@Kineko said in Taking down volumes:
@myskaros Thank you for the explanation. It is true that this may not be what I was expecting, as I had thought a membership allowed me to read the translated novels, not just see pre-release previews that get pulled after "2-3 weeks". While the monthly catchups are nice, since there is only one series that I am currently up-to-date with, there isn't much value.
Now I understand why the website is so poor (no queue, bookmarks, etc). There really is no value in those if the only content is a few partial chapters that change constantly. Really a shame.
Thanks again for your time and help!
I think you're not looking at the full value:
You can read all new releases as they are translated, and for 2+ weeks after they are completed. That includes new titles not just ongoing series
The monthly catch-up includes a collection of series that you can read in full
Premium membership includes 1 book credit per month, and you can buy more books for $6 instead of $7 + tax.
Many Premium books include bonus content that often was a limited time exclusive to one store in Japan - https://forums.j-novel.club/topic/305/premium-e-book-bonus-contents-list?page=1
If you're only interested in 1-2 series and don't care about being able to read new releases then membership probably isn't for you.
Since we're talking about the browser reader and not the mobile app, you could just open up a Notepad window, type in whatever typos you find as you find them, and then just paste them all into a forum post at the end.
Not that there isn't value in having a typo-report feature in the reader itself, but a link to the forums isn't going to be of much value to most people, even other typo-reporters, especially since they might worry about seeing spoilers for the part before they've read them.
There is also the fact that there are no publishers in S Korea picking up these WN's and putting them to paper. There aren't a lot of people who are willing to put the businesses they own/run at risk by opening up a whole new market with NO proven viability anywhere else.
Even JP light novels were mostly ignored in the EN sphere, with a few exeptions, until recently.
If you want them that much talk with the FT who is doing it and see if you can get a company started with them.
The amount of times this has been mentioned in the forums is crazy. Yet never addressed by moderators or J-Novel... the best I have been able to find is “we are planning/working on a new website update. However, there is no timeline.” It has been well over a year since this was first mentioned to be the case. Personally I have given up hope of them ever updating their site or apps.
@Torino Why don't you buy a normal membership then? This way, you have access to the weekly streamed parts and you can buy premium ebooks (which have a superb quality compared to kindle ebooks by the way).
@Anssi the part after ?title= is volume's url-friendly name that you can copypaste from volume's page. Alternatively, you can get the full link here or elsewhere if someone posted it.
Either way, you'll get "Redeem a credit for ?" message because that page won't render properly unless you navigated there from volume's page. It even looks that way if you're member and middle-clicked the purchase button. There are server-side checks (whether a book with that name exists, you don't have a copy and have enough credits) when you click "Redeem" button so nothing too bad should happen even if you misspell but I can't promise anything.
edit: also, you can currently get a free trial to gain The Button privilege.
@_08 said in Add orderable drop-down for my library:
@HarmlessDave said in Add orderable drop-down for my library:
Paging to Unwanted Undead takes almost as long as one of Rentt's monologues
They added a search bar some time ago for that (although hitting enter breaks it).
Ah, you're right. That does make getting to a specific title easier.
I really like Vollkorn and Palantino (including free clones like Mathpazo). I'd add that having a good CJK font would also be nice for the novels set in Japan that have some kanji and kana interspersed.
Thanks for your fast response! Sorry, I don't know what your office culture is like. So it might not be feasible to request such information, but as a mod I'm sure you are able to communicate about all the questions and suggestions about the website to those in charge, and maybe they should have something in their News section? It could be in the FAQ as many posts are starting to suggest the same things.
Questions to throw at the PR and Web Development Team:
Where is it public information that a new website is in development on the main website? How is this being communicated; especially to potential new customers? When was this originally announced? I nearly walked away after browsing the website, but decided that I might be able to find more info in the forums. Especially after I looked at the Contact Us page which lists the forums first and also lists them for Support! You are being unfair to yourself (maybe they are being unfair to you too) to see yourself just as a mod, but your also front line customer service/support, and they should be giving you tools, info, and/or more direction on how to respond.
Maybe I'm asking for too much at this point, and everything will be revealed soon?
Thank you again!