OK so to start off I’ve been apart of the FP screenshot community for about 7 years now, I love this section, it’s my favourite section easily and it’s where I really feel at home on this website. And honestly the direction the mod team are trying to take it in now isn’t right.
First off the “Screenshot Section Chat Thread” has been our off-topic thread for years where members of our community can just talk about whatever, we’ve been a sub-community on Facepunch ever since FP as a whole branched out into being a general forum, and I think I can speak for every other regular that we liked having our own off-topic thread where it was only us without the wider Facepunch community around. And by the way the chat thread is the off-topic thread just people started to forget to put off-topic in the name.
Secondly when it comes to now banning users for posting SFM pictures. Like you guys literally killed off the SFM section (or maybe it’s hidden now idk) a couple years back a mod even said it was OK for us to post SFM pictures in this section. And many members in our Screenshot RP/Wargame threads (WD & ESP) make their content using SFM and as someone involved heavily in the creation/administration of both of those threads and a SFM content creator myself I see no need to make that against the rules. If you guys really want to “clean-up” this section but do so without let’s be honest “fucking over” a large chunk of the community please at-least like re-brand this section as a general source screenshot section.
This community has already been on the decline population wise for years and I can confidently say with these sudden changes you (the mod team & garry) have made you are going to kill off what’s left of this section, please I beg you from the bottom of my heart don’t do this, but at the end of the day this is your domain and I respect that. If you really want to make these changes and get rid of us (the SFM users) then there’s nothing I can say that will make you want to change that. And all I can say really is it was nice being here while it lasted.
I have a funny feeling I will get banned for this post, so here’s a garrysmod pose so this thread isn’t completely off-topic