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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:20 pm    Post subject: SilentRegrets   Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

Hey everybody

Does anyone know what happened to the website Silent Regrets? It's been "offline" for a very long time now. Maybe they just gave up?

Well, if anyone knows, please let me know. I'd aprecciate that.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:30 pm    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

I've noticed it's been like that for several weeks. I think they went on vacation and can't monitor the website and have fun too Laugh. I think it will be back up soon when they return. This isn't the first time this has happened.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:48 pm    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

Thanks for the answer, iluvasiandrama

I really hope it' only temporary, because that site is great. I was hoping to downloading some movies, but whatever... I'm gonna look for other sites while it's offlline. Tongue
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:06 pm    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

No prob. If you need help with movie downloads then let me know. Laugh

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:18 pm    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

well it's still down and now it says offline
it's just a blank page with offline Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:13 pm    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

Hi, I'm the same KazuIchi that was an uploader on SR, and as far as DashRabbit and I know Nay has just disappeared. She never said anything to either of us about giving up and still hasn't responded to any of our mails. Nay had given us a premium Megaupload account to use for uploading to her site, but it's no longer valid. I'm always checking the site to see if she's returned, but of course, she hasn't.

It really appears as though she's just given up. I'm a little disappointed because if she'd just talked to us about it I would have taken the site over from her (although I don't know anything about site design or maintenance).
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:17 pm    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

oo
hmm well i hope she will at least answer your messages Suprise
i really enjoyed silentregrets because there were synopsis' of every drama/movie that was on it Smile
o well it she doesn't come back we just have to take it the way it is.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:32 pm    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

I was a newbie there and made a monetary donation. Feel like they took my money and ran ...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:45 pm    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

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I was a newbie there and made a monetary donation. Feel like they took my money and ran ...

That's not it. Nay had been the sole operator of the site for a long time. She handled all the maintenance and design on her own for over 6 years. Dash and I helped as much as we could, but I could see that even with our help it was taking a toll on Nay. We needed more help, but on the rare occasions that someone actually offered they didn't have the knowledge, the skill, or the fortitude to stay on duty. We often had uploaders that would just disappear on us. If she didn't have the help of Dash and myself then she probably would have given up a long time ago. She just couldn't hold it together any longer. I apologize and ask that you please understand.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:56 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

Thank you Kazu-ichi
I appreciate your uploads and glad you mentioned Nay. She had one of the best sites but as you know that doesnt always mean your doing well or even breaking even. Success eventually takes a certain amount of people power with out it even an energizer bunny get worn down. And from what little I know Nay is indeed some bunny.
She make the feel of Silent Regrets very friendly not restrictive in anyway! My thought was and you all had everything...but unlike Korean drama which has lots of support and S2. I always felt like SR was kind of the place to look for Japanese dramas. Plus like you mentioned Nay used Mega which is head and sky above its competition.
It would be great if she gets in touch. No matter what her plans for SR. Otherwize ...well hope she is OK.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:02 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

I missed SR too. I like the site very much. It's extremely low key and unintrusive. I also make a very small donation, and felt I got a lot more out of the site than what I donated. If there's anything possible I can do to help keep that site up, I would have. Please let me know. I'm not a tech person at all. Would you ask her and let us know? I'm sure her old-faithfuls are all rooting for her.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:32 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

@Kazu-Ichi ... Sorry that I came across too harsh. In the short time I was at SR, I received more than my donation amounted to. I guess I hadn't bonded yet with the site. Gomen ne.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:34 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

dtyc wrote:
Would you ask her and let us know?

I would if I could, however as I said, she's not answering any of my mails. There's just nothing that I could do. I'm sure she knows that there are people still rooting for her, and I'm sure that she appreciates it, but after running the site for so long she's understandably exhausted.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:39 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

I miss SR like everyone else, "you don't know what you got, till it is gone", but I do have a few back-ups. Here is the main one to check out. They want you to become a member (no cost) and sometimes they use multiple downloaders that are mirrored, that way you can download 3 to 4 episodes at once (including MEGAUPLOAD). Try it, better than nothing.

http://www.am-addiction.com/forum/index.php?

