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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 Hongfire.com 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 HongFire.com 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.
    Spoiler
    [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 HongFire.com 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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  • Meet the Staff

    Hello dear members, I am HongFire The webmaster of hongfire.com. My jobs are Web Design, And updating websites improving websites.

    I hand around in all forums. But mostly in forum Support, Bug Reports and Suggestions & FeedBack forums. I also hand around in gallery alot. I really like those beautiful CGS that other member uploaded.

    I am a very friendly person. But i won't answer pms if it's support related, Please post those questions in the support forum and search support forum for answers because most of the questions are already been answered in the support forum.

    Alright Hope you all have a great time in our community.
    Last edited by HongFire; 10-06-2006, 06:31 AM.
    What screen resolution are you using in 2016?
    http://www.hongfire.com/forum/forum/...-using-in-2016

  • #2
    I usually police the bit torrent pages and answer any questions that are repeatedly asked. If you see something in the torrent page that should not be there (I highly doubt it happens that often though) just tell me and I'll delete it.

    If you have any questions and don't want to bother anyone or mess up the board with the question asked over and over, PM me first. I'll answer them. Have been doing it for quite some time and I don't mind.

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    • #3
      Yup, a real live woman Mod!

      Hiya,

      Well, not much to say - obviously I like anime/manga/doujinshis/CG/games/etc, or I wouldn't be here ^_^;; And as for my other interests and what I do in real-life... Is there such a thing as other interests, or real-life? O_o

      I have a pechant for JAVs and love things ecchi and hentai, so you needn't hide your pr0n when I'm around.

      I tend to hang around the galleries and forums, helping where needed and being generally friendly and approachable. (I hope ^_^) Feel free to bug me with PM's as I have been known not to bite... ~_^

      **If you want to really get on my good side, a CG or two by 'Carnelian' or from 'Kao no nai Tsuki' has been known to work wonders.

      Hope that you'll all enjoy this wonderful site that Hong has so carefully put together, and I'll see you around.

      -Wyverngirl

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      • #4
        i'm the burnt mod on hongfire.com. i mainly hang around forums and BT but sometimes i check the gallery for duplications. i also releases most of hongfire's CG collections. recently i've been doing some artbooks but i'll promise the HCGs will return. i limit my releases to romance games and try to stay away from rapes and loli. but if you guys have anything that rocks your boat, post it up on the request section and i'll try my best to hunt it down.

        my life? well i'm a burnt 21 year old going for my BBA and hopefully my MBA at night while work full time during the day. currently working two part-time jobs to make ends meet while attending school full time. life saving is practically ZERO at the moment. trying hard to manage my finance to get a place and move out with my g/f of two plus years. she's a god send, a bit clumsy but we're not made to be perfect.

        i have a passion for building and fixing things. be it models, furnitures, electronics, bring it on! my love of music runs deep with metal and punk. green day is the best band there is and the one i own for getting me into the scene. you can hit me up with a PM about anything; rants, hate mails, porn links, whatever. and i'll make sure you get the proper treatment.
        I'm not legendary

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        • #5
          I've absolutely no idea what to say, so I'll just prattle on a bit.

          I apparently have some sort of addiction for all things hentai, judging by the bulk of what I've collected. I'm completely and utterly obsessed with I've Sound, though I also have a fondness for Yoko Kanno and Yuki Kajiura. Favorite artists are Carnelian, Tony, Keiji Gotoh, and U-Jin. And I'm inexplicably drawn to sappy anime based on h-games, like Kiminozo and Kanon.

          As for outside interests, more often than not, you'll find me in front of the piano.

          And as far as the site goes, I generally try and help out behind the scenes. I'm a sysadmin in real life, so I try and assist with those sorts of things, though I generally like to have my hands in a little bit of everything. And I'll occasionally release I've Sound albums or other OSTs, when I can actually remember to.
          出会いは神の御業、別れは人の仕業
          - 萩尾望都、.hack//SIGNより

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          • #6
            Hi all

            Im just a 19 year old from Australia that likes anime, computers and soccer.

            Iv known hong from before hongfire.com and have been trying to help him out whenever i get the chance for the past 2 years.

            Anyway thats about it for now later.

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            • #7
              Its so easy to know who I am.
              Policies, minor script add-ons etc.
              Done by Para the admin.
              Usually anything in general about the forum I can answer for you.

              My most important advice to all new members is that you read the forum rules. The staff of hongfire.com aren't here to warn and threaten you with bans but to help and create a better forum community online for everyone.

