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Remain kind and respectful to the other members of the forum and guests that may be visiting. We all have different opinions, however, name-calling, unprovoked attacks, harassment, bullying, exposure, and threats are not allowed under any circumstance. Breaking these rules shall be reprimanded and penalized.

User privacy is very important to us. Real name, private phone number, address, or anything that user doesn't feel comfortable sharing should not be disclosed by themselves. It is not against the rules, but it is for our users' safety.

Swearing in moderation is allowed, however, swears may not be used at a person, institution, or organization of any kind. Trying to bypass this rule shall be severely penalized.

Keep the thread on its topic. Derailing the thread will not be tolerated. Derailing is the obstruction of a thread by diverting it from its intended course. Individual posts that stray off the topic are okay, but diverting completely from the topic is not.

Discrimination (regarding sexual orientation, political affiliation, one's race or origin, skin color, or life preferences, etc), personal attacks (including but not limited to someone's opinions or thoughts, what they like or dislike, how they type/talk/present themselves, etc), and directed insults will not be tolerated under any circumstance and shall be severely penalized.

Serious topics are to be discussed appropriately and without malicious intent. Any attempt to get a rise out of other users with such topics and usage of such topics to insult other users shall be heavily penalized. Examples of serious topics that should be discussed appropriately: LGBTQ, ethnicity or homeland, suicide, self-harm, psychological conditions, political views, religion, beliefs, etc. Please do not post triggering content. In our community, zero tolerance will be given to malicious intent.

Staff antagonizing will not be taken lightly. Should a user feel like they have been wronged, they are encouraged to open a new conversation with @Administrator. All of our staff members work hard to ensure the best experience for our users and talking ill of our Staff members (or any member) will be heavily penalized.

If a member user receives hateful comments or DMs, they should report the content and/or contact a Moderator with the concern either through the Ask the Staff thread or through DMs. Please be advised that the above applies to both individual users and groups of members.


The official language of the forum is English. This allows all users to take part in conversations and helps moderators supervise the forum. Not everyone is fluent in English, and that is perfectly okay. This is a community where users help each other, so do not be afraid to make a mistake. Talking in languages other than English is allowed for a couple of posts if you find someone who speaks your language, but a thread solely in one foreign language is against the rules. Of course, common expressions such as "c'est la vie", "de gustibus non est disputandum" and other majorly used phrases are allowed.

Post your threads in the correct section. As a quick guideline, Japanese releases of Korean artists should be under J-Music. Discussions about TV shows should be under the Movies and Television forum of the Korean Entertainment category. If you are unsure where your thread belongs, contact a Staff Member in the Ask a Staff Member thread.

Duplicate threads are not allowed. If a duplicate is made. Either the two threads will be merged or the thread posted later will be deleted if it provides no new information. Should a user see a duplicate thread, they should use the Report function to report it to a Moderator.

Posting meaningless threads, threads that induce spam, or threads to gain attention in a negative light is strictly forbidden outside of the spam area. Quality matters over quantity. If a question should arise for a Staff Member, the Ask a Staff Member thread should be used.

Thread titles have to be appropriate. While exaggerated titles can draw interest, titles used have to be related to the content of the thread.

Thread takeover is possible with the consent of the original poster, or if the original poster does not visit the forum within the last 7 days. Should a member go on a hiatus they need to let the Staff know, to keep the original post of their thread. Staff reserves the right to change the original poster as requested.

Controversy and discordance between users from outside of the forums (as well as disagreements between users on the KS forums) may not be posted anywhere on our platforms other than in direct communication with the staff. The aforementioned includes but is not limited to both content and any personal vendettas towards or between other users and places. Please be aware that this is only concerning personal communications and user interactions and doesn't include controversial opinions, events, or content in Kpop or real-life events.

In line with the aforementioned rule, advertising of communities similar to ours is strictly prohibited. Mention is allowed, links are not.

Bashing an artist, group, TV show, company, or fandom is not allowed under any circumstance. Critical feedback is welcomed, but hating on someone for no reason or in an overcritical manner will not be allowed.

