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Title: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Motoko-chan on August 27, 2008, 11:15:05 PM
With only four or so of the same people posting in the last few months, I'm hoping to get a bit more participation by asking everyone (even lurkers) what YAnime should become.

I just hate having a dead site like this without a real purpose. There isn't really a community posting, the scanlation part is dead without any translators, and I just can't think of what to try to revive things.

So, please give some suggestions. I'm open to most anything as long as it fits the domain name. Of course, if one of those lurkers happens to be a translator, I'd be happy to start scanlation again. I'd really love to pick up Alto, which it seems has stalled and won't be continued.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on August 28, 2008, 03:14:55 AM
Well making part of the site into a "users' reviews" submission might be kinda cool. Where people can submit their own reviews on anime, as long of course, as it follows some sort of guideline in writing.

But then again something like that by itself probably wouldn't work very long, so we need to attach it to something else.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Tenchisama on August 30, 2008, 07:54:36 AM
Hmmm I know what we need is a war  ;D
the last time we had a large influx of members was when we started a war with Jurian towers and we got a lot of members and even ended up with a type of alliance, so maybe if you find another site that is doing scanlations and offer to help them distribute it on yanime so they can save some bandwidth and get more hits on search engines.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on August 30, 2008, 07:51:52 PM
Urg, I don't really have any idea.  And I haven't been on much for the past few weeks because of a dead computer.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Motoko-chan on August 30, 2008, 10:57:34 PM
maybe if you find another site that is doing scanlations and offer to help them distribute it on yanime so they can save some bandwidth and get more hits on search engines.

While it is nice, I just don't have the transfer to spare on that idea. The site is on my personal server right now because it is so low traffic. I'd like to liven this place up, but without shooting bandwidth usage through the roof.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on August 30, 2008, 11:02:04 PM
Wouldn't the bandwith usage shoot up either way if this place livens up again?

What about a podcast? Yanime podcast that a few of us can put together. We use another uploading site to upload the podcast to or whatever is used for it so the server doesn't get sucked of bandwith.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Motoko-chan on September 01, 2008, 09:26:51 PM
Wouldn't the bandwith usage shoot up either way if this place livens up again?

Sure, but a download location is a sure way to get an instant problem, while some healthy growth could allow for revenue from donations and/or advertisements (I'm really hesitant to do that part) could pay for the growth.


What about a podcast? Yanime podcast that a few of us can put together. We use another uploading site to upload the podcast to or whatever is used for it so the server doesn't get sucked of bandwith.

What would it be on?
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Tenchisama on September 02, 2008, 08:29:28 AM
hmmmm.. a podcast is actualy a rather good idea :o
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on September 02, 2008, 09:03:48 AM
Hm, my friend does bug me about doing podcasts sometime.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on September 02, 2008, 04:24:00 PM
What would it be on?

Well it could be on anything. I used to run a radio show that just ran music and I used to subscribe to a podcast with a 5 dollar premium donation in which I got to listen to the live shows on ventrilo while they recorded it.

There's many ways we can do this. Brainstorming the ideas would help on what we could run on the podcast. What also could help in the end, if we get a auidence for this we might end up getting a translator for the scanlation side in the end. So it could benefit the group and get it started again.

Ideas on what we could run?
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Tenchisama on September 03, 2008, 06:46:07 AM
Thats the question. we would have to come up with topics that are both fresh and interesting and then do some advertising.
I mean we could run Anime music but that only goes so far. :P
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on September 03, 2008, 10:57:34 AM
Well maybe on could be a voice actor stuido segment. Get a group of friends together and either re-act out famous scenes in a humorous manner with the script slightly changed, or make alternate endings to animes with whole new scripts. Of course that would require some script writers.

Hell we could even do a deep discussion segment on specific anime and/or video games. This segment is where 2 or more people would get together (most likely on ventrilo), and discuss in depth specific animes and their meanings. Anime is a very psychological thing. Deals with real life affairs all the time, its just trying to understand it thats the interesting part.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Tenchisama on September 03, 2008, 02:59:56 PM
True we could do that but where would we get a script writer ???
and we will need some people with a decent voice if not we will just sound like a bunch of dorks ;D
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on September 03, 2008, 07:37:24 PM
well umm me and my friends are kinda trying to start a flash project, though we r rookies we could try some kind of animation for Yanime

and also on the podcasts ideas, it could be just like the I am ninja thing, but about anime instead
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Kazenoken on September 04, 2008, 09:39:25 PM
My idea is the same as tenchisama that we would offer help to distribute manga from a scanslation group and about the scriptwriting im gonna ask kite if he will help me or n0t cuz i cant do it alone if he agrees then we will be the writers if its possible and were still amatuers but im g0nna do my best
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on September 05, 2008, 08:50:34 PM
True we could do that but where would we get a script writer ???
and we will need some people with a decent voice if not we will just sound like a bunch of dorks ;D

Man, podcasts have scripts?  I thought they just sit there and talk about any topic they feel like.

Maybe we should have auditions of our voices...  I've got an embarrassingly deep voice...
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on September 05, 2008, 09:03:01 PM
auditions would be helpful
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on September 05, 2008, 09:46:24 PM
most podcasts have at least an outline of what they talk about, tho youll find some amateurs who just wing it. Good podcasts have at least an outline/organization of what they are gonna talk about and how long they spend on that particular subject before moving on.

And I like that scanlating idea to host other's projects here, the problem though is as Motoko said, the bandwith. Unless if a steady stream of donations come in to increase the bandwith of her server (which Motoko is reluctant to do), then Motoko can't necessarily host the files on this server.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Motoko-chan on September 06, 2008, 03:28:39 PM
Unless if a steady stream of donations come in to increase the bandwith of her server (which Motoko is reluctant to do), then Motoko can't necessarily host the files on this server.

I quite literally cannot increase the bandwidth to this server. It's sharing a T1 at the office where I work. Once demand pulls up, I'd have to move the site to an external server/service.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on September 06, 2008, 04:40:50 PM
Well either way, donations would be necessary in order to increase anything, which in this case means a better server.  ;)
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on September 06, 2008, 05:03:28 PM
so technaclly we can't do the podcats without more bandwith
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on September 06, 2008, 07:20:35 PM
we can, its just we would put the files up on a filehosting site like mediafire until we get a string of donations of those who would be willing to donate. I mean seriously, if 20 people donated 5 dollars a month thats 100 dollars we would have to put into a server. So once we develop a fan base and they are willing to donate we could do it.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Motoko-chan on September 06, 2008, 09:54:37 PM
which in this case means a better server.  ;)

Server's fine, connection is the limiting factor.

we can, its just we would put the files up on a filehosting site like mediafire until we get a string of donations of those who would be willing to donate.

I've used TalkShoe (http://www.talkshoe.com/) before, and it works fairly well. Might be worth a try. I do like the podcast idea. We can host transcripts on the site.

Maybe discuss a different series (old and/or new) each "episode" with some news tidbits and stuff. 30 minutes would be a decent length, and a three person discussion could easily fill that.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on September 07, 2008, 03:55:02 PM
Well you said you can't increase your connection on the current server you are using because its the office server. Which means we would need to get Yanime its own private server or a temp server if we want to have a better connection. Am I wrong?

