Official ZDoom Community Rules [revised Aug 25 2018]

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Re: Official ZDoom Community Rules [revised Jan 3 2015]

Postby MetroidJunkie » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:59 am

Out of curiosity, what would the guidelines be concerning other hard subjects such as drugs (Especially hard street drugs) or concerning real life tragedies being used as reference? I suppose that would depend more on the context of it?
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Re: Official ZDoom Community Rules [revised Jan 3 2015]

Postby wildweasel » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:02 pm

MetroidJunkie wrote:Out of curiosity, what would the guidelines be concerning other hard subjects such as drugs (Especially hard street drugs) or concerning real life tragedies being used as reference? I suppose that would depend more on the context of it?

If you want to discuss a recent current event, feel free to start a thread, but link to a reasonably trustworthy page of news about it, because I'm sure a lot of us aren't in the mood to go digging up information about it if all that gets posted is something like, "So, how about that O.J. Simpson verdict" with no accompanying text or link. Basically, try to actually start a discussion; I occasionally get tired of seeing threads that are nothing but a CNN or BBC News link and the word "Discuss."

Regarding drugs...ehh I'm less comfortable about this one. I know there are places in this world where certain types of drugs are now legalized (my home state is one such place...), but if I might borrow a few stand-up comedians' words on it, "the problem with people who smoke weed is that they only ever seem to want to talk about smoking weed, and they never want to actually go do anything." If you think you can conduct a level-headed discussion about drugs, then I have no real reason to stop you, but bear in mind the rules: if it'd get you arrested in real life, you probably shouldn't talk about it here, either.
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Re: Official ZDoom Community Rules [revised Jan 3 2015]

Postby MetroidJunkie » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:21 pm

Well, I meant in terms of Doom mods. While there are many movies based on real life tragedies, video games still seem very controversial when they attempt to bring up such subjects, like that one military game that would have depicted a real life event but was pulled due to the controversy it spewed. And, of course, there are plenty of games that get into the subject of hard drugs like the GTA series.
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Re: Official ZDoom Community Rules [revised Jan 3 2015]

Postby wildweasel » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:47 pm

Well, I don't really have much in terms of guidelines for that, aside from "just try not to piss people off."
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Re: Official ZDoom Community Rules [revised Jan 3 2015]

Postby xenoxols » Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:00 am

I think this is the right place to post this; how do you put a logo on your thread? I've seen some with a nuke logo and I'd love to be able to do that.
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Re: Official ZDoom Community Rules [revised Jan 3 2015]

Postby phantombeta » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:51 am

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(Or "thumbnail" instead of "thumb"...)
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Re: Official ZDoom Community Rules [revised Jan 3 2015]

Postby wildweasel » Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:51 pm

So, because Imgur has hidden the options for generating image thumbnails, the tutorial I wrote no longer applies, so I'd like to make a public service announcement:

Please mind your image sizes!
If your image is wider than ~640 pixels, please consider sizing it down using Irfanview or a similar image-editing program, because full-size 1920x1080 screenshots are really inconvenient to download, and in a lot of cases, don't show up all the way in most peoples' browser windows.
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Re: Official ZDoom Community Rules [revised Jan 3 2015]

Postby Doomguy5th » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:03 am

Just curious, is there a way to change your username on the forums? Because I made this username on accident, and now I wanna change it
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Re: Official ZDoom Community Rules [revised Jan 3 2015]

Postby Rachael » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:33 am

I just sent a PM to Randi when I wanted my name changed. There's no guarantee she'll do it, and it's not something I would ask often, but it's worth a shot.
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Re: Official ZDoom Community Rules [revised Jan 3 2015]

Postby Doomguy5th » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:12 pm

Eruanna wrote:I just sent a PM to Randi when I wanted my name changed. There's no guarantee she'll do it, and it's not something I would ask often, but it's worth a shot.

I'll give that a shot, thanks!

EDIT: Sent him/her a PM, hopefully he/she responds
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Re: Official ZDoom Community Rules [revised Jan 3 2015]

Postby Xeotroid » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:17 pm

Eruanna wrote:I just sent a PM to Randi when I wanted my name changed. There's no guarantee she'll do it, and it's not something I would ask often, but it's worth a shot.


Wait, Randy is a she?
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Re: Official ZDoom Community Rules [revised Jan 3 2015]

Postby wildweasel » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:21 pm

Is it that important?
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Re: Official ZDoom Community Rules [revised Mar 14 2015]

Postby wildweasel » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:18 pm

I realized there were some noticeable gaps in the Mandatory Rules section, so here they are:
  • Please don't post anything with severe racist connotations, including epithets or hurtful stereotypes.
  • I'd really appreciate it if you keep major drama movements like a certain "ethics in game journalism" hashtag away from our forums. I don't care what side you're on.
    [...]
  • Illegal music and albums. A lot of times, a Youtube embed of a single song is fine, but "full album" uploads are NOT okay.


I also updated the "images and videos" section to include a new guide on how to use Imgur's thumbnails without the clickable button.
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Re: Official ZDoom Community Rules [revised Mar 14 2015]

Postby Mikk- » Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:09 pm

Just a minor nitpick but the date is incorrect it should read 'Mar 14 2016' :p
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Re: Official ZDoom Community Rules [revised Mar 14 2016]

Postby wildweasel » Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:50 pm

Oops. You saw nothing. =P
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