If you like Anime so much, why don't you marry it?

Or at least consider going to Anime Vice? On the first page alone, including all the Stickied threads, there are as of this posting (this one included ) FIVE THREADS about anime. 
Don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing anime, or manga, and I even defended it one or two of those threads. And I'm not bashing the people who enjoy it, and want to talk about it. But can we try and focus to just a couple of threads? Maybe have a mod sticky one for us to post in? I mean there's even a thread with a guy asking for links for downloading, which is about as close to a TOS violation as this place really gets!  
I know it's the Off Topic thread, but can't we talk some things that are not japanese animated shows, or recommendations, or about how mature or childish it might be, et al? And again, if you are just down for that kind of talk, there is the WM sister site that needs some clicks. Go, talk, wiki edit. Just tone it down over here for a few days maybe?

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Posted by Mrnitropb

Or at least consider going to Anime Vice? On the first page alone, including all the Stickied threads, there are as of this posting (this one included ) FIVE THREADS about anime. 
Don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing anime, or manga, and I even defended it one or two of those threads. And I'm not bashing the people who enjoy it, and want to talk about it. But can we try and focus to just a couple of threads? Maybe have a mod sticky one for us to post in? I mean there's even a thread with a guy asking for links for downloading, which is about as close to a TOS violation as this place really gets!  
I know it's the Off Topic thread, but can't we talk some things that are not japanese animated shows, or recommendations, or about how mature or childish it might be, et al? And again, if you are just down for that kind of talk, there is the WM sister site that needs some clicks. Go, talk, wiki edit. Just tone it down over here for a few days maybe?

Posted by BionicMonster

Can we talk about airplane food? Because, whats up with that?

Posted by PhaggyBigNastyMcKill

If you like Videogames so much, why don't you marry it? 
 
 
Like this guy

Posted by JJOR64

Most users over here have figured out that no one will respond to their thread over at Anime Vice.  Their thread will get faster responses over here.  Don't get me wrong, Anime Vice is awesome, but it's a really, really small community.
 
What I'm trying to say is anime discussion is welcome here.

Edited by Mrnitropb
@mylifeforAiur said:

" Oh the irony. You just created a thread about anime, well done.  "

No, I made a thread about talking too much about Anime. And I even included my thread in the tally. So that doesn't really fit any definition of irony, sir.
 
@BionicMonster said:

" Can we talk about airplane food? Because, whats up with that? "


I've flown a dozen times in the last few years, and haven't gotten anything that wasn't in a little bag, or little tiny bottle. I usually just pack my own food now.
 
@JJOR64: I'm not saying it isn't welcome, but that the flood of threads could be toned down, and perhaps consolidated like the "Previously on..." Tv show sticky. And that if all the anime dudes go play around on anime vice, then maybe, just maybe it will grow a little bit.
Posted by Tactical_Kill

I'm pretty sure out of the 5 sites Giantbomb has the largest community (I'm assuming). So there is a higher chance of getting a response here than on the other site. Thats what the off topic section is for anyways.
 
Does this also mean the next time someone has a question about a computer we should just ignore them and point them at tested?

Posted by Cramsy

Just don't click them.

Posted by Arbie
@PhaggyBigNastyMcKill said:
" If you like Videogames so much, why don't you marry it? 
 
 
Like this guy "
Wut is this I dnt even?! Can I marry Alan Wake now then please?
 
Anyway, fair enough people talking about anime and all that but it is a bit odd when people ask about it on the games forum when there is an anime forum right there, I can see it below this box! ... I think I'll marry Shizuma Hanazona too...*heads on over to anime vice*
Posted by mylifeforAiur
@Mrnitropb: My mistake. Upon re-reading your initial message I release that you have not contradicted yourself. Accept my humble apology ;) I also fully support AnimeVice.  
Posted by Faint

i've started to wonder this too. i usually answer the anime questions and then think, hang on, why isnt this on anime vice?
 
though admittedly i rarely use anime vice and would not go there to talk anime, whilst i reply to anime topics here

Posted by Icemael

I'm certainly not part of the anime thread "problem", but if I were to make an anime topic, I'd make it here at GiantBomb. Why? It's simple: if someone's an active AnimeVice member, he or she is probably into today's anime, and virtually all of today's anime sucks balls. I don't want to discuss anime with someone whose taste sucks balls.

