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Title: [April Fools] Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Aazealh on April 01, 2008, 10:22:13 AM
As you guys must have noticed, we're changing domain names. This is because, well, simply said, it was time for us to move on and to accept the official localisation of "髑髏の騎士" into English. It would have been hypocritical not to, especially considering the way we've been pioneering the correct spellings of character names ever since the site's inception. But beyond this change that is in the end not so important, we'll try to make the site even better for our users in the future.

Best regards,

The administrative team
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: pippin22 on April 01, 2008, 10:31:22 AM
Gay!
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Uriel on April 01, 2008, 10:34:00 AM
Don't hate, pippin. They must have had a hard time making this choice, but I think it's for the best.

KOSnet just sounds better than the hideously Russian "SKnet". Truth be told.... I've had my bookmark renamed as Knight of Skeleton for a couple of years now.. the kanji is pretty cut and dry. The "の" directly translates as "of" -- I'm a Japanese major, so I know.

Congrats to the Admin team -- I know it's been a Knight of Skeleton eblem sized thorn in your side for eons now.
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Aazealh on April 01, 2008, 10:38:25 AM
Oh yeah and just so you guys know, from now on the name "Skull Knight" will have the same treatment as other misspellings like "Gattsu": autocorrection to the correct spelling.
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Marik on April 01, 2008, 10:48:16 AM
Well, better late than never!  :badbone:

Moreover I think that, the word itself "skeleton" it is more complete than a simply "skull".   :carcus:

And I bet that every bone of the Knight OF skeleton was claiming -rightly- the proper importance.  :miura:

It's honorable the strictly decision to grant justice to the translation.

Now the Knight of Skeleton ops, Knight OF Skeleton would be more glad.  :serpico:
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: zooty on April 01, 2008, 11:15:01 AM
Nice move :)
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on April 01, 2008, 12:54:28 PM
About time. I have to say the Knight of skeleton icon doesn't work. When will this be fixed?
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Skeleton on April 01, 2008, 01:07:40 PM
I like it.  I was wondering why episode 37 was called Knight of Skeleton in the Dark Horse release.  Keep up the good fight, guys.  I, for one, appreciate it.
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Aazealh on April 01, 2008, 01:29:23 PM
I have to say the Knight of skeleton icon doesn't work. When will this be fixed?

Soon. We're still doing some adjustements.
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on April 01, 2008, 01:31:58 PM
Soon. We're still doing some adjustements.

Good good.
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: DirectDK on April 01, 2008, 02:04:29 PM
Does this mean I have to change all of my "Skullknight"'s on my website too!!!  What a drag!  Hehehe.  JK.
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Aazealh on April 01, 2008, 02:43:50 PM
Does this mean I have to change all of my "Knight of Skeleton"'s on my website too!!!  What a drag!  Hehehe.  JK.

Think of the upside: now we use the same name AOW does.
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: vlad on April 01, 2008, 02:56:00 PM
Hah, knew this was coming! Yet another example of the fascist undercurrent in this place, where's the people's voice in this!? I demand a referendum, also I want to be able to spell "GATTTSUO" any damn way I please  :puck:
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Ramen4ever on April 01, 2008, 03:05:03 PM
Ahh my emoticons stopped working, how will I ever explain my true feelings now. >_<
I, personally, think it sounds terrible.. I don't think I could ever say it with a straight face irl.
Even if it is the real spelling, it still sounds like the antagonist of a really crappy drive in horror movie.

Actually.. I'm just waiting to see how many He-man fans are gonna drop in and go ape shit.
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: DirectDK on April 01, 2008, 03:47:04 PM
Think of the upside: now we use the same name AOW does.

HAHA, true true.
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: EndLeSS8 on April 01, 2008, 03:56:23 PM
*nods in agreement to the name change*

 :SK:
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Ramen4ever on April 01, 2008, 04:01:44 PM
So.. is it too late to veto?

Emoti's still don't work.
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Rhombaad on April 01, 2008, 04:03:28 PM
So.. is it too late to veto?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahaha..........

