Well I said we'd be bringing some changes and this is the first of more to come.
This announcement concerns two things so I'm going to break it down into two parts, surprising isn't it?
Something that a lot of people mentioned is the way we handle people posting in topics that are old, well we're dropping this rule from all but a few sections which wouldn't need it. The list will follow. This means that if you've found a topic via a pinned topic then it's fine for you to continue that discussion (Like topics from a Theory and Design Discussion) if a script submission is something you've always wanted then you're free to reply giving loads of praise for their hard work, also topics within general/serious that have some more points you'd like to bring up or even reply to previous points made, sometimes topics within the Game Lounge fall down the list and people are still interested in them then don't fear bringing them back and getting people talking about it again is now fine. Just remember to add relevant content into your post and not simply 'bump' these topics up.
Now I mentioned forum sections which are exempt from this, necroposting is still in effect - though it's going to be extended, within the following sections:
Don't revive topics from
Introductions and Farewells
Site / Forum Feedback and Help
Games Under Construction
RPG Maker VX
RGSS2 Script Requests
RGSS2 Script Support
RPG Maker XP
RGSS Script Requests
RGSS Script Support
RPG Maker 2000 / 2003
Fun and Games
So it's basically the help/support/instant sections which don't need bringing back from the dead.
Spam We're now also going to be more relaxed on what we consider to be spam. Sometimes in the past people have pointed out that moderation has been too harsh and warnings served, so we're going to ease up and allow general conversation along the lines of the Original Topic without warnings - though a moderators duty will be in place to inform people when to get back onto topic if it drifts.
General comments for a topic are now also fine, by this we mean if someone is offering to do music tracks for people and someone posts saying how great they are and recommends them, this wouldn't be spam. Praise, Thanks, C&C, general responses like this are fine.
This can be used as a dual announcement because finding that script/resource/tutorial you've liked then you can freely comment and thank the original creator without fear of the bluenames
Use common sense, don't be an idiot.
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Right. But what I was getting at, is that it's kinda silly to post super-minor edits on in construction games in the first place. Either update it to demo, or it's probably not worth talking about unless it's something like this.
Major art updates qualify as a worthwhile post even for games too short for short demo.
The rules told to me by the admins when I was first posting the game is that the actual game should take at least 30 min to play to qualify as demo. Unless it's a rare super-short complete game like Clock of Atonement.
Ohhhhhh. For some reason, I thought there was a Under Construction, then Short Demo, then Long Demo, and then Complete.
This post has been edited by bulmabriefs144: Jul 14 2011, 09:04 AM