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Famicom World => Updates and Suggestions => Topic started by: Doc on August 02, 2006, 02:35:01 am

Title: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: Doc on August 02, 2006, 02:35:01 am
Some things to live by:

1. Post digging is allowed and recommended, as a lot of the good topics were posted when a lot of our members hadn't yet joined. Use the SEARCH feature!

2. Being active is a good thing, but don't be too much of a post-whore. Try not to take threads off their topic. Add something useful to conversations; none of those one-word posts, please.

3. While we know many aren't good spellers, we prefer that you not use intentional misspellings or any 1337 speak.

4. No images as part of your signature. You'll get a warning, and if things don't change, your account will be deleted!  No excessive text in your signature, either -- if it's too big, we'll make you change it!

5. You do not have to [/quote] a member's post if you are the first person to respond to it. In other words, don't read the latest post in thread and hit the QUOTE button. Hit the REPLY button. There are only two reasons to hit quote: either the post you want to reply to was posted previous to the latest reply or you want to pick out one phrase or sentence from a post, in which case you'll have to edit the quote to pick out that one phrase or sentence.

6. Fighting/flaming is done in a three strikes way. First strike is a warning, second is a day's ban, third is a week's ban. Anything after three strikes is discussed by the staff. We will not tolerate that crap. There's no need to fight one another about a japanese video game system, kapish? :)

7. Try not to double-post in a thread. If you just posted in a thread a couple of hours or less ago and you have something new to say in that same thread (and no one has responded to your earlier post), hit EDIT instead of REPLY. Just edit your post. Sometimes people double post because they want to quote more than one previous post. You can do so on the REPLY page by setting your blinking cursor to where you want the quote to appear in your reply, then hitting the QUOTE button next to the post you want to quote underneath the reply text box (scroll down on any REPLY page to see what I mean).

8. Member impersonation is also not allowed. Anyone pretending to be, or impersonating a member of the Famicom World forums, will be given a 30 day ban, joke or not. If you do it another time, the length of the ban will be discussed by Famicom World staff members.

9. No ROMs. The site doesn't allow ROMs to be attached to posts or linked in posted. Do that through PMs and emails.

10. All attempts to sell items must be strictly limited to the Buy / Sell /Trade and Auction! Auction! boards. One exception: If a member has posted that they are seeking an item or a place to buy an item, you may reply within that same thread, regardless of the board in which the member's inquiry appears.

11. Any violation of the rules must be reported through the "Report to moderator" link at the bottom-right corner of every post or through a PM to one of the moderators. Only moderators can enforce the forum's rules. No member has the right to enforce rules or pass judgment on alleged violations of the rules.

12. The sale of pirated goods (copied games, copiers, modchips, etc) for modern consoles is prohibited.  "Modern", in this case, refers to consoles/games for which game companies may be actively seeking to stop piracy.  This includes current-gen consoles, and possibly the previous generation or two, depending on the company/console and type of goods being sold.  Due to the subjectivity of this definition, no penalties will be given for violating this rule; only thread lock/deletion.  Discussion of piracy-related goods and techniques of any type-- modern consoles included -- is acceptable, but do remember rule #9.

13. Get to posting, fool!
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: kezja on March 17, 2007, 06:18:16 pm
Gah!  I had an image in my signature...  Then I had to kill it after reading this...  Awwwww....

As for rule #4, "you're" should be "your".  It confused me for a sec, then I understood that image siggys aren't allowed...  (http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/9903/ttce8.gif)
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: JC on March 17, 2007, 07:12:39 pm
Thanks for pointing out the typo. :) And sorry about the signature rule, but I think those images can get a bit ridiculous sometimes, making threads look cluttered.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: Jedi Master Baiter on March 18, 2007, 02:23:15 am
I just remembered about Juggolones' sig image - remember how intrusive that was? Scandalous! >:(
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: JC on March 18, 2007, 02:25:28 am
Wasn't it a huge scrolling image of ICP holding some wrestling championship belt? Man. :D
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: JC on August 17, 2007, 03:11:50 pm
Rules have been updated to address minor double-posting issues. It's not a big deal, but I figured it'd be good to have it in there.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: Kyle on August 31, 2007, 07:08:16 am
I still don't get what sigs can do to hurt a forum. Yes some of them are rediculous, and I've seen my fair share, but they add to the post I find. As long as they are kept minimal in size I don't see what they hurt. But your rules are rules I suppose
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: Doc on August 31, 2007, 01:48:09 pm
No matter what size, they tend to slow down a forum. Especially a non-free one.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: manuel on August 31, 2007, 03:11:40 pm
I like a forums without graphics in the signatures. Makes all very easy to read.
You still can put text in your sig. Should be good that way.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: JC on September 02, 2007, 08:51:50 pm
My goal is total thought control.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: Doc on September 02, 2007, 09:11:17 pm
Quote from: JC on September 02, 2007, 08:51:50 pm
My goal is total thought control.


