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Suprise Kuuga! 09 released. Minor announcement

Hey, Kuuga. How you doing? As always, thanks to Zeta and Cheetah for continuing to work on this series.

Minor announcement: We recently discovered that you can encode SD stuff in 264 format too. Yeah! We can get higher quality for a smaller file size. Pretty sweet. I wish we knew about this sooner.

Jokes aside, with most people downloading the HD format version, sites like EZ News switching over, and just the fact that if you can play Youtube, you probably can playback a 264 file okay, now seems like a good time to make the switch. For now, we're just doing the switch for DVD encodes. But probably with the start of Wizard, weeklys will follow suit. I'm not as bothered about switching the weeklys since they get a HD version.

If you have any feedback about this, please use this thread here. A customer service droid will promptly assist to your needs.

We have a Wiki

http://www.wolfinspace.com/wiki

As some of you may be aware, #TV-Nihon has its own wiki now. I know there are some other sites that provide information, but I really want to build an all-encompassing tokusatsu wiki. As well as for other stuff that we've subbed.

Eventually, I would like it if it answered questions like "who was the guest actor in this episode", or "in which order should I watch the Den-O movies" or something. I think this is something that can be really useful to the fandom.

It just seems like a natural progression since creating the script for the fansub requires a lot of research anyway. One notices stuff when fansubbing, hopefully this translates into interesting material for a wiki article.

We're always looking for people to help add content and stuff. If you have a favorite show or actor or character, please write an article and add it. It's pretty simple to do. Just send me an e-mail if you have any questions.

I guess 4chan noticed our wiki and were going at it for a few days. If you want to see what constitutes as humor to these guys, here's a link, just click on their IP to see what they wrote.

If you see a page get vandalized, just go to the history and undo it. The strength and the weakness of wikis is that everyone contributes.

It's still a work in progress, but hopefully there's enough there now for people to see how it can be a useful tool in the future. We might open up the option to upload pictures to it in the future. I think people would like that feature. But right now, we're in the business of information.

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Update your bookmarks and links

We're live? We're up?

Good good. Alright guys, time to update your links.

The forums are now at: http://forums.tvnihon.com/

Tracker is now at: http://tracker.tvnihon.com/

While we have a redirect in place, it'd be nice to not have to trigger that too often.

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Forum Login & Cookies

The forums are back up!  If you are unable to log into the forums, you must delete the cookies from the tvnihon.com domain (and all subdomains).

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Site Maintenance

The forums and front page will be going down for maintenance on Monday, May 21 at 12:00 AM CDT (6:00 AM BST).  During this time the forums will go down to be moved to a new URL (forums.tvnihon.com) and then the front page will go down for an upgrade.

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Site URLs

Over the next couple of days the URLs on the site will be changing.  The tracker has been moved to http://tracker.tvnihon.com.  Please update your bookmarks to reflect this.  There is a permanent redirect in place so the old links will continue to work.  The forums will be moved to http://forums.tvnihon.com within the next few days if all goes well with the tracker.  This has been done because the site is growing (we will be adding a wiki soon) and the new URLs should make navagation easier.

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Toku Clubs out there?

So I was reading the forums today when I saw someone write "I live in east Texas, probably not a lot of Toku fans out here". And that made me wonder, just where are most the toku fans? I guess a lot of us are on the Internet, but where are we offline in the real world? Didn't there used to be some web thing that allowed people to easily show that?

Anyway, are there any toku clubs or anime clubs that watch toku as well?

Do you know of any clubs like this?

I think it'd be nice if we had a thread that put all that sort of info in one place.

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Join the User Group on the forums

What do the names Kabuto, Decade, Accel, Odin, and Chalice evoke when you hear them? Badassery? Coolness? Power and style? Exactly.

That's why I'm starting a new forum group to encapsulate these badass heroes. In case people aren't aware, if you go to the forum User Control Panel, you can go to Usergroups in the side menu. You'll see a list of open groups that you can join. If you set one as your default group, that can sometimes give you a special image above your avatar.

This will be a group for manly men like these. Something that captures the core of who they are and what they fight for...

Their little sisters.

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Terui Ryuu, Kanzaki Shirou, Aikawa Hajime, Tendou Souji, and Kadoya Tsukasa. Entire plotlines for the TV series and movies have been about their relationships with their little sisters. Little sister is power! Cuteness is justice!

Is this little sister apprecation day? Maybe!

And so, Imouto Rider Group, start!

Small downtime on Monday

 <Quatrerwin> Rack maintenance - Monday, March 26th 2012, 07:00AM CET

<Quatrerwin> On Monday, March 26th 2012, we will be performing a power maintenance. This has to be done to guarantee the up-time and service you expect from us.

<Quatrerwin> We anticipate that this work will take no more than 2 hours to complete, and will commence at 7:00AM.

