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Translations
(2 posts, 84 views) Posted: 5d 9h, 15m ago by cmertb in Manga General
And sometimes you find "Fansubs".

Noobs aren't up to speed on the lingo, that's all it means. Unfortunately, if their group name sticks around, the result is that the meaning of the original terminology begins to shift, creating confusion. ...
Bad Translation
(14 posts, 401 views) Posted: 5d 23h, 10m ago by cmertb in Manga General
So basically, based on text alone, it is usually inconclusive. I would really hesitate to use these points to differentiate between a terrible human tler and a machine tl. Now, if a group admits to using machine translation, that is a different story.

Actually, your point about u ...
Bad Translation
(14 posts, 401 views) Posted: 6d 17h, 32m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Quote from Serendipity_
I have noticed for a long period of time that translators use Google translate as a means to...well translate a manga.

I think you have a bit of a terminology issue. Whoever uses google translate should not be described as a translator.

On the ...
Manga about Scanlation/Scanlating process?
(5 posts, 289 views) Posted: 26d 19h, 43m ago by cmertb in Manga General
I suspect it would be a pretty boring manga.

The only exciting stuff that ever happens in scanaltion is release wars with groups trading accusations in public. ...
New Scanlation Group for Newbies, but I need an experienced person as a co-leader I guess, in addition older groups I can't describe it in the 125 characters, pls read
(9 posts, 515 views) Posted: 27d 19h, 8m ago by cmertb in Recruitment
Quote from hurafloyd
The best way is to have a proofreader that knows the language check your translation.

My whole experience tells me that this isn't true. I've been on both ends of TLC, and it is generally not a good thing for anyone. It makes the T ...
Manga reader website that sponsors the author.
(7 posts, 927 views) Posted: 55d 19h, 46m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Is it supposed to be a non-profit site? Then it will run like crap, like most volunteer projects.

If it is a for profit site (after paying the mangaka or rights owner), then why would scanlators work for it for free?

If it also pays scanlators, then it becomes non-viable as a bus ...
The SFX Issue
(43 posts, 5890 views) Posted: 55d 21h, 3m ago by cmertb in Manga General
I would prefer to have sfx translated for the sake of completeness, but only if the cost of doing that is negligible. And since that cost is never negligible, I would say screw them. The only exception is when an sfx is integral to understanding what is going on in the pan ...
Would you read it?
(8 posts, 480 views) Posted: 55d 21h, 9m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Personally, based on the description alone, I wouldn't read it. But if it received good reviews, then I would.

Which brings me to the important point: it doesn't matter what your story idea is. Most people can come up with a dozen good story ideas per wee ...
Translator looking for help!
(5 posts, 942 views) Posted: 116d 18h, 0m ago by cmertb in Recruitment
There is none. If you don't enjoy the process itself, this isn't for you. ...
New Poll - Kidnapped Daughter
(37 posts, 2965 views) Posted: 134d 20h, 43m ago by cmertb in News
You're taking this poll too seriously and not seriously enough at the same time. ...
Manga - Anime t.v series
(3 posts, 311 views) Posted: 154d 6h, 15m ago by cmertb in Manga General
You forgot that it needs to be well made. There are plenty of great manga that got turned into mediocre anime that no one care much about. ...
New Poll - Publication Frequency
(16 posts, 1913 views) Posted: 164d 3h, 11m ago by cmertb in News
I won't read anything until it's finished anymore, so I suppose my choice is the entire series.

As for how I would release if I could... daily. ...
Is manga scanlation coming to an end?
(8 posts, 1580 views) Posted: 178d 4h, 31m ago by cmertb in Manga General
I don't know if the number of releases is dropping, but it certainly isn't growing. Scanlation has been stagnating for years in terms of volume.

Now there are also legit manga sources online, so if you don't count them as scanlation, it is quite poss ...
Why is old manga unpopular?
(32 posts, 3168 views) Posted: 188d 16h, 52m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Raw availability for old series shouldn't be considered in this discussion. From the start, I specifically compared old series that are in fact being scanlated right now. They are there, as easy to find as any other recently scanlated work; nevertheless, few read ...
New Poll - Other Manga Activities
(21 posts, 2267 views) Posted: 199d 17h, 19m ago by cmertb in News
Unfortunately, I still scanlate.

Well, I also fansub, but not as much. ...
New Poll - Another Anime vs. Manga
(28 posts, 2395 views) Posted: 207d 13h, 21m ago by cmertb in News
The question is, is only the manga "reportedly good", or the anime as well? If the anime is good, I'll just watch it, and screw the manga. But if the anime has bad reviews, then I will never watch it, and just read the manga. I would never do both, unle ...
I would like to upload my very own manga series please, how can I do that here?
(6 posts, 685 views) Posted: 213d 22h, 47m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Batoto aspires to host self-published manga (and other comics), so you could try there. ...
New Poll - Evil Laughter
(20 posts, 2393 views) Posted: 213d 22h, 50m ago by cmertb in News
Can't stand this "fufufufu" crap in manga. It's simply improper transliteration due to disregarding the fact that there is no "hu" syllable in Japanese, so it's represented with "fu". It should have been "huhu ...
New Poll - Bad Scanlations
(55 posts, 4233 views) Posted: 217d 15h, 15m ago by cmertb in News
It's interesting how the dominant opinion in the comments is the opposite of the dominant opinion in the poll itself. ...
Why is old manga unpopular?
(32 posts, 3168 views) Posted: 218d 14h, 52m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Quote from Kawaiiprincess
Because they are old, duh! none

This is as perceptive as it is cogent. ...
New Poll - Bad Scanlations
(55 posts, 4233 views) Posted: 221d 5h, 12m ago by cmertb in News
Quote from Gleam
Unless some group barged in which result in two (or more) groups doing releases almost simultaneously (like with popular shounen manga), scanlators rarely do a re-release of chapters that already had been released by someone else. Espe ...
New Poll - Blood Boil
(68 posts, 5690 views) Posted: 227d 5h, 10m ago by cmertb in News
This is not a well thought out question.

If a character in a manga holds questionable views or engages in questionable activities, that alone isn't sufficient for a normal reader to get pissed about it. It comes down to mangaka's own attitude toward that. If ...
New Poll - Dropped Series
(24 posts, 2985 views) Posted: 240d 15h, 53m ago by cmertb in News
I'd say it's fairly impossible. Groups are always running at near 100% capacity, and when they have spare capacity, they already have something in mind they're going to pick up. An ideal situation would be where there is one common potential ...
New Poll - Dropped Series
(24 posts, 2985 views) Posted: 241d 3h, 33m ago by cmertb in News
You're a little confused. Attention to the scanlator's person is not the same as attention to the work. A scanlator (or, more specifically, a translator) who loves a series can just read it without translating it for others. If you translate it, it means you wan ...
English releases by Renta
(12 posts, 1308 views) Posted: 241d 3h, 45m ago by cmertb in Suggestions & Bugs
I think it should count as licensed. Anything officially released in English should be marked "licensed". ...

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