YES. :miura:
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: JetBlack on April 01, 2008, 04:16:46 PM
Ouch... i was scared at first. But now i can see it is only for a better community, so well i will get used to this and Thanks.
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Rhombaad on April 01, 2008, 04:22:29 PM
But now i can see it is only for a better community, so well i will get used to this and Thanks.

Exactly.  We take this board very seriously, despite what some people may think. :daiba:
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Jarome on April 01, 2008, 05:10:50 PM
This is sad but it had to be done.

At first I was like WTF, now it's all ok...

Don't be mad folks, it probably hurts the administrative team more than us!
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Sal on April 01, 2008, 06:17:51 PM
Wait, so this isn't some elaborate April Fools joke?
And why not Skeleton Knight? I mean really that sounds better. A lot better. I mean sure it's not as absolutely exact but it's still an accurate translation. I mean I believe it actually *is* "Gaaaattsuuuu" but you know well enough to translate it to Guts, so why not the same for this?
Just being honest here.

I do agree Skull Knight needed to change.
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on April 01, 2008, 06:19:46 PM
And why not Skeleton Knight? I mean really that sounds better. A lot better.

Because the proper translation is Knight of Skeleton.
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Scorpio on April 01, 2008, 06:21:02 PM
I'm glad we're finally catching up with the times here at KOS.net.  While I never mentioned it for fear of backlash, I was always a strong proponent of the official name, Knight of Skeleton. But now that we've started to make progress, I feel no shame in bringing it up.

Well done, administration.
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Rhombaad on April 01, 2008, 06:31:34 PM
I mean I believe it actually *is* "Gaaaattsuuuu"

Actually, it's not. :beast:

According to Miura, it's "Guts".
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Okin on April 01, 2008, 08:17:47 PM
Well, we do pride ourselves in being accurate. It just sounds so terribly awkward though. Well, I guess I'll just have to get used to it.
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: A.C on April 01, 2008, 08:52:29 PM
I expected it to be an April Fools joke before I even started to read the notice that was put up, but I just realized how hilarious it would be if it isn't an April Fools joke and you just held off doing such a sudden change until April 1st just to make people be sure it's an April Fools only to slowly realize that, you know, it isn't.

That's why I kinda hope this isn't an April Fools, cuz that would be funnier. =)
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Aazealh on April 01, 2008, 08:58:52 PM
And why not Skeleton Knight?

Uriel explained why not earlier in the thread. It's obvious to anyone that understands Japanese. It basically reads "SKELETON OF KNIGHT", or to be more precise, "SKELETON OF HORSEMAN". The official English translation retained by Dark Horse, Art of War, Hakusensha and Young Animal has been "Knight of Skeleton" for years, so we're just finally caving in and swallowing our pride here. I assure you we're the first bothered by this change, but the quicker we get used to it, the better it'll be. It's just a name, after all.

I mean I believe it actually *is* "Gaaaattsuuuu"

Now I really hope this is an April Fools joke. :miura:

I expected it to be an April Fools joke before I even started to read the notice that was put up, but I just realized how hilarious it would be if it isn't an April Fools joke and you just held off doing such a sudden change until April 1st just to make people be sure it's an April Fools only to slowly realize that, you know, it isn't.

Well the members that were here yesterday can testify that the change actually took place on March 31. Complete coincidence here. And I don't want to sound condescending, but if you think we'd change nameservers just for a joke, you don't understand the realities of website administration. The process was started on March 29 but it took a full two days to travel around the world. Anyway, we actually have a good April Fools coming along, like we do each year, but not on April 1st because that's when everybody expects it. Maybe this year there'll really be a 20 years later time skip. ;)
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: A.C on April 01, 2008, 09:24:53 PM
Well the members that were here yesterday can testify that the change actually took place on March 31. Complete coincidence here. And I don't want to sound condescending, but if you think we'd change nameservers just for a joke, you don't understand the realities of website administration. The process was started on March 29 but it took a full two days to travel around the world. Anyway, we actually have a good April Fools coming along, like we do each year, but not on April 1st because that's when everybody expects it. Maybe this year there'll really be a 20 years later time skip. ;)

So wait... this isn't an April Fools joke? I've been sitting here all day thinking it is  :serpico: :guts:
(and, no, I have no understanding of the realities of website administration.)

