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New Poll - Sleep
(5 posts, 170 views) Posted: 4d 11h, 31m ago by SinsI in News
4 hours with 2 hours in-between, 2 times a day. ...
Filtering a group's manga according to genres...
(4 posts, 760 views) Posted: 53d 14h, 1m ago by SinsI in Suggestions & Bugs
As an alternative, it could be implemented by adding "scanlated by groups" entry into the "Advanced Search by Genre" function. ...
New Poll - Paying Translators
(37 posts, 1431 views) Posted: 55d 17h, 55m ago by SinsI in News
Just put yourself in the shoes of that someone who you are asking the money from and answer - would you be willing to hire such a freelancer, who is extremely picky with what to translate, who hasn't shown his portfolio or his dedication to that work? Who ...
New Poll - Paying Translators
(37 posts, 1431 views) Posted: 57d 1h, 34m ago by SinsI in News
No, it is because you:
1) didn't demonstrate your ability/quality of work
2) didn't create new fans for the series, but were just trying to take money from the existing fans
3) didn't post your offer in places where existing fans of the series gather
4) w ...
New Poll - Paying Translators
(37 posts, 1431 views) Posted: 57d 23h, 11m ago by SinsI in News
Web novel sites like WuxiaWorld demonstrate that there are plenty of people willing to sponsor chapters - as long as you market and price it right.
I.e. instead of "pay me nothing, I release nothing" they go with "pay me nothing, I release 5 chapters ...
New Poll - Paying Translators
(37 posts, 1431 views) Posted: 58d 23h, 15m ago by SinsI in News
Your price level has nothing to do with you being a pro - making a living out of it is the only thing that matters. ...
New Poll - Paying Translators
(37 posts, 1431 views) Posted: 59d 7h, 29m ago by SinsI in News
> Some cases, they just want to improve their japanese while translating from media (manga) they like
Or they are fans that grew desperate enough due to lack of translators to pick up Japanese themselves. ...
New Poll - Paying Translators
(37 posts, 1431 views) Posted: 59d 9h, 33m ago by SinsI in News
If you receive money for your work - you are a professional and not an amateur, no matter your level. ...
New Poll - Paying Translators
(37 posts, 1431 views) Posted: 59d 20h, 10m ago by SinsI in News
It's just that lack of translators is such a big problem, as those who actually know Japanese don't really need scanlations - so very few of them volunteer for the job.
I have hundreds of series I liked that are sitting in my reading list with no new releases ...
Site Manga Poll Suggestions
(2365 posts, 658246 views) Posted: 60d 11h, 4m ago by SinsI in Manga General
"If you had the necessary skills, how willing would you be to do scanlations?"

with variants ranging from "No, don't want to", "No, don't have the time" to "I'd release a chapter or two occasionally" ...
New Poll - Paying Translators
(37 posts, 1431 views) Posted: 61d 3h, 26m ago by SinsI in News
What I think is necessary is the culture of reciprocating for enjoying scanlations - to not just be a leecher, but to contribute something back instead.
If you have the skills, it can be your volunteer work - but if you don't, donating or commissioning scanlation of t ...
Filtering a group's manga according to genres...
(4 posts, 760 views) Posted: 67d 18h, 3m 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, 918 views) Posted: 68d 18h, 52m 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, 1416 views) Posted: 75d 19h, 42m 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, 1416 views) Posted: 76d 14h, 53m 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, 1416 views) Posted: 77d 12h, 48m 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, 1416 views) Posted: 82d 8h, 26m ago by SinsI in News
Yes, If they want to, No, if they don't. ...
New Poll - Donating for Scanlations
(26 posts, 1448 views) Posted: 86d 8h, 28m 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, 1448 views) Posted: 86d 11h, 6m 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, 1448 views) Posted: 86d 11h, 37m 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, 1448 views) Posted: 89d 13h, 54m 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, 1448 views) Posted: 89d 14h, 5m 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, 1448 views) Posted: 89d 14h, 7m 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, 765 views) Posted: 122d 5h, 1m 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, 1277 views) Posted: 159d 4h, 59m 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.
...

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