I knew that before you even posted it. ;)
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: Doc on February 19, 2008, 09:52:50 pm
New rule has been added. Please refer to Rule 8 for details.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: michaelthegreat on February 19, 2008, 10:11:55 pm
What's member impersonating? Do you mean if I created an account called "FamicomJI" and made posts?
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: 133MHz on February 19, 2008, 10:13:33 pm
Yes.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: MaxXimus on February 20, 2008, 01:59:29 pm
http://www.famicomworld.com/forum/index.php?topic=1842.0

The second post in the linked thread was of someone impersonating me. They used an ID very close to mine, and even used my old avatar. The post count gives it away though, haha. :P

But yeah, a good addition to the rules.

On a kind of unrelated topic, on a profile page I used to go to, I found a profile where someone was using my pictures and making a lot of false statements.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: Har the cat on February 20, 2008, 06:30:29 pm
wow, thats scary :-\ why would anyone do that?
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: manuel on February 20, 2008, 07:00:31 pm
Quote from: MaxXimus on February 20, 2008, 01:59:29 pm
On a kind of unrelated topic, on a profile page I used to go to, I found a profile where someone was using my pictures and making a lot of false statements.


Maybe you have a stalker.
Seriously.  :o
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: MaxXimus on February 20, 2008, 08:18:31 pm
Oh, probably. It's cuz I'm so hot, haha, joking. No, but seriously. :)

Ok I was kidding again. The impersonation thing IS weird though. What would someone gain from doing it?
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: JC on March 23, 2008, 10:24:32 pm
Time to reinforce a couple rules:

Quote2. Being active is a good thing, but don't be too much of a post-whore. Add something useful to convos; none of those one-word posts, please.


-- I've noticed a few people doing one-word "lol" posts that are completely useless. Let's try to avoid that.

Quote5. You do not have to [./quote] a member's post if you are the first person to respond to it. In other words, don't read the latest post in thread and hit the QUOTE button. Hit the REPLY button. There are only two reasons to hit quote: either the post you want to reply to was posted previous to the latest reply or you want to pick out one phrase or sentence from a post, in which case you'll have to edit the quote to pick out that one phrase or sentence.


-- I've notice a lot of posts that quote images. Nothing wastes more page space than quoting an image. Let's try to avoid that, too. You know who you are! :P
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: NationalGameDepot on March 24, 2008, 12:07:02 am
I think both those are forum trend lately JC.  I have seen both quite a bit lately on all the forums I post on.  I totally agree, pretty annoying.
~~NGD
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: MaxXimus on May 27, 2008, 02:15:15 pm
Just because they are the trend, it doesn't mean it should be allowed. All it does is take up space.

Anyways I have noticed that there have been lots of people who sign up and never make any posts. What is done with these accounts? Are they just deleted after a while, or left?
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: UglyJoe on May 27, 2008, 02:21:43 pm
We've got users with no posts from 2006, so I'm guessing we keep them around.  The Auctions board is hidden to guests, so we may get accounts created from time to time by people who are only looking for deals.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: JC on May 27, 2008, 09:55:36 pm
The member numbers are inflated quite a bit because of this. I've considered going through the member list and deleting accounts from people who haven't logged in for two or more years...I don't know if there's any point to spending the time doing that.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: PatMan33 on May 27, 2008, 10:15:02 pm
Just throwing in my own opinions...

Member purging shouldn't be something you consider doing unless the number of inactive accounts is somehow a hindrance to normal forum activities. Lots of people register at forums and websites in case the need to come back on a rainy day or something. Purging their accounts may actually prevent them from coming back in the future, should they wish to do so.

