A brief FAQ. And yes, you have RTS
Alright I went through and manually PMed just about EVERYONE that sent in a complaint (er well started at around #70 because the others were already replied to...)
Anyway, to help everyone out, we collected all the common questions/complaints and came up with this handy quick FAQ. Up until now we had the shout box (announcements) to guide you to what you wanted. We understand, you feel lost. But there is a method to our madness. First ask yourself a question -- what are you looking for?
Q: Where are the RTS THREADS?!?!
A: A list of all the latest releases are now accessible through the "Downloads" link on the main menu.. You can also access the last few on the homepage or search for a chapter from the homepage.
Q: Where is the SHOUT BOX?
A: If you want to know when manga is out, instead of the need for a shoutbox that contains tons of releases you may not be interested in, just subscribe to exactly the series you want to read and you'll be notified by PM instantly on release.
- Go to a manga page, like http://mangahelpers.com/manga/details/one-piece
- On the right is the option to subscribe. Just select what you want and you'll be notified the moment it comes out!
Now we can do more.
Want RAWs? All here:
Downloads -> Raws -> http://mangahelpers.com/downloads/?lang=jp
Translators -> http://mangahelpers.com/translators/
Want scans? Never easier.
Downloads -> Browse EN Scans -> http://mangahelpers.com/downloads/?lang=en
Q: Where's (so and so) manga?
A: Before, unless you knew where you were going, or it was shouted finding manga was a pain. The new browse feature (Manga > Browse) makes it much easier to find what you're looking for. Just type the first few letters & click on the name, and it takes you to all raws/scans/trans ever released for that manga! This is something that took ages to do before, when it was even possible at all.
Q: But still... why'd you change everything!?
A: Because it benefits everyone. Before, the Shout box was limited to staff being around, now it can be instantaneous.
Before, it was hard to know what else a scanlator or translator was working on. Now with their own pages you can see everything they work on. And further, in their archive pages you get even more info.
Now you can find the Raws based on Cnet's translation and the scans using them.
Or from the groups view
You can see both the raw and the translation from here as well
Not to mention on the:
You can see ALL raws/scans on one page, easily sort it on the right and see who the translator was (so you can pick the scan that uses your favorite person). Before, you had to download the file just to see this basic info.
And finally -- !
You never have to worry about files expiring!
If people upload to the site, the files will stay here, not expire, and they'll be accessible for everyone whenever. However, if everyone opts to use the various download sites like rapid/mega/etc then there is always the chance that your files will just disappear.
And as a bonus, those that do upload will have their manga viewable on an online reader, and in their release details will automatically have the cool thumbnails (so you can quickly see their quality^^)
This, amongst other reasons is why we changed what you guys knew. It may seem like the end of the world, but if you take a minute to adjust you'll wonder how you lived without it.
Also keep in mind we will continue improve the site to make it easier, so keep suggestions coming. :D
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