Out of curiosity, what are your sources of information on the Japanese industry? I've been following your posts in the animation outsourcing thread, along with other related threads in the past, and they strike me as being generally well-informed.
I just read your post in the tagging thread. Especially: "At the same time, parts of that thread are about e-penii and fansubbers, which isn't that rare of a topic in that subforum, and thus the tag is relevant to the thread and community as a whole." and "The thread is basically one giant contained bonfire with a few people sitting around debating."
Thanks for pointing it out. I wanted to rep you but it turns out that I repped you already not long ago and thus I'm not allowed to.