Also, quoting images is annoying as hell, especially for low-bandwidth users. It is faux pas at many forums around the net.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: JC on May 27, 2008, 10:20:09 pm
With your first point, I see the point. There are also a number of spammers in the member list. Those might be purged.

And on point two, I hate it. Sometimes I edit out the images in others' quotes...very rarely, but there was one time where members were having some type of competition in a thread to see who could quote the most. It was a bit obnoxious, but it was taken care of...
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: JC on June 07, 2008, 02:18:12 am
A new rule. Everyone is expected to abide:

Quote9. Any violation of the rules must be reported through the "Report to moderator" link at the bottom-right corner of every post or through a PM to one of the moderators. Only moderators can enforce the forum's rules. No member has the right to enforce rules or pass judgment on alleged violations of the rules.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: MaxXimus on June 07, 2008, 05:55:41 am
Read and understood. :P I shall be using that link a lot. :P
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: JC on September 01, 2008, 10:18:29 pm
New to FW's forum? Review the rules, please. :)

http://www.famicomworld.com/forum/index.php?topic=173.0
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: son_ov_hades on September 01, 2008, 10:34:35 pm
Are these rules invalidated now that FamicomJL is no longer relevant?
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: JC on September 01, 2008, 11:52:55 pm
Anarchy because the leader has been deposed? No. Not at all.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: Stan on September 03, 2008, 06:38:35 pm
What, wait, what happened?
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: JC on September 05, 2008, 04:53:53 am
He said he'd be gone for a month. That was about five or six months ago.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: JC on December 31, 2008, 04:09:26 am
If you're new, please review the rules.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: Rogles on December 31, 2008, 03:02:11 pm
Quote from: JC on September 01, 2008, 11:52:55 pm
Anarchy because the leader has been deposed? No. Not at all.


VIVA LA REVOLUTION
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: nurd on December 31, 2008, 05:23:15 pm
Wouldn't that be Revolución?
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: ericj on December 31, 2008, 05:30:09 pm
or more appropriately...

¡Viva la revolución!
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: PatMan33 on December 31, 2008, 06:58:03 pm
Without rules there would be chaos... and as much as we all think we're the bee's knees, most of us would be dead in an hour. Some might last two.

Hooray rules! ;)
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: UglyJoe on January 22, 2009, 02:16:36 pm
Amended the signature rule.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: nintendodork on January 31, 2009, 05:49:37 pm
Quote from: Doc on August 02, 2006, 02:35:01 am
8. Member impersonation is also not allowed. Anyone pretending to be, or impersonating a member of the Famicom World forums, will be given a 30 day ban, joke or not. If you do it another time, the length of the ban will be discussed by Famicom World staff members.
Quote from: MaxXlmus on February 19, 2008, 05:44:07 pm
Cool  :D
I think that's the only time that rule has ever been broken.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: UglyJoe on January 31, 2009, 05:58:32 pm
Yes, that would be why we added the rule. 

Some of our rules are just standard netiquette and shouldn't have to be rules at all.  However, there are a few users who don't adhere to standard netiquette and so we have to add common-sense rules in order to reprimand said users.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: Doc on March 01, 2009, 01:51:34 am
I would just like to remind everyone of a certain rule:


2. Being active is a good thing, but don't be too much of a post-whore. Try not to take threads off their topic. Add something useful to conversations; none of those one-word posts, please.


Just keep that in mind when posting. Thank you. :)
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: PatMan33 on March 02, 2009, 02:51:12 am
Yeah!

*walks away whistling*
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: L___E___T on March 03, 2009, 10:36:36 am
I think I'm guilty of that, noticed my post count has dropped some lately :)

Thing is, I tend to revisit the site several times a day to keep fresh, so I reply to several threads in one go, is that a problem?

