ever the main page of the manga or artbook were displayed , the only thing that have been shown are:
    1.The Title name
    2.The author
    3.The (Manga)type
    4.Language
    5.Categories
    6.Information

    so i want to suggest to add the ISBN number which should be serve as additional info. So that the user would be able to know the ISBN number for each manga or artbook that they were interested in. so they would be able easily buy the original copies by tracking the ISBN number.

    That is all from my suggesiton. Thank you

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    Re: A little Suggestion

    I'm only saying this from personal experience, but I've never bought a book by tracking its ISBN or other identification numbers. If I were to purchase online, I'd look for the more obvious clues such as the book's very title and its author's name; if I were to purchase from a brick-and-mortar store, I'd head for the section that has what I want and look around or ask a clerk.

    With the myriad of different identification numbers available such as ISBN, ISSN, EAN, GTIN and others, not to mention numbers for specific-context uses such as ASIN and JAN, it seems to me that finding the right ISBN for a particular manga/artbook upload may be more trouble than it's worth. There's the fact that ISBN is a commercial operation where an author needs to explicitly register her work and pay a fee (except in some countries, like Canada, where it's free of charge) to get an ISBN.

    Authors associated with big name publishers will have it easy, but independents and doujin circles―from whence a large amount of artbooks and manga, especially hentai, come―may not bother with ISBN at all. If you're looking for a specific edition dating a few years back of an old academic textbook that's been reprinted over and over, then ISBN is going to be helpful. Otherwise, considering the infinitesimal possibility of someone using an ISBN to look for a free download, we don't see the point in even recommending to have it.

    Of course, uploaders can always add ISBN and other identification numbers on their own if they so choose. If an uploader wants to include more info than what's mandatory out of her own goodwill to help her downloaders, more power to her.
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    Re: A little Suggestion

    Quote Originally Posted by Ignis View Post
    I'm only saying this from personal experience, but I've never bought a book by tracking its ISBN or other identification numbers. If I were to purchase online, I'd look for the more obvious clues such as the book's very title and its author's name; if I were to purchase from a brick-and-mortar store, I'd head for the section that has what I want and look around or ask a clerk.

    With the myriad of different identification numbers available such as ISBN, ISSN, EAN, GTIN and others, not to mention numbers for specific-context uses such as ASIN and JAN, it seems to me that finding the right ISBN for a particular manga/artbook upload may be more trouble than it's worth. There's the fact that ISBN is a commercial operation where an author needs to explicitly register her work and pay a fee (except in some countries, like Canada, where it's free of charge) to get an ISBN.

    Authors associated with big name publishers will have it easy, but independents and doujin circles―from whence a large amount of artbooks and manga, especially hentai, come―may not bother with ISBN at all. If you're looking for a specific edition dating a few years back of an old academic textbook that's been reprinted over and over, then ISBN is going to be helpful. Otherwise, considering the infinitesimal possibility of someone using an ISBN to look for a free download, we don't see the point in even recommending to have it.

    Of course, uploaders can always add ISBN and other identification numbers on their own if they so choose. If an uploader wants to include more info than what's mandatory out of her own goodwill to help her downloaders, more power to her.
    It is great to hear your experience and sharing them . Of course , Every Bookstore in every country have a different way tracking their customer desired books , some perhaps were asking the ISBN number and other numbers which related to the book product that the costumer looking for or just giving the title of the book including the author so that the costumer service were able to order and track if the desired book were still available on stock.

    Though to be honest , i suggesting this in order that if any user or non user were looking a specific manga , artbooks or doujin and have the intention of buying the original copy it but lets say the bookstore need the special numbers such ISBN and so on , in the case that the stock were empty and they need to order it again from Japan . Which perhaps coming acrossing this forum website and thus if its provided then it makes them easier to find number.

    That is all from me.
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    Re: A little Suggestion

    Quote Originally Posted by AnotherTimeDiver View Post
    ...Every Bookstore in every country have a different way tracking their customer desired books...
    Indeed. But we're neither a bookstore nor serving customers wanting to buy books.

    Yours is not a bad suggestion. It's just that, in my view, someone finding on this site the ISBN for a book she wants to buy―which is an out-of-stock foreign product sold at a (presumably local) bookstore that needs to be reimported/restocked―seems like too much a coincidence to me. It may be worth having ISBN included in download threads if it helps even the odd case of someone buy a book she had problems looking for. However, this is a plea that you should make to uploaders instead of forum staff.

    As elaborated in my previous post, we appreciate useful additional information being included in download threads as long as it's not excessive or designed to game the system such as by having excessive keywords. While we of course won't prohibit the inclusion of informational bits such as ISBN, we won't mandate it either. It is up to the uploaders themselves how they'll look upon your suggestion.

    We regardless would like to thank you for your input.
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