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Jul 2, 1:16 AM
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We would like to inform everyone that a 4 hour maintenance window has been scheduled for July 8, 2019 between the hours of 2AM to 6AM PDT. You can see this in your local timezone using this link.

The maintenance will consist of general backend improvements and, if we're lucky, a bit faster response time! ๐Ÿคž North & South America should be asleep during that period, but our apologies for any inconvenience caused to our European, African, Asian, and Oceanic users.

Unrelated to the maintenance, I know some users have been feeling restless about the general silence regarding development of MAL from our new owners since the acquisition. Please remember that we're still going through a transition period and the new team is thoroughly familiarizing themselves with the site before making haphazard changes that may negatively impact our community. Our first order of agenda is the non-existent API situation left to us from last year, and we plan to have an announcement ready for everyone sometime this month.

For now, please enjoy the beginning of summer (or winter, for those down under) and come hang out on our Discord server if you feel lonely without us~ (Just make sure to join the server before the maintenance starts or the Discord mods can't vet your profile ๐Ÿ˜ฑ)



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welp, 10am for us Brits! Good luck!
 
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good luck on familiarizing with the spaghetti code too although ye that is common on most source codes (its easy to write code than to read them they say)
 
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Not sure I can go cold turkey from MAL for 4 hours, will have to join a local MALaholics anonymous group. Somebody hold me.
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Not sure I can go cold turkey from MAL for 4 hours, will have to join a local MALaholics anonymous group. Somebody hold me.

I will pray for you.

Inb4 mal goes under a 4 month maintenance.
 
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Not sure I can go cold turkey from MAL for 4 hours, will have to join a local MALaholics anonymous group. Somebody hold me.

I will pray for you.

Inb4 mal goes under a 4 month maintenance.


lol sounds like last years downtime if i remember right
 
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Crap, from 17:00 to 21:00 (CST) is bad timing but there’s no helping it.
Thanks for all the hard work mods and I’m looking forward to the end result of the maintenance!
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rip my birthday... Guess I'll actually have to go out and do something then
 
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Thanks for notifying us.
 
Jul 2, 2:31 AM
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Frick, from 11 to 15h in France, I will have to remember what I watch at that time x( Or maybe I shouldn't get disturbed and stay focused on working :p
 
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Time to backup my list. Just in case, you know...

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Time to watch more anime instead of just talking about it. That's enough for 1 cour series.
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7pm for down under
 
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welp, 10am for us Brits! Good luck!
atleast I’m not British.(No judgement to the uk)
 
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Guys it's been over a year where tf is the API? I'm tired of updating my list manually and I want my Taiga back.
 
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Well this is interesting, ain't it.
 
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Good luck with the maintenance from Nigeria
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Guys it's been over a year where tf is the API? I'm tired of updating my list manually and I want my Taiga back.
It was hidden, but it's in there:
Kineta said:
Our first order of agenda is the non-existent API situation left to us from last year, and we plan to have an announcement ready for everyone sometime this month.


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Inb4 mal goes under a 4 month maintenance.
Please don't fuel my PTSD. It was all just a bad dream!!



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Jul 2, 4:18 AM

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Looking forward to it.
 
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Thank you for reminding us chief.
 
Jul 2, 5:04 AM
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Well... just hoping nothing will go wrong :^)
 
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It's noon in Kolkata,but anyway thanks Kineta for informing us.






 
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Kineta said:
ClickBaitBuster said:
Guys it's been over a year where tf is the API? I'm tired of updating my list manually and I want my Taiga back.
It was hidden, but it's in there:
Kineta said:
Our first order of agenda is the non-existent API situation left to us from last year, and we plan to have an announcement ready for everyone sometime this month.
Lol, it wasn't that much hidden, it was more like me being too much of a lazy ass to read past the title, thanks for the info anyway.
 
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let's hope it doesn't turn into four months instead
 
Jul 2, 6:17 AM
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Anime and manga list backup?!
Good idea.
 
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Here we go.
 
Jul 2, 6:45 AM
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Let's hope we don't have a repeat of the MALpocalypse .... Hopefully all goes well..... just.... just gonna back up this and that and export my list for the just in case...
 
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So you mean that Internet is free of cancer for 4 hours?
 
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Damn 11am to 3pm.
Well I suppose I'll just have to annoy my friends to make up for the 4 hours I wont be browsing MAL
 
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I hope my list or my profile layout won't back to normal xD

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So you mean that Internet is free of cancer for 4 hours?


LOL nice one xD

Mod edit: Merged double posts.
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Can't fool me. The site is actually shutting down. Well, goodbye everyone.
 
Jul 2, 7:25 AM

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This is unacceptable. I'm never shopping here again. Where is the manager? I'm going to complain. Give me the number to your corporate office.




