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New site for scanlations community - feedback appreciated

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Post #747819

10:04 pm, Jan 8 2018
Posts: 2

Hello everyone,
me and my bf have had an idea about making a site for scanlation community for quite some time. In the light of latest events (closing of batoto) we decided it's time to move quickly and get to work - we want to start alpha version before final closing date.

Our plan is to build a site that would allow to agreggate and read releases (with all standard functionalities like bookmarks, comments and such) but would also give individual space to all groups to make their announcements and gather their own community. We are also thinking about means to secure ourselves from bots and scrappers so that sites like Mangafox won't thrive on us.

We will be really happy if there are groups interested in our project and willing to try it out when we have a prototype. We would like to make something that would suit needs of all people interested in scanlations so we are open to all suggestions and ideas.

If there is any interest, we will regularly update about our progress. We will be happy to answer any of your questions.

If you'd want to get informed about our work on your email address or ask about something you can contact us:

Post #749248

11:00 pm, Jan 10 2018
Posts: 2

That sounds absolutely amazing!

Post #749250
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11:25 pm, Jan 10 2018
Posts: 320

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?

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Post #749358

8:50 am, Jan 11 2018
Posts: 2

Thank you for your feedback.

Both of us are professional web developers with experience in management and running business. We believe that we can build a website that will be much more stable and thus will require less administration work.

When the site is already stable, we plan on getting funds (by means accepted by the community) to hire additional programmer/-s. This will get rid of the problem of having to deal with website matters every day and every hour.

Lastly, if it ever comes to that we will want to end our ties with this project, we will search for someone willing to pick it up. If there isn't anyone like that, we can make website code open source for community to use as they wish to.

Post #749507
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4:16 pm, Jan 11 2018
Posts: 310

Yes, I'd guess there are many here who are interested and would appreciate updates about your progress.

Speaking just for myself, I'm interested in whatever/whoever's project that has to do with fan scanlation of manga and most things related. Let us know what's going on, and I'm sure many people will come and check it out and see if we can participate too.

Good luck with your project smile

Post #750623

6:22 pm, Jan 14 2018
Posts: 3

I'm really looking forward for your progress update! How much time it takes on average, to launch and make stable a site? Steady, take your time.
Have you decided a name? I hope the scanlations will assembly there.

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