Discussion Honestly, i'd rather a novel not be translated at all

Discussion in 'Novel General' started by landon9560, Nov 15, 2017 at 12:50 AM.

  1. landon9560

    landon9560 Member

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    than the continuous drops and pick ups by various translators.

    That and the cycle of "i want this translation, but i don't actually want to translate, so ill just translate/post one chapter a month so anyone who takes it over gets a bad rep for 'poaching' my work."

    I do appreciate you guy's hard work, but ill be honest, its hard to be anything but annoyed when a novel is picked up, 3-15 chapters translated, and dropped because "I lost interest in it" or something like that.
     
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    Die_Junge The writer of this script called life

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    Maybe you need to find better translators/groups. Dont forget that translating is not a job.
     
  3. Theo Thanasia

    Theo Thanasia Medicine Master

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    Machine translation for the desperate :blobpopcorn:
     
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  4. AnAngryLinguist

    AnAngryLinguist [Regrets RPS][Blank Sect][Nuffian #N]

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    I prefer the teaser chapters because that allows for other people to notice novels that may have not been picked up because there are many novels and translators don't have time to look at every one of them.
     
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    StuffedDuck Stuffed with Fluff

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    Honestly, I wish readers wouldn't just pick-up and drop novels left and right ... just as they like it ...
     
  6. alamptr

    alamptr What should i put here

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    Thats why right now i only read new novel from qi or ww
     
  7. lnv

    lnv ✪ Well-Known Hypocrite

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    If they lost interest, you can contact them and take over the project. If they don't respond for a month you can consider them MIA.

    I assure you, regardless of your rep, once you post enough chapters, everyone will forget.

    The policy only exists not to put mud over translators who put their work into the series, but that only goes so far. Once you release enough chapters ahead and quality didn't drop, people will forget all about it. Why? Cause leeches are leeches first.
     
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    zhainan2157 『Villager No.2157』

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    If a novel isn't popular, it most likely is going to be dropped. Most translators are doing it for the revenue, not the experience.
     
  9. Yukkuri Oniisan

    Yukkuri Oniisan 『Procrastinator Archwizard Translator and Writer』

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    Are the translators getting paid for it?
    Are you the ones who pay them?
    Are they translators for profit (demand money for chapters)?
    Are they CN translators with thousand chapters series?
    IF all of the above questions are yes, then feel free to roast them.

    IF all of the above are NO. Then Sir, I think it will be faster if you learn JP or KR yourself.

    Free readers shouldn't complain.

    Also, do you pay your taxes?
     
  10. brasca123

    brasca123 『Hell's Trainee Manager』

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    Oh look, another entitled thread, let me-
    ... What am I supposed to do now Onii-san!? I don't have anything to contribute! >.<
     
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    Himari Well-Known Member

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    May this comments enlightens the OP
     
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    Machine translation for the clinically insane :blobpopcorn:
    And masochists :sweating_profusely:
    FTFY :sushi_thankyou:
     
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  13. Chupchup

    Chupchup Active Member

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    Just don't read until there is a good backlog of chapters 100+ or something. Otherwise you know most folks will get tired of digging ditches after awhile. I mean how many 1000+ chapter really get completed? (prop to RXW and Deathblade etc)

    Even then there needed to be incentives for them to do it.

    Just be thankful they spent their time translating in the first place.
     
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  14. Theo Thanasia

    Theo Thanasia Medicine Master

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    well LMS machine translations aren't bad
     
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    Mizura Well-Known Member

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    There is a very simple solution around this problem: only read completely translated series.

    What, you don't want to, or don't have the self-control to? That's your problem man.
     
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    Hello fellow MTL Daoist
     
  17. Sky Farrow

    Sky Farrow 天外之魔

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    The entitlement is so strong here.

    I'm always happy as long as there are translations.
    People spent time and effort doing it, either way. TL-ing is not an easy thing for many people.
    I rather not read 100 RAWS when I can read 5 TL-ed and 95 RAW chapters.