Registration Agreement

  1. Forum Rules

    1. Respect your fellow members. #
      We're not asking for you to sugar-coat everything and sing kumbayah around the campfire, but if you have problems with someone that cannot be said in a respectful and calm manner, discuss it in private, not in public. Yes, the Cbox counts as public.

    2. Follow board-specific rules. #
      Some boards have rules specific to that board alone. Be sure to check up on them before posting. They are at the head of every page in the board. You literally can't miss them. Many of these deal with copyright and other serious issues, so heed them.

    3. Please limit chat-speak. #
      This is not Twitter. You are not limited to 140 characters. Please, try to use complete words when typing.  Extraneous phrases like "lol" or "wtf" are fine, but don't make your entire post along these lines.  We can understand if English is your second language, but please try your best to use full words.

    4. SPAM is not tollerated. #
      This includes everything from multi-threading, triple-posting, reckless self-promotion, and PM floods. Don't make a mess that the staff will have to clean. It is not the way to get on their good side and hurts you more than it would help.

    5. No pornography. #
       Keep the forum PG13. If you want to talk about porn, ecchi, hentai there are better places to do it. The only Hentai you are allowed to post is the one on our staff.

    6. Link responsibly. #
       You are responsible for what you are linking to. Do not link to any porn, hate, or shock image sites. If you have to think twice about it, then you probably shouldn't do it.

    7. Respect TOSes and Software Licences. #
      This applies to the UTAU software, individual voicebanks, UTAU resources, and any other software. Comply with the TOS and all other usage clauses and licences.

  2. Profile Rules

    All of the above rules also apply to your user profile, avatars, sigs, and username.

    1. Usernames #
      Must not end in a "-P" honorifc.
       The "-P" producer name is an honorific used to show respect to someone who is extremely capable with Vocaloid, UTAU, art or MMD. Using it in one's own username shows arrogance and ignorance. If you feel you must complain about this, please message an admin and we shall explain further.

    2. Avatars #
      Avatar images must not exceed 125x125px. Normal posting rules apply to avatars. Excessively large avatars will be auto-resized.

    3. Signatures #
      Images in your signature must not exceed 500x150px. Normal posting rules apply to sigs. Excessively long sigs may be trimmed.

  3. Infractions

    Due to the history of the community, after the first offense, the punishment system is warning-based and is down to a three-strikes-and-you're-out system. Breaking any of the rules above results in warnings. If an offense is deemed to be worse than the norm, it will be discussed among the mods and appropriate action will be taken.

    1. First Offense #
       Verbal warning through PM or in reply to board. A verbal warning will always be designated as "@[username] - Warning: [message]" in order not to confuse an official warning with a cautionary statement.

    2. Second Offense #
       Warning-system official warning. This will put your warning bar at 1/3 full.

    3. Third Offense #
       Warning-system official warning. This will put your warning bar at 2/3 full.

    4. Fourth Offense #
       Warning bar full. Permanent ban from the forum.

  4. Zero Tolerance

    Doing any of the following results in an immediate and permanent IP ban from the forum.

    1. Death Threats #

    2. Evading Temporary Ban #

  5. See Also

    1. UTAU Usage Policy #
       Respect the UTAU Usage Policy. It can be read in its entirity here.