Here is one more, again you have to register (no cost) and they do not ask for your name.
A french site that also does english.

http://lets-look.com/index.php

Both of these sites are easier to surf around in once you become a member.

I hope this helps, if there are other download sites or questions about these sites, send me a message..

Hope Nay has second thoughts.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:39 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

Kazeyama wrote:
@Kazu-Ichi ... Sorry that I came across too harsh. In the short time I was at SR, I received more than my donation amounted to. I guess I hadn't bonded yet with the site. Gomen ne.

I understand your frustration, I can't say I'd be happy if I donated and all of a sudden the site closed down, but I hope you understand how exhausted she was. You unfortunately just came and donated at a bad time. Hopefully after nay has had a chance to rest she'll restart the site.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:08 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

I don't think that she is gone for good because the website just says OFFLINE. This happened before and the last time it took a few months before the site was back up and running. I think they just need a break to upload and get things current or vacation. I hope that she will be okay.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:11 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

iluvasiandrama wrote:
I don't think that she is gone for good because the website just says OFFLINE. This happened before and the last time it took a few months before the site was back up and running. I think they just need a break to upload and get things current or vacation. I hope that she will be okay.

I hope that you're right, but I can't say one way or the other. I was only on the site for about two and a half years, but in that time I can't remember the last time it's been offline for this long. I think at most I remember the site being down for about a week, but I don't remember it being offline for this long.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:21 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

Well, I could be wrong about saying a couple of months but I remember it was OFFLINE for a long while more than 2 weeks. Just seems like if she was shutting the site down she would have stated it properly instead of OFFLINE. There may be server and web-hosting issues she has to take care of too. That can take time like if you have a corrupt database or something...

I miss the site because I really need to look up synopsis and reviews on some Hong Kong & other dramas. Sad

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:32 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

You're right, it does seem like she would have given a more detailed explanation rather then just "offline" and it seems to me that she would have said something to me or Dash, but she hasn't.

I guess the biggest concern is the fact she didn't renew the megaupload account that she had given to Dash and myself. If she really was just going offline for a little while and was planning on returning then I would think she would have renewed it so we could keep working while the site was offline.
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Oh wow, well it seems to me that she might have an emergency (personal) issues that she has to take care of not related to the website. IDK...just throwing out possibilities here because that's the only other thing I can think of because if you guys were uploaders for the site then she would definitely have sent you an email if it was website related.

Where are you uploading now? Do you know of any similar sites that are updated with more than just Korean dramas?

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Currently we're concentrating on our duties at our fansub group Fighting! Fansubs, so we're not uploading.

Some good sites where you can get both Korean and Japanese shows and movies though are-

http://myasiancinema.com/
http://www.am-addiction.com/forum/
http://lets-look.com/
http://azian.aniweblog.org/

Just Japanese-
http://www.jdramazone.com/list/
http://nomanymore.blogspot.com/

Mostly Korean-
http://mediumquality.blogspot.com/

Torrent asian movies (invitation only) -
http://www.asiatorrents.com/index.php
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i'm sad that the site is closed, i've visited SR for 5-6 years and it was one of the first places that i used to download dramas before d-addicts, i still have hope that she'll comeback since during 2007-08 the site wasn't updated for some time (although not offline like this).
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Thanks Kazu-ichi. There are so many websites for Korean. I just need synopsis and reviews for Chinese, Hong Kong, Taiwanese and Japanese sites mainly. I can't download files or torrents, I can watch online streaming only.

Edit: Those websites are great! Arigato!!! Big Smile

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lenrasoon wrote:
i'm sad that the site is closed, i've visited SR for 5-6 years and it was one of the first places that i used to download dramas before d-addicts, i still have hope that she'll comeback since during 2007-08 the site wasn't updated for some time (although not offline like this).


