Thursday, January 14, 2016

[pannchoa] CREDITS ISSUES WITH KOREABOO


DISCLAIMER: Dear Koreaboo admins,
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In short, we are not writing this article with malicious intent but rather out of ethics. We have been running this blog for a year now and have our fair share of experience with it. Hence, we understand the work that other sites' admins have put into their articles. We felt that it was unfair and disrespectful that some of our articles have been stolen (from our perspective) without the credits due.

Here are only some of the many articles in question.

1) KAI ARTICLE 
our article here (posted on Jan 11th)
Koreaboo's article here (posted on Jan 14th)

FROM KOREABOO
we did not translate the full screencap because we didn't understand the context, so we had to go watch the actual video and see what they meant. Hence, we paraphrased the content on the screencap in our post. The proper translation of the screencap is much longer than our translation, but Koreaboo only copied and rephrased our article.

ORIGINAL (from us)


FROM KOREABOO

 we deliberately did not translate this screencap as is like we did for the other screencaps. Hence instead of translating it as "our best fans have made us the best singers", we rephrased as a 3rd person point of view. If Koreaboo was consistent with their translation, they would have only translated the screencap as is.

ORIGINAL (from us)




2) THE ROOKIES VISUALS ARTICLE
our article here (posted on Jan 12th)
Koreaboo's article here (posted on Jan 13th)

FROM PANN
The original comment is the same as we translated. "Song Yunhyungㅠㅠㅠ but since you put "ranking" in your title you should be careful"

FROM KOREABOO
The first comment has nothing to do with the original comment, nor the second one.
Koreaboo claims that they translate from PANN but they do not even read the article. We realized that they just copy paste from our article, without reading the original article and rephrase our words. Hence, most of their articles do not accurately portray the original post (unless they 100% copy-paste from ours ^^).

ORIGINAL (from us)
The right translation



3) THE KEN SUITING EVERY COLOR ARTICLE
our article here (posted on Jan 12th)
Koreaboo's article here (posted on Jan 13th)

FROM PANN

The original PANN specifies 2 colors. the most proper translation would be "blue marine" for the first one and "navy blue" for the second one. However, because they are both "navy blue" in English, we deliberately put them together as "navy blue" to see if Koreaboo will catch on.


ORIGINAL (from us)

As you can see, we put them both as navy.

FROM KOREABOO
Koreaboo that claims to translate directly from PANN also categorized both as "navy blue" which makes everything even more obvious.



4) THE IDOLS WEARING INSOLES
our article here (posted on Jan 12th)
Koreaboo's article here (posted on Jan 13th)

ORIGINAL (from us)
We recently realized that we made a mistake while translating (sorry! but we have to keep the mistake as is for proofs!). Jinhwan is actually the oldest of the group, which makes him the hyung who stands next to his dongsaengs, so our sentence is wrong. It's rare, but when we are busy, we just skim through the articles and translate the big lines. The OP actually wrote "장신멤버 구준회 옆에서 아담하고 귀여운 매력이 있는데" or "next to the tall members, he has  cute charms".

 FROM KOREABOO
Same mistake. This just can't be a coincidence anymore, and they straight up copied our mistake don't  seem read Korean outlets at all.



5) THE LAY REPLYING SEHUN ARTICLE
our article here (posted on Jan 7th)
Koreaboo's article here (posted on Jan 9th)

ORIGINAL (from us)
We got this article from Instiz which is a site that doesn't have upvote systems for their comments. Hence, comments just update randomly. We took this post which had over 132 likes; with only 20 likes, posts in Instiz can make it into the top articles because most of Instiz users don't "like" posts. Hence, you can imagine that with 132 likes, the comments are updating like crazy. We do not even translate all the comments in order and only pick the interesting ones. Otherwise it would be too repetitive (most of the time, there are about 10 "we love youㅠㅠㅠ" in a row XD). 

"Surprisingly", Koreaboo has selected the same comments as us, but just by rephrasing it. They also translated the post 1 day after us. Which means that by then, the comments we have translated are long gone into the n-th page, and that new DIFFERENT comments are in the front page.



LAST WORDS
We have countless other proofs, but it would just bring you guys to the same conclusion. This post was very long to do since we had to go back to old articles, screenshot them, find the OP's articles (which some have been deleted by now), etc. As a result, we will only post these examples as proofs for now.

As you can see, a lot of effort goes into only 1 article (i.e.: watching videos, finding good articles, go on different portals, etc.). Furthermore, we are just normal people, so of course, we cannot pop out articles every minute even if we wanted to. So, Koreaboo, please understand our hard work and retroactively credit every articles that need to be credited.

Lastly, thank you for the incoming support of every PC-tizens! ^^ We were so shocked that our tweet got so many responses, and our followers were increasing like crazy XD we originally tweeted because some of our friends brought up this issue but hopefully it will be worth it! Also sorry for a not-so positive post, we will be back to normal posts soon! ^^

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Have a nice day wherever you are and thank you for always supporting our blog! :D



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