I don't post for the sake of it, but I'll restrict any stupid / jokey comments from now on.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: JC on March 03, 2009, 03:24:49 pm
No, I think Doc is mostly referring to members who use threads to have irrelevant side conversations with their friends -- you see this the most with the members who are 12-16. They use threads like it's instant messaging, instead of using it to talk about Famicom and other systems.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: son_ov_hades on March 03, 2009, 03:53:25 pm
Yeah our younger members are all post whores  :P.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: Tupin on March 03, 2009, 08:10:39 pm
Hey, I stay on topic.  :P
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: nintendodork on March 03, 2009, 08:17:10 pm
Don't worry Tupin, this was because of Rogles, WillT, and me mostly :-[
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: Paul-FC on March 05, 2009, 02:09:13 pm
Quote from: son_ov_hades on March 03, 2009, 03:53:25 pm
Yeah our younger members are all post whores  :P.

ORLY???...oh wait :X
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: manuel on March 06, 2009, 04:23:01 am
No, popibros, he didn't mean you.  :)
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: nensondubois on June 08, 2009, 12:18:45 am
If people don't like signatures they can turn them off. Why make everyone else suffer? The same thing with TV and the radio; If you don't like what's on, change it unless it is corrupting kids like Nicktoons and Cartoon Network.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: 133MHz on June 08, 2009, 12:30:09 am
What's the point of having signatures then? People will abuse them (as they do everywhere else where it's allowed - huge animated flashing images breaking the forum's layout, disrupting the flow of the conversation, clogging up our internets and stealing our megahertz), forcing everyone to turn them off to make the forums readable, leaving no chance for the few guys that actually abide to common sense and want to have a simple text sig.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: nensondubois on June 08, 2009, 12:39:07 am
Over at GSCentral there is almost no signature abuse and there are a lot more people there so I doubt that would happen here.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: L___E___T on June 08, 2009, 12:54:23 am
I'd rather do away with sigs entirely and have a larger avatar and mini text entry underneath.  That way people could still link to their homepage, or say a favourite quote but there wouldn't be the BS that can appear.  I think that's very sensible, as the avs are hella small.  A lot of Vbulletin forums have a larger but still sensible size:

http://forums.shoryuken.com/image.php?u=41297&dateline=1228574758
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: UglyJoe on June 08, 2009, 03:00:50 am
To be rather blunt, the guys who run the forum don't like images in signatures.  We all seem to agree that images in signatures breaks the flow of a thread.  Text ones aren't so bad and can actually be useful and/or relevant.  We don't want members to have to block *all* signatures just so they won't be annoyed by the few obnoxious ones that would ultimately appear.

Avatar size...I dunno.  I prefer smaller avatars.  I prefer them because the minimum height of a post is going to be the height of the user's avatar plus any textual data (username, post count, etc) about the user.  If we allowed 200px-tall avatars, that would mean simple one-sentence posts (which are a-ok here) would be much taller than they need to be.  It decreases readability.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: Jedi Master Baiter on June 08, 2009, 05:05:23 am
I have found some useful links clicking on people's sigs here that lead to their personal shops.  It would be quite the nuisance to have to post that kind of information every time a person makes a post.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: PatMan33 on June 08, 2009, 05:17:25 am
Text is fine, banners are fine too as long as they're kept in check. Nothing larger than a certain size and nothing animated (which includes flashing).

That is the general rule I've seen around the Internet and very few people seem to be taken aback by it.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: manuel on June 08, 2009, 06:04:13 am
I personally like it without images in the sig.
The pages load fast and you don't have the same image 10 times on one page when 1 poster happens to be very active in a certain thread.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: turbo D on June 08, 2009, 06:13:48 am
I enjoy FW the way it is now. The avatars seem reasonably sized and the text sigs are just fine imo.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: manuel on June 08, 2009, 06:19:08 am
From the forum's layout FW is by far the forum that I like the most. Colors are eye-friendly, avatar-size is perfect, an no big sig images disturb the viewing pleasure.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: L___E___T on June 08, 2009, 01:47:17 pm
What I meant was, I absolutely don't think we should have images or banners in sigs, but I also think the useful/worthwhile sigs could sit under an avatar as like you say it's usually a link.  Great.

If you look at each user's info though the name and post count etc is larger than the avatar, with lots of empty space to the right.  I just think the avatar could be twice the width perhaps, it wouldn't even need to be any taller per se.

Even if you post one line, a huge amount of space is used because of the general user profile, aim / PM icons etc, I just think all that could be compressed a little, the star icons and the font could use being smaller IMO.   Or, the avatar could move up to sit beside all that information.  I had to make a website recently though, so I know it's easier said than done when you have to go into module code and tak it apart just for little changes.

