Hello! I’m hosting a book club for JoJo starting on New Years 2024.
It’s on WaniKani’s forums, partially because I keep forgetting to check Natively’s forums
The idea is to read at around the original publication rate of 1 chapter per week. It’s around an intermediate level on Natively. The WK post should be visible without an account. Please feel free to post any questions or comments here too. If WaniKani shuts down its forums, I plan to migrate here.
There weren’t great signs earlier in the year. Frankly I still don’t have confidence in WK as a company, but it seems like they are maybe planning to try to profit off of book clubs, so it could be safe for now.
Although I don’t see many new users on the forums this year and many people have said how they don’t recommend WK anymore, so I am curious if they earn enough to keep people on staff. The main tech guys seem to work part time and have limited hours.
What are your sources for this? I’m only on a few threads on WK nowadays, and don’t really browse the forums otherwise. Is this a legit concern? If it is, I need to try to figure out if I can archive some threads…
The book clubs are the best part of WK’s forums since the team doesn’t help people practice Japanese there anymore, but they don’t do much of anything with the forums in general.
edit: sorry forgot to say, but the only reason I’m starting the club there is that I’ve been wanting to do this club for longer than I’ve known about natively and I started posting about it in the WK forums to begin with. Plus I think there are currently more forum members there. Although if things change (and the club is projected to run for about 20 years), I will move the club if necessary
Nothing like that that I’ve heard of, sorry if I gave that impression.
We already talked on discord, but I was just confused by hidden features mentioned in this thread
Textufugu, the platform that Tofugu used to run that promised a living textbook to users still has a forum that it seems members (and bots) can post to, but given past reactions of staff to certain situations and posts, I don’t have faith in WK to continue hosting the forums if they become really unprofitable.
Yeah, I don’t expect anyone but me to commit to 20 years lol. If anyone sticks with it for that long though, drinks are on me at a JoJo Bar in Osaka. If the bars have all closed, I’ll make sure to ask Maru for some of the recipes lmao
if he’d stop fricking changing the recipes! I’ve had at least 4 different Abbacchios, although they’ve all been good