The Mappers’ Encyclopedia
Last Updated: Thursday, April 22, 2010
This rule list is not total, the excuse ‘it wasn’t on the rules list’ isn’t applicable. This is not a democracy.
Respect each other. Don’t call each other names.
Don’t reply to a thread just to say it’s shit.
Don’t troll. Don’t reply to a thread about The Simpsons to say that Family Guy is better.
If someone does something wrong, report them. Flaming or attacking them will get you banned.
Don’t reply to threads that are made with the intent of the user getting banned (ban me threads)
Nudity is fine. If you want to post pictures of an erect penis or penetration of any kind do not [img] tag it.
Don’t post child porn.
Purposely breaking any of these rules with an alt account will get all your accounts permabanned.
Use descriptive thread titles. Things like ‘Help’ or ‘Something I saw…’ aren’t descriptive.
Do not link, hint or talk about warez. Discussing games that you have pirated is fine - but we don’t need to know that you pirated it, or where you pirated it from. Anyone that asks for links to pirated games will be banned.
Do not make parody threads.
If you’re posting a link to a news story say why and/or state your opinion. Do not just post links.
Do not copy and paste new threads from a website.
Do not post things like ‘I smell a ban’ or ‘this is against the rules’ or ‘wrong forum’.
Spell properly. This isn’t GameFaqs.
Do not reply to threads just to reply. Replying with things like ‘uh… ya’ or ‘what’ will get you banned.
If you’re replying to a thread asking for help, HELP OR DO NOT POST.
Advertising your website is fine as long as it’s relevant.
Don’t steal stuff and claim it as yours. Don’t use this rule as an excuse to bitch if you’re not credited for your work. They need to claim that they made it.
Read the thread before replying. If you reply to a thread based on thread title you will get banned.
Don’t make new threads to announce your birthday. No-one cares.
Don’t make threads to get us to make up your mind about something ie ‘Should I get a PS3 or XBox360?’. Make up your own mind. Don’t use this rule as an excuse to flame people for making a thread to ask opinions ie ‘What is the best MP3 player?’
Posting Image Macros will get you banned. It isn’t clever. Just use words.
Replying with hilarious meme’s like ‘Stick it in her pooper’ will get you banned.
Replying to threads like you were the guy they were talking about in the first post isn’t funny.
Making obvious threads to earn ratings will get you banned.
DO NOT ACCESS THE FORUMS VIA A PROXY. If you’re viewing the site through a proxy and you have the same IP as someone using that proxy to spam you will also get permabanned. I don’t care if your school blocks the forums.
Don’t make threads about how unfair your school is.
Don’t make threads about religion, unless it’s in a religion forum.
Don’t make threads about dreams, unless it’s in a dreams forum.
Don’t make threads asking if your computer can run a game.
This is not an obituary forum. Don’t post threads about how your relative/friend/cat died.
Blindly defend Facepunch, even when you know you’re wrong.
Don’t post decompiled or edited versions of other maps without explicit permission from the maker of the original map. Otherwise, don’t post other people’s maps and claim they’re yours. If you post someone else’s map give them credit.
Don’t RATE maps using the 4/10 crap. It’s stupid. Use the rate thread stuff on the top left of the thread and reply with words like “I like it”.
Map releases go in the release section. You may post once in the general mapping section to alert people that you’ve posted your map in the release section.
Don’t request a map that is in the maplist. Your thread will be deleted, and you will be banned.
Don’t spam for a release date. The map will be done
when it’s done.
When giving negative criticism, it should be constructive.
As far as concerned, any Source map may be released here; Garry’s Mod can utilize maps from most Source games.
When possible, check compile logs with
Interlopers.net’s Compile Log Checker before asking about problems. If posting a compile log, use [noparse]
Feel free to use this thread as a question megathread.