We are all hoping so too.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:33 am    Post subject:    Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

@Kazu-Ichi

Thank you very much, kalzuchi, that finally somebody from silentregrets is giving some kind of update. I was looking for months for any kind of information about what happened with silentregrets and i was wondering how come from all the uploaders, nobody is saying anything.
First of all I hope Nay is all right.
I am very sorry the website is gone...even the movies can be found on other websites (or at least part of them), the things I miss the most are all the users comments...and they cannot be restored unfortunately even by creating a similar site. I never found a better site than silentregrets with both movies/dramas and good comments from users.
Still hoping to see silentregrets online sometime...Thanks again.
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Just go to the top of the page between TORRENTS and STATS, DRAMA WIKI is the bible for everything otherwise hancinema.com for all of the latest gossip and news on upcoming Kdramas.

If you go to am-addiction, check out the stream on my message from page one and that will get you to all of the dramas. AM-addiction opens at their movie page and you have to navigate around to the dramas.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:03 pm    Post subject: Thank you so much, Kazulchi   Post Rating: 0 Reply with quote

Kazu-Ichi wrote:
Hi, I'm the same KazuIchi that was an uploader on SR, and as far as DashRabbit and I know Nay has just disappeared. She never said anything to either of us about giving up and still hasn't responded to any of our mails. Nay had given us a premium Megaupload account to use for uploading to her site, but it's no longer valid. I'm always checking the site to see if she's returned, but of course, she hasn't.

It really appears as though she's just given up. I'm a little disappointed because if she'd just talked to us about it I would have taken the site over from her (although I don't know anything about site design or maintenance).


Dear Kazulchi:

I thank you so much for the update from an Insider.

May God bless you always.

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Silent Regrets was my lifeline. I can't believe it's gone. I've googled trying to find out what was going on. I did find this website .. is it the same Nay? I assume so since she's using the silentregrets name.

http://silentregrets.ce.ms/

Thanks so much for the information Kazulchi. I didn't realize Nay had the site for so long, so can understand her wanting a break. Just wish we would have been given prior notice so we could have downloaded as much as possible before it went down. I'm a dufus and looking at the sites posted as alternatives, I'm totally lost trying to figure out how to get to the movies/dramas, let alone download them. Silent Regrets was so easy to use and at least all were subbed in English. Thanks to Nay, you, Dash and all the others who made the site possible for as long as it was up
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LizTaylor52 wrote:
Silent Regrets was my lifeline. I can't believe it's gone. I've googled trying to find out what was going on. I did find this website .. is it the same Nay? I assume so since she's using the silentregrets name.

http://silentregrets.ce.ms/

Thanks so much for the information Kazulchi. I didn't realize Nay had the site for so long, so can understand her wanting a break. Just wish we would have been given prior notice so we could have downloaded as much as possible before it went down. I'm a dufus and looking at the sites posted as alternatives, I'm totally lost trying to figure out how to get to the movies/dramas, let alone download them. Silent Regrets was so easy to use and at least all were subbed in English. Thanks to Nay, you, Dash and all the others who made the site possible for as long as it was up


Hey Liz,
Long time no talk. I'm glad to hear you're doing okay. Looking at the site you posted... I've got to say that it doesn't really seem to have Nay's personality. Maybe it is her, maybe not. But it doesn't really have too much content. City Hall was the only drama I saw and it linked to another site that had the download links. I don't know. I think I'm going to keep an eye on the site to see how the owner behaves.
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Kazu-Ichi wrote:
LizTaylor52 wrote:
Silent Regrets was my lifeline. I can't believe it's gone. I've googled trying to find out what was going on. I did find this website .. is it the same Nay? I assume so since she's using the silentregrets name.

http://silentregrets.ce.ms/

Thanks so much for the information Kazulchi. I didn't realize Nay had the site for so long, so can understand her wanting a break. Just wish we would have been given prior notice so we could have downloaded as much as possible before it went down. I'm a dufus and looking at the sites posted as alternatives, I'm totally lost trying to figure out how to get to the movies/dramas, let alone download them. Silent Regrets was so easy to use and at least all were subbed in English. Thanks to Nay, you, Dash and all the others who made the site possible for as long as it was up


Hey Liz,
Long time no talk. I'm glad to hear you're doing okay. Looking at the site you posted... I've got to say that it doesn't really seem to have Nay's personality. Maybe it is her, maybe not. But it doesn't really have too much content. City Hall was the only drama I saw and it linked to another site that had the download links. I don't know. I think I'm going to keep an eye on the site to see how the owner behaves.


