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Hatena Star Diary

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2012-07-12

The 5th Anniversary of Hatena Star -- Over 30 billion stars in the world!2012-07-12 01:37:30

Today Hatena Star is celebrating its 5th anniversary.

The Hatena Star service began on July 11, 2007 and marked the milestone of 10 billion stars being used in February 2011. As of May 12, 2012 the total number of Hatena Stars that exist exceeds 30 billion! We are amazed to see that the number of Hatena Stars has increased so quickly, and are happy that you enjoy them.

Hatena Stars can be used on Flipnote Hatena as well as many other Internet services, and you can add stars easily with one click of your mouse. Add stars to send a positive message to the creator of content that you like, let others know that you liked something they made, or just to tell someone that you viewed their page or are thinking about them.

You can also use color stars which are a variation of Hatena Stars to express your feelings with colors such as green, red, blue and other rare types. When you find something on the Internet that you like, be sure to add a star to show others how you feel!

2012-03-30

Color Stars that have been removed from entries can no longer be reused2012-03-30 04:41:13

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/hatenastar/20120316/1331877813

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 06:03:33

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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