Forum button suggestions
I notice that when viewing a series, there is a "DISCUSS ON FORUMS" button, which links to a forum thread with a URL something like https://forums.j-novel.club/topic/number/series-vol-1-discussion. But, this is confusing, because the button is associated with the series as a whole, but the associated link points to the thread for discussing only the first volume. It's a mismatch. I have two suggestions about how this could be improved.
First, the existing button could instead point to a URL something like https://forums.j-novel.club/tags/series. This would display all the threads related to that series, and the user could easily navigate to the most appropriate choice.
Second, a volume-specific "DISCUSS ON FORUMS" could be added to each individual volume of the series, perhaps below the "$BUY" button. These buttons could act like the current button does, but point to the thread for discussing the specific volume where the button is located.
but the associated link points to the thread for discussing only the first volume. It's a mismatch
You're probably going to need to provide an example of where it's doing that, because if I click the discuss on forums button it takes me to the discussion topic for the specific volume of the part I'm reading. For example clicking the link on today's release of Infinite Dendrogram takes me to the volume 16 discussion topic, or Hell Mode's release from yesterday goes to the volume 2 discussion topic. As far as I can tell the only time it links you to the first volume discussion is if you're reading a part from the first volume.
@jpwong They meant from the series page, not the reader.
That button goes to the forum thread for the first volume in the series, despite there being two separate threads for the two separate volumes.
Incidentally, if I do the same for a series with a dedicated sub-forum, such as Ascendance of a Bookworm or In Another World With My Smartphone, it instead goes to the subforum's navigation page.
Oh that makes more sense. My vote is for just the link the series tag if there's no dedicated subforum, but I don't really see the need to add discussion buttons to every single volume, especially when you go look at the oldest pages on the forums, older series may have a discussion topic per part rather than per volume.