Those who can’t, criticize. Those who can, whine.
Note: This FAQ kinda sucks, so if you’ve got questions, post them down below.
Q. Can I join whiners.pro or Whine-Subs?
Can’t hurt to apply.
Q. How do we contact you?
A. IRC’s the best. If you know how IRC works, our channel is #whine-subs on the Rizon network. Otherwise, just make a post here and I’ll respond. If it’s something private, make a post saying you want me to email you, and as long as you have your email in the email field, I’ll be able to send you an email (it’s visible to admins, but not to regular viewers of the site).
Q. Oh god, we fucked up on an episode real bad. Can we get a re-review?
A. No, I don’t have time to hold your hand and tell you everything’s fine. You will be evaluated twice on your releases — once in my traditional Fansub Review format and once against your peers in a TL Party. I will not use the same episode for both, so even if you fucked up bad, you get a second chance at a positive impression. Please note that the TL Parties are only on an as-time-is-available basis. My life has been hell these past few seasons and I haven’t had time to get around to it. I will make every effort to review every group that manages to sub a show in a timely manner.
Q. Will you join my group?
A. No, but I appreciate the offer. I just don’t have enough time or motivation these days to join as many groups as I used to. I hardly have enough time to do anything with my own group — Whine-Subs.
Q. Wait, where’s my comment?
A. If you haven’t posted here before, your comment goes into Pending. Basically, this just makes sure the comments aren’t filled with spambots. If you have posted here and your comment includes lots of links, it’ll probably get flagged by Anti-Spam service that this blog has. In both cases, you’ll just have to wait until someone on staff approves your comment before it’ll appear.
I’ll ocassionally clean up these pages (FAQ/Review Queue/Staff/etc.), so posts may disappear from those if I think it’s necessary.
Q. Why haven’t you reviewed Group X’s Anime Y?
A. Because I’m not some magical Review Genie that can review everything in a single day. Unfortunately, reviews can take hours to do. As a rule, I don’t review HorribleSubs if there are other groups providing Crunchyroll/TheAnimeNetwork/NicoNico subtitles in their releases. Also, I don’t review trollsubs or simple re-encoders (if a group takes CR’s subs, slaps them on a raw/new encode, and releases it, I’m not going to spend time reviewing it).