Forum Rules

This is a list of all Otaku Talk forum rules that you must accept.

Respect All Members, Mods & Admins

We expect all of our members to treat one another with the utmost respect. If at any point you feel another member is being abusive toward you please do not pander to them, instead report it to a staff member and we will assist you.

No Illegal Activities Allowed

No user within this community is allowed to engage in any sort of criminal activity. Any member found to be participating in any illegal activities will be permanently banned from this community and their account promptly deleted. Some examples of illegal activity would be considered:

  • Linking or posting copyrighted material for others to view or download.
  • Selling items that you do not personally own or have the right to sell.
  • Claiming someone else's work as your own.

Do Not Share Personal Information

Otaku Talk will never ask you for your personal information. It is highly recommended that you do not share this information with other members of this forum and do not give out the personal information of other members. We take the privacy of our members very seriously. For more information please visit our Privacy Policy page. Examples of personal information would be:

  • Your Address
  • Your Telephone Numbers
  • Your Social Security Number

Multiple Accounts Restricted

Otaku Talk has a very strict policy against users who create multiple accounts. If for any reason you are having trouble logging into your account or have forgotten your password, you should request a new password. If you do not receive the new password after placing a request, please contact us.

*Note: We do not allow our members to change their username. If you want to have a new username you must have your old account deleted and create a new account. Do not create a new account until you have contacted us to delete your old one first. All posts, stats, awards and other items associated with your account are non-transferable.

No Vulgar Language

We would like this forum to be a safe haven for younger children as well as adults. Therefore we ask that all members refrain from cursing excessively. Using excessive vulgar language is a quick way to have your account suspended. Trying to bypass any filters currently in place or making altercations to various known words will be considered breaking this rule.

No Extreme Violence or Threats

Posting an excessive description of violent material will not be allowed. If a mod asks you to stop immediately we expect you to do so. We also do not allow users to verbally threaten anyone on this forum. This action will result in a suspension of your account and depending on the severity, a permanent ban.

Keep Posts On-Topic

We realize how easy it is to get off the tracks sometimes with long threads, but we ask you to please make sure that threads stay on-topic. If you have a unrelated topic to discuss that was born from a different thread then please start a new thread.

Do Not Advertise and/or Spam

Please do not link to or spam any other web site on Otaku Talk. If someone is requesting a link to a site or a recommendation it must be sent to them privately via a "Personal Conversation" or other third-party methods outside of Otaku Talk.

Do Not Bump Your Threads

We do not allow users to bump their threads. This will be considered a form of spam and your posts will be deleted.

No Prejudice Allowed

All members are expected to act maturely and we will not accept racist or sexist comments of any kind. Keep all negative thoughts to yourself, they are not welcome here. If anyone is attacking you with prejudice comments please ignore them and report them to our staff.

Use the Spoiler Tags

If you're discussing anime releases then you must use the spoiler tags to mention anything that is not general knowledge to the non-manga readers. If you are simply making an educated guess as to how things may play out that is fine, but if you fear you may be accurate based on things you know from the manga then a spoiler tag is required.

No Sexual Content

You are not allowed to post or discuss sexually explicit material on this site at all. We do not support any "Adult Only" forums on this site and will immediately delete all items posted on this subject. Repeat offenders will be permanently banned.

*Note: Posting characters in sensual positions without any depiction of nudity is allowed. However, please do not post this in excess all over the forum.

Avoid Excessive Caps & Colors

If you're trying to get an important point across please do not resort to posting it in all CAPS or using very bright, hard-to-read colors. We will edit your post or delete it if need be.

Do Not Impersonate Staff Members

Leave all forum policing to official Otaku Talk staff. We appreciate all of our members who care about the community enough to inform others what they're doing is wrong or break a rule, however we need our members to use the report functionality for an actual staff member can handle any issues.

Signature Rules & Regulations

All members are allowed to have a signature on their account. However your signature must meet the following rules. Failure to comply with the below regulations will result in your signature capabilities being removed.

  • You are allowed only one (1) image in your signature and it must be a safe image.
  • Your signature must not depict excessive violence, prejudice, controversial and/or sexual subject matter.
  • Your image must be static and should not be animated at all.
  • Your image should be no bigger than 600x200 pixels.
  • You are not allowed to have any links in your signature at all.

If you are unsure about your signature at all then you should send it to a staff member and we will be able to confirm if it is okay to use. Thank you!