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nikki ♫ ([personal profile] fascinates) wrote in [community profile] ofurotaimu2010-08-01 07:11 pm
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Nico Nico Guide V : Namahousou, Timeshifting, Netiquette

A lot of people were asking about this, and it's hard to explain one by one in the comments, so here is a mini guide on how to watch/use/explore Nico Nico Douga live. I haven't explored the whole site, to be honest, so this'll be very basic. I'll also be including stuff for those with premium accounts. I hope this'll be of help ^^;. All images are my screencaps and all the steps were written by me. Please do not post the guide carelessly in other sites. If there are people wanting to learn from this, please direct them here. Thanks!

12-27-10 : Edited this to be more updated with the new version of Nico Nico Douga.



I. INTRODUCTION

ニコニコ生放送 (Nico Nico Namahousou or Nico Nama) is the sub site of Nico Nico Douga for streams of live broadcast. Namahousou (shortened to nama) literally means a live broadcast. In order to access the site, you need to have a Nico Nico Douga account, something which you should have by now :). You go to the url: live.nicovideo.jp and see the front page below. I'll be calling the broadcasts "nama" or "namahousou" now throughout the guide for uniformity.

Here's a general view of the namahousou homepage.



The menu at the top are the categories where various namahousou are placed. Under the names, you will see the number of namahousou ongoing under that category.

TIMETABLE : has the schedules of all the featured namahousou for the week.
GENERAL : has all except the TV and R18 namahousou listed.
YATTEMITA : namahousou of musicians, singers, artists, etc. who do their thing in the nama.
GAMING : basically namahousou of people talking about games, playing games, etc.
KAODASHI : has namahousou of people who show their faces in the broadcast
INTERACTIVE : has namahousou of people who interact with their viewers by calling them or inviting them into the nama via Skype.
TV : broadcasts of television shows.
R-18 : namahousou of mature nature, although nudity and profanity is still limited and overuse of it can result to banning

The featured broadcasts up front can be those daily scheduled segments (Nicoraji, for one), concerts of either Nico Nico people or artists (like Gackt, Do As Infinity, etc), celebrity shows (like seiyuu-oriented shows or artist interviews) or current events-related namahousou (like the Hayabusa special, etc.).

On your right, you can see the list of namahousou held in communities you have joined. It also has the list of other namahousou featured in different categories.


Clicking on the "General" Tab will lead you to a list of namahousou held under that category.



The namahousou are usually listed according to the time they started, but as with the videos in Nico Nico Douga, you can arrange your results to your liking by clicking on the drop down box. In order, the selection is as follows:

- arranged from most recent
- arranged from most viewers
- arranged from most comments
- arranged from highest community level
- arranged by topic/subject (premium only)
- arranged by community activity (premium only)

Unlike in the previous Nico Nico version where your bookmarked namahousou as well as ongoing namahousou from comms you joined are listed on top of the results, this new layout has those namahousou on the sidebar, similar to the one on the top page.


When you enter a namahousou, you will see these two parts we'll discuss one by one:



This screencap is from [TEST]-san's namahousou. At the top part on the green field, you'll see the title of the namahousou, the one who is holding it ([TEST]) and the date it is shown (important in timeshifts). Right at the bottom is an intro about the namahousou as well as the person holding it. On the right is a link to his/her community and the option to join it (if you haven't). The community frame also has the community level, the overall total of viewers in all of the comm's namahousou as well as the overall total of comments received.

The bottomest has the tags which are related to the person, the community and the topic of the namahousou. These tags can be added by anyone in the namahousou and so it changes real-time (you can see it change before your eyes if the viewers are active). Most of the time, the tags are cracked, but they help you understand a bit of what's going on in the namahousou at that moment.




This one if the screen of the namahousou itself. There are times when the video doesn't have any...video, but instead has a placeholder image or if the person is lazy, a black screen XD. Above the screen is the announcement field where other namahousou are advertised. When the person doing the nama writes something, it also appears in this field. His/her message will also appear in the chatbox at the left, in red font.

