Over time certain questions have been asked repeatedly. We moderators decided that it would be more efficient for everyone if we created one of these threads. Some of these are already answered in the rules but it seems those aren’t read.
Anyway, please check here first before asking something (we’ll add more if other questions are repeated). Members, if you ever see something related to one of these, link here instead of answering.
Where can I find fansubs or scanlations?
No links to sites hosting or supporting fansubs/scanlations are permitted on the forums. You may not ask for them or give them except via PM. Copyright law applies regardless of if the series has been licensed in the United States or your native country.
Why isn't the chat working?
Most likely, you are using the wrong skin. Go to User CP, select Edit Options, and make sure you are on “New CAA” (the menu is near the bottom of that page). The chat is not functional with old skins. There are additional requirements for new members, so participate longer if you have joined recently.
Why aren't my posts appearing?
In order to cut down on ad bots, new users are monitored and suspicious posts are filtered pending moderator approval. If you are a new member and your posts seem to disappear, do not repeatedly submit – most likely your post will be accepted within a few hours and you will be on your way to becoming a regular member. Meanwhile, try not to appear suspicious by avoiding lists, images, and links.
Why is my review not up yet?
All reviews must be approved to ensure they are accurate. This approval process is done by the volunteer staff and does not always move consistently. Also, there may be no one available who can confirm the accuracy of a given review, so expect some delay.
Can I review [series title]?
Yes, assuming no one else has submitted a review. You cannot claim reviewing rights - if you want to write one do so and submit it. However, if you have reason to believe someone else has submitted a review that has not yet been approved, ask about this in the appropriate requests thread.
Why is discussion of politics and theology not allowed?
There are many places on the internet where you can discuss politics or theology. CAA is not one of them. These rules are designed to avoid unnecessary and divisive bickering on these subjects, not condemn them entirely. So long as everyone remains civil, there is nothing wrong with threads about spiritual issues or a law concerning anime. When the subject will clearly be contentious along political or denominational lines, however, it should be avoided.
Why is discussion of some series or subjects not permitted?
Over the course of CAA’s history, certain titles have caused repeated problems. For whatever reason, it seems impossible to have a serious discussion about them without the thread devolving into a pointless argument. When a title repeatedly causes these problems, it is judged that it is better to avoid it altogether. This does not mean that CAA considers it a bad series or that any image/mention of it will result in banning.
For a list of these titles, please see the DND threads in the appropriate forums.
Why is the parents section blank?
Having a section specifically for parents unfamiliar with anime has long been one of Ashley's goals for this site. However, among various real life obligations this hasn't been priority, so it remains a placeholder.
Who are the moderators/administrators?
Administrators have usernames in red; moderators have usernames in blue.
Can I be a mod?
Moderators are chosen by the staff when the workload becomes too heavy for the current group. These are chosen from the members without any kind of request process.
Why can't I edit my posts?
For archival reasons, posts made more than 2 days ago cannot be edited (this limit has recently been increased from 1 day).
Why do some new(er) members not show up in the members list?
In order to keep the list relatively clean, members with post counts of less than 25 do not appear in the formal list.