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filmdirector2
Dúnadan
posted 02-05-06 09:02 PM EDT (US)         
Welcome to BFME2H!
Hi there! Welcome to BFME2H! You can do anything you want at BFME2H! The only limit is your imagination! (but not really). The first step to foruming is to remember the Code of Conduct. When you signed up, you were asked to read it, but you probably just clicked yes without reading it. Anyway, take a glance at it and briefly view it, and get the hang of the rules.

Posting
So, you've read around the forums and now you want to start posting, eh? Remember that this forum is not chat room, and don't post stuff or abbreviate like 'u', 'y?', 'c u l8ter', and such. Also use proper grammar on the forums, or some of the forumers might insult you, called 'flaming' on these forums. If you are not a native speaker of English, most people will be leniant, but try and post the best you can.

Topics
I suggest you introduce yourself before you start a topic. If you've got a comment or so to post that doesn't really deserve it's own discussion thread, post it in The Bree Bash, BFME2H's Off Topic Thread. Remember that The Bree Bash is not a spam thread, and merely a topic where the topic being discussed changes.

BBCode and HTML
BB Code is a coding language that is used on these forums. It can be used to make text bold, italicized, and more. You can view the list of BB Codes here. HTML is the same language that is used to make websites. HTML is to be used sparingly, and to usually enhance topics with tables or headers. A great site for learning HTML is W3 Schools. Remember not all HTML tags enabled.

Signatures
To edit your signature, go to My Accout -> Edit Signature. Images and HTML are not allowed in signatures. You can view the guide on signatures.



Staff
Every HG site has a particular set of staff that work with it. Their jobs include moderating the forums, adding news and content to the site, administrating ladders, and other jobs. This site's staff are:

EnemyofJupitor
Site Director
EoJup at hotmail dot co dot uk

Sir Hugh
Site Director
sirhugh15 at gmail dot com

Lady Arcola
Lord of the Rings Lore, Fan Fiction, Moderation
virtuelle at comcast dot net

Atzy
Forum Moderation
atzy at heavengames dot com

Blatant7
Guide Master, Forum Moderation
the dot tminator at yahoo dot com


Appreciated Former Staff:
Aeneas2, Kester, BP, SuicidalScotsman, Pulkit Bendak, FD2

You might have noticed some of the staff's names are in different colors. There are 3 main levels of staff. A Seraph is the site director of a site. They supervise the site, and have other particular duties. An Angel is a staff member who may be responsible for an entire section of the site. They may also responsible for posting news and moderation. A Cherub is a staff member who may be responsible for moderation, news, and adding content to the site.

At the BFME2H forums, the staff colors are as follows:
seraph: #D2691E
angel: #D11B1B
cherub: #008008
forumer: #545528
vip: #2D42B3

There are also a few other groups of staff. The FMT, or Forum Moderation Team, oversees the forums, bans and unbans, and how they are run. The FMT are:

Crazed Ewok
Shelper
Shanks13
David

There are also the Halos/EXCO, who are at the top of the HG ladder. They are responsible for making new heavens, and deciding important HG decisions. They are:

Elpea
GillB
SpineMan
Jayhawk
Zen
Socvazius

The owners are the people who actually own HG. They are also responsible for HG's finances and legal work. They are:

SpineMan
Zen
Reckless Rodent
Jayhawk
Draco
Socvazius

Other staff:
An HG Alumnus is an ex-staff member who has contributed to HG and given an honorary title.
There are also special site maintenance 'angels', without a forum account that upgrade galleries, and duties like that.


FAQ
Can I be staff?
Staff are chosen when they are needed, and if they have the proper qualifications. Don't ask to be staff. If they want you, they'll ask you.

I want my thread to be stickied!
Ask one of the moderators of the forum the thread is in, and they will decide.

I can't reply to a thread.
The thread was closed by a moderator, and no new replies are accepted.

What happens if I break the code of conduct?
It's up to the moderators. If it's minor, they'll give you a warning, and then ban you if it happens again.

