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===''Welcome''===
 
===''Welcome''===
* '''[[Mod Elections|Mod Elections]]''' <sup>''<font color="#ff4500">(PR)</font>'' ''<font color="#696969">(OH)</font>''</sup> - This forum is occasionally hidden, though this practice has become somewhat irregular lately. The [[Forum Management|forum's management]] are occasionally elected by the members of AVEN when necessary, these elections are held within the Mod Elections forum. Members cannot start thread here, this forums becomes ''Read Only'' when not in use.
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* '''Mod Elections''' <sup>''<font color="#ff4500">(PR)</font>'' ''<font color="#696969">(OH)</font>''</sup> - This forum is occasionally hidden, though this practice has become somewhat irregular lately. The Forum's Management are occasionally elected by the members of AVEN when necessary, these elections are held within the Mod Elections forum. Members cannot start thread here, this forums becomes ''Read Only'' when not in use.
  
* '''[[Site Info Center|Site Info Center]]''' <sup>''<font color="#ff1493">(R/O)</font>''</sup> - This forum serves as an information resource. Information relevant to AVEN as a whole is stored within this forum.
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* '''Site Info Center''' <sup>''<font color="#ff1493">(R/O)</font>''</sup> - This forum serves as an information resource. Information relevant to AVEN as a whole is stored within this forum.
  
* '''[[Announcements|Announcements]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - For general announcements, relevant to the forums and wider community.
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* '''Announcements''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - For general announcements, relevant to the forums and wider community.
  
* '''[[Welcome Lounge|Welcome Lounge]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - Intended for newly registered users, members are welcome to introduce themselves to the community in this forum.
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* '''Welcome Lounge''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - Intended for newly registered users, members are welcome to introduce themselves to the community in this forum.
  
 
===''Asexuality''===
 
===''Asexuality''===
* '''[[Asexual Q&A|Asexual Q&A]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - Questions relating to asexuality in general are usually asked here, one of the many common favorite being "Am I asexual?".
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* '''Asexual Q&A''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - Questions relating to asexuality in general are usually asked here, one of the many common favorite being "Am I asexual?".
  
* '''[[Asexual Relationships|Asexual Relationships]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - Relationships are a common occurrence within the asexual community, here we have a forum dedicated to discussing these and related subject.
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* '''Asexual Relationships''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - Relationships are a common occurrence within the asexual community, here we have a forum dedicated to discussing these and related subject.
  
* '''[[Asexual Musings and Rantings|Asexual Musings and Rantings]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - General discussion relating to asexuality.
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* '''Asexual Musings and Rantings''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - General discussion relating to asexuality.
  
* '''[[Older Asexuals|Older Asexuals]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - Generally intended for 30+ asexuals.  
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* '''Older Asexuals''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - Generally intended for 30+ asexuals.  
  
* '''[[The Gray Area|The Gray Area]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - [[Gray-A|Gray asexuals]] comprise a significant population within the asexual community, this forum is intended for Gray-A related discussion.
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* '''The Gray Area''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - Gray-Acomprise a significant population within the asexual community, this forum is intended for Gray-A related discussion.
  
* '''[[For Sexual Partners, Friends and Allies|For Sexual Partners, Friends and Allies]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - AVEN isn't restricted to asexuals, anyone and everyone is welcome. We refer to these as "allies".  
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* '''For Sexual Partners, Friends and Allies''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - AVEN isn't restricted to asexuals, anyone and everyone is welcome. We refer to these as "allies".  
  
 
===''Visibility and Education''===
 
===''Visibility and Education''===
* '''[[Visibility and Education Projects|Visibility and Education Projects]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - This forum is used for asexuality-related projects, by both the [[Project Team|Project Team]] and the general members.  
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* '''Visibility and Education Projects''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - This forum is used for asexuality-related projects, by both the AVEN Project Team and the general members.  
**  '''[[WorldPride (forum)|WorldPride 2012]]''' <sup>''<font color="#ff1493">(R/O)</font>''</sup> - This forum was used to organize AVEN's events at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London London's] 2012 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WorldPride#WorldPride_London_2012 WorldPride event].
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**  '''WorldPride 2012''' <sup>''<font color="#ff1493">(R/O)</font>''</sup> - This forum was used to organize AVEN's events at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London London's] 2012 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WorldPride#WorldPride_London_2012 WorldPride event].
  