Posted by c1337us
@BionicMonster said:
" Can we talk about airplane food? Because, whats up with that? "
Last time I had dinner on an airplane it wasn't too bad.
Posted by BeachThunder
@c1337us said:
" @BionicMonster said:
" Can we talk about airplane food? Because, whats up with that? "
Last time I had dinner on an airplane it wasn't too bad. "
If you like airplane food so much, why don't you marry it?
Posted by c1337us
@PhaggyBigNastyMcKill:  Jesus. Humanity is doomed.
Posted by c1337us
@BeachThunder said:
" @c1337us said:
" @BionicMonster said:
" Can we talk about airplane food? Because, whats up with that? "
Last time I had dinner on an airplane it wasn't too bad. "
If you like airplane food so much, why don't you marry it? "
Oh I married the shit out of that dinner. Then I just shit it out, divorce is a nasty business.
Posted by Lemoncookie01

I'd marry Mio from K-On if i could.

Posted by EvolutionX0
@Mrnitropb said:
" Or at least consider going to Anime Vice? On the first page alone, including all the Stickied threads, there are as of this posting (this one included ) FIVE THREADS about anime.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing anime, or manga, and I even defended it one or two of those threads. And I'm not bashing the people who enjoy it, and want to talk about it. But can we try and focus to just a couple of threads? Maybe have a mod sticky one for us to post in? I mean there's even a thread with a guy asking for links for downloading, which is about as close to a TOS violation as this place really gets!   I know it's the Off Topic thread, but can't we talk some things that are not japanese animated shows, or recommendations, or about how mature or childish it might be, et al? And again, if you are just down for that kind of talk, there is the WM sister site that needs some clicks. Go, talk, wiki edit. Just tone it down over here for a few days maybe? "
This is an off topic board, so why not talk about anime?  and besides animevice is fail imo, at least recommend some good anime sites.
Posted by Shadow

I don't go to animevice because that site is worthless. 

Posted by BraveToaster

We talk about everything else on this site, so why not post it here?

Posted by Metroid545

More anime threads? There is a site you know

Posted by BraveToaster
@Metroid545 said:
" More anime threads? There is a site you know "
lmao
Posted by FunExplosions

Mrnitropb...Mr...nitro...peanut butter
 
And you look delicious.

Posted by RVonE

So, anime is too off-topic for off-topic?
Posted by Mariek430

Maybe something to do with all the near hentai grade quality of some of the pictures of Misty and the like might turn people off from it.

Posted by Andrela

Its an off-topic board. Anime is off-topic.... failing to see the problem here

Posted by DuhQbnSiLo
@Cramsy said:
" Just don't click them. "
this. Anime-haters end up spamming more than anime-lovers anyways.
Posted by Binman88

So I guess this means no more movie threads on GiantBomb, because there's another site for that. Also, no more tech threads, because there's another site for that. I guess we won't be able to talk about music or books if Whiskey makes a music or books site either. 
 
This is probably the dumbest idea I've ever read on GB. You can't handle viewing a few lines of text on a forum page that don't match your interests? Instead of the animé posters leaving, I suggest you do. Problem solved.

Posted by BraveToaster
@Binman88 said:
" So I guess this means no more movie threads on GiantBomb, because there's another site for that. Also, no more tech threads, because there's another site for that. I guess we won't be able to talk about music or books if Whiskey makes a music or books site either.   This is probably the dumbest idea I've ever read on GB. You can't handle viewing a few lines of text on a forum page that don't match your interests? Instead of the animé posters leaving, I suggest you do. Problem solved. "
Flawless Victory
Posted by Jazz

You created a paradox 
oh man...You just broke the Off-Topic board.     
Online
Posted by AjayRaz
@Binman88 said:
" So I guess this means no more movie threads on GiantBomb, because there's another site for that. Also, no more tech threads, because there's another site for that. I guess we won't be able to talk about music or books if Whiskey makes a music or books site either.   This is probably the dumbest idea I've ever read on GB. You can't handle viewing a few lines of text on a forum page that don't match your interests? Instead of the animé posters leaving, I suggest you do. Problem solved. "
boom 
Posted by Fallen189

It's off topic. Meaning not video games.

Posted by crusader8463
@Mrnitropb:  Because whiskey destroyed anime vice months ago when they fired the two best site personalities this network had. AV is a ghost town/joke of a website.
Posted by natetodamax
@Lemoncookie01 said:
" I'd marry Mio from K-On if i could. "
Indeed! 
 
