The eradication of MTL descriptions on VNDB

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#26 by npzmzfg
2021-09-16 at 16:14
< report >@25 You are supposed to cite the source of descriptions that you did not write yourself. See d5#5
#27 by xsader
2021-09-20 at 15:58
< report >nice job Hata
#28 by dchsflii
2021-09-21 at 04:17
< report >I dunno why people are so adamantly against MTL for this purpose. The whole point of MTL is to do a mediocre job on stuff that skilled translators don't have the time or interest to translate. This seems like one of those cases. If Hata wants to then improve or replace the MTL, that would be great, and I appreciate the effort. But there are a lot to VNs in the database, and with only a few people working on it, it would take a long time to get through them all.Last modified on 2021-09-21 at 04:19
#29 by funnerific
2021-09-21 at 07:51
< report >MTL can easily be very wrong and thus give someone the wrong idea about the game. And yes, hata's plan is extremely unrealistic, but since he wants to keep at it, just let him — there's no harm. Obviously he'll never get through them all. Nobody will, and that's the reality of wikis, they'll never be complete.
#30 by eacil
2021-09-21 at 08:36
< report >You can copy-paste any synopsis inside the online MTL of your choice. It's within everybody's reach.
#31 by vninfohata
2021-09-21 at 15:46
< report >@28 Hmm, maybe because MTL led us here in the first place?

Had some fever attacks in the last days, but I can continue today-
#32 by cubky
2021-09-21 at 16:47
< report >tfw the descriptions are so bad you fall ill from fixing them
#33 by eacil
2021-09-21 at 21:18
#34 by vninfohata
2021-09-24 at 18:37
< report >Took me a bit, but I gained my motivation back to do anything.

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#35 by vninfohata
2021-09-27 at 12:24
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#36 by vninfohata
2021-09-28 at 09:45
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#37 by vninfohata
2021-09-29 at 12:39
< report >No. 31 link
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#38 by andry2310
2021-09-30 at 05:03
< report >vninfohata can you correct my desc to? I made a mistake on link and link.
I really appreciate you for correcting the mistakes of other people's descriptions. you corrected the mistake, not deleted it completely. Its really good
#39 by vninfohata
2021-09-30 at 07:16
< report >@38 Alright. I should be able to find time for that this morning.

Edit: fixed.

No. 34 Yuukyuu no Campanella
No. 35 Houkago=>Education! ~Sensei to Hajimeru Miwaku no Lesson~Last modified on 2021-09-30 at 09:57
#40 by vninfohata
2021-09-30 at 09:55
< report >I wanted to edit my initial post, but apparently this doesn't work after a certain time has passed so I'll post it here. If you wanna see quicker what games I have translated descriptions on (embedded links) you can follow my twitter chain, where I will post them every time I finalize one. You can also directly give feedback there or give me feedback.

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#41 by irx
2021-09-30 at 11:18
< report >@26 I was not talking about links to sources, but replacing brief descriptions by promo fluff.
Seriously, is there really a need to turn this:

"Main character reveals hard scandals at school - lustful female teachers! His greedy eyes will bring him to the world of madness and lust."

into this:

"I wanna do her.

I can't hold it anymore.

How many times have I already masturbated thinking about Yamamoto-sensei?

Hundreds of times?

For the entire last month since April, I've been undoubtedly jerking it more than three times per day now.

On some days it might even be five or six times.

I feel it.

I can't endure this anymore,

I desire Yamamoto-sensei.

I want to fuck her.

I want to make her mine...

Yamamoto Ayaka-sensei...

At that time I couldn't think about anything else than Yamamoto-sensei.

On the daily, no matter what time it was I couldn't get her out of mind.

Yamamoto-sensei is the epitome of sex, I feel.

Everything I associate with Yamamoto-sensei is sex.

Whenever I see Yamamoto-sensei, everything's on my mind is sex.

So I think. This must be a premonition.

A premonition of me turning into an adult.

A premonition of making Yamamoto-sensei mine...

That's why from today on I'll put all the gears into motion.

To make Yamamoto Ayaka MINE!"


I'm all for accuracy, but that is not a description, these walls of text are useless and annoying and completely unnecessary.Last modified on 2021-09-30 at 11:19
#42 by eacil
2021-09-30 at 11:31
< report >Holy shit, I want to fuck Yamamoto-sensei so badly now! @__@
#43 by mrkew
2021-09-30 at 11:37
< report >#41 I disagree completely. The second description has SOUL
#44 by irx
2021-09-30 at 11:53
< report >@43 vndb is a database not a drama club though. Description should give the reader all the basic info about the game and its plot, and preferably not take the whole screen of text for it.
#45 by butterflygrrl
2021-09-30 at 13:06
< report >I might recommend fewer linebreaks so it doesn't take up the whole page but I think the extra text really helps to get the tone across and provides more useful basic info about the game.
#46 by vninfohata
2021-09-30 at 19:28
< report >@44 It isn't a drama club but the database argument doesn't work properly if you are not in favour of the original website's description the developers deliberately had chosen to present their game with to also present it here the same way. You did pick the worst example though and I agree in such cases.Last modified on 2021-09-30 at 19:30
#47 by vninfohata
2021-10-01 at 09:52
< report >No. 36 Tetsu no Ra II -Haiboku no Jotei-Last modified on 2021-10-02 at 14:46
#48 by andry2310
2021-10-02 at 03:06
< report >@39 Thank you very muchLast modified on 2021-10-02 at 03:06
#49 by vninfohata
2021-10-02 at 10:17
< report >There is a group of users (in total 2) on twitter going through my translations and looking for rough parts or funny phrasing to laugh about them. Since you can't make everyone happy I simply ignore that and if you think they're bad you are free to fix some of the errors or find better more natural phrasings. Cooperation is what the VNDB is built for, after all. I am confident that they don't have to be retranslated from scratch, but simply require some editing.Last modified on 2021-10-02 at 10:18
#50 by vninfohata
2021-10-02 at 14:42
< report >No. 37Ryoujoku ~Suki Desu ka?~
No. 38Shiawase★Mille-Feuille ~Sora kara Futago ga Futtekita!!~
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