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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).]

AuthorReplies:
TaylorFlame
Lizard the Bard
posted 02-11-07 06:24 AM EDT (US)     26 / 113       
Look! Its a +1 post!

TaylorFlame - The Definitive Man.
Smeagolfan24
WICH Fanfic Moderator
posted 03-23-07 05:48 PM EDT (US)     27 / 113       
*cough* Update? *cough*

.:|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 03-23-07 05:54 PM EDT (US)     28 / 113       

Quoted from insanesameri:

hi ,


sorry i just had to say hi

Did you know that many moderators have the ability to set postcounts to zero, and even into the negatives?

And put +1 posts in the Tavern.

Murrogh
Dúnadan
posted 03-23-07 05:56 PM EDT (US)     29 / 113       
Dont disterb the water!
Sir Were
Banned
posted 03-23-07 05:56 PM EDT (US)     30 / 113       
Did you know that many moderators have the power to edit this page and update it.

Hint hint

Aeneas2
Dúnadan
posted 03-23-07 08:32 PM EDT (US)     31 / 113       
I *think* that that is everything, but please do tell if you notice anything else specifically that needs changing/updating.

Aeneas l BFME2 Heaven l WiC Heaven
"The most important thing is to remember to have fun! After all, what else could be the point of nuking your friends?" - Cheesewiz
GandalfDaGraay
Dúnadan
posted 03-23-07 10:36 PM EDT (US)     32 / 113       
Is Pulkit supposed to be listed? He's not moderating any forums.

Heck to the darkness
"That's fairly similar to what I thought you sounded like. Deep, gravelly, and wise sounding. Though the gravelly bit could've been mic quality?" -Atzy
"HeavenGames forbid!" -Smeagolfan24
EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 03-24-07 04:45 AM EDT (US)     33 / 113       
He's still green.
I think he's a content moderator, but apparently 'lost' and hasn't lost his greenyness.

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
Aeneas2
Dúnadan
posted 03-24-07 09:45 AM EDT (US)     34 / 113       
He's at college, but checks back occasionally and once he's done with school for summer, he should be coming back.

Aeneas l BFME2 Heaven l WiC Heaven
"The most important thing is to remember to have fun! After all, what else could be the point of nuking your friends?" - Cheesewiz
Smeagolfan24
WICH Fanfic Moderator
posted 03-24-07 12:56 PM EDT (US)     35 / 113       
Wow, our staff list looks really small compared to before.

.:|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...
INSANEsameri
Dúnadan
posted 03-24-07 01:57 PM EDT (US)     36 / 113       
before what

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

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

THE INSANESAMERI HAS SPOKEN
Sir Were
Banned
posted 03-24-07 01:59 PM EDT (US)     37 / 113       
Before this was updated, before some guys left.
EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 03-25-07 04:30 AM EDT (US)     38 / 113       

Quote:

He's at college, but checks back occasionally and once he's done with school for summer, he should be coming back.


That's good to hear. I can't wait to see his response to the AC

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
MightyFireball
Dúnadan
posted 04-25-07 09:58 PM EDT (US)     39 / 113       
Should we get a staff update? Lady Arcola has been promoted and BP had his role changed.

Smoke Rings Award Winner
Chill with me.
EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 04-26-07 02:17 AM EDT (US)     40 / 113       
We'll probably get one soon. Aeneas knows what he's doing

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
TaylorFlame
Lizard the Bard
posted 04-26-07 03:31 AM EDT (US)     41 / 113       
The survivability of staff is very low. I wonder if they are being... hunted...

TaylorFlame - The Definitive Man.
EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 04-26-07 10:28 AM EDT (US)     42 / 113       
*Whips hunter-kill squirrel squad out of view*
Course not!

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
Lady Arcola
SHH Seraph
posted 04-26-07 01:24 PM EDT (US)     43 / 113       
LOL Taylor, hunted no, real life encroachment yes.
Smacks EoJ.

..................
Seraph Lady Arcola
"I believe that friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly."
"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." -Walter Winchell

~ BFME2 Heaven | Stronghold Heaven | Stronghold 2 Heaven~
..................

[This message has been edited by Lady Arcola (edited 04-26-2007 @ 01:24 PM).]

MightyFireball
Dúnadan
posted 04-26-07 02:59 PM EDT (US)     44 / 113       
Ooooo! I could be a mod! I have no life to encroach upon my duties! What do you think?

Smoke Rings Award Winner
Chill with me.
Smeagolfan24
WICH Fanfic Moderator
posted 04-26-07 07:11 PM EDT (US)     45 / 113       
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

.:|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...
TaylorFlame
Lizard the Bard
posted 04-27-07 04:10 AM EDT (US)     46 / 113       
Ooooo! I could be a mod! I have no life to encroach upon my duties! What do you think?

Oh dear, we can't have that, you will try to warn and ban people only after diplomacy has been rendered useless.

Don't worry, I'm joking.


TaylorFlame - The Definitive Man.
EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 04-27-07 10:39 AM EDT (US)     47 / 113       
Oh dear, we can't have that, you will try to warn and ban people only after diplomacy has been rendered useless.


That's how most mods function

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
The Reduszebrus
Dúnadan
(id: reduszebrus)
posted 05-06-07 08:48 AM EDT (US)     48 / 113       
It has been updated.

Redus
Bfme2h|HWH|HG main|Redus' blog
Winner of the best post in the 2007 Bfme2H awards, because I had the only nomination.
So this is how freedom dies, to a round of applause.
+1-Drakontos

[This message has been edited by The RedusZebrus (edited 07-05-2007 @ 03:00 AM).]

Smeagolfan24
WICH Fanfic Moderator
posted 05-06-07 12:16 PM EDT (US)     49 / 113       
Where have our angels gone?

.:|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...
EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 05-06-07 01:29 PM EDT (US)     50 / 113       
I would say 'to hell', but I suppose it's a bit of an oxymoron?

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