Reading http://mangahelpers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5687 and http://mangahelpers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17128 was interesting.
One thing that struck me was (from someone)
Yeah, I guess my website is out of date. I basically just use the forum to update stuff. I didn't know that I don't provide any feedback though. I just thought that people generally don't ask many questions (this place has slowed down a lot since 2002.)Furthermore, I can't work below someone who doesn't seem inspired enough. They provide no feedback on the forums, have an outdated site, they're slow and don't take the slightest bit of time to even rotate pages a bit. I'm way too perfectionistic for that group.
It is unfortunate that the quality of TenTen is pretty crap though. I thought I did a good job on the early volumes of Tenjo Tenge, since I scanned stuff myself from the tanks and then used GMAO for the editing, I wanted to show that a manga edited in a simple way by one guy could be high quality. I thought I did a good job of it too.
Once I caught up with the Ultra Jump releases though, I got a bunch of crap from people about not getting chapters out more quickly, so I started to use the raws from Ultra Jump scans which are pretty low quality. Also, since I've been doing this a few years now I decided a while back that I don't want to spend lots of time on things with little payback: basically lots of image level editing, redrawing, etc. I spend my time on the translation, and put the text out so people can see the Japanese - English translation if they are interested the language.
but reading random things on the web -- and man, there is a lot more talk about tenjo tenge in places other than here -- basically people just want stuff now now now.
Ain't the net a wonderful place?