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Can I add the music to my playlist?
Yes, you can download the music and add it to your playlist. Please do not add songs to your playlist by using the "Open URL" option. Please see the Terms of Use for further details.

Can I be a moderator?
If you have to ask, the answer is no. Please do not ask to be a moderator.

Can I change my email address?
Yes. To change your email address, please click here.

Can I change my username?
Sorry, but it is not possible to change your username.

Can I download more than one mp3 at a time?
Yes. However, please wait at least seconds in between starting downloads. Also, please download no more than 6 files at a time, at which point the system will not allow you to start more until some finish. This is to allow enough bandwidth for everybody. Please see the Terms of Use for further details.

Can I link directly to your mp3 files?
No. There are no exceptions. Sorry. Feel free to download the mp3 and host it on your own webspace.

Can I link to your index page?
Of course! the preferred hyperlink is:

Can I put background music on my profile?
Yes, but only MIDI files. MP3 files take up a lot of bandwidth and you are limited to 1MB of external content for your profile (that includes images, mp3s, etc.). Also, do not have any auto-start music or sounds on your profile, please.

Can I register for another account?
There is a limit of ONE ACCOUNT PER PERSON which is strictly enforced. Inactive accounts are deleted within 7 days, so if there was a problem activating your account, you may try again.

Can I request a song and then upload it myself?
Sure, why not?

Can I request a song for the radio that isn't in the download section?
Each radio DJ is limited to playing songs from the library on their computer. The DJ will fulfill requests if they have or can quickly obtain the requested song.

Can I see a list of songs in the queue for Gendou Radio?
No. This is not feasible due to the nature of the radio software. When songs are enqueued, a message will be sent to the chat.

Can I send you an mp3 to put on your website?
Yes, you can upload here. Please only upload songs that are on the request list.

Can I share my account with others?
Absolutely not. You may not post your username/password on any forum, or website, or share this information with any other person. This rule is in place to protect your privacy and safety, as well as the integrity of this website.

Can I upload a custom avatar?
Yes, to your own webspace of course. does not host avatars, so please do not upload .jpg files to this website. To link your avatar image, use the following HTML code in the "nickname" field on your profile:
<img src="" height="20px" alt="Username" />
Please do not make your avatar any larger than 25px in height! See the HTML Guide for more help.

Can I upload or request additional anime episodes?
No. The anime episodes site is run by sheep, and he has not yet setup a request or user-upload system.

Can I use a download accelerator program?
No. All download programs are strictly prohibited. Prohibited software includes, but is not limited to: FlashGet, GetRight, FDM, ReGet, FreshDownload, and LeechGet.
Please see the Terms of Use for further details.

Can I use a MARQUEE tag in my nickname/signature?
You may use <marquee> tags in your signature, but not in your nickname.

Can I view my download history?
No. This website does NOT track which songs you have downloaded. It does, however, count the number of songs you download.

Can you do something about poor song quality?
Songs in the database have 128kbps bit rate or higher. Beyond this, the sound quality of songs are not guaranteed. These songs are being shared for free. Please do not complain about sound quality or ask that it be improved.

Do I have to pay to use Is this website free?
No, there is no fee for using This website is free of charge and free of advertising. However, donations are greatly appreciated. Without donations, this website would not be possible.

Does accept cash or money order donations?
No. Sorry.

Does the forum have a private message system?
Yes. You can send a message to any user when you are logged into your activated account. Simply click on the "Send a Message" link in the upper-right hand corner of the recipient's profile. Alternately, you can click on the link "Send Message" under the "Forum" navigation menu and type in the recipient's username by hand. To check that a username is correct, type it in, and press the "Lookup" button.

When you login, the system will check to see if you have new private messages. If so, you will see a notification near the top right of the navigation menu. To read your messages, you can click on the text in the menu, or you can click on the link "View Messages" under the "Forum" navigation menu, and you will be taken to your inbox. From there, you can click on the link "Sent" just below the main navigation menu to view messages you have sent to other users, and check whether or not they have been read yet (Unique feature!).

