21 April 2016
April 2016 Town Hall Meeting & Election Announcements
This is just a notice that Baka-Tsuki's Town Hall (open to all BT members) will be held on Saturday April 23rd. It will be held on IRC (#Baka-Tsuki channel). The session information is as follows:
- Session 1: Saturday 14:00 UTC (10AM EST)
- Session 2: Sunday 02:00 UTC (10PM EST)
Please see this wiki page for more information.
In other news, 2016 Executive Council elections will occur in May. Nominations will open on May 1st and run for a week, and the voting will open on May 8th and run for a week. If you are interested in becoming part of Baka-Tsuki's administrative team, it may be a good idea to attend the town hall or review the meeting minutes.
--Cloudii (talk) 16:24, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
10th Anniversary for Baka-Tsuki~!
10 whole years.
That is how long Baka-Tsuki has been in existence.
Watching it grow from a mere shrine for Haruhi-sama into THE hub for light novel translations is something no one would have envisioned back then. But here we are.
Many have come, many have read, and many have contributed. At the same time, many have fallen, many have despaired, and many were devastated. Truly, this is a mixed bag of emotions, but is that not what encompasses life?
All are united under the passion to read, to translate, to discover a whole new world.
A whole new world~
And with that experience, many have decided to take their experiences, to share them, and to replicate the experience for others to experience.
Some of the experiences are truly grandiose, marvellous, stories that would be classics to many for the rest of their lives.
Some of the experiences, bluntly put, are gaudy, stories that makes you wonder what you just wasted your time for.
But each experience, no matter the outcome, is a fragment of a memory that lingers within each of us, and also, shared by many like you.
We have been through the good, the bad, and the ugly (most of the ugly is caused by me...)
We have been through turbulent times, peaks, downtimes, and our phases are more erratic than an economic cycle.
Well, pardon my rudeness, but we're pretty much trying to stay alive.
Stayin' Alive, Stayin' Alive~
But we didn't die this year so I guess that's good enough.
Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Dear...
To be honest, this is the time where we have to migrate from Earth to the colonies and then starting a war in UC 0078.
But no matter the outcome, because to you readers, translators, editors, all the contributors out there, there is always that wonderful thing that enamored you with this community. For that, we at Baka Tsuki are eternally grateful for.
And here's a toast, to a prolonged existence, one that will be as lively as before.
--Teh Ping (talk) 03:45, 14 April 2016 (UTC)
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)