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Site Rules - A Wiki

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By using this site, you automatically accept these rules.

1. Definition of The Rules

The rules serve as general guidelines. They do not list all the possible cases of inappropriateness, infringement or abuse and as such we expect all users to use common sense when using the site. Additionally, the rules may be interpreted differently by each moderator.

1.1. Moderator's Discretion

As a result of the above clause, moderators may trash or withhold submissions or gag or ban users at their own discretion. In other words, moderators may take actions that are not necessarily directly justified by the rules.

1.2. Disciplinary Actions

Moderators generally punish repeat offenders. The nature of the punishment and its severity may vary from one moderator to another and range from withholds and trashes to gags and bans.

2. Language

GameBanana 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]".

You are also free to use your own languages on user profiles, studio profiles and clubs on the site. 

2.1. Grammar & Punctuation

Try 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. Abuse

No 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.

Swearing is allowed on the site but not if it's being used in an abusive manner against other users. Offensive slurs are not allowed.

3.1. Backseat Moderating

Let 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.

3.2. Unconstructive Feedback

No 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.

4. Accounts

Users must be 13+ to have an account on GameBanana as listed on the sign up page. Users found to have accounts while being under 13 will be banned.

4.1. Multiple Accounts

Users are only allowed one account on the site. Users found to have multiple accounts will have some or all of their accounts banned.

5. Warez

No 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. Advertising

Non-commercial advertising is allowed, under certain circumstances. See the User Advertising wiki for more details.

7. Graphic Content

No 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 Toggle

Certain content is allowed if the NSFW option on the submission is selected. See the NSFW Rules wiki for more details.

  1. NSFW submissions must use the NSFW toggle provided.
  2. Real and animated nudity is allowed but no "Sex Acts" should be shown, or implied.
  3. 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.
  4. No unnecessary closeups.
  5. No bestiality, shock images etc...
  6. Heavily pornographic images are not allowed. This includes photographic and drawn images that have been clearly made for pornographic reasons.
  7. Mods have discretion to remove any content that they feel is too sexual in nature or inappropriate.

8. Spam

No spam. Spam is defined as posts, threads, or other messages that do not contribute to a discussion or forum. Spam is also defined as submissions that have made little or no attempt to follow the site rules and have ignored most or all of the fields on the add form. 

Please avoid posting several thematically related submissions soon after one another as this is also 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.

8.1. Point Farming

Users abusing GameBanana features to artificially increase their point count outside of 'legitimate' means will result in severe punishment, which may include points deductions, gags or bans. Please check the Point Trading and Donations wiki for more details.

9. Quality Control

No unreasonably low quality or low effort submissions (palette/texture swaps, recolours, etc.). 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 of poor quality on purpose (to troll, point farm, et. al.) or represents an unreasonably low effort to create it may be removed at staff discretion.

9.1. Personalization

No 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 Content

The files should only include the files required to mod the game, as well as certain related items you choose to include, such as screenshots, installation instructions, and author's notes. You should not include excessive game files that are not required for the mod to function.

10.1. Executables

Submissions should not include any executables or similar unless it is explicitly required for the mod to function. Uploading malicious content will result in a ban.

11. Authors

Every person who worked on any part of your submission must be credited. Put the authors names in the author field and their role in the role field, each entry separated by a new line. Detailed credits should go in the author's notes field. List authors once only. Do not include anyone who did not have a role in the creation of the content. 

12. Autoplaying Music/Videos

All music/video players must be started manually. No autoplaying music/video is allowed.

13. Section Specific Rules

In addition to these site-wide rules there are section rules that must be followed:


14. Notice About Rules

If you are having trouble understanding any of these rules, please contact a moderator or administrator before submitting. To view a list of moderators and administrators, head over to this page.

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    Posted by Ganryu

    Posted by AnOldRetiredElephant

    hey, a moderator flagged my sound for no  reason, this motherfucker flagged the sound for 

    being against the rules, being copyright infringing, having credit theft, having improper credits, being Inappropriate and having lacking information

    any help? can you just make him NOT A MOD
    First off, they flagged it for a good reason; insulting them for flagging the submission in the first place really isn't necessary. Second, the flag was removed not too long after it was placed, so there's no problem here at this point.
    sorry for late reply, but i regret insulting him and also the flag was resolved

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    Posted by AnOldRetiredElephant

    hey, a moderator flagged my sound for no  reason, this motherfucker flagged the sound for 

    being against the rules, being copyright infringing, having credit theft, having improper credits, being Inappropriate and having lacking information

    any help? can you just make him NOT A MOD
    First off, they flagged it for a good reason; insulting them for flagging the submission in the first place really isn't necessary. Second, the flag was removed not too long after it was placed, so there's no problem here at this point.
    Rev up those G-Diffusers.
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    hey, a moderator flagged my sound for no  reason, this motherfucker flagged the sound for 

    being against the rules, being copyright infringing, having credit theft, having improper credits, being Inappropriate and having lacking information

    any help? can you just make him NOT A MOD
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  • Why i was banned in CS GO sictoin? i dont know

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    Is it allowed to post the same submission for different games? Since it is supported in the way VALVE made games one can gain a lot of points.
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    And think too many users "are doing the moron"(sorry for word),It must be because the most of that users are lazy.
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    A friend is a treasure
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    > **Posted by DXZ** > > How can I get in touch with an admin? You can find some of the admins listed here.
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    Rev up those G-Diffusers.
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    How can I get in touch with an admin?
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    > **Posted by Testsubject276** > > Does anyone know the designated points needed to request mods? Like how much for a sound mod or reskin and so on. That's pretty much decided by the request creator, in other words, you decide how many points you want to give once your request is delivered, but whether someone actually makes the mod you're asking for or not, it's not something you can control if the amount is too low.
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    No one beats me at Puyo Puyo.
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    Does anyone know the designated points needed to request mods? Like how much for a sound mod or reskin and so on.
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    Many ideas. Little motivation.
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