Now, below the screen is a menu bar. It has the time that has elapsed since the namahousou has started. It also has the sound option, which you can mute or adjust. Next to it is the comment button which you can click if you want to stop the comments from scrolling across the screen. Beside it is the window adjustment button which you use to resize the screen.

Right below it is the comment field which you use to type in your comment. There are two options: sending a comment right into the nama's chatbox (the black logo) and sending a comment in twitter (the one with the twitter logo). There are some namahousou with the Twitter option disabled, so that means you're not allowed to send comments to your twitter regarding the nama. This usually occurs in namas which are locked to the community.

Clicking the green button at the far left will give you options on typing comments:



The first row refers to the colors you can use. Free users can use these ten colors, although premium users can use any color using hex codes (typing them at the smaller box beside the comment field). The second row refers to how big you want your comment to be. It can be small, normal or big, respectively. The last row refers to how you want your comment to behave. The first option is the scrolling option, the second is the bottom flash option where your comment will just appear at the bottom of the screen, and the last is the top flash option which is the opposite of the bottom flash option.

The right part of the screen is the chat field. The tabs at the top lead to different menus, like the twitter part where you see the people tweeting about the nama, the NG part where you can report users who use foul language in the comments, and the system part where you can modify how you view the namahousou.

Below the comment box on the left is the number of viewers (top) and number of comments (bottom) in the namahousou. The right part is your floor and seat number, which you will learn more about later on.



There are times when you try to enter a namahousou and end up in this page:



This means that the namahousou is locked to community members and you need to join the community in order to view it. You can click the JOIN COMMUNITY button at the bottom part of the window, but you will need at most 15 minutes to be able to view an ongoing namahousou.


There are also times when you see this window:



This can mean two things: 1) the namahousou is FULL and therefore you cannot enter or 2) the namahousou has yet to be broadcast and you have to wait for the doors to open. The timeshift button here is important, especially to free users because clicking it will allow you to watch the namahousou at a later time.



More on timeshifting...

Any namahousou with a yellow button has a timeshift. A timeshift option has two uses:

1. You can reserve a namahousou in advance in case you're going to miss it on its broadcast date or if you cannot enter it while it is ongoing.
2. You can watch any TS-enabled namahousou from communities you've joined by clicking them on the nama log page in each comm (premium only).

If, for example, you won't be able to watch this particular TS-enabled nama, but you want to watch it later, you can click the yellow button to reserve it for later watching. This is also same for occurrences when you cannot enter the namahousou (since it's full and you're a free user).

Upon reserving a namahousou, you can watch it one hour after it's finished. You have seven days before your TS reservation expires, so watch it as soon as you can. For premium users, the TS in namas enables you to watch it for seven days since it's broadcast whether you reserved it or not. Exceptions to the 7-day rule are concerts/daikaigi namahousou. \

Free users can timeshift up to ten namahousou. Premium users can TS up to thirty. You can access the namahousou you've timeshifted in the "ongoing namahousou" page in your MY PAGE. You can see a screencap and translation of the sections here. By the way, the blue button beside the timeshift button is an alert button. This appears in namahousou which are booked and haven't started yet. Choosing the alert button will make NND send you an e-mail or text (for JPN-based people) when the namahousou is about to start so you'll be reminded of it.




* NOTE: I got a lot of questions about getting kicked out from a namahousou in the previous guide. So here's a short explanation on floors/seats:

When you are in a namahousou, you get "seats". You can see your "seat" in the lower right corner of your namahousou screen. In a normal namahousou, there are two "floors" with seats: the arena, or the main floor; and the tachimi/s, or the standing room. When you are in the arena, your comments can be viewed by the one holding the namahousou. When you're in any of the tachimi (Tachimi A, B, C, etc.), the host cannot see your comments unless s/he uses a program to view all the comments from all the floors. In bigger namahousou, you get other floors like "balcony" and "side floors" in addition to arena. Anyway...

