Big FAQ Update

I’ve done some major changes to the FAQ to better reflect how the ShadowHime Network is structured. With the introduction of two particular bots, E-D|Flandre and E-D|Remilia, two bots with anime on them from Exiled-Destiny, I’ve went ahead and allowed, to some extent, XDCC bots on the network. Bots and fservers do still have to get some approval from a staff member, but we’re more laxed about it now than what I originally had in the FAQ. I’ll give the relevant block that was changed in a big way.

This is the original block of text.

  • What about stuff not allowed to be discussed?
    We only have short list of what isn’t allowed here. We do not allow links or anything of that nature to pirating games, download manga, anime, and the liking. We are only here to discuss anime in a friendly environment. This also includes that you can not put up XDCC bots or Fileservers on our server unless we know what the content is.
  • Are we allowed to use XDCC or F-Servers?
    Simple answer: Yes… and no.
    Long answer: Yes in that, you may. However, you must get it pre-approved with a staff member in #help. We will only allow unlicensed content of anime and manga, etc. You may also host English translation patches for eroge and visual novels. No, in that you may not host pirated material of games, programs, etc…
  • Then why be around when there are other servers that allow it?
    The other servers like us allow it most likely because they don’t necessarily care. Not saying this is true though, there are different reasons for this. We don’t necessarily see it in the best interest for our network to be involved too much in a legal gray area.

And now for the new block.

  • What about stuff not allowed to be discussed?
    We only have short list of what isn’t allowed here. The major thing we will not, and never will, allow to be discussed are illegal activities such as child porn, trafficking, smuggling, etc.. Any discussion is an immediate server ban. Bots, such as XDCC and Fileservers, are allowed following certain requirements at the discretion of a staff member.
  • Are we allowed to use XDCC or F-Servers?
    Simple answer: Yes… and no.
    Long answer: What you may have on your bot/server are anime, manga, hentai, pictures, eroge, visual novels, music etc. and a single text file listing what the contents of the bot is. (This assumes its an XDCC bot.) As long as its anime-related, it will generally be allowed, but still must be pre-approved before official posting in a channel.
    Some things you may not have include, but not limited to, anything of real life, child porn (immediate server ban and IP reported to authorities), any EXE file, password protected archives, pirated games, etc.
  • You mention pirated games, but aren’t visual novels and eroge games?
    On a technicality, this is true. However, visual novels and eroge are typically anime-related material, thus, are fine.

As you can see, this is quite a change from my original stance on the matter. There are more changes in the FAQ, and everyone is responsible for keeping up-to-date on the FAQ and rules.

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