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#1 Greg

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 05:41 AM

Ten years ago today, OneManga was born.

One Manga is born!
posted by zabi - 2006 Dec 19
Well, after lots of hard work, OM is finally ready to see the world.

So what is OM? OM = good scans + instant online viewing = best thing since sliced bread?! Our goal is to provide a place for you, the fans, to read the latest updates of your favorite mangas online, instantly, and without hassle.

Speed + Quality = Yummy!

Feel free to let us know what you would like to see here! And if you like what you see, remember to help spread the OM love... ^^

(oh and expect some performance issues with our site while we migrate over to a real host from our current cheap testing arrangement. Things should improve a lot by next week.)



Ten years is a long time with far too many memories to enumerate, so I'll do my best to keep it brief. During the last decade, we've seen new friends come and old friends go. I've seen OMFers grow from children to adults, graduate college, get married, have kids. We've had highs and lows together. From a personal standpoint, I know that I could never have guessed what a tremendous influence this place has been in my life.

Somehow, ten years later, on our third forum, we're here. Thank you all for being a part of it. It's been fun. Here's to many more.
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Posted 19 December 2016 - 07:29 AM

y halo thar~

 

So ten years eh Greg you'd think we'd of found something better by now. I wonder what ever happened to zabi. XD


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 08:26 AM

Happy Anniversary :party2:

 

was reading this old post about onemanga

https://www.reddit.c...0vt&sh=72dc8e04

and i'm now wondering how and if it would work for a manga reader to redirect to scanlators's site readers, instead of hosting the scans locally

but guess there would be a problem of lost material if the scanlator's site would go down for any reason, increasing the series with missing chapters :/

with anime streaming sites they have a different approach, they keep multiple sources and host all the animes on external hosting sites, where new sources can be added anytime to fill the void left by removed content, could that work for mangas too?


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 09:10 AM

ive lived this journey.  I remember first coming to omf when I was, say, 14-15 years old.  by that time we were n the second forum, and the site had just hit its stride.  One Manga introduced me to manga, but more then that, it introduced me to some people I still to this day consider some of the best friends ive ever had.  see, when I was young, a relative terms for a 23 year old, I didn't have many friends.  I had just got done with my first year of high school, and it was basically the worst experience one can have in high school period.  I was a broken shell of a person who, beyond all else, found a little comfort in the fact that I had found SOMEWHERE where I had fit in. .it didn't happen right away, obviously, as when you have those kinds of experiences in life it can really mess you up inside.  for a while I was just a lurker on the main forums.  id pop  up every now and then to say a few funny words, partake in the conversation a little bit.  but back then, I was literally just an ant lost in a raging storm of people.  but a few kind souls took me in, made me feel like I belonged here, and so for a few years things were really good.  I was apart of the social group role-players, and at one point I knew everyone there was to know among that group of people.  lol built I was still just a stupid kid, and like all stupid kids I made mistakes.  fell in love.  fucked it up. 

 

eventually the second incarnation of omf went down, and all those people that were once my best friends eventually drifted apart, which wasn't my fault, but you know. kids are dumb, and I felt like it was.  this left me in a place where I was jaded from the thought of ever making a new group of friends.  but you know what?  I was wrong.  what I did was move on, and began debating as a form of releasing the pent up frustration inside from both the experience and bad shit going on in my home ,life.  at first I wasn't very good at it at all.  I was a novice, someone who had potential,, but had not yet refined that talent into anything noteworthy.  and through my debate, I made a ton of new friends.  sure, a lot of enemies as well, but I surprise' that's just what happens when you put yourself out there like that.  but still, I was happy, and eventually got to the point where I wanted t give something back to the site for everything it had done for me over the years.  see, one of my best friends, he went by the name of moogle buddy, started the omf battle arena.  and dit was so col I thought to myself:  what will be ,my legacy here?  what have I done for omf?  so at the time, people had started talk of a YouTube channel, and being a person of exceptional personality, and if I might add, marginal good looks, I gave it a shot. 

 

I discovered through my video making that I had a mild form of autism that kept me from making videos the same way other people did, but after a little soul searching, I discovered that I didn't care.  i am who i am, and nothing can ever change that, so i felt it best to just live my life to the best of my ability and not worry so much about what the outside world saw.  so u continued making videos, and eventually thought that maybe i could even make a career out of it.  after all, YouTube is filled with ninety nine percent crap, why couldn't i do it as well?  but you know my life was always hard.  its always been an uhill battle fr me to stay as positive as i try to, and my home life just continued to get worse and worse.  so i was angry, and in a few bad decisions, i ended up getting myself banned twice within the span of two weeks.

