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Forum Community / Secondary FAQ- For Dummies Edition.
« on: November 14, 2013, 03:09:23 PM »
I'm Mint. I'm probably being a douche but due to an increase in visible presented, Clearly stupid questions being asked in the shoutbox despite most of the information needed to avoid them being already available HERE I have Decided to write this FAQ. it is Intended  as a companion to the original work of Dragonspell
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But seriously though, I shouldn't even have to do this. jokes and memes about stupidity are funny(and i do love funny stuff)... but actual stupidity and ignorance isn't. I don't mean to insult anybody's intelligence but I'm tired of having to explain the same
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over and over again.
so before this becomes an angry rant lets get started.

noun (plural forums)
1a meeting or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged:
we hope these pages act as a forum for debate
 an Internet site where users can post comments about a particular issue or topic and reply to other users' postings; a message board.
2chiefly North American a court or tribunal.
3 (plural fora /ˈfɔːrə/) (in an ancient Roman city) a public square or marketplace used for judicial and other business.
Forum as defined by

An Internet forum, or message board, is an online discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages.[1] They differ from chat rooms in that messages are at least temporarily archived. Also, depending on the access level of a user or the forum set-up, a posted message might need to be approved by a moderator before it becomes visible.
Forums have a specific set of jargon associated with them; e.g. a single conversation is called a "thread", or topic.
A discussion forum is hierarchical or tree-like in structure: a forum can contain a number of subforums, each of which may have several topics. Within a forum's topic, each new discussion started is called a thread, and can be replied to by as many people as so wish.
Depending on the forum's settings, users can be anonymous or have to register with the forum and then subsequently log in in order to post messages. On most forums, users do not have to log in to read existing messages.
Internet forum as defined by Wikipedia
I assume that most people already know this so putting this here is probably adding to my douche factor but we still get a lot of questions like
whats winny club and where do i put posts in the other section, not sure how to really use this site
Is there a wait system for newbies?
Hey guys I can't seem to look up any of the light novels I want to read. What should I do?
hi..i dont know how to post here..can someone teach me.. I cant find any thing to post
so there's obviously some people who need additional guidance. given that a lot of people here are not native English speakers I am willing to forgive many questions that i would otherwise find retarded(and not the Black Eyed Peas way) but still. the way to use a forum remains the same no matter what language dammit
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aright so basic breakdowns for dummies er I mean noobs.
forum= the whole site... basically
Board= a subsection of the forum dedicated to a certain type of topic (within the broad theme that the forum is about. in our case manga/anime and general Japanese culture) list of our local boards is available HERE
thread= a specific topic under a board. can be started by any (registered)user
Admins= gods of the forum. anger at your own risk
Moderators(mods)= responsible for smooth operation of the forum (we do the grunt work for the admins like monitoring for spammers and dropping the ban-hammer)
okay so the last two weren't necessary but... like I said... Douche. :wahaha:

Way Too Frequently Asked Questions
okay so my answers are going to seem kind of rude... in keeping with my douchebag theme here.

how do I post?

are you serious? OK well if you look at the layout of the thread yo should notice its a top-down message by message view similar to a threaded text message line on your smartphone or like a chatbox or Instant Messaging service so obviously at the bottom of the page there's going to be a little text box at the bottom to enter your message and a button below that that says "Post". Now this is with the quick reply turned on (which is currently the default setting. it can be changed in your preferences). the alternative is the blue bar at the top and bottom of the page that reads
hit reply and you'll get a page with a large textbox for you to type your post in.
Also you may find (current default setting again) that the message order is bottom-up instead of top-down. again, changeable in your preferences. (defaults may be changed so its best to be aware of different scenarios).
was it really that hard to figure out?  :maikka:

how do I find "inset manga or light novel etc. here" raws?

okay there's a freaking search box at the top of the page. how could you miss that?  [textbox] [filter] [search button] ...right up top. enter the name/title,  the filter lets you search the entire forum or just the board you're in and I'm sure you know what the "search" button does.  :golddigging:

How do I start a new thread?

remember that blue bar i told you about for replying to threads? well in the same locations on the main page of any Board you will find
New topic is the obvious choice here.  :maikka:

Where should i put my intro?

go to the Forum Community Board and start a new thread. tell us about yourself and why you came here etc. usually (because sometimes the welcoming committee can be preoccupied) someone will come to your thread an say hi/welcome and possibly ask you some questions about yourself. we ask that you kindly converse with such kind people since we care enough to want to talk to you. of course if you're one of those people (most of you are) who don't want to talk to anyone and just get that post in then put a reply in The Introduction Thread (Post Your Intro In This Thread!) (obvious right?).
if you just post "hi, I'm new" and leave then your post/thread will be deleted and you may be warned. repeat offenders and spammers may be banned. see dragonspell's FAQ for details on that. also don't post in someone else's intro thread without having one of your own. that may also end badly for you. we'll make an exception if you already have 25 legit posts.  :yay:

