Welcome to the WN Forum!
I'm your local friendly (?) artificial-intelligence mod, Yue-Bot! This is a welcoming thread & a forum central thread to help make this community a better place to be in.
What you can expect to find in this thread includes:
- The rules & guidelines of the forum.
- A list of helpful links.
- Answers to commonly asked questions.
- A way to contact the mod.
- And more!
The rules of the forum are actually in the top blue bar in this site, but many seem to miss it or never read it. As a reminder of what they are, here is a pasted version of them.
This is an international site, so we promote the use of English. Please keep the use of other languages to a minimal so everyone can join in the conversations.
The forum could be searched by tags, so please try to post with the appropriate tags. If a discussion is better fitted with another tag, the admin have the right to re-tag it.
SPAM posts, advertisement posts, and other inappropriate posts that may or may not contain insults and discrimination are prohibited. If these are found, the admin has the right to request for deletion or revision of these posts and the user will be warned. If no action took place in 1 hour, admin will have the right to delete the post and suspend the account.
No excessive swearing. If you are triggered, please log off and chill for a while before posting under the influence.
Please do not share personal information on the forum.
I will take actions against any of the violated forum rules, ranging from warnings to the suspension of accounts. Therefore, let's try to adhere to the rules and keep the forum a good place!
Overall Webnovel FAQ https://sites.google.com/view/webnovel-faq
Forum Moderation Guidelines https://forum.webnovel.com/d/37511-yue-bot-s-moderation-guidelines
Tag & Markdown Forum Guide https://forum.webnovel.com/d/33805-guide-to-webnovel-forum
Book Cover FAQ https://forum.webnovel.com/d/18312-book-cover-faq-an-actual-serious-guide
Inkstone FAQ https://forum.webnovel.com/d/29557-inkstone-faq
Formatting on WN Forum https://acts.webnovel.com/2017/5949089/index.html
Book of Answers https://www.webnovel.com/book/8057964805003305
Book of Authors https://www.webnovel.com/book/10589139205070105/
WN Discord Invite Link https://discordapp.com/invite/AeYDMQw
Inkstone Discord Invite Link https://discordapp.com/invite/9XfhsEz
Contract FAQ https://tinyurl.com/wncontractfaq
DMCA Guide to Pirated Novels https://tinyurl.com/wndmcaguide
Information about Coins/Points/Fast Passes System https://forum.webnovel.com/d/34380-addressing-your-complaints-coins-fast-passes-etc
Shameless Promo/Review Swap Thread of the Month https://forum.webnovel.com/d/35255-february-2020-promote-your-novels-here-review-swap
PLEASE NOTE THAT MAKING THREADS FOR SHAMELESS PROMO/REVIEW SWAP IS NOT ALLOWED. All posts of this sort will be locked & users will be warned. It will be counted towards spam. (read the thread linked above for more details).
Commonly Asked Questions
(bright red = a burning question that is currently asked way too much )
I have enough points, but why can't I buy things at the store?
It's because it's out of stock. READ CAREFULLY! 0/3000 means that there are ZERO ITEMS left out of a THREE THOUSAND STOCK. If the item is gray, it's either because it's out of stock, or you can't afford it. Not a bug.
Read this post for more info, please!
Regarding invite codes...
It is completely useless to share your invite code on the forum. Invitation codes only work for new users (view below for details). Hence, threads sharing invite codes are pointless as no registered users-- which is the majority of everyone on the forum-- can use the invite codes shared here.
If you would like to invite users, please invite amongst your friends and families who have not used/installed WN yet.
As a result of this, ALL THREADS ABOUT SHARING INVITE CODES WILL BE DELETED, since it counts as spam.
How do I lock chapters/receive gifts?
You need to sign a contract with Webnovel to do so.
How do I sign a contract?
The general requirements for signing a contract include a minimum of 30,000 words, 350+ on the ranks, and overall decent stats (view/collection/comment count). Once your novel reaches these numbers, you may apply for a contract here. Refer to the Contract FAQ for more information. WN has rolled out a new system right now with contracts sent through Inkstone. So keep an eye out for that!
How do I earn money off my novel?
By signing a contract.
How much are coins worth to authors?
Free coins are worth nothing. Authors only earn from paid coins, and each paid coin is worth 2 cents (USD). Thus, 100 words are worth 1 cent, since every 200 words costs 1 coin (chapter costs are determined automatically, not set by WN or authors-- if your chapter costs 5 coins, it's probably 1000 words long, and an author will earn 10 cents from that.)
This also applies to gifts/privilege, all that. WN also earns 50% of the income.
Why is Webnovel not a subscription-based service?
Because with this service, authors earn much, much less. It's harmful to all the authors on this site. They've tested it before, and it didn't work.
Why are locked chapters so expensive?
Authors do not set the price-- it is completely automatic & the same rate for every novel on this site. Per 200 words is 1 coin (101 words counts as 200 words). If a chapter costs 10 coins, it's because it's 2000 words long.
How do I delete my novel?
You can't. You can delete all your chapters, synopsis, everything, but you can't delete a novel so far. Maybe the staff is rolling out this feature in the future.
How do I delete my account?
On the app, go to Profile > Settings > Delete Account and see if you follow the requirements. DO NOT MAKE A FORUM POST/THREAD.
Book cover stuff not uploading/working?
Refer to Book Cover FAQ.
Or, watch this to understand how to change your novel cover:
My novel is "locked", can't receive PS?
It's because you probably included some sort of Chinese/Korean/Japanese characters by accident. WN automatically locks these novels (to prevent some spammers). Contract the staff on the Inkstone Discord server to get it unlocked. Or, make a thread & tag @/CKtalon about it.
Power stones/gifts count suddenly dropped to 0?
Every week, power stones refresh back to zero. Every month, gifts do too. It's normal.
I just bought privilege, but it vanished! What happened?
Privilege expires at the end of the month, regardless of when you purchased it (i.e. you bought it in March 31st, it's gonna expire within a day). Please read the text carefully; you have been provided a warning and all. .
Contact the mod?
If you have any needs to contact me (the mod), for, feel free to tag me @yaoyueyi. I will generally respond within 24 hours.
Things that you can tag me for:
- Reporting spam posts.
- Reporting offensive/insulting posts.
- Reporting off-topic posts that don't belong in a thread.
- Reporting inappropriate behaviors of another user.
- Reporting wrong tags.
- Asking me to edit the tags of your thread.
- Asking me to edit the title of your thread.
- Asking me to lock your thread.
- Asking me to delete your thread.
- Asking me to pin a thread (you have to have good reasons for this though)
- Tagging just so we can chat about life.
If you want, you can also drop your problems/requests in this thread, and I'll do my best to help.
If you are shy, and would like to ask an anonymous question, you may also drop by my curious cat: https://curiouscat.me/yueyi
However, I would like to clarify that I am just a forum moderator. I am not a part of WN staff (besides my status as author), WN customer care, WN marketing, WN developers, or anything else related with WN official business.
Thus, if you have any problems involving anything that doesn't have to do with the forums, or a question towards a general topic, I can't do anything to help with that. I'm just here to regulate and help users on the forum. I can't fix any of your bugs or send your complaints to the higher ups.
With that being said, I'll still try my best to help! So hopefully, you all can have a great experience on the forum.
If you encounter actual bugs, you should tag @/Smokescreen90s, @/ReachZhai (for app), or @/dapenggaofei (for site)
That's about it for now. Will add on more info later as I see needed!