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#101 by yorhel
2018-01-30 at 16:36
@100: Make sure to add a trailing slash to the URL:
#102 by barfboy
2018-01-30 at 20:50
Thanks much.
#103 by leery
2018-02-02 at 11:37
Is 東京 one of those words we must romanise as the English 'Tokyo' and not its accurate romanisation of 'Toukyou'?

Same question for 京都 I guess. There are four instances of Kyouto and two Kyotos in the database. And one Koube, two Oosakas, etc.
#104 by beliar
2018-02-02 at 17:01
@leery: That's exactly the question I asked Yorhel once upon the time. Let me unearth the thread... Ah, here it is: t6246.
#105 by leery
2018-02-04 at 09:31
I suppose there's no standard about the romanisation of censored (bleeped out) characters.

I mean, stuff like ○学生 which could stand for 小学生 or 中学生 or 大学生 or something else. The characters × and ● are sometimes used for bleeping out too.

Many times these special characters get carried over to the romaji, which just feels wrong to me. Sometimes they even get romanised with the letter 'O' based on visual resemblance. Sometimes they get ignored in the romaji entirely.

(Also, there's the case of titles like Boku no xx wa Ryousei-tachi no Tokken Desu! where they get replaced with 'xx' for whatever reason... Then there's Chikan Play Densha no Naka de OO ya XX na Koto which gives me an eyesore currently.)

I've been replacing them with '***' recently. Or just '*' when it's only a single letter. Is that fine?

(I'm not going to go on an edit spree about this issue though.)Last modified on 2018-02-04 at 09:47
#106 by rusanon
2018-02-04 at 09:53
Please do not use *, its forbidden symbol for Windows and special symbol for Linux. I re-name VNs in collection according to VNDB to keep everything manageable, and its annoying when vndb title is stuffed with symbols you can't use in path name.
#107 by leery
2018-02-04 at 09:54
So is ?

Do you propose stripping out all the question marks out of titles?
#108 by rusanon
2018-02-04 at 09:59
I propose at least not adding even more of them when there's no such symbol in original.
There are alternatives as you said yourself: keeping Unicode ● or × or using X. Its 2018, no need to stick to ASCII.
#109 by barfboy
2018-02-12 at 14:36
So, this teacher finds his big titted student bound to a desk with her panties off and legs spread open asleep. Tsukue Otome.

He can help her or he can molest and rape her. Problem is she did it to herself because she has a crush on her teacher and is pretending to be asleep. She's hoping he rapes her and even comes to his aid if someone walks in and thinks he's raping her claiming they are a couple and were just playing.

He doesn't know any of that. Just that he's come across an apparently sleeping girl bound to a desk with her panties off and her legs spread open. Thinking she's being bullied by a classmate he wonders if he should rape her or not. Basically on which party does a rape tag occur the perpetrator or the victim?
#110 by barfboy
2018-02-12 at 14:43
Oh, leery, I have a question very similar to that.

Official website for Chibi Pire! ~Kyuuketsu Shimai to Ecchi de Bitch na Dousei Seikatsu~
The girls are 11○ years old and 12○ years old


Now obviously they're "110" and "120" but how do I have that point come across on their character pages
When I tried to write that it got changed back.
#111 by 707
2018-02-12 at 15:06
^To be honest if you didn't point that out I would've thought it's a Japanese period (。)

Maybe change it to something more noticeable that they're 12 (but with another digit) years old?
12(0) years old or like what you typed, "12○ years old"
#112 by sakurakoi
2018-02-12 at 15:07
@109 I'd argue that Rape Attempt and Fake Rape should apply respectively (and probably be marked as spoilers), albeit the description not reading like that, at all even but the terms could not fit any better+there is no other term remotely close. He attempts to rape her and she is not actually raped for she wants sexual intercourse i.e is actually not raped=>fake.

@110, the exact age is pointlessly kept ambiguously for a good reason so let's just leave it at that, they could be very well be 119 and 121, or more likely even since two siblings are rarely 10 years apart unless there are maybe more than 2 (but even then the next closest...) but anyway, the user who changed it got deleted so you should be free to use ○ (not the "Japanese period" or whatever it is called, pretty sure they are different, the circle ○ and period。oh, and 0, O and Ö) or replace it with X in case it can not be displayed properly.

and yes, X and O is usually what is used in the west for a wildcard/keeping something ambiguous for whatever reason which we should not question, with the latter only being when more than one is needed. Welp, it is kinda everywhere, ain't it? Over there the circle and cross is simply its own symbol.
#113 by barfboy
2018-02-13 at 03:55
I'm sure it's not that they're not somewhere between 110-119 and between 120-129 years old and more that they're 11 and 12 years old and erectolip is being cheeky getting underage girls past the censor.

For the same way hamham soft gives the girls 'seating numbers'
despite the fact that two girls share THE SAME SEATING NUMBER (11)

or how Concept uses 'favorite number'
despite the suspicious fact that Kei wishes her favorite number was 18 but it's still only 12 ... how can your favorite number not be whatever you want? When it's how old you are.

Times they be a changin
NekoNeko soft previously tried getting their heroines from White ~Blanche Comme la Lune~ listed on their official site as 11 years old but were forced to remove it after release
finally got a heroine admit she was 8 years old within the text of the game
Ruri no Kasane ~Imouto Monogatari~
But still get a wide release and games have started dropping the 'all girls are over 18' label

We'll see where the future goes. Anyway, long post. Thanks for the input
#114 by eacil
2018-02-13 at 05:37
Erectlip is a troll. I don't read them anymore because it's stupid (in a non fappable way) even though I was really tempted by this one.
They are vampires and they used censorship to troll again by turning the censorship against itself by making a 110 something years old vampire look like its age says 11 years old... what she is physically. It is that simple.
It doesn't mean they are 11 or 110 but can really be between 110 and 119 (in what way does it prevent the joke to work?) and you have no way to know that until it's said in the script, so, no, it's not obvious they are 110 and you have to keep the censorship until real proof. Edit: what you did.Last modified on 2018-02-13 at 05:46
#115 by leery
2018-02-13 at 06:16
and yes, X and O is usually what is used in the west for a wildcard/keeping something ambiguous for whatever reason which we should not question, with the latter only being when more than one is needed.

I've never seen 'O' used here. I'd usually do "insert a word here" kind of marking (which the Japanese ×× essentially is) with an underscore.Last modified on 2018-02-13 at 06:18
#116 by entra
2018-02-13 at 20:12
Not that it really matters much, but what time zone are release dates supposed to be in? Sticking to the release date in Japan for Japanese games is reasonable but what are people doing for games released on globally on digital stores? UTC? If it's UTC, I guess technically all download releases for any language should be UTC too.

Edit: About the censorship, * usually looks silly if it's more than one character in a row except for really well known words. In that case, I think ● , ×, or X is better (assuming they are ignored by search)Last modified on 2018-02-13 at 20:16


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