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Posted 8/10/14 , edited 8/10/14
Why is it that only premium members are allowed to recommend Anime/Drama/Music as it says per forum rules?

I cannot recommend an anime, but I could sit here all day recommending Manga, Movies, or non Japanese animated films or shows. I could recommend RWBY, but not SAO. It just doesn't make sense to have such a rule.

I'd just like to hear CR's reason for having it, if it's actually enforced, and can it be removed?

In Japan the term anime refers to everything and anything that is animated. Anime only specifically refers to Japanese animation in the west. So which anime type can I not suggest?
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I dont think ive ever seen this rule enforced ever if that helps.

Seems like a pretty silly rule.
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The anime recommendation rule is for users who want to tell Crunchyroll what they should try to add to the site. So there can't be a thread about telling Crunchyroll " Add This To the Site!!!". If a user wants to tell/recommend what anime Crunhyroll should add, they would need to go to the premium section of the fourm, and there will be a thread on what to recommend/ask Crunchyroll to try to add an anime to the site. I'm guessing it helps spam so there aren't millions of threads saying "GET IT On CR" by new users or people making multiple accounts to try to spread the message.. Also, it feels like more of a royalty for users who are paying to get their voices heard more...

You can recommend any animes or things to watch to other members in the fourm. There are threads about those somewhere on the site. But you just can't ask Crunchyroll to try to add a title if you aren't giving them money...
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^oooohhh thats what they meant.

Yeah thats totally different.

I thought you were talking about this
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-7173/recommend-me-an-anime-read-first-post

As for the thread lolitsronald is talking about ...... I think its wise for a company to listen to their paying members over people that dont.
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Posted 8/11/14 , edited 8/11/14

AliceLilit_ wrote:

Why is it that only premium members are allowed to recommend Anime/Drama/Music as it says per forum rules?

I cannot recommend an anime, but I could sit here all day recommending Manga, Movies, or non Japanese animated films or shows. I could recommend RWBY, but not SAO. It just doesn't make sense to have such a rule.

I'd just like to hear CR's reason for having it, if it's actually enforced, and can it be removed?

In Japan the term anime refers to everything and anything that is animated. Anime only specifically refers to Japanese animation in the west. So which anime type can I not suggest?


Hi. That rule needs to be tweaked a little to reflect that CR now has manga--I'll be adding to avoid further confusion. "Movies" are included under Drama, since that's the "bucket" that CR puts them in--that would go for miscellaneous shows that CR might acquire and include under anime even if it technically isn't.

As lolitsronald explained, basically all the rule means is that one of the perks of being a premium member is the privilege of suggesting content for CR to acquire. This has nothing to do with CR members of any sort making recommendations to one another.

How this gets enforced is if someone starts a thread that says something like "hey Crunchyroll you should get this show!" we will close it and let the person posting know that there is a thread in the Premium Members Group where premium members may offer such suggestions:
/forumtopic-588949/what-seriesmoviedramamanga-would-you-like-to-see-on-cr
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Gotcha, it doesn't say that though so I always thought it meant that users could not make suggestions to other users. Thank you for clarifying, that makes a little more sense.

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AliceLilit_ wrote:Gotcha, it doesn't say that though so I always thought it meant that users could not make suggestions to other users. Thank you for clarifying, that makes a little more sense.
There's a sticky thread for people to make Drama Movies, and Drama tv show recommendations to other users here:

/forumtopic-813977/recommend-me-a-drama-showmovie-read-first-post

The music one is here:

/forumtopic-220702/the-recommend-music-thread-read-first-post

And there are separate ones for "regular" tv shows and movies:

/forumtopic-741283/recommend-me-a-tv-show-read-first-post
/forumtopic-734542/recommend-me-a-movie-read-first-post

None of those have nearly the amount of requests/traffic as the Anime recommendations thread funnyginsan mentioned above, though.
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AliceLilit_ wrote:Gotcha, it doesn't say that though so I always thought it meant that users could not make suggestions to other users. Thank you for clarifying, that makes a little more sense.
There's a sticky thread for people to make Drama Movies, and Drama tv show recommendations to other users here:

/forumtopic-813977/recommend-me-a-drama-showmovie-read-first-post

The music one is here:

/forumtopic-220702/the-recommend-music-thread-read-first-post

And there are separate ones for "regular" tv shows and movies:

/forumtopic-741283/recommend-me-a-tv-show-read-first-post
/forumtopic-734542/recommend-me-a-movie-read-first-post

None of those have nearly the amount of requests/traffic as the Anime recommendations thread funnyginsan mentioned above, though.


I know about those, I've used the anime recommendation thread many times. I was just under the belief, because of how the rule is stated, that only premium members could make recommendations to other users. Thank you for the links though.
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Posted 8/11/14 , edited 8/11/14

AliceLilit_ wrote:

Gotcha, it doesn't say that though so I always thought it meant that users could not make suggestions to other users. Thank you for clarifying, that makes a little more sense.



Thanks for letting us know how confusing it was. I've modified it now so it should be more clear. If you go to the site rules now, you'll see it now says:

12. Only Premium Members may suggest Anime/Drama/Manga or other content for CR to acquire

Thanks for helping us make things better!
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