 

you know, that was the first time i had ever even considered a life without omf, you know?  i had ben around for so long, i had grown complacent, and assumed that people liked me enough to the point where i could never get banned.  coming face to reality, decisions had to be made.  i quit the omf YouTube channel, because what good does it do for me to run a channel for a site that i might no longer be apart f?  what kind of message would it send for the guy who  supposedly cared about this place the most to get banned and then take the channel with him out of spite for being the only one willing to work on it?  which of course wasn't true.  baka and disasterous had tried to work on it, but I'm the kind of guy who doesn't necessarily work well with others.  its not that i didn't want them there, but inevitably they didn't stay on working with me.  which is ok, i get it.  I'm a pretty intense dude who at the time was more interested in pumping out content then i was at necessarily working to make it great content.  it was the retro show for sure.  so when i got done with my month long ban, i decided to quit, for multiple reasons, many f them ive already talked about, but also because people here had become confused.  they thought that i thought that i was a md, which was never my intention.  i don't run this place, and I've never had the intention of running it.  i like hanging out with people way to much and attempting t do that while also having a place of authority is, well, hard.  I've seen it happen.  DEW was once a prominent poster here, but once he became a mod people began treating him differently,  i never wanted that.  ii didn't want people to think that i was better then them or that i thought i was better then them or that, just because i ran the channel, that meant i had a bigger say in things around here then they did.  of course i made a video that said none of these things, because that's none of YouTube business.  and i didn't want people to think that i was giving u because i was afraid of getting banned.  also, at that point, like i said, i had intended t make a career out of YouTube, and so i gave up the channel without so much as a second thought about it.

 

with a huge weight lifted off my shoulder, i continued on posting here, but now not as regualarly because i was attempting to make my own shit work out.  but recently its come to my attention that, to actually make it on youtube is actually a lot harder then i ever had anticipated.  when i gave u the channel, not a lot of people here followed me.  which is fine, i don't blame them.  ater all, I'm the kind of guy who always speaks his mind regardless of if its what people want to hear. which IS for the greater good, but at the same time, really alienates me from people at times.  but eventually, what with what's going on on youtube at the moment, i gave it up.  trying to make it my carrier that is.  i might still post there from time to time when i have something good for people, but as of right now i am officially retired.. i cant compete with those big names out there who are already established in a world where daily content ins necessary to compete being a one man show.  its just not in me.  its a lot of hard work.  s lost, a few weeks ago, i finally quit smoking weed.  and to my surprise, once again ive leveled up.  now the game plan is to get my art to the point where people will take me more seriously as an artist, and, maybe bring back dragonball in the process.  and that's all there is for now.  since this place has an original manga section, i never had any intention f posting it anywhere but here, and recently, I've become much more active again in my forum life.

 

thank you for the incredible ride omf.  i wouldn't honestly change a moment of it.  you guys have been my rock for years, and id be proud to think that maybe I've done the same for some of you.


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#5 Fulmine

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 09:26 AM

I started OMF on July 2007. 7 months late, eh? Didn't know it was up on Dec 2006. I always thought it was even earlier.


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 09:48 AM

Happy Anniversary OMF!

I am glad I found you. You have changed my life in ways you wouldn't have guessed.
I met some of the most amazing people I know and I am still glad that I can hold onto those friendships, despite all the time that has passed.

Thanks for letting crazy old me in and giving me such wonderful memories!

/not an old member that has passed on
/just another lurker d:

I love you guys.
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Posted 19 December 2016 - 10:31 AM

Time sure goes by so fast. Give it another 10 years and i'll probably have a kid old enough to login and start posting himself :lol:

 

Thanks @Greg, and every other awesome member of this community. I probably spent more time here than i should have, but i have no regrets. It has been fun discussing with the lot of you :^_^:


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 10:41 AM

I believe it was 2008 when I first made an account back on the old forum....Time really does fly by

 

Either way, happy 10 years to OMF and here's to another 10!


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 11:01 AM

Happy 10 years and thanks to everyone who have kept it active and standing for so long!

 

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ ✧゚・: *ヽ(◕ヮ◕ヽ)

 

Joined back in 2009, the years do fly fast. Though I'm not at all as active as I was back then, this will always be my first and favourite community. 

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 12:00 PM

Wow. It's been so long. I started reading on this site in 2007-ish (using OP chapters to date memories; may not be reliable...) and joined the forum years later. Have been almost constantly entertained and I've some met great people here

I still lurk.