              More about myself.

              I love to play games. One of my favourite series is Phantasy Star.
              I've been in forum moderation experience for several years and I'll keep the site in good condition.

              I also help run the mIRC Channel and do a fair deal in public relations with people.

              I started out with hongfire.com as a moderator, then took over as a superior moderator for the forums. As hongfire.com changed, my position and occupation with the site became more general. More so, since I am one of the oldest staff members of the site, it was only forseen that I would become an admin as I am today.

              Oh and... did you know that I love Signum?
              Last edited by Para; 12-09-2009, 11:53 AM.

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              • #8
                I used to police the BT page like a Nazi. I used to police the forums like a Nazi too, but now I lurk and see what people think. I come into the forums occasionally because it's so big and fun. But my playground is really the IRC channel...which is silent a lot of the time.

                Source:
                I came into the hf channel after Mondy (who was my friend before as we both live in Australia and since he became semi-regular at a small chatroom I am an op in) told me about this new group forming.
                I liked what I saw, because they were releasing the stuff that I like collecting. That is, the rare stuff only found in Japanese places, such as fanboxes and other side-interest things. The hentai was just a side distraction back then but now it has become so huge.
                Since I was collecting that stuff already, I told them I could release files for them. So I became a part of the staff and still do releases nowadays when I have time.

                IRL:
                I am an Asian, male, 18 yrs old. Pretty young eh. I look young too. I have intense interest in computers, anime and stuff. Currently building up a legitimate anime merchandise collection in my room.
                Despite all that, my university degree is not computer-related...supposed to result in me being a journalist. My casual job is as a cashier at a supermarket, though I take up computer tech support side jobs sometimes.
                Anyway, with the combination of university and work, sometimes I find not enough time to hang around on the net enough, so majority of the time I will be silent.

                kiki and zephy used to be my release *****es, but they 0wn me in terms of I've Sound collections. So now they have turned into great ops and hops in their own right. I guess I should be proud I found talents to be staff. ^_^

                My music tastes generally stay with game and anime music, although recently I have been making progress into general JPop. Nami Tamaki, Sakamoto Maaya and Morning Musume so far.

                What I think of:
                1) Anime: one of the best entertainment mediums on the planet. So often misunderstood by the ignorant, but having such deep themes. A true inspiration.
                2) Hentai: alright in moderation (even though I often have the urge to expand the collection). Nothing too extreme.
                3) Loli's: only like them when they are clothed. They're so cute.
                4) Pr0n: this may make me sound like a loser, but hentai is more idealistic than real pr0n.
                5) Games: nice, but I don't have time to play them.

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                • #9
                  greetings and welco... wait.. is this.. the right ...place?

                  ahh, whatever.

                  This is Lisa Hayes.

                  Anime Genre: soft-themed animes like YKK, or AIR
                  Games: i don't play PC games anymore, though i have a GBA. Harvest Moon is the longest game i have been playing.
                  Personality: easygoing. tends to be "implosive" when provoked.
                  Hobbies: reading and drawing. surfing the internet.

                  Moderator Job: Pretty much everything. Mainly providing the rough, and final, draft of the rules of the site (and any future rules revisions if needed). Bites signature offenders. Deletes request threads posted in wrong section.
                  Drama spectator.

                  So here's the story so far.

                  Part I: The Early Days
                  Spoiler
                  I've found HongFire while it was still a BT site. Didn't join since the site was slow (as in sloooow, yeah, like that).

                  Second look around, and things got revamped. Officialy joined at October 08, 2004 mainly because i wanted to access all the forum sections in HongFire. I chose the nick Lisa Hayes this time because i wanted to be more open than the last nick that i have been using on other forums. It could have been Misa Hayase but i didn't, so i chose Lisa Hayes instead.

                  I never actually gotten to post much at the start. I was more attentive on the diversity of torrents posted in the forums. The torrent list was still functioning well, and there are lots of interesting materials to download. I don't exactly remember how i first started posting in the forums either. It was probably from a generic "question" thread, or something from the news, or perhaps it was a debate thread. Whatever the case, i do remember clearly that i was sharing my opinion on that thread. And that was the first step.

                  The first torrent that i uploaded are the OAVs of YKK (Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou). I found them from a BT site, and posted them up since there was a request about it. The first torrent that i had shared (as in coming from me) were the Yu Yu Hakusho - Best collection OSTs. And things just snowballed, that the original request for for an OST of Yu Yu Hakusho turned into a huge list of various Yu Yu Hakusho OSTs. Nevertheless, i've got more than i had bargained for, and attracted me with the community.

