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King Jared
Citizen
posted 16 January 2006 08:24 PM EDT (US)         

The Downloads Section

Guidelines, Reviews, and Reporting Ill-Deeds






After KS, and then the wise and benevolent King Jared, Papaya has also grown weary of the task. Now it is the time of Yeebaagooon the orange. He is cold, cruel, calculating and c word based. Bask in his infinite glory, peasants.

Anyway, we've decided to turn over a new leaf by creating a new and revitalized Downloads Section thread.




Submission Guidelines



All new submissions to the Downloads Section must be approved by a moderator before becoming available to the public. There are several guidelines one must follow to ensure approval of one's file.
  1. Obviously, as stated when one submits a file, all new submissions must be contained in a ZIP archive. Countless free ZIP utilities are available on the Internet, the most popular being WinZip; simply Googling "free" and "zip" will get immediate results.
  2. Always follow the CoC when submitting. That means no illegal content, no porn or sexually explicit material, no cracks, and so forth. 'Nuff said.
  3. Do not submit a file more than once, unless you're explicitly informed that there was an error uploading the file. If you make a mistake in the title, or description, or the file itself, or whatever, simply wait for it to be approved and update it accordingly; we'll get more into that later.
  4. Do not submit other people's work as your own, unless you have permission from the author to do so. Any file found to be stolen and submitted without the original author's permission will be deleted.
  5. Do not submit crap. Please. The definition of "crap" will vary from moderator to moderator, but generally it means anything that, (a), serves no purpose, (b), shows no indication of having anything that could be construed as effort put into it, and (c).... just really seems crappy.
  6. Provide a good, detailed description with your file. The better the description, the better the chances someone will download it. On that same note, also provide a good title for your submission; something like "Bjorn: A Norseman's Tale" will likely spark far more interest than something like "my furst secnario".
  7. Last, but certainly not least, always remember to use the Update feature rather than submitting a new file. To update a file, go to your original submission, and look for this button....


    Above the File Description section. Click it and proceed as directed.

That about covers general submissions. Remember, multiple files, stolen files, crappy files, and files that don't fall within the CoC will not be approved, or will be deleted upon later discovery.




Review Guidelines



The old desciption for this is still adequate, I think:
As many of you have hopefully noticed, the Review Guidelines have been posted for some time now. All reviews submitted to the Downloads Section must follow the guidelines that have been outlined.

Before you review, please take a few minutes to read over the guidelines, and make sure that you understand them and are capable of following them. Doing so will ensure that the reviews remain of high quality, and that you don't run the risk of having your review removed or converted to a comment.

Remember that a low-quality review reflects directly back on you. When people read a review that may be lacking in some areas, not only does it bring down the quality of the Downloads Section, but it also may cause you to look bad.

We appreciate your reviews, and are grateful that people are willing to take the time to submit their comments on a scenario. Just remember that if you are looking to make a brief note about what you thought about the scenario, make sure that it is a comment and not a review. Reviews should only be written by those who are willing to take the time to write a detailed commentary on the scenario.

The Downloads Section exists and thrives only based on the efforts of you people. Thank you for your time and effort!
The bottomline, you ask? Read the Review Guidelines, embrace the Review Guidelines, caress the Review Guidelines, love the Review Guidelines, worship the Review Guidelines, and above all, follow the Review Guidelines.

Design Team members....

Aside from following the guidelines, I'll also note that members of Design Teams may not review their teammates' work. You see, in the past, certain people wrote high-ranking reviews soley to increase their team member's submission's rating, and in turn increase the "prestige" of their Design Team. Certainly not all team reviews were made for that purpose, but no matter how objective a team member might be in their review, some form of bias generally creeps in, and thus the practice is unethical. And while one might argue that other forms of bias might creep into reviews, such as from envy of or friendship with the author, we have no way of judging such a bias; we can judge whether a reviewer is on the same Design Team as the author, though.

So, please, no team reviews. If any such reviews do occur, though, judgement upon whether the review is just or not will depend on the moderator.




