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The Fuwanovel I want for 2019

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It's that time of the year again. Time to reflect on everything you made of good and bad in the year. But who cares about getting chained down by your past forever huh? So let's skip that part and look forward to the future! To what we can (and can't do) to make Fuwanovel great... again? Did we ever were great? Debatable.

So anyways, let's all collect suggestions of changes we want to see here in the coming year. If you're feeling a bit uninspired, I suggest to vote for one of the wonderful suggestions I make below. Because I thought long and hard (aka 3 minutes, rough estimation) in the well being of our beloved dysfunctional community.

  • Create a pinned "Translation Salt" thread under Visual Novel Talk, because lately every single release gets this;
  • Rename Walkthrough section to "SeniorBlitz's Secret Dungeon";
  • Rename Translation Projects to "Fan Translations Burial Ground" because lately they're mostly dropped anyway;
  • Create a board "Introduce Yourself and Never Speak Again" under Introduce Yourself because yep;
  • Rename Community Coordination and Feedback to "Tay and Co. Burial Ground" (I'm sorry Tay, we love you);
  • Create a pinned "Looking for Hentai Animation or Visual Novel (Powered by Monta93TM)" thread under Anime/Manga Recommendation;
  • Rename Leaderboard to...... anything tbh no one will notice kek

kthxbye

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10 minutes ago, Zakamutt said:

actually the trans project is the most important one on there

Oh yeah, how rude of me to imply that Translation Projects are dead when we have this one (+Virgin's one)

Therefore, I take my previous statement back and suggest instead to rename the said board to "Trans! Translation Transcendencies" because all other projects are irrelevant.

 

Addendum: one may add "+Virgin's project" in a smaller font in the title to imply it also exists.

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1 hour ago, MaggieROBOT said:

Therefore, I take my previous statement back and suggest instead to rename the said board to "Trans! Translation Transcendencies" because all other projects are irrelevant.

Well at least somebody here has retained their common sense.

1 hour ago, kokoro said:

Such a god of localizations! May I kiss you on the forehead?

hello?

is it me you're looking for?

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3 hours ago, MaggieROBOT said:

Create a pinned "Translation Salt" thread under Visual Novel Talk, because lately every single release gets this;

I also recommend creating thread called "Another VN got banned on Steam", because all of these are just going to contain one meaningful post and a few other pages of people just being :salt:y anyway.

3 hours ago, MaggieROBOT said:

Rename Leaderboard to...... anything tbh no one will notice kek

Before @tymmur comes back, at least. :sachi:

Edited by Dreamysyu
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1 hour ago, Dreamysyu said:

I also recommend creating thread called "Another VN got banned on Steam", because all of these are just going to contain one meaningful post and a few other pages of people just being :salt:y anyway.

If we go this route, I think it's only proper to have an "Another VN got MTL'd by SakuraGame" thread as well. True, this could be served by Translation Salt, but translation salt tends to be people complaining about inconsequential things like honorifics half the time, and the SakuraGame topics have a kind of special flavor to them, much like umami. I think we lose something by not having a separate thread for tls bad enough to be MTL.

Actually, this got me thinking. Now one of the supposed benefits of discussion is being exposed to outside views that temper your own viewpoint, so let's throw that out altogether and divide people along clear lines instead. We could have two factions of people, either for or against weeby translations. Call them GOAL (Good Online Advocates of Liberaltl) and BAKA (Ban Abominable Kooky Americanizations). Naturally this will cause a spectrum crunch as people rush to adopt one position or the other, losing all nuance in the process and leading to a cycle of hatred and misunderstanding, which is what we all want, right?

I'm thinking we add a set of badges to show membership, with choosing a side obligatory for participation in any translation discussion thread. This way, you can instantly see if your interlocutor is a wrong-thinking degenerate and deserves not be interacted with, rather than actually reading their post, which will save valuable time to not use to read visual novels. I also suggest doing something similar for the censorship/no censorship axis, and maybe a few other fault lines like BL, EVNs, Otome games, and the narrative value of porn in visual novels. I fear adding a loli axis may cause actual deaths in real life, so I cautiously recommend not pursuing this otherwise fairly obvious axis of contention. All new discussion threads will naturally have to be tagged under one of these axes; if one genuinely cannot be placed on a predetermined axis, the moderators will watch the thread like hawks for derailment onto one of the well-tread tracks of argumentation and tag it after that.

Naturally we need enforcement of membership in the two groups. Someone might try a false flag operation, or muddy the waters in some kind of rebellion against glorious one-dimensional clarity. As such, we should establish a council for each party that may eject particularly egregious members (they may choose to either join the opposing party or bear a "null badge". Rest assured that all party members that wish to remain in good standing will ignore all posts made by a Null, or else.) I strongly recommend that I be given a judging position in GOAL, and for the intellectual luminaries @littleshogun and @Stormwolf to be given positions in BAKA. As Fuwanovel proves, leaders are totally best when absent, so I nominate Tay as the unofficial leader of both groups. I give no particular recommendations as to who will prove to be the unofficial leaders due to the power vaccuum; let the social dynamics sort themselves out, guillotine blades fall, &c.

All in all I think I've got a great proposition here. Does anyone agree?

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4 hours ago, MaggieROBOT said:

Create a pinned "Looking for Hentai Animation or Visual Novel (Powered by Monta93TM)" thread under Anime/Manga Recommendation;

Haha. We probably should merge some of those threads though.
 

Oh, and that guy who made that battle royale blog should start releasing chapters again next year! What a lazy slob he is for letting that die :ren:

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39 minutes ago, UnlimitedMoeWorks said:

I take it that's because of me. Welp. I might as well be a self-certified troll at this point. :makina:

I do believe if it was because of you it'd be something more to the effect of:

Create a board "Introduce Yourself, Leave Forever, then Re-Introduce Yourself Next Week" 

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4 hours ago, Emi said:

If Aaeru still was here there wouldnt be a fuwanovel. 

She was not stupid, she would have managed somehow... And don't forget that if she wasn't here there wouldn't be a fuwanovel at all...

Edited by Kirashi

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52 minutes ago, Kirashi said:

She was not stupid, she would have managed somehow... And don't forget that if she wasn't here there wouldn't be a fuwanovel at all...

She went into hiding for obvious reasons. even if she made fuwa to begin with. she was the one trying to delete it 4 years ago. also she sent copyright takedown requests against fuwa. No she wouldnt manage. she escaped from the problems she had caused.

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58 minutes ago, Kirashi said:

She was not stupid, she would have managed somehow... And don't forget that if she wasn't here there wouldn't be a fuwanovel at all...

The website went into its worst ever Fuwapocolypse because of her silliness. The site was literally done for until Tay stepped in, put ol Cybersteel and Steve in charge for a while as he did a bunch of behind the scenes work to bring it back fully and expand the site. For a while, Fuwanovel had very good relations with the localization companies and forged great contacts with them under Tay's leadership. It was Tay who placed people like Zaka and Decay in positions on the website to help bring an influx of activity and repair the VNTS.

 

Meanwhile Aaeru vanished without a word, got us in big ass trouble by using a pirated version of the forum software, and left the site in shambles. I appreciate what she did starting the site, but its pretty clear to me that it greatly outgrew what she wanted and she likely did not approve of the direction the site was headed (hence her attempts to shut it all down later). 

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Locking this thread for the time being, due to a large amount of trolling/ toxic behaviour going on.

(To clearify, all the content in question has been hidden; what you see at the moment is of course not toxic, and the thread will be unlocked once the dust settles.)

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