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Start new threads in the appropriate forums.
Mods may move threads if they aren't started in the appropriate forum. Poll Topics should be started in the Polls
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New for Fall 2016 Anime Season:
Each user may start only one
new season show discussion thread per day. Note: This affects only discussion threads for the shows starting in Fall 2016. While we may continue this policy in subsequent seasons, it does not apply to any other type of thread.
Check for similar existing threads before starting a new one.
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Mods may close threads or edit/delete posts to conform to these guidelines at their discretion.