Someone is recommending a yaoi novel on many novel pages

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  1. ninthlite

    ninthlite Well-Known Member

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    On the Novel Updates recommendations section I've been seeing a lot of yaoi novels being recommended, even if it seemingly has no relation whatsoever. I'm just wondering if there is a possibility of a down vote ever being implemented, or at least some way to report certain recommendations. Yaoi novels are rather a niche genre, and someone is clearly abusing the recommendation feature on Novel Updates to spam these yaoi novels everywhere.

    I'm pretty sure there is one person just going through certain tags and recommending one yaoi novel for every novel.

    Example
    http://www.novelupdates.com/series/dawn-traveler/

    http://www.novelupdates.com/series/oh-no-after-i-reincarnated-my-moms-became-son-cons/

    I've seen someone recommending Preventing disciple from dark side, at least three or four times in the last couple days. I however was not keeping track of every novel, and just considered reporting it now.

    Also been seeing This "reader and protagonist" yaoi novel being recommended on many new novels in the update que. I think whoever was previously recomending preventing disciple yaoi novel switched to promoting this reader and protag novel.

    All of these novels have "reader and protag" reccomended, I literally went down the recent update que and clicked on every novel. Around half of the below 200 chapter novels have this novel recommended.

    http://www.novelupdates.com/series/destroyer-of-ice-and-fire/

    http://www.novelupdates.com/series/...n-reincarnated-i-became-the-weakest-skeleton/

    http://www.novelupdates.com/series/traffords-trading-club/

    http://www.novelupdates.com/series/assassins-chronicle/

    http://www.novelupdates.com/series/the-world-after-the-fall/

    http://www.novelupdates.com/series/the-devil-cage/

    http://www.novelupdates.com/series/level-up-just-by-eating/

    http://www.novelupdates.com/series/oh-no-after-i-reincarnated-my-moms-became-son-cons/
     
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    Hotato iyalala kancane kancane

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    NU is being taken over by BL novels :blobpeek:

    And you should read Quicly Wear a face of the Devil
     
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    ninthlite Well-Known Member

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    I don't think someone abusing a novel updates feature to spam is amusing.
     
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    Okay, that's not good :< I love yaoi but still one should respect others if we want to ask for respect for what we like >_<

    I like the idea of the down vote.
     
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    People might just be spamming the ones they have been reading, too. But hey, at least it isn't someone recommending Boku no Pico on every single thread.

    EDIT: Also, I'm afraid that a downvote/dislike might get abused by people disagreeing with others' opinions. I certainly wouldn't dare to say I disliked the star waifu candidate in LCDs.
     
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    At first i thought you just didn't like yaoi novels, but with someone just answering read this on every request i can understand your frustration.
    It's like the return of the piko no boku meme >.<
     
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    Although this is a bit amusing. In the end, a recommendation is just a recommendation. There's no clear way to tell whether the person who recommended it is joking or not. Unless we add a page made for writing down the similarities. Much like how MAL does it I guess
     
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    Death to bl novels!!!!!!!!!




    Ps. Ladyvil you owe me 105$ nuf
     
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    Boi our Lord and Saviour @Tony is a huge BL lover, you aint gon get anywhere on this
     
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    ninthlite Well-Known Member

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    I think its very clear that someone is abusing this feature. Novels don't get recommended on every novel that has had a new chapter posted just through coincidence.
     
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    burn all of the yaoi novels, problem solved amiright
     
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    ...Maybe it isn't trolling or a joke, but the novels genuinely share common parts, with one of the few differences being yaoi. It's not like it would be completely wrong to recommend something like After Being Reincarnated My Dads Became Daughter-Cons on After Being Reincarnated My Moms Became Son-Cons. Or if it had a similar premise but contained a yaoi relationship.
     
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    hmm... it's quite tricky 'cause there are some tags or genres that the novels share... like fantasy, action, demon or even skeletons for example :hmm:

    I'm not sure if it's a spam or the person recommending the novel think that it's a good recommendation.
     
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    a few of those novels that have yaoi recs actually really do not have anything at all to do with each other. some is going around trying advertise novels instead of actually recommend similar novels which is the problem here.

    edit: I find the translator groups on both those novels suspicious now. both translation groups have the letter B and C starting the words in their name.
     
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    I only read a single novel of those mentioned by OP, The world after the fall and it does not have anything similar to anything that's in the description of the yaoi novels
     
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    I mean, is it really a spammer (or just someone wanting to share their love)? though, I understand your point, it's too suspicious :hmm:
     
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    wanting to "share your love" and spamming is the same thing... Yaoi novels are clearly not related to anything of the novel pages I linked, and thus should not be recommended on any of them.

    I like World of Cultivation, does that mean I should go recommending this novel on every novel on Novel Updates? No. Liking a novel is not justification to spam. Even if many yaoi fangirls are coming and trying to justify spamming just because they also like yaoi.
     
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    I never use the recommendations myself I just click every new novel that is added to NU front page and browse the summary page to see if its good. This sounds like it just a flaw being abused in the system. Tony should be able to know who is making those recs though since there is a log for it.