Rules of G2Anime Forum

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The Lotus Eater
Staff member
Sep 19, 2011
Rule #1: One account per person.

  • Creating multiple accounts is not allowed for any reason. There is no need for multiples accounts. You are not to share your account with others. It is your account and only you are authorized to use it. The only exception is if you share your home computer with tenants or family. If this is the case, please notify the administration before hand and we will make an arrangement to fit your special needs.
Rule #2: Hacking and invasion of privacy will not be tolerated.

  • Any attempt to hack or threat of hacking will result in a permanent ban. We reserve the right to take legal action against the guilty party.
  • Do not attempt to guess passwords or steal an account that does not belong to you. You will be permanently banned.
  • The impersonation of any member or staff is not tolerable. Any account name that resembles a staff member will be altered or deleted without notice. Also refrain from using the same or similar signature or avatar that another member uses.
Rule #3: Advertising and website promotion is not allowed.

  • Creating a thread that links directly, indirectly or promotes your site or another is prohibited. Other forms of advertising such as “Free Laptops!” is not allowed. The staff will delete your post or thread without any notification and reserves the right to take further action. Advertising in the signature area or profile page or anywhere on the website is not allowed.
  • We do not mean that you cannot post a link to another website. You are simply not allowed to post a link with the intention of promoting a website for your or another's gain. We encourage our members to have fun and meaningful discussions. Links to websites that enrich this experience, such as YouTube or GameInformer, is perfectly acceptable.
Rule #4: Create threads in the proper section.

  • Each section of the forum has a certain subject that must be followed. Make sure the thread you create is appropriate and relevant to the section you are posting in. For example, a topic about your favorite manga should be posted in the manga section, not in the anime section. If you do not know where to post a topic, ask a member or staff personnel. If your thread is posted in the wrong section, it will be moved and you will be told to be more aware in the future. If you fail to post in the proper section time after time, the staff reserves the right to take the necessary action.
Rule #5: Do not go off-topic.

  • Each thread has a topic and you are to discuss only that topic or what is relevant to the topic. Do not go off on random tangents and do not post in the thread if you do not know what it is about.
Rule #6: Forum Flooding will not be tolerated.

  • Two or more consecutive posts in a row In the same thread is not allowed. There is an “edit” button for a reason. If you wish to add more to your posts or update it, use the “edit” button. Do not create another post if your post is the latest post in the thread. An exception to this rule is when you have reached a certain limitation, such as maximum number of images allowed in one post when posting your art profile.
  • Spam and stupid posts will be deleted on the spot. Members that frequently spam, be it intentional or not will be subject to administrative action. Posts that consist of only smileys, one liners, or nonsense qualifies as spam. If you wish to spam, please use the spam forum.
  • Unintelligible and unreadable posts will be deleted on sight. Post as clearly as possible. This includes using spelling and grammar to the best of your abilities. Do not post in a language that is not English and do not post in Internet languages such as l33t or self-made languages. Clear posts help you and others understand what you're saying, anything that is difficult to read or is an eyesore only creates problems. When posting, keep in mind that you should type in a manner that is universally understandable.
  • Flooding the forum with multiple threads in a short period of time is prohibited especially when they are irrelevant or redundant to the forum. We appreciate members that try to be active and encourage activity but we do not like seeing scores of irrelevant and junk threads.
  • Creating threads that resemble or is the same as another active thread is not allowed. Please search before you create a thread. There is always a chance that the thread you are about to make already exists. If you do create a thread that is similar or identical, it will either be merged or deleted.
  • You are not allowed to post scores of images in one post unless you are in an image sharing club or you are in the graphic forums.
Rule #7: Respect and common courtesy.

  • Respect the opinion of your fellow members. There are always multiple opinions and they may or may not conflict with yours. Please be respectful of others. They have the right to hold an opinion just like yourself and be sure to respect their opinion as you would respect your own. If someone's opinion, belief, thoughts contradicts yours, do not insult or attack them. Discuss and work out the differences instead.
  • Racist and prejudice remarks or behavior is intolerable. Inflammatory remarks of another's race, culture, country, religion, sexual orientation, gender is prohibited. We do not allow threads or posts that contain such remarks. We do not allow “hating” on anyone for any reason. Any member in violation will be noted and dealt with accordingly and may be subject to the highest severity of punishment.
  • Every member is equal to another. No member is higher or lower than another. Be it post count, join date, number of friends, reputation or amount of shared content, it is all irrelevant. Everyone is to be treated equally and respectfully. Do not boss around another member or snub them just because you have a higher post count or reputation. Anyone that partakes in such behavior, including abuse of the reputation system will be dealt with accordingly. Please report any member that is in violation so that the staff can respond speedily.
Rule #8:Flaming and provocation.