When you get kicked out of a namahousou, you either get a nice boat video (the ferry thingy) or you get a notice then end up seeing the page with the silver and gold gates. This happens to free users most of the time. See, when you enter a namahousou, normally you end up in arena if there are a few people or tachimi A/B if there are many. However, premium users get priority in these "seats". If the namahousou is starting to be full, the free users are pushed towards the standing floors (tachimi) and eventually, they get kicked out when there are too many premium users in the nama. Basically, it means a premium user gets your slot ^^;. Two things to deal with this is to 1) refresh max until someone leaves and you gain a slot or 2) Timeshift the nama.



II. ALERTS

Now that we know how to view/comment on a namahousou as well as what to do if we get kicked out, locked in and all that jazz, the next thing to know is: how to know when a person you're following has a namahousou?

Normally, you see when someone's doing a namahousou when you look at their community page and you see this image:



You can also see which people are having namahousou in your MY PAGE. But what if you do not have the time to refresh max these pages? That's where Nico Nico Alert comes in.



The Nico Nama Alert is a small program which you can download for free. When you have downloaded it, you need to input your username and password in it. Then, when you open the program, it will unobtrusively stay in your taskbar. It'll will be quiet...until a namahousou of a community you joined or a featured nama has started. When one does start, the program will make a small notification sound and a small window linking to the namahousou will open. You just need to click that to watch. You can download it by clicking on the circled part.\

This is a very useful program, but aside from that, you can also get namahousou alerts in Twitter, from the personalities themselves XD.



III. HOW TO COMMENT + NETIQUETTE

Although most of us would prefer lurking in namahousou, it's still important to understand certain terms and activities in order to understand what they're saying/doing in the nama. When you join a namahousou, you will most probably encounter these terms/activities:

• waku - This is the "slot" for the namahousou. Nico Nico Douga doesn't allow all namahousou to broadcast at once. People who want to hold a nama are in a "queue" until they're able to open a broadcast. This is why people say "Wakotsu" or "Waku otsu" to the person holding the nama when it starts.

• enquete (アンケート) - This means a survey or poll. This happens when several numbered options suddenly appears on the screen and you're made to choose which you like the most. Not all namahousou has the ability to hold a formal survey so sometimes, they use a vote of hands. When you're asked to raise your hand for your opinion, you can do a ノ for "yes" or a "wave" and ヘ for "no".

• shoken (初見) - This means "first time listener" or "newbie". When you enter some small-group namas, you'll often see "shoken welcome!" which means they welcome newcomers. It's common courtesy to announce yourself as a newbie (初見です。) when you listen to a nama for the first time.

• kotehan - This means "handle name". When you're new and you're in a small-group nama, you'll often be asked for your handle name so they'll know how to address you. Before, you have to do the @nickname after your reply so they'll know your name, but with the new version, your nickname (from your profile) can be seen even without you typing it out, it seems. This is as long as you disable the anonymous option from your system options. Which leads us to the next term.

&bull 184 - This means "anon". When you're unnamed in a namahousou, you're technically 184. In order to remove your anonymity and let the host see your name from his/her comment box or comment reading program, you need to disable your anon option.



Unclick the box of the encircled part in order to be un-anon.

• waku enchou - This means "nama extension". Normally, a namahousou only lasts for 30 minutes. After that the host will queue again and wait for a slot of s/he wants to continue. However, by paying with points, they can extend their namahousou for more than 30 minutes. When people ask if there's an enchou, it means they're asking if the nama will last for more than 30 minutes.

For more words used in a Nico Nico namahousou, you can read my mini dictionary here :).



Of course, with the great fun in watching namahousou comes awareness and responsilities so you do not act rude or KY (clueless). Here are some things you should keep in mind. They look pretty stupid to do, but believe it or not, a lot of people do it in namahousou.

