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Question: When a group scanlates a series that was previously worked on by another group, how should they handle the spelling consistencies of names?
Spell their own way and leave a note explaining the change - votes: 1986 (77.3%)
Spell their own way without explaining any differences - votes: 114 (4.4%)
No preference - votes: 273 (10.6%)
Spell the same as the previous group, even if incorrect - votes: 196 (7.6%)
There were 2569 total votes.
The poll ended: December 14th 2019
Translating sure is a tough job!
» jonytep on December 14th, 2019, 2:30am
» tactics on December 14th, 2019, 2:55am
Sure the journey was great but the ending has to be satisfying for it to be a complete experience that I would rate highly.
» zarlan on December 14th, 2019, 4:50am
"Yeah, I'd have rated the series an 8, but due to the terrible ending, I'd give it a 9"
A terrible ending can easily make a series drop a point ...or several.
It all depends on how good the series is, how bad the ending is, and how much the ending affects/ruins what came before.
There is a specific anime, where I clearly remember that I would have given it an 8, if not for the mediocre/disappointing ending, which dropped it down to a 7 for me.
» residentgrigo on December 14th, 2019, 5:38am
» HikaruYami on December 14th, 2019, 9:31pm
Pretty much my opinion on this.
If it's one of those 30~50 chapter (non-canceled, just deliberately one of those "I have one story to tell" ) manga, I will not be nearly as kind. I could see myself dropping a 30-chapter manga with an amazing setup and disappointing ending down to a 7. But if One Piece has the absolute worst, most disappointing ending ever, after being amazing for so long, I'd still give it a 9 (or even a 9.5 if that was an option).
I voted for 9 because that's how I feel about Gantz. There aren't many long manga I can think of that had several great arcs leading into a stupid ending
» calstine on December 14th, 2019, 7:35am
» vigorousjammer on December 14th, 2019, 8:53am
» hkanz on December 14th, 2019, 9:56am
» Silent Howl on December 14th, 2019, 10:29am
I agree completly, bad endings can be desatrous on some type of manga and be less problematic for other type.
If I liked the manga as a whole, it must be betwen 7-10
however I could drop to 6, if the ending breaks the story, but usually it get a 7
» HikaruYami on December 14th, 2019, 9:35pm
But the poll specifically asks about "hating" the series ending. Would you "hate" a slice of life manga ending just for being abrupt?
Think about if, instead, the slice of life manga about a very cute awkward pair of teenagers that are afraid to admit their feelings to each other, ended with an epilogue chapter where they specifically married other people and led boring, dreary, unfulfilled lives in the subsequent years.
It has to be a truly awful ending. I don't think "well this romantic plot wasn't resolved, the last chapter was more of the same slice of life and then it was over" counts as an ending most people would "hate", they just wouldn't like it.
The threshold for a hate-able ending definitely changes depending on the genre of manga. But to answer this poll fairly, you have to be answering about an ending you truly would hate (after "loving" everything before it). So for me, the only real variable is the length of the series.
» hkanz on December 15th, 2019, 7:05am
» HikaruYami on December 15th, 2019, 8:49pm
» Transdude1996 on December 15th, 2019, 8:53am
» residentgrigo on December 16th, 2019, 3:51am
I just watched the Watchmen finale. Not necessarily a "bad" ending but reducing it all to a cabal of cartoon racists and a crazy scientist being brought down by her own hubris is lame. The returning characters were all off canon too but you have to accept that to even get this far, I guess. And get out of here with your ambiguous final shot bullshit Lindelof. There is nothing exciting about withholding a foregone conclusion! Just finish with an exciting money shot but Damon Lindelof is psychologically incapable of writing 3rd acts. A good show of course but I reduced my Imdb rating from a 9 to an 8. Snydra´s slavishly accurate director´s cut did it better and even he stumbled through the finish line. Let´s see about Doomsday Clock, as even that one is running out of steam at the end. Alan Moore made it all look so easy.
And Game of Thrones. That show broke its legs during S5 and S6 (some of this can be blamed on the books those stumble/rush through to adapt) to then shit the bed with S7. Anyone surprised by that abortion of a final stretch wasn´t paying attention.
I had to do math to figure out my Imdb rating, just as I once did for Dexter and House of Cards. Here is how my GoT Imdb rating came about: (9+10+10+10+6+6+4+3)/8 = 7,25
All 3 ended up with a 7/10. Even fucking Dexter... Math is a harsh mistress.
» Lorska on December 16th, 2019, 6:35am
If an ending is that bad while the rest is so good I could not recommend it to anyone, but I could also not say to not read it...
So if there isn't a possible rating I could give it, it's just not getting one.
And I almost feel sick even thinking about it so I'll stop here.
» dreamer00013 on December 16th, 2019, 8:50pm
So, about 7 to 8, really depends on when the decay set in.
Usually a series drops in quality prior to a really bad ending in my experience, so chances are high I dropped the manga before seeing an ending I actually hate.
» alidan on December 19th, 2019, 3:14pm
Most manga that have a crap ending don't have a crap ending that retroactively ruins the entire comic. there are a few cases where it does in fact 100% ruin it though, in cases where it doesn't, 6-8 mostly falling in 7 in cases where it does, I wish I had brain bleach.
» Nekore on December 20th, 2019, 10:23pm