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xgraphy

Changes to our upload guidelines

Posted by xgraphy at 17:49 pm on June 30th 2014

Hello everyone,

It isn't our birthday today (far past it), but just to let you know it's been more than 10 years since our tracker opened!
Over the course of time the anime scene has changed dramatically and we have done so too to accommodate.
Today I will be announcing a few more changes to our tracker, to keep our approvals process sustainable and reaffirm our position as an archiving tracker.
This post is mostly addressed to the uploaders of BakaBT, so leechers can move on and continue as normal ;)

Firstly, and it may not come as a surprise to some of our regular contributors:
We will now abstain from receiving and accepting offers for the majority of recently aired Anime series for the foreseeable future. (Details of what is excluded later in post)
The reasons for this are as follows:

    ● The review process for analysing scripts, typesetting and overall encoding quality takes some time. Times this by at least 10 for every season and the moderating team has a lot to process, and still has to manage the other offers we receive.
    ● As a result, other submission types such as Hentai have been neglected due to time constraints. We want to rebalance this.
    ● The anime scene is now in a culture where Blu-ray encodes are released for the majority of shows, within a year of the show finishing on TV. We cannot match this pace without sacrificing quality, so we are delaying our review process.

Let’s be honest, recently aired anime is already readily available by other means and we have never tried to compete.
BakaBT will remain an archiving tracker for high quality and rare content that keeps torrents alive. The above change will help us to deliver this content to you more promptly.

To maintain equality, when evaluating a series we will still analyse releases that did not have their scripts borrowed; to see if there are any benefits to accepting it.
A recent example of this is Ore no Imouto Season 2, where we deemed the EveTaku script (used by Coalgirls) from a relatively new translator was inferior to the ‘official’ translation. As a result we accepted the Commie release for the revised copy of the official translation along with the other perks such as encoding/translation over the HorribleSubs rip.
So the new policy does not necessarily mean that a blu-ray copy will automatically ‘win’.

Exemptions to the policy are as follows:

  ● No other release was made.
  The torrent will be accepted after a quick verification.
  ● The only other release is a stream rip.
  A comparison will be made (ideally by the uploader) showing improvements to the script, timing, typesetting and the quality of the encode. A relatively simple process and depending on moderators workload, dealt with promptly.
  ● SD releases.
  Releases that fall into slot C are very unlikely to be replaced by a higher quality Blu-ray/DVD version. Releases of this kind have also dramatically declined in not so recent times so there is less to analyse.
  ● Shows that we deem too unpopular enough to receive a higher quality release later on.
  Typically these are children’s shows designed to sell toys/trading cards such as Cardfight Vanguard. Precure and Aikatsu are now releasing Blu-rays, but the release schedule spans a long time and availability is not guaranteed.


Uploaders you will start to see some rejections for some offers made shortly, if you want to try something else just give us a msg and we will refund your slot.
We hope you will take this opportunity to look over and offer some content that has been 'missed' over the past year.

Moving onto the second change:
We will now delay the offering of Soundtrack collections until after all planned media is released.
For many series, this will now mean that all the Blu-ray volumes of the show have to be released first as they often enclose bonus CDs.
Reasons being:

  ● Swapping new content into an accepted torrent damages the pool and leechers are hesitant to download an incomplete collection and would rather wait.
  ● To deter collections being abandoned mid-way.

We/you cannot help CDs not being ripped, we are still accepting incomplete torrents but we are essentially taking whatever we can when releasing is finished.
We also understand that the show may be green-lit for another series, in this case the collection will be swapped/reoffered when that subsequent series has finished releasing CDs.
There are also cases of a movie being announced when the series finishes, in which case we will go with our above ideal and add the movie content in later as it could take years to surface (Morestu Pirates for example).

With this change we have now opened a Music Collection forum for the following purposes:

  ● A space to allow co-ordination of offers between multiple uploaders.
  Search for missing CDs together and maybe even arrange buying media.
  ● For an uploader to place interest and update on the progression of the offer. This aims to prevent incidents were multiple people are working on the same thing without knowing.

We will of course not allow one person to stake a claim on everything, discuss what you want to upload amongst yourselves in this forum and moderators will intervene when necessary.

We are still in discussions about providing other incentives for our users and hope to have these finalised, developed and released to your benefit soon.

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brunoais

Full stack update!

Posted by brunoais at 13:44 pm on June 11th 2014

Updates for BakaBT, BakaSHOTS and BakaCOMPARE of tomorrow TODAY! FOR FREE!!!

Ok, on to the updates,

BakaBT:

Bug fixes:

    ● Finally(!) searching using double quotes now works as expected and does not automatically generate 0 results.
    ● Splat other minor random annoying bugs (and typos).


BakaSHOTS & BakaBT

New features:

    ● If you add a BakaSHOTS link to your torrent description in BakaBT, you gain image ownership for that description.(1)
          ○ That means that BakaSHOTS will behave exactly the same way as if you had uploaded the image.
          ○ The reverse also happens. If you stop using the image in your description, you lose your image ownership for that description.

BakaSHOTS & BakaCOMPARE

New features:

    ● Remember me is ready for use. It will store your session for 1 day if checked when logging in. (It should work, but it is hard to test properly. The worst case scenario is as if it wasn't there and your session would expire as soon as you leave it.)

