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We have moved FMA Conqueror of Shambala Movie forum

It is now within FMA-1 Anime forum. smile.gif
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Also, FMA Info Shrine forum is now moved to the bottom of Fullmetal Alchemist Discussion category.

Also, Fullmetal Alchemist Music (FMA-1 anime, FMA-1 CoS Movie) forum is now between Fullmetal Alchemist Anime (FMA-1) forum and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Anime forum.

Also, there is a new Re-reading FMA manga sub-forum within Fullmetal Alchemist Mnaga fourm.
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How thread titles are shown in the forum has been slightly changed.... ^^

It used to be that the system would automatically turn the first letter of every word in the thread title into a Capital letter and force the rest of the letters in the word into small letters, hence "FMA" would automatically be shown as "Fma" no matter how we tried. XD

I changed the setting so that the system would no longer do that.
Now the thread titles are shown as we write in the thread title part. smile.gif

Existing thread titles remain the same as they were until/unless we edit.
For example:
"Fma:b Ovas (from Fma Dvd/bd Sets Bonus)" is still shown as "Fma:b Ovas (from Fma Dvd/bd Sets Bonus)"
But, now if we'd like, we (thread starter or Mods) CAN edit it to show properly, as "FMA:B OVAs (from FMA DVD/BD set bonus)" biggrin.gif
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Two experimental sub-forums:

In General Anime forum, all discussion threads for particular anime series are now gathered in Let's discuss your fav anime series here! sub-forum.

In General Manga forum, all discussion threads for particular manga series are now gathered in Let's discuss your fav manga series here! sub-forum.

We'll see if these changes would make these forums more organized and less confusing to wade through. smile.gif
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As you might've noticed, we've changed the name of "Open Chat" forum to "Open Talk" forum, to accommodate the member opinion that the name "Open Chat" forum can be misleading, since we're not really supposed to "chat" on our posts on our board (except, maybe to some degree, in Spam Central forum ^^) so that, hopefully, the new name would reflect the nature of that forum better. This name change is currently on experimental bases, and depending on how it goes, may revert, or may change to other name. smile.gif


ETA: Jan. 22, 2011
Also, due to the inactivity, we have archived Circle of Friends forum.
It is now archived under Fullmetal-alchemist.com News forum. smile.gif
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We now have General RP Discussions sub-forum under Roleplay Communty forum. As with Roleplay Communtiy forum, Razzy is leading this sub-forum as a moderator. smile.gif
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We have two new forums!! biggrin.gif

"Arakawa's Other Works" forum. It was split from FMA manga forum
The current forum name is interim and may change later on, as well as the location of the forum.
ETA: Also, we added "Silver Spoon" (new weekly series by Hiromu Atakawa) sub-forum here. smile.gif

"FMA:MiloStar Movie" forum. It was split from FMA:Brotherhood anime forum.
The current forum name is interim and may change later on, as well as the location of the forum. For now we'll keep it as a stand alone forum, although eventually, we may make it as a sub-forum later.

Both forums are lead by forum moderators, Michiyo-, and A Pierrot's Aria. smile.gif
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We made some additional changes in our forums! (that's an understatement. tongue.gif )

First, if anyone has missed our last board announcement, yes, we have switched the order of two main forum categories, and now we have FMA Discussion forums at the top, followed by General Discussion forums.


Within FMA Discussions category, we brought FMA:MiloStar Movie forum at the top, to be ready for the movie's premier in Japan in the beginning of July. This is temporary arrangement, and this arrangement may change later, depending on the assessment during the evaluation period, but will stay through July.


Also, we revamped FMA Music forum. It now contains 3 sub-forums, "FMA-1 Anime Music" forum, "FMA:Brotherhood Anime Music" forum, and forum for info and discussions for "Drama CD, FMA Radio, and other FMA audio programs".

Music discussions for FMA-1 anime: "Conqueror of Shambala" Movie are currently contained in FMA:CoS Movie Music sub-subforum within "FMA-1 Anime Music" forum.
Note: For the time being, Music discussions for FMA:MiloStar movie will be held within FMA:MiloStar Movie forum.


As for General Discussions category, we have a brand new forum (and a sub-forum), Conventions and Cosplays forum and Cosplay sub-forum where members can post their cosplay pics and their reports on attending anime cons and other conventions.
Our three moderators, jacksparrow589, Michiyo-, A Pierrot's Aria have kindly agreed to be the moderators for this section. smile.gif
Hope you will enjoy posting in our new Conventions and Cosplays forum! biggrin.gif



As usual, if you got any questions on posting in forums, please feel free to ask us, by PMing our moderator, or posting on General Site Question thread. smile.gif

Otherwise, hope to see you around the board! biggrin.gif
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We now have two "Spoiler Zone" sub-forums for posts/threads that contain end of series/post-series spoiler contents.

Spoiler Zone sub-forum in FMA Character Discussions forum is for specially designated character discussion threads that allow our members to post discussions that include end-of series/post-series contents without accompanying "Series Final Spoiler Warning" on each post.

"FMA Fanfics - Spoiler Zone" sub-forum in Fanfics forum is a place to share FMA fanfics written by our members that contain end of series/post-series spoiler contents from any FMA series. If you do not wish to be spoiled of such contents, please avoid reading fanfics in this new sub-forum. smile.gif


Tombow
There are changes in member displays in our forums:

1. The minimum post count requirements for some of the ranks have been modified. Generally speaking, except the top 4 tier ranks, ranks are now generally easier to obtain than before. Also, it is now, in general, higher the ranks, harder to obtain the next rank.
(There are no changes in total number of Ranks and the name of each Rank)

2. Also, there are changes in Rank Bar displays. After the change, all State Alchemists are now displayed with 4 (four) Rank Bars, and all Generals (Brigadier, Major, Lt.) are displayed with 5 (five) Rank Bars.

New Min. Post Count Requirements and Rank Bar displays are:
Citizen 0 *
Apprentice 100 **
Alchemists 250 ***
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State Alchemist (Major) 500 ****
State Alchemist (Lt. Colonel) 800 ****
State Alchemist (Colonel) 1200 ****
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Brigadier General 1800 *****
Major General 2600 *****
Lt. General 3600 *****
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Master Alchemist 5000 ******
Enlightened Alchemist 7000 ******


3. In addition, we have altered the title display colors for some of our board staff. smile.gif
Currently, board staff are displayed as the following:
Admin, Mod Admin, Moderators (Global), Moderators (forum) and Gallery Moderators
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