This is a temporary stickie for you guys to read and refresh your minds with. Just now I have had to take half an hour cleaning up some guy's mess after he had posted screenshots and links to info on the Half-life2 source leak (Beta). Let me remind you ANYTHING related to the leak/beta is considered ILLEGAL and is NOT to be posted anywhere in Gaming Forums. Not only is it illegal and you will get an INSTANT permanent banning for it, but we (Gaming Forums) can also get in trouble for having anything hosted on here related to stolen source code/beta. Most of you guys already know these rules, and obey them because you're very descent users. But this is a reminder to you anyway, and also a bit of a Grim Ward for any new users. Remember, any sign of leakage and that's your "Get out of jail free" card used and your out of here. [/RANT]
**UPDATE** With the release imminent, just around the corner it's time for a bit of an update. (1) If your going to create a thread please clearly name it so that people about to enter it are warned of spoilers/give aways in the game. (2) Upon release, I will make an official (Unless someone else beats me to it :lol: ) HL2 screenshots thread, so we can all stick to just the one thread. This also goes for a thread that may be created for advice/helps and tips. This way, people who havn't got HL2 at the time, or won't have it for a while won't be spoiled by seeing things they don't want to be revealed. (3) Any give away's/spoilers that you may be typing about must be covered up so the people who don't want to see things that give away the game, can't accidentally read about something they don't want to. The following command ensure's that any spoilers are covered.... [*spoiler] Enter spoiler text here (NOTE: Pictures arn't covered by this command!!) [*/spoiler] (Without the stars) Here is a demo/example of how the spoiler tag works... (Highlight to reveal text)
Anyway, that's all for now. Anything you feel needs added, or help you require, PM myself, Azzkiker or Brookster. Dave is away for 3 weeks but will be back later on.
Just recently, one of our longest existing HLforums users was banned for posting a link to cheats/hacks for an online game. Not acceptable. Just a reminder that you MUST NOT post any links to anything which is considered illegal/warez/porn etc. Examples of this if you can't figure out what i'm on about are...
* Porn, * Cheats/hacks for online games (Cheats for singleplayer games which are legal must be covered up by the spoiler tags) * Links to download's of free software/warez * Leaked alpha/beta of any games. * Anything else which is considered illegal or breaching Gaming Forums rules.
There's no exceptions. The admins, Super mod's and Mod's are having a crackdown on this sort of crap. Your not given a warning, your out straight away.
There has been a lot of thread duplicating (Creating a thread which already exist's) and Spam lately. Please search at least the first two pages of the forum before creating a new thread. It takes a lot of time to merge threads and so forth. Here are some helpful threads in the HL2 forums section...
For Hardware questions/problems... http://www.gamingforums.com/showthread.php?t=155073
For unlock times/questions regarding release try here... http://www.gamingforums.com/showthread.php?t=158744
For screenshots/other HL2 game content check here... http://www.gamingforums.com/showthread.php?p=1567116#post1567116
Those ones are the ones that have mostly been duplicated. It's not really much of a problem, just a hassle :lol: So if everyone is able to search a thread before making a new one (Dont revive anything older than 2 weeks please) that would help a lot.
**REMEMBER SPOILER TAGS!! THE GAME IS ALMOST OUT!**
A quick re-iteration here.
NO Discussion of Warez, no-CD cracks, or asking for CD-Keys.
It is not tolerated under ANY circumstances.
If you have a problem, then seek legitimate help.
re-iteration.... Good word!! :bounce: Cheers for the recap dave-o. If you guys wish to ask ANY questions at all which may be spoilers to the game, please use this thread... http://www.gamingforums.com/showthread.php?t=160093 Enjoy peeps! I envy you blasfards that all have the game and i don't :moon:
Just a bit of a niggle here guys, but a lot of you seem to be ignoring one of the rules about postng. A lot of you need help with HL2 which is fine, but making millions of threads about it is very annoying for us. PLEASE use this thread... http://www.gamingforums.com/showthread.php?t=160093 just to keep things tidy!