I pretty much lived at SR while it was online, checking at least 10 times a day to see what was new or updated. Then when it went down I still kept going there hoping it was back up. Just hope Nay is okay, does seem strange she would just disappear without any word to those who were helping her with the site. I joined this forum just so I can stay informed and hopefully get some news on what happened. Take care Kazulchi, and good luck with your Fighting!Fanubs.
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Love SR too when I first started out checking out dramas - she had subbed stuffed other places didn't (I go to am-addiction, lets-look and livejournal.jdramas).

I haven't visited the site in a while so I when noticed that it went blank about a week ago I felt sad too. I had put in time writing reviews in the comments to give back.

For those going through withdrawal, there's a site that's a combination of several sites. I don't know if people know of chinky.blogspot and DLAzmovies sites - both of which was primarily for movies then added dramas to the mix. Chinky closed consolidating with DLAznmovies, then that closed to consolidate with yellowcinema.com, now then have become this super-duper amazing site:

http://myasiancinema.com/

They post the fastest subs out there, whether it's from typical WITHS2, Viki or darksmurf I'm kdrama-centric). It's got reviews, previews, comments, ratings, etc. A really great source to check out Asian cinema in a more friendly format than jdramas, asian_dramas (another livejournal site), am-addition, lets-look, or even Aja-aja.

Plus, it's free to register and they have the philosopher getting Asian media shouldn't be exclusive or a headache. Really nice, friendly and funny people.
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Thanks for the info on myasiancinema, J-Pooh. I registered and checked it out and it does seem similar to Silent Regrets so it will work as an alternate for now. I always left comments and ratings too and even saved all the titles and URLs of the movies and dramas I've watched since SR went down, hoping to get a chance to make comments to them all when it came back up. I'm still hoping Nay and SR come back, but at least it's good to know there are other places to go to feed my addiction...lol.
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For lower quality check doramax264.com

Got some drama bookmarked at SR, i hope they will rebuild.
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LizTaylor52 wrote:
Thanks for the info on myasiancinema, J-Pooh. I registered and checked it out and it does seem similar to Silent Regrets so it will work as an alternate for now. I always left comments and ratings too and even saved all the titles and URLs of the movies and dramas I've watched since SR went down, hoping to get a chance to make comments to them all when it came back up. I'm still hoping Nay and SR come back, but at least it's good to know there are other places to go to feed my addiction...lol.


No prob. When I first started out and my addiction was high, I got totally flustered when I lost a connection to the drama world. So now I that I've learned how large the community of drama-addicted people are out there I try to keep my eyes open for as many alternative sources as possible. I have several more than the popular ones I've mentioned, so PM if you run into a prob., I'll try my best to help my fellow drama-seeker. ^^
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Dear J-Pooh, is it the website you had mention (myasiancinema) free download like SR also? very sad as SR was offline.
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@chuna_212003 - YUP. ^^ They don't enforce a "donation" either.
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I will say that the sites people have recommended have lots of dramas. Probably more than SR. The thing I liked about SR was that it was all on one site and I too reviewed a number of dramas and read recommendations there. I haven't found anything close to SR that has regular updated reviews and posts.

Yellowcinema.com seems to have so many drama's along with am-addiction.com and some of the others on the previous page. But the reviews are slow and outdated. People don't post that much on these sites unless it's to ask about downloading. They don't write reviews often and I really really miss that part of SR, reading through current reviews.

I really hope Nay settles whatever issues there may be. I still don't think she's gone for good but no one really knows but her at this point.

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I don't know about anyone else, but I'm not even seeing the "Offline" page anymore. It's a pity it's gone, because it was, in my opinion, the best site for direct downloads of Japanese dramas and movies. Of all the dramas I downloaded from there, I had a problem with only one, so it was a quality site and I'm sad to see it go.

