Regarding the Deletion of Lots and lots of projects (December 18, 2015)
Alright guys, this one's a doozy:
Baka-Tsuki just got hit by a DMCA from Kadokawa. And this time, it's crippling,
Series affected by this are (all languages):
DAL, Itsuten, Haganai, DYD, Index, LH, Mondaiji. Nobuna, Arisu, Nareru SE, Kuusen, Sakurasou, Shana, Slayers, Chaika, Ero-manga, Spice & Wolf, Baccano, Black Bullet, Accel World, Index, Oreimo and Papakiki
Also, a note from Big Boss (tlg):
Looks like this time it's Kadokawa's turn to send DMCA, and it's a doozy. There are so many series listed that I think the jig is pretty much up. The server will need to be move from US if B-T wants to survive.
If this is the case I don't think I can continue to pay for the server anymore (as outright copyright infringement conflicts with my job). We will need to find a person to take over the operation. The server requirement shouldn't be that expensive. $20/month would suffice, I believe.
This message reached us at 0104 GMT on December 18, 2015
As of 0300 GMT, December 18, 2015, offending pages were deleted.
Currently, the BT council is looking for ways to salvage the situation. I can assure you that furious discussion is currently underway.
For all translators involved, they can head to the BT forums to request for their translations back. Follow this link: http://www.baka-tsuki.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=14765
Merry Christmas everyone
--Teh Ping (talk) 02:37, 18 December 2015 (UTC)
Regarding the Deletion of Campione and its Alternate Languages (October 22, 2015)
Shueisha's DMCA was for all languages, English included. If you're an alternate language translator and you want your work back, kindly contact an admin on the forums or leave a message on their talk page.--Hayashi s (talk) 14:13, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
For official announcement, please visit here: https://www.baka-tsuki.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=12017 --Teh Ping (talk) 16:42, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
A moment of silence for all the campiones that fell before us. (October 22, 2015)
Shueisha has claimed Campione! Hobo holds his Erica dakimakura tight.
Emails should be working again (September 21, 2015)
Emails and the associated features (verification, password resets, notifications) should be working again on both the wiki and the forums.
Emails not working at the moment (September 19, 2015)
There is currently a problem that prevents emails from working on both the wiki and the forums. Unfortunately, this means account features that use emails as well as general notifications are not functioning. Hopefully it can be fixed soon, but it requires getting in touch with the absent big boss, so it will depend on how soon he can be reached.
Baka Tsuki has updated it's SSL/TLS Certificate. The SHA256 fingerprint is: F2:42:3C:AC:B4:35:E9:68:C3:33:C7:96:0C:8C:C1:C3:5E:DD:15:25:D4:B7:07:13:0E:B0:48:EB:E1:C3:41:B8
Updated MTL policy and new WN policy
Baka Tsuki has updated and clarified its Machine Translation (MTL) policy, and introduced a new policy on Web Novels (WNs). In short, the MTL policy has been clarified that MTL should not be added to the wiki without prior approval, and this applies to external links as well; in addition, the "Preview" tag and template will be retired and replaced with an "MTL" tag and template. For WNs, they will be moved to a new category, and only projects from translators wishing to host text will be permitted in the future. See the forum announcement post and individual policy pages for more details.
Scheduled maintenance coming in the next three days (June 4-6)
Site maintenance will be occurring over the next three days (June 4-6), starting at 12:00 UTC on each day and lasting a few hours. The site should only be inaccessible for part of that time, but will likely be read-only for the rest of those few hours.
--Cthaeh (talk) 17:45, 3 June 2015 (CDT)
BakaReader EX Update:
Should our BakaReader EX drop support for older versions?
Vote for change!
[Poll should BakaReader EX drop support for Android < 4.0I]
Baka-Tsuki Forum: Comment! feedback!
--Onizuka-GTO 20:55, 20 April 2015 (CDT)
HAPPY 9TH ANNIVERSARY BAKA-TSUKI!!!
Nine years!!! Can you believe it?! Almost a decade!
I would like to say more, but i'll save that for the blog post... (HERE!)
But the short of it is....
Thank you. I have watched Baka-Tsuki for nine years. I've seen it grown from a single website for one Light Novel to dozens. maybe hundreds of light novel fan sites and blogs.
We have come a long way and we would not be here without you. Our readers, our contributors, our translators and our critics.
It was something worth fighting for, i know our fallen brethren, virtual and in real life, who are't with us today will be smiling on us.
Let us welcome the future, no matter where the path may lead us, let us enjoy the journey together, but if you don't mind, would you let this old man ramble beside you, if only for today? haha.
--Onizuka-GTO 01:10, 15 April 2015 (CDT)
Policy Clarification (External Translation Groups)
NOTICE: Baka-Tsuki Administration has updated a rule pertaining to External Translation Groups linked to or hosted on Baka-Tsuki.
The amended portion of the rule reads as follows:
- External Fan Translation groups engaging in commercial activity cannot be affiliated with Baka-Tsuki (hosted/linked).
- External Fan Translation groups with licensed projects on their website cannot be affiliated with Baka-Tsuki (hosted/linked).
Linked or hosted projects currently in violation of these amended rules have one week after being notified by Baka-Tsuki staff to remove their content and links from Baka-Tsuki. --Cloudii (talk) 12:07, 4 April 2015 (CDT)