Due to ProBoards policies, have a new rule that is gonna have to be enforced with images moving forward. While we were lax with sexual images on the old forum so long as there was no outright nudity shown, we're gonna have to change that to keep things PG-13 here. Any images featuring characters exposing anything pushing close to outright nudity (like extremely revealing clothing), implications of graphic sexual activity and breast/ crotch fondling will be removed from posts.
Apologies for having to amend this rule for those who organized the Ecchi and Hentai clubs. But enforcing this rule beats this site being pulled for violating enforced rules from Proboards.
I should add this. Similar to the old site where you had 15 post limit and you can only post 5 posts a day which is a safeguard against spam bots.
We have a 10 post limit before you make your own thread for new users. You can post 10 comments in just one day. It's easy. Most new users won't notice this since it's easy to breeze by without you even noticing it.
Important Update For Those Who Are Joining the Site and Want to Comment in the Battle Section:
Added a new posting for Minimum Posting Requirements for new users to the rules list meant to curb some of the recent issues we've had with banned users creating multiple accounts to continue posting in here despite their bans. Realize this is somewhat of an inconvenience for new users who legitimately wish to come in here to debate. But we needed some way to circumvent banned users who keep popping up in here to continue stirring up trouble:
Minimum Posting Requirements For new users who just set up accounts for this site, this forum is set up as such where you will not be able to create threads or post anything in here until you make at least 15 posts from other forums on this site. This is meant to circumvent any troublemakers abusing multiple accounts to continue getting around any bans made on prior accounts they made on here for misbehavior, which was a past issue we have dealt with as things can often get chaotic in here. While the Battle Forum does get the most attention on this site, there's more to Anime Vice than just debating on anime/ manga character match-ups and you can think of this setup as an opportunity for you to scope out other parts of the site before you sink your teeth into debating in here. However, normal site rules do apply on all site forums, so do not think of spamming multiple posts as a means of "earning" your privilege to post in here as you will be disciplined by any of the site staff members if we find out that you are doing so.
Important update regarding the "Staff" Button when replying in forum threads: For those wondering or are new to the site, the reply system's "Staff" button tags all active staff members, including site owner Yusuke. In forum threads, that button is ONLY to be used in case of any serious events that went on (threads that were getting extremely heated, clearly violating the site rules above and/or getting seriously out of hand). The button is NOT to be abused, used for image requests (with the exception of opening posts for battle threads that were used from the mobile site) and/or asking for simple feedback on a topic. Those that do abuse the "Staff" button will be verbally noted only once and if said abuse continues, then warnings and disciplinary action WILL be given.
In the case that you want to ask the staff on how the site works (Example: Asking how to insert a picture, a video or spoiler tags to a post), you are fully encouraged to Private Message all the active staff members instead of using the "Staff" button.
Current Situation: Back on the beat at last as a merman! Work gave me trouble, but I'm still standing! My cooking skills on the other hand need legit work...
Added Sonata's proposal for those who have 50% or more on their warning level:
The Vice Community Service Program is for users who have a warning level over 50%. It is an option for the user in question, so it is up to them. If they want to join the program they will have to participate in other parts of the forum outside of the battle forums. So basically gen. Discussion, anime/manga, wikia page. Once the user agrees to it, and has shown compliance they can lose 5% of their warning daily till 50%. At that point they can lose up to 10% daily. However the user in question must participate everyday in the other threads. They cant just sign up and post one day and disappear. If they refuse then they can lose 5% a week till they get to 50% then lose 10% a week at that point.
Should you misbehave during this time, your privileges will be revoked. You have to wait much longer for your level to lower.
Was working on the spotlight. Had to save and re-edit to fill out anything we did. I was trying to recall any site rules we had discussed. We didn't make a new rule in July 2017 but we had discussions on the community service component.
Notes on the above post regarding community service - it's not in the works as we needed to revise it. There were some issues we had in regards to users who are in quarantine such as getting them to do it and also, us trying to monitor it especially in the Wikia.
For those who are in quarantine, you just have to talk to us. We will treat your case on a case by case basis based on your history in the community. Your warning levels should decrease slowly each month or so depending on your severity of your warnings.
Dream: Gotta love Japan and their hate for reverse importing. As a deterrent to Japanese buyers trying to import Maquia for a cheaper price (since buying anime in Japan's costly enough), DVD releases of the movie lack a Japanese audio choice and the Blu-Ray...
