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 copyright-infringing material
Providing or asking for information on how to illegally obtain copyrighted materials is forbidden.
3. 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.
4. 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 in which to post your question.
5. 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.
Becoming a moderator
All moderator applicants must be a member for at least 180 days (6 months) and have at least 100 posts.
You must be active in the individual forums you wish to moderate and regularly create and respond to threads in those forums.
Please be aware that applying to be a moderator does not guarantee acceptance and that moderators will only be appointed when needed.
Current moderators and administrators will review applications and decide if the applicant fits the desired post. Administrators have the final say and we reserve to right to refuse applicants with or without cause.
In Order To Apply To Be A Moderator You Must be:
- a forum regular
- have been at the forum for 6 months or longer
- have a positive presence on the Forums
- be proactive
- knowledgeable in the Forums you would like to moderate.
- polite and helpful towards other members and give advice whenever needed and whenever possible.
- visit the forum each day, actively take part in discussions as often as possible, ideally once a day, setting a good example to the other members.
- take an active part in discussions between Moderators relating to the running of the forum.
- help to keep unsuitable content out of the forums as much as possible.