Quite a few of you may find that you'll 'suddenly' receive a 3 day noob slap and wonder what's going on, in the previous post we said there is going to be a clampdown. Previous, we've been a bit lax on certain things and this has resulted in arguments among members throughout threads, this will now stop so the forum can become a better place for those coming to FPSC for the first time, as well as the 'golden oldies'.
No mod will ever slap / ban you for no reason
There are always
reasons that the moderators take action against you, it could be that you annoy people with your posts (mods do get emails about people), or you've said something that goes against the Acceptable Usage Policy
but haven't realised it (this is why you should read it
). You should receive an explanation as to why you received your slap / ban in that particular thread.
If you wish to discuss stuff that's not related to FPS Creator there is a board called Geek Culture
. We're happy to see you discuss things that don't fit elsewhere on the forums... as long as it follows the AUP
Come on guys, how hard can this be? If your post has nothing to do with the topic then don't post. If you see someone being an idiot in the thread, please don't respond, we know it's tempting to put someone in their place, to tell them how stupid they are being or, if you're being attacked personally, to retaliate. Don't. Either report it or ignore the post, the mods will get to it eventually and even though you might think you've done nothing wrong by 'sticking up for yourself', the mods will take a different view. Here's a perfect example of how, instead of saying 'Read the manual noob', you should
. Again, here's another example of helpfulness that should be encouraged: http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=143204&b=21
Here are a few examples of how not
to go about a thread: http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=138062&b=21
It's plain and simple guys:
Keep posts on topic and ignore the idiots.