CET, Central Europe Time? There's a central Europe now? So wait, don't feed them after midnight which time zone?

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Why no-one gives a shit about you pirating toku (and why you shouldn’t either)

http://diaxiann.tumblr.com/post/17019380617/why-no-one-gives-a-shit-about-you-pirating-toku-and

Just to ease some of those guilty consciences some of you might have, and to reiterate why no toku fansubber will be shut down anytime soon.

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New list of acceptable mirrors for the DDL

If you guys can help repopulate our direct download links, that'd be awesome. Let's try to spread them out, since who knows what'll happen next.

Current list of allowed services

www.depositfiles.com
www.wupload.com
www.jumbofiles.com
www.uploadhere.com
www.bayfiles.com

For the full thread, read here.

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#TV-Nihon Counting

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Damn it, why couldn't we have released Gokaiger 15 this week? The best part is that this is total coincidence.

Or is it?

Yes, yes it is. And that's why it's cool.

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Stop SOPA and PIPA

If you live in the United States, please take the time today to contact your local Congressmen to get these bills struck down and shot in the head so they don't come back as zombies. Whether you're Democrat or Republican or Bull Moose, now is the time to come together to protect what really matters - our freedom of speech.

And fansubbing.

As drafted, the legislation would grant the government and private parties unprecedented power to interfere with the Internet's underlying infrastructure. The government would be able to force ISPs and search engines to block users' attempts to reach certain websites' URLs....It gets worse: the blacklist bills' provisions would give corporations and other private parties new powers to censor foreign websites with court orders that would cut off payment processors and advertisers. Broad immunity provisions (combined with a threat of litigation) would encourage service providers to overblock innocent users or even block websites voluntarily. This gives content companies every incentive to create unofficial blacklists of websites, which service providers would be under pressure to block without regard to the First Amendment.

Service providers would be forced to monitor and police their users' activities as well, threatening the DMCA safe harbors that have been vital to online innovation over the last decade. SOPA gives the government new powers to go after sites that provide information about tools that might be used to bypass the blacklists – even though these are often the same tools used by democratic activists around the world to bypass Internet censorship mechanisms implemented by authoritarian governments like Iran and China.

-From wiredforchange

You can email your congressman at the link above or sign Google's petition first and then email them at this link.

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When uploading files for DDL, stop using the money-making sites

Gist: Making money off stuff you download for free that's supposed to go out for free with no strings attached: Kinda not cool.

From the DDL staff: "I only really ask this as the amount of pay per download links per ep is just getting stupid, its getting on for 10 per ep, and we struggle to get the standard megaupload links in, while I can understand for the countries that have banned Megaupload, the ratio is just becoming a joke"

We need services that'll last a while and do a good job at hosting our files. My personal experience with the money-making file sites are awful in terms of ads/pop-ups/wait times/speeds. There are better services than these. If you're going to submit DDL links, please do it for the good of the community.

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T-N Facebook stats

So Az compiled some statistics regarding our Facebook page. Check them out if you want.

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Server Donations

It's that time of year again.  We need to pay for our server.  The goal this year is $600 USD.  The donation button is on both the front page and the torrent tracker.

Thank you to both the future and past donors for your kindness.

-The Server Administration Team℠

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Asianet users from Thailand having trouble using our tracker?

Some number of people using Asianet apparently are having trouble downloading from our tracker recently. I don't know if we found a solution, but here's a thread about it:

http://forums.tvnihon.com/viewtopic.php?p=155266#p155266

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How about some new QCers?

OOO

First, it's been a week. So here's my thoughts on OOO as a whole.

So let's talk getting new QCers. QC does the reviewing of the subtitles and providing feedback/corrections. It seems like a simple job, but it really is work.

The ideal candidate would be able to make time for our work. It's a fun job, but we still expect you to do a good job. That means doing things in a reasonable amount of time, following instructions well, and being good at communicating. If you don't do a good job, thanks for the interest and no hard feelings, but I'm throwing you out of the group, simple as that. In that sense, if you're under twenty and have never had any sort of responsibility in your life before, you're probably not a good candidate for this.

They must be observant to find mistakes and creative enough to offer suggestions of their own. Knowing Japanese is a plus. Having a good grasp of English is kind of essential. If you're kind of anal and like to find fault in others, great, that's the best.

I mean, it's a labor of love. You join up because you want to add your contribution to make our releases as best as possible. If you've read all this and this sounds like something you're interested in doing, please send me a forum PM (To takenoko) with about about a page of writing to describe yourself, your work style, why you think you'd be good at this job, etc. Don't e-mail me to apply, those will be thrown out for not following instructions and because we do most our work through the forums. So an account is necessary.

Welcome back. Looks like the forums are back again

Commentary

And here we see a slight update to the front page links. What do you think about this Commentator Urataros?

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