First of all, welcome to boards.jp (formerly Manga to Anime, shortened to M2A by most of the population here). I hope you find your stay a good one, and will contribute to some topics that are under discussion. This is a quickly growing forum, with a wonderful community sharing the common interests of all things Japanese, especially Arts and Animation - but you likely knew that before registering . This thread is designed to help answer those questions that many members have. It should be useful for those who are too frightened to ask, as well as to take care of questions that repeatedly get asked and need answering. First and foremost, if you have a question, make sure it hasn't been answered already before posting or contacting someone. Chances are, it has been asked numerous times. General boards.jp FAQ http://www.boards.jp/forums/showthread.php?t=13112 This answers questions more related to our community. It explains things like custom titles, signature guidelines, and terms that are usually used around the boards like "spam" or "troll". General vBulletin FAQ http://www.boards.jp/forums/faq.php? This FAQ explains the workings of vBulletin, the forum system that M2A uses. If you're having technical problems with posting, or need to know how certain features work, you should take a look in here. A note about extreme subjects http://www.boards.jp/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3359 Putting a little thought into posting http://www.boards.jp/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8121 Hentai is outlawed on boards.jp http://www.boards.jp/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=5148 Using the Edit Button and Private Messaging http://www.boards.jp/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4641 Using IRC to Chat http://www.boards.jp/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=5021 Changing Username http://www.boards.jp/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1026 Spoilers http://www.boards.jp/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3230 This sticky is being left open for users to post links to threads that they have found informative or useful in regards to using the boards. Please do not post comments or questions, as the thread is to be used for reference and such posts will be trimmed out. Edited by Cloud: General FAQ moved to a separate thread, and links from here updated. M2A references changed to boards.jp.