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Marvel Mods => Site Rules/Information => Topic started by: Teancum on August 04, 2008, 12:45pm

Title: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: Teancum on August 04, 2008, 12:45pm
General Rules
Insta-Bans

Below are some of the things that will instantly get you banned without an explanation or warning:
 
Courtesy Rules

Regarding non-Marvel characters and mods

The folks at Marvel, Raven Software and Activision have been good enough to look the other way when we convert things from the X-Men Legends games to Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and vice versa.  They probably realize that modding helps PC sales, and that often ideas for a game's sequel can spring from mods for the first game.  That being said, we always welcome Marvel-to-Marvel conversions, as our ideas can become the springboard to creating new games.

As of July 13 2011, we do allow non-Marvel releases. We have been a long living community. We will cancel this rule of it causes problems.

Completely original characters are always welcome, and always will be.  There haven't been many 100% original characters created, but they're totally safe, as they're your creations.  However they must be 100% your work, and no one else's.  Violating this policy will have severe consequences.
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: Teancum on August 04, 2008, 12:50pm
I want to make it clear that we aren't all of the sudden ruling with an Iron Fist. (http://www.gametoast.com/forums/images/smilies/halarious.gif)  We just want to make sure that we all understand each other.



Feel free to discuss.
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: nodoubt_jr on August 04, 2008, 02:15pm
sounds good, the only one im not to sure about is the double posting. i tend to double post in a lot of my threads, since sometimes i need to post something new and no one has responded or when im releasing a new version but the old version was the last post, and edit doesnt always get attention.  I guess i just want an explanation of when double posting would be considered breaking a rule.
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: Teancum on August 04, 2008, 02:21pm
Yeah I'm revising them right now.  This was a proposed ruleset from awhile back.  I removed the Double Post rule.  Check back in about 15 min.

Also folks, remember these are just to keep everything running smoothly.  We're still the same old MarvelMods.
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: nodoubt_jr on August 04, 2008, 02:28pm
oh ok, just wanted to make sure :)
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: the amazing spiderman on August 04, 2008, 02:51pm
Yay! I was also about to suggest a leniency(speeled right?) on the double post rule.
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: MonitorAccess on August 04, 2008, 04:33pm
I will certainly do my best to stay within these pretty obvious rules.

If I step outside them, feel free to smack me upside the head (repeatedly if neccessary) and correct the error of my ways.

I know I have done some double posting (Maybe even triple posting in at least one thread) but I am not doing that to be obnoxious.
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: Gevth on August 04, 2008, 09:52pm
Most forums I see have a separate board where the board rules are. If you think about it, for a new user to find this thread they have to a) click on the forum tab in the main page, b) go to the Knowledge Base and c) read the stickies titles. I think it might be better to have a separate board with this info, and maybe some other site-related stuff.

For an example of what I mean, check marvel.com's boards: http://marvel.com/boards/
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: the amazing spiderman on August 04, 2008, 10:50pm
or how about when some1 signs up, they are directed to this page?
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: muafan on August 17, 2008, 02:12pm
That being said, using other franchises such as (but not limited to) DC, Dark Horse, LucasFilm (Star Wars) are not allowed here at MarvelMods.com

a comment on this rule:

correct me if im wrong moderators, but chars partially-owned by marvel (such as amalgam) are not allowwed here either.  i'm just pointing this out because i got baaned for asking about amalgam at one point, and i did not releize that amalgam counted as non-marvel, and i dont want others making the same mistake. 
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: Teancum on August 17, 2008, 02:23pm
That's right.  A character must be 100% Marvel-only.  A good rule of thumb is that if you it makes you wonder whether it's safe, it probably isn't.
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: DiamondPheonix on September 08, 2008, 06:50pm
ty for the heads up. 
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: LX - Rampage on November 11, 2008, 01:49pm
I don't want to be bad, but the "Be kind to other users and Don't be rude's" explain is not too good, because I'm not an adult and I think I'm not the only one. (Sorry if I said something wrong)
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: jonchang on November 12, 2008, 02:39am
I do believe it's common courtesy, that people don't be rude to others.
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: xlehnsherr on November 12, 2008, 03:00am
I'd even say that "respect others if you want to be respected" is common sense, unless people are too ignorant to understand it!
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: Dihan on November 12, 2008, 03:34am
I don't want to be bad, but the "Be kind to other users and Don't be rude's" explain is not too good, because I'm not an adult and I think I'm not the only one. (Sorry if I said something wrong)

You don't have to be an adult to know how to behave in a good manner. I personally think mature would have been a better word to use than adult.