Anyhow if anyone knows a good recording and mixing program by all means fill us in. We will need 1 mixer to make the final product. Think of a mixer as a video editor but for audio only. Also we will need 3 hosts that can use Ventrilo and then we will need a ventrilo server for this. I might be able to get us a temporary vent server to use once a week for the podcast, but thats a maybe.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Motoko-chan on September 07, 2008, 10:03:44 PM
Well you said you can't increase your connection on the current server you are using because its the office server. Which means we would need to get Yanime its own private server or a temp server if we want to have a better connection. Am I wrong?

Correct. I have some contacts who might be able to provide a VPS if we need it.


Anyhow if anyone knows a good recording and mixing program by all means fill us in. We will need 1 mixer to make the final product. Think of a mixer as a video editor but for audio only. Also we will need 3 hosts that can use Ventrilo and then we will need a ventrilo server for this. I might be able to get us a temporary vent server to use once a week for the podcast, but thats a maybe.

Audacity is a good multi-track editor. (Sound Forge is even better, but expensive.) However, look at TalkShoe. It handles all that. We'd just need to get it right on the first take.

By the way, Skype would work too if we have someone do the recording.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on September 07, 2008, 10:56:08 PM
Actually Skype might be better, but I only used it once. So if you could help us in that area that would be awesome.  ;D
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Tenchisama on September 08, 2008, 07:49:39 AM
skype is pretty good and if we are talking about doing things without spending money, a really good free audio editor is called goldwave I have been using it for years for the sound in my flash and music videos.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Motoko-chan on September 08, 2008, 10:03:17 AM
a really good free audio editor is called goldwave I have been using it for years for the sound in my flash and music videos.

I remember GoldWave from back in the Windows 3.1 days. It isn't free, however. It costs $45. Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) is a darn good multi-track editor (GoldWave still appears to be single-track), and it's no-cost.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Tenchisama on September 08, 2008, 12:24:51 PM
opps Im sorry I should of said I have goldwave for free ;)
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on September 08, 2008, 02:54:57 PM
wut a way to get things confused >.<
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: LiZzArD on September 11, 2008, 06:10:26 AM




if anyone needs a translator I have friends that can translate here in philippines  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: LiZzArD on September 11, 2008, 06:25:05 AM




are the things that needs to be translated are mangas???jap-english??
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Tenchisama on September 11, 2008, 08:15:49 AM
yes basically we need good translators for manga.
jap - english
if you know anyone let us know.
we do have editors but we also might need proofreaders.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: LiZzArD on September 12, 2008, 04:54:42 AM
well i'll ask my friends first >_<
actually were not jap. were filipinos heheheheheh but were seriously addicted to jap. comics a.k.a. manga heheheh ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Tenchisama on September 12, 2008, 10:32:11 AM
yeah I know they can be really addicting.

Have you ever seen the anime BECK its a Japanese anime but the voices are Filipino its a really great series about Bands with a twist
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on September 14, 2008, 08:48:26 AM
oh yea just a small second Idea about the website thing, You can probably uses google however I have no clue how useful and good that would be
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Motoko-chan on September 15, 2008, 04:27:42 PM
fightingmelee, huh?
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Tenchisama on September 17, 2008, 06:55:21 AM
 :o ??? Umm I didn't get that man ;D
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Motoko-chan on September 17, 2008, 09:08:11 AM
Maybe it was a very convoluted suggestion to use AdSense.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Tenchisama on September 17, 2008, 09:10:54 AM
jajajajjaa I love your use of convoluted ;D ;D
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on September 30, 2008, 07:15:31 PM
Wut I mean is if you don't wanna host the podcast on yanime you can make ur own google website, however I have no idea how useful that would be.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Sai308 on October 13, 2008, 08:54:41 AM
Just wondering, what would you need translating?
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Motoko-chan on October 13, 2008, 10:19:17 PM
We did have a title we were looking at, but we can pick something that you'd like if you are willing to translate. No material licensed in North America, however.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Judau on November 17, 2008, 02:45:32 PM
Chiming in late as usual, but I figured I'd still show my support... haha. A podcast does sound interesting, although I'm not sure what you guys would even talk about. Scanslations and fansubs are very natural coming from an anime-based message board, but podcasts are not the first thing I would think of. Perhaps that could be a good choice to hit a market that might be non-existent (I've never thought to search for an anime-based podcast), but I'm not sure what you would talk about and still keep it interesting besides perhaps a few reviews.

I can't say I have any other ideas, though. I think yanime would do fine as just a community if more people were here, but that's obviously the problem. However, with only a few members who come back fairly often (myself obviously excluded), it would take a lot of effort to get anything going.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on November 17, 2008, 03:58:28 PM
Thats thing Judau, unless if the boards are fully customizable in which you can add your own funny stuff and side stuff to the boards themselves to make them stand out, there's really nothing more Yanime can do in the forums. Most threads have already been used and the number of people joining any forums at all is low as of late.

I've searched for anime podcasts before. The one I used to listen to frequently was Anime-Pulse. They're becoming a popular podcast. They do anime reviews and news, plus with a side show called Manga-Pulse which obviously the hosts reviewd Manga.

We can broaden this out, maybe do our own reditions of favorite anime scenes, have viewer submitted reviews, etc etc.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on December 03, 2008, 12:06:39 PM
Ah, I used to listen to Anime-Pulse as well (and be disturbed by how one of the guys there sounded exactly like a friend from high school).  I loved when we were just a happy community of just talking about anything but I guess new members are needed, and they need something to bring them here.   Like pie.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: xRisingForce on May 31, 2009, 10:50:53 PM
how about a return to the roots?

if you're that willing to start up scanslation again motoko-chan, i can't translate but i'd be honored to proof-read for you, and learn how to do some of the other things to fill in for people (i.e. typesetting)
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Motoko-chan on June 01, 2009, 07:21:46 PM
The big problem is the translator part. I haven't had much time to do searching, either.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on June 03, 2009, 02:44:28 PM
No one has spare time anymore because we're all old! 
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Motoko-chan on June 08, 2009, 11:52:36 PM
No one has spare time anymore because we're all old!

Very correct. Now get off my lawn!
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on June 09, 2009, 12:24:38 AM
But we love the Yanime lawn, hence why we want it to LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE  ;D
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on June 09, 2009, 07:00:31 PM
Wait!!!! we have a lawn!?
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on June 17, 2009, 02:38:33 PM
No one has spare time anymore because we're all old!

Very correct. Now get off my lawn!

Fine, but can I get a garden gnome?  Or that pink flamingo over there?

And to prove how old I am, I'ved lived through a change of Motoko's avatar!  Gasp!
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Yukio on June 17, 2009, 05:18:37 PM
An avatar change for Motoko!  :o
I did not know we had garden gnomes...I always thought they were chibi anime and manga characters. Figures I would confuse a gnome and chibi Vash. ^_^
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Motoko-chan on June 17, 2009, 06:33:23 PM
And to prove how old I am, I'ved lived through a change of Motoko's avatar!  Gasp!

You've been around long enough to go through three or four different avatars of mine.

I did not know we had garden gnomes...I always thought they were chibi anime and manga characters. Figures I would confuse a gnome and chibi Vash. ^_^

They are actually anime lawn gnomes.

Now, can we get back on topic?
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on June 18, 2009, 12:10:52 PM
...yes mom...

