By registering with the forum, you will be able to edit your member profile and preferences. You will get the most out of your time here if you change your profile and preferences to suit your individual tastes. There are many options in your profile to make your experience here more enjoyable, so please take a few moments to try the various settings. Also, only users that are registered and logged in can take advantage of the "New Posts" feature upon each visit. Once you've registered and logged in, click "Edit Profile" or "Edit Preference" in the Forum Navigation island to edit your settings.
The Email Address field is used for email notifications, Watch Lists and to email your password. The Public Email Address field is what other users see when they view your profile. We realize that you may not want everyone to know your real email address, but we need to know it in case you want to watch certain content or if you want to have replies emailed to you. For this reason you can give us your real email address in the Email Address field and only the Administrators of the board will see it. You can provide a different email address for the general public using the Public Email Address. Some people like to put in something like firstname.lastname@example.org. This way people can still figure out what your real email address is, but spamming agents can't just parse through the page and obtain your email address to spam you.
Yes. Cookies are used to remember your login information as well as what posts you have read during your current session. Without accepting cookies some functions won't work properly.
If you have registered with these forums, you must log in to take advantage of the personalization of settings. To log in, look in the upper right-hand corner of your screen for the "Log In" link. This link will take you to a page where you can enter your Username (email address) and Password. Keep in mind that the password is always case-sensitive. This means that the software considers "S" and "s" to be different characters.
Once you have entered your Username (email address) and Password, you'll be brought to your Starting View. (You can change the page used for your Default Starting View by clicking "Edit Preferences" in the Forum Navigation island.) If you have any Private Messages waiting for you, you'll see a flashing envelope on the My Messages island. (Note that this only applies if the Private Messaging feature has been enabled by the Administrators of the board.)
This checklist may help you successfully log in:
1) Make sure you are entering your password correctly. Passwords are case-sensitive.
2) Ensure that your browser supports cookies; if so, check the security level you are using. High levels of security restriction in certain browsers will automatically reject cookies. In order to use the key features of these forums, you'll need to accept cookies. The maker of your browser can help you with additional problems you may have with your cookie settings.
3) Completely log out by hitting the Log Out link in the upper right-hand corner of the page, and then log back in again.
4) After logging in, you may have to hit the Reload or Refresh button on your browser to expedite the authentication.
5) If these steps don't work you can try purging your cookies for this site using the My Cookies
6) If you continue to have problems, go to the Log In page and click "Have you forgotten your login information?". Enter your real email address into the Email Address field and a temporary password will be emailed to the email address used for the account setup.
It's a system-generated User Title to give ranking to your postcount. You will progress through the various levels according to the cumulative number of posts you have made.
Everyone has a title within the forum. You will notice the title below the Display Name in each post. Some titles are automatically assigned based on the number of posts a user has made, and some titles are assigned by the forum owner to denote official representatives of the company or other VIPs in the forums.
0 UPSF Ensign
25 UPSF Lieutenant Junior Grade
200 UPSF Lieutenant
500 UPSF Lieutenant Commander
750 UPSF Commander
1000 UPSF Captain
1500 UPSF Commodore
2250 UPSF Rear Admiral
4000 UPSF Vice Admiral
If you have forgotten your password, don't worry! You can very easily have a temporary password emailed to you. Go to the Log In page and click "Have you forgotten your login information?". Enter your real email address into the Email Address field and a temporary password will be emailed to the email address used for the account setup.
This process is safe because the password is only emailed to the original owner of the account. There is no way to steal the password by using this feature.
You may change your password any time. On the Forum Navigation island, click "Edit Profile". Edit the Password and Verify Password fields and then click "Submit" to save the information. (Keep in mind that passwords are case-sensitive.)
In order to add an image to your message or your signature, you must have the image already available on a web server and reachable by a URL. This can be an image on your own personal web page, for example. To place an image within a message, simply use the following Markup Tag:
For example, if you have an image called cateye.gif and its available from your own website at http://www.mywebsite.com/pics, then you would use the following image markup:
You can do the same for your signature. Click the My Home option found on any page. Then, under the Main Configuration heading, click on "Personal Information, email, password...". Look for the Signature box, and enter your desired information, including any images/markup as above.
Note: To keep the forums loading quickly for everyone, it is recommended that you do not exceed 35k for your image size.
We ask that you keep your images relatively small. As a rule, please do not exceed 600 x 125 pixels and/or 35k for a signature image. This will ensure that the forums load quickly for all users.