Don't get me wrong I'm not complaining, it's just how I see it.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: nensondubois on March 15, 2010, 07:36:33 pm
Yeah... um... why are images not allowed in signatures again?
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: UglyJoe on March 15, 2010, 08:02:17 pm
Quote from: nensondubois on March 15, 2010, 07:36:33 pm
Yeah... um... why are images not allowed in signatures again?


Quote from: UglyJoe on June 08, 2009, 03:00:50 am
To be rather blunt, the guys who run the forum don't like images in signatures.  We all seem to agree that images in signatures breaks the flow of a thread.  Text ones aren't so bad and can actually be useful and/or relevant.  We don't want members to have to block *all* signatures just so they won't be annoyed by the few obnoxious ones that would ultimately appear.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: Jedi Master Baiter on March 15, 2010, 09:46:35 pm
You should've seen Juggalones7's sig.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: nensondubois on March 15, 2010, 09:47:36 pm
Well, actually, I havne't seen his signature but it appears that everyone should suffer from logic of a select few. :P
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: ericj on March 15, 2010, 10:03:30 pm
Quote from: nensondubois on March 15, 2010, 09:47:36 pm
...everyone should suffer from logic of a select few. :P


Welcome to the USA!  ;D

Have you been through an airport recently?

Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: nensondubois on March 15, 2010, 10:14:48 pm
Comparing apples and oranges proves your point even further (By the way; Israel runs airports security properly and there is minimum suffering there. People are givin steak knives on their airplanes.)? Ok, then I'll compare Coke with Pepsi to solve world hunger.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: UglyJoe on March 15, 2010, 10:40:35 pm
Quote from: nensondubois on March 15, 2010, 09:47:36 pm
but it appears that everyone should suffer from logic of a select few. :P


When you travel to a distant planet, you must adhere to that planet's rules.  Welcome to the World of Famicom :P

Seriously, are image sigs such a big deal to you?
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: nensondubois on March 15, 2010, 10:50:21 pm
No, not really unless they are offensive.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: ericj on March 15, 2010, 10:57:16 pm
I don't think that's what UglyJoe meant by his question. I believe he meant, why do you seem to care so much about being able to have them?

BTW, your suggestion about only non-offensive sig's reminds me of the US Supreme Court first trying to define what "pornography" is.  :D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_know_it_when_I_see_it

Also see Miller Test & Elephant Test.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: nensondubois on March 16, 2010, 01:00:55 am
All I wanted to do was show my fucking TZ signature and someone... I've wasted enough time on this issue. We need a vote or something to settle this.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: UglyJoe on March 16, 2010, 02:34:45 am
Quote from: nensondubois on March 16, 2010, 01:00:55 am
All I wanted to do was show my fucking TZ signature and someone...


Yeah, I removed the image from your sig.  Big deal.  Why is it so important that everyone knows your TZ info?  We have threads for trading things, you don't need to advertise it in every one of your posts.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: manuel on March 16, 2010, 07:00:39 am
Not directly on topic, but what does TZ stand for?
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: nensondubois on March 16, 2010, 01:41:03 pm
http://gametz.com/ - Game Trade Zone. You trade games with people as simple as possible. I don't feel like explaining why they trade books, music and videos but you can read it here http://gametz.com/FAQ.html#origins.
Quote from: UglyJoe on March 16, 2010, 02:34:45 am
Quote from: nensondubois on March 16, 2010, 01:00:55 am
All I wanted to do was show my fucking TZ signature and someone...


Yeah, I removed the image from your sig.  Big deal.  Why is it so important that everyone knows your TZ info?  We have threads for trading things, you don't need to advertise it in every one of your posts.