If you wish to ignore a user, you may do so on the "Ignore" page found just under the main navigation menu on the "View Messages" page. You will not receive private messages from users on your ignore list.

There is also a buddy list for storing contacts. This is not a "friends" list and is not made public. The list will be available so you can quickly send messages to your forum buddies.

Does the forum have rules?
You bet. Please read the rules if you have not done so already.

Does this site allow users to get married? How does marriage work?
Marriage is a just-for-fun feature of this site. In the chat room, users may be married by other users who have a marriage license. Your marital status, if any, shows up on your profile. There is a marriage list you can browse here. If you wish to be married, bring your fiancé into the chat and ask a moderator for help.

How are the winners of Gendou Idol decided?
Gendou Idol contestants are scored by judges, and voted on my users.
At the end of a round, each contestant is given a ranking number.
Each round has a given number of top ranked contestants which move on to the next round.
The final round has one winner, the highest ranked contestant in the semi-finals.
Rank is calculated like this:
rank = (total-judge-score / 20) + (total-votes / maximum-votes)
In other words, a contestants rank is equal to the sum of judge score % plus user vote %.
This method of ranking was chosen to allow the judges and users to contribute equally to the ranking.

How can I become a DJ on the radio?
At the moment, new radio DJs are NOT being accepted. Please do not inquire in the forum or to the admin or any other moderator.

How can I conceal spoilers?
You can use the following code to conceal spoilers:
<a onclick="document.getElementById('spoiler_id').style.display='';" class="link">click here for spoiler</a>
<span id="spoiler_id" style="display: none">spoiler_content</span>
Choose a unique name for "spoiler_id" and put your spoiler text (and/or HTML!) where it says " spoiler_content "

How can I contribute to the information database?
If you would like to help contribute information to help complete the database, you can do so on this page. You will also acquire level-ups for your contributions!

How can I request a song be played on Gendou Radio?
When the radio is online, anyone can request a song to be played on Gendou Radio in the chat room. Read the help page in the chat for requesting syntax. I will queue your request as soon as possible. Sometimes the queue can be as long as 20 minutes! Please only request songs listed on the download page.

How do I activate my account?
An email should have been sent to you with a link. If you did not get this email, check your junk mail. If you still do not see it, click here to have the email resent to you.

How do I add an image to my signature/nickname/profile?
This is made easy because you are able to input raw HTML! Here is an example:

<img height="100px" src="" />
<img height="25px"  src="" />

Warning: Avatars may be no larger than 25px in height, 200px in length.
Signatures may be no larger than 100px in height, 600px in length.
Please see the HTML Guide for more help.

How do I cancel/delete my account?
There is no way to delete your account. For security reasons, no information is deleted from this website for any reason. If you no longer wish to use this website, simply don't.

How do I change my password?
Click here to change your password.

How do I donate to
Click the "Donate!" button on the top left courner of the screen. You can donate using Paypal or Amazon. These are the only accepted methods of donation. Donation money go to my server cost, which is over $200/month.

How do I download music?
Simply left-click the song name.

How do I edit/remove my posts?
There should be a button to modify/delete your posts to the left of your name.

How do I ignore a user?
You can add users to your ignore list here. Ignored users may not send you private messages.

How do I listen to Gendou Radio?
When the "Radio!" tab is showing, hover over it and click on the "Listen" link corresponding with your music player. If you have none of the programs listed, you can try downloading each of the listen files in turn, and see if they open in your player of choice.

How do I make hyperlinks in HTML?
You can create hyperlinks using the following HTML code:
<a href="http://put.the.url/here.html">Link Name</a>
For more help, see the HTML Guide!

How Do I Shot Web?
Press your index and ring finger against your palm while keeping both your pointer and pinky finger outstretched.

How do I submit/correct lyrics?
To submit new lyrics or corrections to existing lyrics:
  • 1. Login to your account.
  • 2. Open the lyrics page of the song in question.
  • 3. Click the [EDIT] link.
  • 4. Paste the lyrics or make the appropriate corrections to the existing lyrics.
    For new lyrics, please include the URL where you found them, if you did not transliterate/translate them yourself.
  • 5. Click the save button at the bottom.

