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It saddens me that Hpoi is a much more useful and active websiteIt saddens me that Hpoi is a much more useful and active websiteMisc

KrwaKrwa1 månad sedan
I find myself often visiting the Hpoi site, it just seems much more useful and active. Photos; If a particular figure is lacking photos, I can just go to Hpoi and I can find many extensive quality albums of a particular figure with many different angles. Also it's just more active which helps my previous point. I can see lots of extensive comments and discussion for every figure page. Here a page will die a few days after a figure ahs been released.

I'm not saying they don't deserve their success, but I wish MFC was just as good.
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Thank you for digging up sharing hpoi translation script greasyfork.org/... ! It's nice to see it's helpful.

Hpoi is very limited on mobile and aggressively ask you to check their app. Change the view to desktop mode for better experience. I won't bother with translating it, as most popular mobile browsers don't support extensions and script managers.

About some interesting features of the website:
* it's possible to check latest updates about prototypes, preorder periods, delays etc. on an main page (www.hpoi.net or www.hpoi.net/ho... and scroll down to 最新情报 with beacon icon).
* you can follow news about favourite figures as a registered user, if you click the first button under 收藏&评分 on figure page. Then you can check them on home page www.hpoi.net/us... in  last tab (条目) and subtab (关注条目)
* there is a page with binned figures on Amazon www.hpoi.net/ho... It's loading slow though.


IMO the worst part when registering the account is to input the phone number (especially with a language barrier) . You can use your overseas number, but the only true format is +12-345678901. Without dashes (other than the one after country code) and spaces. Unless they fixed it since last summer.

idk if it happens all the time, but they offered coupons for most active contributors and best photographers when I was writing the script. It may explain why the website is so active.

By the way, Hpoi reorganized their search time few weeks ago and the script doesn't work there for now, but I have free time this weekend to fix it.
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Scones1 månad sedan#102706739Hmm, wonder why that is.
Ok, over analysis...begin.
China's population is 1.4 billion, so I'd have my money on more figure collectors in China. And this is a bit different than that, but more anime-style media come out of China, like Myethos figures and Genshin impact, than they do in other locations (minus Japan ofc). More figure collecting in China? Haha who knows, but I think so, considering the amount of people who live there and when looking at how the anime style is adopted there too.
However big, China is just one country. This site is international and available in several languages. Anime, manga and Japanese video games are popular in many countries outside Japan. It's been like that for a while, and popularity is only increasing. Look at how all the big Western streaming services are getting more anime licenses and advertising more anime by the day. Hobby and toy stores all over the West and the rest of Asia carry anime figures.

So there must be more to the lack of activity here. I assume it's a combination of the community, the awful UI and web design, plus nonsensical rules that drive people away from this place, or rather that make people not be very active here. I think many people just use the MFC data base and then go to instagram, reddit, twitter, facebook etc. to talk to other collectors.
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KohakuKen1 månad sedan#102720106 Yeah, more options are always better.
I think the closest thing on MFC is through the Activity tab under Databases. browse.v4.php?m...
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Hikikomori71 månad sedan#102719475KohakuKen1 månad sedan#102715241 I prefer MFC's way personally, where you choose to subscribe to updates on the figures or merch you're interested in.
Otherwise, with the amount of releases there are I'd have to wade through a lot of items I'm not interested in.
Sounds like a good feature for collectors with broader interests though.
For anyone who doesn't know how: if you scroll down to the bottom of an item's page there is a section called "Changelog", click the bell for that section and you get a notification in your account if something changes (images, release dates, prices, etc.).


Good point, personal preference thing, but if i'm not mistaken, doesn't hpoi have both? Doesn't have to be one or the other, feels like something MFC could really benefit from.
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Hpoi seems to be an app based database, judging by the limited webpage (on my mobile anyway)? Counts it out for me.

KohakuKen1 månad sedan#102715241 I prefer MFC's way personally, where you choose to subscribe to updates on the figures or merch you're interested in.
Otherwise, with the amount of releases there are I'd have to wade through a lot of items I'm not interested in.
Sounds like a good feature for collectors with broader interests though.

For anyone who doesn't know how: if you scroll down to the bottom of an item's page there is a section called "Changelog", click the bell for that section and you get a notification in your account if something changes (images, release dates, prices, etc.).
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What I like about MFC is that people learn to recognize eachother, unlike Reddit which seems to be working towards making people seem as little as individuals as possible (username and icon are microscopic and there is no page customization). I think it makes people consider what they write more. If Hpoi is like Reddit in that regard then I will never use it.

But much more importantly: There are so many old figures missing from Hpoi!? Look at www.hpoi.net/ch... then look at ENTRY #1730.
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KohakuKen1 månad sedan#102715241Don't think it's been mentioned yet, but I care less about the social features and more about the "最新情报" or "Latest News" section that Hpoi has.
This section doesn't just post new additions to the database, it also posts new image/prototype updates, news on a figure going on sale + pricing, and news on delays, without me having to follow or turn on notifications on anything. The updates are also amazingly relevant without too much fluff.
Unless i've really been using this site wrong I don't think MFC has an equivalent, you can only see new additions to the DB. Hpoi's active community is a plus but it could be dead for all I care as long as the "Latest News" section goes on.
i have not seen that section, but it's even more proof that Hpoi is a far better website.
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Don't think it's been mentioned yet, but I care less about the social features and more about the "最新情报" or "Latest News" section that Hpoi has.

This section doesn't just post new additions to the database, it also posts new image/prototype updates, news on a figure going on orders/rerelease + pricing, and news on delays, without me having to follow or turn on notifications on anything. The updates are also amazingly relevant without too much fluff.

Unless i've really been using this site wrong I don't think MFC has an equivalent, you can only see new additions to the DB. Hpoi's active community is a plus but it could be dead for all I care as long as the "Latest News" section goes on.
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lowroller1 månad sedan#102714610Anyone who wishes MFC was more active can solve the problem by becomming more active themselves. Activity creates activity; take more pictures and write more articles if that's what you want to see. A community is only the sum of it's users.

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most people use this site for checking figures and not community purposes, if more people DID start being active in all sections of this site you'd definitely see the change.
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M4DAO1 månad sedan#102714495NEFERE created a translation for Hpoi as an userscript you can add to your desktop browser
greasyfork.org/...
It translates only static text (no comments or sales), but I feel it would be useful to search for figures and it would be easier to read latest info.

and i think its better for u to not understand comments.cuz comments on hpoi are not so friendly lol
Thank you for sharing!
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