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.