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Sura's Place/JanimeS Closing

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lambchopsil
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7:37 am, May 16 2013
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Sura's Place is closing soon (after finishing up whatever is on his plate). For those of you who don't know, Sura was previously known as JanimeS from 2002-2012. This lady has been scanlating almost every day since 2002. I bet many of you haven't even been reading manga for that long.

Some of you may wonder why is she stopping now? He cites Mangafox in particular as not obeying her requests to not post her releases on online reading sites. You can read the details at http://www.surasplace.com/

I for one am sad to see the departure of a mainstay of the scanlation community. I haven't personally read any of the series she worked on, but she did introduce the English-reading world to many atypical series such as Intersexuality, or the popular series Superior.

You will be missed

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SlyzertVoltrond
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7:50 am, May 16 2013
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Fuck Mangafox and their crony.

That is all.

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shinhaku
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Sura is a woman

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pyonk
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8:03 am, May 16 2013
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Another loss and bad news.

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Hespia Klarerin
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8:30 am, May 16 2013
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i thought sura was a woman

and i JUST asked her if we can pick up I-ren
i guess this explains why she said yes...

Rainy Days
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8:44 am, May 16 2013
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This is quite sad, I've been a reader since the Superior days.



Hinokai
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8:53 am, May 16 2013
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Shame to lose an old and productive group like this.
I always find it a little hypocritical when people condemn online readers or download sites for hosting their scanlations when they're hosting the creator's work illegally to begin with though.

GuttedGnome
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9:25 am, May 16 2013
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Pretty pissy news. Only read Superior from what I know, but I'm sure a lot of people read all other scanlated stuff by her. But it's always pissy when a scanlator have to shut down because of some third party.

Something that always make me sigh is when I see people linking to mangafox here and anywhere I go that have to do with manga. It sounds pretty much like "Ssssssiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh". A really dragged out and depressing sound. sad

I can understand using sites like mangafox for series that is almost impossible to get due to the scanlation group being long dead and Google only pointing to dead sites or other manga aggregator sites. But for series that currently active groups have done and perhaps still working on? That's a nono. no

SlyzertVoltrond
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Ah, but those scanlators doesn't make any money and put in a lot of efforts and time to make those scanlations happen in the first place. While aggregator sites like Mangafox are freely making lots of money through ads placed on their website, according to Sura; they were earning profits big enough to make a living out of scanlations(other scanlators' work furthermore).

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This is so annoying... I want to kill them at Mangafox... seriously, Sura's been so great, she gave us regularly 15 pages every other day, u never had to wonder "When will the next chapter come?" She always always updated any news about the series she's been scanlating...
I also found out about Sura because of Superior, and since then I was addicted. Sura's place was really source of some atypical, intreresting mangas,

sad

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A sad news.... You will be missed.

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Hinokai
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Of course, it takes work to produce a scanlation, but it takes far more work to produce the original manga in the first place. Yet I rarely see a group up in arms that Mangafox is illegally profiting of of the original authors work, it's usually that Mangafox is profiting off of THEIR work. I just find it a bit hypocritical is all.



deadphoenix
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11:49 am, May 16 2013
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If she (he) doesn't want it to to be stolen by Mangafox, why not releasing it as a pdf file?
Those can be saved on your computer easily and can be read easily with acrobat reader. The only thing that isn't possible is adding ads with it or split it up picture by picture decorating it with ads in a ugly way.
If this doesn't work, you can always buy the paid version with copyright protection. And if this isn't working (don't forget to send a complain to acrobat claiming your money back, if they get a lot of complains they will certainly do something against mangafox).

Their are some measurements that can delay them (Mangafox), for example; use uncommon archives like 7zip or tar. This will certainly let their ripping server crash and so it can only being added manually. It's also possible to do this with the pictures (database won't be happy with it).

A last resort is to use passwords, but please don't make it to difficult a twelve year old boy also needs to find it.

Note: if one of the readers complains, then you say: "Do something about online readers within your power, then we can do something about it." ( With a bit of luck the reader might be able to do something.) cool

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hivemind
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12:48 pm, May 16 2013
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I didn't think what Sura or other scanlators did was hypocritical. Bottom line, Sura spent a lot of dedication and time for her work and she asked for respect in return, simple as that. Mangafox blatantly disrespected and ignored her and they should be shamed.

babel
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1:11 pm, May 16 2013
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Sad news indeed. The even sadder thing is that Mangafox won't give a $h*t about it.

Well all I can say is thanks to Sura/JanimeS for all the years and thousands of hours (and dollars!) spent bringing us all those titles.

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