Leechers are people who come to MangaShare, register on the forum, download the manga, and never post in the forums or have anything to do with MS. (That is, these are leechers on MS; there are other types, of course.)
How do people feel about leechers? Should they be despised for downloading the series and never caring about who makes it possible for them to download the manga? Should they be understood, with people knowing that they simply want to read manga, not talk about it or thank the people at MS (because they could get the manga somewhere else, albeit perhaps not as quickly)?
Personally, I can understand the behavior, and I imagine most people feel the same way. It's akin to liking the way a band sounds but not really caring about the band itself; however, I also imagine that there are some people out there who hate leechers, for whatever reasons there may be.
A wider issue is whether leechers can be taken seriously, in regard to comments, suggestions, complaints, and the like. One line of logic is, "You only download the manga, so you don't really have any right to complain," suggesting that not making an effort to look around MS is tantamount to waving your right to say anything, I suppose. The flaw in this line of thinking is that it assumes that looking around MS and talking on here and such gives a person some sort of insight that cannot be gained without looking around MS. This may or not be true.
I personally believe that a person can still have a right to complain/suggest/comment even if he/she is a leecher because he/she reads the same manga as a person who does regularly come to MS and thus may see the problems that exist, if there are any, just as well as a person who is not a leecher.
A problem with this, I will admit, is that the leecher does not see the news posts or any other posts that explain any problems that may be occurring or did occur. My retort would be that coming on here and only replying to threads in the Naruto Theories section is the same as being a leecher in regards to news posts and the like. (Should the Naruto theory fan, then, not be taken seriously, as the leecher is not taken seriously, or should they both be taken seriously? That is the question brought up.) Still, I will admit that a person who comes on here regularly and reads the news posts does carry a bit more weight than a person who does not.
What do you guys think?
(Try to be constructive and somewhat intelligent here. Saying, "Leechers suck" isn't really that helpful, and saying, "Your points are stupid" is close to flaming.)