How Does Novel Updates Work?

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  1. runsing

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    it will stay up as long as the links' alive.
    we don't delete links, only marked them as 'dead' if the contents/site are down (which is still viewable by users if they click the 'eye' icon) or padlock (which will hide them from all users but mods)
     
  2. nonononononono

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    I see, thanks.
     
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    Hello, I am not sure I understand how the auto-grab chapter function works. Our WP theme does not seem to support RSS and trying to add it to the theme was a headache. So, I installed a RSS plugin.

    This plugin's RSS feed URL is a wee bit strange, however.

    How do I tell NU the URL?

    Would it work if I made a redirect from oursiteDOTcom/feed to oursiteDOTcom/?strange_long_feed_request ?
    Or do redirects confuse NU?
     
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    Hi! New member here. Trying to add my translation, but am struggling with the process & terminology even after reading through this thread. What exactly is a group, and why do I need to belong to one in order to add a release?
     
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    when did it says you 'need to belong to one'?

    this is so that your releases can be credited to a name.
    group.jpg
    it also functions as a 'profile' where your site will be linked, and all your released listed
    example : https://www.novelupdates.com/group/foxteller/

    otherwise, you can also choose 'Anonymous' during chapter submission
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    Thanks for the quick response! There's a required form field on the "Add Release" page that asks for "Group." The first post on this thread also has a section titled "I'm a new group, how do I add my group?" and the first step is "Add your group - Just fill in your group name and URL." These seemed to indicate that each user has to have a group, but I wasn't able to find further explanation on how they worked. Your explanation does clear things up though, so thank you!
     
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    :blobpeek:That's why the post said "Add Group" instead of "Join Group". Good luck o7
     
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    Hey so after I create/send in an application for the series I'm doing. I wait till it is approved until I can start uploading and creating my group, right?
     
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    No. the series will not be approved until a chapter has been submitted for it using the Add Release page (in which you'll have to have created a group beforehand)
     
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    After I create a group do I wait to be approved or just post the ch?
     
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    submit the chapter
     
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    I've been to the "add group" section and been waiting for more than 24 hours. Why is there no information about it being approved?
     
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    because it will not (be approved).

    a chapter needs to be submitted (and be approved) for a 'newly submitted' group to be approved. they goes hand-in-hand. otherwise it (the group) will stay in pending status, and gets cleaned-up after several days.
     
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    Ohhhh i got it, thx you for the respon
     
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    Does the cover need to be a certain size for it to be approved?

    There's a series that I submitted that already got approved but I forgot to add a cover when I filled out the form so it's currently coverless. I tried to add an image later but it still hasn't been approved so I was wondering if it could be because the dimensions are wider horizontally.
     
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