Anime Online FAQ

Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.

Social Groups

  1. All rules of conduct which apply to the forum also apply within user created social groups, there are no exceptions to the rules within a social group.
  2. User may not create mature content social groups. Since we are unable to restrict viewing of social group content there shall be no mature content social groups.
  3. Users may not create social groups that disrespect other members, or whose sole purpose is to disrespect a certain race, group, or religion. There shall be no hate or prejudice themed social groups at AO.
  4. If you break a rule within a social group expect to be reprimanded the same as if you broke it on the forums.
  5. No posting of any obscene 18+ content, via picture, link, or other means. Any social groups found to be participating in this sort of activity will be immediately deleted



Before uploading images to our gallery, please keep the following points in mind:
  • All images must contain an accurate description and keywords. No descriptions of just "Me". Instead use something to describe yourself in the image.
  • All rendering and wallpaper work must be done by yourself.
  • If an image or scan is from another site, give credit to that site.
  • Ripping will result in an infraction of 30 points. The infraction will expire after 7 days.
  • Ecchi and hentai images MUST be tagged as Mature Content when uploading.
  • Maximum image upload size is 3MB.
Special Deal for Community Members and Above
  • Your images are auto approved. Other members will need to await a Moderator to approve an image before it goes live.
  • You have unlimited uploads per day. If you are not yet a Community Member, then you are restricted to a max of 10 uploads per day.
  • You have access to the Wallpapers gallery.
Please keep in mind the quality of your images. No-one wants to see pixelated, unusable images. Upload quality, and in turn, other users will then follow suit. It's only with your co-operation that we can grow the gallery into a better place. Mods do reserve the right to remove any images that are of low quality, do not fit the overall culture of AO or are not tagged correctly.


RPG Lingo

OOC - Out Of Character
IC - In Character
BIC - Back In Character

RPG INFERNO: (Interactive Game)

In order to participate in the all cool RPG Inferno game, there are a few rules before you can participate. They are as simple as:
  1. You must be a Community Member.
  2. You must have made at least 1 quality post in the past 24 hours.
  • Posts to be at least 5 sentences long. For easier reading, keep posts to around 3 paragraphs.
  • Keep OOC comments to a maximum of 1 sentence per post if required.
  • Write in the 3rd person. Eg: "Cloud sat on the seat beside the lovely lady. As he drank his cocktail, he noticed a thing on the wall and realized it was his enemy's gun."
  • Keep posts suitable to those aged 13+. That is, PG 13 rating.
  • Use BIC, IC and OOC where necessary.
  • Only 1 RPG theme / setting at a time. This goes for a specific themed Final Fantasy, same D&D quest, same vampire story taking place in the same time and place, etc...

Reviews Section


The Reviews Section is a high quality area for members to read up on the latest Anime, Manga, Book and Game Reviews.

General Rules
  • Do not steal a review from another website! If you are found stealing then you may be banned up to 2 days. Excessive theft may have you banned permanently from Anime Reviews or from the main forums.
  • Do not write just about the story. It's your opinions that we are after.
  • Tell the reader why they should or shouldn't watch an anime etc. Only touch on the plot briefly and then go onto talking about sound, graphics, entertainment value, plot twist, ending and so on.
  • Do not ask questions in your comments. The Reviews Section is a critique, not a discussion forum.

When submitting a NEW Review:
  • Plan to write around 300 words or more.
  • Feel free to upload images for your review. If you don't, the staff will then upload complimenting images.
When commenting on an EXISTING Review:
  • Must contain at least 1 full sentence and YOUR OPINIONS. Anything less will result in your comment being deleted.
  • Rationalise your answers. If you think the plot is "cool", then explain why!
If you are unsure how to write a review, just checkout the existing reviews.

Anime Series Forum


The whole idea here is to bring you quality, meaningful and focused discussion.

The ANIME SERIES forum is for:
- opinion and discussion of anime in depth beyond the usual "this rocks".
- characterisation and analysis.

  • If you can post a minimum of 5 quality threads in the General Anime Forum and it gets some interest, then we will setup a new Anime Series sub-forum dedicated to that. Deal?
  1. In the Anime Series forum, the 1-month rule does not apply and threads are never considered dead.
  2. No vague chat. Give ALL posts and replies meaningful titles and content. If a title or content is vague and general like:

    - hi
    - wow
    - I agree. He is also one of my favourites.
    - I like him because he is cool.
    - this is great.

    then it will be deleted. Each post MUST raise at least 1 point or fact. For general chatting on Anime please use the General Anime Forum.

  3. Do not start a new topic in an existing thread. Create a new thread instead. Keep onto the topic of the thread you post in.

Blog Rules


To avoid drama and friction amongst members, the following rules are now in effect in the blog section. Failure to follow these rules will result in a complete lockdown of your blog or even suspension of your account.

  1. What is posted in the blog STAYS in the blog.
  2. No rude comments about anyone no matter how much you hate them. Keep the rudeness to yourself or post it in your Livejournal or Myspace so we don't have to see it.
  3. No sexual content in the blog. This also goes for links to hentai or ecchi images.

Staff Actions
  1. An smod or admin can lock your blog for inappropriateness.
  2. An admin can suspend your account breaking the rules of etiquette. Hence, your site privileges will be lost untill you can act mature enough to start being nice to people.
  3. Rude comments in a blog will be deleted without notice.



Welcome to the FleaMarket - a place where members can buy, sell and trade.

The FleaMarket is meant to be an enjoyable and useful experience, but with things that concern any kind of transaction, there are risks involved and we strongly advise you to understand the following.

Your Conduct

You are solely responsible for your actions in the FleaMarket. You must ensure that your participation in the buying, selling or trading of items does not violate any applicable laws or regulations. By this we mean that you must check that you are entitled to buy, sell or trade the relevant item and that you are not prohibited from doing so by any law or regulation.

You must not transmit through the FleaMarket any unlawful, harassing, libelous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable material. You must also not transmit any material that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable law or regulation.

General Terms

The FleaMarket acts as the window for sellers to conduct auctions and for bidders to bid on sellers' auctions. Anime Online (AO) is not involved in the actual transaction between buyers and sellers. As a result, AO has no control over the quality, safety or legality of the items listed, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of sellers to sell items or the ability of buyers to buy items. AO cannot and does not control whether or not sellers will complete the sale of items they offer or buyers will complete the purchases of items they have bid on. In addition, note that there are risks of dealing with foreign nationals, underage persons or people acting under false pretence.

AO shall not be responsible for any items traded, for any damage to items during transit or during the inspection period, nor for misrepresentations and/or breaches of contract by either buyer and/or seller. AO shall not be responsible for the cost of procurement of substitute goods or any losses resulting form any goods purchased or obtained.

AO assumes no liability for the content of the listings. However if you fall victim of a fraudulent transaction we will assist you as much as we can.

Listings - Bold and Italics

The following members may use bold and italics in their listings:
  • Staff Members
  • Clan Members

Special Subjects Sub-category

Special Subjects Sub-category:

This section of the forum is a seperate sub-category of the board listed under the Sensory Pleasures forum. it's purpose is to list different things that do not fit into TV or Anime areas. The 1-month post limitations do not apply to any forums placed under this category.

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