we admins and mods get some complaints about not being strict enough in enforcing the rules. so with this new forum, we will fix that. you better read and obey this or you won't be around for long.
no, seriously. we've got EGX on our side, so you better not mess with us. like the old saying goes: HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE EGX PISSED.
**0. THOU SHALT NOT DISCUSS STUFF OTHER THAN ONE PIECE MANGA.
that's right. anime has its own section, and non-one piece stuff also has its own section. this section is strictly for MANGA discussion. if you want to talk about that nudity scene in movie 2, go to the anime section. if you want to talk about the akuma no mi that don't show up in the manga, go to the anime section. if you want to talk about naruto, try the misc. section.
1. WHOEVER FOUND A NEW CHAPTER WITH WORKING LINK, PLEASE POST NEW TOPIC. FORMAT: Ch.### - "<title>" discussion.<br />where you write the title in quotation marks, and the ### is the chapter number. if you don't know the title just yet, put <unknown> with the <>. we'll change it after we get translation<br />so for example: <br />Ch.356 - "<unknown>" discussion<br />Ch.355 - "SPANDAM" discussion<br />Ch.354 - "The Legendary Shipwright" Discussion<br />etc. <br />things will look so much nicer if the titles have the same format. also saves less trouble for me and other mods in editing titles.<br /><br /><strong>2. DO NOT CREATE NEW TOPICS FOR FAKE CHAPTERS.<br />while some people find this funny, it can be bring disappointment to many more, so let's try to keep things pleasant here. if the fake chapter is YOUR OWN CREATION, that will go in the fanart thread. anything that is not authored by oda does not deserve its own thread.<br /><br /><strong>3. NO CHARACTER BASHING<br />it doesn't matter how dull or how badly drawn or how boring or how much you get irritated by the character. no character deserves to be bashed. start your own FORUM if you have so much negative energy to radiate; here, such is not allowed. you can CRITICIZE in a constructive way, but anything along the lines of "OMG SO AND SO SUXA$!!!!111!!" will be considered bashing, and action will be taken.<br /><br /><strong>4. THINK BEFORE YOU POST<br />you members aren't brainless idiots, so use your brains. ask yourself questions like "will anyone get offended if i say this?" "will i piss off the admins and mods if i say this?" "DOES ANY OF MY SENTENCE VIOLATE THE RULES?" "HAVE THIS BEEN DISCUSSED BEFORE?" keep those and some more in mind, and i assure you you won't come out looking like an idiot.<br /><br /><strong>5. USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION<br />if you feel the need to discuss something, SEARCH FIRST TO SEE IF THERE'S ALREADY A THREAD ON IT. the search function is there not for you to stare, but to use. so USE it. mods and admins have been pretty lenient regarding these in the first forum, but if any of us sees more than one "favorite character" poll… you wouldn't even know what hits you. <br /><br /><strong>6. NO POLLS IN THIS SECTION<br />a poll on who's gonna be the next crewmember is pointless. this is for manga DISCUSSION. if you feel the need to discuss who the newext crewmember is going to be, CREATE A NEW TOPIC, not a poll. basically anything you have in mind that will promote discussion CAN QUALIFY AS A NEW TOPIC, but polls, no. no polls ever promote much discussion, so those can go to the GENERAL ONE PIECE SECTION.<br /><br /><strong>7. NO WHINING ABOUT NEW CHAPTER<br />that's pretty self-explanatory. new topics with title "omg i cant wait for next chapter!!!!!111" will not be tolerated. if you can't wait, that's too bad for you. if you feel the need to express the fact that you can't wait, you have your pets or parents or even neighbors for that, but not here. if you feel the need to discuss something, USE THE NEWEST CHAPTER THREAD.<br /><br /><strong>8. NO BASHING OTHER MEMBERS<br />even in other languages. anyone who gets bashed on PMs can report such a thing to any admins or mods, and we'll make sure the basher gets sent to hell. and yes, that also means no creating new topics to bash members.<br /><br /><strong>9. NO MINDLESS RAMBLING<br />in any language. even morse codes or sign language. no, not even indonesian.<br /><br /><strong>10. KNOW WHEN THE CHAPTER COMES OUT<br />1. Spoiler comes out around Tue~Fri.<br />2. Chapter comes out around Wed~Sat.<br />3. Those raws come out BEFORE it's officially released in Japan.</strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></strong></title>**