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Critical notice to any vtubers browsing this forum [and members discussing them].

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The Proctor

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In recent weeks this site has undergone a dramatic uptick in 'mainstream' traffic from sources that have no traditional knowledge of our cultural origins (coughnewzealandbirdwatchingsitecough) or community values. In particular, we have confirmed reports of several vtubers actively browsing this site, some of whom may have registered accounts and become active posters. In light of this, I am making this post as a PSA for said individuals. I will also include some 'new' rules which were previously considered pure common sense under the 'old', blanket rules, but which evidently need to be underscored for the slow-in-minds.

For visiting talents:
  1. Making an account here without constant usage of a VPN exposes your IP to me.
  2. Expect absolutely everything you say here to be archived and aggressively overanalysed by extremely autistic shut-ins with no social lives.
  3. This forum allows the semi-open discussion of Past Lives, real-life images posted on social media or exposed on livestream, and other public details. Your Discord is public (even the private channels). Your Facebook page is public. Your Twitter is public. If someone here connects the dots between your avatar and your real life identity using this information, that is YOUR PROBLEM. I will NOT delete this information for you or censor anyone for discussing it unless it violates the law or you are underage.
  4. With that said, we are not a doxing or harassment community. We are simply a community that discusses vtubers as if they were any other kind of celebrity, gossip and occasional tabloid shenanigans included. If you can prove a member of this forum has been maliciously stalking you (as in contacting you, trolling your streams, etc), I will ban them.
  5. TVA has a highly diverse userbase, with members from Canada, Asia, Russia, Africa, Mexico, Cuba, Indonesia, the Balkans, etc. Most of these people have far too many problems in their lives to care about the self-hating rhetoric of American pseudo-intellectuals. They will not respect your pronouns. They will not pretend you are not your biological sex. They will casually call each-other slurs and act like it wasn't the worst thing that happened to them since they spilled their soymilk latte. I do not endorse this behaviour, but I believe in free speech or a reasonable facsimile thereof.
  6. If you are here to hate-read us, be aware that for all our faults, we are demonstrably a much nicer, safer and more respectful community than numerous other places. Some vtubers have stated they view this forum as a source of valid critique and diverse opinions. Unless you have done very stupid things, the average poster here wants you to succeed and have a happy career. Even the hazing rituals are mostly to try and see if you are mentally strong enough to handle criticism, not to hurt you or mortally offend you.

For regular members:
  1. I will not confirm or deny suspicions that a talent has an account here or if any accounts are associated with them. If they do not break the rules, they are entitled to post as anonymously as anyone else. Do not pester them. Do not demand they identify themselves. Do not publicly speculate that 'X is definitely Y, I swear, the voices told me'.
  2. Respect new members who do not initially show an understanding of our site culture if they are not clearly malicious (aka from the Philippines and trying to convince you that Nijisanji got Mano Aloe terminated or whatever that bunch of schizophrenic morons is on about right now).
  3. Encouraging talents to visit TVA for the purposes of stirring up drama or controversy is completely forbidden. I will permanently ban anyone I even suspect of doing so and anyone who egged them on. This means YOU @famous artist pipkun.
  4. The only exception to this rule is if a talent is an innocent victim of targeted harassment or abuse, and we are actively documenting the actions of the malicious party with a very high degree of accuracy. In such a case, you may ask permission to reach out to them and inform them. Doing so without asking first is considered a violation of rule #3.
 

The Proctor

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Joined:  Sep 9, 2022
I'm writing an addendum to this post as we now have multiple vtubers either actively posting here or just lurking with accounts. Here are a few extra guidelines to cover things I hadn't previously considered due to their seeming irrelevancy at the time.

1) You may advertise your channel and ongoing streams on this website without permission. However, if you do so, I am not responsible for the behaviour of TVA members in your stream chat, Discords, Twitter chat, etc. Exceptions are if they act in a provably malicious manner; I.E hate-raiding or persistent harassment.

2) I reserve the right to ask you to stop said advertisements if they seem to be the only reason you are posting here. Either engage normally with the community while advertising or don't do it at all. This will also protect you from a negative reception; nobody likes astroturfing, and they're a lot more likely to watch you if you've established a good reputation here beforehand.

3) I am open to collaborations, sponsorships or any other similar transactions between TVA and individual vtubers or corporations. My only criteria is that no such transaction involves censoring the community. Basically, you can pay me to put your channel on the sidebar or announce your streams on the forum header, but you can't pay me to delete posts saying you're a bad streamer.

4) I am happy to offer advice on any aspect of streaming, community management or other activity that I have any experience in whatsoever, or point you in the direction of somebody more qualified. My community includes lawyers, IT specialists, accountants and other competent individuals. Meanwhile, evidence suggests that most vtubers are pinwheeling wildly between one disastrous life decision after another. For the love of God, please let us help you it is literally painful sometimes.
 
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