Monday, June 26, 2017

Tatoeba is back

We can finally bring Tatoeba back online, but be aware: things will probably be a little bit shaky for the next couple of weeks.

What happened?

Basically, the SSD of our server died. Last time it happened (back in February), our web host was able to recover the data. This time however, we were not as lucky. As a result, we lost everything on that SSD and had to set up everything from scratch.

On the bright side, we had some backups, so we didn't lose absolutely everything.

On the not-so-bright side, our database backup, for some reason, doesn't contain data past mid-February.

We were still able to recover some data from the weekly CSV exports that we share on the Downloads page, but there's data we won't be able to recover at all. We also couldn't get the latest exports for everything. Some of the CSV files were from June 10, and others from June 3.

So, roughly:
  • Any private message that was sent after Feb 19 is lost.
  • Sentences/translations that were added after June 10 are lost.
  • Contributions made after June 3 don't have logs.
  • Comments posted on sentences after June 3 are lost.
  • The Wall message have not been re-imported yet, and any message posted after June 3 is lost.
  • Users who have registered after Feb 19 will not be able to log in, nor will they be able to reset their password. They will have to contact us so we can fix it, case by case. Or they will have to create a new account.
  • Accounts of users who registered after June 3 are lost.

This is not an exhaustive list. There's a few other things here and there missing.

But anyway, Tatoeba is at least partially usable and we can re-enable the website and see how it goes while we slowly fix the remaining issues. We may have to shut it down again temporarily if there's any major issue, but any further maintenance shouldn't last more than a few hours (hopefully!).

We're very sorry for this incredibly long down time, and we're very sorry we couldn't recover more data.

Thanks a lot for your patience and your support!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Tatoeba is temporarily down (June 11th, 2017)

Tatoeba is temporarily down due to issues with our service provider. We have filed a ticket. We will write another post when the website is available again.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tatoeba is back up (February 28th, 2017)

As of February 28, 2017, Tatoeba is back up. Thank you for your patience yesterday.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Tatoeba is temporarily down (February 27th, 2017)

As of Monday, February 27, 2017, Tatoeba is temporarily down. We don't have more information at this point, but we will try our best to bring the website back online today.

Update
After investigation we found out that the hard drive disappeared on our server. We have submitted a ticket to our web host. We are now waiting.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Tatoeba update (October 17th, 2015)

** Tatoeba update (October 17th, 2015) **

* Sentences can now be added to a list from the list page.
* Language autodetection is no longer influenced by the number of sentences a user has added in a particular language.
* Including the string "@<username>" in a comment will now cause an e-mail notification to be sent to that user.

* The following languages have been added:
** Northern Sami
** Choctaw
** Kapampangan
** Coastal Kadazan
** Central Dusun
** North Moluccan Malay
** Tongan
** Samoan
** Fijian
** Wolof
** Chechen
** Fiji Hindi
** Ngeq
** Sango

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tatoeba update (September 30th, 2015)

** Tatoeba update (September 30th, 2015)  **

* Sentences within a list chosen from "Browse by list" now show indirect as well as direct translations.
* When a private message is sent, the recipient is now notified by e-mail.
* The language Tigrinya has been added.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Tatoeba update (September 4th, 2015)

** Tatoeba update (September 4th, 2015) **

* Corpus maintainers can now change the language of a sentence into any language.
* Two page titles that always appeared in English have been replaced by translatable strings.
* The counter for sentences with audio has been fixed.
* Deleted sentences have been removed from the exported list of sentence lists.
* Added is_public field to the exported list of user lists.
* The data for the sentence review feature is now exported.