These rules are for anyone using AnimeFlame Forums. They are to be followed at all times. If anyone breaks these rules, they will be dealt with by a AnimeFlame Moderator Staff. If you have any questions, comments or complaints, please contact me.

  1. No Flaming/Trolling

    The definition of Flaming and Trolling are listed below.

    The meaning of Flaming is:
    Flaming- (also known as bashing) is hostile and insulting interaction. Insulting another person.

    The meaning of Trolling is:
    Trolling-a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages with the primary intent of provoking other users into a desired emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.

    There is to be no Flaming or Trolling. If a Moderator, Super Moderator, or Administrator sees anyone flaming or trolling and it continues after being warned or if the person being either flamed or trolled gets upset and has told the Flamer or Troll to stop and they don't, then the AnimeFlame staff will step into action and take care of this ordeal be it an infraction or a ban.

  2. No Spamming

    The meaning of Spam is:
    Spam- creating of messages that are advertisements, abusive, or otherwise unwanted.

    That is the general meaning of spam from wikipedia and it's right on. There are threads like the Chat Thread that you may use to talk about anything you want in there. There are certain points where some persons will get tired of the constant spam and will ask for it to stop at which time you should. If it doesn't then that person has the right to report your spam and a Moderator of AnimeFlame will take care of it how he or she sees fit. Just because that thread is there to control spam does NOT mean you should spam as much as you can.

  3. Ecchi/Soft Adult Material

    With graphics and photography there is also the art of the body. The body is a very treasured thing and can be artistic. Users can have an avatar as long as it does not show off any nude, semi-nude (showing only one nipple or any part of a person's genitalia), or overly sexual and/or vulgar content. If you have a question about anything that you want to use, please ask an Administrator or any part of the staff. You can find a list of staff here: Forum Leaders

  4. Multiple Accounts

    Multiple accounts are discouraged. If it's found out that you have a second account then it will be left alone but if that second account has been used for anything negative than both accounts will be banned and most likely the second account will be permanently banned.

  5. Respect

    Respect everyone on this site! Respect especially the Staff, Moderators, Super Moderators and especially the Administrators! So just respect everyone around you, have fun and enjoy!!

  6. Profanity

    Profanity - The use of offensive words and profanity is forbidden in most cases, these are generally racial slurs and swearing.

    As it is now, we forbid the use of any and all racial slurs/insults and even jokes. In some situations we allow the use of swearing, but without insult or offending any other members. If you are reported after the use of profanity you can be subjected to punishment so be warned.

  7. Spoilers

    Spoilers - Posting major plot details or story elements which gives away the upcoming episodes or chapters.

    Moderating spoilers is difficult, for the most part we have a spoiler tag system in place that allows you to label the contents of a spoiler in order to avoid accidents. However, those caught intentionally spoiling will be prosecuted. All members are expected to comply by these general guidelines outlined for each section.

    Manga Section

    Specific Threads
    Leaked scans for a manga are posted in the specific manga discussion thread on the 1st, the official date for release is the 7th - Leaks should be spoilered until the official release
    Chapter is released on the 7th and discussed about in the specific manga discussion thread - All discussion in the thread doesn't need to be spoilered.

    General Threads
    Leaked pages of any manga posted in the general manga thread - Should always be spoilered.
    Official release of any recent chapter of any manga is discussed in the general manga thread - Should always be spoilered.
    Discussion of older manga in the general manga thread - Major story elements should be spoilered. Minor discussion is recommended, (but not enforced) to have the name of the manga at the top of the post.

    Anime/Drama Section

    Specific Threads
    Manga discussion in all the anime/drama sections [Bar the main 4 anime which will have "(Spoilers)" in the title if it's manga related] - All future manga discussion in the anime/drama sections should always be spoilered.
    Leaked trailers and plot details unrelated to manga [Specifically for dramas and drama movies but, original animes and anime movies come to mind] - Doesn't need to be spoilered, but at least posting a warning is advised.
    Anime/drama episode/movie is released - All discussion up to that episode is allowed spoiler free.

    General Threads
    Manga discussion in the general anime/drama threads - All manga discussion in both drama and anime sections should be spoilered.
    Recent episode discussion in the general thread - Should always be spoilered.
    Older anime is discussed, major plot details and twists are discussed [Code Geass/Secret Garden for example] - Major details should be spoilered. Minor discussion recommended to give warnings.

    Other Sections
    Recent manga chapters discussion - Should always be spoilered.
    Older manga discussion - Recommended to give warnings.
    Recent anime/drama discussion - Should always be spoilered.
    Older anime/drama discussion - Recommended to give warnings.

  8. Reporting

    This is just a simple elaboration on proper usage of the report button. When reporting a certain individual we encourage you to report to us utilizing the button only once because it is easier to search our report section, moderators tend to read the whole conversations of a single report in order to get a clear idea of what is going on before we take any action. We also truly appreciate members that report bots and ad spam on our site. We ask for our members to report only one post per bot (Only one of that bots posts, not each post.) as to not clutter our searches to removing everything. In addition to these rules, the staff must stress that the report button is not a toy. If you are caught using the report button inappropriately or as a joke, you will be punished. Repeated misuse will lead to a ban.

  9. NO Linking to Streaming or Torrent sites.

    There have been occasions where users have linked others to a site that will show you movies that are in theaters and that site was not given permission to post said movie or tv show. Do not post/link to content protected by copyright law unless they have the necessary legal rights to display that content.. It is prohibited and if a link is seen, then the user will be issued an infraction and the link will be deleted. This includes both streaming and torrent sites. If you have any questions, please ask Pspfanatic.