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message 1: by Mike, Librarian (last edited Feb 14, 2014 06:43AM) (new)

Mike | 52 comments Mod
Edited 2/14/14 for added demographic shelves.
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Hi everyone,
Three shelves have been set up to give an idea of the subject matter for a series.

All Ages: Appropriate for any readers.
Teen: May contain mild fan-service, non-sexual nudity, some violence. Likely the "default" rating in most cases.
Mature Readers: Contains excessive fan-service, excessive violence, some sexual content, etc.

We also have new shelves for the four "standard" manga demographics.
Shoujo: targeted towards adolescent girls
Shounen: targeted towards adolescent boys
Josei: targeted towards young women
Seinen: targeted towards young men

These demographics tend to be a general indication of the approach of the manga. The lines between them in terms of subject matter, style, etc can blur in a lot of cases. The target audience is by no means the only group that could enjoy a series in the demographic.

Important notes:
- This is an all ages accessible group. MATURE READERS DOES NOT MEAN HENTAI/PORN. Please do NOT add such titles to our shelves.
- Moderators have final say on shelving. If something you have placed on a rating shelf has been re-shelved, please do not move it back.
- On a related note, shelving something not yet on a content shelf is fine, but please don't move something that already has a "rating." This will help keep things clear. If something has been "re-rated" you'll know it was done by a moderator.
- a series should have the same rating for all volumes, equal to the "highest" rating that would be given for any elements in any volume

Hope the new shelves are useful, and thanks to Ian and Rosemarie for the ideas. Let me know below if you have any comments/questions.


message 2: by Starbubbles, Respected Elder (new)

Starbubbles | 871 comments Mod
This is a great idea!


message 3: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3 comments I think adding Shoujo, Shounen, Josei or Seinen would help out, too, since book covers can be misleading. Plus, I personally do searches based off of these terms & I know many others do as well.


message 4: by Doc (new)

Doc (docpersona) | 173 comments Glad you finally settled on a rating system:)

Just in time for the newest over the top fan service titles.


message 5: by Mike, Librarian (new)

Mike | 52 comments Mod
Rosemarie wrote: "I think adding Shoujo, Shounen, Josei or Seinen would help out, too, since book covers can be misleading. Plus, I personally do searches based off of these terms & I know many others do as well."

Great point. Shelves have been added.


message 6: by k.c.(Kthinker) (new)

k.c.(Kthinker) | 83 comments organizing the shelves is a very smart thing keeps clear clean and helpful


message 7: by Starbubbles, Respected Elder (new)

Starbubbles | 871 comments Mod
K.c. wrote: "organizing the shelves is a very smart thing keeps clear clean and helpful"

I always thought so!


message 8: by k.c.(Kthinker) (new)

k.c.(Kthinker) | 83 comments clean and clear is the best way to go ( however if you saw my room you would think me a Hippocrit)


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