How do I upload a file larger than 12 MB?
Re-encode it with dBpowerAmp at 192kbps. If the song is longer than 12 MB at 192kbps, please email gendou for help.

How do I view the most popular songs?
You can sort the list of music by any column by clicking on the column name. For example, to view the most popular songs, click here.

How do the judges evaluate a submission for Gendou Idol?
There are 4 categories which may be given a score between 1 and 5 for a maximum total of 20 points.
What the point quantities mean:
  • 5: Extraordinary, flawless, unique and/or original.
  • 4: Above average, noteworthy, falls within the upper 16%.
  • 3: Average, satisfactory, falls within the middle 68%.
  • 2: Below average, much room for improvement, falls within the lower 16%.
  • 1: Poor, uncomfortable to listen to, needing substantial improvement.
These categories are listed below. The notes I've added are my attempt to describe how judges view these categories.
The judges are not limited strictly to following these descriptions, and are free to judge in whatever way they think is fair.
  1. Song Selection:
    • Does the song fit the singer's vocal tone and range?
    • Does the song fit the theme of the contest? This is Gendou Idol, so anime music is a central theme!
    • Is this a pretty song to sing and to listen to? Some perfectly nice songs make for poor karaoke.
  2. Technique:
    • How skilled is the singer at staying on pitch?
    • How skilled is the singer at using proper intonation?
    • How skilled is the singer at keeping time with the song?
    • How skilled is the singer at breathing properly?
    • Is the sound of the voice pretty?
    • Does the sound of the voice match the song?
  3. Interpretation:
    • Is the singer presenting energy appropriate to the song?
    • Does the singer sound like they enjoy the song?
    • Is the singer bringing something personal and unique to the song?
    • Does the singing inspire emotion and feeling in the listener?
  4. Production:
    • Is the vocal track recorded in high quality?
    • Is the vocal track free of unintentional noise?
    • Is the instrumental track of high quality?
    • Are the volumes of the tracks in good balance, so that both can be heard?
    • Is the overall volume reasonable?
    • Has the singer made good use of digital filters?
    • Does the file include a video track, and how creative is the video?

How do thread subscriptions work?
When you click the link "Subscribe" when viewing a thread, it will be added to your list of subscriptions. If you have the "Email Subscriptions?" checkbox checked in your profile, you will be notified of replies to subscribed threads by email. Also, if you use the RSS feed, you will see therein the title of threads which have had replies made within the last 24 hours and after the time of your subscription.

How do you change the font of your nickname?
Use HTML tags. Below are some examples:

To change color: <span style="color: pink;">Pink text goes here</span>
To change font: <span style="font-family: impact;">Impact Font</span>
For bold and italic: <b>bold</b> and <i>italic</i>

Please see the HTML Guide for more help.

How does Gendou Idol work?
Gendou Idol is the official singing competition.
During each season of Gendou Idol, any user who wants to participate may submit self-recorded karaoke a song.
Each season is split up into rounds, eventually resulting in one winner of the season!
Right now, Pame-chan is officially in charge of organizing seasons into rounds, and for assigning judges.

How does the bloody typing battle work?
In the chat room, you can challenge another user to a bloody typing battle by using the command "/challenge". Your opponent is then presented with the option to accept or reject your challenge. You cannot challenge AFK users. A challenge that is not responded to within 60 seconds is automatically declined. If your challenge is accepted, you and your opponent will see an image with some text written on it, starting with "/battle". The first one to type the message, wins. If you submit the message with a typo in it, you automatically lose, so type carefully! The message is case insensitive, meaning it doesn't matter if you capitalize letters or not. The loser of a match is "killed" and must leave the chat for a duration of ten seconds. If you do not want to leave the chat, you can simply neglect to type the "/battle" command; you will still lose the battle, but not be ejected from the chat. You can view the score board here.

How exactly does the search engine work?
The search engine is a "dumb" search engine. It will not fix your spelling mistakes like google does! If you are not sure of a letter, write an underscore (_). If you do not know how to spell part of a word, replace that part of the word with a space.

