Discussion Do you hate TN/ED "note" that is unrelated to the story ?

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Do you hate TN/ED "note" that is unrelated to the story ?

  1. Yes

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    25.5%
  2. No

    61 vote(s)
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  3. Don't care

    47 vote(s)
    32.4%
  1. janperson

    janperson Well-Known Member

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    personally, i don't have problem with a note that explain technical things or information in the novels.
    what i hate is comment by Translator or editor that have nothing to do with the novels in middle of the story i.e. [ed : lol, bla bla bla] or if you read bocchi tenseiki early translation with 50% of the translated chapter is comment by translator and editor in every sentences.
    it feels like you're watching a movie in theater and some random guy decide it's okay to give commentary in every scene with a loud voice. it's annoying and make you distracted while reading.
    so do you have the same sentiment as me or like it or just don't care?
     
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  2. RANTMAN

    RANTMAN Hate, hate, hate. Double Hate. LOATHE ENTIRELY

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    Agreed. Translator notes should be at the end or the beginning, not interrupting the flow.
     
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  3. Jaded

    Jaded Majoring in Erology

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    I'm assuming you're only talking about the notes made in between the story, and not the ones at the beginning and end? If yeah, then I dislike them as well.

    Have no problems if it's done occasionally, but it is annoying when they do it multiple times in the same chapter.
     
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  4. akki

    akki [Ani's C☕ffee-mate #3] [Shady Merchant] [Thief]

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    Depends. If I don't find it interesting I'd just be annoyed.
     
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    Liyus Laksha's Desu~ Cat

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    I don't mind them as long i don' t find them at the end of every sentence
     
  6. Enigma

    Enigma [Yandere lover][victim]

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    There no too bad to deal with and only take a second to skim over so I don't mind them .
     
  7. ABMAINA

    ABMAINA That One Member

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    During the story... Yh it's a pain in the ass, takes your concentration out of the story. But I like the commentary made by the translator of World Of Cultivation at the end of each chapter
     
  8. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow > dev/null

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    The one in the middle of the chapter? Depends... When it was a serious, and dramatic situation I would be annoyed. Even if the notes were related. Otherwise, I don't care.
     
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    Eruxol Du-sollst――Dies irae

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    No matter, as long it's make me laugh
     
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  10. janperson

    janperson Well-Known Member

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    yeah, that is what i mean

    my max tolerance is 2 in a chapter.
     
  11. Astaroth

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    Just imagine if all of Deathblade's notes* would have been put in the middle of the text instead of linking to the bottom of the page...

    *(Which are a great plus to me as they are btw, just to make things clear.)
     
  12. TheDefend

    TheDefend Public Dental Support

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    3-5 Max of tolerance,
     
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    Satan [YOU WA SHOCK] [MILF Hunter]

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    I find them funny
     
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    Jarrow Well-Known Member

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    THIS.

    SO MUCH HATE.
     
  16. Vanidor

    Vanidor Well-Known Member

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    I don't mind any explaining things about the background. I do find ones where the editor or translator is trying to be funny or "react" to the characters a bit annoying since it takes you out of the story entirely. Something like "(TN: OMG he's such a player)" is basically, likely unintentionally, saying the reader is too stupid to realize it. But then some people feel the need to narrate movies while you are watching it with them. There's far worse flaws in life so this comment is about as much as I can get worked up on the issue.
     
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  17. Okuri Ookami

    Okuri Ookami 'Chi Chi Chi' calls the Sparrow

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    I can rant on this all day and have made plenty of status updates and threads bout the subject... When I MTL'd my notes came at the end and always involved the story no jokes no personal opinions that would offend or push itself on others. That is the style I like and I'm glad there are plenty of TL's that follow that method which I mimicked cause I liked it.
     
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  18. Defiring

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    I think that it can be good for people like me who have no idea how to put the notes at the end of the chapter, but they should not be put at important moments with action or sadness or whatever, 'cause it kind of ruins the whole thing, especially if it's a random joke
     
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    If someone is translating the novel for just as a hobby without donations even if releasing 1-3 chapter per week, they can write any translator note or their opinion about that part in which case I don't care.

    But the more famous ones who do free+few donation translation as professionally, then that's a definite no-no.
     
  20. Ahrt

    Ahrt PhD in Pokemon Studies

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