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The rules discussion

Post by OBAMA MCLAMA » Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:16 am

My thoughts on the new forums rules here: https://forums.factorio.com/forum/vie ... f=5&t=7468

The following are simply, my thoughts.
I understand that its new, and maybe/will be changed, So that's why i created this thread. (because i can't reply to it>nor would i want to)

the link for rule 2 is unnecessary. I look at the thread and see just how bad it is.
3. Size of signatures and banners
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6919

In short: Your signature should not be higher than the right navigation pane, including your avatar pic etc. A banner picture should not be bigger than 100x600 pixels.
The 100x600 should be re-worded, using words like width and height.
To me, the 100 would refer to the x/width, And if 100 is the width limit, then that's quite weird that we can have 600 height. (which would be a tall signature)
IMO, add some scrollbars and have a built-in limit.

Setup 4 or remove it. The "see" link which is already provided in the links, achieves the same goal.

Rule 7 links are unnecessary, The replies in the thread are not something i would want a new person coming on the forums, and reading. It should be a wall of text mentioning some simple things such as (example) Mods are under CC BY-NC 4.0 unless stated elsewise, Meaning you can do ____.
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Re: The rules discussion

Post by ssilk » Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:30 am

OBAMA MCLAMA wrote: I understand that its new, and maybe/will be changed, So that's why i created this thread. (because i can't reply to it>nor would i want to)
I thought it would be a good idea to have "rulez" before Christmas, because I remember to last year, where we had a hundred more users, to avoid those new enthusiastic post like "how about bridges", making signatures of half the screen size... So I just made them.
IMO, add some scrollbars and have a built-in limit.
Difficult. Old problem: moderator not administrator.
Setup 4 or remove it. The "see" link which is already provided in the links, achieves the same goal.
Rule 7 links are unnecessary, The replies in the thread are not something i would want a new person coming on the forums,
I like all the suggestions and fixed them.

Here is the previous version:
0. There are no fixed rules.
If you think, that a rule doesn't make sense you can discuss this. Make a new thread for that.

1. The language in this forum is English.
There are those exceptions:
A) if you are not able to write English. This can be only a one-time exception.
B) you can write in two languages, the second is the translation into English.
C) in the Translation-board.

2. There is no spam allowed.
This is simply deleted or moved into an invisible board. We don't have yet clear rules, what's spam, but advertising in the Off-topic board about a new game similar to Factorio is welcome, advertising in the general board about kitchens is not.

See https://forums.factorio.com/forum/vie ... f=5&t=7101

3. Size of signatures and banners
https://forums.factorio.com/forum/vie ... f=5&t=6919

In short: Your signature should not be higher than the right navigation pane, including your avatar pic etc. A banner picture should not be bigger than 100x600 pixels.

4. Netiquette
See https://forums.factorio.com/forum/vie ... f=5&t=4228
The behavior in this forum is important. Nevertheless we don't have a netiquette yet. But we like the following:
http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=27009.0
http://www.townsgame.com/forums/viewtop ... f=8&t=8057
http://forums.template4all.com/Thread-G ... orum-Rules

5. Read the sticky and announcement topics for each board
Before you make a new post, please read those threads. They contain important information.

6. Making game suggestions
About 40% of all suggestion are already existing!! Before you post a new suggestion in the suggestions board, please make a search for it, the advanced search is extremely mighty. A search with Google or other search engine doesn't work well.
See
https://forums.factorio.com/forum/vie ... f=6&t=4806
https://forums.factorio.com/forum/vie ... f=6&t=3394

7. Respect the copyrights
See
https://forums.factorio.com/forum/vie ... f=6&t=6202
https://forums.factorio.com/forum/vie ... f=5&t=7371

In short: this theme is currently not completely clear, remember, this game is alpha. But in doubt ask! This is the best sign of respect. More is in general currently not needed.
Cool suggestion: Eatable MOUSE-pointers.
Have you used the Advanced Search today?
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I still like small signatures...

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Re: The rules discussion

Post by Nova » Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:19 am

Don't rely on onther sites. The rules should be fully functional and understandable without visiting another site. You can use links as enhancement, but please not as main content.
Use links with describing names. Not https://forums.factorio.com/forum/vie ... f=5&t=6919, but Size of banners in signatures on this forum
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Re: The rules discussion

Post by ssilk » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:04 am

I added, that the language in the Multiplayer board don't needs to be English.
Edit: changed, that spam is now moved to the new trash area board.
Added, that links in the signature follow the same rules as spam.
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I still like small signatures...

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