How long do I stay logged in?
If you check the button "Remember Me" on the login page, your login session will never end. Otherwise, your login session will be closed after 15 minutes of inactivity, for your security. Of course, you can terminate your login session at any time by clicking the logout button on the navbar.

How long does it take for uploaded songs to show up?
Uploaded songs are reviewed and added to the website every few days. There is often a backlog of uploads, so it can take as long as a month for your upload to appear online.

How many songs can I download? Is there a daily limit? Is there any limit?
Please download no more than 100 songs a day. There is no limit on the number of songs you can download in total, so long as you follow the download rules. I would not expect you to have a download count greater than the number of songs online, of course.

How many times can I rate a song?
You can rate a song as many times as you like! If you change your mind, click rate again and choose a new rating. Your score will be re-calculated each time you change the rating on a song.

How many times can I vote for a request?
You get one vote per request. The number of votes you may cast is equal to your user level. Once a song you voted on is removed from the request list, you may use that vote again on a different request. You may (and ought to) vote on requests you submit.

How many votes does a request need before it will be uploaded?
There is no set number of votes. My decision to fulfill a request or not is often based on the number of votes relative to other requests on the list at the time i review it. Also, the level of the users who voted is taken into consideration. Many other factors are taken into consideration, too!

In which order should artist's names appear?
In Japanese culture, the family name is placed before the given name. In contrast, artist's names on this website should appear in western order. That is to say the given name before the family name. This decision is based on the preferences of the average user.

Is Gendou Radio a podcast that I can download and put on my portable mp3 player?
No. Gendou Radio is a live streaming audio feed. It cannot be downloaded.

Is my download count wrong? I only downloaded X songs, but it says Y!
Every time you click on a download link, your download count is incremented by one. Even if you cancel the download right away, it still counts. This is nothing to worry about, because there is no enforced limit on downloading. If you notice the download count incrementing by more than one each click, it means your browser is sending multiple requests for the song. This is a problem with your browser which can most likely be fixed by carefully following the download instructions in this FAQ. Additionally, download accelerators may cause your downloads to fail, causing an increased download count.

Is there a file size limit on the images in my signature/nickname?
The images linked to in your signature/nickname should not exceed 1MB total. This is a courtesy rule, some people still use slow connections to access the Internet! If the images in your signature/nickname exceed this limit, the links will be removed without warning. To find an image file's size, right-click on the image and choose "image properties". To reduce the files size you need a paint program like Photoshop or Paintshop. See the HTML Guide for more help.

Is there a limit on the number of posts for any one thread?
Yes. No more than 50 posts may be made (by anyone) to any one thread in a 24 hour period.

Is there a limit on the number of posts I can make in the Waste of Time topic?
Yes. No more than 10 posts may be made by any one person in the Waste of Time topic in a 24 hour period.

Is there a limit on the number of posts I can make?
Yes. No more than 100 posts may be made by any one person in a 24 hour period.

Is there a way I can make the page fit on my screen?
Yes! You may choose to hide a column by clicking on "Hide" link just above the column's name. Notice that you can click on a column to sort by the values in that column. Also, when you click on a column that you are already sorting by, the list is reversed.

May I link to flash, videos, songs, or other media in the forum?
Please do not link to flash movies of any type, as this poses a security risk to my users. Please avoid directly linking to large videos and music files. Instead, you can post a hyperlink to the page which features the media content. Not only is this polite to the web host, it also allows the forums to be 56k-user friendly. And, of course, do not post direct links to images or any other content in violation of the terms of use on the host's website!

What are the possible status of Gendou Idol contestants, and what do they mean?
A Gendou Idol contestant may be in any of the following status:
  • Pending: User has submitted or updated their contestant entry, which has not yet been approved by the judges.
  • Active: Contestant entry has been approved by the judges for complying with the rules.
  • Disqualified: Contestant entry has been disqualified by the judges for rule violation.
  • Withdrawn: The user has withdrawn their contestant entry.
  • Past: The contestant was active but not selected as a winner of a past round.
  • Winner: The contestant was a winner of the round.

