[i]4 May 2018 (AEST)[/i]
Repeat after me: [b]Announcements![/b]
As @360-International once said on the 5th of April in the 2015th year...
Please do not create excessive numbers of alternate accounts. This is spam.[/quote]
So please, don't do it. It's a very quick way to get all of your accounts banned.
Additionally, you may ruin new user's experience as we have shut down registrations several times due to this issue (which is something I bet none of us want as we appreciate new users on this site?)... Soooo
Don't ruin the experience of others.
Thank you. We appreciate it.
[i]5 July 2018 (AEST)[/i]
Repeat after me: [b]Announcements![/b]
Hope your 4th of July is going well today! I'm definitely staying up late...
Anyways, we made a few tweaks to the rules regarding [b]Username Changes[/b] after receiving some feedback that half a year was a bit of a wait. As such, most of these changes is shortening the timing and a few specifics on how you can change your username. The process to change it, however, remains the same.
Let's take a closer look:
[b]Please note:[/b] The term [i]one month[/i] is defined as one calendar month (e.g. Jul. 5-Aug.5, Dec. 31-Jan. 31).
- All username changes are required to without exception to abide by the Community Guidelines.
- You can't change your username to something too similar to another user, as this is impersonation.
[s]- Your account must be at least 6 months old and have at least 150 posts.[/s]
[i]Replace with: [color=red][b]- Your account must be at least one month old and have at least 100 posts.[/b][/color][/i]
[s]- You can only change your username once every 6 months.[/s]
[i]Replace with: [color=red][b]- You can only change your username once every month.[/b][/color][/i]
- Joke changes are not allowed. Once you change your username, it may not be changed for another one month.
- A working e-mail is required in order to change your username.
- Your account must be in good standing in order to receive a username change.
[s]- Please refrain from using formatting (i.e. underlining, color) to show your requested username. It will make it easier to verify. However, it is recommended that you use italics to distinguish your username from your other text.[/s]
[i]Replace with: [b][color=red]- Please distinguish your new username using formatting such as italics. It will prevent confusion and make it easier to verify.[/color][/b][/i]
[i]Add: [b][color=red]- Username Change "Undos" may only be changed back to their original versions, e.g. @Alice10 can't change to @GamerGirl, then change her mind and change to @xXAliceXx. She can only change back to @Alice10.[/color][/b][/i]
Remember, you will be required to wait a full calendar month after your new username is in effect. You cannot request for any new username change during this period.
We hope that these rules will allow more users to change their usernames as they wish. Have a good rest of the day/night!
5 July 2018
Users are reminded that being respectful towards other members of this site involves being honest. Please don't fake crises, disaster, or illness in order to garner other people's sympathy or to see how they would react. Also, do not use alt accounts to pretend you are someone other than yourself. This goes for all TBG functions including the main website and the Discord. Thank you, and happy TBGing.
[b][color=#4f6655][u]Thorn[/u][/color] | [color=#d14242][u]TBG Team[/u][/color] | [color=#4a7dce][u]Massive Nerd[/u][/color][/b]
[b]Currently on vacation[/b] and will remain active until the spring semester.
Obsessed with William Butler Yeats until further notice.
Visit my [url=https://thornandash.net/]website[/url], where I display my creative and web projects.
Pronouns: at this point do i even know? (he/him/his)
4 Apr 2019
[b][color=blue]IMPORTANT! This announcement contains important information regarding the forums. Please take the time now to read, and, if necessary, discuss it with your parents.[/color][/b]
[*]Correction of Heathcliffe's username.[/*]
[*]Corrected the table of contents to include page numbers for those who can't access the table of contents via clicking.[/*]
Last edited by DownsGameClub (2019-Apr-05 08:06:01)
8 September 2019
Please be advised that TinyPic is officially shutting down beginning tomorrow. Images belong to TinyPic will be lost forever from then on.
If you have hosted images on TinyPic, please consider saving and uploading again them to another image host. Posts on the forums that use the image hosting website may contain blank spaces as the image will not load.
25 December 2019
[i]On the Third day of Christmas joefarebrother gave to me:
Three TBG Team admins
Two account deletions
and no more account registration![/i]
I'm happy to announce that joefarebrother has promoted my colleagues, Tymewalk and Fell Rekekka, and I to TBG Team members.
We're still your good ol' moderators albeit we get access to more cool things than previous. You probably have seen a few subtle changes around the site but there won't be any huge changes at the moment (no access to the site code and stuff). We're excited to see what new things we'll be able to do with you guys!
Have a safe holiday season!
Edit: We’re also sad to say that Heathcliffe has stepped down from her position as administrator. She hopes to come on occasionally to say hello, though.
Last edited by DownsGameClub (2019-Dec-26 12:31:08)
7 September 2020
Due to recent spamming, we’ve disabled the posting of new topics for New TBGers. This is effective immediately.
For those of you who are “new” here, you can still participate by replying to the existing games. However, you will not be allowed to create a new game until you’ve become a TBGer (21+ posts).
[i]7th October 2020[/i]
[b]Non-English TBGs are now officially endorsed![/b]
Hello everyone! Recently the mod team has seen an influx of Esperanto posts on the TBGs, so we've decided to go ahead and officially endorse games in languages other than English!
Please keep in mind that all community guidelines still apply, regardless of language. Remember to be respectful to all users, as not everyone speaks the same languages, and to keep your posts appropriate. If you see something inappropriate, remember to report it!
We look forward to seeing what non-English-based games TBGers create in the future! Have fun!
[i]Whosoever holds this banhammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of moderaThor...[/i]
he/him | [url=https://discord.gg/YfAdEQz]Text Based Games Forums Discord Server[/url] | (つ⟤.☐)つ Kirby with some cool glasses
Hey look buddy, I'm an engineer. That means I solve problems. Not problems like "what is beauty?", because that would fall within the purview of your conundrums of philosophy. I solve practical problems.
[i]14 February 2021[/i]
[b]Re: Recent Website Issues[/b]
Hi folks! We're currently looking into the recent website errors where people have not been able to post. We're not sure what's going on, but hopefully, we'll find a solution.
Thanks for your patience!
9 August 2022
[b]Re: More Website Issues with BBCode[/b]
I hate to inform you that we've disabled BBCode for the time being. We've gotten multiple reports of security vulnerabilities that can be executed through BBCode (and by the way, thank you all, I definitely appreciate you all keeping an eye out for funky stuff). As much as games depend on BBCode, the security risks are too great to keep the feature on until we get a fix put out.
I can't guarantee when we can get this issue fixed. Skyline - who runs the website server - has literally fallen off the face of the earth and I have no idea how else we can get in contact with him quickly. Fingers crossed; we'll find a solution.
My apologies on behalf of the team for the inconvenience.