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These are the general guidelines for the entire site.
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=General Guidelines=
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These guidelines apply for the entire site (tracker, forums, blog and wiki).
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* NO advertising allowed without the permission of Box or staff members.
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* NO pornography-related material allowed (including signatures and avatars).
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** Relevant hentai graphics are allowed in torrent descriptions of hentai material
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** Hentai discussions are allowed only within the hentai section of the forums
  
===Tracker Guidelines===
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[[Account Restrictions|Warnings, suspensions and/or bans]] may be dealt for flouting the above rules.
  
These guidelines exist to protect fair users and to keep BoxTorrents a happy community.
 
<ol style="list-style-type: square">
 
  
    <li>Do not go against the moderator's wishes.</li>
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When addressing staff:
    <li>Do not upload your private torrent files (.torrent files that you downloaded when logged in) to other trackers.</li>
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* Please under no circumstance disrespect the mods. They patrol Boxtorrents for the community, volunteering their time helping out.
    <li>[[FAQ#Can I upload your torrents to other trackers?|Do not hotlink to our torrent files]] from other sites, link to the description page instead.</li>
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* We will NOT tolerate any abuse towards any members of the staff (doing so may result in a possible ban).
    <li>'''[[Account Restrictions#Warnings|If your overall ratio is too low, your account will be warned]].'''</li>
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* If you feel you have been mistreated by a staff member, ''do not insult or bitch at them''. Contact one of the administrators so we can resolve this in a civil manner.
    <li>Stat-hacking/cheating in any form may result in [[Account Restrictions#Bans|bans]] with or without warning.</li>
 
    <li>No posting of "please seed", "please approve this", "when will this be approved" and other similarly useless comments in the torrent comments page. [[Account Restrictions#Why was I warned?|Users who post such comments will have their accounts warned]].</li>
 
    <li>Multi-accounting is not allowed. [[Account Restrictions#Why was my account disabled?|Users suspected of multi-accounting will be suspended]].</li>
 
    <li>No use of offensive language (rape, fuck, cum etc) in user nicknames. [[Account Restrictions#Why was I warned?|Users with such nicknames will have their accounts suspended]].</li>
 
</ol>
 
  
===Forum Guidelines===
 
  
We try to keep BoxTorrents a place where anime fans can meet and discuss anime in a broad sense. To make sure BoxTorrents stays a happy community we need your assistance, please follow the rules stated below:
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Situations not covered by the rules will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. If you see any infringement of rules and it doesn't look like any action has been taken, [[FAQ#What is a report and how do I submit one?|report it through the appropriate channels]]. If you have any questions you can find us at [[IRC|#box-support on irc.deltaanime.net]] or leave us a PM.
  
<b>When posting on the forums the following rules apply:</b>
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=Tracker Guidelines=
<ol style="list-style-type: square">
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These guidelines exist to protect fair users and to keep BoxTorrents a happy community.
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* Do not go against the moderator's wishes.
 +
* Do not upload your private torrent files (.torrent files that you downloaded when logged in) to other trackers.
 +
* [[FAQ#Can I upload your torrents to other trackers?|Do not hotlink to our torrent files]] from other sites, link to the description page instead.
 +
* '''[[Account Restrictions#Warnings|If your overall ratio is too low, your account will be warned]].'''
 +
* Stat-hacking/cheating in any form may result in [[Account Restrictions#Bans|bans]] with or without warning.
 +
* No posting of "please seed", "please approve this", "when will this be approved" and other similarly useless comments in the torrent comments page. [[Account Restrictions#Why was I warned?|Users who post such comments will have their accounts warned]].
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* Multi-accounting is not allowed. [[Account Restrictions#Why was my account disabled?|Users suspected of multi-accounting will be suspended]].
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* No use of offensive language (rape, fuck, cum etc) in user nicknames. [[Account Restrictions#Why was I warned?|Users with such nicknames will have their accounts suspended]].
  