What are the song types?
Song types are used to identify how a song is used in an anime. For example, the song might play during the opening sequence, or in the background during one episode. Below are a list of song types, and their descriptions:
OP__Opening ThemePlayed during the opening credits. First opening would be OP01, second opening would be OP02, etc.
ED__Ending ThemePlayed during the ending credits. First ending would be ED01, second ending would be ED02, etc.
IN__Insert SongPlayed once during one episode. For example, if played in the 3rd episode, the type would be IN03.
BGMBackground MusicPlayed in the background on more than one occasion. Typically vocal-less.

What are Upload Points and how do they work?
Upload points are assigned to a person when one of their uploaded files is deleted or added to the database. Positive points are given when the upload was useful, and negative points are given if the upload was in violation of one or more rules. Zero points are assignend if the upload was not used. You can view your upload points on your profile. Since uploads are often backlogged, you may receive your upload points as long as a month after uploading the file. Upload points can change your level! Please read the FAQ about Level for more info. Please do NOT dispute upload points in the forum!

What does "PV" mean?
"PV" stands for "Promotional Video". Often times, the PV rip of a song comes from the radio.

What does the "level" mean on the user profile?
Each level earned gives you one vote to cast on a song in the request list. When the song you voted for is removed, you may re-use the vote. You may, of course, take back votes if you wish.

Your user level is calculated using the following formula:
In english, you get a level-up when:
  • You donate (one level-up per dollar)
  • You get leveled up/down by administration
  • The number of posts you have made doubles (post 1, 2, 4, 8, ...)
  • Your account reaches a level-up day (day 3, 8, 21, 60 ...)
  • You gain 10 upload points
  • 10 of your contributions are approved
  • You gain 100 Cryptography Challenge points
Level-ups are calculated once daily at around 2:00 AM.
Notice that if you have NEGATIVE upload points, it can cause you to level-down. :( Positive or negative merit points are given out by staff when you do something good or bad respectively.

What does the "Link" anchor next to each forum post?
The "Link" anchor points directly to one post, so you can link to it rather than the beginning of the thread page. In Internet Explorer, right-click on the link and select "Copy Shortcut". In Firefox, right-click on the link and select "Copy Link Location".

What does the abbreviation ___ mean?
Here are a list of some abbreviations used on this site:
  • OP - Opening theme song
  • ED - Ending theme song
  • IN - Insert song
  • BGM - Background music
  • OVA - Original video animation
  • OAV - Original animated video
  • OST - Original soundtrack

What does the lock icon mean?
The Lock image means that a thread has been locked by moderators. A locked thread may no longer be replied to.

What does the yellow exclamation point (sticky) icon mean?
The Sticky icon means that a thread has been made a sticky. Stickies are threads which always appear at the top of the list, regardless of when the last post to the thread was made. These threads often contain very important information, so please, take a look!

What is an MPGA and how do I listen to it?
Sometimes, Windows users will see downloaded files as MPGA instead of MP3. Below are instructions to fix this problem: In Windows Explorer, click the Tools menu and choose Folder Options, then choose the View tab, and uncheck the box "Hide file extensions for known file types", click OK and the extensions are now visible. To change, highlight the file, hit F2 and change the file name extension from MPGA to MP3.

What is BBCode? Can I use BBCode here on
BBCode is a markup script used in many popular forums. Example: [IMG][/IMG] or [B]bold[/B]. BBCode does not work on Please use HTML instead.

What is Gendou Radio and how does it work?
Gendou Radio is a streaming audio broadcast from which often plays primarily anime music. This music is chosen by the DJ who may take requests or play whatever they like. Since this service requires a DJ be present, it is not always online. You will see the radio link on the navbar appear during radio broadcast.

