D-Addicts status

Notto disu shitto agen!

Notto disu shitto agen!

Forum: https://www.d-addicts.com/forums/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Daddicts/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/D_Addicts

IRC channel
1. Go to https://client00.chat.mibbit.com/
2. Connection: Choose “Rizon [webirc]” from the list.
3. Nick: Choose a nickname you want to use in chat.
4. Channel: #d-addicts

D-Addicts was founded in November of 2003 by Ruroshin. In the beginning it started out as only an open tracker, a couple of months later a forum was added. DramaWiki and FansubWiki were both created in spring of 2005. As the years went by the site’s popularity and amount of content grew, all thanks to its uploaders, fansubbers and DramaWiki editors. In November of 2014 the founder decided to close the torrent section, and in September of 2018 a new owner under the same name took his place.

When the forum is under maintenance you may still be able to access DramaWiki. and FansubWiki. You can also follow fansubbers’ websites and social media for updates about ongoing and future projects.

Back in September of 2018 when it was announced the subtitles section would be going away, I contacted the founder, and learned that the site had a new owner.

I’m thankful for the new admin for keeping D-Addicts up and running, however there are a couple of things I’m critical about. What can I say, he walked in through the door backwards.

He doesn’t seem to be genuinely interested in Asian entertainment, compare it to how the site originally was created. Website traffic and engagement, that’s what he’s been talking about all this time. To mention some things; Coming very close to delete all subtitles, putting up a blog at D-Addicts main page, where the majority of articles are completely unrelated to Asian entertainment and optimized for search engines. In addition, plastering the forum with ads.

I know it’s not really me as a forum moderator who should be saying this, but it’s been nine months and I’m tired of keeping this facade up. I think those who visit D-Addicts definitely should know that the site has a new owner, and I can’t with a good conscience continue to be quiet. In the long run the situation would’ve become awkward.

What upset me the most is that he all this time, since September of 2018 has posted under the founder’s name without saying anything, and left the community thinking he’s the founder. No matter how little you think people will care, you don’t do such a thing. It is just wrong!

I wish he’d registered under another username and that user had been made an admin, but I don’t know if he because of technical reasons had no choice but to take over in the founder’s name.

I would’ve understood if he hadn’t said anything the first month after taking over, if he wanted to have time to set things up and do needed maintenance. I’ve given the new admin several chances to make this announcement and introduce himself, but he hasn’t said one word.

I will remain at D-Addicts, despite not liking how things have been handled lately. I have not given up on the site. I have made many good friends there since I joined back in 2006, and it’s a community very dear to me.

The forum has been upgraded to a new version and server maintenance is quite frequent these days. Please be patient while it’s going on.

After September 23rd, all the subtitles will be deleted from the forum and server with no backup. Update Sep-16: This decision has been cancelled. The subtitles section are now members-only. You need to register a free account and have at least one approved post to be able to access it.

How often maintenance takes place has been changed, and a few other things have been updated. This should make the site run more smoothly. If the forum server is very busy then the forum and/or the search function will be automatically disabled.

On November 19th 2014 D-Addicts closed down its torrent section. Only the torrent section is closing. Discussions, subtitles, DramaWiki, etc will remain online.

At first, when I saw the I announcement I thought, “Maybe it’s an old thread.” I had to double check the date. Sadly it wasn’t. I wish it was April 1st.

See Links of Interest for places on where to find information, dramas and subtitles.

12 thoughts on “D-Addicts status

  1. dhisashi says:

    Glad to “see” that D-Addicts problem is an equipment issue and not anything else.

  2. THSK says:

    Thank you for updating what had been happening to d-add1cts in such detail.

    1. Jean says:

      You’re welcome. :)

  3. zinviron says:

    Thanks for the updates.

  4. dorama_of_life says:

    Thank you for all those constant updates. My name is namihodai on d-addicts, so we already know each other ;-)

    It sucks that d-addicts is down so often. Maybe we should try to install a mirror site. But I think that is not so easy with a forum. So maybe just a mirror site with the srt and ass files and the torrents. The subs could be linked to the wiki, which never goes down as far as I remember. It would be quite convenient to see if subs exists in the wiki.

    Thanks again for your effort with Orange Days!!

    1. Jean says:

      Thank you for your comment. :)
      Getting the whole site a facelift would maybe be the solution, but it would be quite some work behind it.
      As you say, a temporary solution would be to add the subtitles to the Wiki on D-Addicts.

      1. dorama_of_life says:

        The torrents are already available via rss (thanks for your guide). So we would just need a mirror of the subtitle forum. Just Imagine a link in the wiki which already states the number of subbed episodes.

  5. dorama_of_life says:

    It seems to be down again :'(

    1. Jean says:

      Yeah, looks like that.
      All we can do is wait for it to get back up.

  6. Anonymous says:

    With Opera, I am getting a “Connection refused” error.

    1. Jean says:

      Similar in FireFox. The domain is still active, so I’m guessing it’s server related.

  7. Kuronekonoyoru says:

    Hi I want to thank you for all you do for the community.
    I shared your fansub map in my Facebook community to see If Spanish fansubs want to share their works in your map

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