Yay, we have our own thread!
Like @NihongoLearner19, I get the server problem when trying to add 19+ books, but otherwise it seems fine. I did experience a minor hiccup while trying to add a tv show: I got an error on the request page, but when I checked my dashboard, it had indeed been added.
I discovered some other minor issues to add to those mentioned in the other thread:
- Profiles are missing the number of book contributions
- I can’t view my own stats, but can view other people’s
- The ‘where to find’ tooltip still refers to Japanese books
- Occasionally, moving from the forums to the site reverts the learning language back to Japanese.
- The profile links in the social tab all include /jpn/
- There seems to be a ghost volume in the Harry Potter series
Yonsei mess ㅠㅠ
- Main textbook (new edition) 1-10, 13, 14, 17-26, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 61-67 (I think, hard to tell when they’re so muddled)
- Main textbook (old edition) 96-107
- Readers 120-123, 127, 139
- Workbooks 108-119
- Korean in 3 weeks 76-83
- Korean in 3 weeks (teacher’s guide) 68-75
The rest are for speakers of other languages or different editions.
As for the levels, I think all the university textbooks have 6 levels, which presumably map to the TOPIK levels. I’d probably grade them something like
- 한국어 1-1 - level 0
- 한국어 1-2 - level 3
- 한국어 2-1 - level 6, and so on.
In regards to the publisher/series issue, I don’t have strong feelings either way. It could be argued the 오늘의 젊은 작가 series is tied together loosely by the theme of “new writers” (and the matching cover designs), so if you enjoyed one book, it’s easy to find similar ones… On the other hand, it can be misleading to group them as a series when they are standalone novels, and they’re less likely to show up in search results…
On the Japanese side, there are series like 100年後も読まれる名作 that have a similar issue of having similarities (theme of foreign classics, level) but not being linked by narrative, setting, etc. Compare to 青い鳥文庫 or 角川つばさ文庫 books, which are often recommended for beginners but aren’t grouped together as a series, which makes finding them difficult.
I wonder if there’s a way to have the best of both worlds, such as including the publisher/imprint on the natively page in the same way as the author. Then the volumes could be separated, but there would still be a way to find similar books… Just an idea.