Um, let's all get Rosetta Stone and learn the alphabet?
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Yukio on June 18, 2009, 07:57:29 PM
Of course, being on-topic is not as fun but to each their own. Not entirely sure what else there is to discuss about the recommendations so far. With the scanslation idea there would be a translator missing so unless one is found then the idea can't progress and with the podcast it can be done but people have to be gathered as well as the requirement of how long the podcast will be and its content.

So, quite simply we either have to solve the problems for those ideas or come up with a different idea that could work.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on June 19, 2009, 05:46:20 AM
Of course, being on-topic is not as fun but to each their own. Not entirely sure what else there is to discuss about the recommendations so far. With the scanslation idea there would be a translator missing so unless one is found then the idea can't progress and with the podcast it can be done but people have to be gathered as well as the requirement of how long the podcast will be and its content.

Sorry to be off-topic but I have to.  Oh my god, I thought I was the only one to still say scanslation these days!  It's been bugging when I only see scanlation now.  Doesn't roll off the tongue as easily. 
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on June 19, 2009, 06:05:14 AM
Unfortunately no luck in finding a translator. I have a Raw Provider lined up, but without the translator we can't do anything.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Yukio on June 22, 2009, 12:30:12 AM
Well, scanslation would make more sense as it is a play on the word translation you would have to have that "s" there Waffo.

Hmm, so if we actually managed to find a translator then it would be possible to start the scanslation group again, correct?
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on June 22, 2009, 03:10:02 AM
Thats correct Yukio, so if you know of someone or if you yourself can translate then by all means we can start again.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Yukio on June 22, 2009, 07:29:03 AM
Well, I am not capable of translating so while we do look for a translator are there any other ideas for what we could do that people would want or enjoy that has to do with anime and/or manga that we can do in the mean time while we try to find a translator? Maybe one that does not require a translator.

Maybe just give a list of things you go to anime and manga based sites for if that will help.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on June 22, 2009, 01:04:41 PM
Well, scanslation would make more sense as it is a play on the word translation you would have to have that "s" there Waffo.

Hmm, so if we actually managed to find a translator then it would be possible to start the scanslation group again, correct?

That's what I think but no one uses scanslation anymore.  An old term that's died? 
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Yukio on June 29, 2009, 04:23:04 AM
No, I don't think it is a term that died but merely idiots who don't know how to spell. Interesting how many there are these days that would rather do whatever is quickest instead of spending a little more time on their grammar. ^_^
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: dink on July 04, 2009, 09:30:24 PM
Ahoy there everyone~!

My name is dink, and I'll be your captain for this go-around. I have plans to don the Yanime flag, and the first course of action that I'm planning on is picking up 'Addicted to Curry' and jointing it with the last group that was responsible for the project. That being with NCIS. (I'm also assuming these guys have the RAWs and everything)

With that said, I feel that an introduction is most certainly due on my part. Currently, I am the leader of a group called the DFCG. (I'll provide you some external links for those of you who are skeptical below) As a result, I'm currently translating two other projects affiliated with this group so I have my hands tied down quite a bit but... the good news is if enough of you are serious we'll be able to get this to take off.

I'll be providing the translations for Addicted to Curry and for those of you who are interested, please contact me either on IRCHighway (inside the official #yanime channel) or through PM. Hope to hear from you all soon~

(P.S. I know this is a bit off-topic, but I was taught that the correct way of saying it is/was 'scanlations' not 'scanslation'. >.>)

http://dfcg-scans.com (http://dfcg-scans.com) <- the website looks like crap, i know. but my designer should have the website up and about in about a month or so.

http://mangahelpers.com/news/details/162 (http://mangahelpers.com/news/details/162) <- here's an interview I had a while back with the ever-popular MangaHelpers for those of you who are interested.

edit:
http://www.shorttext.com/0b6n8she7 (http://www.shorttext.com/0b6n8she7) <- Oh, and I almost forgot. Here's an example of my work as a translator for those who are curious. ^.^~
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on July 05, 2009, 07:25:18 PM
(P.S. I know this is a bit off-topic, but I was taught that the correct way of saying it is/was 'scanlations' not 'scanslation'. >.>)

And yet your title is "Scanslation Staff".  Awesome. 

Man, you scanslation staff people get training and your own vocabulary lessons?  Wow!  ^^

Ah, almost forgot.  Welcome to Yanime and our oddness?
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: xRisingForce on March 28, 2010, 01:36:22 PM
jump starting a thread that needs much jump starting!  let's find a translator and get this ball rollin.

p.s. i'm a good proofreader

make that great
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Kite on March 29, 2010, 06:30:26 AM
Its weird that we have all the needed people except a translator (--,)
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on March 30, 2010, 07:19:26 AM
hey like they say, "u can't drive a car with a missing part"
ps: don't prove me wrong, let me have this moment.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on March 30, 2010, 07:33:11 PM
I do wish I could do something to help with the situation of the scanslating scene and Yanime.  I'm taking beginner Japanese in college and I really don't think that is at the level of any manga.  Hell, we just learned how to say "to want" today.  >_<  Proofreading comes pretty naturally to me, though.  But all other positions are pretty easy to fill, except for the main one that you have to be freaking fluent in Japanese for. 

Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Kite on April 03, 2010, 06:15:16 AM
i think basic and general knowledge would do but not a freaking weeabo...(--,)
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on April 04, 2010, 11:11:05 AM
*shrugs* I know nothing so I would be very useless in the situation
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: xRisingForce on April 04, 2010, 11:48:24 AM
what happened to all the great translators who worked on ichigo and addicted?  would they be unwilling to come back on board?  even if they're casual about it, a casual translator's still better than no translator.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on April 06, 2010, 09:43:39 AM
They're busy with life, I assume.  Like the rest of us.  Not much free time after you graduate high school.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Motoko-chan on April 06, 2010, 09:37:34 PM
They're busy with life, I assume.  Like the rest of us.  Not much free time after you graduate high school.

Basically that was it. They wanted social lives, or got a job or new job. Heck, my current job is taking a lot of time I might otherwise spend doing things like editing.

I've been considering turning this site into a community-oriented (but not a Facebook/MySpace/social network of the day clone!) review/discussion site. Community members could submit reviews of licensed or fansub material which would be reviewed by an editor then published. Discussion on the shows could happen in the forum, and a real nice site could be created.

I know AnimeSuki is huge with their forum, but we'd have an advantage of being closer-knit and possibly with some solid reviews.

Now all I need to do is find the time to get this all going...
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on April 06, 2010, 11:20:55 PM
Well since we're close knit maybe you could delegate some responsibility to get this new site implemented. For example I have extensive html/xhtml/css knowledge and professional design knowledge when it comes to webdesigning and I have too much time on my hands, I could help out. Plus anyone out here who has experience in photoshop to make images for the site could be an invaluable resource as well. You don't have to do it all by yourself Motoko.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Kite on April 07, 2010, 08:36:13 AM
ill be with you guys in Moral Support since i got no talent on this stuff xept Paint maybe :'(
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Motoko-chan on April 07, 2010, 02:10:50 PM
For example I have extensive html/xhtml/css knowledge and professional design knowledge when it comes to webdesigning and I have too much time on my hands, I could help out. Plus anyone out here who has experience in photoshop to make images for the site could be an invaluable resource as well. You don't have to do it all by yourself Motoko.

I'd appreciate the help. I was considering something custom, but I don't think I have the level of skills in coding to do something fully custom. I'm considering a portal addition to the forum instead. SMF already has a nice core of permissions and access, so it's a good base. Put on something like SimplePortal or TinyPortal, and it might work out.