I cant find the post/thread that I just made

well obviously A. you did something wrong and it didn't actually post. B. you did something stupid and we deleted it or are moderating you. C. there is a temporary problem with the site preventing your post from being submitted.
in any case, double check that you're not breaking any Rules and try again. :yay:

alright class is over :ABO: that's about it for now. this post will be amended and extended as necessary. if you have any comments, or complaints please post them below so I can ignore them. if you have a legitimate question that is not answered here or in dragonspell's FAQ (<- notice how many time I've linked this?) then post it here and I will provide a legitimate answer.
If you have any difficulty understanding due to English not being your native language then post "can anyone help me with the FAQs in 'your native language'" into the shoutbox and hopefully someone familiar with your language will be available to assist you.
 :ham: :RAAHRAAHRU: :okaeri: pa-e-ting! ganbatte! good luck noobs

What about Nachos? / Welcoming Committee Lounge!
« on: November 11, 2010, 10:19:05 PM »
:aloha: :hi:  Our community board regulars have increased in number lately. No longer just the evil 5 and co. But now I have trouble finding new newbie threads cuz we have a whole bunch of older threads at the top taking up space. So, minions of the evil 5! I propose that this shall be our lounge. When an intro thread starts straying from the intro i.e. You're no longer getting to know the person and just  talking about random stuff (as usual) simply move the conversation here. It'll free up space at the top so we can pick up new newbies without burying them. The same goes for hijacked spammerthreads. 

No non-committee member (i.e. JCafe regulars) spam.
Noobs: DO NOT POST YOUR INTROS HERE.  Post it in this thread or make your own (but follow the rules).  If you have NO PREVIOUS POSTS, do NOT post in this thread.  Your post will be deleted.  Go elsewhere and then come back.

Members feel free to have whatever conversation you please. To make it feel more like home, let's get some Sam, Dean and Dante. And nachos...

Word Games / Thoughts of Intelligence
« on: September 03, 2010, 12:16:01 AM »
Right then. I spend a lot of my time just thinking. So quite a few brilliant ideas come to me. Among the masses of idiots in the world theres quite a number of smart people. This is a thread for the brilliant questions, answers and ideas that we have or find.
Heres a question: what real reasons/evidence do we really have to believe that the world will end soon?

Replied: September 03, 2010, 01:01:47 AM
An answer: what about the diminishing fossil fuel resources/reserves. While nuclear power can give us electricity we cant put it in our vehicles. Switching the entire planet to alternative sources now would cause a great deal of problems. And when the reserves hit their lowest who will be in controll? Who will fight for it?

Writing / War of the Heavens [w]
« on: August 06, 2010, 12:46:50 AM »
well then... this is the first chapter of my book i'm working on, before my editor got her hands on it. thoughts, opinions etc. are all welcome.
finally got my ass in front of a pc wit net...  :banzai:
so... chapter one (pre-edit) enjoy.


