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2005-02-06, 18:52
[EDIT:RoboGao] Old Forum Rules, please refer to new ones for VisualNews Gemot[/END EDIT]

Welcome to the forums at haeleth.net!

The topic of this forum is theoretically the games I'm translating and my translations of them. In practice it seems to have turned into more of a general bishoujo game discussion forum, so I guess I shan't complain if you want to talk about stuff I'm not translating too.

If you're talking about crashes, bugs, or other problems running Japanese games, please post in the "Technical issues" forum instead.

You will also notice a few completely off-topic threads. The rules for when these are and aren't permitted are difficult to formulate; generally speaking, if there are only one or two and people are finding them fun or interesting, they won't be locked. Feel free to join in with them. Please think carefully before creating a new one, though; in particular, if you are new to this forum, it's probably not a good idea to create a new off-topic thread before you've got used to the way things work here.

The rules are pretty simple:
No spam. Anything that looks like commercial spam will be deleted on sight. Note that a number of Russian ISPs have now been blocked completely due to spambots operating from their networks. If you think something was deleted or blocked unjustly, contact me and we can discuss it.
Keep it legal. Don't ask for, or provide, links to roms, warez, or similarly dodgy stuff. Discussing translation projects is fine as long as you don't discuss unauthorised distribution. If in doubt, PM me before posting.
Keep it polite. Don't flame. Don't post adult material inline, and identify non-work-safe links!
Don't ask when projects will be complete, whether you can beta test something, or whether I'll translate such-and-such a game; the answers are "when it's done", "no", and "probably not". Other common questions are answered in the sticky thread with the giveaway subject "FAQ".
If you want to post spoilers, make sure people can't read them by accident. ROT13 (http://rot13.com) is the preferred method.
The board is not allergic to new threads. If you have a new topic to discuss, please create a new thread to do it in!
Language. Keep it clean. English is preferred, since that's the language everyone here has in common. Japanese is OK too, but it'd be polite to include an English summary if you can.
もちろん、あんまり英語に自信の持たない人は、日本語だけで書いても問題が全然ありません。One further note: I do not have direct access to other people's private messages, so I can't easily control how they are used. If anyone uses them for spamming or other abusive purposes, please let me know so I can take appropriate measures.