So I've been getting a few questions and I've been seeing people throw around, "NU is neutral" in the like the wrong context, so I'm just gonna clarify some stuff here as well basically repeat what @Tony said in the thread about how NU works. First how NU works (relevant to Translators) Just go to this thread http://forum.novelupdates.com/threads/how-does-novel-updates-work.21477/ and actually read it. Alright now for Frequently Asked Questions: 1. How do I add my stuff to NU. Go here: http://forum.novelupdates.com/threads/how-does-novel-updates-work.21477/ 2. What if the novel cover is wrong? Tell us, and we will replace it. or just submit it yourself and let one of us know which is one is right. 3. What if the title is wrong? Same thing, just tell us. 4. What if a review is mean? Tony reviews all the..."reviews". Sometimes he messes up and a stupid one or one with spoilers and no spoiler tags slips through. Just click on the report button next to the review. However...Just cause a review is negative doesn't mean we will remove it. Only if it's something like, "This novels sucks." and nothing else or if it's spreading falsehoods. Something that would still be accepted is, "This novel sucks cause there like an endless stream of young master courting death, and a hypocritical whiny mc with a dead waifu and a cookie-cutter plot." oh dang, I spoiled like 90% of xianxia. 5. What's this about a 3 month rule? Got that one a lot recently and it has been misapplied to NU. The 3 month rule is only for the "Novel Pickup Request" subforum. It's where you basically advertise a novel to get picked up by translators. That is a forum-only rule, that probably orginates from a Baka-tsuki rule where you wait 3 months before a project it up for grabs (which is reasonable for LN's). NU is not NU Forum. The rules are different. 6. Then wat r da rulz? http://www.novelupdates.com/nu-policy/ these are the rules for Novelupdates.com the main site. Let me break it down for you cause it's easy to get confused. We created these policies after we began to notice a lot of MTL Poachers popping up. We, at NU, prefer to be Neutral. It's an free market and competition is not a bad thing for the reader, usually. However that was malicious and would have the harmed the community so we set up some rules. Note, by setting up these rules, we are no longer entirely neutral. There’s an active translator for the novel. An active translator is a translator who has released at least two releases within the past 30 days, has been translating the series for at least 30 days and has translated over 30 releases for the series. What that means is that now there's an "Active Translator" status. We will protect you from poachers (i.e. not link to them) if you're the translator. To be the Active Translator, you have to have released at least 2 chapters in the past 30 days, have been translators for at least 30 days, and have have translated over 30 releases for the series. There are exceptions to this protection however. This rule does not apply to you if any of these applies to you: If you start translating the series from the beginning If you have permission from the current active translator If you started translating when there were no active translators at the time If you have translated over 50 releases for the series If you were an active translator at any point for the series If your releases were accepted due to meeting the requirements at any point the first 5 are pretty easy to understand, the 6th one basically means if you were once qualified as the active translator, take a break, and come back and there's a new guy, we will still accept your releases. We also have other rules. We won't link to you if: Your release is locked. (Not accepted: password protected, appwalled or paywalled releases. Accepted: adwall releases). Ok let me clarify here. An adwall isn't the same as a Appwall. forcing you to watch ad is ok for us. Forcing you to go to another site or enter in passwords or open a program are not fine. The same goes for patreon. Your release is not translated from an Asian novel. For the intents and purposes of this site, Russia is not considered asian. The novel has to be written and published originally in an asian language and then translated to English. No raw source is found for your chapters. We have to be able to confirm if your novel is actually asian in origin. We've had issues with this before and was a shitshow and I don't want to repeat it. P.S if the active translator says they are stopping and other people are free to pick it up, protections are revoked. Edit: I made an error with exception 6, of Active translator. Please take a look again.