One year "anniversary"
Well... it's that long already huh? Good.
It was most likely, exactly one year ago when it struck me that "hey, website with automated scripts could use power of community to make mtl bearable" and I started writing this website.
Thanks for being there, and proving that there is a need for such place to exist.
Due to anniversary, just as I've promised, I added novels today:
- Battle Frenzy
- Five Way Heaven
- Undefeated God of War
- Beast Piercing The Heavens
- Spirit Realm
- History's Strongest Senior Brother
- Crazy Lich's Experimental Diary
- The Legend of the Dragon King
Have fun reading.
Novels added, new survey soon
Why 3 novels has been added?
Since the delay due to my sickness was even longer than I planned, one more novel than planned has been added. It was unique that due to single reaching of donation threshold, three novels had been added and let it stay that way.
Soon (week at the latest, I hope) there will be new survey, but it won't be done like always.
As I've stated in previous news, propositions for that survey will be gathered through special proposition page which has yet to be written.
I will add bonus novels on the 9th of October, so in the meantime, please be patient.
Wake me up when september ends
First of all, sorry.
I've been sick, and only briefly mentioned it on chat. That is reason behind lack of fixes and addition of novels during last few days.
Let's start with why there were constant weird updates of MP, ED and RtW - it was because of raw source issues (on their side), and they have dealt with them by themselves, so today I merely deleted those weird chapters on our side.
Second, the donations bar crossed over 100%, so I'm really a superstar (IRaS or IARS) has been added, and since there has been delay then Perless Demonic Lord also will be added. I will try to add it tomorrow, I will also reset the counter after adding.
Third, survey is coming towards the end so with two top positions being taken down, the winner will be The Portal Of Wonderland, but don't expect me to add it earlier than Saturday (Sunday is the most probable option).
Last news, is about propositions for new survey - I will be no longer asking for them under the news.
I will write new page for proposing novels, where users with over xx (let's say for now that it will be 300 points, but it can still change), will be able to propose limited amount of novels by themselves. Let's hope that it will help make surveys that will be based on those propositions more interesting.
I would have forgotten - I will most likely try to add bonus novel(-s, if I have more time than I think I do) somewhere near 9th of October.
About Emperor's Domination and Adsense
Inevitable has happened, and Adsense has sent a notice that there has been some sort of copyright infringement, and chapter #561 of Emperor's Domination has been pointed out as an example.
In those cases there are only 5 solutions:
- Deleting Emperor's domination and hoping that it was the only thing they had problems with,
- Hiding Emperor's domination from eyes of the bot, and hoping that it was the only thing they had problems with,
- Switching from Adsense to different ads platform,
- Discarding ads platforms and managing them individually,
- Deleting all ads and switching to Patreon model, where monthly pledges of donation would be the only source of income keeping the website alive.
If anyone wonders what Google Adsense and ads platform are, then in very short it's middleman between those that want sth advertised, and those that want to earn money for displaying ads. Why is it so good? Mostly because it requires zero effort on my part, and there are absolutely zero of annoying ads for readers, so it's perfect even if revenue from ads is subpar. It's also nice because in case of Adsense it displays ads depending on size of your browser (so it won't break page because of ad).
As for what I have chosen, it's obvious - I have selected second option. But it's temporary solution, since who knows when google will strike back, and it doesn't solve the core of the problem.
The ideal solution for me would be 5th option, even if the current revenue were to drop by 30%, because I myself am not fan of ads. Still, I doubt it's possible, and that's why I will in some days create survey for that purpose.
Not ideal, but most realistic option is the 4th option. I have deeply rooted hatred for annoying ads in my bones, and also I am far too lazy and inexperienced with that type of ads, so with all the cons - I am against that solution, even if the pro is most likely rise in the income.
Still, since it's most realistic option then I would appreciate if someone were to share his experience of how self-managing ads works, and how to efficiently deal with it, so that I am not too abruptly awakened from my utopia, and prepared for that case. If someone wishes to contact me, then My Chat Profile is the best way.
So with all that in mind, it's time for you all to pray.
A few "small" changes:
- surveys now come with multiple-choice, so that it is easier to select novels,
- surveys now have individual page for themselves (don't miss it),
- instead of having bloated nav-bar, it has been divided into two, and only one is sticked to the top,
- volume selection in table of contents of novel has been completely redesigned so that it works better (especially on mobile),
- new, completely black background has been added for reading at night,
- now it is possible to report chapters (it requires over 300 positive points, and below 100 negative ones),
Also, the raw sources for a few novels has been changed:
- Chaotic Lightning Cultivation,
- Way of Choices,
- My Beautiful Teacher,
- Otherworldly Evil Monarch,
- Transcending the Nine Heavens
Please don't post more propositions for survey under any news, since I have more than enough, and they will be either ignored or deleted.