*Read and understand the Forum Rules
This was put at the top of the list for a reason. The rules are here for you to read, so there is no excuse to feign ignorance when a warning is issued.
*Flamebaiting and Flaming are disallowed.
Do not insult others. Even if you strongly detest the content of a post or individual to whom you are replying to. (You may, however, make rude facial expressions and socially unacceptable hand gestures as you click "post reply.") Swearing is not entirely taboo, since it can be inoffensive when not directed at a person, and on the other hand, insulting others need not involve four letter words. They will be dealt in a case by case basis.
PMs are not moderated. However, do respect another's privacy and refrain from quoting Private Messages in a public forum. Consider bringing issues up to any moderators if you feel harassed by any individual though.
***PMs also accumulate CR points, hence things like chainletters (that force you to send to everyone on your buddylist is NOT ALLOWED. Point being, it pools CR points necessarily. And that people get it in emails so much, it's irritating. (see below)
*Don't force the forum rules down someone else's throat.
If you believe it needs pointing out, take it to PM or notify a moderator. Quoting the rules in public is unnecessarily embarrassing for the author of the post in question.
*Report all errors with the site to the mods
Any coding errors that you notice should be reported to a moderator. Failure to do so will not get you into any trouble but if you exploit a flaw with the site instead of telling a moderator about it, you will be banned. Length of the ban will depend on the severity of the action.
*Generally, be respectful in tone:
- Do not yell, i.e. type in all caps.
- Once is enough. Don't post the exact same message multiple times.
- Type what you want to say in an intelligible way - avoid l33t, shorthand, and related internet atrocities.
- Spamming smilies is unnecessary. Nobody needs to see 99 smilies in a post. One will suffice.
- Use a title that describes the content of your post. Don't use annoying caps, special characters, or titles that have sexual innuendo just to draw attention. They will be edited if someone has time,
*(By the time your CR points hits 500, your soul will thus be consumed by CR.)
Internet tone is easy to misinterpret, hence unless the evidence highly suggests otherwise, take sometime to think - could the post you just read could be interpreted in a friendlier fashion? Give them the benefit of doubt.
* Forum standards are rated PG-13.
- Your avatar may not contain nude or offensive images.
- Do not post naughty links or graven images.
- Please try to keep sexual innuendo to a minimum. This forum does not disallow it, but occasionally, such things get out of hand, so please think about sharing them in private instead of posting them.
- Refer to the Photo Upload Guidelines found later in this list
* Do not engage in unnatural thread bumping.
If you are concerned about a topic, post once. If it's good, people will respond, but if you are doing it simply to make a thread seem popular (esp if the thread is your own) then it's unnatural bump. Do it once, we slap your hand. Do it many times, you won't have a hand left.
* Post your threads in the appropriate forums.
Save the moderators time by thinking about where your thread best fits in the boards. Make sure to use the correct subforum/section and check to see if your thread has already been made in the past because duplicates will be removed without question. Nobody will kick you if you get it wrong, but it saves your thread from being overlooked or locked.
Also, use the forum search or check the index threads to see if the thread you plan on making isn't a duplicate of an old one.
Forum Games Index
* Most new Naruto and Bleach threads will be locked
* Most 'Versus' thread will be locked
Due to the numerous amount of Naruto, Bleach, and 'versus' threads already posted, no new threads will be allowed unless it is a good topic that deserves it's own thread. (which won't happen often)
* CR Points:
DO NOT abuse the forum's rewarding system. Each post or message earns you 2 points, but it is not why the forum was created. If you have nothing good to say then don't. *Refer to point below* CR points also has no direct relation as to being how experienced you are in the forum.
* Offer content.
Remember that your post is supposed to be read by someone. Don't just post saying 'Yo', or things like that that others cannot contribute to. It's not a personal space for you to do whatever you want, but an interactive board. Threads made to simply ask a question and have it answered are not allowed. There are most likely larger threads which have already been made for you to do that in.
* Not everyone has broadband:
Therefore, do put a note before submitting a new thread that is image intensive. CR doesn't need to waste more bandwidth than necessary.
* CR is not a link portal.
Please use common sense with links. The following are disallowed: Links to sites (commercial OR personal) that have: 1. Pornographic, racist or illegal materials 2. Profit sites (any get rich quick sites). This is sites that earn the poster a profit/commission or sites that give points for incoming links 3. Any form of advertising with the exception of CrunchyRoll groups. Advertising of groups is allowed provided the thread topic and group topic are related. Please only post this link once and not repeatedly. You won't really get much of a warning. Beware.