Also, if you liked anime you would post your threads on Giant Bomb. It's Off Topic, I don't understand why people get so worked up over anime threads on Giant Bomb but not any other threads no matter how strange.
Posted by thehexeditor

Giant Bomb and anime have a wonderfully sexy history together.. one that involves

NAKED. CARTOON. PUSSY.

Posted by HitmanAgent47

I'll marry queen's blade.

Posted by RecSpec

God forbid people post off-topic things in the off-topic forum.
 
Fucking humanity is DOOMED!

Posted by thehexeditor
@HitmanAgent47:  I'll drink to that.
Posted by kashif1
@Icemael said:
" I'm certainly not part of the anime thread "problem", but if I were to make an anime topic, I'd make it here at GiantBomb. Why? It's simple: if someone's an active AnimeVice member, he or she is probably into today's anime, and virtually all of today's anime sucks balls. I don't want to discuss anime with someone whose taste sucks balls. "
you do realize most of old anime sucks balls,  you just forgot about it.
Posted by kashif1
@Binman88 said:
" So I guess this means no more movie threads on GiantBomb, because there's another site for that. Also, no more tech threads, because there's another site for that. I guess we won't be able to talk about music or books if Whiskey makes a music or books site either.   This is probably the dumbest idea I've ever read on GB. You can't handle viewing a few lines of text on a forum page that don't match your interests? Instead of the animé posters leaving, I suggest you do. Problem solved. "
you  win, and there should be a site for books
Posted by tranquilchaos
@Axxol said:
" @Binman88 said:
" So I guess this means no more movie threads on GiantBomb, because there's another site for that. Also, no more tech threads, because there's another site for that. I guess we won't be able to talk about music or books if Whiskey makes a music or books site either.   This is probably the dumbest idea I've ever read on GB. You can't handle viewing a few lines of text on a forum page that don't match your interests? Instead of the animé posters leaving, I suggest you do. Problem solved. "
Flawless Victory "
So the answer is to spam this board with threads about anime when there is clearly an anime-focused forum with a large visible graphic on the site? Flawless my ass. You'd hear less bitching on the subject if you'd just fuck off on over to where it's the main subject of conversation. As far as I know he wasn't asking you to leave, just to stick with a few main threads. Posting about anime in an anime hostile place that is literally the neighbor of an all anime all the time site is fucking idiotic.
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@tranquilchaos said:

" @Axxol said:

" @Binman88 said:
" So I guess this means no more movie threads on GiantBomb, because there's another site for that. Also, no more tech threads, because there's another site for that. I guess we won't be able to talk about music or books if Whiskey makes a music or books site either.   This is probably the dumbest idea I've ever read on GB. You can't handle viewing a few lines of text on a forum page that don't match your interests? Instead of the animé posters leaving, I suggest you do. Problem solved. "
Flawless Victory "
So the answer is to spam this board with threads about anime when there is clearly an anime-focused forum with a large visible graphic on the site? Flawless my ass. You'd hear less bitching on the subject if you'd just fuck off on over to where it's the main subject of conversation. As far as I know he wasn't asking you to leave, just to stick with a few main threads. Posting about anime in an anime hostile place that is literally the neighbor of an all anime all the time site is fucking idiotic. "
Binman88's response was perfect, and the thread should have stopped there. AnimeVice is a dead site; nobody wants to post anime threads over there because they won't get as many responses. And you completely ignored the fact that, by this logic, all movie related threads should be on Screened, all comic related threads should be on ComicVine, and all tech related threads should be on Tested. That's ridiculous. There's a reason the off-topic forum exists. 
 
I'm in the process of writing an anime review and I'm probably going to post it on the forums because I find it amusing when your guys get so worked up over anime on the forums.
Posted by kashif1
@tranquilchaos: here is an example of how dead that site is, there is a bleach couples thread that hasn't been updated in 9 hours.  On a popular amine site this would spawn a full blown flamewar
Posted by AhmadMetallic

marriage is punishment for shoplifters in some countries

Posted by MB

I sort of wish we could lock every single anime thread and redirect people to discuss their favorite anime at AnimeVice...but that's just not how we roll, unfortunately.
 
Anime is lame. Yeah, I went there.

