March 21st, 2010

one year later

Posted by complich8 in Site News

It’s been a year since our last front-page post, which involved clarification about a DMCA takedown request we got.

Since then, the fansub group got silent about putting stuff on our front page (opting for doing on what they used to do here. And we haven’t really pushed to have any new content here. So I’ve got to put it out to the community (or at least, what’s left of it): what do you want to see happen with this page?

We can either leave it as-is, a silent testament to the days when we had something to talk about… or we can do something else. We could go hunting for other content editors to post. We could integrate the page with the forums and roll out the best and brightest forum threads into front-page posts. We could aggregate someone else’s information in a live-feed sort of setup.

Ultimately, we’re dead in the water right now. So… feel free to share what you’d like to see here!

14 Responses to ' one year later '

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  1. Kenodman said,
    on March 21st, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Any sort of news that you guys deem valuable would be enough. Anime/Manga related. Maybe a DVD release, maybe a mange to anime adaptation announced, whatever. The forums are still a good read so anything in the news wouldn’t hurt at all.

  2. samsonlonghair said,
    on March 24th, 2010 at 7:58 am

    I like the idea of putting the best forum threads on the front page.

  3. Buffalobiian said,
    on March 24th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Yeah, I like that idea too, though I’m not sure how it’ll work. Other than that, if there’s some people with interesting stuff happening and would like to blog it, I’m up for that too.

  4. complich8 said,
    on March 25th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    it would basically entail scrapping wordpress entirely, upgrading to vb4, using the publishing/cms features of that. Redesigns on both sides (front page and forums), lots of work.

  5. Archangel said,
    on March 29th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Not sure if this would work or how much work it would entail even if it did but how about finding another good fansubbing group in need of a tracker?

  6. complich8 said,
    on April 1st, 2010 at 1:17 am

    These days? who needs a tracker? Everybody and his brother uses nyaa and a couple others, which have, in general, a better user interface to upload torrents, a better management setup and more resources to dedicate to tracking.

    I dunno, I suppose it’s possible that some group or another is dissatisfied with their current tracker, or doesn’t have one yet. But even if that’s the case, groups can still release stuff with dht.

    Honestly, trackers are nice for two things: keeping torrents moving efficiently and keeping track of transfer stats. And our transfer stats bridge to bring them to wp-torrents.php has been broken since our last server move, which was like 3 years ago now. I just … don’t see there being much to offer in that field, I guess.

    That said, if some group showed up wanting to take advantage of our tracker, dilapidated as it may be, I might be open to the idea.

  7. dung said,
    on April 7th, 2010 at 9:36 pm


  8. poopdeville said,
    on April 10th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Clearly, at this point, the forums are the main draw to the site. I really only visit this page by accident, when I click on “Main Page”, expecting to go to

    I like the “best comments” suggestion. I might suggest that somehow embedding the content “in” in the page some how would be a good idea. Even a condensed menu of forums from in this page would be a good addition. And you can have room on the page for any other stuff you want.

  9. lonewolf said,
    on April 12th, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    what about sora no manimani? any chance for last ep to be relased

  10. murderprincess said,
    on April 15th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    I also waiting for sora no manimani last episode. Is there will be any release for it ??

  11. techguru said,
    on April 21st, 2010 at 1:32 am

    im with lonewolf and murder…..give us our last episode!…especially before u guys die out completly

  12. techguru said,
    on April 21st, 2010 at 1:34 am

    and should post daily manga/anime info like ANN does tho more centered on fansubs news and cool info

  13. complich8 said,
    on April 22nd, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Releases are not our department, that’s up to the fansub group, who has pretty much abandoned this page for anything not tracker-related.

    Neither the group nor gotwoot is going away any time soon, we just don’t have anything interesting to do in this space right now.

    Daily updates … we’d need someone pretty dedicated to do something like that.

  14. dontdieyet said,
    on May 29th, 2010 at 5:09 am

    I’ve seen it been done before but you could do a “caption this” section where you grab a anime/manga related pic and ask the readers to make a funny/serious/wtf caption. Although it could get you guys into more trouble cause you could be uploading “lincensed” stuff. But the way i see it, as long as you don’t alter what you “found” and make a profit, i reckon it could make it interesting.

    just think of 4chan but you’ll have mediation over what pictures you post up.

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