SEPTEMBER 2015 AWARDS

Sekaiichi Hatsukoi ~Onodera Ritsu no Baai~, by Nakamura Shungiku

Ano Machi ni Sunderu Karera no Koto (Haikyuu!!, KageHi), by Akatsuki Kuuko, circle: AuroraVision

Ito mo Tayasuku, by Hayakawa Nojiko

nata

ANDROID BOYFRIEND (Haikyuu!!, KageHi), by 春希

10 thoughts on “SEPTEMBER 2015 AWARDS

  1. sorry, but is this necessary…?
    i mean, no offence, but is there a way to opt out of notifications unless they’re tagged “releases” or something? i’m not sure since i don’t use wordpress much but yeah…

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    • Sorry, but is this comment really necessary…?

      I mean, no offense, but is there a way you could be less ungrateful? This website is updated daily, so obviously Admin-san is required to put in a lot of time and effort. Considering that most readers of manga use an ad blocker—see the 10/11/14 poll results on MangaUpdates—Admin-san doesn’t make much from this site. And YOU, as a user who benefits while paying absolutely NOTHING from your own pocket, really have no right to complain.

      Geez, what’s wrong with BL fans these days? Everyone is so goddamn entitled and demanding! Do they not realize how time-consuming all these things are? For instance, a single chapter’s release often takes the work of six people (i.e., scanner, translator, proofreader, cleaner, typesetter, QCer),with each respective job easily taking hours. Even so, unappreciative readers—who, once again, don’t have to pay a cent to read the scanlations—regularly leave entitled comments on the releases, demanding chapters get released faster, or complaining that the scanlation quality wasn’t good enough.

      I know I’m ranting, but this just really pisses me off. Admin-san, I appreciate your hard work, and personally I’ve always enjoyed these monthly awards.

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      • Thank you very much for your support, Ash.

        To be honest, I did feel offended to have the time spent on this blog called unnecessary, but well, I guess that some people think this blog is run by some kind of unfeeling robot ^^;

        You’re right about the time spent on this blog. It requires hours spent daily “hunting down” and checking new releases, making sure to credit the artist by trying to find their pixiv, and looking for a buying link to encourage readers to buy the works they liked. (And I’m not talking about the masterposts and other pages.)

        And of course, I don’t make any money from this blog (I don’t want to make money from other people’s work.)

        I’m glad you enjoy the awards. They were created for readers who don’t have a lot of time, so they can read what is recommended by other users. Maybe I’ll keep on making them with a different template, I think I’d lose less time on it.

        Again, thank you very much, Ash. I always try to shrug it off and run away from trouble when something bugs me, and I’m sorry that you had to stand up for me, but I was really happy to read your words. I hope BL readers (and Internet users in general) realize that even if things are available in one click, it doesn’t mean it was created in one click too.

        I hope you have a great weekend (๑→‿←๑)

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      • how does ad/revenue even concerns this? in fact half of your comment doesn’t even applies with me. you really needed to vent your frustrations that badly to resolve to reply to an unrelated comment?

        i just didn’t wanted to be notified about ‘awards’ because i don’t understand the criteria behind it. i know sekaaiichi hatsukoi is popular. do i need to be reminded about that very fact? no. neither am i willing to believe that popular doujin, etc, doesn’t involves some tiny ounce of bias. :)

        i think it’s very entitled of you to assume things about me when in fact i’ve been a part of a scanlation team myself in the past and i HAVE bought manga with money from my OWN pocket.

        honestly though, i do recognize and appreciate the effort by scanlation teams as well as the admin in keeping track of releases and notify other readers. i just happen to be a messy person who wanted to avoid her inbox getting more cluttered. but i’m not suprised to see your over-react because geez, something is clearly wrong with bl fans these days!

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      • I don’t want to drag this on too much, just wanted to make a point on speaking manners because with the way I speak I can sound like a total know-it-all or someone who wants to put her opinion out but in the end I’ll just be saying that I want to eat fries; though my words will have a whole different impact on the other party. Of course everyone who is a fan wants to support the fandom and the artist one way or another, I have no doubt about that. However, there is a difference in tone and manner between “saying that this is unnecessary” and “asking if there is a way of opting out from some of the posts”.

