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Asian characters such as kanji and kana must be accompanied by an English translation.
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Off-Topic posts are subject to editing or removal at moderators’ discretion, and without notification.
Please post your topics in the most appropriate group.
ALL of the rules listed apply to the Private Messaging content.
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Posts that create an unnecessary amount of conflict and serve no further purpose may be closed at the moderator’s discretion.
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