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Important Quality Standards (Rules)

Discussion in 'Communities' started by Atebite, Sep 28, 2014.

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  1. In order to ensure that the threads here are a pleasure to read for everyone, we're enforcing a couple of rules to help you garner more players. Remember that a good thread is vital for not only your influx of players, but your community's long term reputation!

    1. Don't post your thread if it's not ready! If you post obviously unfinished or WIP threads, you will be banned.
    2. Put some actual effort into your thread, show you've done some work outside the text editor.
    3. Explain your community. Have a paragraph for your features, why you're different, server info, etc.
    3a. Be original. If you're doing the same thing as everyone else, you're not going to get far, nor is your advertisment effective.
    3b. Talk about your community, your ideals, and what makes you different than the bigger servers out there.
    4. Provide resources. This includes links to your forums, content or a protocol that connects you straight to the server.
    5. Use proper formatting. Nobody wants to read an eyesore, no matter how pretty your imagery is.
    6. Keep your thread in a single post. It keeps it clean and easy for users to read, people don't expect information that spans over multiple posts.
    7. Use images, server fan-art, logos, or in-game pictures. They help the reader pay attention to the thread.
    8. Don't beg for donations on your own thread. The goal of a server is not to make money.
    9. Do not advertise any servers that do not use Clockwork (NutScrip t, CC, DarkRP). This is a clockwork forum, community threads should be about clockwork.
    10. This board is for paying customers of Clockwork only. Advertising a server running an illegitimate copy will result in your thread being closed.

    11. Only use English in your community thread, even if you don't speak it that well.

    These rules are interpreted roughly, and it's still up to the moderators to determine if your thread belongs in this board. If your thread is locked, you will be asked to refrain from reposting it from five to fourteen days, which is considered good enough of a time for you to acknowledge and recreate your community advertisement.

    Resources

    These are examples of good threads that you should look up to while creating your own.


    As well, you can edit your community threads to have prefixes based on the gamemode you are using. This way, right off the bat users know what gamemode your community uses. Clicking on a thread prefix in the forum view will show you all of the community threads labeled with that prefix, allowing them to quickly find communities using a gamemode they like. The forum will no longer allow you to create a thread without a prefix, but all existing threads are stuck without one unless they edit their thread to have one.

    Below is a list of the options.
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  2. Monkah

    Monkah Guest

    Updated.
     
  3. Monkah

    Monkah Guest

    Updated.
     
  4. RJ

    RJ no pay Legend Clockwork Customer

    Updated example links (some of them don't exist any more).
     
  5. Lev

    Lev certified honorable guy Active Member

    Updated to add rule 9.
     
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  6. cash wednesday

    cash wednesday Owner of UNDERWORLDâ„¢ GAMING Clockwork Customer Active Member

    Updated rule 9, added rule 10.
     
  7. cash wednesday

    cash wednesday Owner of UNDERWORLDâ„¢ GAMING Clockwork Customer Active Member

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