 
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Oh, it's that time of the year already :o

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Hope that the last year's bullshit doesn't happen again.
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It's 4 PM till 8 PM here (WIB), no big deal.
 
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Thanks for the update. I need to get ready to work on that day anyway.
 
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Finally, API is getting some love! Looking forward to it :D

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Can someone explain me in a very simple way what is that API thing? When the site got down I didn't ask because idk I was lazy af.. But I still don't know what is it and what are the consequences of his non-existence lmao
 
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I demand 4 hours of compensation!

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Kuro_Neko04 said:
Can someone explain me in a very simple way what is that API thing? When the site got down I didn't ask because idk I was lazy af.. But I still don't know what is it and what are the consequences of his non-existence lmao


API is basically some open access to the sites data (not all of it though) so that other apps (desktop and mobile) can be created by other programmers/developers, an example of this app is Taiga https://myanimelist.net/clubs.php?cid=21400

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Taiga is an open-source desktop application for Windows. It automatically detects the episodes you're watching on your computer and synchronizes your progress with MyAnimeList. It helps you manage your anime library, discover new series, share watched episodes and download new ones.


 
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Kuro_Neko04 said:
what are the consequences of his non-existence lmao

Basically, No application programming interface=no myanimelist.
so yea, myanimelist is an API in it self though, i'm not sure, however, of what the op meant by none existence API. maybe he meant enhancing the api dunno.
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API is basically some open access to the sites data (not all of it though) so that other apps (desktop and mobile) can be created by other programmers/developers, an example of this app is Taiga


deg please read this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_programming_interface

A vulnerability forced OPs into forbidden access to certain method of interaction with the api, however that doesn't mean they disabled the api entirely.
in my knowledge, applications similar to taiga can be built (independent from MAL) to interact with certain site function etc.
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Good news? Well, either way can't hurt I guess. Hope for a breakthrough regarding the API issue but if not I've learned to live without it.

I'll mark my calendar.
 
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A vulnerability forced OPs into forbidden access to certain method of interaction with the api, however that doesn't mean they disabled the api entirely.
in my knowledge, applications similar to taiga can be built (independent from MAL) to interact with certain site function etc.


i just given the basic of what an API is since the user is looking for a simple answer and ye independent developers can make their own or use another API for MAL like shared on this thread https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1785580 here is the direct link for that unofficial MAL API https://jikan.moe/

 
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deg said:
X2i0 said:

A vulnerability forced OPs into forbidden access to certain method of interaction with the api, however that doesn't mean they disabled the api entirely.
in my knowledge, applications similar to taiga can be built (independent from MAL) to interact with certain site function etc.


i just given the basic of what an API is since the user is looking for a simple answer and ye independent developers can make their own or use another API for MAL like shared on this thread https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1785580 here is the direct link for that unofficial MAL API https://jikan.moe/


I see, i felt like your answer was bit vague, anyway, all good.
 
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X2i0 said:
deg said:


i just given the basic of what an API is since the user is looking for a simple answer and ye independent developers can make their own or use another API for MAL like shared on this thread https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1785580 here is the direct link for that unofficial MAL API https://jikan.moe/


I see, i felt like your answer was bit vague, anyway, all good.


im a failed computer programmer graduate so i know at least some basic stuff

also from what im hearing on a lot of independent developers they say nothing beats an official API anyway since an unofficial API will have more limitations
 
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im a failed computer programmer graduate so i know at least some basic stuff

also from what im hearing on a lot of independent developers they say nothing beats an official API anyway since an unofficial API will have more limitations

Well that depends, if for example, Official application made to interact with the MAL api has permission to access data that, otherwise, not allowed to be accessed via usual functions ,then yes, obviously ofc, that can come with it's own risks. application vulnerabilities etc.
 
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X2i0 said:
deg said:

im a failed computer programmer graduate so i know at least some basic stuff

also from what im hearing on a lot of independent developers they say nothing beats an official API anyway since an unofficial API will have more limitations

Well that depends, if for example, Official application made to interact with the MAL api has permission to access data that, otherwise, not allowed to be accessed via usual functions ,then yes, obviously ofc, that can come with it's own risks. application vulnerabilities etc.


well you are talking about it depends on how good the programmers are with security though while im talking about the usual cases that the official API is better like im sure the official Facebook API is more use than any unofficial API for that site

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also i remember here in the forums that some independent developers (that have their own unffocial API for MAL) offered their help to fix/improve the official API of MAL and totally free of charge too but MAL ignored them

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found some of that independent developers wanting to rework the official API starting from this post - https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1632480#msg51328679
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Roronoadawn said:
welp, 10am for us Brits! Good luck!
aaaaaaaaa dammmmm. We're always unlucky.
 
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Roronoadawn said:
welp, 10am for us Brits! Good luck!
oh no ๐Ÿ˜ฑ, we need all the luck.
 
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