Questions and Answers
I want to translate to another language
Why can’t I hide the privacy banner without accepting it?
If the setting is not saved the banner would just come back on the next page. But to save the setting at all a cookie needs to be stored. But without consent I shouldn’t be storing cookies at all. That’s not how other pages handle GDPR. But I believe this is how it should be handled.
Why do you use Facebook Comments and not disqus like everyone else?
I used to use disqus. It had only one advantage: it’s not Facebook. But it has quite a big downside: it’s slow as molasses. The script is served quite awful. If redirects several times. If I were to autoload it, it would weigh down all Page Speed rankings by about 20%. There would be some other faster solutions to self host but I want to concentrate on writing the web novel and not ~waste time~ spend time setting up some other software and keep the needed servers running.
Why do you use Google Analytics?
I’m just curious how many people are actually reading this novel. If I were to self-host it, I could start the lengthy process of evaluating nginx logs. But I don’t so I need some external tool for that. There would be some other non- Google solutions to self host but, again, I want to concentrate on writing the web novel and not ~waste time~ spend time setting up some other software and keep the needed servers running.
Why GitHub Pages?
Again, I want to concentrate on writing the novel, not fix stuff myself. Paying someone is just a means to gain more time to do other stuff. Plus I’m using markdown anyway so GitHub pages was just the place to go. Another plus is, for the off chance this page goes viral, I know the server can handle it.
What’s with that Heptagram?
You’ll need to wait until it turns up in the story. Don’t worry, it will,… sooner or later. :3 I wouldn’t spend five hours in geogebra just to create it for just doing maths recreationally! OK, to be honest that what it actually was. I have created a Nonagram before, but that wouldn’t fit into how I planned the story. Besides, people usually think of 7 as luckier number than 9.
Why isn’t “Return to Last Read Chapter” working for me?
There are two things needed for that feature to work. Firstly, you need to accept the Cookie & Privacy Statement. Secondly, you need to be on a chapter for at least 10 seconds before the cookie is updated. This is to prevent old or mobile bookmarks from ruining the feature.