If you have design ideas, please do some very rough mockups and send them my way.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on April 07, 2010, 06:47:57 PM
Roger dodger. Hopefully things will work out soon.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on April 08, 2010, 06:18:11 AM
man, I think I should have stayed in the class for web design. I know some stuff in html. Not perfect since I haven't messed with it in about 6 years.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: xRisingForce on April 09, 2010, 03:19:47 AM
They're busy with life, I assume.  Like the rest of us.  Not much free time after you graduate high school.
that's odd, as a freshman in college all my friends and i had so much free time on our hands we didn't know what to do with it.  the engineering department here is no joke either.  as a junior the workload has picked up, certainly, but i still have ample time to pursue my interests and hobbies with some conviction.  much less casually.  friday and saturday are for going out and winding down (sunday is for homework).

point is, yanime has always been about picking up cool manga and timely releases, but more than anything else it's been about the quality work and dedication.  like ichigo 100% is one of the best unofficial translation efforts there is.  even if we only had one dedicated translator and couldn't release chapters at the rate of some of the bigger sites, starting at a slow pace would be a great way to get the ball rolling again.

as for recruitment.. how did you all come together in the first place?  was yanime initially an offshoot of another site?  or did you guys advertise at all?  i hope the yanime name is still remembered and maybe posting some "translators wanted" threads on sites like anime-source and minitokyo could spark interest.  we could make a youtube video asking for translators and spread it around; i'd be more than willing to host it on my youtube channel.

ichigo 100% holds a special place for being my first manga (and luckily it's a great manga, enjoyable even as i've grown older and out of adolescence), so this site sorta means a bit.  to me.  i'm not ready to let it die down into an inactive message board yet.

also, i wouldn't mind helping motoko out with some reviews.  it's a cool idea and would be something pretty cool to have on the side with manga projects.

so.. what do you say?
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on April 09, 2010, 05:18:24 AM
xHey, I'm fine with writing reviews and recommendations.  I've seen a fair amount.  Some rewatching would probably be in order, though.

RisingForce: Well, I know they say a ton drop out in freshmen year but classes do get more difficult as you progress and classes get more specific to your major.  Also, I'm a junior and I know that like everyone was older than me by at least a year.  So who knows how busy they are in "the real world" after college. 

As for finding yanime, it was only through searching on google for a place to discuss and share my then newfound knowledge of anime.  Back then, it also had a main site consisting of a few reviews.  What made me stay was the people and the casualness of yanime.

Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on April 09, 2010, 07:12:23 AM
I was searching for a forum to stay in. After about a good 30 forums (that were either dead or were rising up) I had given up hope. Till my friend reccomended me to come here, thus I stayed
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Motoko-chan on April 09, 2010, 09:08:12 AM
From what I was told by the founder (Cgoten), YAnime was originally just a discussion board about anime. It started back when such things on the Internet were non-existent. (You can see an old copy of one of the forums YAnime used (http://www.yanime.com/pbforum/) that I managed to save.)

The scanlation stuff started without a translator. Akatsuki-manga was working on Ichigo 100% at the time, and was being slow in putting releases out. Cgoten and a few others offered to help with the series and the joint project started. Translators came later, actually. Eventually, the folks at Akatsuki-manga decided they didn't want to work on the title anymore and the joint became a solo project, but there was a translator by that time.

At least, that's my memory from what Cgoten told me. I didn't join the group until around volume 3.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on April 10, 2010, 09:22:57 AM
Aw, back when Charles had his Keitaro avatar.  That was so long ago.  I joined at about the second or third version of the boards.  It did originally have another site but the forums were of course the main pull.  Waybackmachine gives me this --> http://web.archive.org/web/20020928191149/http://www.yanime.com/ (http://web.archive.org/web/20020928191149/http://www.yanime.com/)

Oh god, I'm going to have to just go through their archive now, for the nostalgia.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Motoko-chan on April 10, 2010, 07:47:11 PM
I have backups off some of the various old versions of the site look. You can see the two prior to the current on the main page of the site.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on April 12, 2010, 06:54:08 PM
man u guys go waaaaaay back.

Must be old by now
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on April 14, 2010, 09:23:54 PM
I have backups off some of the various old versions of the site look. You can see the two prior to the current on the main page of the site.

Oh believe me, my skin is set to the one I'm most familiar to.  I think I actually was one of the people asking for it way back when.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: xRisingForce on April 15, 2010, 05:34:04 AM
haha, wow these old yanime pages are pretty crazy.  it makes me want to get the ball rolling even more.  i don't mean to persist, so i'll just throw out this question one last time.. is there really no way to revive the old gang?  or those who are around and still interested?

if not, i guess i'm looking forward to some anime reviews :)
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on April 16, 2010, 09:14:57 PM
No way! I never would have realized that Yanime stands for "Yamitsuki Anime" (?_?).

But yeah on the topic on writing reviews and recommendations on anime/manga - I'd love to help out if possible. I think we would probably be more than successful since we're such a close knit group comprising of a relatively small number of people.

By the way...does anyone know what Yamitsuki means? From my noobish knowledge of Japanese, i can only tell that it means darkness and moon, or dark moon?
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Kite on April 23, 2010, 04:40:35 AM
if not, i guess i'm looking forward to some anime reviews :)
I could prolly help on this one.

it would really be good if we could get this thing rolling ;)

all this talk about re-starting yanime is making me miss the old guys like thewindknight, darkbleach05 and the other guys  :'(
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on April 23, 2010, 05:29:01 AM
thewindknight

Nice.  She's one of my best friends but she's certainly not an oldie here by any means. 
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Kite on April 23, 2010, 10:20:24 AM
thewindknight

Nice.  She's one of my best friends but she's certainly not an oldie here by any means.
thats true but i still miss talking to her same goes for the others.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on April 27, 2010, 04:20:39 PM
No way! I never would have realized that Yanime stands for "Yamitsuki Anime" (?_?).

But yeah on the topic on writing reviews and recommendations on anime/manga - I'd love to help out if possible. I think we would probably be more than successful since we're such a close knit group comprising of a relatively small number of people.

By the way...does anyone know what Yamitsuki means? From my noobish knowledge of Japanese, i can only tell that it means darkness and moon, or dark moon?
wait? what? yanime stands for something? I always thought it was a funny comment combined from two words. "yanime" "why-anime".
I feel like a noob for not knowing
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on April 27, 2010, 06:55:00 PM
Haha i don't know how you got "why-anime" but it's hilarious :P
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Yukio on April 27, 2010, 07:29:10 PM
thewindknight

Nice.  She's one of my best friends but she's certainly not an oldie here by any means.

Of course she isn't an oldie...that title belongs to you and Motoko-chan, Waffo. ^_^
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Kite on April 28, 2010, 05:39:59 AM
that makes it sounds just wrong :(
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Yukio on April 28, 2010, 04:57:29 PM
that makes it sounds just wrong :(

How does it sound wrong?
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Kite on April 28, 2010, 05:08:44 PM
that makes it sounds just wrong :(

How does it sound wrong?
dont know it just sounds wrong to me. anyway were getting derailed so forge bout it.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on May 02, 2010, 09:08:09 PM
I wanna know what yanime stands for.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on May 03, 2010, 06:14:09 PM
It stands for Yamitsuki Anime...doesn't it?  ???
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on May 03, 2010, 11:18:43 PM
thewindknight

Nice.  She's one of my best friends but she's certainly not an oldie here by any means.