That said, as a website owner myself, in a similar position to Nay, I can completely understand what might have happened. A few years ago I was running a fairly popular site on my own. I had staff helping with some aspects, but the bulk of the work was down to me. I know from that experience that when the work starts to feel like a chore, when you stop seeing what you're personally getting out of it anymore, when you are inundated with requests for this and that, it stops feeling like a pleasure and begins to feel like a burden.

When something you've spent years building starts feeling like a burden, sometimes the only thing you can do is shut it down without warning. If you tell people it's closing and give them time to take what they want from it, that time also gives you a chance to regret your decision and change your mind. Similarly, trying to find someone else to take over...not to sound sentimental, but for website owners their sites can feel like a child, and it's like raising the child and handing it over to someone else. Not easy to do. It's not nice for all the fans of the site to suddenly see it disappear, but if this is what has happened then as someone who has been there, and who is once again in the same position with another site, I completely understand.

I hope this is what has happened rather than some more drastic problem with Nay, but if a clean break was what was needed then I'm sad to see it go and want to say to Nay the same thing I'm sure a lot of people would say - thank you for all you gave while the site was online and good luck in whatever you do from now on.

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Yellowcinema.com seems to have so many drama's


Yellowcinema/myasiancinema is the site that had the dispute with the team that subbed Iryu S3. For those unaware, they took the subs created by the team without permission or credit. When they were challenged by members of the subbing team, the responses of the moderator/owner were abusive and, if I remember correctly, eventually led to a key member of the team quitting before the subbing was completed.

Not saying they're not a good site, but to use what I assume would be the politically correct terminology, I find them "ethically challenged".

That am-addiction site looks good, but if you're looking for direct downloads I'd recommend a couple of the livejournal groups:

http://community.livejournal.com/jdramas/ - has a massive library of dramas and movies, mostly focused on Japanese dramas and movies, as the name suggests, but still has a good sized collection of Korean, Chinese and other Asian movies and dramas.

http://community.livejournal.com/asian_doramas/ - again a massive library of dramas and movies, probably more than jdramas, but not all of them are subbed and sometimes it can be difficult to tell which are and which are not subbed.

Both of the above are updated regularly. JDramas has slowed down a bit recently, but that's because their rules require all dramas and movies be subbed in English and posting subtitles without permission from the subbing group that created them, but generally if you can't find it on there it's either because the series/movie hasn't been subbed or the subbing group won't allow their subtitles to be posted elsewhere.
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For your information the domain silentregrets.com has not expired, it's active until 2012-01-01.

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When something you've spent years building starts feeling like a burden, sometimes the only thing you can do is shut it down without warning. If you tell people it's closing and give them time to take what they want from it, that time also gives you a chance to regret your decision and change your mind. Similarly, trying to find someone else to take over...not to sound sentimental, but for website owners their sites can feel like a child, and it's like raising the child and handing it over to someone else. Not easy to do. It's not nice for all the fans of the site to suddenly see it disappear, but if this is what has happened then as someone who has been there, and who is once again in the same position with another site, I completely understand.


One thing many subbers and site owners do is ignore posts that beg for subs and clearly state it in bold that if you even hint for subs, they won't do it. You work at your own pace not the pace of the fans or else you will burn out. This is not a FT job for most people, they may have family to take care of too so they do it as a hobby. I think if you do fansubbing it should be a hobby when you have time or else the fans pay money for demands.

The only thing I have to say about this portion of your post is that this is the very reason why many sites add ad-revenue pages, (click banks, google ads, etc.) and low cost memberships to help alleviate costs of running the site and as a reward to motivate the owners and subbers, etc.

SR may be converting the site into an invitation only or membership site. I would definitely pay for a site where I could watch or access DDL's for up to date English subbed Chinese/HK/TW and Japanese dramas. I haven't found one yet though.

Aja-Aja is an all Korean drama site and from what I remember, it used to be similar to SR but a few years ago, because of the things you stated in most of your post, they turned it into a membership only site.

