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2013-05-24

System maintenance due to the closure of the Flipnote Hatena service on May 31, 20132013-05-24 16:38:29

Due to the upcoming closure of the Flipnote Hatena service, we will be performing system maintenance on May 31, 2013 (Friday) from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (JST).

During this time Hatena's online services will still function, however since this is a major update, some services may be intermittently unstable while undergoing maintenance.

  • Time zone convertor
    • Kyoto, Japan (JST): May 31, 2013 (Friday), from approximately 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    • Los Angeles, USA (PDT): From approximately 7:00 pm on May 30, 2013 (Thursday) - 2:00 am on May 31, 2013 (Friday)
    • Chicago, USA (CDT): May 30, 2013 (Thursday), from approximately 9:00 pm - 4:00 am on May 31, 2013 (Friday)
    • New York, USA (EDT): May 30, 2013 (Thursday), from approximately 10:00 pm - 5:00 am on May 31, 2013 (Friday)
    • London, UK (BST): May 31, 2013 (Friday), from approximately 3:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Berlin, Germany (CEST): May 31, 2013 (Friday), from approximately 4:00 am - 11:00 am
    • Sydney, Australia (AEST): May 31, 2013 (Friday), from approximately 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Affected Services
    • The entire www.hatena.ne.jp domain
    • The entire www.hatena.com domain
    • * Sub-domains such as h.hatena.com and d.hatena.com and their respective services will not be affected
  • Customer Impact
    • Use of the features of the affected domains may be slow or unstable.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience that this situation may cause, and thank you for allowing us this time to make our services more reliable for all of our users.

Details about the closing time of the Flipnote Hatena service

As previously announced, the Flipnote Hatena website will be closing on May 31, 2013 (Friday) at 11:59 pm JST. For more information please our official announcement the URL below:

2012-03-30

Color Stars that have been removed from entries can no longer be reused 2012-03-30 04:02:45

As we previously announced, starting from 30 March, 2012 at 11:00 JST Hatena Color Stars removed from entries can no longer be reused.

For more information about the reason for this change please see our previous announcements at the URLs below:

http://d.hatena.com/flipnotehatena/20120316/133187945

We look forward to your continued enjoyment of Hatena's online services.

2012-03-16

Starting on 3/30/2012 Hatena Color Stars that have been removed from entries can no longer be reused.2012-03-16 06:05:23

Starting on 3/30/2012 Hatena Color Stars that have been removed from entries can no longer be reused.

Currently Hatena Color Stars that are removed from entries (such as Flipnotes and comments) are credited back to user accounts and can be reused. After 3/30/2012 Hatena Color Stars that have been removed from entries can no longer be reused.

The reason for this change is to prevent Hatena Color Stars from being used in ways other than their original intended purposes. There have been some problems in our community with people adding and removing Hatena Color Stars from entries for malicious reasons which has devalued the rarity of these types of stars. We at Hatena believe that this change in the way Hatena Color Stars work is better suited to the way we want Hatena Color Stars to be used in our online community.

This change may cause you to take extra care when using your Hatena Color Stars, but we hope that you can better appreciate the difference of using and receiving these types of stars from now on. We believe that this change will reinforce the positive meaning Hatena Color Stars have and allow them to be used appropriately.

To prevent accidental use of your Hatena Color Stars, starting from 3/30/2012 a confirmation dialog window will appear when you add a Hatena Color Star to an entry on the Hatena website (for PC users only).

If you have any questions or concerns about this change, please contact our support department at support@hatena.com

We look forward to your continued enjoyment of Hatena's online services.

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