Reporting Bad Reviews, Ill-Deeds, and General Skullduggery



Finally, the main purpose for keeping this thread open to replies. Obviously, not everyone who submits a file will do so without malice or ignorance, nor will everyone who posts a review have read the guidelines, nor will all who post comments be of the utmost maturity. So, though moderators do sift through the submissions and do periodically scan new reviews and comments, we can't keep track of them all.

That's where you, the forumers, come in. If ever you come across a file that contains less-than-proper material, a review that doesn't quite meet the guidelines, or a comment that's simply uncalled for, let us know about it by posting a reply to this thread containing a link to the file/review/comment, the name of the ne'erdowell-in-question, and your reasons for finding fault in it/them.




That should about cover it. If there are any questions or problems regarding the Downloads Section, feel free to email Yeebaagooon. And, again, if you come across any bad files/reviews/comments, let us know about it here.

Remember, stay on-topic, boys and girls. That is all.

Your Divine Overlord
KING JARED
Aw, hell, I dunno, she had some tig-ole-bitties, d'int she?
big.vitt@gmail.com

[This message has been edited by Yeebaagooon (edited 04-22-2014 @ 10:09 AM).]

AuthorReplies:
Auron_
Citizen
(id: auron 2)
posted 05 October 2006 07:17 PM EDT (US)     271 / 814       
I would like a review for

The Bridge:
http://aom.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=2900

Hyrule from zelda a link to the past v 1.5:
http://aom.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=2659


and u'll be perfect since you seem to review with detail.

regards,
Auron


Auron: || Aurons Site || Aurons AoM:TT Creations || MY POETRY WEBSITE ||
papaya
ಠ_ಠ
(id: X_MOSS)
posted 05 October 2006 09:11 PM EDT (US)     272 / 814       
Alex, join the review team... Please?? Hit me up on MSN if your interested.

oh you can wait for what I can give
you know what I am so you know how I live
try to look proud but you’re not in the slightest
its happening now and it’s always been like this.
Alex
(VIP) Reverie World Studios
(id: pEpsIdUDe_123)
posted 05 October 2006 11:46 PM EDT (US)     273 / 814       
@ Auron
Sorry, I can't play multiplayer with all of the mods and everything I have at the moment. Though, I did recently get a new and much better computer which I am installing AoM on and will hopefully be capable of online play. Give me a week and I'll see what I can do.

@ Papaya
Maybe. We'll talk on msn whenever.


Auron_
Citizen
(id: auron 2)
posted 06 October 2006 05:47 PM EDT (US)     274 / 814       
no problem. no rush at all!

Auron: || Aurons Site || Aurons AoM:TT Creations || MY POETRY WEBSITE ||
Alex
(VIP) Reverie World Studios
(id: pEpsIdUDe_123)
posted 09 October 2006 10:26 PM EDT (US)     275 / 814       
http://aom.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=5578&cmtid=28101#id28101

It sounds like the scenario deserved that review but the review didn't follow the guidelines and it should've given some constructive criticism instead of just saying that the scenario is awful.

And another poor review from hoplite001 - http://aom.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=4856&cmtid=28089#id28089


nottud
Citizen
posted 10 October 2006 01:08 PM EDT (US)     276 / 814       
Auron - I have done a review for you and I have kept it fair.

The boy with the mad imagination
Prepare for the ultimate duel!
Learn to use all my triggers and what you can do with them. Visit here.
Find out and download the transform trigger here.
Play some minigames I have created outside AOM including some 3D games here.
Auron_
Citizen
(id: auron 2)
posted 10 October 2006 07:03 PM EDT (US)     277 / 814       
thank you for the review. although you've seem to miss in detail and would appreciate if you can go over the review, and read my reply

http://aom.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=2900

regards,
Auron


Auron: || Aurons Site || Aurons AoM:TT Creations || MY POETRY WEBSITE ||
Archaeopterix
Citizen
posted 20 October 2006 04:11 AM EDT (US)     278 / 814       
http://aom.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=4644&f=&st=30&ci= Yeebaagooon's.

http://aom.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=5629 Both.

http://aom.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=3936&f=&st=10&ci= Pegasus'.

http://aom.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=3693&f=&st=10&ci= Lemon's, but it's quite an old one.

http://aom.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=4300 Wolfenheim's... Probably. But there are many more like these, which have short descriptions but seem to be quite well rated. Should I list them all?

