Lists discussion

For bolding I usually recommend just using “**” around the text rather than html. Although, it looks like you wanted to underline as well :thinking:

If you send the link to the list I can take a look.


Oh, that does seem simpler… :sweat_smile:

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I decided to join all the list fun and make my own list of crazy books :crazy_face:


Further to this, the method of bolding produces different looks depending on whether you use asterisks (Viz Media in the example below) or <b> (the word ‘bold’)…


I love this list, bungakushoujo! Your descriptions are hilarious as well!


Looking at the Japanese lists, we’re up to 47 with no signs of slowing down. I was thinking more ways to filter lists would be appreciated; an easy one could be filtering lists by the type of media in them; i.e. you select the non-fiction checkbox to only see lists that contain non-fiction books (or click the box again to prevent any lists with non-fiction from showing):


Might also be nice to be able to designate a list a “book club” list (i.e., one that only lists either book club candidates or winners) so that users can filter to see only book club lists or none at all.

Being able to filter by which lists contain at least one Free book could be nice, especially if you wanted to sample from a couple of different ones but were on a budget.

Dunno how useful it would be, but being able to sort alphabetically by list title and number of list items (ascending and descending, of course) also feel like solid options.


Definitely! Also more ways of sorting lists would be nice, e.g. alphabetically.

Plus a bug report: When searching for list entries, when there are quite a number of results, novels seem to be removed from the list of hits… e.g. try searching for あん | L30 by just entering あん (this is a problem as there is no other way of finding that book afaik) or try searching for by just entering 博士. In both cases the desired result will not be in the list.
(EDIT: Just discovered that you can find books by searching for the author. Very hidden feature!)

And another wish: It would be nice to see the book cover already in the results list, as sometimes there are multiple entries in the same category, and it would be faster to be able to see the cover (and maybe Natively level? and maybe author name?) in the preview (instead of inserting the entry, discovering that it’s the wrong one, and deleting it again and inserting another one).

Ultimately it would be extremely convenient if we could just add books to the list via pasting Natively links though…


There is ラブ★コン S1 | L30?? which is set in 大阪府 except for some episodes where they go on vacation in 京都府. Of course, this means the whole series is in 関西弁.


I was going to suggest allowing adding by URL or ID in the search form as well, it’s a little bit more efficient when building a list from elsewhere than opening each page and clicking.

I guess I got used to this feature from JIRA.

(For other people who’ve used JIRA, yes, I’m as surprised as you that I have something nice to say about its UI)


I think this may be related to exact matches not being prioritized, rather than it being a novel. When I was trying to search for it before (I think to re-evaluate some skipped gradings), I had to type in most of “sweet bean paste” for it to show up

You can add items directly from the item and series pages though


Oh thanks! I think I saw this mentioned here but forgot now that I built my first lists :woman_facepalming:
@brandon maybe you could mention this somewhere in the general list population area?


ラブ★コン S1 | L30?? is specifically very unique because its the only one where not only the original creator, but also all of the voice actors are from Kansai so it’s relatively a lot more accurate in things like the differences in pitch and phrasing and etc
of course there’s some leeway into the standard Japanese so that others can understand but you get the point I think


Many of them, but not all of them. E.g. Lisa‘s voice actor is iirc from Tokyo but was said to have made a very good job at speaking kansaiben.

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Ahhh, I wish I’d watched it, so I could note that in a review. That’s really cool!! Guess I’ll have to give it a try soon

@brandon Now I’ve created lists for the books that have been read in various WK book clubs, and I thought I should check whether they are all marked as book club books in Natively. Turns out that is pretty annoying as it requires to open each book to check :rofl:
Could you maybe display the little markers for book clubs, awards and the like in the lists as well? There should be enough space after the book’s name, just as in the other view.

(Edit: Speaking of which, the display of these little markers is a bit inconsistent across Natively. Eg. on my Overview page, the books get the WK and BC and Free! tags, but not the award tag…)


you’re right lol
I forgot there are about 2 people who weren’t, but both had characters that didn’t need a kansai ben so it kinda still stands I guess :rofl:

Made a list of books I’ve read that could use more gradings:

And also made a list compiling all the Zelda manga series on Natively:


Thank you! For now, my list is just manga, but you could always start an anime list :slight_smile:

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The anime is based on a manga, though. I just haven’t read it yet.

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I’ll probably add it after the level tag, but sure makes sense.

Interesting… good catch


All these & your subsequent suggestions are absolutely on my mind. I was mostly just waiting until we had a sizeable list selection where it made sense to do.

Yeah I need to do this for general search as well :tired_face:

Interesting thought

Ah good call

FWIW, to you all here, I know there’s a massive amount of things we can do with lists that will be really cool. I can’t say I’ll focus on it all now and with the number of these suggestions, quite of few of them will get lost in the noise :sweat_smile:

It will just have to be an iterative process and many of these things will grow in priority lists grow in length and in number.