                  By posting in the forums, i get to know other members as well. I noticed members with ratios i cannot compare to. I also noticed members mastering the art of polling. Mastering the art of hugging, spamming, ... well, enough about that. Let's just say that i've met a lot of interesting people. Through their posts, you learn a bit of themselves. Some departed flashily by creating goodbye threads in the "garbage and rants section". Others fade away into oblivion without anyone realizing it. It's just their nature.

                  This is also the forum that my "photoshopping" skill gets upgraded. Before, in other forums, i had to rely on other members to create for my avatar and signature. It was a hit and miss experience since if you're a nobody, your request would most likely be rejected. I picked up photoshop, not because my requests get rejected, but because, I, too, would like to create my own signature, and not rely on others. The very first time that i used photoshop was an awkward moment, because i had to rely on tutorials for the simplest of steps! I still remember the line that says, "You should be able to finish this in less than an hour." I finished it in 3 hours! My god, that was pathetic... but fun since i get to learn things. A few members in HongFire got together and supported the "signature and avatar workshop". It was purely voluntary so anyone can join. Most of the time, we talk on various techniques on how to do things in Photoshop. And we get to know the distinct styles of different, artistic members. HaT, Ponzu, Veniogenesis, FreedomX15, me (and lots more) are the ones that i can remember who were there at the start. The thread starter was also active then.

                  The forums really started to get active around December-January (post March-April). It was due to the fact that there were really lots of bugs present (posts are out of sync, that was really fun), plus lots of happenings (like the Knifes phenomenon, the hoho thread, dramas and debates galore, and the massive spam, post counts rivalry, and rep wars) in the forums. This is what i could refer to as the dark/fun ages in HongFire (however you view it). Of course, i was also along in the ride. I was gathering up rep points that the highest position i had reached was in the top 10 positions in the first page. BOiNG! made a post about an analytical observation of how i managed to reach such a spot quickly. By then, i am already a regular visitor and poster in the forums.
                  Part II: Set Ascendancy
                  Spoiler
                  I never fancy moderating a forum at all. .....................Ok, that was a complete lie. teehee.

                  I had always wanted to moderate a forum, especially a big community such as HongFire. And i never imagined that i would get a chance to do it. I was contacted by DirtyFinger (via PM) asking whether i am interested in doing so. I took the opportunity and said yes. That was December.

                  I got promoted (by Hong) around March 2005, i think. And i was not alone, JarJar was also promoted as well. Unfortunately, though i certainly enjoyed the new sections that i can access, my moderating powers are still not functional. So i contacted Hong (again) and told him of my situation. Nonetheless, i finally got the functions needed (instant super moderator!) to moderate the forums effectively.

                  Hong still isn't active at that time, so the site was operated by a collective of staffs. All major decisions would undergo a series of discussions between staffs, until a final decision has been agreed. Our mettle were tested when the torrent section has been removed from the site. Lots of members leave because their main reason is gone. Others stick around because of the community. Most members expressed their frustrations by creating threads stating that HongFire is dead/dying, and left/or banned (whichever comes first).

                  While it is very evident of the chaos surrounding in the forums, there were also internal struggles between staffs. There were lots of (conflicting) suggestions thrown as to how HongFire would be after the removal of the BT section. In the end, Shragei got promoted into admin, for the sole purpose of fixing the bugs (it was really bad then.. if you encounted the post bug, you'd want to leave.) The fixing of the bugs was the first sign of relief, but the results were imminent. The damage has been done. The glory days of HongFire has passed, and the future is uncertain.
                  Part III: The Journey Begins Anew...
                  Spoiler
                  And so for the duration up 'till now, has been a journey of fixing the broken site. Evolving and evolving into something else, different of what was HongFire before. In the end, the cataclysmic events only brought a tighter community compared to before, though smaller in size. With a stronger bonds of friendship than before. Lots of members still doubt whether HongFire is rejuvenating, or slowly dying. But one thing is clear. The site still runs, and the legacy continues.

                  With HongFire back (he's the only one with FULL access to the site), i can only say that things will start to improve at a pace much faster than before. As to what path it takes, remains only to what path we choose.


                  if you have more questions, pm me and i'll add it here if appropriate.
                  Disclaimer: subject to change

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                  Originally posted by starcaptor
                  I would say Lisa Hayes would probably have the best historical account since shes been on the ship for quite a while. I remember talking to hongfire one on one in the forums for only one thing, and that was...why was the website called hongfire?

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