Question Can you request a 'better' translations?

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  1. Goblin Sleuth

    Goblin Sleuth Well-Known Member

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    So I started reading this story "I Am an Evil Sword" it has more than 100 chapters out, and it is all done by the same group. Normally this would be a good thing, but unfortunately the translation is incomprehensible most of the time. It is obviously a machine translation, with many parts making little, or no sense in English.
    Now granted if you slowly comb over the parts that don't make sense you can sometimes guess what the author meant. "wanted to steal the teacher" probably meant he wanted to steal the teacher's technique or wanted to steal the teacher's sword. Of course reading like this, where I have to stop every three sentences, and play is it a duck or a rabbit, is extremely tedious and annoying.

    So I was wondering if the current translation is shoddy enough, is it possible to request a better translations?
     
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    you could.....
    apply to be their editor?
    if the readers of the story don't even bother to help...
    Why should other people?
     
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    Goblin Sleuth Well-Known Member

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    Okay so maybe request that the group get an editor, that could work not a bad idea. How do you go about that though, is there a way to contact the translation group directly? What if they don't care, or want to bother with it?
     
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    Their contact information is on the website,
    And don't assume that they don't care.
     
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    Goblin Sleuth Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't assuming anything that's why I said "what if"
     
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    in my opinion,
    what if they don't = you are assuming they don't care
    what if they do = you are assuming they do care.
    But that's just my opinion,
    To me, there is no point discussing what if, if you haven't even tried to contact them.
     
  7. Goblin Sleuth

    Goblin Sleuth Well-Known Member

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    Interesting if it was me assumption is saying something like.
    "They probably won't even care." = assuming they don't care.
    "They'll definitely care." = assuming they will care.

    Anyway this conversation has been derailed, I got an answer to my question, so lets consider this resolved.
     
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