I happen to be embroiled in a conference this week and sudddnly thought what the hey. I’d like to take a break from the madness on this site that’s consumed my weekend. Never thought I’d be talking about this on my pet project, but I work in an academic environment where dissent is sought and welcomed, greeted with nature and thoughtful debate. That was the mentality I brought to cpoplove, but man was I naively wrong. The situation over the past couple of days has really been weighing on me. I’m absolutely not cut out for the craziness of fandoms.
Thank you to all who’ve sent in requests, pointed out mistakes, and chatted with me in comments. It was fun exploring cpop with you! Not sure when I’ll be back, and there’s always forums and such for your latest dose of cpop :).
[2 weeks later] I actually turned off all notifications from this site because it was bothering me so much, and happened to login to Twitter and saw a wave of support waiting for me there. Thanks guys. 🙂 I’ve really enjoyed the peace and quiet, and also happened to see some articles I wanted to share with folks. Traffic remained consistent despite two weeks of not posting, and I received so many emails from y’all (when I finally checked the email account, sorry!). Thank you.
I’ve also discovered how to block users on Disqus. XD Note it’s a *block* not a *ban* from commenting. So kindly read well before jumping down my throat. A block means I won’t have to see the toxicity and be bothered too much by it, but the toxic mess itself can keep commenting since I don’t censor comments based on personal feelings. I will ban if too many complaints are raised however.
So here goes round number two in a few days. I have indeed learned a few things, and in that requests for China line are still being declined. I might work up the gumption to post about them in a few months, we’ll see about that. Anonymous requests have been turned off, that feature was abused too much by stans with ulterior motives.
In addition, any requests that have a majority of negative comments must be accompanied by a positive translation as well. Please send a positive link along with your original if you want the translation to be prioritized. Otherwise… I work full time and I spend two hours-ish a day translating. In light of the mess that happened in January, I won’t be concentrating that much on the site anymore.