As far as I understand it to be, "Status" is supposed to represent Scanlation Status. However, many people are understanding it to be one of two other things:
- Status of the comic on Batoto
- Status of the comic in its home country
The former is no problem, because if you have it completely on Batoto, then it is assuredly completely scanlated. However, the latter is a large problem. There are plenty of people who want to continue reading a comic, only to go to MangaUpdates and find out that it is not completely scanlated, because someone put "Complete" because it was finished in Japan.
Here is a comic which has been treated under the latter circumstances: http://www.batoto.net/comic/_/comics/switch-r1178
Whoever wrote the description even points out the fact that you can't find all of the volumes scanlated, which puts emphasis on the ignorance of the meaning of Status on the behalf of whoever set the status for that comic.
I make this topic, because I would like something to be done about this sooner rather than later. All of the discussion about this so far have taken place in topics that did not specifically concern themselves with this issue, and since nothing has been done about it despite the discussion, I decided to create this topic as a correct place for this discussion and also to hopefully garner action with regards to this subject.
Please feel free to suggest any alternatives I have not listed in the poll.
Edited by God Ginrai, 15 April 2012 - 11:44 AM.