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April Fools' Day Warning
In a few days is the infamous April Fools' Day (April 1st). At MU, we WILL NOT tolerate any fake/joke releases being reported/announced to us. If we, by accident, allow a fake release to get through, please report the mistake to us (either via a Change Request form, through the forum, post a comment in this news post, or you can email me at lambchopsil[at]mangaupdates[dot]com if you are not a registered member here).

As you have been warned against doing it, if we discover a person still attempting to post a joke release here, that person will be dealt with. Severe action will be taken upon that scanlation group.

Thank you for considering our request to remain as accurate as possible for our members.

Some people seem to think this news post is a joke or something similar. I assure you, I am being totally serious. Don't take it lightly.

And we can figure out if someone is trying to frame a group. We're not naive, so don't even try.
Posted by lambchopsil on March 31st 7:49pm Comments ( 46 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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» ichigo_daisuki on March 31st, 2012, 1:19pm

"Some people seem to think this news post is a joke or something similar." -lampchopsil

That surprises me O.O You definitely are being serious eyes

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» Seijurou on March 31st, 2012, 6:02pm

That is just the same message from years ago.

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» maine12329 on March 31st, 2012, 6:50pm

COPY PASTA biggrin

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» Seijurou on March 31st, 2012, 6:59pm

Heh, first time I've heard it said like that; good one.

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» VawX on March 31st, 2012, 8:53pm

LOL this is the exact same paragraph with last year and ever mmm...

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» uzumakiwalid on March 31st, 2012, 1:22pm

Nice! biggrin

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» vietangelix on March 31st, 2012, 1:52pm

Man, it's going to be April Fools' day already? Time flies.

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» deadphoenix on March 31st, 2012, 3:14pm

I always get annoyed when this day comes, people think they make funny jokes, but they forget that their is a limit for everything. And most of the time it's just plain bullying.
cry
I like funny jokes, but not everyone has talent for humor, and if you don't know how, then don't do it. All jokes that have a negative effect on the day after the 1st of April are not funny (this includes all posts and updates on Mangaupdates).

And please don't waste food, damaging property, or etc.
mad

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» RiK.dfs on March 31st, 2012, 3:58pm

More like there are too many people with no true sense of humor. They end up taking the most moronic of acts as humor then take it way to far. Usually they then complain about it when people hold it against them.

I'm definitely not a fan of that day either.

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» Darkmagick on March 31st, 2012, 4:35pm

Agreed. People just want to use April Fool's Day as an excuse to do whatever dumb thing they want...

I have a bunch of projects due on the 1st...If anyone tries to prank me while I work on them, I'm going to throw something large and heavy at them. >_>

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» Myuym on March 31st, 2012, 3:42pm

I wanna know what the severe actions will be sad

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» tactics on March 31st, 2012, 4:07pm

Gotta be really thorough with the releases tomorrow then. Fun fun.

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» Jackal on March 31st, 2012, 4:20pm

I waited all year for this message.
Everyone stay classy.

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» Szaki007 on March 31st, 2012, 4:45pm

Watch out, we got a badass over here!

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» Naeko on March 31st, 2012, 5:31pm

It would be curious to see what kind penalty this site could do that has any real effect. Delisting a group has little effect because most people use the aggregator read sites already and those sites are taking over many of mangaupdates' most important functions such as listing NEW manga, listing new chapters of ongoing manga, and providing descriptions. Looking at their user forums, one can even say those other sites have a wider variety of people than here.

Some of the possible punishments this site could do would actually have a rebound effect that is negative as it would drive people to use the aggregator site features that mimic a lot of what mangaupdates does. When mangaupdates chooses to punish scanlators by removing scanlation listings or making listings here less accuracy (timeliness) here, it actually punishes the remaining loyal users more than the scanlators who get users reading at the aggregators anyways.

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» RiK.dfs on April 1st, 2012, 7:36am

Still better than doing nothing. If everybody does nothing, then nothing ever gets done.

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» strikefreedom86 on March 31st, 2012, 7:54pm

Tokyo Toshokan has already put up their April Fools joke for this year. ARGH It's the same one they have put up for the past couple years and it is annoying as hell.

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» Geese1 on March 31st, 2012, 9:01pm

Tokyo Toshokan's is really easy to bypass though by just changing your bookmarks to the correct page (once you get to it) for the day.

That's what I did, and now it works just as normal (albeit with the annoying color scheme).

Fake releases are, for me, a lot more annoying to deal with.

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» Crenshinibon on March 31st, 2012, 9:51pm

You must always remember...

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» StarlightDreams on March 31st, 2012, 9:52pm

Life can be a challenge...

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» LawX on March 31st, 2012, 9:53pm

Life can seem impossible...

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» Binturong on March 31st, 2012, 9:53pm

It's never easy when so much is on the line.

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» kaerfehtdeelb on March 31st, 2012, 9:54pm

But you and I can make a difference.

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» SOSAnimeBoy on March 31st, 2012, 10:02pm

I'm more entertained by the fact that the post was made at 2:49pm GMT on March 31 but says that April fool's is "in a few days". CopyPasta at its best!

