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April Fools' Day Warning

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Post #543095
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7:49 pm, Mar 31 2012
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In a few days is the infamous April Fools' Day (April 1st). At MU, we WILL NOT tolerate any fake/joke releases being reported/announced to us. If we, by accident, allow a fake release to get through, please report the mistake to us (either via a Change Request form, through the forum, post a comment in this news post, or you can email me at lambchopsil[at]mangaupdates[dot]com if you are not a registered member here).

As you have been warned against doing it, if we discover a person still attempting to post a joke release here, that person will be dealt with. Severe action will be taken upon that scanlation group.

Thank you for considering our request to remain as accurate as possible for our members.

Some people seem to think this news post is a joke or something similar. I assure you, I am being totally serious. Don't take it lightly.

And we can figure out if someone is trying to frame a group. We're not naive, so don't even try.

A just ruler amongst tyrants
Post #543103
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8:19 pm, Mar 31 2012
Posts: 287

"Some people seem to think this news post is a joke or something similar." -lampchopsil

That surprises me O.O You definitely are being serious eyes

"to the world you may be one person,
but to one person you may be the world."

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so" (from Hamlet, Wm. Shakespeare; Act II, scene ii)

(Even though the quote above is from Hamlet, I first saw it in a Final Fantasy Versus XIII trailer on YouTube ^o^)
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Just an Old Timer

8:22 pm, Mar 31 2012
Posts: 78

Nice! biggrin

Post #543116
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8:52 pm, Mar 31 2012
Posts: 329

Man, it's going to be April Fools' day already? Time flies.

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Post #543140
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An innocent

10:14 pm, Mar 31 2012
Posts: 287

I always get annoyed when this day comes, people think they make funny jokes, but they forget that their is a limit for everything. And most of the time it's just plain bullying.
I like funny jokes, but not everyone has talent for humor, and if you don't know how, then don't do it. All jokes that have a negative effect on the day after the 1st of April are not funny (this includes all posts and updates on Mangaupdates).

And please don't waste food, damaging property, or etc.

When their is hope, their is live.
Post #543142
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10:42 pm, Mar 31 2012
Posts: 278

I wanna know what the severe actions will be sad

Post #543144 - Reply to (#543140) by deadphoenix

10:58 pm, Mar 31 2012
Posts: 61

More like there are too many people with no true sense of humor. They end up taking the most moronic of acts as humor then take it way to far. Usually they then complain about it when people hold it against them.

I'm definitely not a fan of that day either.

Post #543145
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Is a female

11:07 pm, Mar 31 2012
Posts: 3426

Gotta be really thorough with the releases tomorrow then. Fun fun.

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Post #543149
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11:20 pm, Mar 31 2012
Posts: 11

I waited all year for this message.
Everyone stay classy.

"Errors have been made. Others will be blamed"
Post #543150 - Reply to (#543140) by deadphoenix

11:35 pm, Mar 31 2012
Posts: 4

Agreed. People just want to use April Fool's Day as an excuse to do whatever dumb thing they want...

I have a bunch of projects due on the 1st...If anyone tries to prank me while I work on them, I'm going to throw something large and heavy at them. >_>

Post #543152

11:45 pm, Mar 31 2012
Posts: 5

Watch out, we got a badass over here!

Post #543161

12:31 am, Apr 1 2012
Posts: 22

It would be curious to see what kind penalty this site could do that has any real effect. Delisting a group has little effect because most people use the aggregator read sites already and those sites are taking over many of mangaupdates' most important functions such as listing NEW manga, listing new chapters of ongoing manga, and providing descriptions. Looking at their user forums, one can even say those other sites have a wider variety of people than here.

Some of the possible punishments this site could do would actually have a rebound effect that is negative as it would drive people to use the aggregator site features that mimic a lot of what mangaupdates does. When mangaupdates chooses to punish scanlators by removing scanlation listings or making listings here less accuracy (timeliness) here, it actually punishes the remaining loyal users more than the scanlators who get users reading at the aggregators anyways.

Post #543167 - Reply to (#543103) by ichigo_daisuki
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✯ Sarcastic

1:02 am, Apr 1 2012
Posts: 597

That is just the same message from years ago.

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Post #543177 - Reply to (#543167) by Seijurou
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1:50 am, Apr 1 2012
Posts: 25

COPY PASTA biggrin

Post #543181 - Reply to (#543177) by maine12329
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1:59 am, Apr 1 2012
Posts: 597

Heh, first time I've heard it said like that; good one.

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