@Fezu I can change that setting, I think it's to prevent people in conversations from changing their original posts a long time afterwards and having then it be desynched from further replies/quotes.
I'll think about removing that restriction.
A lot of our licenses were originally web novels (like a lot of light novels these days). But we are licensing the print tankobon version of the series, not the original web novel version.
We definitely might consider licensing directly from authors in the future.
As for using fan translations, we make sure that all our translators are paid for their hard work and produce good quality translations. If you are a good fan translator we would love to talk with you!