* '''[[World Watch|World Watch]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - Asexuality makes a occasional appearance in the media, we usually discuss these various appearances in our World Watch forum.  
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* '''World Watch''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - Asexuality makes a occasional appearance in the media, we usually discuss these various appearances in our World Watch forum.  
** '''[[World Watch|World Watch Archive]]''' <sup>''<font color="#ff1493">(R/O)</font>''</sup> - World Watch is pretty darn old, there are many relevant and important threads within this forum. This archive attempts to categorize these by year.
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** '''World Watch Archive''' <sup>''<font color="#ff1493">(R/O)</font>''</sup> - World Watch is pretty darn old, there are many relevant and important threads within this forum. This archive attempts to categorize these by year.
  
* '''[[Census Forum|Census Forum]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - Censuses are a vital factor in visibility, they give us our stats. The census forum is open to any member, it's not restricted to official censuses, though polls intended for humor should be placed in [[Just for Fun|JFF]].
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* '''Census Forum''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - Censuses are a vital factor in visibility, they give us our stats. The census forum is open to any member, it's not restricted to official censuses, though polls intended for humor should be placed in Just for Fun.
** '''[[Census Forum|Census Archive]]''' <sup>''<font color="#ff1493">(R/O)</font>''</sup> - This essentially serves the exact same purpose as the World Watch Archive, seen above.  
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** '''Census Archive''' <sup>''<font color="#ff1493">(R/O)</font>''</sup> - This essentially serves the exact same purpose as the World Watch Archive, seen above.  
  
 
===''Community''===
 
===''Community''===
* '''[[Meetup Mart|Meetup Mart]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008080">(AcP)</font>''</sup> - Meetups are yet another vital factor in our community, the Meetup Mart provides a space for organizing such meetups, everything from small-scale informals to large affairs. It should be noted that this forum is NOT intended for dating personals ''(see [[Personals Forum|Personals Forum]])''. AVEN serves the international community, particularly the Anglosphere, thus we have the following subforums:
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* '''Meetup Mart''' <sup>''<font color="#008080">(AcP)</font>''</sup> - Meetups are yet another vital factor in our community, the Meetup Mart provides a space for organizing such meetups, everything from small-scale informals to large affairs. It should be noted that this forum is NOT intended for dating personals ''(see Personals Forum)''. AVEN serves the international community, particularly the Anglosphere, thus we have the following subforums:
** '''[[Meetup Mart|Australia and New Zealand]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008080">(AcP)</font>''</sup>
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** '''Australia and New Zealand''' <sup>''<font color="#008080">(AcP)</font>''</sup>
** '''[[Meetup Mart|Canada]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008080">(AcP)</font>''</sup>
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** '''Canada''' <sup>''<font color="#008080">(AcP)</font>''</sup>
** '''[[Meetup Mart|United Kingdom and Ireland]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008080">(AcP)</font>''</sup>
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** '''United Kingdom and Ireland''' <sup>''<font color="#008080">(AcP)</font>''</sup>
** '''[[Meetup Mart|United States]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008080">(AcP)</font>''</sup>
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** '''United States''' <sup>''<font color="#008080">(AcP)</font>''</sup>
  
* '''[[Just for Fun|Just for Fun]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - AVEN ain't all-serious, we have our very own forum dedicated to crazy games and quirky humor.  
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* '''Just for Fun''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - AVEN ain't all-serious, we have our very own forum dedicated to crazy games and quirky humor.  
** '''[[Just for Fun|AVEN Arcade]]''' <sup>'' '''(NP)''' ''</sup> - Spam, spam, spam! Intended for those one-word response kind of threads.  
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** '''AVEN Arcade''' <sup>'' '''(NP)''' ''</sup> - Spam, spam, spam! Intended for those one-word response kind of threads.  
  
* '''[[Celebration Time!|Celebration Time!]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - Got something to celebrate? Fortunately, we have a forum for that too.  
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* '''Celebration Time!''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - Got something to celebrate? Fortunately, we have a forum for that too.  
  
* '''[[Tea and Sympathy|Tea and Sympathy]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008080">(AcP)</font>''</sup> - Down periods are not uncommon, this forum exists to discuss or vent out our general frustrations.  
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* '''Tea and Sympathy''' <sup>''<font color="#008080">(AcP)</font>''</sup> - Down periods are not uncommon, this forum exists to discuss or vent out our general frustrations.  
  