Of course she isn't an oldie...that title belongs to you and Motoko-chan, Waffo. ^_^

Oi, you're an oldie too.

And about the original topic, I'm all for helping out with reviews or recs or whatever...after finals week is over.  I've been bombarded with lab reports, oral exams and final exams. 
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Yukio on May 04, 2010, 08:27:09 AM
Me an oldie? Nonsense.
Lab reports and final exams do not seem that bad though oral exams are...horrible.
Anyway, if we do reviews or recs, not sure what recs are, then what type of anime or manga will be reviewed? What ones would you like to do, Waffo?
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Kite on May 05, 2010, 04:04:23 AM
I think we should review bout recent ones or less popular ones.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on May 09, 2010, 06:39:58 PM
It stands for Yamitsuki Anime...doesn't it?  ???
if someone confirm this then I will stay on topic for the duration
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Kite on May 10, 2010, 06:30:58 AM
It stands for Yamitsuki Anime...doesn't it?  ???
if someone confirm this then I will stay on topic for the duration
well sounds legit, Yamitsuki-Y+Anime=Yanime
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Motoko-chan on May 10, 2010, 11:53:14 AM
I think I confirmed before that YAnime is a shortened form of Yamitsuki Anime.

Heck, here's the ancient forum banner (from when this was on ProBoards):

(http://yanime.com/pbforum/Themes/Proboards/images/bannerforum.jpg)

Anyway, even though I don't have much time, expect some changes to come in the forum structure soon. I'm also evaluating various portals or possibly a CMS to handle the site.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on May 10, 2010, 08:57:01 PM
Me an oldie? Nonsense.
Lab reports and final exams do not seem that bad though oral exams are...horrible.
Anyway, if we do reviews or recs, not sure what recs are, then what type of anime or manga will be reviewed? What ones would you like to do, Waffo?

Well, my final exam brought my grade in Japanese from an A- to a B+.  Not very happy.  Ah well.  Recs are recommendations.  Though there's not much to say about them.  Reviews are longer.  We could review things other than anime.  Soundtracks and manga, for example.  Maybe even figures though I don't know much about them, just own a few.  Or branch off into light novels and visual novels as well.  Though I guess there aren't much translated into English...

And it's definitely Yamitsuki.  The banner Motoko shows isn't the only one showing the full name.  Though Charles never established if it Yanime was pronounced "Ya-ni-me" or "Why-a-ni-me".  I think there were many arguments over this... 
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Yukio on May 12, 2010, 09:51:01 AM
Language classes can always be annoying with final exams as there are so many variations. Unless it is a multiple-choice test, though I doubt that would be so for a language class.
Hmm, well I can always help with writing the reviews or correcting them if needed though I would not necessarily know which types of media would be reviewed. So, when the specifics of how this is going to be done is mentioned then I could help when needed.

As for the Yanime pronounciation I always thought that the Yan-ime, or the first one provided by Waffo, would be the correct one as it would be the closest pronounciation to the original name of the boards. Of course, that is just me.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on May 12, 2010, 09:25:29 PM
Now I learned something today.

Ya know, this forum could use some web games. something like wut facebook has, you can see people's avatars and see their forum name over the pic while playing cards or something.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on May 13, 2010, 02:31:24 AM
Hmm...well along with reviews and recommendations, i think we could also give recommendations and ratings on which fansub group people should download from  along with screenshots of  and such.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: xRisingForce on May 13, 2010, 02:34:55 AM
we could be cool and start a band lol; do any of you play instruments or have experience with music software?
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Kite on May 13, 2010, 08:54:11 AM
we could be cool and start a band lol; do any of you play instruments or have experience with music software?
Were going to be another SuperCell!? though that sounds kinda cool. 
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Motoko-chan on May 13, 2010, 10:46:18 AM
And it's definitely Yamitsuki.  The banner Motoko shows isn't the only one showing the full name.  Though Charles never established if it Yanime was pronounced "Ya-ni-me" or "Why-a-ni-me".  I think there were many arguments over this...

Yeah, I have a few other old banners in my archive somewhere (I managed to track down most of the old site designs on archive.org). I always pronounced it as Y-anime given that the Y was a stand-in for a whole word.


Ya know, this forum could use some web games. something like wut facebook has, you can see people's avatars and see their forum name over the pic while playing cards or something.

Um, this probably won't happen. This is a discussion site.


i think we could also give recommendations and ratings on which fansub group people should download from  along with screenshots of  and such.

For the moment, I'd like to keep it legally as clean as possible. While reviews will often be based off fan-subs, giving actual official recommendations on which group to use to infringe copyright would be treading slightly riskier waters. Do consider this site runs on my personal server which is located in the US.


we could be cool and start a band lol; do any of you play instruments or have experience with music software?

I have a guitar and am learning to play it, but I fail to see how a band would have much to do with the direction of this website.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: KujoSan on May 14, 2010, 04:56:02 AM
we could be cool and start a band lol; do any of you play instruments or have experience with music software?

I can play bass, but what does this have to do with YAnime? (LOL)
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: :Lost: on May 23, 2010, 03:24:29 PM
So I just read through this entire thread, hehe. Although I'm not really into anime and manga like I had been when I first joined these forums, I still like popping by every few months for the nostalgia alone and I really hope for the people who come here often and want this community to thrive again, that you succeed. Because even I'd love to see that too.

I'm afraid I don't have any ideas, but I wanted to say that I think podcast (maybe even occasional vlogs) and other ways to review anime/manga regularly is a wonderful idea! I listen to/watch a lot of podcast/vlogs and when done right, creating a web show out of it is a great source of entertainment and a way to bring people with similar interest together. I mean, I go to websites alone just because I love their web shows in which they review American comics or music. And if you do that and use the forum to bring the listeners together and have them provide feedback and participate too, I think you can get these forums flowing again.

I really hope you guys ending up figuring something out. :)
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Yukio on May 25, 2010, 09:03:31 PM
Well, a podcast would be interesting though the problem would be that someone to be able to record the podcast as well as have dialogue that others would find interesting which is not simple but would be potent. A written review would be somewhat easier to manage but it would have to be more in-depth while being short enough not to lose the audiences attention.

I could help if anyone else is interested in doing a review, or even a podcast though my experience in doing those are limited.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: xRisingForce on May 26, 2010, 04:10:32 PM
I can play bass, but what does this have to do with YAnime? (LOL)
everything!!  :o
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on May 27, 2010, 08:27:00 PM
Er, yeah.  No to the band thing.  >_>
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: xRisingForce on May 27, 2010, 11:33:57 PM
Er, yeah.  No to the band thing.  >_>
can you sing? :p
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on May 28, 2010, 03:21:15 AM
Well, a podcast would be interesting though the problem would be that someone to be able to record the podcast as well as have dialogue that others would find interesting which is not simple but would be potent. A written review would be somewhat easier to manage but it would have to be more in-depth while being short enough not to lose the audiences attention.

I could help if anyone else is interested in doing a review, or even a podcast though my experience in doing those are limited.

Well I can easily record and compile the podcast as I got all the software necessary to do so. For recording over the net, we would get together in Ventrilo or Skype or something and run the recording software in the background.