* Type intelligibly.
This is not an instant messenger program, and CR does have a chat program for that purpose. People prefer to read a post that someone has taken the time and consideration in. Also, under no circumstances are you to type in a foreign language without providing an English translation (which should also be done sparingly). Illegible posts that don't make sense are easily misinterpreted as spam, and therefore are subjected to removal without warning, so save yourself the trouble.
* Multiple accounts, aka Alts
have to be reported to administrators and moderators, with a reasonable explanation as to why it was created. This is a serious offense, failure to do so may result in account termination.
A grave error to make is to make an alternate account that pools CR points. That account, in other words, spams like hell for points. If found out, all accounts created by the person behind it will be suspended, and points removed entirely.
*** Thou Shalt Accept the Moderators' and Administrators Decisions.
We reserve the right to edit any part of a post, member profile, ban members (temporarily or permanently) and other miscellaneous actions required to keep the forum in order. You will accept this gladly and run to the yoke of our loving arms, because we do so for your sake. <-That was a joke, btw. (*wicked grin*)
(^ with that last point, anyone who ignores a moderator will have our wicked fury cracking upon their pathetic souls. )
Additional points by killar:
*How NOT to post on this forum:
5 minutes after your initial post you reply to your own post writing something like "Why is nobody helping me? I'm sure you know the answer". Once somebody replies to your thread but doesn't give you exactly the answer you've been expecting you insult them.
Do not ask "what's best" because this question cannot be answered objectively. Each and everyone has their own view about what's best on a certain topic. The best is what works best for you!
*Do not Double-Post
When you make a post immediately after your last post, this is called Double Posting. If you post three times in a row, that's Triple posting. Post any more than that, it's Spamming. You can use the edit button found on the upper right-hand corner of your last post to add on any additional comments you'd like to add, instead of posting again.
*Don't ask for licensed Anime
Posting requests to bring back a removed Anime will not be tolerated. They're gone and will remain gone for the foreseeable future (as has been explained in a separate Crunchy News thread). Asking why it's gone or if you can upload a licensed Anime (that you know is licensed), is a waste of our and your own time. It doesn't make it any more likely for a particular Anime to be brought back.
Also, visit the new Site Feedback and Help section for assistance with any of your site related problems. (Do not request videos there).
* Please do not post threads in the Site Feedback and Help section
This is unnecessary. Your questions or concerns can be posted in the respective help threads already existent. Only the CR staff is permitted to post threads in that section.
Your Avatar should be no larger than 200 by 500 pixels after being uploaded and converted by CR. People with avatars larger than this will be asked to remove it. Failure to do so may result in warnings and a potential temp ban for serious offenses.
Additional guidelines by edsamac:
Thread Creation Guidelines
*Make the First Post clear and complete
If you're going to start a topic, back it up with any background information that should be known regarding the topic in question. Don't assume that everyone knows what you're talking about - provide external/internal links, synopses, and examples to clarify your topic so that everyone can understand and join freely.
*Initiate the discussion in the First Post
The importance of the first post can't be stressed enough. If you're going to start a discussion, make sure to participate in it by giving your opinions as well. It's basic forum courtesy to open a topic by sharing your own views regarding the topic at hand. Simply dropping a topic in front of everyone is very distasteful, and in many ways, can be considered rude. So don't go starting a topic with a short sentence that says: "discuss __(topic goes here)___ in this thread..." because that is a given already based on the title... do your job as thread starter and INITIATE the discussion.
*Label threads appropriately
When you're asked to fill in the field for Topic Title, be clear and concise. Don't write a lengthy sentence or use unnecessary phrases... just keep it simple and sweet. Under Topic Description, give a SHORT description of the nature of the topic. A single sentence is enough - keep more detailed topic descriptions for the FIRST POST of the thread.
*Create topics SENSIBLY
Don't just start any random topic out of a whim. Think first if the topic is worthy of discussion and worth the time of other users to look through and react/comment upon. Any topic that does not generate any reasonable form of discussion, or a topic that is simply too trivial to discuss will be locked.