* '''[[Open Mic|Open Mic]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - For sharing your creative side.  
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* '''Open Mic''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - For sharing your creative side.  
  
* '''[[Community Links Forum|Community Links Forum]]''' <sup>''<font color="#ff1493">(R/O)</font>''</sup> - AVEN may remain as the epicenter of the asexual community, but there are many similar spin-off forums too.  
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* '''Community Links Forum''' <sup>''<font color="#ff1493">(R/O)</font>''</sup> - AVEN may remain as the epicenter of the asexual community, but there are many similar spin-off forums too.  
 
''(Correct as of April 2013)''
 
''(Correct as of April 2013)''
** '''[[Apositive|Apositive]]'''
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** '''Apositive|Apositive'''
** '''[[AroPlane|AroPlane]]'''
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** '''AroPlane|AroPlane'''
** '''[[Asexual Awareness Week|Asexual Awareness Week]]'''
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** '''Asexual Awareness Week'''
** '''[[Asexual Explorations|Asexual Explorations]]'''
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** '''Asexual Explorations'''
** '''[[Asexuality Archive|Asexuality Archive]]'''
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** '''Asexuality Archive'''
** '''[[Asexuality on Livejournal|Asexuality on Livejournal]]'''
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** '''Asexuality on Livejournal'''
** '''[[Break the Binary|Break the Binary]]'''
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** '''Break the Binary'''
** '''[[Demi Grace|Demi Grace]]'''
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** '''Demi Grace'''
** '''[[Freedom Requires Wings|Freedom Requires Wings]]'''
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** '''Freedom Requires Wings'''
** '''[[Trans Yada|Trans Yada]]'''
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** '''Trans Yada'''
  
* '''[[Alternate Languages Forum|Alternate Languages Forum]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - Asexuality isn't restricted to the Anglosphere, it exists throughout many different cultures in many different languages. Here, we have a forum for discussing asexuality in your native tongue.
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* '''Alternate Languages Forum''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - Asexuality isn't restricted to the Anglosphere, it exists throughout many different cultures in many different languages. Here, we have a forum for discussing asexuality in your native tongue.
 
** '''Deutsch''' ''(German)''
 
** '''Deutsch''' ''(German)''
 
** '''Polski''' ''(Polish)''
 
** '''Polski''' ''(Polish)''
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** '''日本語''' ''(Japanese)''
 
** '''日本語''' ''(Japanese)''
 
** '''中文''' ''(Mandarin, 1)''
 
** '''中文''' ''(Mandarin, 1)''
** '''中文''' ''(Mandarin, 2)''
 
 
** '''Svenska''' ''(Swedish)''
 
** '''Svenska''' ''(Swedish)''
 
** '''Norsk''' ''(Norwegian)''
 
** '''Norsk''' ''(Norwegian)''
  
* '''[[(h)AVEN|(h)AVEN]]''' <sup>''<font color="#ff0000">(RR)</font>''</sup> - [[Tea and Sympathy|Tea and Sympathy]] exists for the milder issues in life, we all have those issues that we feel we can't share publicly, for that we have (h)AVEN. Naturally, to retain this privacy, access is not granted automatic, it must be requested.  
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* '''(h)AVEN''' <sup>''<font color="#ff0000">(RR)</font>''</sup> - Tea and Sympathy exists for the milder issues in life, we all have those issues that we feel we can't share publicly, for that we have (h)AVEN. Naturally, to retain this privacy, access is not granted automatic, it must be requested.  
  
 
===''Discussion''===
 
===''Discussion''===
* '''[[Off-A|Off-A]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - AVEN is largely asexual-centric, but Off-A gives us space to discuss everything else.
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* '''Off-A''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - AVEN is largely asexual-centric, but Off-A gives us space to discuss everything else.
  
* '''[[Romantic and Other Orientations|Romantic and Other Orientations]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - Many asexuals experience [[Romantic orientation|romantic orientation]], this forum exists to discuss all the related subjects.  
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* '''Romantic and Other Orientations''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - Many asexuals experience romantic orientation, this forum exists to discuss all the related subjects.  
  
* '''[[Gender Discussion|Gender Discussion]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - Gender identity is a common subject within the community, so of course we have a forum for discussing this too.  
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* '''Gender Discussion''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - Gender identity is a common subject within the community, so of course we have a forum for discussing this too.  
  