I learned all this from involving myself with Anime-Pulse. They're a weekly podcast. Ichigo and Batou used to live in the same area but when Ichigo moved to Japan, they had to start recording over the internet, which means sharing files and stuff so Ichigo and compile and edit the podcast together. For they're live recordings they use Ventrilo for the listeners to sit in and listen to them record (think a live audience recording in Hollywood, just over the internet). This may all sound confusing but it's really simple to be honest. As far as dialogue, that comes with chemistry between the hosts of the podcast. We can't just throw some random people together and call it a show. They need be able to compliment each other's dialogue and keep things going but also keep things entertaining. I urge anyone here to go listen to Anime-Pulse (you can find em at www.anime-pulse.com) to get an idea how they do things. We shouldn't copy them but it gives us a base template that we can modify into something unique.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Yukio on May 28, 2010, 03:34:23 AM
That is true, as the point I was making is that the difficulty of creating a good podcast is much more involved than that of a written review though if done correctly the podcast would most likely have a larger audience. The one thing I do find interesting is that with both a podcast and a review it is the creation of a style that others would enjoy. Or at least hold their attention long enough. ^_^
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Cassiel on May 28, 2010, 05:57:34 PM
Just something I wanted to point out. I know it can happen with written reviews as well, but with podcasts you can have so much fun with different segments. Like Aoshi101's Ranting Hour, or Yukio's Highlight of the Week. It'll allow for the chance of independent development teams of different segments, and IMO have a better chance of survival than instead if everyone pooled together to work on one main podcast.

I have a Mac (say what you will) with GarageBand that can make podcasts locally if you guys want any help or anything. But there are a lot more qualified people here that can do a better job. I just wanted to throw my hat in there to show that i'm interesting in helping.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on June 05, 2010, 08:06:38 PM
Aoshi: Wow, anime-pulse.  I haven't listened to them in forever.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on June 05, 2010, 09:48:50 PM
Yeah from the last show i listened to, Batou left for a while so he doesn't get burned out of all of it, so Ichigo has been doing it solo recently. Dunno if Batou is back or will be back at any point as I haven't actually listened to any of the recent week episodes.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on June 09, 2010, 06:00:08 AM
I wouldn't mind helping with throwing in random anime. Like you guys are talking about one anime and then I throw in a small segment about another anime and if it is worth watching or not.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Kite on July 04, 2010, 06:05:01 AM
All sounds a good plan but it doesnt seem to be getting started though :P
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on July 06, 2010, 05:21:14 PM
Yeah from the last show i listened to, Batou left for a while so he doesn't get burned out of all of it, so Ichigo has been doing it solo recently. Dunno if Batou is back or will be back at any point as I haven't actually listened to any of the recent week episodes.

Ah.  I was successful in creeping out a friend back in high school because Batou had the exact same voice, style of speaking and personality of my friend.  Must've been some kind of long lost twin.

I wouldn't mind helping with throwing in random anime. Like you guys are talking about one anime and then I throw in a small segment about another anime and if it is worth watching or not.

I'm afraid I don't have much variety outside of watching anime.  The majority of manga I read are shoujo... >_<  And I'm not one of those crazy good experts on Japanese figures or music, either.  We could always have a segment on the current news, like new anime being produced and whatnot.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: KujoSan on July 12, 2010, 04:12:25 AM
Er, yeah.  No to the band thing.  >_>

same here.. ;D
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on July 12, 2010, 04:41:53 PM
Ah.  I was successful in creeping out a friend back in high school because Batou had the exact same voice, style of speaking and personality of my friend.  Must've been some kind of long lost twin.

That's pretty funny actually ;D

I'm afraid I don't have much variety outside of watching anime.  The majority of manga I read are shoujo... >_<  And I'm not one of those crazy good experts on Japanese figures or music, either.  We could always have a segment on the current news, like new anime being produced and whatnot.

Well unfortunately, without something unique, we'll sound like all the other anime podcasts out there. We need something new that people haven't done yet  :P
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on July 14, 2010, 01:10:36 PM
ahhhh
all this brainstorming and nothing done.
is there any ideas that can be done at the moment?
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: KujoSan on July 15, 2010, 10:48:12 PM
ahhhh
all this brainstorming and nothing done.
is there any ideas that can be done at the moment?

hmmmm... nope.. can't think of anything right now  :(
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Yukio on July 20, 2010, 06:12:28 AM
The problem is that everything that has been mentioned is already done by quite a few other people such as podcasts, reviews and the such. If we came up with something that very few people actually do well then we might have something.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on July 21, 2010, 09:58:33 PM
mmm I guess ur right. No body wants to see the same thing being done, over and over again.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: KujoSan on August 05, 2010, 11:28:46 AM
mmm I guess ur right. No body wants to see the same thing being done, over and over again.

if this worsen any further, this forum will die, and I don't want that! I love this place!  :'(
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on August 08, 2010, 12:32:40 PM
well unless we have a scansalation group to stick around ( a good one btw) then everything would be fine. On top of that we don't have enough people with certain skills to do a podcast or something along the level
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on August 08, 2010, 06:38:30 PM
What about an Anime Podcast Discussion?

What I mean is, instead of reviewing, we can just pop on once a week and have a discussion about the anime of the week. For example, do a show every Sunday evening, about an hour or two in length where we can go and discuss the show. Discuss inside jokes within the show or talk about the bad things about specific shows and maybe go on rants about 'em.

I've notice that reviewers only touch the surface of some shows. What the purpose of this podcast would be is to take a show and instead of reviewing, we would go in great lengths about the small stuff that gets over-looked.

Another example, the anime Lucky Star. We could sit there and discuss the popularity of the show, why it became such a hit and touch base with some of the inside jokes. Or an anime like Inu Y asha. We could talk about why the show maintains popularity but yet be one of the worse animes out there. Those are just to name a few.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on August 08, 2010, 06:42:50 PM
^^Yeah I like that idea, it seems like it could work  ;)
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: KujoSan on August 08, 2010, 10:38:51 PM
i like that idea too, it seems we can make it alive again that way..  ;)
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on August 20, 2010, 07:36:42 AM
oooo I have the need to rant  ;D
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on August 20, 2010, 03:53:35 PM
Now what we need to work out is who'll be the "hosts" or are we going to switch off every week? Or are we all going to submit a little segment and mesh it all together as one giant show? Also, we need to coordinate who talks about what. It would be rather stupid if two people discuss the same show in different segments. If two people want to discuss the same show, wouldn't it be better to have them do a special segment?

So many details, several people interested. Who has the most time available is probably the better question at this point.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on August 22, 2010, 06:39:35 AM
I'm alive, I swear.  I have school and am now EVP of a club so I have a few meetings to go to a week.  It couldn't hurt to spare an hour or half an hour a week, though for me.  I'm sure with all of us gathering the shows we watch, a bunch are covered for discussing.  For example, I don't watch FMA Brotherhood but I'm sure everyone else and their mom does.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on August 23, 2010, 06:06:41 PM
lol waffo I agree with u on FMA

Now what we need to work out is who'll be the "hosts" or are we going to switch off every week? Or are we all going to submit a little segment and mesh it all together as one giant show? Also, we need to coordinate who talks about what. It would be rather stupid if two people discuss the same show in different segments. If two people want to discuss the same show, wouldn't it be better to have them do a special segment?

So many details, several people interested. Who has the most time available is probably the better question at this point.