Acronyms:
Section by Crazed Ewok

LOL (laughing out loud)
IMO (in my opinion)
ROTFL/ROFL(rolling on the floor laughing)
AIM (America Online Instant Messenger)
YIM (Yahoo Instant Messenger)
ICQ (ICQ Instant Messenger)
BRB (be right back)
ROTFLOL(rolling on the floor laughing out loud)
Newb (A forummer who is new)
N00b (a forummer who spams, has bad grammar or has bad spelling...basically just a idiot)
HG (HeavenGames)
SWGBH (Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds Heaven)
EaWH (Empire at War Heaven)
AoE3 (Age of Empires 3)
AoKH (Age of Kings Heaven)
EEH (Empire Earth Heaven)
AoMH (Age of Mythology Heaven)
RoNH (Rise of Nations Heaven)
CBH (City Building Heaven (Emperor, Zeus, Pharaoh and Caesar III Heavens))
SWGB/SWGBG (Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds)
ATM (At the moment)
FYI (For your information)
GD (General Discussions [Forum])
CoC (Code of Conduct)
OD (Outside Discussions [HG Community Forum])
GTG/G2G (Got to Go)
Mod (Moderator or Modification)
HTML (HyperText Markup Language)
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
PHP (PHP:Hypertext Preprocessor (Recursive acronym))
CGI (Common Gateway Interface)
ITT (In this thread...)
uber (A German word technically meaning "over" but has come to be known here as "better than" or "very good".)
IIRC (If I remember/recall correctly)
AFAIK (As far as I know)
RTS (Real-time Strategy)
BFME2H (Battle for Middle Earth 2 Heaven [here])
TWH (Total War Heaven)

Conclusion
I hope this guide taught you some stuff! Have fun foruming!

Also thanks to Crazed Ewok, who cleared up some of my questions such as if the 'M' in FMT stood for moderation or management.

Partially updated

[This message has been edited by Blatant7 (edited 06-11-2009 @ 10:22 PM).]

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Crazed Ewok
Mectator
(id: The Crazed Ewok)
posted 02-05-06 09:10 PM EDT (US)     1 / 113       
Looks good!

Also, you can get rid of the "TCE" bit in the slang section.


C hairman of the FMT, Mectator, and Seraph
r esident of Unity RPG, Anti-Heroes, and Indolents
a seraph at SWGBH and EAWH
z apping spammers and stealing their shoes
e w o k "Don't waste your breath trying to figure out my logic" - Seacker
d ependent on daily tea infusions

[This message has been edited by Crazed Ewok (edited 02-05-2006 @ 09:28 PM).]

Kester
Seraph Emeritus
posted 02-05-06 09:16 PM EDT (US)     2 / 113       
Nicely done, thanks, FD2

.--.- Kester -.--.
-.--.- deviations .--. flickr .--. gamertag -.--.-
.--.- if (Kester.says("Zen! Get online")) { zen.status("online") } -.--.
Dio_the_lonely
Banned
posted 02-05-06 10:05 PM EDT (US)     3 / 113       
FD2 wants to host everything!
Kester
Seraph Emeritus
posted 02-05-06 10:44 PM EDT (US)     4 / 113       

Quote:

FD2 wants to host everything!

He asked me first, and I said please do


.--.- Kester -.--.
-.--.- deviations .--. flickr .--. gamertag -.--.-
.--.- if (Kester.says("Zen! Get online")) { zen.status("online") } -.--.
Dio_the_lonely
Banned
posted 02-05-06 11:27 PM EDT (US)     5 / 113       
You do realise that it is the same thing. He still wants to host everything.
MaximusDecimus
Dúnadan
(id: maximus09)
posted 02-05-06 11:42 PM EDT (US)     6 / 113       
Ill be hosting the Newbie Game FAQ's

________________________________
/I've got nothin...I'm fo like'a bajillion!\
Bendak
Dúnadan
posted 02-06-06 01:13 AM EDT (US)     7 / 113       
Lol, another copy if Crazed's thread.

B e n d e r s . . . 2004

ex SWGBH scn designer
ex BFME2H cherub
L0rd WolF
Dúnadan
posted 02-06-06 01:27 PM EDT (US)     8 / 113       
I think it is good that FD2 has taken his time to make this guide.

|-LW-|
Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by,
that here, obedient to their laws, we lie
"If they want a war, we'll give them a war." -Master Chief
Rugby Season, 11 games, 9 wins

[This message has been edited by L0rd WolF (edited 02-08-2006 @ 01:06 PM).]

Kester
Seraph Emeritus
posted 02-28-06 11:07 PM EDT (US)     9 / 113       
Added the staff colors to the header post.

.--.- Kester -.--.
-.--.- deviations .--. flickr .--. gamertag -.--.-
.--.- if (Kester.says("Zen! Get online")) { zen.status("online") } -.--.
Adder
Fallen Angel
(id: The Adder)
posted 03-01-06 09:07 PM EDT (US)     10 / 113       
Looking through this... Zen's not a Halo, but Spiney is.