    <li> NO spam, one-word posts or double-posts (posting twice in a row).</li>
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===Tracker Avatar Guidelines===
    <li>Topics must REMAIN ON TOPIC (if it strays off topic, staff will warn, if it continues staff will lock the thread).</li>
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Avatar image size limit:
    <li>NO "Should <member> be unbanned/banned/demodded/remodded" or similar polls/threads
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Keep in mind that avatars will be resized to 100px by 100px regardless of their original aspect ratio.
      This will be locked immediately following a possible temporary/permanent ban.</li>
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     * maximum height : none
    <li>NO questioning admin decisions regarding site changes or actions. It happens for a reason. Reasons may or may not be given, don't keep pressing for them if they are not.</li>
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     * maximum width : none
    <li>NO advertising</li>
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     * maximum file size : 100kb
    <li>NO pornography related threads (hentai should remain in the hentai section), or advertising porno sites ANYWHERE (including signatures and avatars).</li>
 
    <li>NO making threads about locked threads.</li>
 
    <li>NO linking to trackers containing [[Blacklist|blacklisted]] material.</li>
 
     <li>NO flaming or making sexist/racist/religious/discriminatory comments allowed (bans will follow initial warnings).</li>
 
     <li>RESPECT other members. if you yourself do not like being mistreated or disrespected don't go doing it to others.</li>
 
     <li>When asking for help or support, be sure to give AS MUCH INFORMATION AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN. Simply posting saying 'Hi, I have a problem. Help' is both time-wasting and irritating. Give as much relevant information as you can (such as computer hardware stats,, your OS, your torrent client, your internet connection stats, and the torrent in question).</li>
 
</ol>
 
  
<b>When addressing staff, remember the following:</b>
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Avatar/Signature content:
<ol style="list-style-type: square">
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See: [[Rules#Forum Ava/Sig Guidelines|Forum Ava/Sig Guidelines]]
  
    <li>Please under no circumstance disrespect the mods. They patrol Boxtorrents for the community, volunteering their time helping out.</li>
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===User Classes===
    <li>We will NOT tolerate any abuse towards any members of the staff (doing so may result in a possible ban).</li>
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See FAQ: [[FAQ#What are the different user classes?|What are the different user classes?]]
    <li>If you feel you have been mistreated by a staff member  do NOT insult or bitch at them. Contact one of the administrators so we can resolve this in a civil manner.</li>
 
</ol>
 
  
A situation not covered in this concise set of rules will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Results may vary. If you see anyone breaking rules and it doesn't look like any action has been taken by a mod, PM a mod in case we missed it. If you have any questions you can find us at #box-support on irc.deltaanime.net or leave us a PM.
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=Forum Guidelines=
 +
We try to keep BoxTorrents a place where anime fans can meet and discuss anime in a broad sense. To make sure BoxTorrents stays a happy community we need your assistance, please follow the rules stated below:
  
These are the general guidelines for the entire site.
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<b>When posting on the forums the following rules apply:</b>
 +
* NO spam, one-word posts or double-posts (posting twice in a row).
 +
* Topics must stay <u>on topic</u>. Discussion threads that stray off-topic will be locked if warnings are not heeded.
 +
* NO "Should <member> be unbanned/banned/demodded/remodded" or similar polls/threads. These will be locked immediately, and possibly followed by restriction of forum privileges.
 +
* NO questioning admin decisions regarding site changes or actions. It happens for a reason. These reasons may or may not be given, do not keep pressing for them if they are not.
 +
* NO making threads about locked threads.
 +
* NO linking to trackers containing [[Blacklist|blacklisted]] material.
 +
* NO flaming or making sexist/racist/religious/discriminatory comments allowed (bans will follow initial warnings).
 +
* RESPECT other members. if you yourself do not like being mistreated or disrespected don't go doing it to others.
 +
* When asking for help or support in the support forums, give as much detailed information as you can.
 +
** If you're having issues with your torrent client, tell us which client you are using, which torrents you are having problems with, and give us some information about your connection settings, as well as ISP. More information is always welcome.
 +
** if you're having issues with playback, tell us what '''operating system''' you are using, which '''video player''' you are using, what your '''hardware specifications''' (CPU, chipset, GPU) are, which '''video file''' you are having problems with, and what the '''problem''' is (stuttering video? audio/video desync? subtitles not displaying), in detail.
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** Note that we are not a support forum for generic software/hardware issues (there are better places for that). You may ask about problems you have with other trackers or files you downloaded from elsewhere, but do not be surprised or angry to find that you do not get a reply, or that the thread is locked.
  