Also, AZNV.tv for years has been an invitation only site. They make money off of a premium membership that helps ease the costs associated with their servers/bandwith and time. The regular membership stinks because the bandwith is too low to watch a full episode.

Crunchyoll has a premium membership as well but they don't have enough variety in dramas. It is heavily populated with Korean dramas, which are more easily accessible for free on Veoh, Youtube, Dailymotion, and Hulu. They are slowly adding more Chinese/TW dramas and Japanese as well but still very small for those. But for those who appreciate the hardwork and like what they see on the site, they sign up for the membership.

Chinky's blogspot has been doing this for years, full page ad-revenue generators based on amount of traffic to the site. Apparently, they are making some money because they continue to add dramas and have a decent variety of Asian dramas.

As a webmaster or blog author, if you have access to the right kinds of ad-revenue generators, you could make some nice extra money in addition to offering premium memberships.

I do understand that some areas and countries don't have access to all of these ad-revenues so for them, IDK Unsure

So IDK, seems like there are other ways to compensate for one's hard work. I guess that's why we see lots of sites that are very old and out-dated too. People get tired and need a break but serious fans wouldn't mind paying if they had too. But this only works when you keep your site up to date.

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@Ryo. - As for the issue with yellowcinema, this happens all the time with subbers and site owners... for years now. As long as the raw work (video) is copyrighted and they all are, fansubbers take a chance on subbing it. It's hard to protect fanwork on copyrighted stuff because... well without going into too much about it, it's a tough call either way. Most fans don't care about the "internal wars that go on" they only want to see their drama. That's the reality of the things.

I'm also a member of the livejournal/jdrama page thanks for the other one asian doramas, I didn't know about that one Big Smile

See, that just it....SR had it all in one site. Kept many of us from having to go to so many different sites... Sad I hope Nay restores the site, even if it requires a paid membership. Smile

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@iluvasiandrama - I'm a paying member of Aja-aja, they now have Jdramas and they are starting to offer Chinese-subbed dramas. One of the things they offer that other sites don't is really old dramas. They even have the Cdrama The Romance of the Three Kingdoms!

Asian_doramas are really cool to find hard-to-find Jdramas and Jmovies, mainly because they do not carry the restriction that it would need to be subbed. I noticed Kdramas and Kmovies being added more and more, but you will find hard-pressed to find any other type of Asian media.

Anyhoo, sharing my livejournal page where I try to keep a list of the links to dramas and such:
http://j-dramaq.livejournal.com/644.html

I hope it proves useful for some people.
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@iluvasiandrama - I'm a paying member of Aja-aja, they now have Jdramas and they are starting to offer Chinese-subbed dramas.Suprise One of the things they offer that other sites don't is really old dramas. They even have the Cdrama The Romance of the Three Kingdoms! Suprise

Anyhoo, sharing my livejournal page where I try to keep a list of the links to dramas and such:
http://j-dramaq.livejournal.com/644.html

I hope it proves useful for some people.


Thanks J-Pooh for the update! I will check out the new selection over at Aja-aja. Laugh

BTW, I think you should know that the link to your livejournal page says access denied. IDK if it has to do with the problems livejournal has with the hackers lately? Unsure

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iluvasiandrama wrote:
The only thing I have to say about this portion of your post is that this is the very reason why many sites add ad-revenue pages, (click banks, google ads, etc.) and low cost memberships to help alleviate costs of running the site and as a reward to motivate the owners and subbers, etc.


I was actually referring to the emotional burden. When you set up a site it can be exciting. Then you have to work hard to build content and membership. From then on, it's all about attitude. If you see the site as a hobby and don't commit yourself to updates on specific days or try to complete big tasks with only a little time, it remains fun. If, however, you make commitments and allow yourself to listen to requests/demands from members, it can start feeling like a burden emotionally, and then the only thing a lot of site owners can do is walk away.