Basically, treat others as you wish to be treated.
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: xlehnsherr on November 12, 2008, 03:45am

Basically, treat others as you wish to be treated.

Very well said man! That's what I wanted to express
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: LX - Rampage on November 12, 2008, 06:56am
Well, OK. I can understand this :D :D
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: piutebob on December 21, 2008, 10:32pm
Hi, I'm new, and I think that the rules are great. I don't find anything wrong with them. But I'm new and that's my opinion. But I think they rock.


 :thor: :sskrull: :strange: :doom:
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: xkid on December 22, 2008, 10:00pm
so we can make up our own characters and mod them in to the game or ask some 1 else to do it?
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: 7new-x-men9 on February 01, 2009, 09:53pm
well hi this is my first post and i will do my best to keep in the rules but my son (we both love games) recomended me this page and said that he loved it!!but then he just stopped telling me about it and turned his account off because he asked a question about torrents and you went quickly on him...he wasnīt going to torrent the game...cuz he has it,he was just curious,anyway i saw the topic and really think that the answers were kind of rude well i think that my point,here it says to be king and helpfull (yes it does work but it's not the right thing to do) not just to say no because it's not original...hope you understand

[edit] i just saw another torrent post by eevan79 who seemingly went off too ohh my point is that he is not my son...just to avoid confusing ideas
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: Teancum on February 02, 2009, 04:15am
The point is that we don't even talk about torrents.  We have to protect the site from legal battles.  Your "son" (if you truly are his father you should have MUCH better grammar, but I'm going to assume you're not) should have known better.  I'm sorry it turned out that way but that's life to be honest.  We have rules and members are expected to follow them.  We rarely ban users except in the case of blatant disobedience to the rules -or- even discussion of illegal activities.  We have 1400+ members that know and follow these rules so I don't see a problem with our system.

Oh, by the way - your typical dad doesn't have an email that has to do with an anime show, sock puppet (http://en.wikipedia.org/Sockpuppet_(Internet)).  Therefore since you're the same person yet again (circumventing a ban) you too are banned.
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: Teancum on February 13, 2009, 09:46am
Updated the rules.  They are mostly just tweaks to the original text, but it's probably a good idea to browse over them again.
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: Teancum on March 01, 2009, 12:02am
New rule:

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  • Don't ask questions in the Knowledge Base forum
    The Knowledge Base forum is only for the specs on the game, tutorials, stuff like that.  If you have a question... ANY question, ask it in one of the "General" boards
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: B.L.A.W on April 10, 2010, 12:22am
Added two new rules to the first post in the general section:

- Violating authorís rules
- Edits and releases without permissions
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: B.L.A.W on July 13, 2011, 07:32pm
As of today, we allow the releases of non-Marvel related characters. See first post for information.
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: B.L.A.W on August 10, 2011, 04:15pm
I took away the ability for NEW MEMBERS to make a topic due to spam/ad bots coming to our forum and post their junk on our forum.
Title: Re: Site Rules - plz to follow
Post by: Outsider on December 10, 2018, 06:56pm
It has come to my attention that a long-time modder around here was the victim of disrespect and was called nasty names (basically verbal abuse). I remind you of one of the forum site rules...

  • Be kind to other users and Don't be rude.
    You all know what's rude and what's not.  We're all adult enough for that.


...and yet, some people choose to be disrespectful fools. It's sad and pathetic. I want to remind you all that negativity of any kind is not tolerated. Though this incident did not happen on the forum site, the modder was distraught and discouraged from modding at least for the time being. I should remind you all that each and every person who has contributed to this forum (gameplay packages, character mods, skins, audio files, callouts, movesets, sim missions etc.) doesn't have to do anything, and no one is being paid to do it, either. We are taking time out of our personal lives to create material for all of you to enjoy. So appreciate what is being offered and do not bad-mouth any of us. If you have a problem with something, voice your concerns in a respectful manner. There is no need for foul language, name calling, or other ridiculous behavior. Remember that there are real people behind all of these works doing all of the hard work that you likely can't do. And if you think you can do better, go right ahead, visit the Knowledge Base, and try your hand in it. Bottom line, don't behave like spoiled little children. You wanna be negative? Take it elsewhere.