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Moving the site around[edit]

As you may have heard, dovac is no longer willing to host sites pertaining to visual novels/the Western visual novel community. As such, TinFoil and I will be moving the site to a new home over the next few days or so. During this time there will likely be downtime and other craziness, but please bear with us.

I would also like to take the time to thank dovac for his years of support and generally being a great guy in general. Lord knows I wouldn't put up with us - for free, even - for as long as he did. Please don't give him shit about his decision to stop hosting the site; I'm simply grateful he stuck with us all this time, and I hope whatever future endeavors he may have planned work out for him.

I'll post another update here when we've switched servers and gotten everything working 100% again. Moogy (talk) 15:11, 25 April 2012 (CDT)

Because Moogy is great at followups, everything's working at 100% again. RSS feeds are back too, if you know how to get them. --TinFoil 23:41, 9 May 2012 (EDT)

TLWiki Forum[edit]

I made a forum. Feel free to post about whatever on it. Moogy (talk) 15:28, 22 October 2011 (CDT)

Anonymous editing temporarily disabled[edit]

Until I can put together a better solution, anonymous editing is disabled as a spam prevention measure. My apologies to anyone inconvenienced by this. Moogy (talk) 22:22, 13 April 2011 (CDT)

IRC Channel Additions[edit]

#tlwiki now features two new additions to la familia.

  • PatchBot, a xdcc bot that hosts patches (located in the US)
  • A #tlwiki log that looks nothing like vndb's log

  • Uh, anyone reading this, did Rizon just die or something? There's nothing on their website or twitter or anything?
    • It's down for me (UK) and kViN (Spain) so I'm wondering if something bad happened to a European server? scratch that it literally just started working for me - Sheeta 13:03, 27 March 2011 (CDT)

Note about RSS/Atom feed[edit]

Someone was hitting the feed every five minutes or so, which was giving the server quite the case of heartburn. As such, it has been disabled for the time being. My apologies to anyone inconvenienced by this. Moogy (talk) 13:00, 22 September 2010 (CDT)

Are translations into German also welcome?[edit]

Hi, we are small German Visual Novel Fan Group. And we already have a translation project going for one of Zero Zigen's Visual Novels but since right now we are basically only two people we need some more help otherwise the translation project is gonna die. But it's difficult since other than our own (very small) site there are no German Visual Novel sites. My question is, since the translation is from Japanese and English into German, can we post it here, or is it not allowed to post translation projects into German? 09:52, 4 September 2010 (CDT)

I have no problem with that, personally - this isn't a site explicitly for English translations, after all. Welcome to the fold? --TinFoil 14:16, 4 September 2010 (CDT)
Yeah, feel free. I never really expected people to use the site for projects that weren't into English, but I don't have anything against it. Moogy (talk) 14:43, 4 September 2010 (CDT)

Question Regarding C&Ds[edit]

I understand that Japanese IP addresses are blocked from this site, right? Even with the block in place, the VN community seems to be getting some more C&D requests from Japanese companies, as evidenced by the recent C&Ds of Dote and Air by Key/Visualarts. Does TLwiki intend to continue complying with any C&Ds that may make their way to you guys despite the block, or does the IP block mean that you guys aren't going to respond altogether? If it's the latter, the Kanon English patch completed by Non-Directional Translations could use some protection by having it hosted on this site in case if NDT gets C&D'd. 02:20, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

Thumbnail Problems 'n stuff[edit]

All of the thumbnail creation problems and those mentioned here will be fixed when Mediawiki 1.16 is released and out of beta. Stay classy, San Diego. --TinFoil 14:46, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

  • Thumbnails can now be viewed properly. --TinFoil 03:08, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Japanese IPs actually blocked now[edit]

It required installing Apache and then jumping through a bunch of other hoops, but I have gotten the JP IP block working. Anyone in Japan who attempts to view the site will be redirected to Google instead. Have a nice day. Moogy (talk) 20:27, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Regarding minori and takedowns[edit]

First, if anyone from minori is reading this, I would like to apologize for the childish behavior of some of the other users in response to their request. However, I would also like to state that blanking a page without prior notice is not the proper way to express your desire for a takedown.

I would quite prefer it if companies would simply notify me personally via email. Perhaps I'll add a disclaimer to the main page stating as such.

I have removed administration abilities from the majority of users since I do not wish for anyone except myself to be construed as acting in the capacity of the official face of TLWiki.

That's all I wanted to say. Hopefully most companies will be more understanding...

Oh yeah, thanks to the one guy who was actually polite enough to respond to minori in Japanese. Heh. Moogy (talk) 22:33, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Please hold onto your seats while I attempt to compile a step-by-step explanation of all we've got and think here. I will speak on behalf of the entire TLWiki as a reinstated administrator. --TinFoil 00:23, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Official statement on /jp/. --TinFoil 02:09, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

On behalf of Moogy and the rest of the TLWiki administration, here I am to explain what happened as "someone with a cooler head on [his] shoulders." Moogy woke up to the drama, saw the article on novelnews (which is a great summary btw), took a look at the Recent Changes page, reverse-DNS'd the poster's IP address (, and found out that the IP resolved to

That's when he finally says, "well shit."

But why say, "well shit"? We have a policy of respecting the original authors' requests both out of respect and courtesy: ironically, the TLWiki is part of the same domain as the prevalent lolipower and Amaterasu; bothering the generous dovac with the legal issues of a takedown notice is pure courtesy. Anyway.

This all assumes that the claim _did_ come from the minori offices. And before you speculate, server rooms are sometimes in the same facility as the officespace. IP spoofing, not so good. Virus that proxies through the server room from a raging nativist NEET's house, maybe. I know not many of you doubt the source, but I need to get you all on the same page.

Now about that demand - most of you know that the TLWiki hosted no actual content except for multiple Add-On Disc's script files. This is what most likely pertains to their takedown request, although they might be overestimating our involvement as much as judges misunderstand Bittorrent trackers. Although we do agree that posting a copyright claim on Talk Pages isn't exactly professional-looking, it nevertheless is valid.

And now for some news: the eden* project's email itself has recieved a more professional and official-looking takedown message. Please, PLEASE, do not email minori or send them hate mail. If you must, do it in fluent Japanese and not in English.

I will now, as with most of my tripfagged posts on /jp/, answer questions.

- TinFoil

Why should'nt we send them hate mails? And why in fluent Japanese(tm)?

Dozens of hate mails in all languages should be sent to them. Why shouldn't they know how we feel? Any language is fine, they doesn't seems to be bothered to write in English. Also In Moogy's place I would have just blocked their IPs. "Take a hair of the dog that bit you." And for those of the stuff who lives in Japan it should be possible to add exceptions.

Make a new wiki and show off your bad-assery?--Novice Translator X 16:31, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
We already have place where translations is going. Not a wiki though. It's not showing off, I just hope minori will read this. I'd like them to know that they only encouraging people to translate and spread their stuff. If there was not much motivation to work on their novels, now we feel full of energy.

Regarding Nitro+ translations[edit]

As you may know, we have removed some Nitro+ translations from the site. This was done because we are currently working to help JAST USA out with their localizations of Nitro+ games. If all goes well, we should be able to help them expedite their localization process.

See this post for more details on the subject. Moogy (talk) 23:27, 16 July 2009 (UTC)