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Will the loss of Batoto affect your manga habits?
Yes, huge problems now
Yes, but it's not too bad
Just a little
Nope, nothing changes for me
 
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Batoto Closing
(71 posts, 5587 views) Posted: over 48 years ago ago by cmertb in News
Why are you replying to me? I only pointed out that your methodology is wrong. (Although your followup post has no methodology at all -- it's purely subjective judgment). I'm not prepared to make any conclusions on this topic myself. The only data I ha ...
Batoto Closing
(71 posts, 5587 views) Posted: over 48 years ago ago by cmertb in News
As far as I know, people (Batoto staff) are already backing up the contents of the site, although no one one knows what they'll do with it. Your impression that Grumpy isn't allowing that is mistaken.

But in general, I just wanted to say that there are many ...
Batoto Closing
(71 posts, 5587 views) Posted: over 48 years ago ago by cmertb in News
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Right now the owner of the site decided that he would not give the site or its contents to anyone, this disgusting behaviour would not have occurred in the case of a decentralised service.


And where is that decentralized service? Who's going to set it up ...
Batoto Closing
(71 posts, 5587 views) Posted: over 48 years ago ago by cmertb in News
If you want to judge whether the scene is eroding or not, I think a more relevant measurement is the number of actual releases. The number of anonymous readers is of absolutely no relevance to scanlation.

(reply to residentgrigo, clicked the wrong reply button) ...
New site for scanlations community - feedback appreciated
(5 posts, 169 views) Posted: over 48 years ago ago by cmertb in User Announcements
But how would you solve the fundamental problem that Batoto had, where the owner simply decided to quit one day, and anyone who depended on it got screwed? How would we entrust our content to a site that might disappear one day just like that? ...
Batoto Closing
(71 posts, 5587 views) Posted: over 48 years ago ago by cmertb in News
Quote from EternalDevotion
Batoto is tainted. Grumpy rather whoever to start over anew
instead of burdenin someone else with those ^ issues.

With all due respect to Grumpy, this is something for the potential successor to decide. All he needed to do was make th ...
Batoto Closing
(71 posts, 5587 views) Posted: over 48 years ago ago by cmertb in News
Quote from auraya
That's exactly what we're switching to. Going to host our images in folders on there.

Farewell, my dear Batoto.

You have yet to learn how quickly Google wipes out content that triggers their detection even when it isn't share ...
Batoto Closing
(71 posts, 5587 views) Posted: over 48 years ago ago by cmertb in News
Quote from Maxieflame
He explains his reasons for why he's doing so in the annoucement post.

I've read the post a couple of times and I don't see that explanation. It's a valid question. ...
New Poll - Dropped by Scanlators
(11 posts, 364 views) Posted: over 48 years ago ago by cmertb in News
You're not making provisions for people who can read in the original language in this poll. Normally, I'd say no -- I would never start reading something with a high chance of never finishing it, but when it comes to Japanese manga, I'd start by re ...
New Poll - Authors and Crimes
(33 posts, 1361 views) Posted: over 47 years ago ago by cmertb in News
I'd love to say "I don't care", but from experience I know that once I find out something about an author that I don't like, I can't enjoy their works to the same extent anymore. It doesn't necessarily have to be a criminal r ...
Https
(2 posts, 353 views) Posted: over 47 years ago ago by cmertb in Suggestions & Bugs
My browser claims this site has a certificate, and it hasn't even expired yet. Is my browser lying to me?

Oh never mind, you're probably a spammer. ...
Manga translation
(1 posts, 240 views) Posted: over 47 years ago ago by cmertb in Manga General
I don't know about death -- maybe just a slow continued decline -- but I agree it isn't as vibrant as it used to be, due to a number of factors. ...
Status of MangaHere
(5 posts, 649 views) Posted: over 47 years ago ago by cmertb in Manga General
If they shut down, I wouldn't shed a tear. ...
New Poll - Scanlate or Not?
(9 posts, 820 views) Posted: over 47 years ago ago by cmertb in News
The option for "No, don't have free time" should be renamed to "Nope, just don't want to, but too ashamed to admit it" smile

I mean, you have the time to read manga and hang out on MU, right? ...
New Poll - Paying Translators
(37 posts, 2117 views) Posted: over 47 years ago ago by cmertb in News
It's not a matter of mentality, but of practicality. It's pretty much the only way to reach the fans of that particular series. If you don't release something from that series, you can't communicate with them. ...
New Poll - Paying Translators
(37 posts, 2117 views) Posted: over 47 years ago ago by cmertb in News
Quote from calstine
Also, I don't get how the results of the previous polls and this one match up. The majority think donating to scanlators is wrong or say they can't/won't do it, then turn around and say it's A-okay to have a "scanla ...
New Poll - Paying Translators
(37 posts, 2117 views) Posted: over 47 years ago ago by cmertb in News
SinsI:
I've yet to see anyone who makes a living from tling for scanlation. The going rate is peanuts. So, no pros.

Kalendel:
Paid tls aren't common, but they have been more common than you think. It's a matter of hanging out with the right groups t ...
New Poll - Paying Translators
(37 posts, 2117 views) Posted: over 47 years ago ago by cmertb in News
If you get paid a fraction of what actual pros are paid, then you're no pro. ...
New Poll - Paying Translators
(37 posts, 2117 views) Posted: over 47 years ago ago by cmertb in News
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Nothing is wrong if the fan outsources part of the job to a professional - it is still scanlation as long as it is distributed free of charge and unlicensed.


No, it isn't scanlation anymore. It is not a part of traditional scanlation culture, to phrase it closer to the o ...
New Poll - Paying Translators
(37 posts, 2117 views) Posted: over 47 years ago ago by cmertb in News
Commissions are fine, paying translators is fine, let's just not mix it all up with scanlation. Scanlation is assumed to be volunteer work. But there is a parallel black market that has no name, but is mistakenly referred to as "scanlation", that lives by ...
Regarding the Recent Spam
(38 posts, 4894 views) Posted: over 47 years ago ago by cmertb in Suggestions & Bugs
And until that is implemented, close new user registrations. ...
New Poll - Choosing a Series
(21 posts, 1413 views) Posted: over 47 years ago ago by cmertb in News
It's primarily about ratings, reviews, and recs for me, within the demographics I'm interested in. I might be overlooking some hidden gems this way, but at least I'm protected from disappointing garbage that would waste my time. ...
New Poll - Donating to Scanlators
(8 posts, 894 views) Posted: over 47 years ago ago by cmertb in News
I think you got to the crux of the issue here. Much of the disagreement on this topic comes from the fact that certain scanlators use the word "donation" when they really mean "commission", and then this confusion spreads to pollute any di ...
New Poll - Scanlators Asking for Donations
(28 posts, 2146 views) Posted: over 47 years ago ago by cmertb in News
It doesn't matter who does the hiring, once "hiring" is involved, it's not scanlation as we know it anymore. Come up with a different name.

Also, it's not the action of translation that would be copyright infringement, but distributing it afte ...
New Poll - Scanlators Asking for Donations
(28 posts, 2146 views) Posted: over 47 years ago ago by cmertb in News
The general understanding of "scanlation" has always been "for fans by fans". If you want to hire someone who doesn't care to do the work, don't call it scanlation, call it something else -- for example, "piracy" or ...

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