So over the past, let's say week, we've been getting weird visits from people who come to our channel to check our group out to check out our people. I think any reasonable person would go, "That's weird..." right?
I mean, I can understand it if people don't like the way we translate certain things or don't like the way we encode our videos. Those guys are probably just not our target audience. Which is fine, right? There's really no real way to please everyone. But the folks who have been coming have been acting like they were visiting a den of the insane to see if one of us would lurch at them and snap at their nose.
As far as our fansubber to public relation goes, I see it as, "We put out Japanese shows with subtitles, you guys download and watch them." And that's kind of it. Regardless of who compose of our staff, we're all pretty much dedicated to doing a pretty good job at that. Regarding who are staff our and what our personalities are like, I don't know what people are saying about us, but if it's something that questions our morals or our character, I just don't see it as being true? How well does the person who you're listening to know us anyway?
It's great if guys come in, chat with us for a bit, see that we're just regular dudes and dudettes just like any other people, but I'm concerned that there are people who take what's being said at face value and just assuming it to be true.
Not to sound cynical or anything, but aren't there people out there who would benefit from libeling us, thus pushing people toward their friend's sites or whatever? You just have to look at your source material and think about things like "How does what they're saying benefit them?" "What biases are inherit in their opinion?" "How true does the information sound? Does it sound like he's had any real interaction with the staff?" "Does this really matter for my toku/anime watching experience?" and of course "Is this guy I'm listening to an asshole, insane, a jerk, an Internet troll, a rumor monger, or something of the like and should I really care what he's saying?"
Basically: We put out fansubs. If you like it, great. If you don't, that's fine too. And we're just regular people and fans of these shows just like you guys are. It should be no surprise that not everything you hear on the Internet is true.