You Might Want To Read The Rules Of This Site (especially NEW members)

Forum Rules

What you are about to read are sets of rules that are to be followed while you are within the confines of this site. You are expected to read, understand and follow these rules. Rules are in place to ensure a healthy community. Each and every member is subject to abide the rules of this site.

Rule #1: Create A Thread In The Right Section.

Each section in the forums holds a certain subject to follow. Make sure that the thread you create belongs in the appropriate section. For example, torrent threads are to be placed in torrent forum section, while request threads should be in the request forum section. Threads located in the wrong section will be moved, closed, or deleted on sight depending on the criteria & contents of the particular thread. Any request threads in any wrong forum sections made by junior members will be deleted on sight without warning.

Rule #2: "Forum Flood" Is Not Allowed.

"Forum Flood" means any of the following:

* Two or more consecutive posts in a row on the same thread.
There is an "edit" option for your post, please use the edit function if you want to add, update and/or correct the content of a post on the thread without having to make an additional, superfluous post. An exception to this is when you have reached the limits of a single post which required to be continue on the next post, or you are posting short stories in Creative Corner.

* SPAM (Stupid Posts And Messages)
Replies to threads consisting only of one-liners, smiley icons, witty remarks, nonsenses, "thank you" replies (especially on the torrent section forum), etc. Please put more effort in your posts & try to make them meaningful. Frequent post floodings of identical messages on multiple threads is not allowed. Should you want to spam, visit our IRC channel.

* Unintelligible & unclear posts.
Unintelligible posts will not be entertained and will most likely be deleted on sight. Make sure that your post can easily be read by other members to avoid confusion or misunderstandings. "l33t" or alien (self made) languages are not encouraged to be used on the forums. Please try to make the posts as universally understandable & clear when expressing any ideas, thoughts, or opinions to others. We have a foreign language section should you feel more comfortable using your own native language.

* Creating multiple threads in a short amount of time.
Especially when these threads are deemed irrelevant or redundant to the forums. While we enjoy your enthusiasm at your contribution to the forums, we DO NOT enjoy seeing irrelevant or redundant threads scattered around the forums.

* Creating another thread which is similar to an already existing active thread.
Any existing or redundant threads found will be merged with another existing thread, locked, or deleted, depending on the criteria & contents of the threads. Use the search function as reference for existing threads. If the particular thread is inactive, at least make a reference of it on your first post.

* Showing mass images in a single post.
Please provide thumbnail images, or the URL links instead. Swamping the thread with obscene amounts of images not only slows down the thread, but also provides inconveniences to members viewing it. Tutorials of any kind are an exemption to this rule.

Please use the report button when you find such threads or posts. One of the staffs will take care of it. However, if this is done intentionally with the intent of degrading the forums, members will be subject to a fitting punishment.

Rule #3: Please Show Common Courtesies

* Respect opinions of other members.
There are always multiple sides to an opinion. Show common courtesies to other members' opinions, and they will respect your opinions too. Should you find that a member's opinions contradicts or differs from yours, please do not attack the said member. Criticize the opinion instead, not the member.

* Negative racism remarks are forbidden.
Inflammatory remarks about another's culture, country, religion, or ethnicity intended to incite hatred will not be tolerated. We do not allow threads that have the intent of attacking other peoples, cultures, countries & religions, as it could lead to members attacking each other. We will take note of the actual messages where a member use racial attacks against another member and will act accordingly to issue a suitable form of punishment, preferably a ban.

* Every member is equal to another.
We are a community of equals. Post count, join date, member number, reputation points, number of torrent uploads, and all other such measures are irrelevant. These elements are not important in reflecting who and what you are. Do not boss around other members just because you have higher reps, post counts, uploaded more torrents, etc. If you observe these kind of behaviors/abuses on the forums, please report them to the staffs. The same goes for reputation system abuse. The staffs will investigate & punishment will be dealt with accordingly, based on case by case basis.

Rule #4: Flamings & Flame-Baitings Are Not Tolerated.