“Oi! Richard!” Cindy’s voice rang in my ears.
“What” I replied in my usual monotonous drawl.
 “What’s with all this junk you’ve been reading?” she continued.
 “I’m writing a book on the mythology of the world.” More monotone flowed out of my mouth. “I dunno, that last one looks like you’re going into devil worship” she grinned that adorably troublesome grin with her head slightly tilted as she looked down at my sleepy face. I’d completely forgotten that my head lay on her lap while she sat on my bed, sifting through the piles of stuff that lay around my room. Or as my friends called it: the mess where Richard’s room should be. Dreamland beckoned to me again as she droned on.
   The darkness turned to a haze that slowly evolved into the clear picture of the ceiling of the mess. I turned to look at the big 6:02 displayed on the wall. A few seconds of mindless staring passed before it registered that Cindy wasn’t there. Well at the moment that wasn’t my concern, my mind was more occupied with the night to come. I sat up while the words “what am I going to wear” escaped my lips.
“Something good I hope” Cindy’s voice came up behind me. “What do you think?” she asked as she twirled around in a short, red dress.
“I’d like to keep my perverted thoughts to myself thank you” I replied as I got up.
“And to answer your question, jeans and a long sleeve dress shirt. I prepared it all already” her voice held a tone that told me I wouldn’t enjoy my selected outfit. 
“My parents are gone?” I asked mid-yawn.
 “Yup, and we’re late.”
   The last party before the opening of school was not as bad as I had anticipated. I couldn’t say that I was having fun. I don’t think anyone would have believed that I was, considering the unchanging bored expression I wore. ‘Oh well,’ I thought, ‘time to go introduce Cindy to my college friends.’ The only people to see me without my bored look were my friends and my parents. One could swear that a day with my friends would make you stupid. Joking around all day was what we did. Almost two years now we’d been a group, since the new flood of first years came we now had first and second generation members. Only four of them were at the party and I counted that as a blessing. Way less introductions to do and since Cindy was set to leave on the morrow they’d be the only ones I’d have to introduce.
 “So I finally get to meet the idiots?” Cindy asked as I pulled her along to the back.
“Some of them anyway”
“Welcome to the Mouse House.” A familiar voice called out. George stood on the back porch eyeing the two of us as we came up. George was a short guy who spent most of his time in computers.
“Yo George.” I called back, “this is Cindy, an old friend.”
“She doesn’t look old.” Another voice came from behind.
“Don’t ruin the moment Phil.” I replied. It never stopped being amazing how perfect the guy’s hair was. While pleasantries were exchanged I searched the room for the two missing friends.
   “upstairs.” George answered my unasked question.
 “No need to bother then.” I replied.  “Give Paul and Alex my regards then.”
“Regards accepted” Alexia said as she approached. She had shoulder length hair that she kept plaited to perfection and boobs that made you understand where the slang “melons” came from. Paul came up behind her looking as skinny as ever. Paul was the rich boy of our group. His parents owned the place and had allowed him to hold many a soirée in the club. After an hour’s worth of mingling Cindy was finally ready to end my torture. We left the Mouse House to meet up with her sisters in town.
   Mindy, Cindy and Lindy all shared the same face. Brown eyes, thin lips, and straight, black hair all defined around that pretty little nose.  Years of separation from them had claimed my ability to tell them apart physically. Not that I needed to, I could tell from their behavior. Lindy was like me, she rarely spoke, and when she did you could melt at the sound of her voice. Mindy was the diva that always had something to say. And Cindy was my partner in crime. We even shared that bored and uncaring attitude towards everything. I’d miss her. I wouldn’t tell her that but I would.
   “Mom asks when you’re coming down.” Mindy said as I approached.
“Give me some time to get skinnier. She might fatten me up a bit too much” I replied as I thought of Juliana and her magically delicious cuisine. Something she’d been passing on to Cindy. A long night awaited me now. The end was nowhere in sight. The triplets would keep me up all night. I was pissed at Mindy now. She wasn’t even leaving. Why’d she have to help torture me with her annoyances while I waited for Cindy to tire out, which she probably would not.  Mindy had taken up studies at a college nearby so she would be staying.
   I stared at my phone. Three hours had gone. “Just a few things we need you to pick up.” Mindy had said. A few things my posterior! Six bags were not a few things. Either the logic of women was flawed or Mindy just liked messing me up. Well at least this was an opportunity to increase my list of “gentle” insults. Gentle because I wouldn’t dare say something that would upset Cindy. I’d save the harsher ones for after she was gone. The sky diamonds shone clear and bright above me as I walked. Not a cloud in the sky, just the way I liked my nights. The moonlight was perfect as I looked up at my greatest source of artistic inspiration thinking of what I would draw for my parting gift to the girls. The big white round thing appeared to stare back at me while I contemplated. Was it just me, or was the ground coming rather quickly toward my face.
   Two minutes ticked by slowly as I tried to comprehend what I’d tripped over. The ornate handle was so beautiful that whoever owned this tool must have a hard time minding what he was doing with it. Tool, was probably not the right word to describe this thing. I couldn’t imagine it being used for anything but smashing skulls in. The victims probably wouldn’t be able to take their eyes off the instrument of their death. The sheer beauty of the thing was that mesmerizing. “A-a h-hammer?” I managed to stammer. That may well have been an insult to it. The size of this hazard was incredible. The head was probably the size of two car tires. Apparently I forgot that it shouldn’t be physically possible for me to lift this big metal object. I gripped the handle tightly and lifted it with ease. It seemed as light as a regular sized hammer in my hands. My brain jumped back to life and I dropped the hammer immediately as I grasped what was happening. It hit the ground with a loud crash, cracking the pavement and raising a large cloud of dust.
   Where had this thing come from? Why was it here? And why was I able to lift it when a four foot drop was enough for it to break the sidewalk? My mind raced through mountains of questions, from the simplest and most basic to the illogical and ridiculous. It’s amazing, the answers you can come up with when your head is filled with a rather peculiar mix of science and anime. The final question floated around in my skull: what was I going to do with this thing?
   I picked up the hammer again. Best to take it home I guess. Yes, it’s perfect logic to take the freaky unknown item that I just randomly happened upon on the ground and bring it to my house. My sense of better judgment screamed at me while the compellation to take this dangerous work of art home took hold. I slung Mindy’s stuff over my shoulder and started the walk home.
   “Oh my god! What happened?” lindy’s rare and mystical voice didn’t shock me as much as it would have normally.  This was mostly due to the fact that my mind was filled with the shock of the realization that I was covered in blood. You’d think that I’d notice the fact that my face was bleeding. Damned hammer! Why’d it have to trip me, just stopping me with its beauty would have sufficed.
“You look like shit!” Mindy said with a smile pulling at the corners of her mouth.
“I think shit would take that as an insult.” I replied. I waited to appear and make some comment on it but she was nowhere to be found. Perfect, this gives me a chance to fix my face. I quickly got over how weird that sounded in my head as I thought of how I would explain the item I had just left at the door. I took off my shirt and tossed it to the bathroom floor. I thought of getting a towel, but dismissed the thought after a few seconds. I stared at the pink, flower designed shower curtain that my mother had put up recently. It was a nice touch to the rather large space where baths were taken, too large a space actually. Well, its bath time, better get clean before Cindy got the chance to see my condition and freak out.
   I opened the curtain and stepped into the shower. A flash of pale skin, a scream and instant blunt force trauma to the head followed. Then I was on the ground watching the blood from my head form a pool on the floor. Damn, I’d been missing too many things tonight. I hadn’t seen the hammer on the ground and I hadn’t noticed that Cindy had been in the bathroom. Should it even be possible to miss that? Idiot! And what’s more she hit me in the head. I suddenly wondered how concerned she would be if she thought that she was the sole cause of my battered state. My thoughts slowed as the darkness of unconsciousness crept up on me. How hard did she hit me? Perhaps landing the hammer on my head would have been less painful. She hugged my head to her bare chest in an attempt to comfort me as I drifted into the abyss of my concussion