* '''[[Philosophy, Politics and Science|Philosophy, Politics and Science]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - Feeling philosophical or political? Or taking an interest in science? Discuss it here. We usually use this forum to discuss some of the more specific recent news events. These can often end up warped by controversy...
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* '''Philosophy, Politics and Science''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - Feeling philosophical or political? Or taking an interest in science? Discuss it here. We usually use this forum to discuss some of the more specific recent news events. These can often end up warped by controversy...
  
* '''[[Hot Box|Hot Box]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008080">(AcP)</font>''</sup> - ... the Hot Box lives up to its name, here's where we keep the more heated, controversial debates.  
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* '''Hot Box''' <sup>''<font color="#008080">(AcP)</font>''</sup> - ... the Hot Box lives up to its name, here's where we keep the more heated, controversial debates.  
  
 
===''Site''===
 
===''Site''===
* '''[[Site Comments|Site Comments]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - Issues with the software often crop up, we usually discuss these here.  
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* '''Site Comments''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - Issues with the software often crop up, we usually discuss these here.  
** '''[[Site Comments|Bug Tracker]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - For filing reports, when a bug is found.
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** '''Bug Tracker''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>''</sup> - For filing reports, when a bug is found.
  
* '''[[Mod Forum]]''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>'' ''<font color="#ff1493">(R/O)</font>''</sup> - Intended for declassifications of disciplinary and policy threads.
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* '''Mod Forum''' <sup>''<font color="#008000">(P)</font>'' ''<font color="#ff1493">(R/O)</font>''</sup> - Intended for declassifications of disciplinary and policy threads.
  
 
=Hidden Forums=
 
=Hidden Forums=
 
Various hidden forums exists, for a variety of reasons. While these are not "officially listed", they are [http://www.asexuality.org/en/index.php?showtopic=29464 often] briefly [http://www.asexuality.org/en/index.php?showtopic=67680 mentioned].
 
Various hidden forums exists, for a variety of reasons. While these are not "officially listed", they are [http://www.asexuality.org/en/index.php?showtopic=29464 often] briefly [http://www.asexuality.org/en/index.php?showtopic=67680 mentioned].
  
* '''[[Not Quite Ready For Primetime]]''' <sup>''<font color="#800000">(X)</font>''</sup>
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* '''Not Quite Ready For Primetime''' <sup>''<font color="#800000">(X)</font>''</sup>
* '''[[AVEN Book|AVEN Book]]''' <sup>''<font color="#800000">(X)</font>''</sup>
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* '''AVEN Book''' <sup>''<font color="#800000">(X)</font>''</sup>
* '''[[Trashcan]]''' <sup>''<font color="#800000">(X)</font>''</sup>
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* '''Trashcan''' <sup>''<font color="#800000">(X)</font>''</sup>
  
 
=Former forums=
 
=Former forums=
 
Forums there were either... <font color="#006400">'''[M]: Merged'''</font>, <font color="#FF0000">'''[R]: Removed'''</font> or <font color="#FF1493">'''[H]: Hidden'''</font>.
 
Forums there were either... <font color="#006400">'''[M]: Merged'''</font>, <font color="#FF0000">'''[R]: Removed'''</font> or <font color="#FF1493">'''[H]: Hidden'''</font>.
  
* '''[[Alternate Languages|Amibes Français]]''' <sup><font color="#006400">'''[M]'''</font></sup>, '''[[Alternate Languages|Asexuality Español]]''' <sup><font color="#006400">'''[M]'''</font></sup>, '''[[Alternate Languages|Asexuales Deutschland]]''' <sup><font color="#006400">'''[M]'''</font></sup>, '''[[Alternate Languages|Discussione Asessuale Italiana]]''' <sup><font color="#006400">'''[M]'''</font></sup> and '''[[Alternate Languages|Amoebas Portugese-falador]]''' <sup><font color="#006400">'''[M]'''</font></sup> - All were merged to form [[Alternate Languages]], circa August 2003.
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* '''Amibes Français''' <sup><font color="#006400">'''[M]'''</font></sup>, '''Alternate Languages|Asexuality Español''' <sup><font color="#006400">'''[M]'''</font></sup>, '''Asexuales Deutschland''' <sup><font color="#006400">'''[M]'''</font></sup>, '''Discussione Asessuale Italiana''' <sup><font color="#006400">'''[M]'''</font></sup> and '''Amoebas Portugese-falador''' <sup><font color="#006400">'''[M]'''</font></sup> - All were merged to form Alternate Languages, circa August 2003.
  
