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Nov 9, 2012 10:07 AM
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News Discussion Rules

The following rules apply only to the News Discussion board in addition to the Site & Forum Guidelines and take precedence whenever there is a conflict.
  1. Posts that merely consist of "Will watch", "Won't watch", "Yay!" etc. will be removed without notice. Try expanding on why you are or are not interested.
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Anime & Manga Recommendations Rules

The following rules apply only to the Anime & Manga Recommendations board in addition to the Site & Forum Guidelines and take precedence whenever there is a conflict.
  1. Do not bump threads more than two weeks old that were started by someone other than you.
Before making a new topic, please:
  1. There are many ways a user can find recommendations for series before using this board:
    1. the recommendations on the anime/manga pages (e.g. Death Note).
    2. the top anime or top manga pages, which also include the most popular series.
    3. the advanced search function (e.g. the highest rated Action-Shounen series).
  2. If you can't find any useful recs above, please search this board using the forum search function. Common things like "romance anime" have been asked many times before.
  3. If you still can't find anything, you may create a new topic. Please use a descriptive title so other users may search out your thread for similar recommendations in the future.
 
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Nov 9, 2012 10:11 AM
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Anime/Manga Discussion Rules

The following rules apply only to the Anime and Manga Discussion boards in addition to the Site & Forum Guidelines.
  1. Anime/Manga specific threads should go into their respective sub-boards. Examples:
      a. Did anyone feel this way after the end of ____ ?
      b. What order should I watch ____ in? / Do I need to have watched ____ before ____?
      c. What chapter should I start from?
      d. Season 1 vs. Season 2 / Anime version vs. manga version.
      e. Any questions about characters in a specific anime/manga.
    Thread topics which cover several database entries and/or series of a franchise (e.g. best viewing order) should be posted in one of the sub-boards of the franchise.
  2. Please refrain from creating threads that do not encourage meaningful and/or civil discussion. This includes, but is not limited to:
      a. picture collecting
      b. random "xx vs. yy" (e.g. random anime/manga/character xx vs. random anime/manga/character yy)
      c. gossiping about individuals (e.g. youtubers, channels/videos, MAL members, other sites' users, etc.)
      d. personal storytelling, narration, ranting, and/or blog-style posts; these topics only encourage a one-way discussion where members are commenting on the poster's idea, and should be posted using blog feature instead
  3. Do not create threads that ask about information that can easily be seen on user profiles or database entry pages (e.g. favorite anime/manga/character).
  4. Do not ask where to download/watch anime or where to download/read manga.
  5. Please refrain from posting thread topics which extend beyond the discussion of anime/manga as an entertainment medium to highly-debated social and/or moral issues. This includes but is not limited to: pedophilia, gender/racial equality, sexual orientation, etc.
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Nov 9, 2012 10:16 AM
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Anime Series Episode Discussion Rules

These rules are specific to episode discussion threads and supercede the Anime/Manga Discussion Rules whenever there is a conflict.
  1. Do not start an episode discussion before you have actually seen it.
  2. Refrain from writing episode summaries or running commentaries. Please use your blog for this purpose.
  3. Posts must not contain more than one screenshot.
  4. Single phrase responses (e.g., "Good episode") do not contribute nor promote discussion and will be removed without notice.
  5. Do not ask when subs/raws will be released, or where to download/watch an episode.
  6. Refrain from comparing/conversing about whose fansubs to use or watch in the Episode Discussion.
  7. Do not compete to be the first person to create and/or post in episode discussion threads. If you are suspected of competing, the moderator team may ask you to refrain from creating further episode threads for that series. If you continue competing for first post/thread creation after this request, warnings and/or bans will be issued until the competing behaviour stops.
  8. The earliest episode discussion threads can be posted is the broadcast time on the DB entry + the duration on the DB entry + 5 extra minutes. Where no duration exists, 25 minutes should be used.
Keep in mind that a discussion involves dialogue between users about a topic extraneous to oneself. An opinion of an episode can initiate discussion, whereas summaries and screenshots do not.
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Manga Series Chapter Discussion Rules

These rules are specific to chapter discussion threads and supercede the Anime/Manga Discussion Rules whenever there is a conflict.
  1. Do not start a chapter discussion before you have actually read it.
  2. Refrain from writing chapter summaries or running commentaries. Please use your blog for this purpose.
  3. Posts must not contain more than one manga page or other image.
  4. Single phrase responses (e.g., "Good chapter") do not contribute to nor promote discussion and will be removed without notice.
  5. Do not ask when scanlations/raws will be released, or where to download/read a chapter.
  6. Refrain from comparing/conversing about whose scanlation to use or read in the Chapter Discussion.
Keep in mind that a discussion involves dialogue between users about a topic extraneous to oneself. An opinion of a chapter can initiate discussion, whereas summaries and pictures do not.
 
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