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Status of MangaHere
(5 posts, 401 views) Posted: 15d 2h, 59m ago by cmertb in Manga General
If they shut down, I wouldn't shed a tear. ...
New Poll - Scanlate or Not?
(9 posts, 534 views) Posted: 48d 19h, 16m ago by cmertb in News
The option for "No, don't have free time" should be renamed to "Nope, just don't want to, but too ashamed to admit it" smile

I mean, you have the time to read manga and hang out on MU, right? ...
New Poll - Paying Translators
(37 posts, 1389 views) Posted: 51d 3h, 42m ago by cmertb in News
It's not a matter of mentality, but of practicality. It's pretty much the only way to reach the fans of that particular series. If you don't release something from that series, you can't communicate with them. ...
New Poll - Paying Translators
(37 posts, 1389 views) Posted: 51d 22h, 52m ago by cmertb in News
Quote from calstine
Also, I don't get how the results of the previous polls and this one match up. The majority think donating to scanlators is wrong or say they can't/won't do it, then turn around and say it's A-okay to have a "scanla ...
New Poll - Paying Translators
(37 posts, 1389 views) Posted: 53d 3h, 35m ago by cmertb in News
SinsI:
I've yet to see anyone who makes a living from tling for scanlation. The going rate is peanuts. So, no pros.

Kalendel:
Paid tls aren't common, but they have been more common than you think. It's a matter of hanging out with the right groups t ...
New Poll - Paying Translators
(37 posts, 1389 views) Posted: 53d 18h, 22m ago by cmertb in News
If you get paid a fraction of what actual pros are paid, then you're no pro. ...
New Poll - Paying Translators
(37 posts, 1389 views) Posted: 54d 2h, 35m ago by cmertb in News
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Nothing is wrong if the fan outsources part of the job to a professional - it is still scanlation as long as it is distributed free of charge and unlicensed.


No, it isn't scanlation anymore. It is not a part of traditional scanlation culture, to phrase it closer to the o ...
New Poll - Paying Translators
(37 posts, 1389 views) Posted: 56d 4h, 43m ago by cmertb in News
Commissions are fine, paying translators is fine, let's just not mix it all up with scanlation. Scanlation is assumed to be volunteer work. But there is a parallel black market that has no name, but is mistakenly referred to as "scanlation", that lives by ...
Regarding the Recent Spam
(36 posts, 4136 views) Posted: 58d 0h, 30m ago by cmertb in Suggestions & Bugs
And until that is implemented, close new user registrations. ...
New Poll - Choosing a Series
(21 posts, 884 views) Posted: 62d 4h, 39m ago by cmertb in News
It's primarily about ratings, reviews, and recs for me, within the demographics I'm interested in. I might be overlooking some hidden gems this way, but at least I'm protected from disappointing garbage that would waste my time. ...
New Poll - Donating to Scanlators
(8 posts, 556 views) Posted: 66d 2h, 52m ago by cmertb in News
I think you got to the crux of the issue here. Much of the disagreement on this topic comes from the fact that certain scanlators use the word "donation" when they really mean "commission", and then this confusion spreads to pollute any di ...
New Poll - Scanlators Asking for Donations
(28 posts, 1359 views) Posted: 70d 3h, 39m ago by cmertb in News
It doesn't matter who does the hiring, once "hiring" is involved, it's not scanlation as we know it anymore. Come up with a different name.

Also, it's not the action of translation that would be copyright infringement, but distributing it afte ...
New Poll - Scanlators Asking for Donations
(28 posts, 1359 views) Posted: 70d 23h, 27m ago by cmertb in News
The general understanding of "scanlation" has always been "for fans by fans". If you want to hire someone who doesn't care to do the work, don't call it scanlation, call it something else -- for example, "piracy" or ...
New Poll - Scanlators Asking for Donations
(28 posts, 1359 views) Posted: 71d 23h, 21m ago by cmertb in News
The question is about scanlators though, not about leechers.

What's the point of asking me whether I would pay for a scanlation? (I wouldn't, I can read it as is.) The relevant question here is whether I should charge for my translations that I already do a ...
New Poll - Scanlators Asking for Donations
(28 posts, 1359 views) Posted: 72d 23h, 46m ago by cmertb in News
Quote from alidan
translators are expensive to hire and they work for essentially free

Are you sure you're not contradicting yourself within the same sentence? ...
New Poll - Donating for Scanlations
(26 posts, 1388 views) Posted: 78d 22h, 48m ago by cmertb in News
These groups that extort "donations" have completely twisted the relationship between leechers and scanlators. In one of my groups, leechers actually keep asking us to accept donations just so we scanlate faster. I'm tired of explaining to them ...
New Poll - Scanlating Licensed Series
(33 posts, 1879 views) Posted: 107d 3h, 25m ago by cmertb in News
1000 shounen and seinen titles officially published in English is a very solid assumption based on my extrapolation of a list of published manga on wiki and increasing the value I got for added safety margin -- naturally, the lower the total number, the lower my confiden ...
New Poll - Scanlating Licensed Series
(33 posts, 1879 views) Posted: 110d 3h, 8m ago by cmertb in News
Okay, I should clarify that my sample is representative of shounen and seinen demographic. And it is representative because it's pretty random, and sufficient in size to give me an over 80% confidence level with the assumption of total population in the specif ...
New Poll - Scanlating Licensed Series
(33 posts, 1879 views) Posted: 110d 19h, 46m ago by cmertb in News
Why do you think you understand the manga market better than the publishers who work in it? The claim that the mangaka and his intermediaries will somehow benefit from wider exposure lacks any kind of evidence to back it up, while the publishers who are suppo ...
New Poll - Scanlating Licensed Series
(33 posts, 1879 views) Posted: 111d 3h, 36m ago by cmertb in News
I don't really see how giving out for free something a creator is trying to make a living off can be good for them, but whatever.

I'm more curious about these crap official translations. How do you even know they're crap? I don't actually r ...
New Poll - Scanlating Licensed Series
(33 posts, 1879 views) Posted: 111d 17h, 12m ago by cmertb in News
I chose "Never", which is what I try to practice with my own projects.

If it's licensed in English, don't scanlate it in English. Scanlate it in whatever other language where it's not available legally. ...
Typesetting questions
(2 posts, 243 views) Posted: 114d 2h, 41m ago by cmertb in Manga General
I'm not a typesetter, but I've been in scanlation for a while, so here some things I've picked up:

1. GIMP is frowned upon by most groups because it apparently rasterizes the text as soon as you type it in, which makes it difficult to change its size po ...
New Poll - Long Series
(16 posts, 1262 views) Posted: 152d 4h, 12m ago by cmertb in News
Strange question. For a bad manga, one volume is too log. For a good manga, whatever amount of time it takes to keep it good.

I suspect the actual question the poll's author was trying to get at was how long you feel it takes for a manga to inevitably go bad ...
The Industry - Lifestyle and Wages
(2 posts, 338 views) Posted: 158d 17h, 35m ago by cmertb in Manga General
http://heikinnenshu.jp/creative/anime.html

All numbers in 10,000s yen. Multiply and convert them yourself.

In 2014, avg annual income was 332. 35% were in the 150-300 range, 10% were 350-400, over half were under 400.

By type of job: finishing (coloring I think?) 194. ...
Brother's Girlfriend
(3 posts, 654 views) Posted: 174d 12h, 54m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Quote from pyrolobus
Even though this is a wordplay, "ani" on "anime/animation" often misspelled by japanese as [ani] not [eni] as in english. And [ani] has similar pronounciation with "ani" from "aniki" which has me ...

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