Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
DarkeSword

Community Forum: Rules & Guidelines

8 posts in this topic

The Community forum is our main forum for discussion different topics related to the site. You can talk about video games, music, and other kinds of entertainment, or just about OC ReMix in general. There are a couple of rules and guidelines I want to go over related to specific kinds of threads that pop up every once in a while, and just posting guidelines in general.

General Guidelines
Keep in mind that you're posting on a forum, not in a chat room. You have time to read over your post to make sure you're spelling things correctly, using decent grammar, and generally being readable. Don't forget to paginate your posts; nobody wants to read one giant block of text.

If you're creating a thread, make sure it actually contains a decent amount of discussion. Don't just post a link to an article on another site, or just a one-liner question.

If you're posting about a video game, don't assume that people here know about that video game; try to create an informative first post with details about what kind of game it is, who makes it, what platforms it's on, when it comes out, etc. Maybe include some screenshots as well.

Threads should be discussions of topics, not feeds for off-site content. For example, if there's a video series on YouTube that's fairly popular and you want to discuss it, that's fine. But if all you're doing is posting a link to the newest video in the series every time one comes out, that's not fine, and the thread will be closed.

And remember, refrain from posting favorites threads.

Promoting Music
You're allowed to promote their own music in this forum if you're an OC ReMixer (posted or to-be-posted). If you haven't had a remix posted on the site or haven't had one accepted by the panel, you should use the Post Your Remixes! and Post Your Original Music! forums to promote your music instead.

As an eligible ReMixer, you're only allowed to promote completed albums that are coming soon or are already out and available. This forum is not for releasing singles or for notifying the community about incomplete albums that are still in-progress. However, releasing a single in order to promote the impending release of a full album is fine.

In addition, no one is allowed to promote unlicensed, for-profit remix albums anywhere on the site. If you want to promote a for-profit remix album on OC ReMix, it needs to be licensed in some way, such as through OverClocked Records or Loudr.

Kickstarters and Crowdfunded Projects
For Kickstarters (and other crowdfunding projects), you're allowed to create a new thread specifically for any project you're directly involved with (i.e. creating a game, writing music for a movie) if you're an OC ReMixer (posted or to be posted).

If you have a Kickstarter that you want to promote just because you're interested in it or are a backer, but you don't have any involvement in it in any way, you can post about it in Crowdfunded Projects. This applies to OC ReMixers and regular forum members.

Special Note: If you're an OC ReMixer whose first remix is still to-be-posted and you want to post a promotion thread for an album or a Kickstarter, please include that you have a remix in the to-be-posted queue in your post so that the moderation team knows to leave it alone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This seems a little strange for a list of rules and guidelines.. it doesn't really articulate what activities are disallowed (although to the common person, they're pretty obvious, i.e. making threats, harassment, racial slurs, etc) and instead says.... people should focus on their Grammar?

I like the clarification about posting about Kickstarters and promoting albums, I think the rules could be augmented though to include more of the obvious things as mentioned earlier. And maybe clarify what type of posts would be moved to off topic. There used to be a thread in Off topic with the title of something like "Jeez guys posts about music and games go in community" -- there are threads in Community for TV shows, movies, and any number of other things including celebrity news and other stuff... so it'd be cool to know what the line is for stuff that is considered off topic.

Just my 2 cents, nice work and hope to see this blossom a little more!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As I understand this post, it's not a comprehensive list of rules for the forum, but an update and reminder of the rules.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Brandon, some of what you mentioned in your first paragraph is already covered under http://ocremix.org/info/Forum_Rules_and_Posting_Policy

Yeah that's what I was looking for! Thanks for linking that here... this can be a nice comprehensive rule / guideline thread for newer or even older members to use as a resource.. I knew that information had to be somewhere, just wasn't sure where.

I'm still a little confused as to what paginate the posts means, what the context is.. do you mean to limit the number of posts you make?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote

This seems a little strange for a list of rules and guidelines.. it doesn't really articulate what activities are disallowed (although to the common person, they're pretty obvious, i.e. making threats, harassment, racial slurs, etc) and instead says.... people should focus on their Grammar?

I like the clarification about posting about Kickstarters and promoting albums, I think the rules could be augmented though to include more of the obvious things as mentioned earlier. And maybe clarify what type of posts would be moved to off topic. There used to be a thread in Off topic with the title of something like "Jeez guys posts about music and games go in community" -- there are threads in Community for TV shows, movies, and any number of other things including celebrity news and other stuff... so it'd be cool to know what the line is for stuff that is considered off topic.

Just my 2 cents, nice work and hope to see this blossom a little more!

This is a thread for guidelines specifically for the Community forum. Stuff like racial slurs and harassment is more of a forum-wide thing and already covered in the posting policy that Jarel linked.

Pagination means separating your post into paragraphs, rather than posting one giant block of text.

Also just need to point out, most of this isn't new. This is mostly just consolidating two other threads and adding some general rules/guidelines.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In regards to crowdfunding, if I start a Patreon, can I post it in Community? It wouldn't be for a specific project, as Patreon is for ongoing support of artists.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0