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How do we feel about trying to incorporate LearnNatively levels into our proposals and/or previous picks?

This came up in the Death note thread, and since the ABBC have added these levels to their previous picks.

My best attempt at gathering levels for previous books:

  • Yotsuba 18
  • Kiki’s 26
  • Aria 22
  • Non Non 22
  • Natsume’s 24
  • Girl who leapt through time 23
  • Girl’s last tour 22
  • Mysterious sweet shop 24
  • One week friends 22
  • Flying witch 19
  • Mysterious town 26
  • Laid back camp 25
  • Fruits basket 24
  • Shimeji simulation 25
  • Haikyuu 26
  • FukaBoku 22
  • Nichijou 26
  • Hanako-kun 24
  • Ogawa Mimei 27
  • Househusband 26
  • Death note 32

For our current proposals:

There are some caveats to consider:

  • not every book has a rating
  • ratings fluctuate (they update as more users make comparisons)
    • interestingly since my post in the Death note thread last night we had some level changes
    • increased by 1 level: yotsuba, girl’s last tour, yuru camp
    • increased by 2 levels: nighijou
    • decreased by 1 level: househusband
  • we likely want to avoid temporary ratings (they have a ? after the number and indicate insufficient data)

I think the level fluctuations aren’t a big problem, as I think the rough ballpark matters more than the exact number.

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