1. LanguageGameBanana is an English-speaking website, but you may post submissions in non-English provided you prefix the submission name/title with the language, e.g a Russian thread must have a name/title beginning with "[RUS]".
2. Grammar & PunctuationTry your best to use good grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, etc when posting and especially when making threads and other readables. Do not post in ALL CAPS, Title Caps, use excessive!!!!! amounts of punctuation, or break the site's layout. Submissions with poor English may be flagged by the community or withheld by moderators.
3. AbuseNo discrimination, abusiveness, 'trolling' or flaming. Discrimination based on race, sex, age, sexual orientation, etc will not be tolerated. NO EXCEPTIONS. 'They started it', 'they deserved it', 'they are n00bs', etc. are not valid excuses.
3.1. Backseat ModeratingLet the moderators do the moderating. Backseat moderating is when people who are not moderators try to enforce the rules -- or their interpretation of the rules. If you see a person breaking the rules, take advantage of the Report/Flag buttons or simply ignore the offensive content.
4. Unconstructive FeedbackNo negative feedback without explanation. If you don't like something or strongly disagree with someone, fine. But make sure you provide reasons for your opinions and constructive feedback whenever possible. Also, make sure not to stray into a violation of rule 1.2.
5. WarezNo warez talk of any kind. That includes but is not limited to requests for CD keys, discussing illegal downloads of software, music, movies, passwords for websites, and pretty much anything that could get GameBanana into legal trouble. When in doubt about this rule, ask a moderator or don't post. If it might be illegal, test the limits of copyright law somewhere else. For more information consult GameBanana's Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Policy or the Porting Whitelist.
6. AdvertisingNon-commercial advertising is allowed, under certain circumstances. See the User Advertising wiki for more details.
7. Graphic ContentNo shock material or pornography. This includes but is not limited to graphic images and videos designed to severely disturb or scare the viewer. Private parts of the body must be covered with clothing and no sexual acts may be displayed. We also reserve the right to remove any content that we feel is too suggestive or inappropriate for all the age groups that use the site.
7.1. NSFW ToggleCertain content is allowed if the NSFW option on the submission is selected. See the NSFW Rules wiki for more details.
- NSFW submissions must use the NSFW toggle provided.
- Real and animated nudity is allowed but no "Sex Acts" should be shown, or implied.
- No depictions of under 18's (real or animated). This includes 'Lolita' content where the character is visibly under 18 no matter how old you state they are, as well as characters that are known to be under the age of 18.
- No unnecessary closeups.
- No bestiality, shock images etc...
- Heavily pornographic images are not allowed. This includes photographic and drawn images that have been clearly made for pornographic reasons.
- Mods have discretion to remove any content that they feel is too sexual in nature or inappropriate.
8. SpamNo spam. Spam is defined as posts, threads, or other messages that do not contribute to a discussion or forum. If you have doubts about whether your submission would contribute consult a moderator before submitting it. Please avoid posting several thematically related submissions soon after one another as this is considered spam. Instead please pack these themed submissions together into one submission. Submitting a lot of unrelated content soon after one another is ok and is not spam.
9. Quality ControlNo deliberately low quality or low effort submissions. We always want to be a place where beginners can submit their content and learn, however if a submission is considered to have been made deliberately of poor quality on purpose, to troll, point farm etc, it may be removed.
9.1. PersonalizationNo submissions that are intended for private use by an individual or a small group, by way of their identifying marks. Submissions must have general or niche appeal. Exception apply - see the Personalization wiki for more details.
10. File ContentNo executables or similar are allowed in regular submission files. Any submissions found with executables in their files will be withheld until the executable is removed. Tools and Gamefiles are exempt from this rule. If for whatever reason you really must include an executable in your download, please contact a moderator to ask for permission before uploading it. Default or "vanilla" files (the files that come with the game by default) are also not allowed to be included in regular submission files for any game unless modified in a way that makes it original (i.e., a texture edit of the default player or weapon model in a game).
11. Autoplaying Music/VideosAll music players must be started manually. No autoplaying music is allowed.
12. Section Specific RulesIn addition to these site-wide rules there are section rules that must be followed:
- Help Wanted
- Profile Customization