I Hope You're Glad

January 29, 2021

I Hope You're Glad

Author Notes

Nekomata, 1/29/2021, 12:00 AM     Edit | Delete
Yes, typo corrections on the intentionally typo'd post will make me cancel next week's update too.

Mini rant time. So typos. I make them every so often in the comic. Most of the time it's something very minor like the swapping of two keys (I type fast and sometimes my left hand hits a key a second too soon). Most people ignore them. I like those people. But then you've got those people who feel the need to comment JUST to correct typos. I get email notifications for comments. I get a little hyped when I get those- and then really annoyed when it's a comment containing little more than a typo.

Like hello, I spent 5-12 hours on this page and the only thing you're going to comment on is a stupid typo? Not the art? What's going on in the story? It's frustrating and annoying as hell. It wouldn't be so bad if it weren't FIVE different people correcting the same typo.

In the comment section rules I have on the main site it states:

"2. No spamming. Anything considered spam will be deleted. Spamming includes:

- Typo Corrections. While I appreciate the intent of these, more often than not they are spammy when 5 people comment only to post out typos. By the time you see the page it has already been uploaded to several sites. I'm unlikely to fix the typo unless it is major."

People are able to comb through and pick on typos but apparently lack the ability to read rules. Again, I do appreciate the intent but it's spammy, annoying, and at this point more frustrating than anything. Bonus points if the people pointing out typos are acting like they've given me a million dollars by pointing them out. Or if they go out of their way to screenshot the typo, upload it on DA, and mention me in the process. Yes, that has happened.

Why don't I just block them? Well- in the past I didn't want to go to the extremes of blocking spammy commenters. However, I have indeed started blocking for it on DA. However, on CF blocking doesn't really prevent people from commenting on your comic and that's a change I hope comes in the near future. All blocking does on CF is prevent people from sending me direct messages which only prevents them from sending me screenshots of the typo. Trust me when I say I know exactly who I'm blocking if/when CF updates their block system.

I hate blocking in any capacity, I really do, but honestly, it's making me dread posting pages more than anything. "Time to upload another page so people can focus on nothing except the mistakes I made!" type attitude forming. It's taken a toll on motivation as of late.

So what can I do to discourage this spam? I can't block them, making it a rule in the comments section is clearly not working. I get that this is probably a trivial pet peeve to have but you know what- I'm going to take some more drastic measures. PRS will not be updating today on CF, DA, or Twitter. Whenever the typo police are out in force, I'm skipping an update. Call it extreme or whatever but I'm tired of dealing with people DMing/mentioning me and wasting my time and energy with screenshots of typos. Patrons will of course get their early updates as originally scheduled. Same with discord.

I'm sorry guys, I know this is extreme, but I'm just in a foul mood over this and it's killing my motivation and energy.

To all of you good and wholesome commenters: Thank you! Your comments truly make my day and are what I look forward to most each time I post a page. You guys are the reason I've managed to not give up on this comic on so many occasions. Y'all are the best!

Latest News

Need Cameos!
12/20/2020, 4:13 AM

Hiatus End!
12/16/2020, 5:57 PM

Holiday Return
11/30/2020, 1:52 AM

Chapter 12 Progress:
Completed Pages: /20

Comment Section Rules

1. Be respectful to others. Any posts that are directly or indirectly attacking other users or contain discriminatory or offensive content will be removed and reported.

2. No spamming. Anything considered spam will be deleted. Spamming includes:
  • Comments/conversations unrelated to the comic.
  • Any comments containing images that stretch the site layout.
  • Links to other sites, comics, etc. Especially in the form of self-promotion.
  • Typo Corrections. While I appreciate the intent of these, more often than not they are spammy when 5 people comment only to post out typos. By the time you see the page it has already been uploaded to several sites. I'm unlikely to fix the typo unless it is major.
  • Asking about when the next update will be. Check the news and progress bar for information on that.
3. No spoilers. Predictions are fine- and encouraged- but no going back to older pages and posting about future events for people who are reading through for the first time to see.
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User Comments:

comercole, 1/29/2021, 2:49 AM     Reply | Edit | Delete
we all understand sorry if that bothered you i don't care.
Narf, 1/29/2021, 3:25 AM     Reply | Edit | Delete
This is a tad concerning
Nekomata, 1/29/2021, 12:41 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
It's fine. I'm mostly just frustrated and taking a break from PRS for a week as a result. No update so I can maintain my buffer. X_x
Spark the Jolteon, 2/1/2021, 11:35 AM     Reply | Edit | Delete
Take as long as a break you need, we can wait. 🛌 🙂
Guest, 1/29/2021, 4:49 AM     Reply | Edit | Delete
I also hate it when people do that. I honestly support that if a person disobeys the comment section rules, the updates are delayed. I just sure hope no one keeps ruining that in the comment sections. I always go by the writers' motto "Even the best author makes the slightest mistakes," which includes typos. I love your art and the growth it's been through throughout the years, and I mean it; I first found you on SmackJeeves before it went down. And I love your storyline; and to be honest, I read it so fast and fast enough to glance over typos, but in the end, I still understood the text, and I still loved it. And yes, without a typo, Giratuna wouldn't have been born, but that's meme content, while correcting every single mistake art/typo-wise can get pretty annoying or even plain insulting. It even gets annoying as a dedicated viewer, seeing those types of comments.
Nekomata, 1/29/2021, 12:43 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
I'm truly hoping this will get the point across for people to stop spamming my DMs/notifications with spammy comments. It's just gotten really frustrating as of late. I can spend 15 hours of my time and be in physical pain as a result (old torn muscle that never healed right) but if there's a single typo on the page that's all anyone cares about.

And thank you for your kind words! I really appreciate it. ^_^
Legosamurai732, 1/29/2021, 6:12 AM     Reply | Edit | Delete
You gotta do what ya gotta do.
Scarftale Bryan, 1/29/2021, 6:59 AM     Reply | Edit | Delete
PsychicNature, 1/29/2021, 7:31 AM     Reply | Edit | Delete
I’m sorry.
I know I don’t go combing through pages to find typos, but when I see one I try to politely point it out. I don’t think I’ve noticed any recently, but I’m sorry to see that such an amazing comic is having such massive problems with stuff like this.
I do support you in this, and I’m sorry if I ever annoyed you.
Nekomata, 1/29/2021, 12:56 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
I don't believe you've ever done anything I'd consider spammy! It's more so the people who comment purely to point out a typo or go to the lengths of sending me DMs over it (sometimes with screenshots) or literally screenshotting, re-uploading, and mentioning me on DA for it. It's just gotten past annoying and into frustrating. I think this past week I got 2 DMs, one mention, and about 4 or 5 comments just for swapping the letters in 'of' on accident. X_x
AceDelta12, 1/29/2021, 8:02 AM     Reply | Edit | Delete
I literally pointed out exactly one.

I feel like I was the final nail to this coffin...
noblejanobii, 1/29/2021, 8:05 AM     Reply | Edit | Delete
And yet one is more than what's allotted in the comment rules.
not your fault ace, 1/29/2021, 9:44 AM     Reply | Edit | Delete
you didnt see the rules and you weren't the only one pointing them out
not your fault ace, 1/29/2021, 9:44 AM     Reply | Edit | Delete
you didnt see the rules and you weren't the only one pointing them out
noblejanobii, 1/29/2021, 10:07 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
"You didn't know the law and you aren't the only person to have ever stabbed someone so the murder you committed is okay!"

That's what you sound like.

Just respect the author's request and stop trying to insight pity. You should have read the rules out of respect for the author. Ignorance to them is not an excuse and neither is saying "well everyone else is doing it". Learn that lesson today, because those excuses will never get you anywhere in the real world.
Nova Ozuka, 1/29/2021, 8:26 AM     Reply | Edit | Delete
I think as a comic creator, I kind of just fall into the "too lazy to fix typos" category. I say that because I only upload to one place. I'm certainly not going to go back several pages to fix a typo, even when I haven't figured out the next page. Given the nature of my comic, I'm actually more likely to poke fun at it the next page. Much easier than correcting, re-cropping, and then saving it as a .png all over again.