ANIME TODAY Forum Guidelines & Rules
Questions about orders from RightStuf.com or the Right Stuf
DO NOT – under any circumstances – EVER post your order
number on the forums. If you have questions about an order, contact our
customer service department at 1-800-338-6827, email them at email@example.com, or mail them
at: Right Stuf, Inc, PO Box 680, Grimes, IA, 50111-0680.
If someone requests your order number on these forums, they are most
likely trying to scam you. Please report them to a moderator
1. Commerce: Posts about and links to other retailers and/or
other people selling STUF!
- This forum is owned and funded by Right Stuf, Inc. Buying,
selling, and trading amongst users on this forum is prohibited, as is
linking to other retailers.
- You may link to personal websites, blogs, and news sites, as long
as they are relevant to the topic at hand, and as long as they are not
promoting sales of their own goods or services.
- Posters advertising products or creating accounts specifically
for spamming advertisements will be dealt with swiftly.
- If you are a publisher, please see the very bottom of the
2. Copyrighted Material
- Right Stuf forum users agree not to post any material protected
by international copyright, trademark, or proprietary right law without
the express permission of the rights holder.
- This includes, but is not limited to, magazine, book and
newspaper scans, television broadcasts, and copyrighted photos and
- If you want to bring something to the attention of other
forum-goers, brief quotes (and identifying your source) usually will
accomplish the same thing… and it falls under fair use.
3. Copyrighted Material, Part 2: Fansubs, Scanlations,
Bootlegs, Fan-translations and Any Other Unofficial / Unauthorized
Methods of Distribution
- Do not link to sites pertaining to fansubs, scanlations,
bootlegs, or fan-translations, or request files or links from
- Do not link – or request links – to illegal
streaming, video clip, peer-to-peer or torrent sites that would host
these items either.
- Discussion of websites that provide authorized, legal downloads
4. Other Links & Request for Links
Do not link or request links to:
- Bootleg sites
- Hentai/adult sites or hentai/adult images
- web sites that house or link to fansubs, scanlations,
fan-translations, fan-translating groups, peer-to-peer networks, or
unauthorized audio or video clips.
5. Sensitive Information:
- Please do not post “real world” information about
yourself, such as your full name and contact information, and current
- Linking to a user’s social networking homepage or blog for
the sole purpose of ridicule is prohibited, and the offending user will
be banned immediately.
We encourage informed, interesting, civilized discussion on these
- Do not devolve an argument into a mud-slinging, name-calling
- If you are involved in the argument, refrain from name-calling
and hate speech.
- Similarly, do not participate in an ongoing flame war/argument,
or help “fan the flames.”
- If you see any of the above happening, please alert a moderator.
(Don’t try to moderate it yourself.)
- Please post your topic to one forum.
- Do not post the same or similar topics across multiple forums, or
start multiple threads on the same topic.
- If a thread you’ve started needs to be moved, please inform
8. Off-Topic Posts
- Topics that are not relevant to any existing boards should be
posted to the Off-Topic forum, created specifically to house those
- All off-topic discussions should remain civil and respectful of
- Topics pertaining to real-life politics and/or religion are not
permitted, and there are plenty of other venues on the Internet that
9. Adult Content and Posts
- Topics regarding adult anime should be created and discussed in
the Critical Mass (Adult) forum and are strictly moderated.
- Discussion of adult anime in any other forum will be immediately
- Images and links to sexually explicit images in the adult forum
- The forum is meant for discussion.
- Only users over 18 years of age may access the Critical Mass
- Your avatar should be a fun and easily distinguishable way of
identifying yourself on these forums.
- The avatar should be no larger than 100 by 100 pixels.
- Please do not use a pornographic, violent, or offensive avatar.
(Or you risk us asking you to change it.)
11. Writing Style & How You Communicate
- Please write in clear, detailed, complete sentences, using
complete thoughts. This isn’t a term paper, but it isn’t an
instant messenger chat room either. L33T speak is prohibited.
- On the flipside, do not use the forum for long, rambling
blog-style posts. Those are best saved for your blog, journal or
- Do not reply to conversations with one-word answers,
unintelligible internet shorthand (i.e., text-message style), or
- When quoting another poster in your reply, please quote only the
relevant portions of their post to which you are responding. It makes
reading forum threads much easier for everyone.
- Please refrain from swearing. It makes the forums a less friendly
place and requires us to moderate everyone much more strictly.
