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The Proctor

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If you are a guest considering registration, read this post in full.


This website is not like other anime or vtuber communities you have been part of before. Our culture is unique. I expect you to study and understand it prior to registration.

The Virtual Asylum was founded as a refuge for vtuber fans filtered by places like Reddit and /vt/. We endorse frank and open discussion of the vtuber industry and the talents within it, including the negative aspects and drama. However, we still enjoy the entertainment vtubers provide and earnestly want our favorite talents to succeed.

All posts here are governed by three cardinal rules. Violating any of these three rules will result in a permanent ban.

1) No lolicon, no illegal material, nothing unambiguously against Xenforo's ToS.
2) No moral crusades. We observe and document, we are not your personal army.
3) All users must be 18 or older.


In addition, we strongly value the concept of Operational Security, also known as OpSec. Burner e-mails, VPNs and other steps to maintain user anonymity are highly encouraged.

If none of this has scared you away already, please read the spoilers below. Keep in mind that I have 'a low tolerance for stupid bullshit', as the late George Carlin would say. If anything about the writing style displayed below offends you... leave.

All lolicon art is banned from this forum. Discussion of vtubers with childlike avatars is allowed, but any imagery that depicts their avatars in a sexual context is considered lolicon. I also have a zero-tolerance policy for discussing the 'merits' of lolicon art and what is or isn't a loli. I will not allow either puritanical crusaders or pathetic degenerates to tear this community apart over their own personal interpretations. If there is any ambiguity in a situation that may involve lolicon content, either err on the side of caution or report it to me and I'll make an executive decision.

I'm a simple man. I like cute anime women. I want to make this forum a place to discuss cute anime women (and hot anime guys, if that's more your thing). I don't like drama, insanity, or anything that makes me wish for the giant meteor to get here a little sooner. Rather than go on a long tirade about how I want people to act here, I'll summarize a simple list of things that I never want to know about:

I don't want to know: about your fetishes.
I don't want to know: which idol you want to fuck.
I don't want to know: about your jar collection.
I don't want to know: your name.
I don't want to know: intimate details about your parasocial relationships.

I regard this forum as the online equivalent to my garden, and the users here as invited guests on my property. Respect my property and I will respect you, but the latter will not come before evidence of the former. Anything you wouldn't say or do on your neighbor's property is something you shouldn't do here. Additionally, since this is a shared space, I expect you to consider the context of your actions. This does not mean you always need to strive to be nice to everyone. But it does mean you should take the time to read the room before running your mouth off.

No openly pornographic or NSFW fanart of talents may be shared here. Officially-licensed material of a sexual nature (I.E merchandise like an explicit dakimakura) may be linked, but please put it in spoiler tags. The same goes for links to SFW fanart hosted on providers that also contain easily-accessible NSFW fanart or content. This is not purely out of prudishness, but also out of pragmatism. If users consistently try and make sure inappropriate material is properly contained, it establishes good faith, preventing malicious detractors from smearing us as sleazy peddlers of digital filth.

'Tribalfagging' is a creative term for arguments about which vtuber company is 'superior' to the other, or whether talent X is better than talent Y. I have no time for this nonsense. Everyone appeals to somebody. Even your mom appealed to your father. People are allowed to like what they like and not like what they don't like. That said, people may make frank and honest criticism of vtubers or vtuber companies and compare objective facts and policies as much as they like. I just expect people to act like mature adults and not descend into screaming matches.

I have no interest in enabling the absurd parasocial cult that has arisen around various vtuber personalities. A vtuber is a virtual avatar operated by a real person who shits, pisses, farts and makes stupid decisions just like you or me. I have no issues with people discussing vtubers in the same way as they would conventional hollywood actors, and I will make zero effort to preserve your fantasies of a vtuber as your perfect, flawless animated girlfriend.

That said, I respect that some people prefer not to discuss the 'roommate' of a vtuber out of simple personal preference, rather than as part of a parasocial fantasy. If some users make it a habit of deliberately reminding others that their favorite character isn't real, I will treat them like the security staff at a wrestling match would treat an audience member who kept shouting 'WRESTLING IS FAKE' at the start of every round.

Vtubers are public entertainers, and doxxing is a reality of the industry. Part of me wants to say 'lol deal with it', but I also have to acknowledge that Japan is an incredibly backwards nation when it comes to dealing with cases of stalking and obsessive behaviour. My stance is therefore necessarily somewhat complicated.

In brief, if a vtuber (of any nationality) openly reveals information linking them to their real life activities or has a 'digital footprint' that can be easily connected to their real life identity, the onus is on them to remove it, not on me to prevent it from spreading. Information wants to be free, and censoring it will only encourage more dedicated individuals to archive the evidence and spread it elsewhere.

On the other hand, if somebody were to, say, release a video of them filming the roommate of a vtuber at a restaurant or out in public without their knowledge or consent, then I would be fine with removing it, as it amounts to little more than voyeurism. I will also react poorly if I discover schemes to harass a vtuber or otherwise interfere with either their digital or physical lives for any reason. Unless you have concrete evidence of them committing crimes, stay out of the moshpit.

tl;dr; We observe and document, we do not interfere.

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This image encapsulates everything I have founded this community to avoid. The internet is becoming progressively more sanitized, homogeneous and conformist. I despise this with my entire being. I will never compromise on the principles outlined above. I will never censor this community to conform to the arbitrary moral standards of an overly shrill minority of either puritans or degenerates. Only my own arbitrary moral standards apply, because they're obviously always right.

In short, conformity and digital gentrification are utter cancer. Live free or die.

Made it through alive? Cool. Like what you see? Then go ahead and hit that register button. Happy shitposting.
 
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The Proctor

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As a follow-up to this; guests must register to view The Rec Room. This is a forum section explicitly dedicated to discussing drama, cat-fights, industry upsets and crazy fans of the vtubing community. The Rec Room contains additional information on vtuber personas such as personal information about 'roommates' or archives of incendiary material, therefore putting it behind a wall that requires users to first read and understand the rules before posting makes sense.
 

The Proctor

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Joined:  Sep 9, 2022
Starting immediately, all new 'parody' accounts will be banned on sight. If you are an e-celeb wanting to post here, make a generic account and DM me to discuss proving your identity (with what counts as proof varying on a case by case basis). If proof is sufficient, I will modify your account to reflect said identity.
 
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