In my case though, I have to re-type the whole line, which is still annoying, even if it isn't as bad as several re-uploads just to correct one typo. Still more trouble than it's worth, in my opinion, to correct it. Especially if you just end up making more errors trying to fix one existing error.

I don't think I actually noticed the typo last week, and if I did, I must not have cared that it was there. It'd be pretty hypocritical of me to point them out when I just ignore my own most of the time anyway.
Nekomata, 1/29/2021, 12:58 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
I get the laziness. I usually only correct typos if the people who see the page before it's uploaded to multiple sites point them out. Even then sometimes it's just 'meh'. I just wish I wouldn't get DMs/mentions for them in addition to the inevitable 4 or 5 people in the comments.
starblusht, 1/29/2021, 9:49 AM     Reply | Edit | Delete
I'm sorry that peaple harassed you for something stupid like typos. I mean who does that?
I understand and fully support your decision 👍
Nekomata, 1/29/2021, 1:06 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
People feel the need to just DM me for every. Single. Typo. X_x It's annoying and I'm just so tired of feeling anxiety whenever I see a DM on DA or CF.
AceDelta12, 1/29/2021, 11:42 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
Sorry about that, Nekomata. I can't help but feel that I'm partially at fault for this because there was a typo that I had mentioned, and then this happened.

Also, it seems like Giratina's face in your icon sums up your emotions about all this right now.
Guest, 1/29/2021, 12:06 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
I honestly have to say I'm a little confused. What exactly is the scope of people pointing out your small writing mistakes? Is it well meaning people who happen to be bothersome to you, or harassment because you misspelled a single word? If it was the latter, then I agree, this type of response is warranted. But if it's the former, this seems like an overreaction, since it can be solved with an editor or peer review. But without this context, I don't really know what to think about it.

At the moment, to me it seems you simply find it annoying when people leave multiple comments about typos existing. I agree that it can be grating, especially if further commenters don't know that others pointed it out already. But otherwise, and excuse me for perhaps being insensitive, I personally don't believe some people pointing out typos is some large conspiracy strictly existing to bother you. Not to mention, readers who are passionate about your comic are more likely to notice typos and potentially point them out to you.

In the future, if someone noticed a writing error that they felt was crucial to legibility, what's your preferred method to contact you about it? Besides this page and the commenting rules, what are you doing to prevent it from happening again?
Wifijoe, 1/29/2021, 12:50 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
Reading through the Author's note will probably clear up most of the confusion. There were 5 or 6 people pointing out the same typo , along with multiple DMs of people taking screenshots of the page and circling out the typo.
MoogleSam, 1/29/2021, 6:42 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
This is a case that is like chinese water torture where a lot of small annoyances have reached the point of making the author not enjoy posting their own work out of anxiety and fear that more drips will keep on coming. The scale over all is irrelevant - it has happened enough times over all and persistently enough for Neko, that it needs to stop. No one said it was a conspiracy. But it IS people ignoring the rules of the comic section time and time again and when people do the same thing over and over and over and over, it wears away at you until you explode or give up on the thing that results in it happening.

If someone notices a writing error and that is all they care about, they are not the most passionate fans - they are the most critical and pedantic ones that can't look past minor imperfections to just enjoy the content.

And the answer to your questions is: stop. There are patreons that will point it out long beforehand if they don't understand what is happening in the page, several of whom are skilled artists and writers themselves, so if there ever was a major writing error, that was not just a typo, that actually altered or confused things, it likely wouldn't even live to reach Comicfury.