Word Games / tell a joke!
« on: August 01, 2010, 11:45:18 PM »
Give us somethin funny! if it's worthy we'll ren ya for it. If not, doesnt matter just make it funny.
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Yaoi & Shonen Ai / Your first experience with yaoi?
« on: July 21, 2010, 06:49:12 AM »
The all important question to a yaoi fan(which i am not).  Im asking cuz i want to understand the reasoning behind your fandom. Since its only fair to give such an experience my self ill tell you: the first such material i ever read was a harry potter slash. It was an interesting experience (i went into the fetal position from shock). Never read anythin since. Anyway you yaoi/slash fans out there. Wat was your first experience with yaoi?

Writing / Improv writing. Would you continue reading?
« on: July 20, 2010, 08:09:52 AM »
Alright. I want to improve traffic to the writing board and this is the first thread in my campaign. Since im on my phone i cant pull out a piece from one of my projects i figured why not test my skill and just write somethin short on the spot. So if this were behng made into a book, would you keep reading?

"Nothing, absolutely nothing" That was my usual answer to lynn's question. I'd repeated it to her so many times you'd think that by now she'd know that there was nothing on my mind.
"you can't fool me. I know that look"
"don't talk with your mouth full" at that, she glared intently at me and i looked away. A humming sound erupted from the corner of the room and lynn turned quickly around. I got up and walked to my bag.
"Damn it. Just leave it jin."
"it's work"
"fine i'm just gonna go take a bath"
i pulled my phone out of the bag while watching lynn walk slowly out of the room dropping her underwear as she walked.
"yes?" i drawled into the phone.
"thomas malles, 312 gourd street, tourain city." a deep voice played into my ear.
"target confirmed. When?" i replied.
"tomorrow. 1:30 pm." it would take a four hour flight to get to tourain. I left a note for lynn and threw on my clothes, grabbed my bag and left for the airport.
the sun shone brightly overhead 9 hours later. I sat silently in the lounge of maxim apartments, a housing establishment owned by mr. Malles. The room was painted a pleasant shade of yellow, and there were large pillows everywhere. I was sweating even though the room was air conditioned. My body was nervous but my mind ignored it. There was no one around but but the receptionist. She looked at me uneasily as i stood up slowly. My watch beeped loudly, it was time. A tall man stepped out of the opening elevator doors. He wore a sharp black suit with a large amount of jewelry.
"mr. Malles. There's a man here to you." the receptionist said loudly. Thomas turned toward me.
"who are you? What are you doing here"
"There's a man i need to kill mr. Malles..."

