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Thu, Jan. 8th, 2009, 11:22 pm
58468_0: [wiki sysop post] an update to let you know there is an update coming

I will tell you what I do know at the moment.

Wiki.theppn is NOT closed and any copies of the site should not be supported. We do not back them or have any affiliation with them and they are essentially taking our information without permission.

I heavily apologize for the downtime and my own lack of checking this community and setting things straight. I didn't realize there were so many people waiting for a simple status update, but believe me, I understand the feeling. I also understand you want a source for Asian pop culture information, but we are the place to go to, even though we've been experiencing unreasonable downtime.

Please, just hang in there a little bit longer. I'll be able to give you concrete information soon.

~ Wapiko, Wiki.theppn sysop

Sun, Jan. 11th, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
(Anonymous)

Great news! Thanks for the update.

It's true that thePPN has been down for months, but there's no reason a bunch of people should be so obsessed over it. Where do you think the contributers got the information in the first place? Official artist websites, Japanese websites, forums, English j-pop websites, Wikipedia, googling... the sources are endless. Sure, it's not all in one place and it might be hard to find, but if you're so desperate for information to whine about it then tough.

"But I can't read Japanese!"
It's the Internet! Learn to use it.
http://www.polarcloud.com/rikaichan/
http://tangorin.com/
http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en
http://www.google.com

"I wanna tag my music"
Artists have discographies on their official websites. If you're picky about capitalization and such, then at least they'll be accurate instead of putting in someone's mistakes on thePPN. If you don't know how to romanize then refer to the links above.

There are many forums and fan sites on Japanese music/individual artists if you wanna get the latest news.

Also, I don't know why people are threatening to go to other wikis for their information because the other wikis that are up suck anyway. The backup at wikia shouldn't even be called a backup because it doesn't have much and j-ongaku is full of H!P crap. If there are any "better" wikis that I didn't mention, well then it just shows how great it is because I don't even know it exists.