1. Do not spam. There are spam emoticons/symbols in namahousou sometimes, called danmaku, but they are mostly used for performance namahousou, etc. You are free to leave comments, but it is no excuse for you to spam, unless the broadcaster allows it. Asamakku has specifically asked their members not to spam when either Asamaru or Jack are in non-Asamakku nama (meaning those held outside their comm).

2. Do not excessively use English or other languages apart from Japanese. Most personalities understand English and they probably just have problems constructing sentences which is why they cannot respond in the same language. However, that is not an excuse to use English (or other languages) in a namahousou unless the host specified so. This is a Japanese site after all, with the majority of the viewers Japanese. Using English seems very KY and rude and you might get rude responses if you keep it up (FYI 日本語でOK is quite offensive if you're spamming in English). You might be even driven away if you can't take a hint ^^;. Aside from that, you might be giving a lot of stress to the host because s/he has to spend time trying to understand and answer your comment. I might be a bit extreme, but seriously, it's one of those things you just want to avoid when watching a namahousou. IF YOU CAN, COMMENT IN JAPANESE. Some might say, "but I don't know enough Japanese to comment unlike you." Well, I did start listening to namahousou using only "wwwwww" and "88888888" and emoticons ^^;;.

3. Do not say you don't understand what the broadcaster is saying. Connected to the previous one, this is a bit ridiculous but I keep seeing it. There were some Dasoku and Wotamin nama where foreigners kept saying, "What is s/he saying?" and "I do not understand you, Minmin/Dasoku (crying emote)". I'm sorry but I think it's really ridiculous OTL. People will tell you off saying "If you cannot understand, why are you still here?" <-- this really happened. So please...uh...watch your words.

4. Do not give unnecessary links in the comments. Links to communities/sites offering illegal content, porn, online dictionaries... I think that's self-explanatory.

5. Keep your messages uncomplicated. Especially if you cannot speak Japanese. Google Translate Japanese is BAD. I know there are moments wherein you really, really want to comment to someone with all your might, but Google Translate is not the way. Actually, in Google, when you search for a simple statement's translation in Japanese, chances are you'll find it ("[sentence] in Japanese is") in some learning sites. I'm really sorry that I'm discouraging this right after I said don't comment in English LOL. But err...if you want to embarrass yourself or make the broadcaster spend so much time figuring out what you're saying then I guess to each his own ^^;.

These guidelines are based on my experiences of watching namahousou. If you have any other Netiquette-related things to add, just tell me in the comments and we'll see how to add them here :).



And so, that's it! Enjoy your nama-viewing. Just a warning: watching namahousou can be very addictive. Some of them have nama up to 3AM in the morning (JPN time) so good luck to all of us ^^;. If you have any questions, please comment and I'll see what I can do :).

(Anonymous) 2010-08-01 11:34 am (UTC)(link)
pfft.. sorry xD

I just started reading and saw the "just lick the picture" and I was amused xD
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[personal profile] crimsonfire3 2010-08-01 11:51 am (UTC)(link)
Ah yes 3AM DDX I've experienced that or was that 1AM? I was able to watch the somewhat PointFive live [lololol 8D yes, the one with Micchaloid LOL] and I srsly forced myself to watch at least 30mins of their live LOLOLOL XDDD;

And nao DX I'm gonna go find a live with Tourai in it D8

Thanks for the guide though LOLOL didn't know my profile page is important *GOTSHOT* XDDD;;;
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[personal profile] crimsonfire3 2010-08-01 11:52 am (UTC)(link)
and lol I'm amazed with how insomiac they are O: I mean lol they're 1hr advance in our time[er... right? LOL]

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(Anonymous) 2010-08-01 12:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for this!

Actually just a few weeks ago, I read somewhere that non-premium users can get one timeshift slot per month. Though I haven't tested it on a monthly basis yet, I've tried it just once (on clear's live, lol). I reserved this before the live aired though, not sure if it would work for after too... Don't really know if they're diff...

