Dongbangdata is a site started by TheRarasaurus & Melodiamuse, two self-declared ninjas who have been translating DBSK / JYJ news since 2009 :) The reason why we started the site was because we enjoy translating, and we wanted to share what we did with people, on our own terms, without others telling us what we had to do.
And we’ve been recently joined by JugglingTheClouds~ And we love her~ So there’s 3 of us, and that’s all.
We are a site that translates news from Korean, Japanese and Chinese. We take news from various, and occasionally suspicious, news media channels, and we write it in readable english. And strange as it may seem, we find ourselves writing long T/Ns about the obvious, so here is the overarching principals in which we work by:
THE ONE DISCLAIMER TO RULE THEM ALL
1) We translate news from and about Junsu, Yoochun, Jaejoong, Yunho and Changmin, as a group, as groups, and as individuals. We have decided that we are NOT an OT5 site by any definition, simply because there are too many skewed, illogical definitions out there.
We are just 3 people who love and spend too much time & money on the above 5 men, and therefore dongbangdata is a site that just translates news related to them. We don’t claim to translate every single piece of news about them (since we have actual lives) but we try our best.
2) We state our sources for a reason – and the meaning of the text we write is never our own.
3) No articles we translate directly represent our opinions and/or beliefs. However, this does not mean that we don’t agree with anything within the article, it just means we may not agree with everything. We feel strongly that writing opinion-based translator notes tends to skew the judgment of the reader, which is why we refrain from adding anything more than we need to into the notes.
4) We translate to inform, and are in no way trying to back up the authenticity of the information that is stated within articles.
For any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
And follow us on twitter at @dongbangdata :)
DISCLAIMER : We will be as reliable as possible, to our knowledge but sometimes opinions differ. Just thought you might want to know. :D