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Did mangaupdates lower the bar for "echii" this Valentines Day?
(7 posts, 262 views) Posted: 5d 17h, 54m ago by cmertb in Manga General
The term is "ecchi", not "echii". How do you introduce spelling errors while copying & pasting?

Anyway, the manga isn't ecchi anymore. ...
Looking for Battle Through the Heaven translator
(6 posts, 184 views) Posted: 14d 9h, 35m ago by cmertb in Recruitment
What's the point of putting their name on the credit page if they're not the ones who did the work? Do you really think that would make anyone happy? ...
Looking for Battle Through the Heaven translator
(6 posts, 184 views) Posted: 15d 19h, 31m ago by cmertb in Recruitment
So what you're saying is you want to steal a project from another group and release it with inferior quality? ...
The Rise of Novels
(22 posts, 1471 views) Posted: 19d 8h, 24m ago by cmertb in Manga General
I didn't realize novels were getting so popular in relation to manga, but now that you mention it, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. Many manga translators I know are moving into novels. I would guess the reason is that the manga ecosystem is only gett ...
Why do people persist reading series that they hate?
(17 posts, 814 views) Posted: 50d 19h, 31m ago by cmertb in Manga General
I suspect that in most cases they like the series they read. They just say they don't like them to appear cool, even if only in their own eyes. ...
Translator for Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii
(6 posts, 271 views) Posted: 55d 6h, 8m ago by cmertb in Recruitment
There are many fatal mistakes that started with the words "it seems". Why don't you ask next time? That's what I always do. I'm also puzzled as to why you didn't even consider offering your help to the group before attemptin ...
How to ask for help for translations?
(9 posts, 346 views) Posted: 87d 22h, 50m ago by cmertb in Manga General
What exactly are "specific genre forums"? Manga forums exist for readers of manga to talk about manga, not for scanlators to talk about scanlation.

Scanlation is done by scanlator groups, i.e. these: http://www.mangaupdates.com/groups.html

Online ...
How to space romaji
(4 posts, 242 views) Posted: 94d 7h, 51m ago by cmertb in Manga General
These are my personal preferences:

"ga" is the same particle as any other, so it gets the same treatment. Not sure what you mean by "te" -- if it's the -te form of a verb then it's a part of the preceding word.

As for elongated ...
How to space romaji
(4 posts, 242 views) Posted: 94d 10h, 6m ago by cmertb in Manga General
There aren't any rules that anyone enforces, but English speakers typically prefer spacing and capitalization that's closer to English standards, i.e. spaces around all particles and all words in title capitalized except particles. Don't know what yo ...
New Poll - Dystopia vs. Utopia
(36 posts, 1567 views) Posted: 95d 9h, 0m ago by cmertb in News
Quote from Mamsmilk
That's awfully pretentious of you.

If one day I wake up and find the internet where you can state an opinion clearly and openly without apologizing 10 thousand times for it in advance, and there's no teenager to show up and call yo ...
How to ask for help for translations?
(9 posts, 346 views) Posted: 95d 9h, 31m ago by cmertb in Manga General
It's pointless to just ask. If a scanlator wants to pick up a new project, they already know what's interesting out there and what they want to pick up. If they don't have the resources for a new project, then no matter how much you ask, they' ...
New Poll - Dystopia vs. Utopia
(36 posts, 1567 views) Posted: 96d 5h, 48m ago by cmertb in News
Dystopia stories are great when you're gripped by teenage angst and want to think that life sucks and everyone around you is a bastard. You grow out of it eventually. Unfortunately, telling a gripping story based in a utopian society takes much talent, so suc ...
Translating J/E for commission
(15 posts, 1103 views) Posted: 100d 7h, 25m ago by cmertb in Recruitment
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Why do I feel like I have to back up from you a bit? o.O

Because you're too greedy to share any food with a starving translator? ...
Translating J/E for commission
(15 posts, 1103 views) Posted: 100d 23h, 56m ago by cmertb in Recruitment
Don't fall for the expensive hype.

I will translate for food and sexual favors. Maybe even accurately. Possibly quickly. ...
Writing manga reviews. Any suggestions for series?
(10 posts, 619 views) Posted: 165d 10h, 46m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Why don't you submit your reviews on this site as well? They'll be more useful here than anywhere else. ...
Where are your current favorite mangas from
(3 posts, 293 views) Posted: 170d 20h, 29m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Japan was, is, and will remain the undisputed champion in manga for the simple reason that "manga" is a Japanese term. Other countries don't make manga. ...
How to Submit a Manga to Manga Updates?
(2 posts, 218 views) Posted: 213d 5h, 22m ago by cmertb in Manga General
What exactly are you asking?

The series already exist in the database, and you just need to add the correct mangaka name to them?
or
You need to add new series to the database? ...
Manga/fun stuff in 日本語 (Japanese) - suggestions?
(6 posts, 381 views) Posted: 242d 20h, 44m ago by cmertb in I'm Looking For...
1. Read shounen or shoujo manga since they have furigana (400 kanji is insufficient otherwise, you'd spend too much time looking them up).
2. Most popular manga have raws that can be found through google. E.g. google "yotsubato manga raw" ...
Mangatraders Hacked, and How it Affects MU
(83 posts, 37212 views) Posted: 260d 3h, 8m ago by cmertb in News
There is some thread on reddit discussing the MT issue, and there are screenshots posted there that show admin access to MU and to MAL (with the assumption that admin account passwords were gained from the MT crack since some admin used the same pa ...
Watermarks in Scanlations
(70 posts, 8983 views) Posted: 285d 1h, 59m ago by cmertb in Manga General
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And none of them were related to the source I got the manga from, which is even more silly.

Precisely. You got the scans from somewhere the scanlators didn't want you to get them from, and you're annoyed by watermarks on them. It appea ...
Why is Crunchyroll a scanlator group?
(46 posts, 6059 views) Posted: 295d 2h, 40m ago by cmertb in Suggestions & Bugs
I wouldn't become "distressed" if CR picked up any of my projects. On the contrary, I would gladly drop them and let them run with it. Scanlation is not about stealing business from legit publishers.

Also, while I think that since CR is technically a pub ...
Getting manga raws from ebooks
(22 posts, 1097 views) Posted: 300d 21h, 45m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Hmm, so this procedure sounds like more of a pain in the ass than buying paper volumes, debinding, and scanning. I should ask experienced scanners though, just in case. But as far as I know, if your scanner has an autofeeder, you can manage this in like 30 minute ...
New Poll - Most Read Demographic
(93 posts, 4688 views) Posted: 311d 6h, 0m ago by cmertb in News
My concern on this topic only goes as far as to point out that the results of this poll don't reflect any useful reality. Job done, I believe. ...
New Poll - Most Read Demographic
(93 posts, 4688 views) Posted: 311d 12h, 22m ago by cmertb in News
So you're saying it's not the author of the poll, it's this site's classification that's being stupid. How is that better? ...
New Poll - Most Read Demographic
(93 posts, 4688 views) Posted: 311d 22h, 12m ago by cmertb in News
Even if you rape the dictionary definition of the term and claim that a demographic (i.e. target audience) is a genre, it still doesn't change the fact that this poll presents overlapping options as mutually exclusive. I think my post above contains a perfect analogy ...

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