I've read in some places that Nico doesn't accept foreign credit cards for payment for premium. Is this true?
Though those were said over a year ago, and I haven't tried it myself for a proper credit card (didn't accept my debit card though it's visa...), I thought I'd just ask about it from someone who knows... Hehe..

Thanks a lot~~!!! ;w;

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[personal profile] suminon 2010-08-01 01:11 pm (UTC)(link)
THANK YOU JKADHAJKHDALKDA

I really want to experience watching a live, but time really isn't on my side so I miss out. Then I learned you can timeshift them so you can watch them another time, but I didn't have any idea on how to do it, so thanks again!

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[identity profile] wistfuldaydream.livejournal.com 2010-08-01 03:47 pm (UTC)(link)
The English comments... ;A; I am guilty of those (usually just in response to someone else commenting in English, but still, not an excuse ><) I don't think I'll ever do that again though, since English looks so obtrusive and out of place and just plain annoying when scrolling across the screen.

You are so lucky you have a premium account! Did you pay for it using a credit card?

And LOL at Ren and Michan being the only ones holding R-18 lives XD

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[identity profile] ulilulelo.livejournal.com 2010-08-01 03:50 pm (UTC)(link)
heeee~~ its the first time I know about the 'alert' thing !! and that we can remove scrolling comments.. thank you so much !!
ahaha well sometimes I typed english but not in nicolive, in UST.. because there's a nicosinger who speaks english so cutely (?) <3<3

again, thank you!!
I always think that w = <3 . well since &hearts = v = w (double v). how silly I am ...............................
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[identity profile] hyperactivemuse.livejournal.com 2010-08-01 04:31 pm (UTC)(link)
ahaha thanks for the guide, Nikki~ =) ...I didn't know that huge block of text was comm rules. o.o I'll go back and translate those LOL XDDD

LOL I didn't know the homepage was important...I don't think I ever check there...-checks- OH IT'S SO USEFUL. XDDD thanks for the translated screencaps~~ ^^

yeah, before I listened to housous, I read somewhere not to write in English. XD It is kinda embarassing when someone types only in English. Awww that really happened? Someone spent the whole housous trying to figure out what comment? I feel kinda bad about that, poor viewers and poor host =/

argh! LOL I didn't know they could see our Nico user ID xD -facepalms- which means my embarassing mistakes aren't so anonymous. LOL XD I hit enter before I found the right kanji, haha >////<
I'll be more careful with my comments from now on. =)

thank you for this Nikki!

they do have crazy times. LOL some of them don't sleeeeeep. XD I think you covered everything! If I think of something, I'll comment back <333

AND LOOK. I GOT MORE ICONS. YAY!!! XDDD

[personal profile] ureshiitoki 2010-08-01 07:29 pm (UTC)(link)
"Do not say you don't understand what the broadcaster is saying." pffft (I'm sorry but I thought that was common sense~)

I guess common sense is not so common after all. (/lame joke LOL)

With this, I'm going to try my hardest to watch one, haha! I wonder if I can watch it on my iPod touch somehow (watch a nama during work/study period LOL)?

Random conversation crash sorrywwwanyway.

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(Anonymous) 2010-08-01 10:58 pm (UTC)(link)
oh wow finally a complete guide for nicolive T___T

lucky for me my timezone is 2 hour late from japan timezone so I can watch some namas without worries XD XD (my only problem is got kick T___T )

(Anonymous) 2010-08-02 12:01 am (UTC)(link)
I've been stalking watching this comm for a while now but this is my first time commenting.

Anyway, thanks a bunch for this! It's greatly appreciated. Now I can watch lives with much more ease. <;
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[personal profile] lluvia 2010-08-02 12:02 am (UTC)(link)
I'm already pretty familiar on lives/how to watch/etc, but thank you for writing this. I HOPE I WOULD HAVE HAD A GUIDE LIKE THIS LAST YEAR WHEN I STARTED WATCHING.