 
===Forum Ava/Sig Guidelines===
 
===Forum Ava/Sig Guidelines===
 
 
Signature image size limit:
 
Signature image size limit:
<ol style="list-style-type: square">
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     * maximum height : 150px
     <li>maximum height : 150px</li>
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     * maximum width : 500px
     <li>maximum width : 500px</li>
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     * maximum file size : 100kb
     <li>maximum file size : 100kb</li>
 
</ol>
 
  
 
Avatar image size limit:
 
Avatar image size limit:
<ol style="list-style-type: square">
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     * maximum height : 200px
     <li>maximum height : 200px</li>
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     * maximum width : 150px
     <li>maximum width : 150px</li>
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     * maximum file size : 100kb
     <li>maximum file size : 100kb</li>
 
</ol>
 
  
 
Avatar/Signature content:
 
Avatar/Signature content:
<ol style="list-style-type: square">
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     * Only one image allowed
     <li>Only one image allowed</li>
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     * NO nudity, pornography or linking to pornography (including hentai)
     <li>NO nudity (including hentai)</li>
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     * no advertising of other trackers (especially trackers containing[[Blacklist|blacklisted]] material)
     <li>no advertising of other trackers (those trackers you advertise may contain adv licensed material)</li>
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     * no advertising or scamming in any form
     <li>no ipod advertising</li>
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     * only two lines of text allowed
    <li>no linking to pornographic sites</li>
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    ** current limit is 255 characters
    <li>no linking to money scams</li>
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     * No bashing/hate/racism/etc. in the signatures either
     <li>only two lines of text allowed</li>
 
</ol>
 
<ol style="list-style-type: square">
 
<li>its current limit is 255 characters (letters allowed to be typed. I'm considering changing the limit so you can add a bit more)</li>
 
     <li>No bashing/hate/racism/etc. in the signatures either</li>
 
</ol>
 
  
===IRC Guidelines===
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=IRC Guidelines=
 
These guidelines exist to protect the sanity and happiness of IRC users.
 
These guidelines exist to protect the sanity and happiness of IRC users.
*No flaming. No spamming. No unsolicited advertising of site/services.
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* No flaming. No spamming. No unsolicited advertising of site/services.
 
* No excessive use of colours. ''Some'' colour formatting in IRC scripts is allowed.
 
* No excessive use of colours. ''Some'' colour formatting in IRC scripts is allowed.
 
** Exception: the word "<span style="color: magenta;">fabulous</span>" may be highlighted ''only in magenta''.
 
** Exception: the word "<span style="color: magenta;">fabulous</span>" may be highlighted ''only in magenta''.
 
* No using capslock as typing cruise control. In other words, no excessive use of capital letters, or other forms of abuse of abuse of capital letters (such as random capitalisation).
 
* No using capslock as typing cruise control. In other words, no excessive use of capital letters, or other forms of abuse of abuse of capital letters (such as random capitalisation).
* No discussion of religion/drugs and other disapproved topics. We try to stay liberal, but also have to consider the overall situation when it comes to these topics. A torrent community is not the place for serious discussion of these topics. In other words, if you want a serious discussion, find a more appropriate IRC channel.
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* No discussion of religion/drugs and other disapproved topics. We try to stay liberal, but also have to consider the overall situation when it comes to these topics. A torrent community is not the place for serious discussion of these topics. If you want a serious discussion, find a more appropriate channel.
 