"Flaming" generally means "attacking other users" or even harassing any other member of the site. It is any of the following:

* Rudely reprimanding members for breaking rules.
If they (especially new members) need to be pointed to the rules, point them to it, and leave it at that. There is no need to lynch them for it.

* Attacking a member based on his/her opinion.
If you can't accept the opinion of the other member, do not retaliate by insulting the member instead.

* Flame-baits.
Where a member leaves a provoking post intending to create potential flame feedback from other members.

* Flaming Staff in any Form.
Simply put, it is not permitted nor an acceptable practice and will be dealt with swiftly.

Please avoid excessive usage of swearings/cussings. By default, most common English swear/cuss words will be automatically censored. Please do not force edit words to display any swear/cuss words on posts or threads (especially the "F" word).

And those caught purposely avoiding the site's default language censor will be warned and depending on how severe the violation is, appropriate actions will be taken.

Forum threads affected by flame wars or potential flame-baiting posts are subject to thread closure or post deletion without warning. Members not to harass each other anywhere on the site including forum, gallery and personal visitor messaging center. Moderators and Administrators have every jurisdiction to hand out warnings, infractions and bans if members do not co-operate.

Rule #5: Any Forum's Contents Outside Of Hentai Section Must Be Work Safe.

Content on the forums must be work safe outside the hentai section. That means no explicit contents, posted or linked visible images. Images that are generally marked as gross, sick, or offensive in nature will be edited or removed appropriately. Should you want to post it, make sure that appropriate warnings are mentioned in the particular thread shown. Make sure that a warning is indicated CLEARLY in the post when you do post such explicit images or any sites that may be harmful in any way. This also depends on the number of complaints received from members or if it goes against our better judgement, the thread will be removed without prior notice.

Rule #6: Observe Signature & Avatar Guidelines.

Signatures, avatars and personal photos are to be appropriate content for all ages and within our specified limits. Signature limits: 700 pixels in width, 150 pixels in height and 100kb max in combined images overall and/or a maximum 5 lines of text with a font size of 1 is allowed. Invalid signatures can and most likely will be removed without warning.

As a general rule, images revealing private parts (female nipples, penis, etc.) or sexual activities are restricted. There are various levels of "sexually suggestive" images permitted, so evaluation of a member's avatar or signature varies depends on the choice of image used. For texts within the signature, swearings, cussings, insults, or negative remarks are not allowed. If a member still has doubts about the image or text before putting it as avatar or signature, please feel free to PM a staff member for opinion & advice.

Stealing of others' signatures/avatars for your own personal use is strictly prohibited. This will only create confusion. Using a signature with an existing HF member's name on it is also forbidden. If found, please settle it among yourselves peacefully. However, if it still persists, contact a moderator and we will attend to it as seen fit. A warning will be given on the first offense. Succeeding offenses will warrant a fitting punishment, depending on the case.

Links embedded in a signature are only limited within the confines of HF forums or gallery section. Any external links outside of forum found will be removed. We will also remove the signature image if embedded external links are found in the signature image. Only Donor, VIP, Release Group & Staff Members are exempt from this rule.

Rule #7: Site Promotions & Advertisements Are Not Allowed.

Creating a thread with the intent of promoting your own site (or your friend's site) is strictly prohibited. Also, advertisements such as "free iPods, etc." are not allowed. The staff will delete your post on sight. Advertising intentionally in the Gallery is also prohibited.

However this does not mean that you cannot post links to other sites. We do encourage our fellow members and fans to contribute links out of humour, fun, contribution to discussion, or information for those whom it may concern, but yet posting for the sake of advertising will be rewarded with a warning (meaning normal members may not link to other sites in their signature aside images themselves through img tags). Self-created HF groups are also subject to this rule. Should you want to advertise, please notify a staff or moderator for approval. We will also stress that even though such threads are related to HongFire, they are in no way a part/branch/extension of HongFire or anything for that matter. The group has been created and decided of their own accord, not by HongFire.

Donors and VIPs can not have any type of advertisement link(s) in their signature. If we think the link(s) in your signature does not fit our site, we will remove it and leave a note.