So the answer is stop looking for exceptions. It is not your place or the place of anyone else in the comment section to hunt and point out all the typos. There will sometimes be minor errors because Neko is human and this is a comic you get to read for free. And if you or anyone else can't tolerate or accept that, then you can politely leave and accept this webcomic is not for you, because you will not get access to content at all if you make the author hate producing and posting it.

Because that is what is happening here. People can either learn restraint and still get content, or they will get no content because they make it unenjoyable to give them content.

This might seem like too extreme a reaction to you personally... because you're not Neko. You're not the one getting emails, DMs, notes, comments all about typos and having to actually block people over it. You're not the one getting hyped that someone loves your thing just to see they are pointing out a typo. Over and over and over again. Until you're no longer excited, you're just expecting it to always be someone ignoring the rules, pointing out the same typo the other four people pointed out, which you have already pointed out in the rules, you have no intention of wasting your time correcting then re-uploading to several places.
TheStratovarian, 1/29/2021, 12:59 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
I'm sorry its been that kind of rough week. And this just being a nail for things in matters.

I hope the coming one makes you feel better. I wish you well, and have a wonderful week.
Nekomata, 1/29/2021, 1:08 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
Thank you for your kind words! It's definitely been a bit of a week. X_x The DMs/mentions/comments over a stupid 'fo' typo were higher in number than the average typo spam week and it's just getting to the point I feel dread/anxiety whenever I see I have unread DMs/Notes/etc. It's gotten past being annoying and more to being just pure frustrating.

Hopefully this post will at least lessen the frequency of spammy posts for a while.
TheStratovarian, 1/29/2021, 4:08 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
I can get how it would be a pick, pick pick in an annoying kind of social ouch.

It just reaches a point of an internal "I know. I, know. I KNOW." and finally you just want to strangle metaphorically for whats now an open sore spot.

I am sorry it happened to you, and wish a good chance to calm and just breathe a bit.
John Mandrake, 1/31/2021, 10:16 AM     Reply | Edit | Delete
... Or you want to strangle them NON-metaphorically and screw the consequences. I find that option highly appealing when it happens to me(that or I just block their accounts).
GameZone, 1/29/2021, 7:15 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
I thought comments were to give Helpful advice and positive feedback not grammar lessons.
Nekomata, 2/2/2021, 1:47 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
I wish. It's just nitpick central these days. xD
GameZone, 2/3/2021, 11:44 AM     Reply | Edit | Delete
I really shouldn't say anything to be honest because I'm usually that one guy who always goes "Well, acully..."
I am getting better at Not doing it tho.
Sophie-Wolf, 1/29/2021, 7:42 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
I dislike typos and I feel compelled to point them out, but I always skim over other comments to see if anybody pointed it out first. If they did, then I stay quite. It's not that hard to do. One time is enough.

I love your comic and your art by the way. I think the story is compelling and well executed. The characters are lovely and interesting. Who doesn't love an amnesiac's journey to uncover a secret world ending plot while making friends and trying to regain the memories of her past along the way?
Nekomata, 2/2/2021, 1:49 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
Yes- I really appreciate that! I wouldn't find it nearly as frustrating if people checked whether or not a typo has already been pointed out or not. I usually delete the typo comments a few days after they're made so that others have the chance to see that it was already brought up but that doesn't stop 5 people from jumping on it.

And thank you! I'm really glad you're enjoying the story so far! =D
Racingwolf, 1/29/2021, 10:40 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
I get it, I also get super discouraged when it seems all people can see are my mistakes. It makes me not want to share things too. Heck, I make a ton of typos on my comics (especially letter/word switching...damn you dyslexia!) and I try to fix everything before I post something but...no one can be perfect. And with all the work you put into this comic it's really rude to point out the one tiny mistake instead of all the other things that could be sad about a page.
Nekomata, 2/2/2021, 1:51 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
Exactly! I try to double check for errors before I post but I often work late at night and some days my brain just completely skims over any typos. It's always a word or letter switch. X_x I just hate how the rest of the page becomes invisible if there's a single typo. As if the 5-12 hours of work means nothing.
Guest, 1/30/2021, 1:37 AM     Reply | Edit | Delete
Shall I deploy the anti grammar nazi machine turrets?
Guest, 1/30/2021, 9:10 AM     Reply | Edit | Delete
please do
ShadowFoxNixill, 1/30/2021, 12:11 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
I've been following this comic since one of the very first new-for-this-site pages. I've been enjoying what I see quietly from the shadows, but I'm not sure I've ever actually commented or interacted with the comments at all. Seeing this page and how upset you are, I honestly wish I had done some. Just to counteract the crazy a little.