I'm up for it, personally I don't want to host but it would be great if there was a group of us who hosted on at different points in over time. Having a big group to throw in a show means that we will be dependent on that last person to get thier information together. Even though it would be kinda the same with having a host, there could be days where the host only says a few words and everyone else comes together to pitch in. But having a hosts means (in my perspective) that there would be some kind of order and leadership roll to go through.

Just an idea it.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on August 23, 2010, 06:46:02 PM
That works. kind of like the panels you see on ESPN. There's usually 4 or 5 guys talking but one of 'em is set to lead the conversation and cut people off when need be so everyone has the oppurtunity to talk. Plus this guy also writes the questions that open of topics of conversation. This person has alot of responsibility and would need more time to prepare than everyone else. Of course the topic of conversation for the entire show would need to be agreed on by everyone so everyone can speak.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on August 23, 2010, 08:17:24 PM
That works. kind of like the panels you see on ESPN. There's usually 4 or 5 guys talking but one of 'em is set to lead the conversation and cut people off when need be so everyone has the oppurtunity to talk. Plus this guy also writes the questions that open of topics of conversation. This person has alot of responsibility and would need more time to prepare than everyone else. Of course the topic of conversation for the entire show would need to be agreed on by everyone so everyone can speak.

exactly.
man I could never in a million years make that connection, yet I'll refer towards the same idea.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: KujoSan on August 23, 2010, 10:09:38 PM
That works. kind of like the panels you see on ESPN. There's usually 4 or 5 guys talking but one of 'em is set to lead the conversation and cut people off when need be so everyone has the oppurtunity to talk. Plus this guy also writes the questions that open of topics of conversation. This person has alot of responsibility and would need more time to prepare than everyone else. Of course the topic of conversation for the entire show would need to be agreed on by everyone so everyone can speak.

then, this means we need someone like this.. anybody??
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on August 24, 2010, 03:33:24 PM
I could probably do it, but the show would have to take place on my days off so I have time to work on it.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on August 24, 2010, 08:35:35 PM
I can squeeze in some time to help, however I did receive my class schedule so I won't know for sure how much everything will change for me.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: KujoSan on August 25, 2010, 06:56:51 AM
this semester, I'm just doing my final project, but I've got some things to do about part time job.. but like melee said, maybe I can help a little too..
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on August 25, 2010, 07:15:42 PM
Well if we can all agree on a day where we can meet up on maybe a vent or something. We need some definitive days or time slots on days when you guys are free.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on August 26, 2010, 06:16:29 PM
sometime next week will be fine with me, don't think I have anything planned
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: xRisingForce on September 14, 2010, 02:53:34 PM
so yea like why are you all necrotically silent in irc
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on September 15, 2010, 06:52:50 PM
well to simply put it, not many of us use irc, I stick to posting in the forums
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: xRisingForce on September 15, 2010, 06:55:44 PM
no, there are definitely people in #yanime, they're just eerily silent except for toujouaya who i despise
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on September 15, 2010, 06:57:29 PM
o well idk, I don't irc. never did it
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on September 18, 2010, 03:49:57 PM
So...why does my position in my club end up taking at least six hours of my life a week?  I don't like being this busy and being away from the internet!
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on September 22, 2010, 07:37:57 AM
because they love sucking the life outta ya
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Yukio on October 09, 2010, 12:51:23 AM
Well, I was thinking that maybe we could start cleaning up the forum or organize it a little better since we have quite a few places that are not really posted in. So, could we not start by combining everything under Anime and Manga into fewer sections since seeing so many areas that are not posted in would be a little off putting to some. Of course, that is a suggestion.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Kite on October 10, 2010, 05:01:00 AM
Well, I was thinking that maybe we could start cleaning up the forum or organize it a little better since we have quite a few places that are not really posted in. So, could we not start by combining everything under Anime and Manga into fewer sections since seeing so many areas that are not posted in would be a little off putting to some. Of course, that is a suggestion.

something like maybe

FAQ
Site Support

Members
General Discussion
Spam Section
Video Games Section
Music Section
Movies Section

Anime Section
Manga Section
Yanime Projects
Mecha Section

Fan Art
Fan Work
Graphics

i could help with the cleaning up since most of them are mine (--,)
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Yukio on October 11, 2010, 04:07:25 PM
Yes, something like that. I mean if you think about it when someone comes to a forum they normally check the topics, the amount of member activity as well as how long it has been since the last post was. If you look at many of the main topics there are quite a few that have not been posted in for quite some time. So, by combining a few of the main topics we could take care of one of the things I mentioned.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on October 11, 2010, 09:20:40 PM
good idea, even us regular members visit once in awhile now. It takes us for some time to continue a topic that was left over
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on October 16, 2010, 08:12:39 AM
good idea, even us regular members visit once in awhile now. It takes us for some time to continue a topic that was left over

Like meeeeeeee!  Soooooorry! 

i could help with the cleaning up since most of them are mine (--,)

Eh?  What do you mean?
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Yukio on October 17, 2010, 06:54:07 PM
Now that you mention it Waffo I am wondering that as well. Of course, I thought Kite knew something that I did not know so I am assumed they would have the control, such as a moderator of some kind, to order everything. Though, would the only person able to do that be Motoko-chan?
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Kite on October 17, 2010, 07:59:31 PM
well i feel like my 2000 post is mostly spam at least thats what i feel everytime i look at it >.>
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on October 19, 2010, 09:07:24 PM
Only Motoko and Judau have the ability to modify the boards at this point (despite it being a hella long time since Judau's last visit). Mods can only lock and edit posts and such. Besides even if we had the ability to change the boards, we still would have to talk to Motoko because Motoko owns Yanime currently.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on November 01, 2010, 07:50:18 PM
Heck, I'd say you're the most powerful person here right now, Aoshi.  Motoko hasn't shown up in a while and Peter even less so.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on November 02, 2010, 09:33:45 AM
hey careful wut u say waffo. We wouldn't want a revolt to happen  :-X
 
but it is true, we haven't seen any of them in a while now. Cgoten said he was leaving ( altough many thought he would at least visit sometimes) and Judau just never showed up after a while. Our leaders are looking more and more prehistoric.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on November 02, 2010, 02:08:24 PM
Thanks for stroking my internet ego Waffo  ;) Yanime is the start of my plan to rule the internet world!

Yeah Judau came back for like a day then disappeared again. People's lives get in the way, no problem. At least we know Motoko is still alive by the fact her server is still up (cause if it was down, Yanime would disappear).

Cgoten was the start of it all. After he left, everybody else started leaving one by one. Unfortunate but bound to happen eventually.

Personally I check the boards once a day just to make sure nothing falls apart. I leave the one posters alone, cause thats too much moderating on something that won't stop. Only things I delete are ad posts and stuff you know is from a bot.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on November 03, 2010, 09:37:00 AM

Personally I check the boards once a day just to make sure nothing falls apart. I leave the one posters alone, cause thats too much moderating on something that won't stop. Only things I delete are ad posts and stuff you know is from a bot.

that leaves me with one question. How do you know when someone is using a bot? is there like a pattern that they go through
 
Thanks for stroking my internet ego Waffo  ;) Yanime is the start of my plan to rule the internet world!