* No use of offensive language (rape, fuck, cum etc) in user nicknames.
 
* No use of offensive language (rape, fuck, cum etc) in user nicknames.
</ol>
 
  
===Torrent Content Upload Guidelines===
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=Torrent Content Upload Guidelines=
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You are only allowed to upload '''(completed)''' and Anime/manga-related Series/Movies/OVAs/printed materials. We also allow Live Action adaptations of anime/manga and their related games/eroge/visual novels.
  
You are only allowed to upload (completed) anime and manga or related material: Series, OST, Movie, OVA, Manga, Hentai, Official Artbook. We also allow Live Action adaptations of anime/manga and OSTs from anime/manga related Games or Live Action shows. We typically only allow one version of a show but we also allow an additional dual audio (DVD) version and an HD version (720p and up).
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'''Not allowed'''
 
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* Loli/shota material* (that means no linking to it either! Warnings and/or bans may be given for breaking this rule)
Not allowed
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* Anything on the [[DO NOT UPLOAD]] list.
<ol style="list-style-type: square">
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** Titles licensed by ADV, Central Park Media and Funimation.
    <li>Loli/shota material* (that means no linking to it either!)</li>
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** Any releases from Dattebayo.
    <li>Anything on the [[DO NOT UPLOAD]] list.</li>
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** Releases from Anime-4ever, Anime-HQ and Anime-Supreme may only be uploaded by their appointed distro members.
    <li>Titles licensed by ADV, Central Park Media and Funimation.</li>
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* Incomplete series
    <li>Incomplete series (we do allow seasons or arcs if the show/manga in question is very long).</li>
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** Complete seasons/story arcs may be allowed if the show/manga in question is very long (clarify in the [http://forums.boxtorrents.com/index.php?board=4.0 Uploaders' Forum] first)
    <li>We do not permit non-Japanese dubs of a show unless:</li>
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* We do not permit non-Japanese audio versions of a show unless:
</ol>
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** It is the original language (such as Afro Samurai)
<ol style="list-style-type: square; padding-left:15px;">
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** There is no other version available (i.e., the show is very rare)
    <li>It is the original language (such as Afro Samurai)</li>
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** It is accompanied by the original dub (dual audio)
    <li>There is no other version available (i.e., the show is very rare)</li>
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* Fan-made material '''including doujinshi''' (artbooks and manga MUST be official).
    <li>It is accompanied by the original dub (dual audio)</li>
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* Games (including anime-related or anime-styled).
</ol>
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* ISOs (including DVD-rips of anime).
<ol style="list-style-type: square">
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* Videos not packaged in .mkv, .avi, .ogm, .mp4
    <li>Fan made material including doujinshi (artbooks and manga MUST be official).</li>
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** exceptions may be granted if no other version is available (clarify in the [http://forums.boxtorrents.com/index.php?board=4.0 Uploaders' Forum] first)
    <li>Games (including anime-related or anime-styled).</li>
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* OST offers not encoded in .mp3 or a lossless codec.
    <li>ISOs (including DVD-rips of anime).</li>
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** Lossy-to-lossless (e.g. MP3-to-FLAC) offers will be rejected without question.
    <li>Videos not packaged in .mkv, .avi, .ogm, .mp4 (exceptions will only be granted if no other version is available)</li>
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* Upscaled releases are strongly discouraged, unless it is the best version available.
    <li>Audio not encoded in .mp3 or a lossless codec for music.</li>
 
    <li>Upscaled video, or lossy-to-lossless converted audio</li>
 
    <li>Any releases from Dattebayo.</li>
 
    <li>Anything released by Anime-4ever, Anime-HQ and Anime-Supreme may only be uploaded by the appropriate group's appointed distro members.</li>
 
    <li>When making a description, do not hotlink images without permission.  You may hotlink images from sites that expressly allow hotlinking.</li>
 
</ol>
 
If we see someone uploading a loli/shota torrent (will be judged by forum users and moderators) the torrent will be removed and the user will be sent a warning. A ban may be incurred if uploading is found to be deliberate or if the user has had at least 2 warnings before.
 