- Please do not use racist, sexist, homophobic, threatening,
sexually derogatory, vulgar, or religiously intolerant speech. Respect
the other posters on the board and you will be accorded the same
respect. If not, we respect the right to remove your posting privileges
at any time.
12. Moderation - General
- Our moderators retain the right to modify, delete, lock, or move
threads and posts at their discretion.
- Please do not resurrect threads that have been locked, as those
topics were locked or deleted for a reason.
- If you think a thread or post should be locked, moved, or
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attack users for not following the rules, or post in threads that will
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for. If a user or a thread is becoming a problem, contact a
- While it is the moderators’ responsibility to remove or
edit objectionable or offending material on these forums, not all
material and all messages are feasible to be reviewed.
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Its Author, NOT Anime Today or Right Stuf, Inc. and its
- As such, all posts made to these forums reflect only the views
and opinions of the author, and not Right Stuf, Inc. and its
- Posts on these forums by Right Stuf staff or moderators may not
reflect the views of the company as a whole.
14. Publisher Representatives: If you are an
officially designated representative of a publisher in the North
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Yes, you'll be missing a trick if you fail to take advantage of the versatility offered. There are many aspects of how the Forums are displayed that may be customized. On the Forum Navigation island, click "Edit Preferences".
You can choose the stylesheet in which you wish to view the forums, how many posts are displayed on each page, whether or not you want to view users' pictures alongside their posts, and much more. Once saved, these become your default settings. You may edit these preferences again at anytime.
The first post of a given topic establishes the subject by which all subsequent replies will be known. Once there's been a reply, the topic subject cannot be subsequently changed. It's therefore important to get the subject right from the outset. Make it as descriptive and as specific as possible. For example, "LCD burn-in questions", is much better than something completely generic, such as "Newbie needs help!". Not only is it more likely to elicit a response, but it'll also make it much easier for all posts in the topic to be subsequently located.
One of the key benefits of the discussion board format is that it enables commonly asked questions to be answered once, for the benefit of all. Before posting your question, it is always worth checking to see if it has already been asked - and answered! You can do this via the Search island. Using the Search island, you can perform a quick keyword search, or click on the "Advanced" button to search by more specific criteria. Various options are available, both for how the search term is specified and for controlling how many forums you want to search. This is where the specificity of topic subjects is important, making it much easier to locate precisely what it is you're after from a list of search results.
It means that you have unread Private Messages. When you hover over this image it should display how many unread Private Messages that you have.
On the "New Private Topic" screen, you can type in a new user then press "add" or you can select them from the "My Buddies" dropdown. You can add up to the forum maximum of users (this limit will show on the "New Private Topic" screen) to the Private Topic.
If the tags are showing up in your text or you're getting a link, but it's to "http:///", you're including some unwanted spaces in the syntax. Avoid any intervening spaces, and everything will work fine.
Users can edit their own posts up to minutes after they are made. Where the change is substantial, it is courteous mark the post as edited so as to alert readers to the changed content. For cosmetic changes, it's better not to do so.
Let the forum Administrator or Moderator know - he/she will be able to move it for you.
There are 2 ways that this can be configured on a per-forum basis. If HTML is On then you will see HTML is On and you can use normal HTML in your posts. If UBBCode is on you will see UBBCode is On.
The following tags are available for your use if UBBCode is enabled:
= Makes the given text bold.
= Makes the given text italic.
= Underlines the given text.
= Will post your text with a line through it (strike through).
= Makes the given text red.
= Makes the given text green.
= Will change the size of the text to whatever size value you specify.
[font:Comic Sans MS]
= Will post your text with the specified font.
= Makes the given email address clickable.
= Makes the given email address clickable.
= Makes the given url into a link.
= Makes the given title into a hyperlink pointing to link.
= Embeds an image.
Code Tags & Highlighting
= Surrounds the given text with pre format tags.
= Passes the text through the PHP Syntax Highlighter
= Will highlight your text.
= Will wrap your text in a spoiler container. Users must click a button in order to see this text, thus giving them the ability to specify if they want to read the item.
= Will wrap your text in a spoiler container and allow you to specify the warning message displayed. Users must click a button in order to see this text, thus giving them the ability to specify if they want to read the item.
Text and Image Alignment
= Will align the text in the direction defined.
= Will allow you to allow text to wrap on the specified side of your image.
[/list] = Makes a bullet list. [list=A] or [list=1] will make order/numbered lists. Other options include: circle, i, I, a, A, 1, disc, square.