* '''[[All T-Shirts, All the Time]]''' <sup><font color="#FF0000">'''[R]?'''</font></sup> - Likely removed, existed between August 2003 and February 2004.
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* '''All T-Shirts, All the Time''' <sup><font color="#FF0000">'''[R]?'''</font></sup> - Likely removed, existed between August 2003 and February 2004.
  
* '''[[World Watch|The Library]]''' <sup><font color="#006400">'''[M]'''</font></sup> - Merged with World Watch, October 2009. This forum focused on discussed asexual literature.  
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* '''The Library''' <sup><font color="#006400">'''[M]'''</font></sup> - Merged with World Watch, October 2009. This forum focused on discussed asexual literature.  
  
* '''[[Personals|Personals]]''' <sup><font color="#006400">'''[M]'''</font></sup> - Incredibly controversial forum, closed down due to legal fears and merged with the [[Meetup Mart]] shortly after its creation, circa October 2005.
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* '''Personals''' <sup><font color="#006400">'''[M]'''</font></sup> - Incredibly controversial forum, closed down due to legal fears and merged with the Meetup Mart shortly after its creation, circa October 2005.
  
* '''[[AVEN Book|AVEN Book]]''' <sup><font color="#FF1493">'''[H]'''</font></sup> - A former admin's writing project, locked down in 2008 and later hidden in 2009 due to copyright issues.  
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* '''AVEN Book''' <sup><font color="#FF1493">'''[H]'''</font></sup> - A former admin's writing project, locked down in 2008 and later hidden in 2009 due to copyright issues.  
  
 
=See Also=
 
=See Also=
 
*[[Forum Management]]
 
*[[Forum Management]]
  
[[Category:Community]]
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[[Category:Communauté]]
[[Category:Forums]]
 

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There are a total 6 forum categories (Welcome, Asexuality, Visibility & Education, Community, Discussion and Site), within these categories are 28 forums that are accessible by members of AVEN, 3 of these are inaccessible without a registered account, 1 is occasionally hidden to the public when necessary, 1 cannot be accessed unless requested. Alongside these, we have 9 subforums (discounting external links). There are a significant number of private, hidden and removed forums that are not included in that count.

Legend
(P) Publicly accessible, no account required to view or read
(AcP) Publicly accessible with registered account, no restriction
(PR) Publicly accessible, once a post limit is reached (conventionally 25)
(NP) Posts will not contribute to post count
(R/O) "Read Only"
(OH) Occasionally hidden
(RR) Access (usually) granted upon request
(X) Entirely hidden or removed

Current Forums

There are a considerable number of hidden forums, which are only accessible by the Admod team. For privacy purposes, these are currently not indexed on this list.

Welcome

  • Mod Elections (PR) (OH) - This forum is occasionally hidden, though this practice has become somewhat irregular lately. The Forum's Management are occasionally elected by the members of AVEN when necessary, these elections are held within the Mod Elections forum. Members cannot start thread here, this forums becomes Read Only when not in use.
  • Site Info Center (R/O) - This forum serves as an information resource. Information relevant to AVEN as a whole is stored within this forum.
  • Announcements (P) - For general announcements, relevant to the forums and wider community.
  • Welcome Lounge (P) - Intended for newly registered users, members are welcome to introduce themselves to the community in this forum.

Asexuality

  • Asexual Q&A (P) - Questions relating to asexuality in general are usually asked here, one of the many common favorite being "Am I asexual?".
  • Asexual Relationships (P) - Relationships are a common occurrence within the asexual community, here we have a forum dedicated to discussing these and related subject.
  • Asexual Musings and Rantings (P) - General discussion relating to asexuality.
  • Older Asexuals (P) - Generally intended for 30+ asexuals.
  • The Gray Area (P) - Gray-Acomprise a significant population within the asexual community, this forum is intended for Gray-A related discussion.
  • For Sexual Partners, Friends and Allies (P) - AVEN isn't restricted to asexuals, anyone and everyone is welcome. We refer to these as "allies".