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I will not become a traitor to the webmistress.
kinda hard to defend someone who is not around :P
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on November 03, 2010, 05:40:32 PM
Well going back on topic, how about we make Yanime into a manga/anime suggestion site? All the current active members all have the same tastes in manga and anime so maybe we could gather like-minded individuals and then have a anime/manga series suggestion board or something? I'm not sure how effective this would be though...
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on November 03, 2010, 07:46:19 PM
You can tell bots by several different ways, including the following:

1) Email addresses (they have weird addresses that are usually based from some weird server, i.e. something@webhost.ru
2) Their speech pattern in the post. As you can tell most of us either don't use full punctuation or we do yet its only partial punction. Also just about everyone on the net uses some form of slang. Also have incomplete sentences
3) Links. An add bot will have multiple links to bogus sites, wise not to click any link that you're not familiar with.

@Asian: A suggestion sites sounds nice but with people with like-minds, suggestions only go so far. There won't be any variety in what we suggest, especially for those who don't have the same tastes as us.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on November 03, 2010, 10:48:15 PM
Yeah you have a point there...I'll rack my brains and try to think of another suggestion...
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: xRisingForce on November 04, 2010, 10:46:47 AM
hey so why am i banned from irc and why do you all just idle haha
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on November 04, 2010, 05:46:32 PM
Well I guess it's because there just aren't enough active members and I'm not sure why you would be banned, but try asking one of the mods.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on November 04, 2010, 07:41:07 PM
No idea why you are banned since I don't hang out in the IRC channel like I should. That would be something you need to talk to Motoko about when Motoko appears again.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on November 04, 2010, 08:25:54 PM
I guess yanime will just be ... yanime  :-\
and I don't Irc, nor do I know muuch about it. which is why I don't Irc
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: xRisingForce on November 05, 2010, 02:19:33 AM
well you should, it's funtimes
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on November 05, 2010, 08:44:33 AM
You can tell bots by several different ways, including the following:

1) Email addresses (they have weird addresses that are usually based from some weird server, i.e. something@webhost.ru
2) Their speech pattern in the post. As you can tell most of us either don't use full punctuation or we do yet its only partial punction. Also just about everyone on the net uses some form of slang. Also have incomplete sentences
3) Links. An add bot will have multiple links to bogus sites, wise not to click any link that you're not familiar with.

They usually aren't responding to anything other than the thread's title, as well.  Nothing like, "That's my favorite anime too" or "You said you play this game but how long does it take the average person?" and so on.  They never quote anyone like I'm doing now.  Just standalone statements. 


well you should, it's funtimes

The only thing I remember from my few trips to Yanime's irc channel was that no one believed that I was a girl.  When Charles said that I am, they ridiculed him for 'believing' me.  >_>  That was just weird.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on November 05, 2010, 09:14:12 AM
WHAAATTTT?!!! Waffo is a girl? Girls exist on ze interwebz?!!! Why did nobody tell me this?!  :o

Kidding of course.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on November 05, 2010, 08:48:19 PM
lol I wouldn't be surprised if it all started from 4chan...
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Kite on November 06, 2010, 05:47:46 AM
every meme thats been out there started out in 4chan surprisingly
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on November 06, 2010, 03:28:04 PM
You can tell bots by several different ways, including the following:

1) Email addresses (they have weird addresses that are usually based from some weird server, i.e. something@webhost.ru
2) Their speech pattern in the post. As you can tell most of us either don't use full punctuation or we do yet its only partial punction. Also just about everyone on the net uses some form of slang. Also have incomplete sentences
3) Links. An add bot will have multiple links to bogus sites, wise not to click any link that you're not familiar with.

They usually aren't responding to anything other than the thread's title, as well.  Nothing like, "That's my favorite anime too" or "You said you play this game but how long does it take the average person?" and so on.  They never quote anyone like I'm doing now.  Just standalone statements. 


well you should, it's funtimes

The only thing I remember from my few trips to Yanime's irc channel was that no one believed that I was a girl.  When Charles said that I am, they ridiculed him for 'believing' me.  >_>  That was just weird.

... wow. Do we need to have another Martin Luther King jr. speech but gender wise towards the internet...
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on November 17, 2010, 11:31:20 PM
The guys in my Japanese class agree  that there are no girls on the internet.  Well, at least some of them do.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on November 18, 2010, 07:06:12 PM
well I disagree. otherwise why have both genders for online gaming
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on December 01, 2010, 06:27:55 AM
But there are no waffos who play games online.  But I suppose that's not a gender, is it?
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on December 01, 2010, 01:56:37 PM
hmm, that would be a start. a species of asexual reproduction ... this sounds like pokemon
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Waffo on December 08, 2010, 08:49:37 PM
There's also a species of lizards that asexually reproduce.  No males exist so they're technically all lesbians.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Asian_InvAsian on December 11, 2010, 02:38:18 AM
I we should really start banning all these bots that's been spamming the forums.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on December 12, 2010, 01:20:28 PM
There's nothing we can do about it. Even if we started banning bots, more will come to replace em. The registration process has to be fixed in order to stop the bots.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on December 13, 2010, 08:28:27 PM
man those things are annoying. talk about a way to take over the internet, send bots
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Kite on December 14, 2010, 04:34:38 AM
well not like anyone would want to do much for it with only what like 5 people still posting here?
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on December 14, 2010, 11:36:55 PM
v.v yea
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Motoko-chan on February 14, 2011, 06:35:50 PM
every meme thats been out there started out in 4chan surprisingly

Some started in Something Awful, other memes are older than 4chan. Others are subculture-specific and started in many different places. Heck, xkcd has even started a few memes (River Tam Beats Up Everyone). The TVTropes wiki is a good source for anime and manga tropes and memes, among other media-focused subcultures.


But there are no waffos who play games online.  But I suppose that's not a gender, is it?

Would you like a waffo gender here on the board? It would be bottom priority, but I could add it.



As for YAnime's future direction, I think I'm going to try and push it towards being a close-knit discussion forum. There are many really large boards out there, but you can get lost in the noise there and run into a lot of cliques.

I like the idea of "in-depth" audio casts and I think there are several neat featured things we can do here to drive traffic and create a sustainable community.

Currently, I'm investigating three different portal solutions that plug into the forum to offer a nice interface for things.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Aoshi101 on February 15, 2011, 12:41:22 AM
I'm looking forward to seeing what comes out. Best case scenario, everything works out and even attracts old members back, but who knows at this point. One can only hope though  ;D
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on February 15, 2011, 09:53:00 AM
this new change is a great idea. Can't wait to see what it will turn out to be.
 
every meme thats been out there started out in 4chan surprisingly

correction. every member except me...
wait somethings odd <.< *notices post count* *gasp* my heart, it hurts
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Motoko-chan on February 15, 2011, 12:10:37 PM
every meme thats been out there started out in 4chan surprisingly

correction. every member except me...

Meme (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meme), not member.
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on February 15, 2011, 06:41:23 PM
o... wow... i feel dumb, thx for the correction
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: xRisingForce on March 12, 2011, 03:19:38 AM
every meme thats been out there started out in 4chan unsurprisingly
fixed

i'd be willing to edit the wavs of said podcasts/create templates for intro music/general editing if you'll have me.  also congrats on the new site, and no i don't believe waffo is a girl.

your move

edit: motoko is iceeeeee
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: Miss All Sunday on August 28, 2011, 06:01:12 PM
It shall include manga as well ;)
Title: Re: What Should YAnime Become?
Post by: fightingmelee on May 14, 2012, 06:04:54 PM
There should be an update on what everyone is doing with their lives.


Like: TAKING OVER THE WORLD AHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAH!!!!



*still in progress*