= Surrounds the given text with blockquote and hr's. This UBBCode tag is used for quoting a reply.
= Surrounds the given text with blockquote and hr's. This UBBCode tag is used for quoting a reply. The username specified will be shown as quoted.
Putting a poll in your post is simple.
If polls are enabled, start by creating a new post in a forum. Below the body of your post, you will see a text box that allows you to specify how many polls you want to have in your post and the system will guide you through the rest.
You can change the number of posts displayed on each page by editing your display preferences. You can set this to anything between 1 and 99 posts per page. By default, this is set to 10 posts per page.
Quick Reply is made as a "Quick Response" block, so you can make a response to a post (or thread) before you forget or as you read them. Quick Reply is meant as a "no thrills" response box, as it's just there for a fast/non-formatted response.
Reply however brings you to a "Full Response" page that allows for heavy posting.
You can also click the "Full Reply" button from the Quick Reply box which will forward you (and all of your Quick Reply text) to the Full Reply page.
Quote will quote the users text to the Full Reply page. Quick Quote will quote the users text to the Quick Reply box below the thread.
Click the "My Profile" link from the "My Stuff" dropdown on the Forum Navigation island.
Using Gallery Forums are just like using any other forums... However, you can post images too!
After you create your post (subject and post, both required) you can click on the "Image Manager" link.
Adding images are as easy as:
1. Click "Browse" and a navigation area will appear that shows your computers files, navigate around to locate the image you'd like to upload. Once located, click on the image and select "open"; you can also choose to add a description (note that in v7.2 you do not have the option to change the description once another image is added).
2. If you wish to add another image, repeat step one; otherwise, select "done".
From here, just press submit, and your new "Gallery Posting" should appear for users to comment on your image(s).
When creating a new thread or response, you'll see a "File Manager" link on the "Full Reply" or "New Post" page. When selecting this option you'll receive a popup which will allow you to attach files to your post.
1. Click "File Manager" to bring up the "Attachment" window.
2. Click "Browse" to bring up the file browser window; this will allow you to browse your computer for any files or images you wish to upload; please note that you're bound by whatever the "allowed file type" setting is for the board.
3. Click "open" on the file you wish to upload.
4. Enter a description of what the file is (if you want to).
5. Click "add file" to add another file, or "done" to close the window and complete your posting.
Please note that you must enter some text in both the "subject" and "post" fields when responding otherwise you will receive an error; you cannot just respond with an attachment ;).
Subscribing to a Forum
Enter the Forum and Select "Add Forum to Watched Forums" from the "Forum Options" dropdown.
Subscribing to a Topic
Enter the Topic and Select "Add Topic to your Watched Topics" option from the "Topic Options" dropdown.
Managing Watch Lists
Select "My Watch Lists" from the "My Stuff" dropdown, from here you can select the type of List that you wish to edit and by clicking the "Edit Watched Topics" (or "Edit Watched Forums" or "Edit Watched Users") link you can remove them or toggle the "Email Notification" option.
Toggling EMailed Watch Lists
See the above "Managing Watch Lists" directions.
Toggling the Default "EMail Watchedlist" Options
Select "My Preferences" from the "My Stuff" dropdown. From here you can manage the "By default should anything added to your Watch Lists be emailed to you?" option.
EMailing a Post or Thread
To email a post, simply navigate to the post and select "email post" from the bottom set of buttons (near reply, quote, notify, etc).
From this "email post" screen, you can select to mail yourself:
Just this post
This post and all replies
The entire thread
EMailing a Private Topic
When viewing a Private Message, simply click the "EMail Topic" button from the bottom set of buttons (near reply, quote, etc).
RSS Feeds for Forums
For forums which have an RSS Feed configured for them, you can enter the forum and select the feed link from the "Forum Options" dropdown.
If the administration has enabled the "My Feeds" option, you can manage RSS feeds from the "Feeds" link in the "My Stuff" dropdown in the navigation area.
From the My Feeds area you can see all of the RSS Feeds available to you, including all of the forums which have individual feeds. You will also be able to retrieve the feeds for your inbox and the global feeds for recent topics. Please note that these may or may not be available based on admin preferences.
The username colors generally specify a users status. Some select users can can also have special colors signified by the Administration.
The default user status colors are:
Search Engine Robot
The numbers in parenthesise indicate how many new topics (or posts) have been made since your last visit to the forums.