*Avoid creating Comparison/VS Threads
This is somewhat related to the Sensible Topic guideline. Though there's nothing wrong with versus topics per se, they generate little discussion, and history has shown that users abuse topics like these and post one-worded responses. Many, IF NOT ALL comparison/versus topics WILL BE LOCKED. The bottom line is that Forum Topics should be venues for discussion. Period.
*Don't BUMP threads
Though it may be frustrating that no one is replying to your thread, don't bump or troll in it to keep it alive in the forums. If people have nothing to say, then they don't have anything to say. Just let the thread be and sooner or later, someone will reply.
*Always check for Existing Threads
Don't go starting a thread without having first checked the forums for existing threads. You can use the new Forum Search tool bar to find threads with matching keywords, or you can consult the Thread Indices, which are stickied near the top of each forum section. If your topic is a duplicate, it will be locked.
*Post threads in the appropriate forum section
As stated a while ago, make sure you're posting your topic in the proper forum section.
Guidelines for Photos Updated!
The following includes what photos are NOT ACCEPTABLE for upload in the photo sections/avatar of your profile:
~ Any form of nudity, regardless of whether or not the subject is covering their breasts or genitalia will not be tolerated.
~ Exposure of more than 1/2 of the breast, exposure of the areola, and exposure of the nipple will not be tolerated. Fondling of the breasts (i.e. grasping the breasts either by the character or by another character) will not be tolerated either.
~ No form of genital exposure will be tolerated. This includes fondling with undergarments, extremely low exposure (such that more or less 1/2 of the mons pubis is exposed) or visualizations of the genitalia beneath the underwear (where the labia majora is discernable).
~ Any picture depicting sexual undertones, such as sex, masturbation, or any of the sort will not be tolerated.
Any infringement will result in automatic deletion of the said pictures and the following sanctions:
1st offense ~ Warning
2nd offense ~ 3-day ban
3rd offense ~ Account Deletion
Remember that CR is a PG13 site, first and foremost. You have no defense what so ever in explaining why any R18 images should be uploaded.
Crunchyroll Chat Rules
[CHAT IS CURRENTLY DISABLED]
1. Respect the ops (operators) of the room.
NOTE: The operator is Yasatsuna as well as the moderators from the forum (http://www.crunchyroll.com/staff).
They can kick you out from a room, ban you from a room, ban you from the site, and nuke your account. Both forum AND media moderators are chat room ops.
2. The chat is still PG-13--meaning no inappropriate topics, discussions, images, or links.
3. The main chatrooms (crunchyroll, anime, games, music, drama, fansubs, uploaders, mods) are to be ENGLISH-ONLY. If you wish to speak in another language, make your own chatroom (see below).
4. Do not type in all CAPSLOCK (unless occasionally for humor).
5. Refrain from typing something completely irrelevant (being random) when others are having a conversation.
6. Type intelligibly. Refrain from extreme 1337, text-speak, or ghetto-talk.
7. DO NOT drag out words, punctuation marks, or add excessive emoticons.
8. Multiple lines of short words such as 'blah,' 'hey,' 'hi,' 'u there?' 'lol,' 'haha,' 'what,' 'bye,' and 'bored' are not allowed. This can be considered spamming and will encourage others to spam as well.
9. No asking for email addresses, AIM screen names, MSN contacts, buddy requests, for people to join your group, etc. PMs, GBs, and buddy invitations exist for those purposes.
10. Be in the correct room. To discuss drama, go to the drama room; to discuss anime, go to the anime room, etc. This is similar to the forum, there are sections for specific subjects.
*Gives you a list of most commands
*will let you join a new channel
*logs you out of the chatroom
*tells you what room a user is in
/w <username> [text]
/msg <username> [text]
/whisper <username> [text]
*lets you private message a user
*tells you the crunchyroll time
*shows you a list of your added friends
/f m [text]
/f msg [text]
/f message [text]
*messages everyone on your friend list
/f a <user>
/f add <user>
*adds someone to your chat list)
/f remove <user>
/f r <user>
*removes someone from your chat list
Making New Chat Rooms
If you wish, you can make your own chatroom.
The main channels are crunchyroll, anime, games, music, drama, fansubs, uploaders, and mods. You can create your own channel just by typing the new channel's name using the join command.
*For example: '/join unicorns' will put me into a room named 'unicorns'.
*will ban a user from the room (will not ban from all rooms)
*will unban a user from the room (will not unban from all rooms)
*will kick a person from the room
*will give you a list of all those banned from the room you're in