Qidian Dual-hosting Wuxiaworld Novels

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  1. Qidian

    Qidian Well-Known Member

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    Hello Novel Community,

    Qidian International was founded on the belief that we would provide a better experience for reading translated Chinese webnovels. We’ve made large strides in this direction, providing infinite scroll, using unobtrusive ads, and keeping a smooth and clean interface. In addition, on the other side of the spectrum, we’ve created a standard pay for translators so that translators can bring their translations to be more than just a hobby but rather a stable part-time to even full-time job. Our vision is so that, one day, oversea readers have access to just as large as a library that the current Chinese readers do.

    This brings us to our announcement, previously, Qidian came to an agreement with Wuxiaworld over the authorizations of 20 Qidian novels. And today, as part of that agreement, we have decided to dual-host the 20 authorized novels on webnovel.com. Our decision comes from our hope to see these translations spread to the largest possible audience and for more people to be able to enjoy these translations. Feel free to leave your questions and comments, we will do our best to answer them and make sure we keep you updated and informed.

    Thank you for your support,

    The team at Qidian International
     
  2. pocketchu

    pocketchu Omni

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    Did WW agree to this?
     
  3. IRainstorm

    IRainstorm Dark Sect Ancestor

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    wtf. You are sinking to new lows... you have a catalogue of thousands of novels to translate for god sake why go for a measly 20 novels and bring yourself the wrath and despise of the whole community.
     
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  4. kkchaitu

    kkchaitu Well-Known Member

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    Just curious, who is “we” that decided to dual host?
     
  5. rdawv

    rdawv The Ancient of Lore

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    Does this mean the disagreement with WxW has been settled, or are you just arbitrarily moving ahead with the existing agreement while the dispute is still ongoing?
     
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  6. Viola

    Viola Studio Ghibli Fanboy Mother of Learning Fanboy

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    I hope this isn't you guys trying to violate your contract again.... you don't exactly have the best track record do you?

    I think everyone should take WW's side until they make an announcement corroborating Qidians claims.
    Qidian has lied and tried to break the contract before. Not very trustworthy.
     
  7. Qidian

    Qidian Well-Known Member

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    As part of the agreement Qidian has had the ability to host the novels translated by Wuxiaworld, up until now we have chosen not to, as this time "we", Qidian international, have decided that it would be in the best interested of the novel community if we offered an alternative for reading the agreed upon novels.
     
  8. kkchaitu

    kkchaitu Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. It seems very fishy.
     
  9. IRainstorm

    IRainstorm Dark Sect Ancestor

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    I don't think its for the best of the "community" but for your best interests.
     
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    Oh, wasnt that an WW exclusive license? I recall RWX and you posting about that.
     
  11. Qidian

    Qidian Well-Known Member

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    unfortunately, at this time we still cannot talking about ongoing arbitration's but we believe this to be in the best interest of Qidian and the novel community.
     
  12. podlizurko

    podlizurko Well-Known Member

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    The whole point of the agreement was , so that novels wont be dual hosted between sites. Can you stop fucking around with the community and then tell lies like this was the whole point all along , then even lie about who agreed to what. Grow a dick , be a man.
     
  13. Wobbly

    Wobbly [Unstabbable][He Who Courts Death][Foolish][Liar]

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    Does this mean that WW novels are being stolen? If so, wat if they stopped updating? wat could qidian do?
     
  14. xTachibana

    xTachibana Wincest King

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    I don't really think you're doing it "for the best interest of the novel community", but I suppose you could spin that if you think we're stupid enough to believe it :whistle:
     
  15. pirateking36

    pirateking36 [[--------NIL--------]]

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    Is this the beginning of a new war?
     
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    Be interesting to see who NUF will link to if both parties are hosting..
     
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  17. Qidian

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    We truly believe it to be in the best interest, we know in the past we haven't always communicated well and done our best to give you our side of the story and this has caused problems, and that's why we are going to try our best to be completely open where we are allowed to be.
     
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  18. Viola

    Viola Studio Ghibli Fanboy Mother of Learning Fanboy

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    Ya, one company owning the majority of the market is never a good thing.

    I'm glad WW diversified into other publishers with......... more morals?
     
  19. TotesMyGoats

    TotesMyGoats yeetle the teetle

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    I can't really speak for everyone but I don't think anyone is that excited to be able to read novels on QI instead of WW...
     
  20. podlizurko

    podlizurko Well-Known Member

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    We got your side of the story plenty well , without you spinning it.
     
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