Joining Chinese Novel Chat Groups (QQ)

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  1. Reflect

    Reflect New Member

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    What are y'all experience trying to join chinese novel chat groups (via qq), e.g., different novels' q群. For SOTR it's:

    犁天新书群:390469306(新群,已经加过旧群的,请不要重复添加)
    犁天新书团:414940825(有一百多空位哦!)

    I just started using qq and sent requests to join some groups. So far I haven't gotten into any yet. Maybe some translators can help me figure out something to write other than:
    你好,请问我可以加入这个QQ群吗?
    我对(novel name)很感兴趣。....

    I am proficient in Chinese (been reading a lot of novels in Chinese w/o MTL and whatnots).

    I've been sending requests to join the Qidian QQ groups in Chinese and English (most English until recently though), but I have received no response yet. I checked with Deceptioning, and it seemed that they might have silently rejected me. Hoping someone would know more.
     
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  2. asomeCokkies

    asomeCokkies [Eternal Quest for Epubs]

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    Not a translator; how do you talk to people if you don't understand them? Just a lil curious...
     
  3. Sansome

    Sansome A Kind and Honest Villager X

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    Bingggggggggggggg!!!!!!!
     
  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix Nameless Wanderer 『WW Vet.』

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    Google translate? It's pretty obvious that you're using google translate if you do use it btw
     
  5. checkman123

    checkman123 [Nez] [The Bystander][RAWR FEAR ME]

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    u know google trans doesnt always translate it right....
     
  6. cRAZiE

    cRAZiE Well-Known Member

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    I don't think anyone would start a long conversation with you when you are using google translator or MTL.
    Even MTL can't get certain phrases right and it would sound very awkward then...
     
  7. LateNightShit

    LateNightShit Active Member

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    A) Using google translate to speak to someone can be effective to an extent, but it isn't meant for full on conversations, it's more of a phrase translator that has decent accuracy.
    B) even if you go in to the chat you'd have no idea what they were saying if all you did was mtl the conversations others had.
    C) this website is a platform for discussion in English so idk why you need to try and use a language you don't know to discuss novels.
    D) this is all under the presumption that you are using mtl/google translate, but if you aren't idk why you would bother to make this post.
     
  8. ZhaWarudo

    ZhaWarudo TOKI WO TOMARE!!!

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    Do you want to give people mental damage? No way machine translation can work for Chinese, maybe for some simpler languages while having simple conversations like English, German, Spanish, Italian and even then who would want to talk to you if you have worse grammar than a 6 year old, not to mention the wrong meanings.
     
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    SnowTime Busy Busy Busy, I Dug Too Many Holes

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    Those are some amazingly big QQ numbers.... mine only starts with 147 lol
     
  10. Phoenix

    Phoenix Nameless Wanderer 『WW Vet.』

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    Hence why it's pretty obvious
     
  11. Tachi Works

    Tachi Works Not a very well known member

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    Make a Qq but also get the QQi app and log into Qqi with your QQ code. Qq international has a built in translator and english preface but it's hella laggier cuz it rarely gets as many fixes and updates as the original Chinese counterpart. So I actually could get away with speaking english to the people although while some Chinese people were all like yay American (Canadian) others got pissed and were like SPEAK RIGHT
     
  12. Reflect

    Reflect New Member

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    I understand Chinese. I typically read novels in Chinese (without machine translation and what nots). I just haven't been back to China/Taiwan for 14 years, so I'm out of touch with their social media (i.e., just created a qq account).

    Yeah, lol

    I don't need to use the built in translator. I've been sending requests to join the Qidian QQ groups in Chinese and English (most English until recently though), but I have received no response yet. I checked with Deceptioning, and it seemed that they might have silently rejected me. Hoping someone would know more.
     
  13. Chiaroscuro

    Chiaroscuro Your Favourite Family Disappointment

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    By deceptioning meaning TLC or QQchat?
     
  14. Reflect

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    Deceptioning from Discord/Gravity. He and Cktalon are the gods of Qidian/QQ.
     
  15. Chiaroscuro

    Chiaroscuro Your Favourite Family Disappointment

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    Ooh then you mean the QQ chat lol then donmai me
    I was meaning to ask you want to join TLC or QQchat for TLer or what lol
     
  16. Reflect

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    Lol. I mainly want to talk to the authors / other people interested in those novels about the plot/characters.
     
  17. Reflect

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    Cktalon suggests wechat, so I'll try it first.
     
  18. kainee

    kainee 「Lazy Lurker」【Overlord of Slumber】

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    I think most of the QQs the author sets up are for paying customers only or something. I've never tried to join them so I don't know what the verification process is for that but that might explain the rejections/silence. The reason readers join them is bc the authors sometimes release free chapters/novellas to the readers in just the QQ as a way to stymie the censorship that occurs.