What is on the RSS feed and how do I use it?
The following items are visible on the RSS feed:
  • Notice of new private messages
  • Status of upload/download/request (if they are on or off)
  • News articles for this week
  • New songs added today
  • Threads which have replies posted after you last clicked "subscribe", and within the last 24 hours
In Firefox, you can click the RSS in the address bar to subscribe to the feed. Otherwise, please use this subscription link:

What is stylesheet data and how does it work?
Stylesheet data is a field for users to input custom CSS code in order to change the display of this website while logged in. You may edit the stylesheet data for the Edit Profile page. The CSS code will be visible only to yourself; nobody else can see it.

What is the capitalization standard for the lyrics page?
Foreign words and anything in Katakana should be in all CAPITAL LETTERS, everything else is lowercase. If an English word is used in a Japanese sentence, it is written in uppercase, using Japanese spelling. An entire english sentence or sentence fragment should be written in uppercase, using English spelling. Please notice that you do not capitalize the first letter of a line or sentence as you would in English! Mono-width spaces (the ones used in Kanji) are NOT to be used in Romaji!

What is the formatting standard for the lyrics pages?
If the Kanji lyrics are available, use the same pattern of line breaks for the Romaji and English lyrics. Otherwise, each measure should be on one line, with two line breaks separating sections. For those not musically inclined, it is safe to insert a line break after each pause in the song. If a line of Romaji or English exceeds 80 characters, it is probably too long. Please, do not re-format song lyrics unless there is an important reason to do so! Tabs and double spaces will be converted to spaces, so don't bother typing them. More than one blank line in a row will be converted to only one blank line.

What is the meaning of a "Pending" upload?
When you upload a song, it will be pending until I get a chance to review it and assign upload points, if applicable. Your file may be pending for a very long time, because there are more uploads then I can often handle in a day. So, please be patient, and thanks for uploading!

What is the name of that one song?
Please, before asking in the forum, do a search using both Google and Anime News Network.

What is the Open Lyrics Project and how does it work?
The Open Lyrics Project is a system which to allows any user to contribute and correct lyrics. The goal is to achieve quick, clean, easy access to lyrics information without relying on external websites (which often go 404). The lyrics may come from any source, and are reproduced under fair use. As a courtesy, the URL of the site where the lyrics were originally found is posted to give credit where due.

Some songs have no vocals, and thus no lyrics page. If you notice a song that has no lyrics, but still have a lyrics page, please let me know here.
All songs with vocals should have a lyrics page. There are 5 sections to every lyrics page:
  • Romaji should contain the original lyrics, even if they aren't in Japanese, with the exception that the lyrics originally in English.
  • Kanji should contain the Japanese text version of the song lyrics, which may be translated into Japanese from the original language.
  • English should contain the English translation of the lyrics, or the original lyrics if they are in English.
  • Discuss should ONLY be used for translation discussion! Do not use the Discuss section to express your personal opinion as unrelated to translation, or to request lyrics be added or completed. When you make a change to the Discuss section, please leave "----" next to your remarks, so your signature can be added.
  • History contains a log of all changes to the lyrics page you are viewing.
Due to the possibility for disagreement, and as with any wiki-like system, lyrics pages can be locked by staff. No changes can be made to a locked lyrics page. If there is an obvious error or missing lyrics on a locked lyrics page, please let me know here.

What is the policy on prohibited/copyrighted content?
There is a list of anime titles from which songs may not be requested. For more information, see the request add page.

What is the punctuation standard for the lyrics pages?
Under the Romaji tab, no punctuation is used. Please do not use hyphens, commas, colons, quotation marks, exclamation marks, or any other punctuation symbol. The only visible characters should be Romaji syllables. Under the Kanji tab, regular Japanese punctuation is used. If you don't know how punctuation is supposed to look in Japanese, please leave it alone! Under the English tab, regular English punctuation is used.