A vote still need on this issue from the regular members who care and at least one non regular member so in-case it's a loss, they can't complain and call it unfair.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: JC on March 16, 2010, 04:22:32 pm
There will be no images in sigs. It's a rule that's allowed an uninterrupted and productive conversational flow in threads. There are plenty of opportunities the FW overlords have graciously permitted for advertising one's wares without needing an image in the sig.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: nintendodork on March 17, 2010, 06:03:14 pm
Quote from: nensondubois on March 16, 2010, 01:41:03 pm
A vote still need on this issue from the regular members who care and at least one non regular member so in-case it's a loss, they can't complain and call it unfair.
Nenson, as you'll clearly be able to see through several posts in this topic, I don't think that many people, if any at all care about images.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: NintendoKing on March 17, 2010, 07:04:29 pm
I never pay attention to signatures from forum posters, unless I am really bored. But yea, images can usually be an eyesore so thats why the rule is in place.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: nintendodork on April 28, 2010, 05:39:44 pm
Suggestion: Could there be a rule about making multiple bump posts?  Really all that needs to be done is make one post for a bump, and then delete it and repost it everytime you want to bump your sales thread or something.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: FamicomRetroGamer on April 28, 2010, 09:05:09 pm
Quote from: nintendodork on April 28, 2010, 05:39:44 pm
Suggestion: Could there be a rule about making multiple bump posts?  Really all that needs to be done is make one post for a bump, and then delete it and repost it everytime you want to bump your sales thread or something.


Yeah.

The person won't automatically go buy w/e he/she sees, so bumping the thread becomes useless.

I've never bumped my threads because it's just not worth it, it's actually spam for me.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: JC on April 29, 2010, 05:03:15 pm
It's annoying in excess but doesn't require a rule, I think.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: nensondubois on May 10, 2010, 12:08:02 am
Too late; someone botched it. Now I'll have to wait until tomorrow to bump it and make a status update. Extremely convenient for everyone, hooray! ::)
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: Marlon on May 14, 2010, 02:25:40 am
I don't like post merge :(

Post Merge: May 14, 2010, 02:31:41 am

Also can we make a bump button ???
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: UglyJoe on May 14, 2010, 03:21:38 am
Your posts are getting auto-merged to prevent double posting, which has always been against the rules.

If you try to bump your thread but it gets auto-merged, it is effectively the same as editing your previous post.  This will mark the post as (http://www.famicomworld.com/forum/Themes/famicomworld/images/english/new.gif) for other users.  It won't appear as new to you, but the other users will be able to tell that you've updated it.

If you're trying to bump your thread to the top of the list, you can delete your last bump and then bump it again.  This gets around the auto-merge.  You could also wait three days between bumps, at which point the auto-merge won't kick in.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: nensondubois on May 14, 2010, 03:42:12 pm
Whatever; Things were fine before. I don't know why it *needed* to be changed. People and their dumbass suggestions, maybe. Someone else was pissed too.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: nintendodork on May 14, 2010, 05:34:37 pm
Because double posting is stupid.  That's why.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: ericj on May 14, 2010, 06:12:16 pm
I only find it annoying when it's been a couple days and something new is posted to a thread by the same person. With the post merge, it doesn't show up on "Recent Posts" because the new post merges with the old, which is why I think it's annoying. Without specifically looking at the new posts, things can be missed. If the new post merges could be bumped to the top of the Recent Posts page, it wouldn't bother me. I think it's a legitimate reason not to like the feature.

EDIT: Also, threads can get confusing when reading through them since the timeline of the posts doesn't follow the conversation without checking and retracking through the dates to put it back in order. I see this an an inefficiency. I'm interested to see how this works with forum games, such as the Add/Delete a vote.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: nensondubois on May 14, 2010, 06:13:10 pm
Not if you're trying to make a sale. You shouldn't have to bring up your topic every three days so people are more likely to see it and buy something.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: nintendodork on May 14, 2010, 06:42:48 pm
Well if the people wanted something in it, shouldn't they feel obligated to bump the topic themselves?  Besides, I have no problem with waiting three days between bumps for my threads if no one posts in that time frame.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: nensondubois on May 14, 2010, 11:34:21 pm
Sure, if they can find it.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: hagai on June 12, 2011, 01:15:53 pm
hello guys im a new member of this famicom world, how can i edit my profile here??:D
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: UglyJoe on June 12, 2011, 01:59:41 pm
Welcome to the forums!  To edit your profile, click on the (http://www.famicomworld.com/forum/Themes/famicomworld/images/english/profile.gif) image at the top and then use the links on the left.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: hagai on June 16, 2011, 11:26:54 am
thanks joe:D
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: UglyJoe on November 15, 2011, 01:47:51 pm
Added rule #12:
QuoteThe sale of pirated goods (copied games, copiers, modchips, etc) for modern consoles is prohibited.  "Modern", in this case, refers to consoles/games for which game companies may be actively seeking to stop piracy.  This includes current-gen consoles, and possibly the previous generation or two, depending on the company/console and type of goods being sold.  Due to the subjectivity of this definition, no penalties will be given for violating this rule; only thread lock/deletion.  Discussion of piracy-related goods and techniques of any type-- modern consoles included -- is acceptable, but do remember rule #9.


