New Comment Rating System


As you voted in the poll, the comment rating has been changed to Nero Rating (thumbs up/down). You can now start voting comments up or down!

I hope you enjoy this new feature!



Ratings Feature


As you can see at the top of this post there is a new rating system! =)

Please rate the posts and pages properly because I want to get an idea of whjat you like and don’t like.

I will put up the news from Hatena in a few days.



System bug report: Error 340404 when viewing details section of Flipnotes


From Monday, 25 April 2011 at approximately 19:00 JST until Tuesday, 26 April
2011 at 10:00 JST, error 340404 appeared when viewing the details section for
certain Flipnotes on Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi.

This problem was caused by an application error that has now been fixed, and
the details section for all Flipnotes can now be viewed normally on Flipnote
Hatena for Nintendo DSi.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this situation may have
caused, and thank you for your continued support of Hatena’s online

Time Zone Converter

  • Kyoto (JST)
    • Monday, 25 April 2011, 19:00 – Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 10:00
  • Los Angeles (PDT)
    • Monday, 25 April 2011, 03:00 – 18:00
  • New York (EDT)
    • Sunday, 25 April 2011, 06:00 – 21:00
  • London (BST)
    • Sunday, 25 April 2011, 11:00 – Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 02:00
  • Berlin (CEST)
    • Sunday, 6 June 2010, 12:00 – Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 03:00
  • Sydney (EST)
    • Monday, 25 April 2011, 20:00 – Tuesday, 26 April 2011, 11:00

System bug report: Error 340404 displayed for some users when accessing the Color Star Exchange

From Sept. 17, 2010 to Sept. 24, 2010, Nintendo DSi users in the Europe and Oceania region who had their language set to English encountered error code 340404 when attempting to access the Color Star Exchange.

Error code 340404 was displayed when attempting to access the Color Star Exchange by tapping on “Get Special Themes!” from the top menu of Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi.

We have now fixed this problem, and the Color Star Exchange can now be accessed properly for users in all regions.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience that this situation may have caused, and thank you for your continued support of Flipnote Hatena.

System bug report: Wrong number of views and downloads displayed

Currently, the wrong number of views and downloads is being displayed for some Flipnotes.

We are now investigating the cause of this problem and working to restore the service back to normal. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience as we fix this problem.

Hatena Star System Maintenance: 8/18/2010 (5:00 am – 6:00 am JST)


We will be making some changes to the Hatena star system on August 18, 2010 (Wednesday) for approximately one hour starting from 5:00 am JST.

Time Zone Converter

  • Kyoto (JST)
    • Wednesday, August 18, 2010: 5:00 am – 6:00 am
  • Los Angeles (PDT)
    • Tuesday, August 17, 2010: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • New York (EDT)
    • Tuesday, August 17, 2010: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • London (BST)
    • Tuesday, August 17, 2010: 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Berlin (CEST)
    • Tuesday, August 17, 2010: 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Sydney (EST)
    • Wednesday, August 18, 2010: 6:00 am – 7:00 am

During this time it will not be possible to add stars to comments or Flipnotes on Flipnote Hatena, and stars that have been added to comments or Flipnotes will not be visible.

Please note that the Color Star Exchange will operate properly during this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your understanding.

System update: New functions and speed improvements to Flipnote Hatena

Today we added several new functions and made some performance improvements to Flipnote Hatena that we’d like to tell you about.

1) Improvement of the transmission speed of Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi

The speed when navigating pages such as the top menu of Flipnote Hatena, All Flipnotes, individual Flipnote pages, channels, and individual Creator’s Rooms has been greatly improved, and we hope these changes will provide a better user experience for all of our users.

2) New reporting method for copied Flipnotes (abuse of the spin-off function)


Spin-offs that have no significant changes from the original Flipnote(such as no additions or changes to the original content, or having only text added or the speed/color changed, etc.)can now be reported by the creator of the original Flipnote. Please note that this reporting option can only be used by the creator of the original Flipnote and is not available to other users.

3) Users who have not registered for a Hatena ID can add other creators to their favorites

Previously it was not possible for users who didn’t have a Hatena ID to add other users to their favorites, but now unregistered users can keep track of their favorite creators too.

4) Addition of the ability to lock channels

It is now possible to lock channels from the channel settings page on the Flipnote Hatena website. When a channel is locked it will no longer be possible to post Flipnotes to that channel or to link/unlink Flipnotes to it. We hope that this function will be useful for users who wish to create channels featuring a complete series of Flipnotes, or for other collections of Flipnotes that the channel creator wishes to longer be modified.


Click on the pencil icon on your channel icon to access the channel settings page,
then scroll down to the bottom to find the channel lock setting.


More good things to come!

These are all of the updates that we have introduced today, but we will continue improving Flipnote Hatena based on your feedback to make it even better.

We hope that you enjoy these changes to Flipnote Hatena, and we’re looking forward to seeing your Flipnotes!