I won't be getting into the nitty gritty details, but going into simple broad strokes isn't going to quite cut it in regards to understanding why things are the way they are now with the removal of their works. I won't be naming names.
After the release of Mermaid Lovers is when things started blowing up. The chapter itself was completely fine, however it was accompanied by a credits page that contained a mirrored Parteiadler depicting the 8chan site symbol instead of the swastika as well as containing a prominent panel with the text proclaiming "We're 'Ubermensch' Be careful not to stand out." This could have been be interpreted as typical -chan humor, but a forum member made it very clear that they did not like the imagery and thus made it known on the discussions thread for Mermaid Lovers. Having already made a name for themselves on the forums from other discussions, and also wielding a "Die Cis Scum" avatar, they were argued with by other users while the argument itself was mostly supported by others. Moderation was applied before the taking of the bait by the prominent forumgoer would spiral out of control.
Our deletion of infringing posts that came afterwards, from both sides, angered those who wanted to keep the credits page, as it was perceived we were treating our offending forum member with preferential treatment. Initially we were to receive a modified credits page, but negotiations broke down between us and the two groups separately as they requested the deletions, which they considered biased, stop or else they would have their works pulled. Things didn't calm down overnight as the forumgoer continued to instigate further drama after we had, at that point, stated that the page would stay. There then came some ethnic cleansing and gas chamber related posts by individuals connected to both 8chan's /u/ and Lazy Lily scanlations in hopes of stirring the pot. We ourselves had communication issues in relaying information and decisions and so things broke down even further. 8chan's /u/ wanted the credits page kept as a whole or else they would rather have everything off the site and Lazy Lily scanlations wanted their own works off the site in protest of how everything has been handled.
Thus, both group's works (with the exception of collaborations they've done with other groups such as 4chan's /u/ and Sexy Akiba Detectives) are to be taken down.
We are sad to see your efforts go; while we may strongly disagree on humor and internet conduct, yuri was the one thing keeping our separate groups in direct contact. Keep up the good work and I'm sorry things weren't resolved in a better fashion. Hopefully in the future we can to come to an agreement that works best for all of us and allow us to feature your works again.
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