Content including full-frontal nudity, pornographic content, and links to pornographic content, as well as gore, violence, and any other harmful or provocative materials, is not allowed. Other 18+ content is allowed under the following conditions:
- Graphic stories must be in the fan-fiction section (should it be fan-fiction) and have a prefix.
- The content must have an 18+ prefix, having 18+ in the title is not enough.

Spreading harmful rumors and disinformation is not allowed. While speculation is okay, harmful rumors will not be allowed. If you are providing confirmed news, there must be a reliable source to back up your post. The exception to this is fan-fiction, which must be in the fan-fiction category.

Do not abuse the Report feature. Our Moderators are voluntarily giving their time to the forum to ensure peace. False reporting is making their job much harder.


Do not use a display name that contains any sort of abuse, violence, racism, sexism, or any sort of hate towards anything even if it's considered an inside joke amongst a fandom or friends on the forum. Also, we ask that you do not use vulgarities in your display names (curse words, genitalia or slang for these parts, sexual innuendos, or words of a sensitive, sexual nature). Members violating this rule will be messaged by a mod, and they will be required to change their display names. If you have concerns about a member's Display Name, contact any of the mods about it.

The maximum upload size is 3 megabytes. Uploads are accepted in all major formats (.jpg, .png, .bnp, .tiff, .gif, etc) and they can be animated as well.

The signature can be no wider than 900px and no taller than 400px. This includes the text as well. Should your signature extend beyond these dimensions, it will be automatically shrunk to fit 900px by 400px.

All content rules from General Posting Guidelines and User Interaction apply to visual content as well. To reiterate, no full-frontal nudity, pornography, gore, violence, and other 18+ content, no trolling, baiting, and inciting fan wars through graphics.

In addition, no overly flashy animation or irksome graphics are allowed as they might cause physical discomfort to some users (especially ones with photosensitive epilepsy). Please be aware that we have light and dark modes. Your graphics should be suitable for both.


A user can have a maximum of two accounts. Alternative accounts cannot be used while the main is banned, and vice-versa. Should one account be used while the other is banned, we will ban both accounts for an additional month. Do not take this rule lightly. Alternative accounts are confirmed through IP addresses. We understand that multiple users may have the same IP address, but there is no other way to confirm whether a user is using multiple accounts other than through an IP address (or e-mail, which is easily changed).

Creating a third, fourth, alternate account will cause a one-month ban on all accounts. A repeated offense will issue a permanent ban.

Cases, where users have the same IP addresses but are indeed different users, shall be addressed individually and a further proof will be needed.

The same rules apply to the users of the same household/network. A different e-mail has to be used for both accounts. If needed, Social Media integration with the forum (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) might be requested to verify the unique user.

A user can edit their posts and threads, but they cannot delete them. A Moderator can be asked through the "report" function to delete the post/thread, but not over 10 posts/threads per day.

Self-ban is not possible. Ban is possible only by breaching rules. Self-deactivation is possible through Account Preferences. Deactivation will not delete the account in question, but a deactivated user will not receive any notifications from the forum (including major announcements).

Account deletion is possible under extreme cases only & content will not be deleted just randomized/scrambled under a deleted user. Deleting an account to start fresh is not possible. If a user makes a new account after deleting the old one, they will be banned permanently.

A permanent ban is permanent. Under no condition will a permanent ban be lifted.

*Breaching any of the rules above shall issue a disciplinary measure as a verbal warning and/or warning points.
*It remains at the discretion of a moderator to evaluate rule-breaking. Again, if you feel a Moderator brought the wrong decision, please open a new conversation with @Administrator.
* All posts and actions that are rule-breaking and were made before the new Rulebook shall be moderated if reported.
* KPopSource reserves the right to change the rule book shall a need occur.


Each warning point will expire after a month

- Ban Appeals are made through this link - Contact us
Using the following template.

Subject - Username & Reason Of Ban
Message - Why do you think you should have your ban reversed?
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