How Does Novel Updates Work?

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  1. runsing

    runsing status : bleeding, health -10/s Novel Updates Staff

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    covers are processed (approve/reject) in bulk, once a day (or two, depending on how busy the admin is)
     
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    rayraybites New Member

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    Do we get a notification when it gets rejected?
     
  3. runsing

    runsing status : bleeding, health -10/s Novel Updates Staff

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    no, you won't. same goes if it was approved.
     
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    @Tony the work i'm translating right now, hell chain hotel, doesn't seem to have its releases automatically approved. can you look into that?
     
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    new novel/ translation groups don't get their releases auto-approved right away, especially not within a day or two since its emergence.

    before a group (and their releases) gets auto-approved, tony will have to add the group into the bot(s) first. and this is not done every day. often, it is done in batch, once a week (or maybe twice if there were a lot of new group/novel within that week).
     
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    oh okay, thank you for the clarification!
     
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    Tjoedeh Active Member

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    I submitted a new novel and I have waited more than 24 hours so i want to know what i did wrong. The novel is called traumatized boy want to live quietly
     
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    Did you submit a chapter?
    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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  9. runsing

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    we could not verify your novel (as in if it really exist). you only put Author name in (what looks like) romaji, but no novel type, no covers (that we could use to do a reverse search), no publisher, no associated name (that we could use to find the raws) and going to your site doesn't gave us the info we need either. no toc, no raw source, nothing.

    with too little info for us to go on, it was rejected.
     
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    thanks for the reply i put it in the wrong section its not a novel but a webnovel and it has no cover yet so i could fill it in.

    i have submitted again with more info. I hope its enough now
     
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    @Tony hi, I created a group & submitted a new ch for the novel (The Protagonist Is in the Right Position to Get Along With the Villain) a week ago. Today I added a new ch but it's been more than 30 min already and it was not auto-approved (or is the time limit more?) even though I have both a category & post name (not sure I set up those correctly but I do have them lol). Can you please look into it? Thanks in advance.
     
  12. runsing

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    read this first, before clicking the spoiler below it
    https://forum.novelupdates.com/posts/6256556/
    i did not see your chapter, if any, in the queue at all.
    this could be either
    1 - your group is not added to the bot yet. it has to be added to the bot first before any auto-approve and whatnot can occur.
    or
    2 - your site has/is using 'caching plugins' and had them applied to the rss feed - though this is quite unlikely if you're not on a paid package of wordpress.

    for now, just submits the chapter manually.
     
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    meghaha New Member

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    Is it normal for it to take some hours from when I publish a chapter on wordpress to when the novel updates bot posts the release?
    Not sure if it’s expected for it to sometimes take that long, or if I’ve got something set up wrong on my side.
     
  14. runsing

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    no, unless you have 'caching' turned on, and your rss feed was included in its scope.

    also, please use numbers, instead of spelling them
    Deer Crystal: Chapter Nineteen X
    Deer Crystal: Chapter 19
    Deer Crystal: c19
    Deer Crystal: v1c19 part1
    Deer Crystal: Chapter 19 part 1
    Deer Crystal: Volume 1 Chapter 19 part1

    your current numbering scheme might caused the bots to send the chapters into manual queue and have to wait for online mods to process them
     
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    Ah, I see. Don’t have caching turned on so will switch to using numbers. Thanks!
     
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    blazingseraph Professional GL Connoisseur

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    I have a question. I added 4 new series and releases for them, but for some reason only 2 of them were approved while the other 2 that were sent in earlier weren't. I wanted to know if I did something wrong? The two that weren't approved are called Golden Crow's Self-Cultivation [Quick Transmigration] and I Want to be Alone, Beautifully [Quick Transmigration].

    EDIT: Nevermind, I was just impatient.
     
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    New translator here, my group and chapter were approved already, so maybe everything is set up already but I just wanted to ask just in case, is the RSS feed a must have for the bot to pick up chapters automatically? I made my site from scratch in php, and it never occurred to me to add an RSS feed.
     
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    either that or email notifications...otherwise you would need to add chapters manually
     
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    Thanks for the reply! I guess I'll start implementing it when I have the time. Till then manual chapters it is.
     
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    A follow up on my previous question, do I have to submit the RSS link somewhere?