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Posted 3/6/11
after reading through the forums i've noticed how there's a fair few people talking about how either, they don't get X anime in their region, etc etc. And i know that this is for good reasons.

I was just thinking, the way that anime is blocked to certain regions is by IP right?

So couldn't you set it so, if the anime cannot be played in your region it'll block your browser from viewing it?

Say for instance i'm tuning in from country X, when i go to the view anime list it'd only show me the three series currently avaliable to me instead of the XXX avaliable to america.

Just a thought.
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Posted 3/6/11 , edited 3/6/11
You mean having an option where it only tells you the media that's available in your country only? That option was around before, I don't know if it's been deleted or still around but you have to filter it in the library section?

Hmm...

Edit:
It seems they already do that:


Browse Popular Anime
View anime titles alphabetically, by popularity, by genre or season. We only display titles that are available in your region.


So when you click anime or drama, it's already videos in your region that are displayed. ^__^
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Posted 3/6/11
Then i am now baffled by why people are complaining about not getting this stuff.

meh, atleast its already in place.
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Posted 3/6/11

wowfood wrote:

Then i am now baffled by why people are complaining about not getting this stuff.

meh, atleast its already in place.


People just love to complain ^__^
They probably find other media on other people's profile watch list. Stumble upon it there or in the news forums and then complain when they're not allowed to watch it.
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Posted 3/7/11
Yea basically everything but Search Results is region filtered. So if they look at the homepage, Anime, Drama or Lineup pages, they will only see a list of shows that are available in their area.

The problem is no one likes to be restricted from accessing a show they want to watch which is natural but there's unfortunately not much we can do about that.
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Posted 4/15/11

Kippu wrote:


wowfood wrote:

Then i am now baffled by why people are complaining about not getting this stuff.

meh, atleast its already in place.


People just love to complain ^__^
They probably find other media on other people's profile watch list. Stumble upon it there or in the news forums and then complain when they're not allowed to watch it.


I think that is really arrogant of you to say and I think It should be free for everyone and especially here in europe because it is not really nice to be selfish.
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Posted 4/15/11 , edited 4/15/11

BASARAisAwesome wrote:

I think that is really arrogant of you to say and I think It should be free for everyone and especially here in europe because it is not really nice to be selfish.


Of course, that would be nice. But like someone above has already said:


The problem is no one likes to be restricted from accessing a show they want to watch which is natural but there's unfortunately not much we can do about that.


No one is being selfish. The site isn't the one that's restricting the shows :]
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