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Manick
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1:03 am, Jun 9 2010
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Due to recent events, I've decided to remove unlicensed release links. As much as this will disappoint some of you, my foremost goal is to keep this website online.

We have never hosted manga, but I would prefer to keep this site as far from the gray area as possible. It has always been my ambition to maintain an information site and not one specific to releases.

Thank you,

Manick

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Kitsunebaby
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3:19 am, Jun 9 2010
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That's a little disappointing but it's understandable. Most of those links never worked for me, anyways. So long as this website remains online and I have access to my scanlation groups and their release info I'm good.

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Chibiheaven
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3:28 am, Jun 9 2010
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Well, that news didn't come to me as a surprise. It was going to eventually happen, especially with such a large community. It most likely plays a huge factor in why sales have lowered...

I personally don't feel any impact with the removal of links. Since I go to the sites myself for the links.
It is totally and completely understandable as to why such an action is necessary.

m64
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3:55 am, Jun 9 2010
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manick this means you need to alter the "add releases" page and make sure ppl go register the group with the site or no one will find the releases.

p.s. check admin panel i'll go post something there for you to read.

Elcrane
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3:55 am, Jun 9 2010
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Read the article, and I'm sort of peeved that majority of the scanlators are getting wrongly labeled as "for-profit Web sites". 95% scanlators are doing this for free ): Albeit going against copyright of the original publisher and such. I wonder if it ever occurred to them that sales are dropping because of the economical fix we're in and people are just using said sites because they can't afford to buy the published books yet. Sad.

Nashnir
Post #535255 - Reply to (#535254) by Elcrane
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3:58 am, Jun 9 2010
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Seems to me like the Publishers can use this site to track down the scanalators bigrazz
Anyway as long this site remains afloat, everything is fine for me at least smile

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blakraven66
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4:04 am, Jun 9 2010
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It's not like I used the links anyway so it's all good.

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vietangelix
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4:09 am, Jun 9 2010
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Removing the links won't make me too disappointed. :3
If it's for the site, it's ok.

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Pacific.Mint
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4:34 am, Jun 9 2010
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The removal of DL links is ok to me. I never knew we had them!
BUT recently, don't you think there has been too many incidents (kind of) like this? At first it was the google incident and now publishers threaten to file a lawsuit to scanlators!!
I wonder if our online manga community will last long... sad

anime_lover122488
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4:35 am, Jun 9 2010
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It's been a very long time since I stopped using the links in MU and going directly to the source to get then, so this change does not effect me at all. I'm actually happy that MU is doing this, because this will help MU stay online (supposedly).

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krish19oo
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4:36 am, Jun 9 2010
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are you removing only links to the Scanlators site/download links or completely removing everything related to unlicensed releases.

Pacific.Mint
Post #535261 - Reply to (#535260) by krish19oo
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4:38 am, Jun 9 2010
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Only those DL links, I think.

blakraven66
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4:39 am, Jun 9 2010
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Just the DL links...if you noticed, the DL column in the release page is gone.

Links to the scanlator site/forum through their group page are still intact.

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Pacific.Mint
Post #535263 - Reply to (#535255) by Nashnir
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4:40 am, Jun 9 2010
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Good point XD

Hostile
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5:01 am, Jun 9 2010
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Tough times. Hope we'll last in a capacity as close to this as possible.

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