Terms of Service and Rules

Forum Rules

Upon becoming a member of UtaForum, you are expected to read, understand and abide by the following Terms of Use. If you have any questions about the following, please contact an administrator.

  • Respect your fellow members.
    We're not asking for you to sugar-coat everything and sing kumbayah around the campfire, but if you have problems with someone that cannot be said in a respectful and calm manner, discuss it in private, not in public. Yes, the chat area counts as public.

  • Follow board-specific rules.
    Some boards have rules specific to that board alone. Be sure to check up on them before posting. Many of these deal with copyright and other serious issues, so heed them.

  • Please limit chat-speak.
    This is not Twitter. You are not limited to 140 characters. Please, try to use complete words when typing. Extraneous phrases like "lol" or "wtf" are fine, but don't make your entire post along these lines. We can understand if English is your second language, but please try your best to use full words.

  • SPAM is not tolerated.
    This includes everything from multi-threading, triple-posting, reckless self-promotion, and PM floods. Don't make a mess that the staff will have to clean. It is not the way to get on their good side and hurts you more than it could ever possibly help.

  • No sockpuppeting or multiple accounts
    Only one account is allowed per user. Creating multiple accounts for any reason is strictly forbidden. If you need assistance changing your username or recovering your password please contact the forum staff. If we find you have created multiple accounts for such reasons, ALL your extra accounts will be banned and you will receive a SEVERE (strike 2) warning.

  • Do not attempt to game or manipulate forum mechanics
    Particularly important concerning the UTAU Showcase and Resource sections. Including but not limited to likes, points, postcount, reviews, ratings, views, tokens, etc. Any attempt to game or compromise forum systems will result in a SEVERE (2 strike) warning, or potential ban if you have been warned before and all your forum stats will be reset.

  • No rumor-mongering.
    Software speculation is fine, but if a specific topic is deemed off-limits in public discussion by the staff, cease discussion immediately. Do not spread rumors about other users or groups, and any "leaked" files you post, you post at your own risk of being exposed, and they will be deleted at a moment's notice by request of those involved. Again, the rules covering software terms of service are in play here.

  • No pornography.
    Keep the forum PG13. If you want to talk about porn, ecchi, hentai there are better places to do it. The only Hentai you are allowed to post is the one on our staff.

  • Link responsibly.
    You are responsible for what you are linking to. Do not link to any porn, hate, or shock image sites. If you have to think twice about it, then you probably shouldn't do it.

  • Respect TOSes and Software Licenses.
    This applies to the UTAU software, individual voicebanks, UTAU resources, and any other software. Comply with the TOS and all other usage clauses and licenses.

Profile Rules

All of the above forum rules also apply to your user profile, avatars, sigs, and username.

  • Usernames
    Must not end in a "-P".
    Because of past controversy in the UTAU community over "-P" producer titles, we currently do not allow them as usernames on the forum. If you have been granted the ability of custom user titles, feel free to add your P name as an alternative there if you so choose, or in your signature or elsewhere. But please, do not have a P name as your displayed username.

  • Signatures
    Images in your signature must not exceed 500px by 150px. Normal posting rules apply to sigs. Excessively long sigs may be trimmed.

Infractions

Due to the history of the community, after the first offense (where a verbal warning is given) the infraction system is system-warning-based; three-strikes-and-you're-out. Breaking any of the rules above results in warnings. If an offense is deemed to be worse than the norm, it will be discussed among the mods and appropriate action will be taken.

  • First Offense
    Verbal warning through PM or in reply to board. A verbal warning will always be designated as "@[username] - Warning: [message]" in order not to confuse an official warning with a cautionary statement.

  • Second Offense
    Warning-system official warning.

  • Third Offense
    Warning-system official warning.

  • Fourth Offense
    Permanent ban from the forum.

Zero Tolerance

Doing any of the following results in an immediate and permanent IP ban from the forum.
  • Death Threats

  • Evading Temporary Ban

See Also

  • Privacy Policy
    UtaForum now has a Privacy Policy. It can be read in its entirety here.

  • UTAU Usage Policy
    Respect the UTAU Usage Policy. It can be read in its entirety here.

Terms of Service

The providers ("we", "us", "our") of the service provided by this web site ("Service") are not responsible for any user-generated content and accounts ("Content"). Content submitted express the views of their author only.

You agree to not use the Service to submit or link to any Content which is defamatory, abusive, hateful, threatening, spam or spam-like, likely to offend, contains adult or objectionable content, contains personal information of others, risks copyright infringement, encourages unlawful activity, or otherwise violates any laws.

All Content you submit or upload may be reviewed by staff members. All Content you submit or upload may be sent to third-party verification services (including, but not limited to, spam prevention services). Do not submit any Content that you consider to be private or confidential.

We reserve the rights to remove or modify any Content submitted for any reason without explanation. Requests for Content to be removed or modified will be undertaken only at our discretion. We reserve the right to take action against any account with the Service at any time.

You are granting us with a non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable, unlimited license to use, publish, or re-publish your Content in connection with the Service. You retain copyright over the Content.

These terms may be changed at any time without notice. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not register or use this Service. If you wish to close your account, please contact us.