Welcome to the new allkpop forums!
I would like to proudly announce that after weeks of hard work, we are finally able to present to you our new forums.
Here's a quick overview of the changes from our previous forums in a nutshell!
*Introduction of the Akorn currency system
Rather than the trophy point system from before, all currency on the allkpop forums will now be called "Akorns."
How do you obtain akorns? Simple, by posting and being active. Posts and Threads will earn you 1 Akorn each, and games such as Chess, 4-in-a-row and Gomoku will allow you to earn up to 5 Akorns. But keep in mind, if you lose, you can also lose Akorns.
Akorns may also be purchased via Paypal.
What can they be used for?
Akorns can be used in the Akorn shop to purhcase upgrades to your profiles, badges, Guild creation and Physical Merchandise. All of these items will be added in the upcoming weeks, including autographed K-POP CD's and Merchandise.
*Introduction of the Anon section!
This is a new feature we have added to allkpop, the anon section will convert your post into a random username, and it will be completely anonymous. All posts will need to be approved by a moderator however, before it goes live. This is to ensure that the content is not against the rules of the forums, however there will be no personally identifying information viewable to anyone, including all of the staff.
*The Arcade section
We have upgrade the previous Forum Games section. You can still participate in thread based forum games, however, we have also added a few games where you can challenge other members in real time. Winners will be awarded up to 5 Akorns for more complicated games such as Chess, while losers will lose 5 Akorns. If you are the competitive type, then we're sure you'll love this new feature.
*Upgraded Guilds Forum
Due to popular demand, the Guild section will remain on allkpop, with the addition of being able to own your own dedicated Guild sub-forum. Once you and your guild can rack up 100,000 Acorns, you will be able to purchase your own dedicated sub-forum, in which you and your guild members will be able to moderate on your own terms. You will still have to abide by the forums major rules, however you will have the freedom to run the sub-forum according to your own set of rules.
*Different/New Forums - There has been a revision of the sections on allkpop, the main ones you need to know are...
K-POP Music section - All K-POP Music related discussions go here, this includes performances and comeback threads. As for Artist Threads, it is now a sub-forum within K-POP Music.
News & Gossip - All news content will go here, this extends to Netizen articles, rumors, sales and achievements.
K-Lounge - The K-lounge is for all other topics that do not fit into the music, k-drama or news & gossip forums. For example, 'Who is your favorite member in Hello Venus?' The K-Lounge is a new forum which will encourage all sorts of fun K-POP topics, so we hope you'll have fun here!
*Change Style Option
At launch we have 3 skins to choose from, special thanks to Ves for the beautiful skins!
Click the Change Style button on the bottom and choose from:
1. allkpop light (default)
2. allkpop dark
3. allkpop retro
*Revision of the rules - The team at allkpop have come to a conclusion that we must not limit freedom of speech within reason, and revised the rules to fit a more reasonable standard of discussion. You can check up on the full set of rules here Forum Rules
A quick overview of rules below!
a) Post in the appropriate section
b) Search first to avoid duplicate posts
c) Use descriptive, non-misleading titles
d) If something is claimed as fact, it should be backed up in the intro post
a) Stay on topic
b) Be mindful when tagging
c) No over-the-line behavior
-- Inappropriate call outs and personal insults including exposes
-- Hate Speech
-- Advertising of competing sites
a) Please use reports instead of tagging a mod
b) No false reports
We will be updating the forums regularly with more features and invite you all to provide suggestions and feedback. Any questions leave them below!