Should HUDCreator content be allowed on the site?

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Currently a similar site, ToonHUD isn't allowed, but that is based on their stance, not ours.

HUDCreator allows users to create their own personal HUDs, but should we allow them to be submitted to the site?

The main argument for is that the site is a very powerful tool if used right and can be used to produce some good quality HUDs and as such a blanket ban might be overkill.

The main argument against is due to the fact that most HUDs created via the tool only have small changes and so essentially the same HUD gets submitted over and over again by different users which gets quite spammy.

Please note while we will consider this poll when making a decision on the matter, just because one side wins the poll doesn't mean that will automatically become the rule.

Also please discuss this poll in the comments, I'm as much interested in what you have to say as to how you vote.
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No 45% (19)
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    At this point it doesn't even matter.
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    It should depend on the quality of the hud itself, it was made in hud-creator and it's good, functional and overall looks pretty, allow it, but if it looks bad and poorly designed then don't allow it.
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    Here is not the place for spammy effortless low quality conten... oh wait.
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    I'm fine with people creating quality huds with anything, but from what I've seen in previous HUDCreator submissions it was all utter garbage.
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    Ok, why would you download another persons PERSONALified HUD? That's what HUDCreator is for, to make YO' OWN.
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    A blanket ban won't do anything. It's definitely possible to make good huds with it. I'd rather we implement some form of quality control, so that these small tweak "hud" submissions are removed rather than preventing any and all Hudcreator submissions.
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    TL;DR: Not allowing HUDCreator isn't solving the problem, however, you doing your part as an active member of the site and giving fair ratings and feedback will. Hell as far as I'm concerned you could give it a 1/10 and justify your rating with "Low-effort HUDCreator spam, try reading a tutorial for your next one".

    Using a tool like HUDCreator takes away most of the modding aspect of HUD creation. Creating one from scratch is time consuming and requires some form of know-how in order to make it work, whereas using a tool you just check a few boxes and resize the font to get a generic end product requires none of that.

    I don't like seeing the same thing over and over again by people who are either lazy or inexperienced, but it's not exactly harming the site or going against what the site wants to support, and if the owner of HUDCreator is okay with those creations being uploaded to this site then I don't see any reason why the mod team would stop allowing them to be submitted. 

    After all it brings new users in to spam their shitty hud, but that's still generating new users to the site.  Whether they'll move on from the tool and start getting more hands on is up to the ratings their submissions get, the feedback/criticism provided to them, and the mind set of that person. Judging from the ratings and how widespread it already is on the site I don't think people feel inclined to not use the tool. 

    Not allowing people to upload submissions because they use HUDCreator will solve the spamming of those huds, but it turns away newer users who may cling to the site and start getting more involved with it.

    Members taking the time and effort to FAIRLY critique the submissions however, will push people into wanting to make something that gets good ratings and praise. If you're genuinely annoyed by all these HUDCreator submissions, then you have the means to help curb the amount of spam by simply putting in your two cents and giving it the rating you feel it deserves.

    Also, are you sure ToonHUD isn't allowed on the site? :3
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    Hell no. It's spammy cancer, I haven't seen a SINGLE good hudcreator submission on this website.
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    ToonHUD is similar to ToonHUD in the fact that HudCreator has a HUD personalization tool as well, and submitting stuff made by a tool mainly to accommodate the user's style or desire is a bit low effort as it requires little technical knowledge and mainly just choice making. Using a tool to to automatically make choices ruins the art of modding whereas making and compiling materials into a mod does take effort, an elapsed time, and requires a form of artistic creation or compiling.

    TL:DR: Using a choice-making tool is low effort, using art and making and compiling stuff takes effort and actual time.
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