Addressing some recurring issues

>> Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The issue with "seeding"

It TAKES A LONGER TIME for our encoder to UPLOAD TO A DDL server THAN TO DO INITIAL SEEDING FOR EVERYONE! (check the definition for "super-seed" if you need to)

So he got disconnected for the last two seeding. That wasn't our encoder/seeder's fault. I finished the subs late and it was his bed time by the time we released it. We cannot and must not ask our seeder to STAY up overnight just to make sure that he is connected to the tracker AT ALL TIMES. Anyway, I guess we were just too eager to share the release with everyone as soon as possible. We will consider holding the release back a day to ensure a more stable connection.


Anyway, due to the massive amount of messages we were receiving every day asking us to add you, him, her, it to our "friends" list, our inbox has now been disabled for non-contacts. You DO NOT need to leave us comments/messages to request to be added onto our list. You will simply be added when we get to your invitation. PLEASE READ OUR CHANNEL INFO before you message us.

How to download/play file

D-addicts has a megaFAQ page for tutorials on how to download from torrents. Please read it. We have a FAQ page at our blog (and on every release post at d-addicts) on how to play our X264 encodes. Please read it.

What is so hard about quality control?

From Zahra...


Perhaps it is sometimes having to change every other line in the translations.

Perhaps it is sometimes having to change every other timing.

Perhaps there are idioms that make perfect sense in Chinese while you can spend an hour searching and still not figure out an English translation that makes sense without a million lines of Translation Notes.

Perhaps sometimes QCing takes longer than all other process combined due to having to look up phrases/uncommon words/Taiwanese slang so that viewers can understand exactly what they mean.

Perhaps we all have lives outside of subbing.

Perhaps we should produce subpar subs so that we don't take so long.

Perhaps we should take the subbing process off just like CWL to stop questions.

Perhaps I should go back to QCing...

AkumaX says:

This is my angry face! Stupid comments make me :|


ethidda June 06, 2007 3:41 PM  

I would add to the seeding "issue" that it would in fact take longer to upload it to a direct download, because IF he disconnects, he would have to start all over again. Plus the extra time of seeders downloading the file before distribution, and the time difference between the various people involved. The release would probably take up to an extra day if we were to get other seeders. The only way to make the distribution faster for everybody would be if you maximize your upload speeds so that there is more combined bandwidth.

Anonymous,  June 06, 2007 10:52 PM  

Meh, people should learn to be more patient, waiting another 12hrs maybe less isn't too long. I'm sure theres other stuff to do.

Anonymous,  June 06, 2007 11:22 PM  

i don't mind waiting. nd if it starts over it starts over it happens =D
thx for informing us.

Anonymous,  June 07, 2007 1:36 AM  

aw, dont be mad!! we love/appreciate you guys!!!! WE HEART SUBLIMES<3 (my attempt at trying to appease the subbing gods) but dont be mad :[ for every leech theres two who are willing to slug out the wait :D

Anonymous,  June 07, 2007 8:29 AM  

hm, I can only tell you what I always say: Ignore stupid comments and concentrate on the good ones ^^
there is more of them anyway, I think
Thanks for all of your hard work ^^

Anonymous,  June 07, 2007 3:28 PM  

Don't mind them, do it at your own pace!
We, understanting people, can wait for as long as you guys feel like taking!
Because if you wanna provide good quality subbs, you have to take some more time...
Just keep up the good work =3

Anonymous,  June 07, 2007 5:51 PM  

Just remember, the majority of us love you and are willing to be as patient as we need to be! So no worries! *throws hearts and flowers your way*

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