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Posted by tranquilchaos
@natetodamax said:

" @tranquilchaos said:

" @Axxol said:

" @Binman88 said:
" So I guess this means no more movie threads on GiantBomb, because there's another site for that. Also, no more tech threads, because there's another site for that. I guess we won't be able to talk about music or books if Whiskey makes a music or books site either.   This is probably the dumbest idea I've ever read on GB. You can't handle viewing a few lines of text on a forum page that don't match your interests? Instead of the animé posters leaving, I suggest you do. Problem solved. "
Flawless Victory "
So the answer is to spam this board with threads about anime when there is clearly an anime-focused forum with a large visible graphic on the site? Flawless my ass. You'd hear less bitching on the subject if you'd just fuck off on over to where it's the main subject of conversation. As far as I know he wasn't asking you to leave, just to stick with a few main threads. Posting about anime in an anime hostile place that is literally the neighbor of an all anime all the time site is fucking idiotic. "
Binman88's response was perfect, and the thread should have stopped there. AnimeVice is a dead site; nobody wants to post anime threads over there because they won't get as many responses. And you completely ignored the fact that, by this logic, all movie related threads should be on Screened, all comic related threads should be on ComicVine, and all tech related threads should be on Tested. That's ridiculous. There's a reason the off-topic forum exists.  I'm in the process of writing an anime review and I'm probably going to post it on the forums because I find it amusing when your guys get so worked up over anime on the forums.  
 You missed the part where I didn't there should be no anime threads at all. Too many threads is obnoxious no matter what the topic. If there was an overwhelming and annoying glut of threads on comics, tech, or movies I would say the same thing.  
Posted by Mrnitropb
@MB said:

" I sort of wish we could lock every single anime thread and redirect people to discuss their favorite anime at AnimeVice...but that's just not how we roll, unfortunately.  Anime is lame. Yeah, I went there. "

See, I wasn't even suggesting that, just a reduction; a focused approach. Let them have their anime threads, just not over....9000!!!! How hard  would it be to even just have an Anime/manga/bizarrojapaneseshit Board, that all the lovers could add to their favorites list, and play around in, and the haters could ignore [or troll]? Couldn't be any worse than Hamburgers.
 

@Binman88, right and how annoying was it having 32 Inception discussions/SPOILERS going on every day last week?  i can handle it, and I'm not hating. Just making peaceful observations and suggestions.
 
 @natetodamax, If Anime Vice has no users, because everyone is over here posting about anime, instead of over there, because no one is over there, isn't that kind of a self-defeating paradox? I mean, if everyone who loves some anime and/or tentacles over here at GB, went over there, and signed up, and started a party, there'd be like what, 25 more people? Its been built, why don't they come? And again, since the vast majority of the threads here devolve into bashing, or just pure retardedness because of the general population.... then why keep it up?
Posted by MB
@Mrnitropb said:
See, I wasn't even suggesting that, just a reduction; a focused approach. Let them have their anime threads, just not over....9000!!!! How hard  would it be to even just have an Anime/manga/bizarrojapaneseshit Board, that all the lovers could add to their favorites list, and play around in, and the haters could ignore [or troll]? Couldn't be any worse than Hamburgers.

For that solution to work, it would require some actual work by Dave, Sean, and the rest of the guys. I see two possibilities:
 a. Create a new "main" forum for Anime (Or whatever else, doesn't matter what it is - something non-video game) and then allow people to switch it off completely via a switch in preferences, as they are now with the different top-level boards such as the API forum, Off-Topic, articles, or blog posts.
b. Redesign the preferences options from the ground up and allow users to switch ANY individual forum completely off - that way we could potentially have a forum for anything, and if any user doesn't want to see it, they can simply turn it off and they won't even know it exists. This is the better solution in my opinion, but again - it requires work and the guys have more pressing matters to attend to.
 
This also brings me around to a tangential subject, but I'll throw it out there anyway - users, this is why a lot of your threads that you put in various Concept or Object categories get moved to off-topic. It's all great and all that MrUberPwner69xx420xx puts his blog about his girlfriend in the Breast Bounce forum, but it's going to get moved to Off Topic because there are a lot of users who simply don't want to see non-game related stuff on the forums.
Moderator
Posted by RJay_64

People don't like being forced to do something. If there's always a poster that suggests to go to AnimeVice instead for every anime thread, it will just make them want to stay here.

Posted by MysteriousBob
@JJOR64 said:
" Don't get me wrong, Anime Vice is awesome, "
Its not. But if you think so, then please go back there.
Posted by DarkShaper

I will be yet another  persons that says, It's because that is what off-topic is for. Also Anime Vice kinda sucks.

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