Rule #8: Multiple Accounts Are Not Allowed
Creating multiple accounts for a single member is not allowed. There is no need for a member to own multiple accounts for whatever reasons one may have. This will only create a bigger load on our servers, as well as causing confusion among members.

Rule #9: Invasion Of Privacy & Site Hacking Will Not Be Tolerated.

* Any attempts of hacking WILL RESULT IN A PERMANENT BAN.
Do not threaten to hack our site, it will only aggravate the situation. We also consider DoS (Denial Of Service) A SERIOUS OFFENSE.

* Do NOT attempt to guess passwords for accounts that do NOT belong to you.
Passwords are there to protect your privacy. Do NOT attempt to use accounts that do NOT belong to you. More so, do NOT share accounts.

* Impersonation of other members, especially the staff, is not allowed.
Account names that looks like one of the staff's names will be removed from the user database. Please avoid using the same avatar, or signature, that resembles other members. Doing so will only create confusion around the forums.

Rule #10: Direct Linking to Downloadable Files.
Guidelines for Direct Downloads:
  • As a rule, all direct download threads should contain "[download]" label in their thread. All the necessary tags should follow after the download tag.
    [anime][manga][RAW]... name of material
  • All direct download threads will be contained in their respective forum section. If its a hentai manga, post it in the hentai manga section. If hentai anime, it goes in the hentai anime section. If its a CG set, it goes in the hentai lair section. If its an OST, then it goes in the OST discussion. DO NOT POST YOUR DIRECT DOWNLOAD THREAD IN THE TORRENT SECTION!

  • As a rule, the material being direct downloaded MUST COMPLY with the torrent rules. Failure to comply with the torrent rules will result to thread deletion. Uploading of real child porn is not tolerated, and will result of an immediate permanent ban when found.

  • Lastly, as a precaution, do not direct link materials that will attract authorities. For obvious reasons.

Rule #11: Prohibition of Promotion of Pedophilia
There shall be under no circumstances that members are actively, and visibly encouraging pedophilia in the forums. Such behavior is not tolerated in HongFire forums. There shall be no creation of threads openly discussing pedophilia, and there will be no groups created hinting pedophilia, or any for that matter. We consider this offense as serious, and any violators discovered will receive a permanent ban.

Rule #12: Refrain From Resurrecting Old Threads From the Dead.

Non-stickied topics that are bumped down the forum pages and ranging from a few weeks to more than a month old should not be bumped.
Doing so will get the topic locked, and a warning.
If there is a topic you would like to discuss that was debated in the past, create a new thread. You may make references to the previous topic in your new topic but do not post in the old one.
In rare cases, moderators may let some topics be bumped but those cases are subject to staff jurisdiction.

NOTICE: Hotlinking Images Etiquette
Hotlinking images from other sites is a common practice, but the Administration of encourages members to generally hotlink images from their own image host or sites dedicated to hosting images. Not only good practice but it is not good etiquette to hotlink from other websites consistently without the owner's permission.
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Commonly Asked Questions [If you have some questions, Click on me first!]

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  • Commonly Asked Questions [If you have some questions, Click on me first!]

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    As the current FAQ is old and outdated, I will be updating changes to it.
    old CAQ by syia link:
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    Why can't I make a post at the Request Board?

    You need at least 30 post(s) to become a Member. Only Members can start request and not Junior Members and remember if you spam, you get banned.

    Your post count is at the top right hand corner of your post

    Please take note, even if when you are able to make a request, it may not be full filled. We do not guarantee your request(s) to be full filled. We will wish you good luck on your request, tho. So Good Luck!

    I see some members are able to delete their own post(s) and even their threads. How do I go about doing this, too?

    Members are only allowed to delete their post, but they do not have permission to delete their own thread. To delete your post, edit it, and at the very top panel, you should be able to see the delete option. As for Threads, If your thread in question requires deletion. You can try and PM a Moderator that's online by checking 'Active Users Panel' on the 'Main Forum Page.'