KnightOfSkeleton.net

jesus christ... I guess next we'll be forced to call the "Millenium Falcon Arc" the "Hawk of the Millenium Empire Arc." =)
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Sal on April 01, 2008, 09:26:14 PM
Well I haven't been lurking the past few days sorry. Anyway, I'd more willingly accept that you decided this because of Dark Horse (who I never read anyway) than because Knight of Skeleton sounds more accurate than Skeleton Knight.
I'll blame Dark Horse rather than you.
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Aazealh on April 01, 2008, 09:33:40 PM
So wait... this isn't an April Fools joke? I've been sitting here all day thinking it is

Well, it's already April 2 here. Just sayin'.

jesus christ... I guess next we'll be forced to call the "Millenium Falcon Arc" the "Hawk of the Millenium Empire Arc." =)

It's a possibility, if it's confirmed. At least it'd clarify the whole Hawk/Falcon deal. And besides, "Millennium Falcon" is funny for about 2 minutes and then it gets old. Yeah, Star Wars, HA HA. :schierke:

Anyway, I'd more willingly accept that you decided this because of Dark Horse (who I never read anyway) than because Knight of Skeleton sounds more accurate than Skeleton Knight.
I'll blame Dark Horse rather than you.

Well like we said in the redirection message, it's simply that all parties involved (DH but the others as well) agree on it. We were the last to disagree, and we're only a fan site with no real word in the matter. And besides, it IS the most faithful localization anyway... If you really want to know, I wasn't exactly enchanted with the change myself. Still, it had to be done if we wanted to retain some sort of credibility in the English-speaking Berserk community.
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: pippin22 on April 01, 2008, 10:01:29 PM
When I refresh page I get logged out and sent to main page. :puck:
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Aazealh on April 01, 2008, 10:12:39 PM
When I refresh page I get logged out and sent to main page. :puck:

Your cache just hasn't adjusted yet. Empty it and reopen your browser, then all should be well.
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: pippin22 on April 01, 2008, 10:16:43 PM
I did, didn't help.  Anyone else have this problem?
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Aazealh on April 01, 2008, 10:28:22 PM
I did, didn't help.  Anyone else have this problem?

Could be that the DNS change hasn't fully reached your part of the Internet yet. If so, you'll have to be a bit patient.
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Walter on April 02, 2008, 12:17:03 AM
I always wondered what we'd do with that domain name. It definitely served its purpose today to bring us closer to 100% correctness. Or... DID IT?

 :ganishka: This was a headache to pull off correctly, and even then there were some hitches. But all that matters is that SOME of you considered it to be legit at the time. So ... April Fools!
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: yota821 on April 02, 2008, 12:18:34 AM
Good grief, thank goodness it's over.  I was getting frustrated having to login every time I refreshed (just like pippin22). 

Oh well, I got a laugh out of the whole affair, so it's all good.  :serpico:
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Lithrael on April 02, 2008, 12:29:41 AM
Or... DID IT?

Heheh.  I love this place.  :idea:
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Aazealh on April 02, 2008, 12:49:46 AM
I hope you guys enjoyed the show. It was more elaborate than the typical fake news article you find everywhere, and personally I was proud of the result.

For those who missed it or will want to remember what it was like many years from now, the redirection page is now available here: http://www.skullknight.net/april/namechange/ (http://www.skullknight.net/april/namechange/)

KOS.net now returns to the shadow of the glorious SK.net, who stands unflinching against the test of time... Yet It must be wary, for a new danger looms on the horizon, a domain name so awesome that the mightiest men grind their teeth at its mention...

