Wuxiaworld addwall/paywall

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  1. BluerBluest

    BluerBluest Active Member

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    Hello everyone.
    Now that one of the big sites like Wuxiaworld is now going into their weird and convoluted addwall/paywall. Their new system 50 free chapters before registration and ads before chapter. There is also that part where completed novels will be paywalled (without first 10%) and at least one novel for free in 4 month rotation.
    My question is about how is it going with NU rules about paywalls and if they should be removed from NU?
     
  2. juniorjawz

    juniorjawz Well-Known Member

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    the same old. They've done it a long time already. It's just a new system up for their paid customers.
     
  3. asriu

    asriu Well-Known Member

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    so what is the old system

    mind to elaborate?
    I not visit ww on hmm one years I guess so idk what you mean
     
  4. qeonq

    qeonq Active Member

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    why bother with site like that, there are a lot of site that give "no registration needed alternative"
     
  5. Suijin

    Suijin Blood God [Medic]

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    Can I compare it to Qidian now? Are the fanboys still gonna pretend to be better than everyone else?
     
  6. DocB

    DocB [dok-bee] ENDING THEM RIGHTLY

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    so this is your only other post
    mind telling us your position with the chinese goverment?
    i'm thinking of applying, and knowing the perks and salary before hand would be helpful.
    if you could put a good word for me, it would be apreciated

    thanks for the consideration
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  7. MaliMi

    MaliMi The Cookie Guardian

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    Well, if only completed novels would be paywalled, why would you go and remove them from NU? I mean, NU is Novel Updates. You cannot really update a complete novel.
     
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  8. GDLiZy

    GDLiZy Forgetful Pale Fairy

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    Non-registered 'guest' visitors will be able to read up to 50 chapters before being prompted to register and/or login.

    Here's the relevant quote for anyone asking.
    Actually, this is slightly worse than Qidian in term of locked chapters in NU's rule. Webnovel allowed everyone to read 100 free chapters of EVERY novel but WW only 50 for ALL novels.

    Novelupdate is for people to click the link to instantly go to the chapter to read. What's the point of having the link that won't let people read?
     
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  9. Suijin

    Suijin Blood God [Medic]

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    holly crap. that's absurd

    so time for that imaginary tonyxren romance to burn and tony block ww from the site. yay
     
  10. MaliMi

    MaliMi The Cookie Guardian

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    You can just delete the novel from NU once it is completed and paywalled.

    ...really? Webnovel has 100 free chapter and then you have to pay or wait for your daily dose of spirit stones. In WW, you just have to register, that is all. I fail to see how registering will empty your wallet.
     
  11. asriu

    asriu Well-Known Member

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    oh yeah time for


    PARTY!
    fight yuru.png
    @GonZ555
    it been too peaceful~
    popcorn raccoon.png
     
  12. GDLiZy

    GDLiZy Forgetful Pale Fairy

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    I meant that, if compared with the NU no lock policy, WW is breaking the rule more than Webnovel.
     
  13. replay

    replay ★Milk and Honey smelling Merchant★

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    hey if i'm not wrong. . .
    ain't it geared to the completed novels?
    and not the newly translated once?
    and if i remember, Qi pasted a wall on sub-par still not completed novels. . .
     
  14. Eldau

    Eldau And now for something completely different

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    A lot of this depends on the execution, I'd say.
    we know 50 chapters total before registering, how many after? How troublesome will the ads be, I can see myself just preloading chapters and muting the tab, easy peasy.


    I do agree that the chapters past the first 10 % needs to either be removed or redirected to however that padlock symbol works (if it is still used), but the novel in its entirety can easily stay, both to say it exists, and that there are chapters you don't have to pay for.
     
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    GDLiZy Forgetful Pale Fairy

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    Wait a minute... maybe WWunderground might become a thing. :blobpopcorn:
     
  16. DragonMage18

    DragonMage18 Well-Known Member

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    Atleast WW will unlock one ore more completed novels fore some time before they lock them.
    And QI have a paywalk on ongoing novels.

    Well it's stil not a good change for the consumers.
     
  17. justmehere

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    It was all in the design...

    Do you think qidian came out with its website out of the blue? I'm sure wuxiaworld handed them the blueprints.
     
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    GonZ555 Anra's food supply~

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    :blobparty::blobparty::blobpopcorn::blobpopcorn::blob_pompom:
     
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    Enigma [Yandere lover][victim]

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    Welp here comes more drama :blobpopcorn::blobpopcorn::blobpopcorn:
     
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  20. Westeller

    Westeller Tony’s special birthday present Staff Member

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    WuxiaWorld's changes will, as I understand it, only affect completed novels. Novel Updates does not link to releases that are locked in any way - paywall or account registration. Going forward, I suspect we'll be listing only the first 50 chapters of their completed novels (only during free rotations? Is it the first 50, or any 50?), and tracking in-progress novels normally. The "adwall" is only a switch in how they display their regular ads, and shouldn't affect anything on our end. The main inconvenience on our side will be a loss in reading list functionality for completed novels. If you would still like to keep track of your progress for these novels on Novel Updates, you will probably need to learn to use manual reading lists, as you can see I do for some Qidian novels. (Link to my reading list is on the left).

    Please keep in mind that some details of their system are still unclear to us and it's difficult to provide firm answers on how we'll be handling anything until their system is fully in place.
     
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