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RIP Sir Christopher Lee.

Posted by Nodame-chan at 18:58 pm on June 12<sup><i>th</i></sup> 2015

On June 7th the world of cinema had a huge loss. Sir Christopher Lee, an actor of great talent, vigour and excellence passed away.
He was 93 years old, but nonetheless he was awesome. He kept acting till the very end.

Sir Christopher Lee has starred in over 200 movies, but his most memorable part, for me personally, is his Saruman in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Even though a villain, his Saruman was loved and respected. It was beyond perfect.
He was a huge fan of J.R.R. Tolkien, and was the only person on LOTR's whole crew and cast who had actually met Tolkien.

Sir Christopher Lee's death made me sad, but he had lived a long and memorable life. I hope he can find peace in the Grey Havens. RIP.

As a tribute to Sir Christopher Lee and to celebrate his life, we are making the fantasy and sci-fi keywords freeleech for the weekend.

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Now accepting bitcoins

Posted by Duki3003 at 23:15 pm on June 3<sup><i>rd</i></sup> 2015

As a new way of supporting BakaBT, donators can now use bitcoins which can be easily acquired, among other ways, by using PayPal or Skrill.
We have posted a simple 5 step walktrough in our Wiki.
If you run into any problems, feel free to PM me directly.

The old methods of donating will still be available, however they are currently closed.


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Recent downtime

Posted by Duki3003 at 20:02 pm on May 9<sup><i>th</i></sup> 2015

As most of you may have noticed we've been down for 2 days now, and main reason for this downtime was plain and simple hardware failure.
Considering that this was mostly out of our hands, we can't promise that it is 100% fixed, so further downtimes are possible. Hopefully our service provider has finally solved the situation and this won't happen again.
As this forced us to meddle, we took this opportunity to fix up some security holes we spotted, and update and upgrade the backend of the site.

If you have issues logging in, clear your cookies and cache, and you should be able to log in again.

Big thanks to Force for bringing us back on track.

Update: 18/05/2015
SSL has been enabled for the main site and for the forums, try it and report errors here https://forums.bakabt.me/index.php?topic=44096.0

Update: 15/05/2015
I will slowly bring everything back online, note that there are no performance tweaks at all as we lost those sadly enough.

    [ x ] Main site
    [ x ] Tracker
    [ x ] Forums
    [ x ] Wiki
    [ x ] Blog
    [ x ] SSL
    [ t ] Optimizations

Note: The site may timeout every now and then...

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A bit of a site overhaul

Posted by Duki3003 at 21:42 pm on April 27<sup><i>th</i></sup> 2015

Some of our behind the curtain devs were prodded with pointy sticks along with sleeping admins to bring you some updates, modernization to the look and inner-workings of the site.
The biggest changes you will notice are to the design. It's definitely not final, and we will be open to suggestions on improving it.
A big trademark of our site, the Dango family was downsized, but the remaining pair has, luckily, managed to grow and prosper.

Additionally we're considering holding a sort of competition to design us some new category icons, that will fit better with the new design, sort of like the new years banners.
Feel free to report any issues/bugs you may come across here.

However the biggest changes are not so visible, as they are a major technical overhaul of the backend, preparing for more updates to come.
Due to some of the updates you will have to log in again. If for any reason you're having trouble doing so, clear out your cache and cookies.

Big thanks to Jarudin, bruno and Force for bringing us this update and ironing out most of the nitpicks the staff threw at them.


Edit: The profile bug where some users would appear as logged out has been patched. If you've experienced this simply clear your cookies and cache and login again.

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BakaBT sold to Nyaa owners

Posted by Duki3003 at 22:57 pm on March 31<sup><i>st</i></sup> 2015

WEABO Media Group acquires BakaBT!

WEABO Media Group, the company behind Nyaa, has yesterday acquired BakaBT. We had an interview with Frank Simmons, director of operations at WEABO Media Group. "With anime and manga gaining more popularity in the west we see an opportunity for a strong delivery platform. The market is currently heavily fragmented with many small communities. We believe that merging the communities is the right way forward".
For now, the design of the site will shift to Nyaa's design for simplicity and overall consolidation. Descriptions' requirements will be phased out at a later date because we will automatically scrape the required info from AniDB, MAL and similar databases.

Previously anime websites were relying on relatively uncertain methods such as donations. We're currently exploring new opportunities for monetization for a more reliable and steady income.
Over the next few weeks, BakaBT's torrent pool and all its users will be consolidated into Nyaa's existing infrastructure.

Additionally, we will be switching to Nyaa's anime acceptance policy. This includes a global ban on Doki and we will also refrain from accepting anything not from the so-called 'cartel'. Thank you for your understanding.

More updates will be forthcoming.

Update: Their check bounced, so for the time being BakaBT is once again in our hands. Style will be updated shortly.


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Staff roster

Posted by Duki3003 at 20:51 pm on February 7<sup><i>th</i></sup> 2015

After being subjected through a living hell in our sacred proving grounds, 3 have managed to pull through.
We welcome:

  ● gits
  ● MrIntruder
  ● Nodame-chan

Additionally Sash has been reinstated to his old position in staff.


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*Staff applications 2015*

Posted by Duki3003 at 20:45 pm on January 9<sup><i>th</i></sup> 2015

After being with us for some time, quite a bit of our staff had to resign from being active staff for different reasons of private nature, opening up some new mod positions. So without further ado it's time for a new recruitment drive.

Requirements are still the same as before - and this should go without saying but -

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We are not looking for temporary help, that is staff members that will disappear after a month or so. If you choose to apply please be sure that you want to commit your time to being a mod in the long run.

If you cannot commit to that, please do not waste our time by applying.
But you believe you're up to the task leave us a comment here telling us a bit about yourself and why you feel you would make an excellent contributing staff member.

The standard requirements are, of course, still in effect:

What we're looking for:
- Familiar with our Wiki info.*
- Familiar with our torrent offer system.*
- Knows the difference between audio/video formats.
- Knows how to make a comparison of releases.
- Know how to interpret comparisons, and make a weighted decision on a release.
- Respectable, not a douche.
- Must know how to use IRC. This is our main form of contact.*
- As always, can speak coherent English...

*very important~!

Not as important, but a plus:
- Knows HTML/php coding
- Has a fast/respectable connection (For quickly obtaining different releases for comparison purposes)

If you have decent knowledge of Japanese, please don't forget to mention it. This, of course, will not be a deciding and/or eliminating factor, but will be a big plus for your application.

There is no requirement on how long you have to be a member to be considered. However if you are a ghost, your chances are non-existent.
Which means - show us what you can do. Comment on pending offers, get involved in the release discussions on the forums, provide comparisons you will be required to make if you get accepted.
We don't hire randomly, we will do a background check on you.

Applications will be open for 2 weeks - that is until 23.01.2015.
Any questions you can find me on IRC, or consult with a staff member.
Submit your applications here. All applications sent through PM will be automatically rejected!


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