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Should we have a scanlation culture of translators being paid for their work?
No, it's volunteer work! Labor of love or not at all
Yes, it's reasonable to pay them for their hard work
 
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Filtering a group's manga according to genres...
(3 posts, 606 views) Posted: 6d 3h, 1m ago by SinsI in Suggestions & Bugs
+1

Then I open, say, https://www.mangaupdates.com/groups.html?id=6076, I can see that they currently have 83 different series scanlated, and the Genres of those series - i.e. that they have 3 Mature series.

But there is currently no way to actually see the list of tho ...
New Poll - Choosing a Series
(21 posts, 393 views) Posted: 7d 3h, 50m ago by SinsI in News
Genres and categories - just one look is often enough to reject a potential new series, and I also frequently select random stories based on a tag I found interesting.
...
New Poll - Scanlators Asking for Donations
(28 posts, 762 views) Posted: 14d 4h, 40m ago by SinsI in News
The one that does the hiring is a fan (and much bigger fan, as he is willing to spend money on it)- he's just not a jack of all trades and don't want to waste his time looking for another volunteer then the same work can be done much faster, easier and ...
New Poll - Scanlators Asking for Donations
(28 posts, 762 views) Posted: 14d 23h, 51m ago by SinsI in News
The point is that a major portion is thinking it is only OK to pay for scanlator's expenses like "raw and server bandwidth", and that they shouldn't be compensated for the actual work done at all.
So the question is a kind of "but what if th ...
New Poll - Scanlators Asking for Donations
(28 posts, 762 views) Posted: 15d 21h, 46m ago by SinsI in News
To anyone that answered "NO":
Let's say you absolutely fall in love with a manga - but no one is willing to scanlate it, and you don't know Japanese.
Would you be willing to hire a professional translator to scanlate it? ...
New Poll - Scanlators Asking for Donations
(28 posts, 762 views) Posted: 20d 17h, 24m ago by SinsI in News
Yes, If they want to, No, if they don't. ...
New Poll - Donating for Scanlations
(26 posts, 892 views) Posted: 24d 17h, 26m ago by SinsI in News
Things can only be unethical because of one of the two reasons:
1) one side is forced against its will
2) it is harmful to one of the sides

Now who, or what, is forced - and who, exactly, is harmed by asking for volunary donations in exchange for services done? ...
New Poll - Donating for Scanlations
(26 posts, 892 views) Posted: 24d 20h, 4m ago by SinsI in News
If it's the question of just quantity of groups - you are certainly right, as there are numerous groups that just release a dozen chapters max and disappear afterwards.
But if it is the question of quanity of releases by groups that accept donations - I wouldn' ...
New Poll - Donating for Scanlations
(26 posts, 892 views) Posted: 24d 20h, 35m ago by SinsI in News
> Remember, most of the time when you donate, you're actually just buying beer for the scan team, rather than facilitating scanlation.

How do you know this? Have you actually experience it - or are you just slandering people?

By donating you allow the sc ...
New Poll - Donating for Scanlations
(26 posts, 892 views) Posted: 27d 22h, 52m ago by SinsI in News
What if scanlation is of a webcomic, and they have permission from the author - thus it is not a piracy.
Are you ready to donate to such a scanlation group? ...
New Poll - Donating for Scanlations
(26 posts, 892 views) Posted: 27d 23h, 4m ago by SinsI in News
"No, I don't want to cause I prefer to pay community back by doing scanlations". ...
New Poll - Donating for Scanlations
(26 posts, 892 views) Posted: 27d 23h, 5m ago by SinsI in News
They create something you enjoy for free - and you call them "full of shit"?!

What's wrong with asking for donations?
It's not like they are putting things behind paywall and forcing you to donate.

Typical scanlation requires 12-16 hours of wo ...
New Poll - Long Anime
(10 posts, 508 views) Posted: 60d 13h, 59m ago by SinsI in News
+1.
Sometimes even 2 episodes are already too long - and sometimes you watch 52 episodes in a row and think "what, is it over already? The story has just started, surely they can make at least 10x more!" ...
New Poll - Long Series
(16 posts, 992 views) Posted: 97d 13h, 57m ago by SinsI in News
It's not the number of volumes, but the amount of time that determines how long is too long.
If somebody is able to churn out 200+ volumes in a year - it is not too long.
If someone takes 3 or 4 decades to create 5 volumes - it is.
...
New Poll - Good, bad, and the Ugly
(40 posts, 2346 views) Posted: 104d 23h, 46m ago by SinsI in News
Great beginning, bad middle, okay ending

Allows me to enjoy the good parts and quickly drop it afterwards. ...
New Poll - Anime/Manga Merchandise 2
(15 posts, 948 views) Posted: 112d 4h, 45m ago by SinsI in News
Combination of "Worried about what people might think of me" and "Not interested in the first place".

I want merchandise that doesn't scream "I'm otaku", merchandise that to people not in the know won't loo ...
New Poll - Other Settings
(14 posts, 1144 views) Posted: 223d 19h, 27m ago by SinsI in News
Everything is good as long as it is not North America, Europe or Russia - typical Japanese depiction of those settings is too shallow and makes me cringe.

As for the setting I'd "most like to see", I wouldn't mind more Amazons, so voted S ...
New Poll - Alignment
(6 posts, 940 views) Posted: 252d 19h, 33m ago by SinsI in News
Doing whatever you feel like is Chaotic Evil. ...
New Poll - Translating Money
(19 posts, 2388 views) Posted: 293d 11h, 4m ago by SinsI in News
Leaving it as is is not really an option - readers should be able to relate to the amount, as a "billion" is not that much if it is in Korean Won, while even a hundred bitcoins is already a lot!
But if you are translating it, you have to take into account the setting- i.e ...
New Poll - Release Schedules
(12 posts, 1431 views) Posted: 332d 11h, 21m ago by SinsI in News
Bulk releases are the best - you don't have to track down all the individual chapter releases, and it is enough to entertain you for a while, allowing to fully immerse into the manga in question instead of just dipping into a chapter or two. ...
New Poll - Character Bio
(11 posts, 1331 views) Posted: 399d 0h, 41m ago by SinsI in News
About blood types: I wonder, if we check all the various characters that are supposed to be related by blood, is it possible to find evidence of unfaithfulness? How careful are the authors with genetics? ...
New Poll - American Comics as Manga
(19 posts, 2228 views) Posted: 407d 14h, 55m ago by SinsI in News
I might try it:
Greatly depends on the degree of creative freedom allowed to the mangaka - so absolutely "no way" for something extremely restrictive like Superman, but "Yes, Of course!" for something completely free like Hellina, Dejah T ...
New Poll - MMORPG Classes
(21 posts, 2195 views) Posted: 419d 21h, 47m ago by SinsI in News
I'd play something like WOW druid - the one that can do all the roles. ...
New Poll - Translating Jokes/Puns
(12 posts, 1237 views) Posted: 435d 13h, 59m ago by SinsI in News
Alwayson a case by case basis. Ideally, if the "equivalent joke" is very close, it is number 4 - but far too often 3 or 2 are the only ways. 1st should never be an option. ...
New Poll - Wrong Genre
(20 posts, 2614 views) Posted: 471d 21h, 54m ago by SinsI in News
I mainly choose my favorite mangaka based on their art, and about the only genre I dislike is comedy 4-comas which are not known for being demanding in that departmentt - so the answer is skip it entirely. ...

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