Movies & TV Series / Predators 2010
« on: July 16, 2010, 07:39:14 AM »
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Predators cuts out the crap and is a direct sequel to the first predator movie.
Heres the deal: a group comprised of some of the most dangerous killers from our planet get dropped on an alien planet as game for a new breed of the alien hunters we know only as predators.
I myself have not seen this yet but as a fan of the original i wont miss it. To those of you who've seen it, let the discussion begin.

Word Games / What the fook just happened?
« on: July 09, 2010, 06:21:17 PM »
Post your wtf? Moments here.
so i was on the way to town (which is what we dominicans call our capital city of Roseau) on the back of a van(pickup truck for you americans) and we stopped due to traffic in mahaut(another damn town near the capital) when this girl in a college uniform whom we'd never seen before just walked onto the street, opened the man's door and sat down in his ride. The driver (i didnt know who the fuck he was either) looked at her with his eyes wide open like 'who the fuck are you'. Then he goes "fuck it let's go" and starts off again.

Language & Culture / Global Slang/phrase Database
« on: July 05, 2010, 05:19:04 AM »
I wish to create a dictionary/database of slangs and phrases commonly used in the many cultures brought to jcafe. Now before you say "just go to urbandictionary or something" i'll have you know that peopl put all kinds of bullshit go those sites. Seriously. Go type your name into one. I got 'a sexy little mexican with a mole' wtf?
Anyway the reason i'm starting this thread is so we can all know what each other is talking about when we use the slangs we use at home with our friends or in our home communities. So when i say "im going to go swef" youll know i mean "im going to go play some videogames"(i also started it cuz i'm just plain bored). you can also use the info to impress/annoy ur friends with your multicultural slangs. :yay:

Replied: July 05, 2010, 05:36:31 AM
Ok. How to make an addition.
1 word/phrase (and variations)
2 part of speech (optional)
3 meaning/definition
4 uses/examples

as an example here's my first contribution:
Swef, Sweaf
videogame or the act of playing videogames.
 used to refer to any videogame or as a verb for playing a videogame. Eg. What swef are you running? - what game are you playing?    I'm swefing prototype. - im playing prototype.    Can your pc run that sweaf? - can your pc handle that game?

What about Nachos? / 'BULLSHIT!' with mint.
« on: July 05, 2010, 01:35:30 AM »
Sup people. Im startin this to post random junk from the mind. Youre welcome to post your own bullshit. If you dont have bullshit to post just agree or argue wit someone else, or spam, i dont give a damn. Accepted topics: anything. Talk about your love of pie. Bitch about whats wrong with whatevers wrong with what manga youre reading. Express your inner(or outer) yaoi fangirl. Say how awesome you think pitbulls are. Music movies games whatever. I have a dream... That this thread will flourish with bullshit.

Replied: July 04, 2010, 09:54:45 PM
Alright to kick things off. Ill tell you about one of the greatest bullshit moments ive ever experienced.
so in the middle of one of our college bullshit sessions two of our "bashers" went head to head. They told d man his father was a virgin and then proceeded to tell him how. And i quote. "boy your father was jocking. And he break in the sink. Your mother must have been some kind of freak, i dont know, but she go and rub on it and that is how she get pregnant." and that my friends is bullshit.

Replied: July 06, 2010, 02:43:22 AM
so today's lesson... When she asks you what is it you look for in a woman, apparantly 'big boobs' is not an acceptable answer

Old Introduction Threads / Minty Non-Freshness presents: himself
« on: June 30, 2010, 10:55:33 PM »
Sup! i'm Mint. Short for Minty Non-Freshness(got that in 1st yr college).
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i'm actually not new. been here a while but i figured lets try this.
i'm considered a very strange person by many of my peers but i can fit in to basically any crowd... my personality adapts based on the situation. for example when home i'm a recluse but with my pals i'm an absolute idiot spendig hours talking random bullshit. i enjoy literature in most forms and im an aspiring artist... ask away. :hahaha:
ps: respect the freshness! Respect it!

Drawing / Minty Non-Freshness presents.... well... Art
« on: June 30, 2010, 07:38:15 AM »
so sup? im mint n this is a lil bit of what i got.
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yeah... careful. thy aint resized.

Bleach / Most useless bankai? most badass?
« on: June 03, 2010, 03:51:16 AM »
most useless... i vote for renji... tha illest one fer me would be... "the lazy man's bankai!" second useless goes to komamura's "gudam"...

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