What is the Romaji standard for the lyrics pages?
There are 3 major Romaji systems: Revised Hepburn, Kunrei-shiki, and Nihon-shiki. On this website, we use a form of "Toukyou" Revised Hepburn for the lyrics page, because it is easy to read phonetically. Below is list that will help you understand and stick to the way we do Romaji here:
  • Spaces should be put between words, including ALL particles! Verb endings stay attached to the verb.
  • カタカナ (Katakana words) → UPPER CASE
  • っ (small つ at the end of a word) → ~ (a tilde)
  • は (the particle) → wa
  • へ (the particle) → e
  • ã‚’ (the particle) → o
  • おお → oo
  • おう → ou
  • うう → uu
  • し → shi
  • しゃ → sha
  • しゅ → shu
  • しょ → sho
  • じ → ji
  • じゃ → ja
  • じゅ → ju
  • じょ → jo
  • ち → chi
  • つ → tsu
  • ちゃ → cha
  • ちゅ → chu
  • ちょ → cho
  • ぢ → ji
  • づ → zu
  • ぢゃ → ja
  • ぢゅ → ju
  • ぢょ → jo
  • ふ → fu
  • 行く → iku (never yuku)

What is this bot-trap.php link in the source code on every page?
Normal users won't see the link because there's nothing between the <a> and </a>, so there's nothing to click on.
However, some undesirable (read: spam) bots ignore robots.txt and follow the link.
When they hit the trap three times (allowing for mistakes of curiosity), their IP address is temporarily blocked.

What request statuses are there and what do they mean?
Pending: Request is in the list at this time.
Uploaded: Song was uploaded to the database.
Canceled: User withdrew their own request.
Removed: Request was regrettably removed from the list.
Warned: User was warned of request violation.
Banned: User was restricted from making further requests.
Past: Request was made before status was recorded, could have been removed for any reason.

What's new in chat 2.0?
  • No more waiting for chat/userlist to refresh!
  • No more limit on the number of users!
  • The commands /exit and /refresh are gone, who needs 'em!
  • The [Pause] button has been replaced with the [AFK] button.
  • Connecting to the chat in a new window/tab will close the older connection.

When does the server down scheduled maintenance?
The server will be down daily during the following time intervals:
  • 2:00 AM to 2:10 AM
  • 4:00 AM to 4:05 AM
  • 6:25 AM to 6:30 AM
  • 7:20 PM to 7:25 PM

When is Gendou Radio on? Is there a schedule?
There are no scheduled on-air times. Please do NOT pester DJs to turn on the radio in the chat!

Where can I find game music?
The scope of this website is limited to anime music due to capacity limitations. Game music will not be added in the foreseeable future. Thanks for understanding.

Where can I report a typo, broken link, incorrect information, or other site-related problem?
Please find the correct sticky thread in the Report Problems topic.

Where can I request a song?
here. Please be sure to read the rules carefully.

Where can I view users that are currently online?
Click on "Who's Online" under the "Forum" menu, or click here to view which users are currently online. The list includes users who have been active within the last 24 minutes. It is sorted by user level, in descending order.

Where did my reply/thread go?
Moderators may delete posts at their discretion. If your post was deleted, it probably violated the Forum Conduct Rules.

Where did my request go?
Requests which violate the rules will be removed by hand when the admin gets around to it. The volume of requests FAR exceeds the capacity of to host songs, so many requests will be regretfully removed. If your request is removed, you will be informed by email. Please do not request the same song again after it has been removed!

Where did that song go? It was there yesterday!
From time to time, old songs are removed from the database. This is due to capacity limitations. Thanks for understanding.

Where do I upload my Gendou Idol submission? What do I put for URL?
So long as it is easy to get to, you may chose any web service to host your recording.
The following are recommended, in order of preference:

Where is that song which was released lately? Why is it not yet online?
Songs are added to the database by Gendou himself, when he gets around to it. Also, songs sometimes do not become available or are not uploaded until long after the official release date. Be patient.

Who runs this site? Who are the moderators in the forum?
Gendou single-handedly coded and almost single-handedly runs this website.

The forum moderators are:

Why am I such a moron?
Sorry, I cannot help answer this question. You may want to try searching google.

Why am I unable to post replies/start threads?
First, please check that you are logged in. If you see "Login" in the navigation bar, you have not yet logged in. If you have trouble logging in, check to see you have enabled cookies. If you are logged in, but cannot create threads or post replies, then your privilege to post in the forum has been revoked. This can be due to abuse of the forum system. Email admin at gendou dot com for help.