[This message has been edited by Archaeopterix (edited 10-20-2006 @ 04:17 AM).]

papaya
ಠ_ಠ
(id: X_MOSS)
posted 20 October 2006 09:42 PM EDT (US)     279 / 814       
That description is more than 3 lines, but isn't a very good review overall, so I removed it. It you see more reviews like that, that are debatable, feel free to post them and I'll take a look.

oh you can wait for what I can give
you know what I am so you know how I live
try to look proud but you’re not in the slightest
its happening now and it’s always been like this.
nottud
Citizen
posted 21 October 2006 03:27 AM EDT (US)     280 / 814       
http://aom.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=5714 - Reyk's review.
I know he is Reyk but he has not been following the review guidelines by putting that tiny amount.

http://aom.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=5456 - most of the reviews for this download.


The boy with the mad imagination
Prepare for the ultimate duel!
Learn to use all my triggers and what you can do with them. Visit here.
Find out and download the transform trigger here.
Play some minigames I have created outside AOM including some 3D games here.

[This message has been edited by nottud (edited 10-21-2006 @ 03:31 AM).]

I Love Bananas
Citizen
posted 03 November 2006 02:02 PM EDT (US)     281 / 814       
Tombit
Citizen
posted 03 November 2006 06:06 PM EDT (US)     282 / 814       
http://aom.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=5767

Dregornn's and maybe even James609's reviews.


...
Cirruis
Banned
posted 05 November 2006 03:10 PM EDT (US)     283 / 814       
Papaya, could I try out for the review team? I have a lot of spare time on my hands.
Cirruis
Banned
posted 09 November 2006 07:21 PM EDT (US)     284 / 814       
http://aom.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=2371&f=&st=40&ci=

Shinpoo or something. I think he reviewd low just so he gets a 4.9. I mean, there was like 11 5.0s. Then Shin gives him a 4 and says "hah now u have a 4.9."

EaZy
Citizen
(id: EazY_Ben)
posted 10 November 2006 11:08 AM EDT (US)     285 / 814       
Tombit
Citizen
posted 10 November 2006 09:52 PM EDT (US)     286 / 814       
http://aom.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=5798&f=&st=20&ci=

Tasev's review. It's too short, and he is a member of the same team as Unome and Dwieeb.


...
jml
Citizen
posted 11 November 2006 08:44 AM EDT (US)     287 / 814       
... Passing by...
I'm just here to say it seems to me the quality of the reviews has been upgraded recently, maybe because of this " official reviewers " thing.
Now, my compliments go mostly to some quiet but efficient green guys, the other way of most of the designers I know of... just kidding.
And as I don't want some people talking about me advertising here, I will not add anything anymore... only the two reviewers I'm talking about right here will know... what and whom I'm talking about. Thanks to the both of you. Very smart pieces of positive criticism. So, thanks to the Greens... which includes all the other colours, even black sometimes.
Cirruis
Banned
posted 11 November 2006 01:18 PM EDT (US)     288 / 814       

Quote:

Papaya, could I try out for the review team? I have a lot of spare time on my hands.

I Love Bananas
Citizen
posted 12 November 2006 11:05 AM EDT (US)     289 / 814       
papaya
ಠ_ಠ
(id: X_MOSS)
posted 12 November 2006 11:05 AM EDT (US)     290 / 814       
Sorry Cirrow, didn't notice your post. Sure, email me.

@jml: What are you talking about

@ILB: I didn't? I'll remove those in a little bit.


oh you can wait for what I can give
you know what I am so you know how I live
try to look proud but you’re not in the slightest
its happening now and it’s always been like this.

[This message has been edited by Papaya (edited 11-12-2006 @ 11:07 AM).]