Hopefully the crazy dies down and your comic can be appreciated more in the future.

In the meantime, if you need some time for self-care, that's totally fine! That comes before any sort of regular update schedule.
Nekomata, 2/2/2021, 1:52 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
It's alright- don't feel pressured to comment or anything! Lurkers are gonna lurk and there's nothing wrong with that! Thank you for reading! =D
John Mandrake, 1/31/2021, 10:13 AM     Reply | Edit | Delete
... I didn't even notice any typos until you mentioned it just now and even then I only saw one that was easily missed(I had to read the text in each panel like five times before I finally slowed down enough to see it). Btw, this is coming from someone who had College Level Reading Comprehension in the 6th grade and has only gotten better. So, if your comic is good enough for someone like me to gloss over a few errors, I'm wondering how OCD you have to be to point out that ONE error I found... Just fyi, that's not a compliment to them.
Nekomata, 2/2/2021, 1:55 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
It's always the tiniest typos that slip through. I read too fast to catch things like simple letter swaps sometimes. X_x I'm a teaching assistant for a college course and part of that involves a lot of paper grading. I'm either too tired to look for them in PRS after grading or I miss a lot more than I think in my class. xD
Spark the Jolteon, 1/31/2021, 9:55 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
I just want to say that I really like your comics
Nekomata, 2/2/2021, 1:55 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
Thank you!
Caffeeeeiiiine, 2/1/2021, 8:46 AM     Reply | Edit | Delete
This is one of the reasons why people should ask at least one other person to proofread their work, so that the artist is able to receive all the feedback, including typos. Fresh eyes are used to find mistakes so that the original person can see potential mistakes that can't be seen by the original artist. (Kind of like how I get other people to proofread my essays, which helps a lot.)
Spark the Jolteon, 2/1/2021, 11:28 AM     Reply | Edit | Delete
I just started reading, and it tok me 5 HOURS to get hre, and I did't even notie so if this has that much entertanment then I am going to read this to the end.

P.S. typos wer on purpuse
Also why am I a snivy??
Love your comics
OhMyGosh13, 2/1/2021, 4:49 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
reggie the snivy is the icon for people who havent selected one yet
Nekomata, 2/2/2021, 1:56 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
I'm glad you've enjoyed the comic thus far! =D

And yes, Reggie is the default avatar for the site for users who do not have their own avatar.
Guest, 2/2/2021, 11:11 AM     Reply | Edit | Delete
So will there be a be a double upload next week if people behave, or will nonpatreon supports just permanently be a week behind?
Nekomata, 2/2/2021, 1:57 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
No double upload unless I've enough buffer to warrant it. Last week I was too stressed to get any PRS work done so the buffer is dwindling a bit.

Patrons will be 2 weeks ahead instead of the usual 1 week.
Kyzuon, 2/3/2021, 1:35 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
Yes I know I don't have an account yet. But I promise that I will not be posting about the typos.
Espurr, 2/3/2021, 9:58 PM     Reply | Edit | Delete
I'm sad that there will be no update this week, but have a nice break! I hope you continue the comic soon! It's great!
AceDelta12, 2/5/2021, 3:06 AM     Reply | Edit | Delete
Might wanna delete this page now that the latest update is out.
Nekomata, 2/5/2021, 3:08 AM     Reply | Edit | Delete
How about not.
AceDelta12, 2/5/2021, 11:57 AM     Reply | Edit | Delete
Fair enough.

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