The gracious admin of Evil Empire has decided to lower the post count to seven non-spam posts. This means a post that is constructive and at least more than 30 words.
Also, the 60 days of inactivity (non-posting) still applies as of now. On December 15th, the admin will perform a mass deletion of accounts. Therefore, one should make a post anywhere in the forum to keep their accounts for a very nice Christmas, otherwise tough luck – get used to it.
As of October 8th 2008, the evil empire forums have come back online. This is good news for just about the whole public, excluding companies and such. For those who seem to hate DDLs or forums in general, stick with your usual methods (IRC) rather than being a prick to those who do not like IRC or just find it inconvenient. Anyway, one can find the site back at its original website address. Same rules apply before the site was razed to the ground.
As of today, Mangaupdates has eliminated the direct download links to licensed manga due to licensing companies. However, this event is quite troublesome for the scanlators who do not have any source for the readers to contact them (IRC, Site, forum). So what good is a chapter update when there is no way to contact the scanlator? The answer is absolutely nothing and just a waste of space. Hopefully Mangaupdates realizes this dilemma and figure something out.
As for those craving their manga fix for their popular manga, there should a few notable scanlators for each series.