I agree with what you said about advertising. This can alleviate the financial burden and even give you a bit of spending money. That said, I do not have, and will never have, advertising on my site as there are other ways to make money such as donations, premium memberships (as you said) and even paid products. If I were to set up a subbing site, I would set it up so subtitled dramas and movies were only available to premium members or on a pay-per-download basis for one year, then freely available after that. It would enable those who can't afford to pay to access the content after a wait, while allowing those who can afford it to support the site in the meantime. Still, it's unclear if finances had anything to do with SR closing and as one of the many donors there, one who would have made a substantial contribution to keep the site alive, I don't think it is.

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@Ryo. - As for the issue with yellowcinema, this happens all the time with subbers and site owners... for years now. As long as the raw work (video) is copyrighted and they all are, fansubbers take a chance on subbing it. It's hard to protect fanwork on copyrighted stuff because... well without going into too much about it, it's a tough call either way. Most fans don't care about the "internal wars that go on" they only want to see their drama. That's the reality of the things.


Sadly, you're right. Most people don't care where the subs came from or any internal disputes. I'm not one of them. I don't think it's appropriate for subbers to claim "ownership" over the translation of a script they didn't write, but I do think it's appropriate to credit the hard work of those people who take the time to do so. I also think it's inappropriate for a site owner/moderator to abuse and mock subbers who quite reasonably request that instead of posting subs on their site and claiming them as their own they provide either credit or a link to where the subs can be downloaded free of charge - particularly when the subs are a work in progress and subject to correction.

I'm not criticising anyone who decides to download from Yellowcinema, or myasiancinema as they're now called, but I won't be downloading from them as I prefer to use sites that do give appropriate credit and post with permission.

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I'm also a member of the livejournal/jdrama page thanks for the other one asian doramas, I didn't know about that one.


They're both great sites and 90% of my drama/movie downloads have come from either SR or those two livejournal groups. In fact, between the three sites there have only been two dramas and one movie I haven't been able to find, and I haven't found them anywhere else either (well, I know Stormy has one of the dramas subbed, but it seems easier to become Pope than join that group).
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In fact, between the three sites there have only been two dramas and one movie I haven't been able to find, and I haven't found them anywhere else either (well, I know Stormy has one of the dramas subbed, but it seems easier to become Pope than join that group).


LOL! That's BS. I refuse to "jump through hoops" for dramas. They may as well ask for membership up front than to make people go through so much. It might be a ploy to deter whiny fans, "please sub faster! please hurry upload next epi!". LOL IDK

There is this one blogspot page that makes you register on their site, thensign up for twitter and follow them on twitter and tweet them ?? many times, then post a certain amount on their website all before they will let you access DDL's to dramas that they didn't even sub and upload to specific file servers themselves. salut Roll Eyes There are too many sites out there that are much easier to access for me to go through all of that crap. Cussing Mr. Green

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It will be interesting to watch as CTS becomes bigger and bigger if people will pay for subtitles. Some dramas I went back and reloaded when WS2 finished a drama, other times CTS was good enough. Will WS2 still get as many to pay the $10.00 when CTS has the subs faster than the paid members of WS2. A lot faster.

The bad/sad thing about SR is that we are finding other sites to get our drama. If Nay does come back, she may have to build her site up all over again and some will probably not come back.
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J-Pooh: thanks for the LiveJournal info. I'm registered there, but I can't access the link you mentioned above. Please advise. Thx.

I personally would be a pay member of SR in a heart beat.

And to Ryo: Thanks for the info about Yellow/myasian sites. I believe we all need to take a stand and I'm with you.
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It will be interesting to watch as CTS becomes bigger and bigger if people will pay for subtitles. Some dramas I went back and reloaded when WS2 finished a drama, other times CTS was good enough. Will WS2 still get as many to pay the $10.00 when CTS has the subs faster than the paid members of WS2. A lot faster.

The bad/sad thing about SR is that we are finding other sites to get our drama. If Nay does come back, she may have to build her site up all over again and some will probably not come back.


Your right im not donating to WS2 no more it takes them forever to sub the shows i want. Instead i go to mvibo.com they have the show i want and sub it quicker and its an official KBS site.
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I just recognized that myas...com do not proper label the uploaded hardsubs for some drama.
Just renaming the files and not mentions who generate the subs.
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