    VIP members are allow to delete their own Post(s) and Thread(s).

    What are the different colors for each member's name represent?

    Junior Member - The new guy or a person that haven't participate in discussions very much, yet.
    Member - A person that decided to upgrade their name to be bold; to be known.
    VIP - Member(s) that has constributed in many good ways toward the community.
    Donor - Member(s) that has treated us out to lunch or dinner. In other words, donated real $$$ to help
    Fansub Group - Official Member(s) of a fansub group. "Be sure to check out our releases!"
    Staff - The Staff Team.
    Moderator - Men & Women in Blue.
    Administrator - The Owners.

    How do I get from Junior member to Member?
    Get at least 30 posts to get upgraded/promoted.

    How do I get from Member to Senior Member?
    Get at least 1000 posts to get upgraded/promoted.

    How do I get from Senior Member to Master Member?
    Get at least 2000 posts to get upgraded/promoted.

    Why can't I post or comment in Gallery?

    You have to be member status or above to post or comment. Member status = 30 posts [not spam posts]

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    How do I add in alternative trackers?

    Firstly, fire up maketorrent

    Then, click on [Settings]

    Type in the name and the announce for the alternative tracker and click add

    Go back to main and click on [Add backup tracker]

    Find the tracker and click add

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    Port Forwarding
    By Maohayato
    For portforwarding go to

    for people who don't know if they have a router, check out the brands on that site. hint: also if you run dhcp you are using a router.

    recommended: change the port(range) you use in your bt client. isps are choking the normal range 6891-6899. choose a different port(range) in the options of your btclient.

    regarding image file formats.
    bin cue ccd mds iso nrg .....etc.
    forget nero and use daemon tools or alcohol 120%. see tools section for the programs.

    Q: how do I make an image?
    A: use isobuster or alcohol 120% or clonecd.

    Q: I have a bin but no accompanying cue file, what to do.
    A: create one using isobuster.

    Q: I have gotten a console game image, how do I run it on the pc?
    A: most of the old console games can be played on the pc with an emulator. check

    Important: PS2 games CANNOT be played on the pc! either get a PS2 with a modchip or swapmagic trick or get a hdloader.

    Q: are any of these ..... in english?
    A: NO, 99,9% of the things posted here are Japanese. read the post for more information.

    Q: I can't install a game, a weird message pops up with scrambled text?
    try to change your regional settings to japanese and change your unicode to japanese languages>> advanced. also read the post that came with the torrent for details.

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    Guide for burning DVD

    By JarJar
    Making an .ISO
    Remove all discs from drives.

    1. This is only for making/burning image files from DVD PC games or PS2 games
    2. The “Change write speed to as slow as possible” is not needed but it is better if it is as slow as possible.

    Use DVD Decrypter

    From the 'Mode' menu, select 'ISO' -> 'Read'.

    Put DVD-5 / PS2 disc in drive.

    Take note of the 'Destination' file name.

    Click the big 'Decrypt' button.

    Take the DVD-5 / PS2 disc out of the drive.

    Burning an image file
    From the 'Mode' menu, select 'ISO' -> 'Write'.

    Put a blank disc in your DVD Writer.

    Click the little folder icon - 'Browse for source file'

    Change write speed to as slow as possible.

    Click the big 'Write' button.


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    IRC Channel How to join the IRC channel

    -First click on [File]>[Select Server]
    -Tyoe in your nickanme and all that is neccesary. Please note that you need a valid email address
    -Search for Rizon: Randon Server under the server sub-section
    -Type in /msg NickServ REGISTER password email
    eg. /msg NickServ REGISTER Adust
    -Then Type in /msg NickServ IDENTIFY password
    eg. /msg NickServ IDENTIFY Adust
    -Then under the [favorties] section, click on add to favorties and add in #hf-network
    -Type in /msg NickServ HELP REGISTER for more details

    What do the symbols in front of the users in the channel mean?

    ~ in front of the username = founder. The founder of the channel
    & in front of the username = admin. e.g HongFire
    @ in front of the username = operator. They are like your 'mods'
    % in front of the username = half-operator
    + in front of the username = Voice
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    Requesting Reseeds
    Proper Method For Requesting Re-Seeds
    By BOiNG!

