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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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Murrogh
Dúnadan
posted 12-17-07 09:39 PM EDT (US)     101 / 113       
In all seriousness though this isn't funny or cool at all,
Can something be funny in all seriousness?

"The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.
- Isaiah 40:8 -
Catabre
BFME2H Replay Reviewer - Library Guildsman
posted 12-17-07 09:43 PM EDT (US)     102 / 113       
I guess...

"Apparently, arguing for the right to do something no-one wants to do is the lifeblood of HG." - TaylorFlame

"Whatever happened, BFME2H did it better. No Exceptions." - EnemyofJupitor
Kyr Nelenar
Dúnadan
(id: darkservant)
posted 12-17-07 09:56 PM EDT (US)     103 / 113       
Can something be funny in all seriousness?
Of course something can...

_.,-=~+"^'`:Kyr Nlnar:`'^"+~=-,._
"n rans Helara" - "Live Well Friend"
"krnai Scar-lu" --- "krnai of Thirteen"
Remember Kids: "Kyr" rhymes with fire...
Sometimes your imagination inspires other people to use theirs.-Sir Hugh-
Sir Hugh
BfME2H/SHH Seraph
posted 12-17-07 10:30 PM EDT (US)     104 / 113       
OHPicklaIO has been banned for the offenses outlined by Gaius above (on the previous page). May he mature.

________                                         ________
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\_______\---\\\\ Sir Hugh ////---/_______/
\_____\--\\| Seraph |//--/_____/
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[This message has been edited by Sir Hugh (edited 12-17-2007 @ 10:39 PM).]

beekay
Dúnadan
(id: black_knight_101)
posted 12-17-07 11:08 PM EDT (US)     105 / 113       
*is a disagreeing Indian (from India)*
Punjab, surely.

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Arvedui
Messiah of Fail
(id: ashwin13)
posted 12-18-07 00:50 AM EDT (US)     106 / 113       
Can I nuke the Saloon, please?

"Arvy is randomly full of win." - Skarr
|
"I don't watch cartoons, those are for third class people." - Arvy
"Yeah, children, those third class people." - Sails
And because I bet Blatant he wouldn't be orange in two days and lost... HEIL BLATANT!
viperiv
Dúnadan
(id: EpIc CoMmandeR)
posted 12-18-07 02:37 AM EDT (US)     107 / 113       
I fully endorse the nuking of the saloon

Also you will know if that guy comes back...he will have subtly placed "Ohio" in his name : OHIOGUYTHATYOUGUYSBANNED

All I know is my gut says maybe
Catabre
BFME2H Replay Reviewer - Library Guildsman
posted 12-18-07 09:53 AM EDT (US)     108 / 113       
@ Epic lol,

Thanks Hugh. How did he get unbanned?

"Apparently, arguing for the right to do something no-one wants to do is the lifeblood of HG." - TaylorFlame

"Whatever happened, BFME2H did it better. No Exceptions." - EnemyofJupitor
The Wanderer
Dúnadan
posted 12-18-07 10:19 AM EDT (US)     109 / 113       
Perhaps the shiny big red button got jammed.

The soul now burns, these thoughts I churn.
To never have a brief sojourn.
Oh maiden Death! Please hear my plea!
Allieviate, my malady.
Engulf me now, to you I bow.
Embrace me now, your tears, my vow.
Sir Hugh
BfME2H/SHH Seraph
posted 12-18-07 10:47 AM EDT (US)     110 / 113       
How did he get unbanned?
Perhaps the shiny big red button got jammed.
Perhaps.

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\________\------______ _____------/________/
\_______\---\\\\ Sir Hugh ////---/_______/
\_____\--\\| Seraph |//--/_____/
\\//\\//
Catabre
BFME2H Replay Reviewer - Library Guildsman
posted 12-29-07 12:36 PM EDT (US)     111 / 113       
Wow!, how does he keep getting unbanned?

"Apparently, arguing for the right to do something no-one wants to do is the lifeblood of HG." - TaylorFlame

"Whatever happened, BFME2H did it better. No Exceptions." - EnemyofJupitor
Andalus
Dúnadan
posted 10-16-08 07:46 PM EDT (US)     112 / 113       
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)
And where, may I ask, where is that little abbreviation called TWH?

And with EoJ as your Seraph, as well. Tcha!
EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 10-17-08 05:39 PM EDT (US)     113 / 113       
Needs updating, in any case. Cheers!

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
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