Why are download accelerators prohibited?
The technology behind a download accelerator is simple: create many connections to download a file piece by piece in parallel. Bandwidth is a measure of how much data can be sent over the Internet in a given period of time. This website has limited bandwidth, which is split evenly among all the people who are currently downloading. Download accelerators selfishly rob other users of their fair share of the bandwidth by taking up many shares at once. So, in order to ensure that there is enough bandwidth for everybody, including YOU, I have prohibited the use of download accelerators.

Why are some requests highlighted in blue?
Requests made by donators are highlighted in blue so that they can be easily recognized.

Why are some songs highlighted in blue?
Songs highlighted in blue are brand new additions to the database. Sometimes you may not be able to download these songs until they are a few days old, giving priority to members who have donated $1 (USD) or more. If this is the case, you will be unable to click on them. Simply donate a few dollars and you will be able to download songs the moment they are released!

Why are some songs highlighted in red?
Songs highlighted in red are offline, the files have been deleted from the webserver. Request the song and I will put them online as soon as possible.

Why are threads locked?
A thread may be locked for the following reasons:
  • The thread goes way off topic.
  • The thread is too long.
  • The thread is a question which has been satisfactorily answered.
  • The thread violates the rules.

Why are we no longer allowed to request songs from the anime ___?
Sometimes is asked by the industry to discontinue distribution of certain songs. While this is an unfortunate happenstance, the wishes of copyright owners will always be respected here. Please do NOT ask further questions regarding this matter, it is not up to question in the least.

Why can't I download new (blue highlighted) songs?
New songs (those highlighted in blue) are only available to donators (of $1 USD or more). To make a donation, click here.

Why can't I submit requests?
From time to time the request system will be disabled by Gendou. It will usually be back up in a few days, or whenever Gendou is ready to receive more requests. If you see a message saying "access denied", your privilege to use the request system has been revoked. There is a maximum limit on the number of active requests you may have at a time, at the time of this writing, this number is 5 (it is subject to change).

Why can't I upload?
From time to time the upload system will be disabled. It will usually be back up in a few days. If you see a message saying "access denied", your privilege to use the upload system has been revoked.

Why did I get negative upload points?
Because the upload was in violation of some rule. Please do not dispute upload points in the forum or with staff.

Why did I receive 0 (zero) points for my upload?
The volume of requests FAR exceeds the capacity of to host songs, so many requests will be regretfully removed. When this happens, uploads for that request are cleared out, and awarded 0 (zero) points, because they were not used. This is unfortunate, but please do not complain about it in the forum. Thank you.

Why did my signature/nickname picture disappear?
Forum moderators have the ability to remove signature and nickname images if they violate the rules. Please understand that these rules are for the courtesy of all forum members.

Why didn't I get the activation email?
First, try checking your junk mail folder, the email may have been sent there. You may need to add admin at gendou dot com to your safe list in order to receive emails. Once you have done so, click here to have the email resent to you.

Why do I have to login to download?
This is for security as well as display purposes. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Why does it say, "connection refused" when I enter the chat?
This message means the Java client was unable to connect to the chat server.
It is possible you need only restart your computer, so please try this first.
If this does not work, try updating to the latest version of Java.
If you are using a software or hardware firewall, be sure to allow outgoing connections on port 8080.

Why is my donation not showing up?
Web payments should show up on your account immediately.
If it doesn't show up right away, first try logging out and back in to your account.
If your donation was by bank account instead of credit card, it should appear once the transaction clears (this may be a few days!).
For further help, email admin at gendou dot com with the transaction ID and username. I will fix your account as soon as possible.
If your donation was to instead of, please email donate at animesheep dot com for help.
Thank you for your donation!

If for some reason your donation does not show up right away, you may go here to re-check your account.

Why is there not a tab for lyrics in my language?
The mission of the lyrics system is to provide Kanji, Romaji, and English lyrics to songs in the music database. I understand some people may wish to read translations into other languages, but to allow this would increase the scope of the system to an unmanageable proportion.

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