  
 
===Format Preferences===
 
===Format Preferences===
In general we prefer:
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In general, we prefer:
<ol style="list-style-type: square">
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* '''Xvid''', '''DivX''' or '''h264''' encodes, other codecs are not widely supported and accepted (this includes but is not limited to MPEG, WMV, RM, QT and Indeo).
    <li>h264 encodes over XviD encodes because h264 is more space efficient.</li>
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* (styled) softsubs over hardsubs.
    <li>XviD, DivX or h264 encodes, other codecs are not widely supported and accepted (this includes but is not limited to MPEG, WMV, RM, QT and Indeo).</li>
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* '''FLAC''' as a lossless format for soundtracks (OSTs) because FLAC has wide support and is not proprietary.
    <li>(styled) softsubs over hardsubs.</li>
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* Material ''not archived'' in zip/rar files (exceptions are made for manga). Refer to the [[How to make an offer#What should I put in my torrents|offer-making walkthrough]] for more information.
    <li>FLAC as a lossless format for soundtracks (OSTs) because FLAC has wide support and is not proprietary.</li>
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* releases from quality-subbing groups
    <li>that you do not add archives to your torrent unless uploading manga. Refer to the FAQ for more information.</li>
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** Speedsubs may be accepted if nothing better is available in the near future (clarify in the [http://forums.boxtorrents.com/index.php?board=4.0 Uploaders' Forum] first)
    <li>that you do not offer files released by speed fansubbers or otherwise inferior quality releases when high quality will be available in the near future.</li>
 
</ol>
 
Offers may be rejected if they do not match our preferences.
 
  
Also, torrent files need to be flagged as private before being offered. Any torrent that is not flagged private will be immediately rejected.
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We generally allow the following versions of the same show to co-exist:
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* 1 Xvid release ''(for lower-spec machines, hardware players and DVD-burning)''
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* 1 SD release ''(typically h264 DVD rips)''
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** TV/HDTV rips will be allowed to co-exist with DVD rips if they have something to offer (e.g. fansub translations vs. DVD r1/modified-R1 subtitles)
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* 1 HD-720p release ''(for machines that can't handle 1080p)''
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** HDTV rips are temporarily allowed if complete Bluray rips are more than a month away
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* 1 HD-1080p release
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* Torrent 'foodchain' (also note exceptions stated above):
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** Bluray rips will replace HDTV fansub rips
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** DVD rips will replace TV/HDTV fansub rips
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** Dual-audio will replace single-audio
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*** Exceptions made if the single-audio version is of subjectively higher quality (translation and video-wise) than the dual-audio version
  
With regards to your torrent description, please refer to our FAQ for guidelines.
 
As with forum regulations, no advertising will be permitted in torrent descriptions. If any is found or reported, the uploader will be warned for a minimum of 4 weeks. Repeat offenses will result in a ban.
 
  
===Tracker Avatar Guidelines===
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If in doubt, remember our mantra: '''Quality over quantity'''
  
Avatar image size limit:
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Offers may be rejected if they do not match our preferences.
Keep in mind that avatars will be resized to 100px by 100px regardless of their original aspect ratio.
 
<ol style="list-style-type: square">
 
    <li>maximum height : none</li>
 
    <li>maximum width : none</li>
 
    <li>maximum file size : 100kb</li>
 
</ol>
 
  
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Do read the [[How to make an offer|walkthrough to making a torrent offer]] if it is your first time making one.
  
Avatar/Signature content:
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=Wiki Guidelines=
 
 
See: [[Rules#Forum Ava/Sig Guidelines|Forum Ava/Sig Guidelines]]
 
 
 
===User Classes===
 
See FAQ: [[FAQ#What are the different user classes?|What are the different user classes?]]
 