Basically, we don't want the site to get hit with a DMCA shutdown notice or similar overreaching IP-protection action.  If you're not sure if an item can be sold, either ask the mods or post it for sale and see what happens.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: petik1 on November 15, 2011, 11:45:32 pm
Does this mean FW officially frowns upon modern-pirate talk? I know on some forums they'll nearly lynch you for mentioning it.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: manuel on November 15, 2011, 11:50:17 pm
No. Please read the rule carefully.
You can talk all you want, but not sell any pirated items for modern consoles.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: petik1 on November 16, 2011, 12:20:12 am
Just wondering. I thought it was implied.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: UglyJoe on November 16, 2011, 12:38:28 am
I thought I was pretty explicit about that part of it:
QuoteDiscussion of piracy-related goods and techniques of any type-- modern consoles included -- is acceptable, but do remember rule #9.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: jpx72 on November 16, 2011, 05:35:20 am
It's clear and understandable. I don't see any problem with the rule.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: UglyJoe on August 16, 2012, 12:03:19 pm
Quote from: 80sFREAK on August 16, 2012, 03:55:02 am
Went thru whole tread, got officail position about ROM's, but didn't found clear position about GPL ROM's, homebrew ROM's and patches.
Notice: i do not talk about translations and hacks as they appeared as patched ROM's with original copyrights.


The official policy is no ROMs of commercial games and no ROMs of pirate games.  We tend not to enforce the pirate ROMs rule, although if someone were to start a thread dedicated to linking up pirate ROMs, it would get deleted.

GPL ROMs are fine, since they're GPL.  Homebrew ROMs are fine as long as the author has provided the ROM.  For example, the Battle Kid demo ROM is fine, while the Battle Kid full version ROM is not.

ROM patches are fine (IPS, UPS, etc).  Patched ROMs are only okay if they meet the GPL or homebrew requirements mentioned above.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: UglyJoe on August 16, 2012, 12:41:53 pm
Demo ROMs should be fine, yeah.

The main reason for the rule is that we don't want to become known as a forum that is a source for ROMs.  That attracts lots of useless members who only beg for more ROMs.  In some cases, it may even anger IP holders.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: UglyJoe on August 27, 2012, 01:51:04 am
That is not allowed.  IPS patches are okay, but pre-patched ROMs are not.

Unless you're talking about hardware?  If so, please elaborate.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: 80sFREAK on August 29, 2012, 12:04:42 am
I am talking about hardware. Thing about ROM's pretty clear to me.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: UglyJoe on August 29, 2012, 12:22:15 am
If it's hardware (like a translated reproduction cart), then it's not that big of a deal.  Just keep it retro :D
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: P on February 20, 2014, 05:56:38 am
It's good that you read the rules, but I think you should read rule #2 again.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: MaxXimus on February 21, 2014, 04:45:19 pm
Rule 13 doesn't imply nonsensical posting. It is encouraging you to take part in the community.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: nerdynebraskan on March 01, 2014, 07:23:03 pm
Can we add a rule to the B/S/T forum to end the sales of counterfeit rares? It's outrageous that people can make huge profits off of games that could easily be re-purposed into scamming a collector. This sort of thing is already dealt with among reputable repro-makers, Ebay, and Nintendo Age. Why are we still allowing it here?