  • We understand that members like to remind other members of the rules, especially when they are in violation. However, there is no need to be harsh or hold a public “lynching” when someone breaks a rule. Just remind them about the rules and leave it at that. If further action needs to be taken, use the “report” button.
  • Do not attack a member if you cannot accept his or her opinion. Simply turn away and move on. There is no need to retaliate.
  • Provocation is intolerable. Any post or thread that is provoking will be deleted and the member will be dealt with accordingly. Repeat offenders will be banned permanently. However, it is also your duty to not fall into provocation. If something is provoking, use the “report” button but do not retaliate.
  • Flaming, insulting or humiliating staff in any form will not be tolerated. Anyone that is in violation will be dealt with quickly and harshly.
Rule #9: All content must be work safe. No pornographic content allowed.

  • You agree to operate in a work-safe manner. This means that pornographic, violent, generally gross or sickening will not be tolerated in any shape or form (be it an image or link) anywhere on the forum and website.
  • We do not accept partial nudity either. Nipples, genitalia, private parts, whatever you call them, are not allowed. Suggestive material such as panty shots and thongs are fine as long as genitals are not revealed.
Rule #10: Prohibited content.
We do not allow any of the following content:

  • Bestiality. Whether you think it is appropriate or not, we do not allow it. Keep it to yourself, do not promote it and do not post it anywhere, including the gallery.
  • Pedophilia and lolita content. Keep your preferences to yourself. Do not post anything that promotes pedophilia or any content that exhibits underage children engaging in sexual acts or presented in an erotic fashion. We are not saying that you can not discuss “lolis” and how “cute” they are, but they must not be linked to in any sexual or erotic manner.
  • Guro, extreme bondage and BDSM. It is simply not allowed in any form. Please keep in mind that we do not allow extreme forms. However, we do not prohibit “normal” BDSM or bondage. Guro on the other hand will not be tolerated whatsoever.
  • Questionable practices or content. Any content that is generally frowned upon in society is not allowed. We do not allow any content that violates any United States law either.
Rule #11: Follow signature and avatar guidelines.

  • Signatures and avatars must be work safe. In other words, no extreme acts of violence or any pornographic content is allowed in avatars or signatures. As a general rule, any image that reveals a private part or genitalia (female nipples, penis, vagina, etc) is prohibited and therefore it is also prohibited in your avatar and signature.
  • You are allowed a maximum of 500x300 pixels of space for your graphic signature. You are allowed to have up to 3 smaller images that fulfill this space.
  • Stealing another member's signature or the alteration of another member's signature is strictly prohibited. If you see someone with your signature, please try to respectfully solve it with the person first. If the problem persists, contact a moderator or administrator.
  • Links or embedded links in images within your signature is forbidden. The only exception to this is linking to portfolio sites such as deviantart.
  • If you are a member that has been quoted in a signature and you do not wish to be quoted, respectfully approach the person that has quoted you in their signature and try to solve it with them first before contacting staff.
  • If you wish to put a banner to your club or long lyrics in your signature, put it in a spoiler!
Rule #12: Hotlinking images.

  • We do not prohibit hotlinking images but the administration strongly encourages members to host their own images on websites such as PhotoBucket, TinyPic, Firegoon or Minus. Not only is it good practice but it is unfair to hotlink images when you do not have the owner's permission. Hotlinking causes dual-traffic issues. It puts a strain on us and a strain on the owner of the image. Some websites also have anti-hotlinking protection where the hotlinked image is shown as blank or in some cases, a foul, disturbing or pornographic image. Do your part by hosting images on an image host so that these problems do not occur!
Rule #13: Bumping and necro-ing threads.

  • Bumping threads is absolutely acceptable if there is good reasoning behind it. If you wish to bump a topic that has not gotten many views or any replies after posting, or a thread that still has much potential, we will accept it. However, we do not tolerate necro-ing threads. What is necro-ing threads? It's when a member posts in a thread that ceased to be active or relevant to the forum a very long time ago. It's fine to post in threads that are a few months old as long as it has good reasoning but it should not become an active habit.
Rule #14: Use proper language.

  • All members are expected to post in English unless they are posting in a language club. You are also to use proper language on all parts of the forum and website. We don't mind seeing some mild cursing here and there across the forum but we will not accept frequent cursing across the forum. Please keep in mind that there are minors on this site and they too need to be respected and protected.
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