>MangaUpdates is becoming shit and is caving in at the slightest DMCA because they're idiots
>Batoto's being taken over by Tumblrtards and is banning anything that offends their Christian sensibilities (except for yaoi, of course), while also caving in to countless DMCA reports
>Crunchyroll is becoming a copyright troll and threatening any group that's working on something they picked up, while releasing mediocre translations and shit editing jobs
>any group that hasn't been threatened yet is dropping projects for fear of DMCA trolls
>Mangatraders is still dead, no real long-term alternative exists (in case you haven't noticed, we once again have all of the manga on one server that could go down at any time)
When did it start going so horribly? What can be done?
I would say use Kissmanga, but you need a Facebook account in order to ask the admin to upload manga. That would probably explain why their selection is vastly inferior. On the plus side, they have licensed scans.
Learn another language, like Chinese.
If you learned Chinese, you're 50% moon efficient cause you already know English.
Piracy will never die in China, and for those not translated, you can probably read them still cause manga's elementary level in terms of mastery of the language needed.
They're still fucking hieroglyphs and it still sounds like ass.
At least Japan eventually came to their senses and phased them out a bit. And in manga you barely have to know them at all.
>This just made me laugh. It was built by Tumblrtards.
True, but it's getting worse as time goes on. It's gotten to the point where I'll just upload manga on Batoto and hope that the other site rippers grab it in time before it's deleted, so that it's actually out there and people read it.
I would suggest lurking more, this is the second time that MU has submitted to DMCA bullshit. Next up will probably be censoring scanlation group names, because that promotes piracy!
>And in manga you barely have to know them at all.
That's bullshit. Especially if you're trying to read some random seinen or josei crap which is the stuff that no one wants to translate.
The first DMCA submit is already resolved.
The second one is just laughable, but I understand why would you be mad, considering they might look like "betafaggots", but at least they are trying to find a solution for it.
>Next up will probably be censoring scanlation group names, because that promotes piracy!
That is a possibility, if something it might happen in the future, considering mangaupdates directories affect scanlations directly.
More like put a band-aid on. I'm sure every publisher and copyright troll knows that they'll crumble at the slightest pressure now, so there's bound to be more DMCA letters.
It'll pass, hopefully. Every 5 years or so, Japan makes another effort to prove that they're serious, guys, I mean it! DMCAs go out by the thousands, things seems bleak, then it gets back up again.
Precisely related to my last statement, scanlation is not dead right now, and I'm pretty sure it will still survive in the near future even if the baka dies or cuts-down the scanlation listing.
It's just going to get more difficult to get your shit, of course, and the alternative depositories to mangatraders, even though useful like madokami, are incomplete and might die soon, at this point I'd start recommending KissManga (I should get banned for this shilling).
>I'll just upload manga on Batoto and hope that the other site rippers grab it in time before it's deleted, so that it's actually out there and people read it.
Also, this is really sad. But in a way, the expected doing.
CR's hilarious incompetence is ridiculous. I almost want to join them just so they can improve a little and maybe get some standards, but I would probably need a degree from a diploma mill before they would consider it.
>>Mangatraders is still dead, no real long-term alternative exists (in case you haven't noticed, we once again have all of the manga on one server that could go down at any time)
Our goddess isn't long term? It's pretty obscure and so long it stays out of sight we should be fine. Even then we can just rebuild again.
What's even more infuriating is that they're done with the script and all they need is some typesetting. That's the only reason they've stalled for four months and haven't released a singe chapter. It was faster learning Japanese to finish the manga than waiting.
The thing is that madokami is not "pretty obscure", even non-English speaking users know how to access the site, thus including outsiders from 4chan.
That's the only reason why people are still uploading tanks or recent releases there.
i want chapters 85-108 first.
The bot just covers a portion of it, it doesn't includes old shit either.
I already mentioned the site posts above, hell, you probably get a mibit link after googling it, even the site points out to the rizon link.
A new database is needed. One that is open and portable.
But this community doesn't seem to have the will. So we'll keep depending on MU until it fails and the whole scene will get set back two decades.
>It was faster learning Japanese to finish the manga than waiting.
Holy shit this crap infuriates me. The monogatari LN's, for example, have been adapted into an anime and then have had the anime translated before anyone works on the LNs.
And I'm looking at you Savanah Translations. You promise me Owari, you give me a taste of Owari, and then you're all like "nah we can't put it out because for whatever reason we need more than one fucking person to translate and edit a fucking light novel."
Fuck you, fuck you all, fuck this gay earth, I'm out.
>I already mentioned the site posts above
>I didn't it once but twice
Nice try to defend yourself
>you probably get a mibit link after googling it
Don't think so since a lot of unrelated shit appears on google when you google that name.
>Retards such as yourselves are a direct thread to the FTP still being alive.
I'm not threatening the site in any way with my previous posts, and I haven't even mentioned it in the past either (besides the original threads of its conception), unlike you people that tend to attract the trolls by caring so much that you don't even want others to mention its name. Let's just leave it at that.
We do need a new database, but as many other people, we might keep being attached to mangaupdates until the very end, I don't blame anyone really.
I doubt it. New blood won't bother learning jap/eng to translate since crunchyroll is doing most of the translations. Those that do put the effort to learn, won't translate unless there is enough demand. And the one in a million who actually translate for themselves and release it to everyone as a freebie, get bitchslapped with a lawsuit from the DCMA.