16th October 2013 until 15th December 2015
PLEASE READ: Episode Discussion policy! - NEW: About XY
EDIT Nov. 10, 2013: It has come to our attention that ever since the XY anime started in Japan, someone has been posting highly inaccurate translations of these episodes on the internet within a few hours of their airing. These "translations" are a combination of machine translations and pure guesswork, and provide largely incorrect explanations of what is being said in the episodes.
We would like to warn posters against these and ask that they do their best to avoid them, instead using the episode review threads to ask Japanese-fluent members for clarification as to what was going on in scenes rather than assume this "translator"'s explanation was accurate.
We're changing up our policy regarding "live" reviews for new Japanese episodes. The previous announcement was pretty much ineffective so as of now, we'll take a different (and hopefully more simple!) approach:
1. Please do not post before an episode begins airing. An episode which hasn't even started yet can't be reviewed. I know the speculation threads tend to get closed a little early - sorry for the inconvenience - but we're confident you can hold on for 1-2 hours.
2. While an episode is still airing (7 PM JST until "To be Continued"/"Next Time... A new beginning!" appears on screen), you can only post ONCE. That's right, only one live review from now on. Sorry to those who actually bothered to make elaborate posts during a broadcast, but too many people seemed to abuse the opportunity to make multiple, extremely short posts in quick succession. We encourage you to make use of the Edit Post option to "update" your posts with more/better content as the episode progresses.
3. Your message needs to address the content of the episode. Remarks about your streaming options/quality, commercials, opening/ending themes, next episode previews or Professor Oak's live caster have no place in episode discussion threads. The former two because meatloaf, the latter because they (can) have their own designated threads in the Spoilers section.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact an anime mod!
4th October 2013 until 22nd December 2015
ALL OF YOU, READ THIS: Comments to & about forum members
"Oh don't bother, he's just a troll."
"Why do you even come here?"
"You're so blinded by your hate/love of *insert character* that..."
"Ha, _____ will be pissed when she hears this "
"Why do you always say these things? I've seen you post similar stuff in thread X before, like when...*insert 5 paragraphs analyzing the member's posting behavior*"
Since our announcement about "discuss the anime, not its fandom" has vanished into oblivion, I've seen tons of posts like the above again. For the record: They're not allowed. They're considered to be spam or even flaming. SPPf members have nothing to do with the anime.
Do NOT call other people trolls or troublemakers. Report them in instances where you think they're trolling or breaking other rules. Do NOT tell others to ignore certain people. Ignore them yourself and keep your personal opinion about these people to yourself as well. Do NOT question other people's reasons for coming here or tell them to leave the section. If someone excessively hates on a specific series or the entire anime so (passive-)aggressively that it's no longer constructive criticism, tell us and we will deal with them. Not you. Do NOT bore us with posts on how often you were right with predictions or how often certain people were wrong.
As with our policy on other off-topic posts, you're safe if
- it's a small comment that doesn't take up the majority of your post AND
- it obviously has no malicious content, e.g. "Oh, _______ will be overjoyed when she sees this. She loves this Pokémon, doesn't she?" If you simply want to tease, you'll do so at your own risk. If we don't get the joke it's your loss.
Thanks for reading :]
22nd December 2008 until 7th February 2106
READ BEFORE POSTING - Spoilers go in the Spoilers forum!
Pokémon Animé Discussion is where you discuss what has happened in the dub episodes thus far.
Animé Spoilers is where you discuss the latest episodes as they air in Japan - meaning everything that has happened so far in the series, not limited to what happens in the dub.
Can you all differentiate between the two forums now?
If you still do not understand the difference between the two, PM me - I will definitely get you to understand this somehow.
Posting spoilers in Pokémon Animé Discussion will get you a three point infraction for disobeying the rules of a specific subforum.
Post spoilers in the Animé Spoilers forum!