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 12:15 PM

Started reading on OM in late 2009/early 2010 I think (?) and joined the forum after the MS-forum declared war against itself and burned to the ground. Still a nice place, even with sadly much less traffic :)


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 12:58 PM

dates.. i should have started reading around 2009 and lurked the forum since then, later i joined the forum when the announcement of the reader removal was made (21-7-2010)

that thread about all the people complaining about the closure, speculating about unlikely solutions, or suggesting other worthy readers was exploding :lmao:

it's been funny here ever since that bumpy start (even if it's slowly slowing down)


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 01:10 PM

Happy 10th OMF.

 

I've been around for somewhat less than 7 years and for the last few years I've been less active... Well I have 10 years worth of spam back in OMF 2.0  Forum Games; so I guess that makes up for it lol.

 

Thank you for being a cozy sanctuary for all those times and as long as there's even a little sliver of life in you I'll still be here lurking around. Even a little kid watches over his house in his own sense.


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 02:04 PM

I only joined around late '09 when I was thirteen. While I have to be frank and say my experience here over the past few years has been... Not great, this place is still sort of a home to me. I made some great friends here, some of them I lost contact with, some of them I still talk to regularly, and some of them who are probably yelling at me to level my damn WoW alts right now. Even if I won't be around forever, I sincerely hope OMF is, and I hope the connections people have made here last just as long.

 

And Greg? Good going man. You've pretty much been this place's lifeblood for... Hell, I can't even fathom how long at this point. Thank you.


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 02:14 PM

I only joined around late '09 when I was thirteen. While I have to be frank and say my experience here over the past few years has been... Not great, this place is still sort of a home to me. I made some great friends here, some of them I lost contact with, some of them I still talk to regularly, and some of them who are probably yelling at me to level my damn WoW alts right now. Even if I won't be around forever, I sincerely hope OMF is, and I hope the connections people have made here last just as long.

 

And Greg? Good going man. You've pretty much been this place's lifeblood for... Hell, I can't even fathom how long at this point. Thank you.

I really miss them

 

well obviously its been ten years dude.  lol.  but yeah.  this site wouldn't have run for as lng as it has without a heart like gregs behind it.  its the reason this site was ever so great in the first place.


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 02:25 PM

GG man, I joined the party late in 2010. Haven't stopped. Can't stop. Won't stop.

 

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 02:48 PM

Happy birthday OMF. Its been a positive thing, and a little home on the internet for me, dispite me not being the most active poster.

Cant even quite remember when I joined.

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 03:05 PM

Having been a part of OMF since 2006, I have to say that it has been a huge part of my life. I did a lot of debating, and had some really great conversations over the years. While I don't post as much recently due to school, it continues to be a part of my life.

 

Thanks for the memories! 


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 06:06 PM

I joined a few days before the anniversary in 2008.  So, it's been eight long years for me.


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 07:48 PM

Damn, 10 years already? ohhh.png  Time sure does fly obama.png

 

 

I remember just making use of the manga reader back in early 2009 to keep abreast of the Naruto chapter releases (This was when the Naruto craze was HUGE). I liked the layout and the catalog was insane (To someone new into reading manga online like myself back then).

 

And then one day I just randomly made an account, I didn't even plan to post seriously or anything mjlol.png But then I read a post where someone said something silly in the Naruto forum and I was like "Nah, I gotta say something...can't let that slide ufdup.png"  And the rest is history.

 

Over the years I've met a lot of wonderful people, too many to name (They're all in my friends list anyway mynicca1.png), had a lot of fun times (Bleach/Naruto/OP discussions, character battles, Best Of The Big 3 thread), had a lot of...not so fun times (Caught hella bans heh.png) and I have no regrets.

 

I won't front, this place is like my home on the internet sass1.png When I type in "O" in the web browser, this place comes up first QbadP.png

 

 

So Happy 10th bday OMF, from The JoE aqDwC.png

 

 

 


 

Ten years ago today, OneManga was born.



Ten years is a long time with far too many memories to enumerate, so I'll do my best to keep it brief. During the last decade, we've seen new friends come and old friends go. I've seen OMFers grow from children to adults, graduate college, get married, have kids. We've had highs and lows together. From a personal standpoint, I know that I could never have guessed what a tremendous influence this place has been in my life.

Somehow, ten years later, on our third forum, we're here. Thank you all for being a part of it. It's been fun. Here's to many more.

 

What happened to the original Kage/Gote 13/Yonkou  admin/owners? Have you been able to get in contact with any of them?


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