Rehosting Dead Translations

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  1. Bao

    Bao Well-Known Member

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    You might as well make money from it until the translator/publisher ask you to stop. If the link was dead, you're not really taking their money.
     
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  2. Guyver

    Guyver Bio-Booster Armor

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    Tony will still get AD revenue from people going to the NU page for the link :D

    Especially if Tony does not add a next button and makes people use the NU novel page links to go to the next chapter :whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle:
     
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  3. dmon

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    iirc, manga-updates got DMCA so they remove the link to manga chapters. They did not scanlate manga, they did not host manga, but nevertheless they had to remove the link.

    why make yourself a target with hosting tranlations, just create an email account unknown to all, pay webhosting not in your name, create thread in NUF that somehow get stickied for a while and that is it.
     
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  4. runsing

    runsing status : bleeding, health -10/s Novel Updates Staff

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    it is not that hard to put a 'next' button that led to the next/current translator site, or an 'index/toc' button linking back to related pages on NU. tony holds the database afterall.

    i'd say, as much as possible, really. Also, he can put up a request to the community to chip in. Someone somewhere could be keeping copies of the missing chapters deep inside their stash. :blobpeek:
     
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  5. Darkwood

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    Very like,
    much wow
     
  6. Sheng Luxiya

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    please do this! its a great idea. too many dead links on NU and it sucks cuz they still pop up on recommendations
     
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  7. RobotLord

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    Sounds like an excellent idea. Go for it:cookie:
    Kinda worried about you not making any money from this though.
     
  8. amilhs

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    Yeah. Its a good idea, and to not you losing money, what about you also host novels. I know many translators will happily join you because you have a good reputation and many loves you. And also you can host "originals"(i know you only accept asian novels so you can put it, only asian can join or maybe you can make an exemption and also accept others that isnt asian) and so we can have NU novels!
     
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  9. RizYun

    RizYun #Kaffee4Laifu

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    @Tony, put 'em at NU/NUF backup sites, if they available/exist tho.
     
  10. Xhzero

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    Great Idea. Archieve something always important.
    If the web released. Please make it possible to hide from people, AI detection, or group who likely will send DMCA complain notice to you.
     
  11. Ripple

    Ripple Notice me Daisydacrazy senpa

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    Sounds good~
     
  12. AliceShiki

    AliceShiki 『Ms. Tree』『Magical Girl of Love and Justice』

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    Seems great! I assume you won't touch licensed stuff like what was taken down from Baka-tsuki, but that's okay! ^^)/
     
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  13. Rumby

    Rumby Rumbly Tumbly

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    That'd be great~

    Maybe if people could access the like old version website (like through webarchive or archive.is ) those could be linked instead in case the translator doesn't want it rehosted ...? (if they're available) Though I don't know if they're considered aggregators in a way....
     
  14. Das

    Das Lazing around Devil's Luck

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    aye, those filthy bastards!
     
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  15. AliceShiki

    AliceShiki 『Ms. Tree』『Magical Girl of Love and Justice』

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    :blobpats::blobpats::blobpats::blobpats::blobpats::blobpats::blobpats::blobpats::blobpats::blobpats::blobpats::blobpats::blobpats::blobpats::blobpats:
     
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  16. iSplasher

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    Sounds like a huge effort. I approve of this.
     
  17. Ruyue

    Ruyue If I can't get out of bronze am I stupid?

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    Yes, please it would be great :aww::blobphone:
     
  18. doomeye1337

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    Not opposed to it in theory. Wayback Machine for novels can only be a good thing. Just make sure to have a way for not just translators, but also rights holders to contact you in the event that they want the content scrubbed.
     
  20. Kuro_0ni

    Kuro_0ni Cocooned in a Life transition

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    I like this idea!:aww:

    Where would you be rehosting these dead translations tho?

    Will they be part of the NUF part or the NU part of the site?