Don't want to comment on that shitstorm, as I'm not a Patron, but... Changing "worry free" goal and hiding pledged is normal, it's to keep new people paying. Cuz, if his goal is low, why would a new person pledge? If he reached his final goal, why pledge? If it doesn't increase number of chapters, why pay him money? Don't be little kids, you talk about responsibilities and how he's entitled, but you refuse to use normal, adult, business logic. Of course he wants more money, what the fuck is your problem with that? You speak of "his job", yet bash him for wanting to make more money? I DO NOT, however, like how he changed number of chapters and I saw no announcement about it. Last week he did 21 chapters and then just casually started a new week. On March 30th he also deleted the part about being a week behind. I assume it's because he talks only with people that pay him, on Patreon. He has already done "Oh teehee, I updated Patreon but forgot to post chaps on WW" like twice?
So, to reply to the comment about us “bashing”
on him for doing business. He is more than welcome to use any means necessary in order for him to have his business growing healthily; that is seriously not an issue; if anything,
I more than applaud him for it. My issue stands with him undermining our
readers and dear patreons; how can you fail to understand that the current
translator is simply going forward with a consistent pattern that indicates
fewer and fewer chapters translated by him while his income is consistently
increasing? Especially when with the already pledged amount if patreons decide
so, they can clearly gather this amount and go to ANY PROFESSIONAL translating website around to get MORE
chapters for LESS MONEY?
alright, never thought i would actually have to use this account but when people are not able to count properly then i dont know what to do besides pointing out things:starting january 2nd he said he reached his goal and is going to release 28 chapters a week and lets just ignore the weeks before that because people seem to be upset about january and februarynow lets look at every week shall we?in the first week he released 28 chapters as promised, 4 chapters every day at roughly the same timesecond week he apparently fucked up his sleep and released the chapters way later, but still reached his quota of 28 chaptersweek 3, again 28 chapters, still late most of the timeweek 4 he was late by 12-ish hours and with chinese new year that weekend he missed 3 chapters, not really a big dealweek 5, with february starting he fucked up his sleep (again?) and missed 4 chapters, which were included into next weeknow for what is going on last week for missing 12 chapters it would be the best to ask him personally and not just scream around mindlessly that he is scamming people and not doing his job and commenting on every patreon post screenshots from his patreon only pageif i miscounted somewhere feel free to correct me
I don't really get why everyone is getting up in arms over this, especially the ones who don't even donate to his Patreon. If you don't donate, why do you have any right to complain?
As for the post about how much he makes and what % he is in among the working class, using that to criticize him is asanine. So what if he makes a decent amount? That's completely irrelevant to whether or not he puts out the chapters he says he's going to. He decided he makes enough to translate full time, so in that sense, yes, it is relevant. If you donate to him, then yes, you can ask for an explanation if he does not meet the quota he says he will meet on the basis of you paying for a product and that product not being delivered. That being said, even if he were making 10x as much, if he has not changed the quota, then you cannot expect anything more from him.
Trying to compare how much he is making compared to other people, whether or not they are in the same profession, is pointless and completely misses the issue at hand. Besides, even if we played along and pretended it mattered, your logic is flawed on a number of points. First of all, he talked about wanting to earn enough to pay his editors something. Whether or not he is currently doing so, I cannot say, but it is a possibility. Second of all, while his monthly/annual income may be what you stated it to be on the surface, you forget that he would be self-employed, meaning he has a significantly higher tax rate (if he is in the US at least, and likely in other countries as well). Furthermore, since he is self-employed, if he wants any health insurance or other benefits, he has to pay for them out of his own pocket without any company assistance. There is also not a retirement package (401k, etc.) or any other benefits that would be found in some of the jobs you mentioned. These all greatly cut into what he actually makes, making your assessment of his "wealth" inaccurate.
http://imgur.com/a/OB7Nl^ more deleted posts.
http://imgur.com/a/OB7Nl^ more deleted posts.
I dont even know how come yang wenli owe us 47 chapters? When he already show us the math. About the donation, you guys think too much. Yang wenli is not the only one who does not show the patron amount, deathblade also do that, and many other follow. The fact is yang wen li keep release chapters and he try to keep his promise.
I think everyone here is forgetting the word he himself used... "Promised" .. there's no compromise for promises, as long as you have the balls to promise something, then you better walk the talk.
geez anytime anything related to money is involved, people always start complaining and bashing others...