        -Sadly- we are not close friends in real life so no one can guess/know about your true intention, thus I personally feel better when someone kindly asks if they have have a question or unsure about why I do something; otherwise it comes out rude, even though your intention may not be being one. Like I said, I have no problem about anyone’s request from the Admin or your opinion, I just think we need to be a bit more picky when it comes to phrasing something.

        Have a good night everyone and thanks for all the effort, be it scanlating or keeping us notificated!

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    • @kat With my earlier frustration I forgot to provide you with a solution: You can simply take the RSS feed for the “releases” category and setup an IFTTT recipe.

      This is the feed for the release category: https://yaoireleases.wordpress.com/category/releases/feed/
      Here’s the IFTTT recipe: https://ifttt.com/recipes/147561-rss-feed-to-email

      It’s a little roundabout, but it gets the job done.

      P.S. If you haven’t read my previous follow up comment below, please do take a look at it.

      @Admin-san You’re welcome! I also forgot to mention the sensitive content warnings, among others. ^^

      Have a good weekend!!

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  2. Looks like I can’t reply directly to the last comment, but to make this clearer (and it will be my final comment since I don’t want more fighting of this blog).

    Awards are based on the stats. WordPress and Twitter have detailed stats that allows me to know how many clicks every link has daily/weekly/monthly/yearly and number of clicks per views. So there’s absolutely no bias. As a matter of fact, since you’re talking of Sekaiichi, I’m only reading it as part of my “work” on YR since I don’t particularly like it despite it being very popular. Awards are purely facts.

    As for Ash reply, I have to say that your way of speaking felt offending to me as you openly called the work done on the awards (which requires work you obviously didn’t imagine) unnecessary. I understand that you may not be interested in the awards, but it doesn’t mean I didn’t spend some of my personal free time on this, time I chose to dedicate to the blog instead of using for myself.

    From your second comment, I guess you didn’t mean to be offending, but this wasn’t the message conveyed by your first comment, which explains Ash’s reaction. I myself felt like you were insulting my work and felt a little shaken up since I take all comments to heart.

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    • @kat I apologize for my overreaction. I’m also a former scanlator, and consequently I’ve experienced my fair share of ungrateful demands from BL readers. Thus I was overly sensitive to the (unintentionally?) brash tone of your initial comment.

      To answer your questions:

      1) Many websites use ads to help provide the resources necessary to maintain the website and its activities. An example of this would be scanlation groups that use Adfly. I mentioned advertising because I wanted to underscore the fact that Admin-san maintains this website out of passion and benevolence, not for monetary gain.

      We all benefit from Yaoi Releases, yet Admin-san asks for nothing in return from us. Thus I believe it’s only appropriate we show Admin-san the proper respect and appreciation, including watching the tone of our comments. This has nothing to do with buying manga itself, although I’m glad you support the mangaka.

      2) Yes, I really did need to vent my frustrations that badly.

      @Admin-san I’m so sorry for assuming you were getting ad revenue from the ads on the site. You are indeed an angel!!! (*´o`*)♡

      Also, I just want to let you know that I really appreciate the effort you put into the finer details: finding and cropping mangacaps for the daily updates; the uniform formatting throughout the site, which was exceptionally well planned and executed; the proper sourcing and linking; the summaries on hover of the series’ titles; the masterposts; and even notifying your followers when you were sick and unable to post, despite having no obligation to do so.

      I know all these little things add up, so I really do appreciate and admire you for your hard work. Your thoughtfulness of the visitor experience really shines through and does not go unnoticed!!

      TL;DR My intention is not to cause arguments. We’re all here obviously because we love the same thing. In my book, no BL fan can possibly be a bad person. I just hope we can all be a little more thankful and respectful towards those who make positive contributions to our community.

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  3. All’s well that ends well, I’m glad everyone was able to explain themselves peacefully.

    @kat, thank you for explaining your first comment, I’m glad to know you never meant to be disrespectful and that you appreciate the work done here.

    @Ash, thank you very much for your kind words, I really appreciate it a lot, more than my words can convey (๑´‿`๑)♡ Even if it was my own choice to dedicate my free time to this blog, it makes the work a lot easier to know that it is recognized and appreciated.

    @allthefujoshiunite, you completely pinpointed the source of the argument. Sometimes a single word, a slight change of phrasing, and a sentence conveys a completely different meaning — especially on the internet, where you don’t see the body talk or hear the tone. I think cultural and personal differences also change the understanding of a message. You live up to your URL ^^

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