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===Anime titles - official titles===
 
===Anime titles - official titles===
This type is meant to ONLY be used for licensed titles. Don't use it if that's not the case.
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This type is meant to ONLY be used for titles from official releases of the anime, not your own or fansubbers' translations. Use 'synonym' for unofficial versions and other variations.
  
It doesn't still have to be licensed in your country to count, but once upon a time this should have been the case. This means even if there never was a DVD release this can be used if it aired on TV as someone must have owned a license for this to have happened.
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Official titles can be historical - from past discontinued releases or television airings, as well as (non-bootlegged) VHS or DVD. If there are multiple official titles from different releases, add the newest/commonest only as 'official title' and others as synonyms.
 
 
If there are multiple official titles then the newest one counts.
 
  
 
Always provide a source for this when doing a creq.
 
Always provide a source for this when doing a creq.

Revision as of 18:04, 8 March 2007

The information on this page is incomplete and may not be of much use.
If you can, please help by adding to it.

General

  • By default and without asking provide a source for your change in case of:
  • Air/enddates
  • Total episodenumbers
  • Official CRC
  • Be prepared that a mod could pm you about the changes you proposed! meaning if you get pmed and don't reply in 3-7 days, depending on the mood of the mod, it's a deny as it blocks possible creqs
  • DON'T creq v2/3/... files over v1 or other lower files! Add a new file instead!

Allowed Source for official CRC

  • Official sfv (good source)
  • CRC listing on official page/IRC topic (good source)
  • CRC tag in filename (not a good source, but works... kinda)
  • Envirosphere & Baka-Updates (3rd hand info, but kinda works. depends on the situation and the mod)

Picture sizes

  • Recommended size: 300x400
  • Max size for banner: 500x200 (for group-pics only)
  • Max size: 100kb

Air-& end-dates, total episodes

  • Don't creq start and enddates without a valid source!
  • English pages will only get accepted as a valid source in special cases
  • ANN and AnimeNFO are NOT official or valid sources of information. Neither is anidb. We all only use 3rd hand info! No need to make it 4th hand.
  • A Japanese page is wanted as source for sensible data like episodenumber and air/enddates: examples

24h+ fun


(or "Why Japanese are extremely funny people who use 24:00+ times")

Japan uses a different timesystem than most other countries as they use 24:00, 25:00, 26:00. instead of 00:00, 01:00 and 02:00. Lets make an example to show what this means.

Example:
Hachimitsu to Clover
Tv Schedule

  • 2005-07-07(木) 26:00

In regular (not Japanese time) this means:

  • 08.07.2005 2:00

It's very clear that 08.07.2005 is the right date in this case. Especially official pages often list the "wrong" dates and don't include times, making it harder to spot such cases. It's recommended to check a Tv schedule with times like http://cal.syoboi.jp if possible.

Conclusion: DON'T creq dates 1 day back if you don't know the airtime.
ALWAYS present your source for date changes!

Titles

Romanisation

Romanisation the AniDB way

Episode titles

If it's licensed go check the page of the licensor or the actual episodes from the R1 material.

official titles > fansubbed ones
This excludes namechanges done in cases where they just become silly.

Anime titles - official titles

This type is meant to ONLY be used for titles from official releases of the anime, not your own or fansubbers' translations. Use 'synonym' for unofficial versions and other variations.

Official titles can be historical - from past discontinued releases or television airings, as well as (non-bootlegged) VHS or DVD. If there are multiple official titles from different releases, add the newest/commonest only as 'official title' and others as synonyms.

Always provide a source for this when doing a creq.

Links in URL fields

AniDB does not allow links to pages which offer direct downloads of copyrighted, protected, or otherwise illegal content. This includes, but is not limited to, pages which offer BitTorrent downloads. So please make sure that you don't add URLs (i.e. for anime or groups) which link to such pages. If the home page of a group links to BitTorrent pages, but doesn't offer any BitTorrent downloads itself, a link to the group's main page is acceptable.