Feature Request Add support for Original Language novels too, making NU like imdb for WN and LN

Discussion in 'Suggestions & Bug Reports' started by freemen muaddib, Apr 11, 2021.

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Track non Asian novels as well

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. freemen muaddib

    freemen muaddib Member

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    A lot of OEL web novels are appearing that deserve to be read. Dual Cultivation for example. This novel is a real gem. Despite its opinionated content, the story and the writing are very very good. I can barely say that it is not written by some of the major chinese speaking authors of the chinese market. I guess that more and more good web and light novels are going to appear written originally in english in the future. How are we supposed to track them and get info and feedbacks on them? Novelupdates was always been a central hub because the best light novels came from asia, but if this is going to change where are we going to look for a reference site?
    I propose that NovelUpdates should start adding original language novels to its database, not only translations. There is no much difference in the page format anyway, just the links would refer to the original publisher site chapters instead to the translation group sites. This way NU can become like imdb but for web and light novels. Otherwise we would need a new web and light novels tracking site where to look when choosing the next novel to read. Some sites like this are already started to appear, like WLNUpdates, but are amatourish. They have a page for Dual Cultivation though (but they are missing the other two novels from the same author): https://www.wlnupdates.com/series-id/71793/dual-cultivation
     
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  2. AliceShiki

    AliceShiki 『Ms. Tree』『Alice is Friend, Not Food』

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    No.

    If you want to find original novels, use NU's sister site, Scribblehub.
     
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  3. LaDyViL

    LaDyViL New Member Staff Member

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    No.
     
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  4. Westeller

    Westeller The superior sibling Staff Member

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    The sheer quantity of original novels present, on a plethora of sites - from independent hosting to platforms like Royal Road, ScribbleHub, AO3, Wattpad, Fictionpress, various forums and so on - makes any attempt to create such a database almost utterly futile. And beyond that... pointless. There is a friggin' *ocean* of webnovels available in english.

    It's nice that you've found a few you like, and feel free to tell others about them here, but they already have their own platforms, their own forms of advertisement, and there's no realistic way to integrate them into Novel Updates. If we tried, they'd simply overwhelm the platform and change its fundamental purpose.
     
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  5. Parth37955

    Parth37955 NU #3, [Dead Inside], Mid-Boss, Dark Dealer Staff Member

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    No.

    Also wlnupdates is older than that NU
     
  6. freemen muaddib

    freemen muaddib Member

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    Thank you Westeller for explaining the issue to me. I get it now.
    I’ll try to contribute to the WLNUpdates database as much as I can, anyway. Even if it would never be enough, and it would only scratch the surface, at least the most popular and deserving english web novels would be indexed somewere.
     
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  7. mja

    mja Well-Known Member

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    I mean I never trust the reviews on other websites not to mention it's hard to find decent web novels or fanfictions so Nu's review and filtering system would be really useful in helping me find more novels to read
     
  8. otaku31

    otaku31 Well-Known Member

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    Nah, NU is fine as is. ScribbleHub can be put to that task if the need arises. :blobwhistle:
     
  9. Lissi

    Lissi 『Queen of Lissidom』『Holy Chibi』『Western Birdy』『⚓』

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    No thanks to non-Asian novels. There are other sites for that. :blob_pout:

    I, along with many other readers, come here in search of Asian translated novels. That's what the site is for. I don't see why there should be non-Asian novels here. :blobawkward:
     
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  10. MangoGuy

    MangoGuy Rambling Mango

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    Nope. Tony has said this again and again...
     
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  11. mja

    mja Well-Known Member

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    yeah Nu is fine as is, but I just hate shifting through Royal road, web novels and scribblehub due to their useless review and filtering systems
     
  12. sweed

    sweed l.o.v.e.m.u.f.f.i.n.

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    NO! It would be way too many novels.
     
  13. asriu

    asriu Well-Known Member

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    nay~ there other system err site for that ln/wn update perhaps~
    better just create new one with NU system albeit putting track on numerous ero fanfic on adult site is bothersome enuf plus if we tract madness on fanfic.net plus royalroad plus scribble
    meh~
     
  14. UnGrave

    UnGrave I really like Nanahira

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    Maybe it would be a fun thing to make a site like that, but that goes against the concept of what NU is.
     
  15. Lissi

    Lissi 『Queen of Lissidom』『Holy Chibi』『Western Birdy』『⚓』

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    The title changed? :hmm:

    Erm... still nope, NU's not for originals, and it already has WNs and LNs in the system so what's the problem there?
     
  16. Westeller

    Westeller The superior sibling Staff Member

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    Merged it into the last thread I remembered, 'cause I was too lazy to type up a reply again.

    This kinda thing comes up from time to time.
     
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