Since I am not into the whole anime online scene, I am not sure how and why things operate. Some things are obvious, while others just remain confusing to me.
My main question is this, why would a scanlating group not want a site to host their files? Keeping credits, linking to the group, and making no profit what so ever, why wouldn't they want you to host the files on your own server to offer for download or online viewing? Isn't the whole purpose of scanlating mangas to give to the public? Personally, if I were part of a scanlating group, I would be more than thrilled if a site asked for permission to host my releases. Doesn't it get the group more known and the manga they worked so hard to scanlate for us out to the public?
I ask this because I recently talked to a leader of a scanlating group. I asked him if it was cool if I hosted some of the titles they scanlated for public online reading. I, myself and the site, would in no way take credit or make any profit from it. In fact, I said I would keep all credits and post their link under each page when viewing a manga they translated. He said no, and was pretty rude about it. He told me that I should scan and translate the materials myself instead of using other people's work. What the hell kind of sense does that make?
Anyways, if anyone could lend some light on this subject, I would be more than appreciative.
... Also, I just read a topic on StopTazmo, in one of the other forums. A chick was asking ST to stop sharing some manga, because their group released it. She also said they wouldn't release the next chapter/volume until it was removed from this site? To me, that's just retarded, but then again, I might be missing something. ><