Bug fixes:

    ● Sprayed bugs.

BakaCOMPARE:

New features:

    ● Brand new state of the art last revolution a nice drag&drop file uploading system!

Bug fixes:

    ● Sprayed bugs. No bugs were allowed in since the beginning.

Notes:
(1): There's a small delay before being effective. You can confirm your image ownership by going to http://bakashots.me/my.php

Please report any bugs or problems you encounter at their appropriate topics:
BakaBT & BakaSHOTS error reports here, and BakaCOMPARE error reports here.

Special thanks to:
BakaBT staff for the design work, suggestions and testing.

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Duki3003

Serbia & Bosnia Flood Relief

Posted by Duki3003 at 10:35 am on May 19th 2014

Record rainfall in the past couple of days created massive flooding in regions of Bosnia, Serbia and some parts of Croatia.
Although the water has receded in some areas, the worst floods in more than a century continue to create havoc in large parts of both Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

While thousands are still waiting to be rescued from their homes, tens of thousands have been evacuated and are staying with families, in sports centers or in schools. In Serbia an estimated 300,000 are without safe water or electricity. In Bosnia and Herzegovina the figure is 50,000. Many are living in unsafe and unsanitary conditions created by the floods.

http://blog.bakabt.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Flood-region-map-e1400510383767.png

According to officials, the disaster has claimed at least 44 people. Unfortunately the death toll is surely to increase. Some towns have been completely cut off and rescue teams feared the worst as improving weather allowed them to move in.

A vast number of landslides have worsened the situation and relief efforts, and there are reports that landmines buried during the conflict and not yet removed are in some instances being shifted with the landslides adding the dangers of residents and rescuers.

See more at: http://www.ifrc.org/fr/nouvelles/nouvelles/common/the-balkans-worst-floods-in-century-continue-to-cause-havoc-65957/


I won't be collecting the proceeds through our donation channels because I personally detest 3rd party donation collectors for disaster struck regions when there are official channels available.
So if you can, and would like to donate, a PayPal account for humanitarian aid for flood victims in Serbia is available for donators from 193 countries and regions. Donations are accepted via floodrelief.gov.rs.

http://blog.bakabt.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/PayPal-e1400510304655.jpg

I haven't found an official Paypal account for Bosnia but they are accepting international payments to the red cross society:

http://blog.bakabt.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/help-e1400510404105.jpg

» Quote
Account Holder:
Account No:
Name of the Bank:
Address of the Bank:


SWIFT:
Bank Code:
Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina
140-101-12001533-88
SBERBANK BH d.d. Sarajevo
Fra Andjela Zvizdovica 1/A
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

SABRBA22
BA391401011200153388


Edit: We won't be giving out upload credit, but if you send me a screenshot of a donation receipt we may give out some forum awards for your support (if there is enough interest). Similar like we did for Kiva supporters.

Update: For an entire list of ways you can help the countries suffering from the floods including the ones mentioned in this post, you can check the Novak Djoković Foundation.

-Duki3003

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sashamaru

Sayonara

Posted by sashamaru at 4:10 am on May 7th 2014

With a heavy heart, I must unfortunately announce my resignation from BakaBT staff.

I've found an amazing career in the video game industry which I will be giving my undivided attention to.

I appreciate the opportunity I've had to contribute to this great site.
I gave my heart and soul to it as a member, and even more so as a moderator.

To all the users who've taken the time to bring quality material to this site,
the friends I've made along the way,
and to all my fellow staff members,
thank you all so much for your hard work and the lulz we've shared.

Goodbye.


Best regards,
Sash

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Duki3003

Staff changes

Posted by Duki3003 at 12:57 pm on April 11th 2014

A new victim addition to our slave roster staff! The promotion went to mianghueihttp://forums.bakabt.me/Smileys/BakaBT/angel.gif

Congratulations? *coughs*

-Duki3003

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brunoais

BakaBT update

Posted by brunoais at 15:23 pm on March 11th 2014

Konichiwa miinaaa!!!!!
Welcome to another BakaBT system update, this time featuring:

New features:

    ● Users with donator status can opt in to have their account to last forever instead of the usual 11 months of inactivity
    ● Inbox now has 2 filters.
            ○ See only system messages
            ○ See only user PM

Bug fixes:

    ● bonus.php had some kicks. It's now impossible to redeem bonus points multiple times on each request (no more negative numbers)
    ● Improved the warning for users who want to signup to the forum. No more trips to the #bakabt-support channel just because the user failed to fill in the password in the fields. (hopefully)
    ● Random minor bugfixes and mistypes.


All hail BakaBT!!
...
Now, who is ready for some torrenting?

EDIT: Sorry guys, there was a bug in the inactivity pruning option for donators, which reversed the options. By default it should've been unmarked for all donators, and they can opt to safekeep their account, not vice versa. Please double check the settings page because this should be fixed now.

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Duki3003

System message inbox spam

Posted by Duki3003 at 8:18 am on February 13th 2014

A few hours ago a number of users were spammed by our system donation message.
That was due to an exploit that an attacker found in our automatic notification system for a payment processor we're no longer using. No user sensitive information has been compromised (such as account information and email addresses), the only bug was with our automatic message system.

The exploit has been removed, and we'd like to apologise to anyone that might have been inconvenienced by this issue.

-Duki3003

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