Also super special thanks for the netiquette bit because some commenters. J-Just orz. Hopefully people will start following these guidelines more often.
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[identity profile] yahchan.livejournal.com 2010-08-02 01:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Darn, I slept at 1 a.m. yesterday watching wotamin's nama OTL and today I was so sleepy lol XD;; Oh God please help! XD

THANK YOU Nikki for this lovely tutorial!!! This whole namahousou thing is awesome! It's a totally new experience to me <3

I was wondering, why or how would we get kicked? ^^;; I saw you talked about it above
And is it normal for a nama to suddenly stops after 30 min... o__o;; this happened to me a lot. I guess either it just ended or I was ki-kicked?? T-T Trust me, I didn't even say a word to any of them :x

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[identity profile] jarlehberg.livejournal.com 2010-08-03 05:20 am (UTC)(link)
The only time I have posted an english comment was when Dasoku was also having a live on ustream and some idiot started posting obscene stuff and I told him to stop. :I

Thanks so much for the guide! Now I got myself that program that lets you know when a live is on~
Although japan is 16 hours ahead at my place so in order to go watch a live I have to get up at 3AM in the morning orz

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[personal profile] yanii 2010-08-15 01:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Uee; I do feel the same when I see people comment in English, especially long complicated ones and all. As much as possible I just copy paste my comments. XD I've received second-handed experiences as well.

Although, once I asked a 5 word question directed to an English commenter (like a while ago in Panyo's nama.. Esp since it felt like Panyo needed some cheering up.. and well he did) x_x;

Oh and thanks for the alert thing, I knew about it but I had no idea where the heck to get it. Besides that, THIS IS REALLY USEFUL TO THE EXTREME. 8-l So useful that if it was possible to link this to all the nama's, it would be necessary. Thanks lots again♥

(Anonymous) 2010-09-15 03:33 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you for the guide on Nico alert! I've been wondering forever if there are any other ways to catch Nico lives other than refreshing My Page and stalking their Twitter. xD

(Anonymous) 2010-09-19 01:02 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks for writing this guide! It is very helpful; especially with the 'decodings' of the 'wwwwwww's and the 'ktkr's. I always wondered what they were trying to say! =w=;;

Is it bad to only comment with 'wwwww' alot of the time...? Since you commmented that that was spammed by many users, is this form of spamming bad? Yesterday I accidentally type 'wwwwww' instead of 'LOL' in a msn convo. hahaha;;; ohman.

About the timeshifts, yeah non-premium members only get 1 slot. ;A; I have to delete the previous slot before I can record a new one. orz Is there any sort of time restriction or anything? because last time I tried to timeshift a namahousou around 15mins before it started, I wasn't allowed. *crushed*

I went and read the comments posted on this entry and!! Ahh Kettero and Mucchi?!?! Had no idea they were- =w=; Yeah Asamaru and Jack looks real close too *likes that pairing* haha As if their namahousou name(?) 'Asamakku' doesn't give enough hint already hahaha! When they hold their namahousou's, are they conversing online or in the same room? *hopes they were in the same room but doubts so ;___;*

Ugh Stayed up till 4+ this morning hoping that Amu would have a namahousou OTL OTL (Because I missed a few his in the past weeek)It seems the only nights I DON'T stay up, HE HAS A NAMAHOUSOU ;A; What the- Amu haha T__T;;

Thanks again for the guide! <3
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this was my first time seeing a nama, where Dasoku and Gero where hosts in a Nama show (or something like that) but I coudn't see anything. I mean, I entered 5 minutes earlier (when "doors where opened") and listened to this random guy making random things. When the show should have begun, it just disappeared! and all I got where a silly adversiting of a ferry/cruiser/big Boat! T____T what happened??!