    1. Post a message/reply in the appropiate thread of the torrent that you want us to re-seed.

    2. If there are multiple torrents in a thread, please specify which torrent need to re-seed.

    3. If there is no reply/feedback/re-seed/problems, you could try Private Message the thread master as a last resort.

    4. Before asking for re-seed, please check to make sure whether the HongFire trackers are not currently down. The trackers will go down from time to time, & there is nothing we could do but to wait for the trackers to be restored. Also, make sure that your bittorent client is working correctly.

    4. Please DO NOT request re-seed at the "Request Forums" section, those are only for requesting new contents/titles not available here.

    Final Note: PLEASE DO NOT REQUEST RESEEDS THAT ARE MORE THAN A MONTH OLD. They are usually gone by then. Of course you can try, but it is quite rare.

    Make sure that you help re-seed that torrent for other leechers. Thank You!

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    Last edited by Adust Wanderer; 05-27-2006, 09:08 AM.

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  • Originally posted by Rammi View Post
    All the answers to your questions are present in the link BloodmageR provided, and I suggest to read all the paraghraphs, not only the one highlighted (for example, the one regarding forum flood - creating two threads for asking a couple questions that can be asked in a single post is a violation of that rule-)

    Have a look here


    • Heh heh. While it isn't against the rules to be a bot, and I usually ignore them until they do something that is, that wiki link he posted in his intro was actually a sneaky fake, on closer inspection. Case closed.

      ja ne


      • That link was actually edited into that post after I reported it and I never bothered mentioning it since it did look legit, but it's good that my spambot senses were right on the button (the fact that it posted that on other forums was one huge red flag).


        • One question. As it's been a while since I shared anything here, I'd like to get a brief update on the rules. What kind of stuff am I allowed to upload? Via torrent, ddl, or else. Do they need to be original/fresh contents or can I share other sites links?

          I think that's all for now.


          • There are guidelines as to what you can and can't do at least in the torrent section, but a majority of those rules will be the same for DDL (just remember that licensed and dlsite material isn't allowed regardless).


            • How come the anime/manga torrent forums all have zero posts in them?


              • Originally posted by mrtvcage View Post
                How come the anime/manga torrent forums all have zero posts in them?
                Because that section was only brought back several months ago, and even with all the promotion of it that section hasn't had that much activity.


                • I want to open only one post of the thread, what do I do?
                  Having written ?p=xxxxxxx#postxxxxxxx (when I click #xxx number of the post) I see the whole thread bookmarking the desired post, but I want to see the post separated.
                  Last edited by Atmos; 04-03-2016, 01:41 PM.


                  • Why cant i acces this link?


                    • Because the old File Sharing section was disabled due to too many DMCA notices and is not accessible.

                      ja ne


                      • I can never log in from the front page because it says it can't redirect to What's happening here?


                        • Does the UserCP exist currently? I had to use a link on the FAQ to attempt to access it because I couldn't find one anywhere else, and that just redirects to User Settings.


                          • Are the signatures no more?
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                            • You have to go into the account section of user settings and check the box next to show signatures to see them.


                              • Do we even have the option of editing signatures now? Dunno if it's just me not lookiing at the right places but I'm not finding that option. Heck, I can't even view it from my own profile page, which really doesn't make any sense.

                                P.S.: And... of course I find the option right after I make this post lol.

                                It's in User Settings, Account tab, right below the checkboxes to show/hide avatars and signatures, in case anyone else was wondering.

                                A wee bit counterintuitive if you ask me, since I'd expect that option to be in User Profile page instead, but whatever, at least the option exists at all. I was beginning to think it was still disabled or something.

                                BTW, why aren't the more basic/generic smilies/emotes loading anymore? It's mostly the onion ones that still seem to work in my end, which is fine, but I like using the smaller, more standard ones half the time.
                                Last edited by Rick; 04-17-2017, 06:48 PM.

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