Community Guidelines

These forums are intended to provide an environment in which all community members can freely exchange thoughts, ideas, knowledge, and opinions. We rely on your creativity to help us craft the best technology and programs to meet your needs. These forums enable developers to innovate by offering a powerful support mechanism for any community member, no matter how new or experienced. We place tremendous value on this environment as a medium of information exchange and connection point for you, your peers, and the Amazon team.

Forum Guiding Principles

We believe the following guidelines, though basic in nature, are critical to our goal of providing you with a valuable resource that facilitates honest, respectful, and productive communication among our customers. Please do your part in helping us maintain this constructive environment by following these guidelines and encouraging your peers to do the same.

  • Honesty
    Speak your mind! We want to hear what you have to say. What are our strengths? What should we change? Giving us honest feedback about the things at which we are succeeding, and constructive criticism about those which can be improved is of enormous value, and helps us more effectively support the community.

  • Respect
    Say what you think, but please say it constructively. The comments you post must refrain from demonstrating intolerance for or insulting other groups or individuals. We encourage you to be open, but cannot accept use of this community that demonstrates disrespect for others or offensive behavior. Posting on the forums is a privilege, not a right.

  • Productivity
    Use forums real estate wisely. Have a question (no matter how complex)? Ask away and challenge your peers! Have a great idea for a new feature, or need help in planning your project? Tell us! Please, however, do not intentionally post duplicate content, content that demonstrates little or no relevance to development or program issues, or disrupts the effective use of the forums. Please communicate only in a manner that is considerate of the time and energy of your peers.

Posting Lumberyard Code

It’s ok to post snippets of up to 50 lines of source code from Lumberyard to discuss that code, but please identify us as the source, and identify any modifications you make. Only post code that is yours (or that you have the right to post). Please note that other AWS customers may use your posts under the same terms as Lumberyard, and we may use them without restriction.

Compatible Products and Services

If you have a product or service that is compatible with Lumberyard or other AWS products, it’s ok to answer questions about it in these forums. Please follow the guiding principles above, and clearly identify yourself as a third-party provider. Do not claim that we endorse your offering, and remember that use of our names or logos is subject to the Lumberyard Brand Guidelines and the AWS Trademark Guidelines.

Copyright Complaints

AWS respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow our Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.

This is an Amazon Web Services site, and use is governed by the AWS Site Terms. For further details, please review the Amazon Web Services Customer Agreement and Privacy Notice.

Forum Rules Addendum

1. No Spam / Advertising / Self-promotion in the forums

The Lumberyard forums define spam as unsolicited advertisement for goods, services and/or other web sites, or posts with little, or unrelated content to Lumberyard. Do not spam the forums with links to your site or product, or try to self-promote your website, business or forums etc.
Spamming also includes sending private messages to a large number of different users. It also includes posting the same material(s) in different posts with different topics.

2. Do not post “offensive” posts, links or images

Any material which constitutes defamation, harassment, or abuse is strictly prohibited. Material that is sexually or otherwise obscene, racist, or otherwise discriminatory is not permitted on these forums. This includes user pictures. Use common sense while posting.
This is a web site for game development professionals.

3. Do not cross post questions

Please refrain from posting the same question in multiple forums and/or posts. There is normally one forum which is most suitable to post your question.

4. Remain respectful of other members at all times

All posts should be professional and courteous. You have every right to disagree with your fellow community members and explain your perspective.

However, you are not free to attack, degrade, insult, or otherwise belittle them or the quality of this community. It does not matter what title or power you hold in these forums, you are expected to obey this rule.

General Posting Guidelines

Below are some general guidelines to help you find the answers to your questions.

1. Please use SEARCH first!

Sometimes you might find that your question have already been answered in a previous post.

2. Be DESCRIPTIVE

Give a short summary of the problem IN THE SUBJECT.

General Forum Questions

Am I allowed more than one account?

No, there is no reason why you should have more than one account on the Lumberyard forums. If you are banned from the forums, please do not create a new account. If you continue to create new accounts after you have been banned, your IP address will be blocked from the forums.

What happens if I break a rule?

If you break a rule, then you will either be warned or banned. A ban of your user account may either be temporary or permanent.

The administrators and moderators also have the right to edit, delete, move or close any thread or post as they see necessary, without prior warning.

What happens if I see a thread/post which has broken a rule?

Please report the thread/post to the moderators or admin.

Where can I find out who is in charge?

The Forum Moderators can be identified by their forum badges.