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really, thank you <3

[identity profile] mesucch.livejournal.com 2010-09-24 12:43 pm (UTC)(link)
*v* thanks to this guide I could watch a few namas know <3 *___* like the soma's ones and the last part of gero's nama *___* <3<3<3

thaaank you <3 *3* *hugs*

(Anonymous) 2010-11-22 12:54 am (UTC)(link)
wow thanks, this was RLY helpful. but uhm, i have one question. when i watch the namahousous of like some people, like michan and dasoku right, they're screens are always black. is there a reason to that? oh and i dont have premium membership. is that a reason?

ILUSM thank you~<3

(Anonymous) 2010-11-27 07:53 am (UTC)(link)
haha soon after reading through this, by SHEER DUMB LUCK I chanced across a live that included pokota, who was really amusing during the few times video was turned on. And also someone had a sketchbook and marker and was drawing funny pics during it.

afterward tho, I still can't figure out how to systematically find the ppl I wanna follow... :\
For example, when I go into random namas, I can't figure out what part of the screen tells me who's in it OTL. And I can't seem to find the right communities to join.
Thanks for getting me started on exploring tho! I can see lots of hours going down the drain for this. ;d~
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[personal profile] bloodcaramel 2010-12-28 08:04 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the information! It really helps me alot. Although i have made some mistakes in past Namahousous like in Dasoku's Ustream where I spammed his comment boxes with english and having someone translate some part of it for me. Including in Ten-chan's namahousou orz. After reading this, im so embarrassed for myself xD

I can't wait to take up japanese lessons so that i can understand these ppl more.

Shoken

[identity profile] cherry-blossom-rain.blogspot.com 2010-12-30 09:34 pm (UTC)(link)
This might be a stupid question, but if you are not really new to namahousou (sorry if I didn't spell it right ^^;), then you don't need to use "shoken" right? When I went into my first one, I didn't really say anything. I just kept quiet. D= I ask this because by the time I found this blog and read about "shoken" I've already been to several nama.

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(Anonymous) 2011-01-29 03:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much for this guide (and the comments one too)! Is there any way to remove your own comment on a normal video (non-nama)?

you're awesome~

(Anonymous) 2011-02-05 08:44 pm (UTC)(link)
thank you so much for the update!!
Before, I tried to find the nico alert program by myself, and got confused on what to click. I've essentially been refreshing mypage for the past few months |||orz.

I didn't know that the 184 thing meant being anon, and I'm curious about what the other options say too. Could you please translate them for me?
(I think I'll stick with being anon until I can sound a bit less stupid and illiterate though ^^;;)
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[personal profile] stephieku 2011-02-11 08:46 am (UTC)(link)
I'm not good at Japanese, but here's the menu written out and my guesses to what they do...
常に184コメント(匿名)にする (Comment anonymously)
音量をミュートにする (Mute volume)
遊園地を有効にする (Make amusement park effective)<---I don't see this option anymore on my namas though. I don't see the amusement park anymore too :(
拡大時に全画面表示を利用する(プレミアム会員限定)(I couldn't really test this one out, but I'm guessing it's to automatically expand the video when it the option is avaliable)
コソント非表示(忘れっぽいです)(Turns off comments)
広告非表示でもBSPを表示 (プレミアム会員限定)(Possibly request a Backstage Pass (Premium only)?)
コメント非表示でもBSPを表示 (Turn on Backstage Pass??)

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(Anonymous) 2011-02-23 11:17 am (UTC)(link)
thanks a lot for these!
/after half a year I finally got how to get a timeshift lol/
thank you.

Google Translate

(Anonymous) 2011-07-24 10:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I think you have a point with Google Translate, but at the same time, its more that you know how to use it. Translate is NOT a good option if you know nothing of Japanese at all, because the translations are poor and usually extremely wordy. But if you have a very simple comment and you know what words in English to type so that it translates well, then it can work for you. The trick is learning the curve, and having enough knowledge to look at the translator and say, "No.. that doesn't look right o.O" Though, the only way I know how to comment in Japanese is with a translator.. cause my keyboard is in English.. Is there some other way? I'm honestly confused..

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