 
 
===Wiki Guidelines===
 
 
The wiki is for informative purposes only. Anyone found abusing it in any shape or form will be banned from the site.
 
The wiki is for informative purposes only. Anyone found abusing it in any shape or form will be banned from the site.

Revision as of 11:11, 21 April 2009

Site Rules and Regulations
A must read

General Guidelines

These guidelines apply for the entire site (tracker, forums, blog and wiki).

  • NO advertising allowed without the permission of Box or staff members.
  • NO pornography-related material allowed (including signatures and avatars).
    • Relevant hentai graphics are allowed in torrent descriptions of hentai material
    • Hentai discussions are allowed only within the hentai section of the forums

Warnings, suspensions and/or bans may be dealt for flouting the above rules.


When addressing staff:

  • Please under no circumstance disrespect the mods. They patrol Boxtorrents for the community, volunteering their time helping out.
  • We will NOT tolerate any abuse towards any members of the staff (doing so may result in a possible ban).
  • If you feel you have been mistreated by a staff member, do not insult or bitch at them. Contact one of the administrators so we can resolve this in a civil manner.


Situations not covered by the rules will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. If you see any infringement of rules and it doesn't look like any action has been taken, report it through the appropriate channels. If you have any questions you can find us at #box-support on irc.deltaanime.net or leave us a PM.

Tracker Guidelines

These guidelines exist to protect fair users and to keep BoxTorrents a happy community.

Tracker Avatar Guidelines

Avatar image size limit: Keep in mind that avatars will be resized to 100px by 100px regardless of their original aspect ratio.

   * maximum height : none
   * maximum width : none
   * maximum file size : 100kb

Avatar/Signature content: See: Forum Ava/Sig Guidelines

User Classes

See FAQ: What are the different user classes?

Forum Guidelines

We try to keep BoxTorrents a place where anime fans can meet and discuss anime in a broad sense. To make sure BoxTorrents stays a happy community we need your assistance, please follow the rules stated below:

When posting on the forums the following rules apply:

  • NO spam, one-word posts or double-posts (posting twice in a row).
  • Topics must stay on topic. Discussion threads that stray off-topic will be locked if warnings are not heeded.
  • NO "Should <member> be unbanned/banned/demodded/remodded" or similar polls/threads. These will be locked immediately, and possibly followed by restriction of forum privileges.
  • NO questioning admin decisions regarding site changes or actions. It happens for a reason. These reasons may or may not be given, do not keep pressing for them if they are not.
  • NO making threads about locked threads.
  • NO linking to trackers containing blacklisted material.
  • NO flaming or making sexist/racist/religious/discriminatory comments allowed (bans will follow initial warnings).
  • RESPECT other members. if you yourself do not like being mistreated or disrespected don't go doing it to others.
  • When asking for help or support in the support forums, give as much detailed information as you can.
    • If you're having issues with your torrent client, tell us which client you are using, which torrents you are having problems with, and give us some information about your connection settings, as well as ISP. More information is always welcome.
    • if you're having issues with playback, tell us what operating system you are using, which video player you are using, what your hardware specifications (CPU, chipset, GPU) are, which video file you are having problems with, and what the problem is (stuttering video? audio/video desync? subtitles not displaying), in detail.
    • Note that we are not a support forum for generic software/hardware issues (there are better places for that). You may ask about problems you have with other trackers or files you downloaded from elsewhere, but do not be surprised or angry to find that you do not get a reply, or that the thread is locked.

Forum Ava/Sig Guidelines

Signature image size limit:

   * maximum height : 150px
   * maximum width : 500px
   * maximum file size : 100kb

Avatar image size limit:

   * maximum height : 200px
   * maximum width : 150px
   * maximum file size : 100kb

Avatar/Signature content:

   * Only one image allowed
   * NO nudity, pornography or linking to pornography (including hentai)
   * no advertising of other trackers (especially trackers containingblacklisted material)
   * no advertising or scamming in any form
   * only two lines of text allowed
   ** current limit is 255 characters
   * No bashing/hate/racism/etc. in the signatures either

IRC Guidelines

These guidelines exist to protect the sanity and happiness of IRC users.