I Love Bananas
Citizen
posted 12 November 2006 11:08 AM EDT (US)     291 / 814       
Not by the time I started making my post



Sweet baby maizes!
jml
Citizen
posted 12 November 2006 03:53 PM EDT (US)     292 / 814       
@ Papaya

These 2 guys, DWIEEB and Alex, probably 30 years old together! made, in my opinion, the damned smartest reviews I ever saw.
It's quick but long enough, sensitive, very AoMish to me, and, even better, absolutely personnal.
Of course it's about this scenario of mine! So, I just felt a little embarrassed talking about it. But that's also the reason why I looked at these reviews, right?
I wish all the reviews could have this kind of quality.
They even showed me some stuff I didn't see myself, probably too triggering busy.
I wanna be 15 again!
Something is going on around here, even if it gets a little tight, an amazing contest, sensitive reviewers...
It's a good game.
And the thing about the greens, it's just about it seems there is some good work being done... behind the scene.
So, in a shorter way... 'cause I know I could get easily very tiring...
Thanks!

EaZy
Citizen
(id: EazY_Ben)
posted 14 November 2006 12:19 PM EDT (US)     293 / 814       
http://aom.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=1698 - Zeus147

[This message has been edited by EaZy (edited 11-14-2006 @ 12:21 PM).]

Out Reach
Citizen
(id: newreach268)
posted 25 November 2006 03:04 AM EDT (US)     294 / 814       
http://aom.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=5754&f=&st=0&ci=

lots of replys, flaming howmuchweed2 possible smurf.


Out Reach
The guy who writes the erotic fan fiction in Yeebaagoon's signature
LuCkyMaN
Citizen
posted 25 November 2006 05:22 PM EDT (US)     295 / 814       
Could someone review my castle defence?

http://aom.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=5859

Alex
(VIP) Reverie World Studios
(id: pEpsIdUDe_123)
posted 25 November 2006 05:45 PM EDT (US)     296 / 814       

Quoted from jml:

@ Papaya

These 2 guys, DWIEEB and Alex, probably 30 years old together! made, in my opinion, the damned smartest reviews I ever saw.
It's quick but long enough, sensitive, very AoMish to me, and, even better, absolutely personnal.
Of course it's about this scenario of mine! So, I just felt a little embarrassed talking about it. But that's also the reason why I looked at these reviews, right?
I wish all the reviews could have this kind of quality.
They even showed me some stuff I didn't see myself, probably too triggering busy.
I wanna be 15 again!
Something is going on around here, even if it gets a little tight, an amazing contest, sensitive reviewers...
It's a good game.
And the thing about the greens, it's just about it seems there is some good work being done... behind the scene.
So, in a shorter way... 'cause I know I could get easily very tiring...
Thanks!


Thanks for posting that, jml. Glad to hear one likes my reviews.

Quoted from LuCkyMaN:

Could someone review my castle defence?


Your scenario has been added to the review team "to do" list. Though, it might take a while as we are in need of some additional reviewers who can review AoM:TT multiplayer scenarios as a couple reviewers are having complications in that area.

Cirruis
Banned
posted 25 November 2006 05:53 PM EDT (US)     297 / 814       

Quote:

Though, it might take a while as we are in need of some additional reviewers who can review AoM:TT multiplayer scenarios as a couple reviewers are having complications in that area.

:/ Papaya, answer my email!

nottud
Citizen
posted 26 November 2006 03:35 AM EDT (US)     298 / 814       
I might review but I am not an official reviewer! My reviews are fair and nice and long. I have played the map so I could do.

The boy with the mad imagination
Prepare for the ultimate duel!
Learn to use all my triggers and what you can do with them. Visit here.
Find out and download the transform trigger here.
Play some minigames I have created outside AOM including some 3D games here.
LuCkyMaN
Citizen
posted 26 November 2006 12:25 PM EDT (US)     299 / 814       
Sure nottud plz do It would make my day.

Beta(eyecandy)Team Leader of Omega Studios
Try some of my maps reviews appreciated.
nottud
Citizen
posted 27 November 2006 12:45 PM EDT (US)     300 / 814       
I will see then. If there is no review coming on that map, I will possibly do one.

The boy with the mad imagination
Prepare for the ultimate duel!
Learn to use all my triggers and what you can do with them. Visit here.
Find out and download the transform trigger here.
Play some minigames I have created outside AOM including some 3D games here.
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