Sept 9, 2019 21:33:08 GMT
Dream: ...release has the Japanese and English versions of the film on separate video tracks with English subtitles hard-subbed onto the Japanese video track. Something to keep in mind when choosing what format of the movie you wish to buy.
Sept 9, 2019 21:35:08 GMT
Jgames: I mean is blu-ray or go home Unless its an old anime then it is not worth getting it in blu-ray most of the time, with there being some exception. Also that news is really old, but hey that movie deserve more love.
Sept 10, 2019 3:27:05 GMT
Dream: Well, it's one thing to acknowledge if the movie only had an English dub for the DVD release. But the case for the movie says it has Japanese audio with English subtitles as an option. Misprinting error at its finest.
Sept 10, 2019 3:57:37 GMT
Dream: And I actually wasn't aware of the reverse import measures put in place for Maquia until I seen I had no choice to get Japanese audio on my DVD for it and researched online to find out why I could only get English audio on it.
Sept 10, 2019 3:59:22 GMT
Jgames: Could have sworn you was the one who a while back talk about Maquia dvd situation. But looking back, I am pretty sure it was TAKA. Also again Blu-ray > DVD...usually, there always random error in formatting and other weird stuff.
Sept 10, 2019 4:51:49 GMT
Jgames: Also need to finish proof reading my review for Nezha, a chinese cgi animated movie that made over 600 million dollar in china which is impressive. Also its on MAL so I am counting it as an anime. Saw it on IMAX 3d, like the movie, but a waste of extra 6
Sept 10, 2019 4:55:13 GMT
Jgames: dollar for essentially 3d subtitled. Also there was way more people in the theater for that movie, mostly asian people, with me being the only non-asian person, but not the only non-chinese person as my friend was vietnamese.
Sept 10, 2019 4:56:38 GMT
Dream: Regardless, looks like DVD distribution's going more and more by the wayside. Not as many of Funi's recent releases are in Blu-Ray/ DVD combo sets and Sentai and Rightstuf appear to have completely phased out DVDs as a format choice for anime release.
Sept 10, 2019 14:56:46 GMT
Jgames: Well yeah, easier on them. I mean yes DVD being a cheaper is definitely a big benefit, but more and more anime are just not looking as good in the DVD compare to the Blu-Ray due to trying to change format and incompetence.
Sept 10, 2019 20:07:50 GMT
Mono: DVDS phase out VHS tapes much faster than BDS do to DVDS. It's too bad, BDs' cost doesn't go down? Not sure if that's the reason. Anime markets - you see a lot of DVDS still especially at cons.
Sept 13, 2019 6:11:41 GMT
Dream: Well that's true. By 2000, DVDs sold enough to surpass VHS in sales and the format was eventually phased out all together by 2005. In comparison though, physical media formats seem to be stalling in sales since more people are getting their content online.
Sept 13, 2019 13:53:03 GMT
Dream: Granted in regards of anime, some distributors like Sentai and Rightstuf have totally phased out DVDs. But some like Funimation and Viz Media are still selling a number of their titles in DVD format via combo sets. But more people seem to like buying...
Sept 13, 2019 13:56:07 GMT
Dream: ...anime in a digital format via streaming services or owning the content to play at their leisure considering anime's more costly to buy physically than many mainstream movies and TV shows, especially from high-end distributors like Aniplex.
Sept 13, 2019 13:57:42 GMT
Dream: Well one interview's a bust. Turned down for one of the four jobs I recently interviewed for.
Sept 13, 2019 17:18:20 GMT
Mono: Oh I see. Though digital only content has its limits. I heard for some digital purchases, you don't own it realistically. For video games media, the digital item itself can expire. You cannot reinstall it should you delete it.
Sept 14, 2019 2:11:33 GMT
Dream: Gonna surmise as a piracy countermeasure, which doesn't surprise me.
Sept 14, 2019 17:31:57 GMT
Mono: Damn it, first Vinland Saga and now Blade of the Immortal. Bit of a coincidence with Amazon grabbing the mature historical fictional titles.
Sept 15, 2019 3:00:23 GMT
Jgames: Speaking of digital, I remember I used to be able to download video of any movie or tv show I purchased from Amazon, but then they took that service out which sucks imo. I mean there offline view, but I cannot technically own it now even though I bought it
Sept 15, 2019 6:22:35 GMT