  • No flaming. No spamming. No unsolicited advertising of site/services.
  • No excessive use of colours. Some colour formatting in IRC scripts is allowed.
    • Exception: the word "fabulous" may be highlighted only in magenta.
  • No using capslock as typing cruise control. In other words, no excessive use of capital letters, or other forms of abuse of abuse of capital letters (such as random capitalisation).
  • No discussion of religion/drugs and other disapproved topics. We try to stay liberal, but also have to consider the overall situation when it comes to these topics. A torrent community is not the place for serious discussion of these topics. If you want a serious discussion, find a more appropriate channel.
  • No use of offensive language (rape, fuck, cum etc) in user nicknames.

Torrent Content Upload Guidelines

You are only allowed to upload (completed) and Anime/manga-related Series/Movies/OVAs/printed materials. We also allow Live Action adaptations of anime/manga and their related games/eroge/visual novels.

Not allowed

  • Loli/shota material* (that means no linking to it either! Warnings and/or bans may be given for breaking this rule)
  • Anything on the DO NOT UPLOAD list.
    • Titles licensed by ADV, Central Park Media and Funimation.
    • Any releases from Dattebayo.
    • Releases from Anime-4ever, Anime-HQ and Anime-Supreme may only be uploaded by their appointed distro members.
  • Incomplete series
    • Complete seasons/story arcs may be allowed if the show/manga in question is very long (clarify in the Uploaders' Forum first)
  • We do not permit non-Japanese audio versions of a show unless:
    • It is the original language (such as Afro Samurai)
    • There is no other version available (i.e., the show is very rare)
    • It is accompanied by the original dub (dual audio)
  • Fan-made material including doujinshi (artbooks and manga MUST be official).
  • Games (including anime-related or anime-styled).
  • ISOs (including DVD-rips of anime).
  • Videos not packaged in .mkv, .avi, .ogm, .mp4
    • exceptions may be granted if no other version is available (clarify in the Uploaders' Forum first)
  • OST offers not encoded in .mp3 or a lossless codec.
    • Lossy-to-lossless (e.g. MP3-to-FLAC) offers will be rejected without question.
  • Upscaled releases are strongly discouraged, unless it is the best version available.

Format Preferences

In general, we prefer:

  • Xvid, DivX or h264 encodes, other codecs are not widely supported and accepted (this includes but is not limited to MPEG, WMV, RM, QT and Indeo).
  • (styled) softsubs over hardsubs.
  • FLAC as a lossless format for soundtracks (OSTs) because FLAC has wide support and is not proprietary.
  • Material not archived in zip/rar files (exceptions are made for manga). Refer to the offer-making walkthrough for more information.
  • releases from quality-subbing groups
    • Speedsubs may be accepted if nothing better is available in the near future (clarify in the Uploaders' Forum first)

We generally allow the following versions of the same show to co-exist:

  • 1 Xvid release (for lower-spec machines, hardware players and DVD-burning)
  • 1 SD release (typically h264 DVD rips)
    • TV/HDTV rips will be allowed to co-exist with DVD rips if they have something to offer (e.g. fansub translations vs. DVD r1/modified-R1 subtitles)
  • 1 HD-720p release (for machines that can't handle 1080p)
    • HDTV rips are temporarily allowed if complete Bluray rips are more than a month away
  • 1 HD-1080p release
  • Torrent 'foodchain' (also note exceptions stated above):
    • Bluray rips will replace HDTV fansub rips
    • DVD rips will replace TV/HDTV fansub rips
    • Dual-audio will replace single-audio
      • Exceptions made if the single-audio version is of subjectively higher quality (translation and video-wise) than the dual-audio version


If in doubt, remember our mantra: Quality over quantity

Offers may be rejected if they do not match our preferences.

Do read the walkthrough to making a torrent offer if it is your first time making one.

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