Oh, and I'm not even talking about the goofy Famiclone pirate stuff; that would be a lot of work for a scammer to turn one of those into something that could scam a collector. And those are genuinely a cheaper alternative for gamers to play on original consoles. (Unlike that $120 Dino Peak fake being peddled in the forum right now...)
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: MaxXimus on March 01, 2014, 10:30:13 pm
I agree. At the very lease change the label or clearly state reproduction on the label.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: MaxXimus on May 03, 2015, 04:54:35 pm
I'm just going to go ahead and give the rules thread a bump just to remind our members that while we do run a fairly lax forum, we still want this to be a place other members(especially new ones) can post in without feeling judged or that their input isn't needed or wanted. For the most part everyone is doing an awesome job and id just like to say thanks to you all for keeping this place pleasant. Having said that, if anyone sees a post they think is inappropriate or breaking a rule, please don't hesitate to click report to moderator.

Thanks everyone.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: fcgamer on May 05, 2015, 03:28:33 pm
Quote from: nerdynebraskan on March 01, 2014, 07:23:03 pm
Can we add a rule to the B/S/T forum to end the sales of counterfeit rares? It's outrageous that people can make huge profits off of games that could easily be re-purposed into scamming a collector. This sort of thing is already dealt with among reputable repro-makers, Ebay, and Nintendo Age. Why are we still allowing it here?

Oh, and I'm not even talking about the goofy Famiclone pirate stuff; that would be a lot of work for a scammer to turn one of those into something that could scam a collector. And those are genuinely a cheaper alternative for gamers to play on original consoles. (Unlike that $120 Dino Peak fake being peddled in the forum right now...)


I agree with this.  I don't like the repro thing for the most part, so much of the stuff these days just looks counterfeit to me, and it makes it easy for the collectors to get scammed.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: Tetouani85 on October 29, 2018, 11:47:45 am
is there a way to change the "user name" ?  :-\
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: UglyJoe on October 30, 2018, 12:18:00 am
Quote from: player2010 on October 29, 2018, 11:47:45 am
is there a way to change the "user name" ?  :-\


I can change your display name but not your login name.  Send me a PM if you want it changed.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: Tetouani85 on November 25, 2019, 09:07:17 pm
Anyone knows how to embed youtube videos in a post ? I have tried everything i lerned.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: UglyJoe on November 26, 2019, 02:52:04 am
Quote from: Tetouani85 on November 25, 2019, 09:07:17 pm
Anyone knows how to embed youtube videos in a post ? I have tried everything i lerned.


We don't allow youtube embeds ;D
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: boye on November 26, 2019, 03:11:27 am
Why? That's kinda lame.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: Tetouani85 on November 28, 2019, 09:15:44 pm
Quote from: UglyJoe on November 26, 2019, 02:52:04 am
Quote from: Tetouani85 on November 25, 2019, 09:07:17 pm
Anyone knows how to embed youtube videos in a post ? I have tried everything i lerned.


We don't allow youtube embeds ;D

I think i remember that we were allowed to embed them in the past !!
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: UglyJoe on November 30, 2019, 02:40:17 pm
Quote from: Tetouani85 on November 28, 2019, 09:15:44 pm
I think i remember that we were allowed to embed them in the past !!


Nope.  You can post links to them.  If you do, then some mobile forum apps will just inline them for you. I know Tapatalk does that, at least.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: boye on December 02, 2019, 05:57:06 am
14. Please use the search function before making a new thread, to make sure somebody else hasn't posted it before. I am very guilty of not doing this, so don't be like me.  :P
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: Tetouani85 on December 02, 2019, 10:22:44 pm
Quote from: UglyJoe on November 30, 2019, 02:40:17 pm
Quote from: Tetouani85 on November 28, 2019, 09:15:44 pm
I think i remember that we were allowed to embed them in the past !!


Nope.  You can post links to them.  If you do, then some mobile forum apps will just inline them for you. I know Tapatalk does that, at least.

Ooh thanks
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: L___E___T on December 03, 2019, 11:16:01 am
 



Please don't start making new rules Boye - that's for UglyJoe to do.  You're not necessarily wrong, but the rules are for the Administrator to decide.
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: UglyJoe on December 03, 2019, 03:59:57 pm
Quote
1. Post digging is allowed and recommended, as a lot of the good topics were posted when a lot of our members hadn't yet joined. Use the SEARCH feature!


It's already a rule.  The very first one. :-[
Title: Re: Rules for Posting Here
Post by: L___E___T on December 04, 2019, 03:12:45 am
 



The 14 threw me off! :)