:badbone: Berserk.SK :badbone: (http://www.berserk.sk/)

PS: And everyone should check out Grail's new oekaki (http://skullknight.net/forum/oekaki/#278).
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: DirectDK on April 02, 2008, 05:14:56 AM
 :ganishka: nice
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: JetBlack on April 02, 2008, 09:31:33 AM
 :miura: Very well done! Now i understand why someone changed my post ... ( i was talking about April's Joke )
But guys i know that this is a HQ community so it could be ...  :idea:
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: A.C on April 02, 2008, 11:02:18 AM
predictable =)

If you had made an outrageous change to the site without announcing it before April 1st (that was always going to be a permanent change anyway) then that would have been funny and clever.

Though I did like how Aaz had to come out and lie to me like Damon Lindelof of LOST in order to keep the mystery of the joke hidden a little longer.
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Walter on April 02, 2008, 11:20:22 AM
:miura: Very well done! Now i understand why someone changed my post ... ( i was talking about April's Joke )
But guys i know that this is a HQ community so it could be ...  :idea:

Though I did like how Aaz had to come out and lie to me like Damon Lindelof of LOST in order to keep the mystery of the joke hidden a little longer.
Well clever jokesters like yourselves would have ruined the fun for everyone else.
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Aazealh on April 02, 2008, 11:26:51 AM
If you had made an outrageous change to the site without announcing it before April 1st (that was always going to be a permanent change anyway) then that would have been funny and clever.

There's one thing that's clearly not funny nor clever here, and it's you.
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Okin on April 02, 2008, 03:43:50 PM
To all those haters: Get over yourselves, you got fooled!

Really got me worked up! Lets see if you can pull the wool over my eyes next year! Hopefully, I won't be half-conscious through the holiday then.
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Skeleton on April 02, 2008, 04:29:38 PM
haha, I feel stupid.  Man, no one ever gets me on April Fool's but this year it seems everyone did.  :judo:

I'm so confused though, lol.  Does this mean Skull Knight is an accurate translation?
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Aazealh on April 02, 2008, 04:32:53 PM
Does this mean Skull Knight is an accurate translation?

Hell yeah it is. A simple search would probably return you tons of posts about it.

Come on, "Knight of Skeleton?" :ganishka:
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Skeleton on April 02, 2008, 04:51:43 PM
Yeah, I know, haha, it sounds pretty silly.  I'm just trying to not incur the wrath of the Berserk gods, in case it is the way it's supposed to be.    :serpico:
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: pippin22 on April 02, 2008, 11:27:03 PM
KOSnet just sounds better than the hideously Russian "SKnet". Truth be told.... I've had my bookmark renamed as Knight of Skeleton for a couple of years now.. the kanji is pretty cut and dry. The "の" directly translates as "of" -- I'm a Japanese major, so I know.

 :troll:  That's great.  Was this edited by mods?
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Aazealh on April 03, 2008, 06:35:46 AM
:troll:  That's great.  Was this edited by mods?

Nah, he just played along. :serpico:
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Okin on April 03, 2008, 03:45:45 PM
KOSnet just sounds better than the hideously Russian "SKnet". Truth be told.... I've had my bookmark renamed as Knight of Skeleton for a couple of years now.. the kanji is pretty cut and dry. The "の" directly translates as "of" -- I'm a Japanese major, so I know.

Congrats to the Admin team -- I know it's been a Knight of Skeleton eblem sized thorn in your side for eons now.

Oh you mods and your undeniable authority on all things! One of these days, I'm going to question what you say and look into your "facts"...no I won't
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Bunnet on March 23, 2009, 04:27:44 AM
if I got involve in this topic it be to old to actually be listen to and I'm too new to be taken serious. So I shall agree that the new name is fine
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Oburi on March 23, 2009, 06:20:35 AM
if I got involve in this topic it be to old to actually be listen to and I'm too new to be taken serious. So I shall agree that the new name is fine

...and apparently too new to realize an April fools thread...
Title: Re: Welcome to KnightOfSkeleton.net!
Post by: Bunnet on March 25, 2009, 02:58:46 AM
well I can now say I feel totally stupid and new but all well you got to earn them one way or another