Livestream - Guidelines & what not to do
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Posted 2/18/14 , edited 6/8/14
The Crunchyroll livestreams allow everyone to interact with people at the con - at home, we can see and hear them, and at the con, they can see our text flying across the screen. Hopefully a lot of fun for both sides!

However, please keep in mind that the livestreams are still part of Crunchyroll, so the Site Rules still apply, especially:
Please be respectful of other users.
Adult content of any kind is prohibited.
Don’t Spam
Type legibly

And remember, we don't know how old some of the people are who are seeing what we type. Some are just little kids! Please, please be respectful.


Livestream bans are separate from site bans: Livestream bans will let you see and hear the event's webcam, but you won't see the chat from users, nor be able to chat yourself. Livestream bans last until they are lifted, so if you have been banned, you'll have to contact a moderator to get that removed. Finally, Livestream bans will not show up on your profile or forum posts in any way, unlike site bans. Feel free to PM me to discuss coming back in. If you make alts to get around bans, that is a violation of the site rules, and may result in site bans.


Cosplay is not Consent: Remember, folks, just because someone is in cosplay, that does not mean they give their consent for the chat stream to order them around! Being in costume simply means they want to be in costume, not that they want to hug/kiss/dance/sing for your entertainment, especially when some of those activities involve other people.. whom they also might not know. Two people in costume for characters that you ship is fun.. that doesn't mean those two know each other, want to hug, or anything else.


Camera adjustments - I know the camera isn't always ideal, but most of the people you see on camera aren't CR employees, they're congoers who happen to visit the booth. Please refrain from asking them to adjust the camera, it's not theirs to touch.


Guideline - What are some common reasons for a ban?
(Not a complete list!)


Violence:
Threats of violence - don't threaten violence
Asking for violence - don't ask for someone to be violent
Rape - don't suggest rape

Sexual issues:
ASCII 'art' - please, don't write text to imply sexual organs
Lifting skirts/clothing - please, don't ask people to lift their clothing, show "shaved knees", etc.
3 sizes - please, don't ask anyone for their 3 sizes. It's incredibly rude.
Pantsu color - please, don't ask anyone what their pantsu color/style/etc is
Show... - please, don't ask people to show parts of their anatomy
Kiss/hug... - please, don't ask people to kiss. Don't suggest someone physically interact with someone else against their will. If a couple wants to kiss, they will, and that's cute.. otherwise, please don't try to force potential strangers into physical situations they may find uncomfortable.

Contact:
Phone numbers - please, don't send a phone number. We have no idea if this is actually your number, that of an ex that you want revenge on, a scammer, or a phone sex line.

Text issues:
ALL CAPS - please, don't only type in all caps. Occasionally is showing excitement, it's great! But all the time isn't
Swearing - please, don't swear
Spamming - please, don't just spam the same message over and over and over and over and...
Gibberish text - please, don't send text that messes up the stream, or is meaningless like rectangles in various shades
Illegal sites - please, don't post links to illegal sites

Other:
Physical demands - please, don't tell people to hug, kiss, etc.
Insults - please, don't insult the people on camera. This includes racism, weight, claims of autism, etc.
Multiple accounts - please, if you are livestream banned, PM me or another mod to talk about it! Don't create an alt to keep going, as that can get you banned from more than just the livestream.
Everyone else was.. - please, don't try this. Other people breaking the rules is no reason you should, too.
Open up that sword in the box! We want to see! - most cons take place in locations that have very strict rules about weapons. Even selling them in the dealer's room is tough, and often requires that the weapons be boxed immediately and brought back to a hotel room or vehicle. Asking someone to unbox the purchased weapon could get them kicked out of the con, hotel, and possibly even arrested. Please don't ask them to do that.



So, to summarize - please, have fun, interact with the con-goers, and chat about anime and fun things, but remember to follow the rules, and show that Crunchyroll users are a great bunch that enjoy interacting with others!

If you ever have a question or suggestion, feel free to PM me!
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Posted 4/19/14
Ok thanks! Now I know what is allowed!
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Posted 4/19/14

MakotoKamui wrote:
Show... - please, don't ask people to show parts of their anatomy


"Oh yeah gurl, show me your wrist"

In all seriousness though, awesome. Always good to have clear rules.
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Posted 4/20/14

Inarx wrote:

"Oh yeah gurl, show me your wrist"

In all seriousness though, awesome. Always good to have clear rules.


I don't think asking to see a wrist would result in a ban, don't worry

But yeah, a lot of seemingly innocent requests have deeper meaning at times - like the 'shaved knees' thing is basically a request to lift skirts for a lot of folks. Asking to see a high kick is a chance to get a peek under the skirts. Show armpits? A profile view of the lady, possibly with a glimpse in from the side of their outfit. (Yes, I am sad that I had to learn all this, but thankfully a lot of my cosplaying friends helped out with their experience as well)

Some people don't even realize what they end up asking for with some of this stuff, they just see it from one user, and ask about it again when another person approaches. Really, that's why a lot of the guidelines are basically duplicates of each other, in case folks approach it from different directions and don't realize it. Also why some of them are so specific, if/when they become common.

All a balance to make sure everyone on both sides of the camera has a good time, and the mods always try to take that into account when deciding what to do
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My life is successfully completed. I typed "Do a Mako pose" and she did it (I'm talking about the live streaming). Weird enough, they banned me after that
http://www.crunchyroll.com/live?id=105
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Posted 5/24/14 , edited 5/24/14

xbaro93x wrote:

My life is successfully completed. I typed "Do a Mako pose" and she did it (I'm talking about the live streaming). Weird enough, they banned me after that
http://www.crunchyroll.com/live?id=105


You also demanded kissing--that's a non-no. Do PM MakotoKamui to discuss if you haven't already. He can lift the ban if warranted.

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Posted 5/24/14 , edited 5/24/14
Yes, just to be clear - asking someone to pose, so long as it isn't against other rules (like asking for a high kick or something) is perfectly fine. Many cosplayers pick out and practice poses just for when people ask for a picture, in fact!
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Posted 6/8/14
Locked in favor of the Library version - http://www.crunchyroll.com/library/Livestream_Chat_Rules
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