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Guest Pass codes should not be posted in comments.
They are considered off-topic and, because they are used so quickly, they become clutter almost instantly. They also tempt people to read comments before watching an episode, which increases the chances they'll encounter minor spoilers. Guest pass requests should also not be made in comments. To give away or request guest passes please use The Official Guest Pass Thread
"stickied" near the top of the Anime forum.
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--not even if marked as a spoiler. Spoiler tag should be used for specifics of what has already happened in the anime. Episode comments should only refer to content in that episode or prior episodes. If you want to briefly mention future or potential events, try checking the Anime Show Discussion Index
to find a discussion thread on the series (but please do use the spoiler tag in forum posts and add context for what's under the spoiler tag and what the source is).
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it mentions something especially significant from the episode or reveals something that was intended as a surprise in the episode.
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"That new pippetypoppity powerup is amazing! She finally got to kick some butt and win a match." should be marked as a spoiler.
"Man Vegeta is rocking that pink shirt!" does not need to be marked as a spoiler.
*There is a 2 week grace period for all popular franchises in theatres. Any video or library comments spoiling a current big franchise or film in theatres, from the duration of its first release date to the end of its 2nd week in theatres, will automatically receive a ban for 1 month.
Information from sources such as manga and light novels should not be posted at all
in anime reviews. Any simulcasted anime reviews posted before any episodes have been released, will be automatically deleted. Spoiler tag should be used for specifics of what has already happened in the anime. Only post a review of the anime, not any side-materials.
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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