Discussion Rant on unedited Qidian MTL (Martial Arts Master)

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  1. AardwarkThe2nd

    AardwarkThe2nd (R-18 writer) Aardwark, the king of aardvarks!

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    Okay, if anyone reads this novel, it is pretty clear that it is basically edited MTL. As long as you read the chapters, there are certain mistakes like 'Jindan' being replaced by 'saver', something pretty common if you Google Translate xianxia chapters. Of course, if proper editing takes place, it is completely possible to remove all traces of such mistakes.

    But of course, sometimes you forget to add editing. In case of normally translated novels (some guy who speaks CN and EN decently, translates CN>EN), sometimes the sentences run on, sometimes there are spelling errors and sometimes there are certain lines that are hard to understand. But the mistakes are few, especially in a 2K word long chapter so it might not even fall into the reader's attention.

    But when you put a Chinese chapter through Google Translate or a better alternative like SYSTRANET that LNMTL uses, add some touch ups and post without editing, you get masterpieces like this:

    So there you see it. Forget about improper grammar and spelling, the character names are changed thrice, a character's name is translated to its literal meaning and strange stuff like Lei Gang and World Tianjiao which has never been introduced before is written.

    Martial Arts Master is a pretty good novel with a wuxia like feel. Most of the fights are hand to hand martial arts spars, most of the moves used are from classic wuxia and actual Chinese martial arts. And so, this stuff is harder to read on MTL than most xianxia and so on.
    Translating it on MTL might be easy, but editing it to have the charm of the original work would be harder.

    So I hope the editing gets done soon and this shit is fixed up quick.

    EDIT: The chapter with the mistakes is 'Chapter 336: Fire and Thunder', checking comment section most of the posts state that the chapter should be re-edited. But of course, Qidian has no response.
    And so, I don't think joining the site to complain would help.
     
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  2. kaze343

    kaze343 Well-Known Member

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    everything on there is edited badly. this isnt new. im going thru one of them when i have free time(the magus era) for two reasons; fix the shitty job done, and see if they would pay me to fix the shit. if not i will just give the edited version to some other people who ask for it.
     
  3. Exterial

    Exterial @pocketbear ,much oneesama, very friendly, kawaii.

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    Yeaaaaaaaaaah usually we aren't supposed to complain about translations but this is qidan, i'd expect more from literally the biggest web novel company in china.
    Also fuck qidan.
     
  4. kuroAnsatsu

    kuroAnsatsu Manhwa Master

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    They didn't even care about the quality.
    Who cares if you like it or not, as long as you read it, they got the benefits from that. That's how they have always been until now

    That's why I will never bother to visit their website
     
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  5. Ananya

    Ananya Top lvl Gokiburi Buster

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    Most NU citizens don't visit Qidian country as far as I know but your rant will definitely get traction in NU, no doubt about that!
     
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  6. Exterial

    Exterial @pocketbear ,much oneesama, very friendly, kawaii.

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    I'm willing to bet the staff doesn't even know proper English.
    But hell if that guy can earn 50$ per chapter or however much they are paying just by machine translating a novel and not even editing it that well i might do the same myself! Dont hate the guy for this, hate qidan for allowing this.
     
  7. replay

    replay ★Milk and Honey smelling Merchant★

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    so. . .
    want to have some codes to register on their forums. . .
    and get banned there while commenting there?
     
  8. manhbeohauan1999

    manhbeohauan1999 Active Member

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    That's why I use pirate sites only for Qidian novels, Qidian quality :blobsmirk:
     
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    Suijin Blood God [Medic]

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    a lot of NU users go to qi to read. And they have better thing other than complaining all day
     
  10. apricotsoda

    apricotsoda Shy Shy Shy

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    I just started reading this novel a few days ago in the early chapters some words with "s" was replaced by "z" like "surprize", and some conversation minor error.
     
  11. kuroAnsatsu

    kuroAnsatsu Manhwa Master

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    There are some peoples who's in that kind of situation and have no choice because of surviving matter, I would understand. But there are some peoples who doesn't even care, and love to boot-licking their boss so they could get some bonus, like a certain account from qidian here with an initial "c", that guy is such a try hard
     
  12. elengee

    elengee Daoist Ninefaps

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    Qi D. ian :blobpopcorn_cool:
     
  13. Wujigege

    Wujigege *Christian*Great Love Immortal Venerable*Comedian

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    Wanted to work with them but for the release frequency that they wanted MTL is the only way it will work from average translators.

    At least readers did not pay for this
     
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    Zeraphin Local Aphrodisiac Dealer

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    Raimei Well-Known Member

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    mtl sites shouldnt appear on NU right?
     
  16. Wujigege

    Wujigege *Christian*Great Love Immortal Venerable*Comedian

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    They are allowed if there is some editing and this should qualify
     
  17. Xellosama56

    Xellosama56 Active Member

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    Well the answer is not to hire or pay pathetic translators, I heard from a talented translator that on a good day he can pop a chapter in 45 minutes to a hour, and if your not translating 7 chapters a week you should completely forget to make a living from it.
     
  18. Wujigege

    Wujigege *Christian*Great Love Immortal Venerable*Comedian

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    That's an outlier, and the amount of MTL on webnovel.com proved my point
     
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  19. Ananya

    Ananya Top lvl Gokiburi Buster

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    What I meant was long time NU citizens. I feel many of them are newcomers because they desire the kind of stories which I desired a couple of years ago.
     
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  20. Nino Sasou

    Nino Sasou [ Retired Ice Cream Peddler ]

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    Dont tarnish D.
    Easy way to make $ i presume
     
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