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Posted Dec 7, '10 at 5:36am

Cenere

Cenere

14,002 posts

Knight

What are the rules?
No flaming: Try to behave yourself and not cuss out other users, even if they did you any wrong. If you do this, chances are you will get punished just as hard as the one offending you.
No spam: Try to make your posts and comments longer than 7 words, otherwise it can be considered spam and deleted.
No circumventing our Censor: If you really have to swear, let the censor do the censoring, and do not try to write it out in a way that could bypass our censor.
Try not to post in really old threads. There is a reason for them not to be on the front page. Make a new one, if you are concerned about something. (Usual guideline is in between 10 pages/two weeks of searching back in the section).
Relevance. Make sure your thread or post actually is relevant to the section or thread you post in. And that you are contributing to the topic.

Flagging/reporting:
If you find posts or threads that break the rules, but in a non harmful (and thus urgent way), flag these posts by clicking the red flag on the side.
If the rule being broken is harmful, report the offender to a mod with a link to the place the rule is being broken, and who the offender is.

Spam:
Spam in our context is either short (unnecessary) posts, shorter than 7 words, is unrelated to the topic completely, is advertising links to external sites or to threads that is unrelated to the topic.
Spam is also repeated posts and copied posts or comments. Please do report such happenstances to a mod.
For more: Here.

Common suggestions:
We have a list of common suggestions, but considering the soon to be released AG3, you are better off suggesting something for the new version, than trying to get something done in this.
Common suggestions can however be found here.

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Who are the mods?
This lot.
If you believe you could be a mod, do not ask the other mods if you could be one, either show us through a good behaviour, or use the contact page to ask the staff. Please do not suggest other users either. If they are not mods yet, then they are either being considered already, we are not looking, or they have been rejected (for now).

Merits:
Info here and here.
A merit is a reward given to good, useful and constructive game comments (as well as a prize for winning certain contests in the art section).
It consists of 25AP and a nod in your merit-count.

Mods are always on the lookout for merits when they clean spam from games, so if you have not gotten a merit for some outstanding comment of yours, either we have not yet seen it, or perhaps it was not as outstanding as you thought.
Remember that being given a merit is not a right.
Please do not ask for merits or suggest comments for merits, we can do this job fine ourselves.

How do I...
Use the codes of this site?
A good guide can be found here with and addition here.
How do I find a friend of mine?
You can either ask them for their username, or go looking in the forums. There is no real way to search for them, besides our various costom searches, one which can be found here.
If you know their username, just insert it in this link: armorgames.com/user/NAMEHERE
How do I friend another user?
Go to their profile, click the green "ADD FRIEND" button. You have now friended the other user.

I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS!!
Look through this and this. If your question has not been answered then, feel free to post the question in either the Support and Suggestions section or the Newcomers section.

Missing a game?
We do have moments of disappearing games for some reason. Check it is just not loading. Hopefully this will be resolved in AG3.

 

Posted Dec 30, '10 at 12:56pm

thaboss

thaboss

1,667 posts

ah.... beautiful. this is extremely helpful. it tells you basically everything you need to know. but shouldn't you lock this? and what happens when you DO try to curse? does it not let you post the comment?

 

Posted Dec 31, '10 at 10:38pm

crazyfrogbg

crazyfrogbg

59 posts

helped a lot, now I'll be very careful with my posts

 

Posted Jan 3, '11 at 3:42am

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

9,238 posts

Moderator

and what happens when you DO try to curse? does it not let you post the comment?


If you do curse, meaning the word comes out clean without any stars to show, the mods and admins will find you :)
The Memo:

I don't remember if the usual way to uncensor it was fixed, but still! If you must swear, let the stars take care of it.
 

Posted Jan 3, '11 at 8:25pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,962 posts

Knight

On AG2, we filter the messages on output, so in the database, we can see the cursing in plain text, but we turn it into **** when we display it as part of the web page.

On AG3, we'll filter things on input, when you submit your comment, and it will be stored as asterisks (****) instead.

And Freakenstein is right, we see you writing profanity with your own asterisks in it, you'll be treated much harsher than if you let the profanity filters do their job. I'm especially hard on people that do that.

 

Posted Jan 4, '11 at 12:17pm

SirTigerLord

SirTigerLord

2 posts

Helped a lot least i know the rules now.

 

Posted Jan 4, '11 at 12:20pm

bbuullll33rr

bbuullll33rr

2 posts

Thank you for posting the rules.Hopefully I can remember these, and behave good, and don't look stupid asking questions ;)

 

Posted Jan 12, '11 at 1:38pm

jam0000qaz

jam0000qaz

3 posts

Thanks, I will be careful what I write from know on.

 

Posted Jan 12, '11 at 11:02pm

Ghgt99

Ghgt99

1,941 posts

And Freakenstein is right, we see you writing profanity with your own asterisks in it, you'll be treated much harsher than if you let the profanity filters do their job. I'm especially hard on people that do that.


Like let's say instead of saying the f word I put **** instead you will be harsher, or if I put the f word with a asterisk in the middle so the profanity filter doesn't notice it you will be harsher.
 

Posted Jan 12, '11 at 11:08pm

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

15,472 posts

Knight

Like let's say instead of saying the f word I put **** instead you will be harsher, or if I put the f word with a asterisk in the middle so the profanity filter doesn't notice it you will be harsher.

I think they'll be harsher if you just block out basically one letter out of the word. Or just blocking out a couple letters.

But still.
People shouldn't use profanity or asterisks anyway, since it makes the site look bad. Just don't use curse words.

Cenere! Great quick faq you just made.