[List thread rule added 1/12/09] [Clarification regarding Scanlations added 11/04/06] [Clarification regarding YouTube and similar services added 6/17/06] [New rule regarding YouTube and similar services added 5/10/06] [Reminder and Restressing of the Fansub Rule 2/1/06] [New rule regarding TV talkbacks added 4/17/05] [New rule regarding discussion of potential TV edits added 3/24/04] [New rule regarding public threats added 2/7/04] All rules in the general board FAQ apply at the Anime Forum. If you haven't read them yet, read them now. As always, feel free to contact any of your Anime Forum Moderators if you have any questions. Anime Forum Rules: * Because the Anime Mods feel it to be a sufficiently important rule to observe, be advised that we reserve the right to ban members after only TWO instances of flaming instead of the normal three. * Please keep all criticism of Disney and other Western animation polite and intelligent. Spelling Disney as "Di$ney" is strongly discouraged. * Along the same lines, please do not frequent these boards only to bash anime. If you do not like anime, you do not belong here. If you have an intelligent criticism of a particular title, on the other hand, we welcome you to share it with us. * Threads dedicated to the discussion of anime currently being shown on Toonami or Adult Swim should be directed to their proper forums, while threads dedicated to the discussion of anime currently being shown elsewhere on Cartoon Network should be directed to that forum. Gray areas (such as anime scheduled but not yet aired on Cartoon Network, or anime previously but not currently aired) will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. * No discussion of hentai will be permitted. Discussion of fan service and other risque material must remain tasteful and meaningful at all times. * Regarding spoilers: * If a thread has a spoiler warning in the title [ex: "Neon Genesis Evangelion Talkback (SPOILERS)"] then spoilers about that series can be included without spoiler tags, but spoilers about other series cannot. * If a talkback thread for a specific episode or week of episodes from a series has a spoiler warning in the title [ex: "Tech TV Anime Unleashed Talkback: Week of 12/30/02 (SPOILERS)"] then spoilers for episodes aired that week or previously on the same network can be included without spoiler tags, but not spoilers for future episodes not yet aired. * Otherwise, all spoilers must be in spoiler tags. * Also, it is considered common courtesy to let other board members know what series and episode a spoiler is from outside of the spoiler tag if it's not obvious from the context of the thread. This lets them know whether they want to read that spoiler or not. For example: Spoiler This is a spoiler from Episode III of The Big O. (Episode III, The Big O) * To put text in a spoiler box, simply enclose it in spoiler tags: (spoiler)This is a spoiler.(/spoiler) but using square brackets  in place of parentheses (). For additional reasons on why you should use always spoiler tags read the story of Paco. [BOX="RED"]* As part of Toonzone's strict anti-piracy policy, no discussion of illegally obtaining copyrighted material will be permitted. THIS INCLUDES FANSUBS AND SCANLATIONS. You may discuss the contents of anime and manga you have seen in fansub or scanlation form, but you may not discuss the fact that it was a fansub or a scanlation you were watching/reading. Examples: Bad: “I downloaded lots of live action Sailor Moon from Bit Torrent the other day.” Good: “I watched lots of live action Sailor Moon the other day.” Bad:“Who is fansubbing Fantasmanimelandshow 3?” Bad: "Why hasn't [ultrakly] scans uploaded the new chapter of Hecksang?" Good: Doing a Google search on your own or e-mail/PM someone who would know. Bad: “RoXXoR Fansubs is working on Fantasmanimelandshow 3.” Bad: "Check out this rapidshare/flickr/photobucket gallery with the scanlations of Welcome to the PBS!" Good: E-mail the person you want to say that to, or don't say it.[/BOX] * This item is included only because it comes up so often in discussion. The word "cartoon" is, among other things, defined as "a film made by photographing a series of drawings to give the illusion of movement when projected in rapid sequence." Therefore, the word "cartoon" DOES apply to anime. You do not have to use this word if you do not wish to, but all threads on the subject will be closed, and those insisting that others make a distinction between cartoons and anime in their posts will be warned if they make nuisances of themselves.