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» dokko-dokko on April 1st, 2012, 12:24am

MU should just NOT ALLOW any release announcements on April first.
simple, eh?

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» blakraven66 on April 1st, 2012, 1:03am

Quote from dokko-dokko
MU should just NOT ALLOW any release announcements on April first.
simple, eh?

Haha

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» poiuyt5948 on April 1st, 2012, 6:05am

the let's lagoon (ch 20) release by village idiot is fake

lagoon hasn't had a released scan in month's so i was happy,

the release is some kind of hentai/gore porn, (i didn't look too closely after the naked 10 year old cat-girl with her entrails hanging out.

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» auriga on April 1st, 2012, 6:24am

Quote from poiuyt5948
the let's lagoon (ch 20) release by village idiot is fake

lagoon hasn't had a released scan in month's so i was happy,

the release is some kind of hentai/gore porn, (i didn't look too closely after the naked 10 year old cat-girl with her entrails hanging out.


It's legit; check their IRC.

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» poiuyt5948 on April 1st, 2012, 6:42am

except for the link on their site front page (where downloaders usually go first)

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» godhand666 on April 1st, 2012, 6:49am

The real april fools joke must be that the release was real
everyone should know VI releases are IIRC
fools eek

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» Seijurou on April 1st, 2012, 6:07am

I see spammers are already at it here. I don't even get the joke. Fail.

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» poiuyt5948 on April 1st, 2012, 6:12am

are you talking to me?

oh.. it's been removed (that was fast)

just check the village idiot site if you dont believe me

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» whatnot on April 1st, 2012, 6:21am

Quote from poiuyt5948
are you talking to me?

oh.. it's been removed (that was fast)

just check the village idiot site if you dont believe me

I think he's referring to the people with same display pict and signature

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» Seijurou on April 1st, 2012, 6:44am

What? You even PM'd me? I don't know/care what 'Let's Lagoon' is; however, it looks like someone else is calling you a liar. Anyway, if we are going to talk about the best fake releases, then I take off my hat to the group, which I believe was Manga-Heaven, that uploaded yaoi instead of Seishun Forget, I think, and the stupid aggregators fell for it. Ignorant readers' reaction was priceless. 'No~ My eyes!!!!!!!' Hahaha.

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» dokko-dokko on April 1st, 2012, 9:02am

agree! let's go upload fake releases on stupid sites like mangafox. how cool it would be if say twenty or thirty groups were to flood sites like that with guro hentai...

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» Seijurou on April 1st, 2012, 11:05am

Yeah, actually, MangaFox and co. have robots that snatch releases, since the owners are crazy about getting all the possible titles on their servers to get more views. If you upload directly, they might check you. However, their automatic target is Batoto; if you upload there, they will be drawn to it like moth to the flame (go to the second-to-last page in the comments).

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» Alexyz0 on April 1st, 2012, 11:46am

Quote from dokko-dokko
agree! let's go upload fake releases on stupid sites like mangafox. how cool it would be if say twenty or thirty groups were to flood sites like that with guro hentai...

Hahaha, that would be absolutely hilarious laugh

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» Unknown on April 1st, 2012, 5:18pm

Post Deleted

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» HitsujinoHon on April 1st, 2012, 5:18pm

I know it's April Fools' Day, but guys stop fooling around already!! mad

Something really bad happened! cry

Check this "Yankee-kun&Megane-chan" if you don't believe me!

That's a Breaking News for the fans. sad
Why did no one mention about that yet?!! confused

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» Seijurou on April 1st, 2012, 5:52pm

But their news post was on March 31 . . . It still sounds fishy; however, it just wasn't accurate. Oh, well, it's not like I care about some shoujo manga.

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» HitsujinoHon on April 1st, 2012, 6:01pm

That's because the group leader planned to translate the authors' tweets just recently, and it's a mere coincidence that they happened to post the consequence of their stupidity on the 31st(since it happened around 1 or 2 days ago).

I feel so sad to see such an end. cry

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» ZL11 on April 1st, 2012, 9:03pm

YKtMC's ending sucked any way... sheeshya... APRIL FOOL. roll

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» gaara877 on April 2nd, 2012, 12:32am

Shut up, I'm serious too and don't take me lightly mad

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» smarts on April 2nd, 2012, 2:20am

what a boring day -.-

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» saxenas1 on April 4th, 2012, 10:04am

Is this rule in effect all april? Or just the 1st of april?

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» Badkarma on April 4th, 2012, 10:22am

In case you're asking seriously, yes, it's in effect all though of April.

Coincidentally, the rule's also in effect in January, February, March, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December too.

It's never alright to add a fake release or spam fake releases on Baka-Updates, and this news bulletin is only a friendly reminder during a time of much foolery.

Like a warning not to drink and drive on New Years. Is it normally ever alright to drink and drive? Of course not. It's just THAT much of a high risk day, you get warned of the obvious.

That said, I imagine the repercussions for mistakenly entering a fake release in some other month would be forgiven easier. This is just a reminder to be careful.

[edit]
Oh, ho, ho. Toto beat me to it.

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» Toto on April 4th, 2012, 10:20am

We don't allow any fake/joke releases.

This is just a reminder on the day that it normally occurs.

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