Novel Updates Turns 1 Year Old!

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  1. Tony

    Tony Moderator Staff Member

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    It's officially the 23rd where I'm at which means Novel Updates turns 1 year old! Yay!

    It's crazy how something created on a whim became so big. If you don't know the story yet, Novel Updates was created due to MangaUpdates announcing they would remove web novels from their website (link). I guess web novels were cluttering their website.

    At the time, I was addicted to Coiling Dragon. My thought process was "If MangaUpdates remove web novels, how am I going to get Coiling Dragon updates?!" I find my thought process hilarious back then :cry:. I mean, I could just go to WuxiaWorld and get the updates directly, right?!

    Anyways, I waited for a few days hoping for someone to step up to replace MangaUpdates for web novels. No one stepped up at the time and the only alternative I found was Aho-Updates. I felt like Aho-Updates had the right idea but it was doing it incorrectly. So I decided to merge MangaUpdates x Aho-Updates together... and the rest is what you see today.

    Guess what? MangaUpdates is still accepting web novels. I feel like I got trolled hard by MangaUpdates lol.

    Novel Updates Timeline
    • (June 15, 2015) MangaUpdates announce they would remove web novels from their website.
    • (June 23, 2015) Novel Updates was registered as a domain.
    • (July 1, 2015) I decided to spam /r/LightNovels. I hate linking to my past but since it's a special day, I'll just leave the link there.
    I love this community. A lot. For the most part, I feel like the community is filled with nice people. This is why I try my best to work on Novel Updates whenever I can. I feel like if I slack off, the community that I love will disappear. Love or hate is just an opinion though as I know there's also a group that hates NU/NUF. For all the haters, as of writing this, Novel Updates is ranked #11,923 on Alexa and #4020 on SimilarWeb. That's out of over a billion websites currently on the internet! For better or worst, a growing community will bring changes, that's just how it is. Just be grateful for what you have is all I'm asking.

    I wish I had something planned for this special day but sadly I do not. You will have to settle with this love letter to the community :X3:. I just wanted to thank the community for being awesome, supporting NU/NUF and helping NU/NUF grow. I have a lot of stuff planned for NU so please be patient.

    Thank you for being you (the community).
     
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  2. jojo_48

    jojo_48 『Blood Type: S』『HGWT』

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    NUF is great! Happy Birthday!
    Thank you for creating NU, @Tony !

    EDIT: Awesome! 1st comment! Lucky ~
     
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  3. Ophious

    Ophious 『Speedy's husband』『Past』

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    Happy anniversary~
    Thanks for your hard work so far~
    2nd
     
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  4. LazyDoc

    LazyDoc Casul's troublesome wife ♥~

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    <3 you Tony
    Thank you for your hard work
    Happy anniversary NUF!!!!
     
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    iampsyx 【Tony's Wifey】 【Rinrin's Mama 】【Yuzunyan's Twin】

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    Yeeeey~ (ノ^ヮ^)ノ*:・゚✧

    Happy birthday, NUF! o((*^▽^*))o
     
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  6. Azuka

    Azuka Epi's Only Imouto |Epi's Angel |Epi's |(\_/) Bunny

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    Happy Birthday NU~

    PS. are we holding the party here?
     
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  7. Nefasdetestasti

    Nefasdetestasti 《Absolute Zero》❄️Wɪɴᴛᴇʀ's Sᴏɴɢ❄️ 『(●)』

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    so, all of this is because of coiling dragon?
     
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    Nefasdetestasti 《Absolute Zero》❄️Wɪɴᴛᴇʀ's Sᴏɴɢ❄️ 『(●)』

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    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY FOR NUF!!!

    EDIT: we love you @Tony for creating NU and NUF!!
    may this place get a long life!!
     
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  9. Ophious

    Ophious 『Speedy's husband』『Past』

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    pretty much~
     
  10. hayyan

    hayyan Blasé

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    I came from that reddit post.

    Guess I was lucky hahaha
     
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    LivingCorpse Your Friendly Delusional Maid Undead

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    Oh!
    Bring the cake and vodka!
    Happy Birthday NU!

    Btw, I don't remember how I stumbled this site... I don't even remember when I found it. Maybe around August?
     
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    Nefasdetestasti 《Absolute Zero》❄️Wɪɴᴛᴇʀ's Sᴏɴɢ❄️ 『(●)』

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    CD is the best...
    good thing CD was made.. if not..
    NUF and NU won't be here...
     
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    OverlyFriendly uhhh... whoops? Staff Member

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    Happy 1st Birthday NU!

    I'm so glad I found you!! :X3:

    It's the best!
     
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    At least you got trolled in a good way and thank you for giving birth to NU/NUF.
     
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    Nefasdetestasti 《Absolute Zero》❄️Wɪɴᴛᴇʀ's Sᴏɴɢ❄️ 『(●)』

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    BlueShinya 『Q's Fiancee』

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    Thank you for creating this place..
    Cause i met many people that become an important existence in my life~
     
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    tsuki_hana 『Legendary Slob』 『ISSTH Eccentric』『Half-Fujoshi』

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    Tanjoubi Omedetou NU/NUF!!!
     
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    Happy birthday NU
     
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    Funnily enough, I found NU due to CD. So full circle, I suppose. @Tony
     
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    Who had found this and didn't create an account even after a few months later? That's what I did lol.
     
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