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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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New Poll - Scanlators Asking for Donations
(28 posts, 763 views) Posted: 19d 20h, 8m ago by philip72 in News
I agree with you. Raws are okay, maybe, but nobody needs their own server.

The choices in this poll are poorly worded and (deliberately?) leading. I'd add the choice "No, it's totally unethical" If I had my druthers. ...
New Poll - Donating for Scanlations
(26 posts, 892 views) Posted: 27d 19h, 28m ago by philip72 in News
I call them full of shit too.

I've worked with several scan teams and finished numerous titles over the last 15 years, and no matter how they whine, actual scanlation isn't hard and rarely costs a cent. If someone is putting in 12-16 hours of work per chapt ...
New Poll - Donating for Scanlations
(26 posts, 892 views) Posted: 27d 19h, 36m ago by philip72 in News
THIS!
Nobody should pay scanlators, EVER. It violates almost every ethic possible.

Furthermore, no scan group actually needs money. They don't need fancy websites, they don't need bandwidth and they don't need to create an online communit ...
New Poll - Bad Characteristics
(25 posts, 2668 views) Posted: 379d 10h, 29m ago by philip72 in News
Quote from meredithbecca
I feel like I've read good or entertaining stories with all of these kinds of protagonists. None of these would be actual deal breakers for me, because I think that all of them could be well written (and the flawless character can mak ...
New Poll - Relationship Status
(32 posts, 3679 views) Posted: 454d 14h, 15m ago by philip72 in News
/a/ taught me that 3D is PD, and only a waifu's love is real. ...
Japanzai Closes Its Doors
(11 posts, 2126 views) Posted: 490d 14h, 12m ago by philip72 in News
I still remember their full-page watermarks. Most autistic thing I ever saw, and they accomplished nothing. sad ...
New Poll - Categories
(21 posts, 2185 views) Posted: 510d 15h, 47m ago by philip72 in News
Searching the female-centric tags of Smut, Shoujo and Josei + Rape yields another 650+ results, although there's probably some duplication within the tags.
I blame the patriarchy.
...
New Poll - Kidnapped Daughter
(37 posts, 4348 views) Posted: 559d 18h, 34m ago by philip72 in News
I think the "Just make another" and "Abandon her" options were added just to suss out how many edgelords visit MU.
As the time of this post we're sitting at 11.9% edgy. ...
New Poll - Other Manga Activities
(21 posts, 2936 views) Posted: 622d 14h, 42m ago by philip72 in News
6.2% write fanwank.
Ow, my sides. laugh ...
New Poll - Dropped Series
(24 posts, 3833 views) Posted: 663d 19h, 47m ago by philip72 in News
Scanlators who love the series they work with don't do that. They're trying to make the series as popular as possible, and dropping it countermands that goal.
Scanlators who do it for solely for their epeen, on the other hand, will however drop it for tho ...
New Poll - Best Shounen (besides One Piece)
(48 posts, 5233 views) Posted: 735d 6h, 17m ago by philip72 in News
I'm here almost every day and I never saw the list. That's probably because I, like 99.9% of the people who've joined MU, never use the forum anymore. It does explain the teeny fujo odor all over the final selection though.

Maybe if you want to g ...
New Poll - Best Shounen (besides One Piece)
(48 posts, 5233 views) Posted: 741d 17h, 41m ago by philip72 in News
Yotsubato and GTO didn't make it because the poll is bait, as evidenced by the presence of Black Butler, Horimiya and Pandora Hearts (which I enjoy, but seriously, not even top 100).
If it was a serious poll the exclusion of Dr. Slump/Dragonball, Yu-Gi-Oh, Bas ...
New Poll - Genders and Demographics
(28 posts, 3496 views) Posted: 796d 12h, 1m ago by philip72 in News
Quote from residentgrigo
good female targeted manga are all sorts of things but "rare as an unicorn" they are not. They just don´t sell that well when compared (and moe is a seinen phenomenon)

I can't think of more than a handful real ...
New Poll - Genders and Demographics
(28 posts, 3496 views) Posted: 796d 17h, 46m ago by philip72 in News
You're right to some extent.
I imagine the female readership for Jump is an order of magnitude larger than male readership of Margaret. In addition, Jump caters to it's female readership somewhat with works like Prince of Tennis (Is there a single s ...
New Poll - Genders and Demographics
(28 posts, 3496 views) Posted: 797d 16h, 58m ago by philip72 in News
I'd be remiss if I didn't also mention Yoshikawa Miki who's enjoying a surge of popularity right now with her "Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches"; and the utterly amazing and fantastic Kubo Mitsurou (Tokkyuu!!, Moteki, Again!), who ...
New Poll - Genders and Demographics
(28 posts, 3496 views) Posted: 797d 17h, 8m ago by philip72 in News
There's some excellent josei and shoujo out there, but it's rarer than unicorns. The vast majority of it is either excessively maudlin or sociopathic, the kind of tripe that makes mindless and generic T&A harems look like works of high art.

It' ...
New Poll - Apocalypse
(34 posts, 3562 views) Posted: 826d 0h, 37m ago by philip72 in News
Heavens yes, lots of people, that's terribly, terribly frightening.
Far worse than an "unrealistic" Nuclear holocaust or an "unrealistic" asteroid catastrophe .

"Overpopulation and/or loss of resources - 16.2%"
You're ...
New Poll - Demographic Hate 2
(54 posts, 5244 views) Posted: 832d 22h, 10m ago by philip72 in News
It's funny, obviously the female-oriented demographics will lose, by a high margin too I imagine. (Women are largely ambivalent to seinen and shounen, but guys view most shoujo and josei with disgust and revulsion.) However, most of the comments here sa ...
New Poll - Membership
(25 posts, 2791 views) Posted: 908d 19h, 55m ago by philip72 in News
"Who uses that chapter thingy anyways"
Pretty much everyone, you're actually kinda unique. ...
New Poll - Villains
(39 posts, 4039 views) Posted: 971d 9h, 49m ago by philip72 in News
Yours is the only honest choice.

I think this poll is just a clever plan to out all the Chuuni's here on Baka-Updates.
Almost 25% fancy themselves strategists or masterminds, and this comments thread is full of edgemasters telling us that they'd be Hell Kin ...
New Poll - Manga App
(38 posts, 4003 views) Posted: 1050d 4h, 1m ago by philip72 in News
"50% don't have an app to read manga?""Why are you even on this site"

Wow top pleb.
No tablet has the resolution a good, large monitor (or high-def laptop screen) can provide, and double-page threads look like ass on them. Further ...
Recent Outage Due to DMCA Request
(52 posts, 9591 views) Posted: 1057d 6h, 18m ago by philip72 in News
Very good point.
If anyone is actually monitoring the thread, take note. ...
Recent Outage Due to DMCA Request
(52 posts, 9591 views) Posted: 1058d 13h, 12m ago by philip72 in News
And just like with Wikipedia, using the covers constitutes fair use.
Kodansha had no business issuing a DMCA. It should be ignored and your host threatened with litigation if it pulls that stunt again.

Seriously lambchopsil, you've got to stop caving to these legally ...
New Poll - Sexism
(159 posts, 18832 views) Posted: 1064d 9h, 25m ago by philip72 in News
The whole concept of railing against thoughtcrime in fiction is American. And I don't believe I mentioned your godking, so why do you bring him up? ...
New Poll - Sexism
(159 posts, 18832 views) Posted: 1099d 6h, 15m ago by philip72 in News
Oh look, slimy American political posturing is now attacking manga. You guys never rest do you? ...

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