Not that it really matters tho.


Adder |
"I would like to wonder if Adder always acts like a stuck up asshole?" - Coldviper

[This message has been edited by Adder (edited 03-01-2006 @ 09:07 PM).]

Kester
Seraph Emeritus
posted 03-01-06 11:38 PM EDT (US)     11 / 113       
Updated the halos and the owners.

.--.- Kester -.--.
-.--.- deviations .--. flickr .--. gamertag -.--.-
.--.- if (Kester.says("Zen! Get online")) { zen.status("online") } -.--.
U_Spawn_U
Dúnadan
posted 03-02-06 00:36 AM EDT (US)     12 / 113       
Should combine Newbie guide with sig thread, as its mainly newbies that don't know how to do sigs.

U_Spawn_U - Think About It
filmdirector2
Dúnadan
posted 03-24-06 07:26 AM EDT (US)     13 / 113       
Updated with the new staff.
Blood Phoenix
Redshirt
posted 05-11-06 01:34 PM EDT (US)     14 / 113       
Make sure to add me up there FD2.

B L O O D P H O E N I X
Lurking at HG since 2004
Pulkit
Dúnadan
posted 05-11-06 01:47 PM EDT (US)     15 / 113       
Oh, and correct my email address please!
its_pulk@yahoo.co.in

Tales of Middle-Earth | Don't miss it
MightyFireball
Dúnadan
posted 05-11-06 03:18 PM EDT (US)     16 / 113       
This reminds me, what's the point of spamming and does it entail anything other than just posting for no reason (no, I'm not doing it now)

Smoke Rings Award Winner
Chill with me.
Pulkit
Dúnadan
posted 05-11-06 03:52 PM EDT (US)     17 / 113       
Indeed spamming is just posting senseless (+1, etc) posts, or a lot of posts here and there, or in one place, when all that needs to be said could be included in one post itself.

Tales of Middle-Earth | Don't miss it
MightyFireball
Dúnadan
posted 05-11-06 04:23 PM EDT (US)     18 / 113       
What's a +1 post?

Smoke Rings Award Winner
Chill with me.
Scotty the Fallen
Dúnadan
posted 05-11-06 05:05 PM EDT (US)     19 / 113       
A +1 post is generally a post posted by a forumer primarily for the simple sake of getting +1 to their post count. +1 posts vary from unintelligible gibberish, spamming useless links, posting absolutley nothing at all but smileys, and restating what has already been said several times over, knowing that said information has already been said.

I'm pretty sure that covers it.


Scotty the Fallen | One-time Angel Reincarnate, and Former BFME2H and TWH Downloads administrator, and BFME2 Strategy Administrator.
"And I shall go softly into the night, taking my dreams, as will you." - EoJ
"Scotty's probably the only forumer here who can make every post a defiant claim of his own superiority." - Atzy
Scrat Master
Dúnadan
posted 09-17-06 09:49 AM EDT (US)     20 / 113       
Example of a +1 post: +1
It's as simple as that


Scrat Master
BFME2H Replay Reviewer

DO NOT CLICK
LEGOLAIM
Dúnadan
posted 10-13-06 04:46 PM EDT (US)     21 / 113       
Scratmaster would know all about +1 posts

Legolaim
Brigader General

[This message has been edited by Legolaim (edited 12-09-2006 @ 06:15 PM).]

Smeagolfan24
WICH Fanfic Moderator
posted 12-22-06 03:15 PM EDT (US)     22 / 113       
I think this should be updated.

.:|Smeagol|:.
World in Conflict Heaven Cherub
Battle For Middle-earth II Heaven Replay Reviewer and Ledgend

Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend somewhere along in the bitterness.
Oh, I would have stayed up with you all night, had I known how to save a life...
MR ANCALAGON
Dúnadan
(id: Ancalagon_4554)
posted 12-22-06 03:27 PM EDT (US)     23 / 113       
Yep. Put SS on there and change Lady Arcola and Aeneas2's colors.
INSANEsameri
Dúnadan
posted 12-22-06 04:19 PM EDT (US)     24 / 113       
hi ,


sorry i just had to say hi


NOTE!!!! IGNORE ABOVE POST!!!!!!!!!

If you read above post you release insanesameri from any charges or lawsuits.

THE INSANESAMERI HAS SPOKEN
MightyFireball
Dúnadan
posted 02-02-07 10:27 PM EDT (US)     25 / 113       
An interesting place to put your spam.

Smoke Rings Award Winner
Chill with me.
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