Visibility and Education

  • Visibility and Education Projects (P) - This forum is used for asexuality-related projects, by both the AVEN Project Team and the general members.
  • World Watch (P) - Asexuality makes a occasional appearance in the media, we usually discuss these various appearances in our World Watch forum.
    • World Watch Archive (R/O) - World Watch is pretty darn old, there are many relevant and important threads within this forum. This archive attempts to categorize these by year.
  • Census Forum (P) - Censuses are a vital factor in visibility, they give us our stats. The census forum is open to any member, it's not restricted to official censuses, though polls intended for humor should be placed in Just for Fun.
    • Census Archive (R/O) - This essentially serves the exact same purpose as the World Watch Archive, seen above.

Community

  • Meetup Mart (AcP) - Meetups are yet another vital factor in our community, the Meetup Mart provides a space for organizing such meetups, everything from small-scale informals to large affairs. It should be noted that this forum is NOT intended for dating personals (see Personals Forum). AVEN serves the international community, particularly the Anglosphere, thus we have the following subforums:
    • Australia and New Zealand (AcP)
    • Canada (AcP)
    • United Kingdom and Ireland (AcP)
    • United States (AcP)
  • Just for Fun (P) - AVEN ain't all-serious, we have our very own forum dedicated to crazy games and quirky humor.
    • AVEN Arcade (NP) - Spam, spam, spam! Intended for those one-word response kind of threads.
  • Celebration Time! (P) - Got something to celebrate? Fortunately, we have a forum for that too.
  • Tea and Sympathy (AcP) - Down periods are not uncommon, this forum exists to discuss or vent out our general frustrations.
  • Open Mic (P) - For sharing your creative side.
  • Community Links Forum (R/O) - AVEN may remain as the epicenter of the asexual community, but there are many similar spin-off forums too.

(Correct as of April 2013)

    • Apositive|Apositive
    • AroPlane|AroPlane
    • Asexual Awareness Week
    • Asexual Explorations
    • Asexuality Archive
    • Asexuality on Livejournal
    • Break the Binary
    • Demi Grace
    • Freedom Requires Wings
    • Trans Yada
  • Alternate Languages Forum (P) - Asexuality isn't restricted to the Anglosphere, it exists throughout many different cultures in many different languages. Here, we have a forum for discussing asexuality in your native tongue.
    • Deutsch (German)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Français (French)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • русский (Russian)
    • Hebrew
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • 中文 (Mandarin, 1)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • (h)AVEN (RR) - Tea and Sympathy exists for the milder issues in life, we all have those issues that we feel we can't share publicly, for that we have (h)AVEN. Naturally, to retain this privacy, access is not granted automatic, it must be requested.

Discussion

  • Off-A (P) - AVEN is largely asexual-centric, but Off-A gives us space to discuss everything else.
  • Romantic and Other Orientations (P) - Many asexuals experience romantic orientation, this forum exists to discuss all the related subjects.
  • Gender Discussion (P) - Gender identity is a common subject within the community, so of course we have a forum for discussing this too.
  • Philosophy, Politics and Science (P) - Feeling philosophical or political? Or taking an interest in science? Discuss it here. We usually use this forum to discuss some of the more specific recent news events. These can often end up warped by controversy...
  • Hot Box (AcP) - ... the Hot Box lives up to its name, here's where we keep the more heated, controversial debates.

Site

  • Site Comments (P) - Issues with the software often crop up, we usually discuss these here.
    • Bug Tracker (P) - For filing reports, when a bug is found.
  • Mod Forum (P) (R/O) - Intended for declassifications of disciplinary and policy threads.

Hidden Forums

Various hidden forums exists, for a variety of reasons. While these are not "officially listed", they are often briefly mentioned.

  • Not Quite Ready For Primetime (X)
  • AVEN Book (X)
  • Trashcan (X)

Former forums

Forums there were either... [M]: Merged, [R]: Removed or [H]: Hidden.

  • Amibes Français [M], Alternate Languages|Asexuality Español [M], Asexuales Deutschland [M], Discussione Asessuale Italiana [M] and Amoebas Portugese-falador [M] - All were merged to form Alternate Languages, circa August 2003.
  • All T-Shirts, All the Time [R]? - Likely removed, existed between August 2003 and February 2004.
  • The Library [M] - Merged with World Watch, October 2009. This forum focused on discussed asexual literature.
  • Personals [M] - Incredibly controversial forum, closed down due to legal fears and merged with the Meetup Mart shortly after its creation, circa October 2005.
  • AVEN Book [H] - A former admin's writing project, locked down in 2008 and later hidden in 2009 due to copyright issues.

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