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[HEADING=1]Community and Forums Codex & Index[/HEADING]

[small]Find Everything you need for the best Escapist Experience.[/small]
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To give the Moderators and the community a hand, I thought I would take the liberty of doing an up-to-date Escapist Community and Forum Codex/Map (updated regularly), with everything detailed from guides to user groups to help make your navigation, for users both new and old, and use of the forums that much better and easier. It is also to help prevent people's hard work towards supporting the community going unnoticed.
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[HEADING=1]The Forums[/HEADING]​

[HEADING=2]Rules and Guidelines on use of the Forums[/HEADING]

[ul]Official Rules of Posting in the Escapist Forums [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/codeofconduct][/ul]

[ul]A Detailed User written guide that outlines the correct code of conduct and explains; Warnings, Probations and Bans [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.112832][/ul]

[ul]A Guide to the Report Button [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.129303][/ul]

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[HEADING=2] Getting started in the Forums[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]General[/HEADING]
[ul][li]A Guide to posting commands and codes [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.850242-The-Escapist-Users-Guide-to-Posting-Commands-and-How-to-do-Fancy-Code-Stuff][/li]

[li]Advice on how to deal with the bane of respected internet forums - Trolls [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.170864][/li]

[li]A Guide to all the Badges and how to get them all [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.843741-The-Escapist-Forum-Badge-Gallery-Badges-875-Version-III][/li]

[li]Why not try and earn some badges or test your knowledge by trying one or more of the Escapist's many quizzes? [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/quizzes/][/li]

[li]A User's Guide to Creating an Awesome Thread [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.149941][/li]

[li]A User's Guide to Creating Your Own Avatar [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.386794-A-Users-Guide-to-Creating-Your-Own-Avatar#15426996][/li]

[li]A guide to some of the more famous forum threads [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.221835][/li][/ul]

[HEADING=3]Forum Games and RP[/HEADING]
[ul][li]Read the Role Playing Thread Guidelines [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/362.63498][/li]

[li]An introductory guide explaining common Forum Game Terms and general advice on how to play them [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/362.116378][/li]


[li]Forum Gaming Guide [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/362.285373-Forum-Gaming-Guide][/li]

[li]Community drawing board - This is a thread where members of The Escapist forum family can get together to create a visual story, whether on their own or working collaboratively [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/362.201313][/li]

[li]Community drawing board discussion thread - see people's posted story boards [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/362.201312][/li]

[li]Roleplayer's Index - A guide to currently active roleplays [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/362.255708][/li][/ul]

[HEADING=3]User Reviews[/HEADING]
[ul][li]User Reviews Forum Rules [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/326.284840-User-Reviews-Forum-Rules][/li]

[li]An introduction to writing reviews and guide to the ingredients of writing a good review [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/326.120165][/li]

[li]User Review Index for Video Games [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/326.244647][/li]

[li]User Review Index for Films, Books, Anime, & Music! [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/326.244646][/li][/ul]

[HEADING=3]Religion and Politics[/HEADING]
[ul][li] Rules of the Religion and Politics Threads [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/528.873695-Additional-Rules-for-R-P-PLEASE-READ-BEFORE-POSTING][/li]

[li]A Guide to Tolerance of other people's views on this part of the forum [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/528.162724][/li]

[li]A User's advice guide to posting in this part of the forums [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/528.166303][/li][/ul]

[HEADING=3]Gaming Industry[/HEADING]
[li]Discussion FAQ [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/663.873212-Game-Industry-Discussion-FAQ-PLEASE-READ-BEFORE-POSTING][/li]
[li]Additional Rules [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/663.873696-Additional-Rules-for-GID-PLEASE-READ-BEFORE-POSTING][/li]

[HEADING=3]Advice Forum[/HEADING]
[li]A place for users to look for and give advice, in situations ranging from gaming to relationships. Warning: Posting Guidelines heavily applied. [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/538.277760-Please-Read-Before-Posting][/li]

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[HEADING=2]Featured Content[/HEADING]
Browse the latest Featured content of the Escapists talented Writers and Video makers [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/index/6]

Click to view the pages for each of the Shows and the index of all the episodes:
Zero Punctuation [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation]
Zero Punctuation is The Escapist's groundbreaking video review series starring Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw. Every Wednesday Zero Punctuation picks apart the games so you don't have to. Called "hilariously cutting ... first legitimate breakout hit from the gaming community in recent memory" by Boing Boing, see why gamers love it and developers fear it.

8bit Philosophy [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/8bit-philosophy]
8-Bit Philosophy: where video games make you smart.

Reviews [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/reviews]
Video reviews.

No Right Answer [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/no-right-answer]
Two geeks, one question, no right answer. Each week, the arbitrators of the arbitrary dig deep into the important questions facing internet culture today.

Escapist Podcast [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/escapist-podcast]
Join Escapist staff and contributors every week as we discuss video games and gaming lifestyle.

Game Theory [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/game-theory]
Game Theory: The Smartest Show in Gaming. Watch for your favorite video games, but walk away educated. Anything is fair game as real-world research tackles video game logic. But remember, it's all just a theory. A Game Theory. Thanks for watching.

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Unskippable [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/unskippable]
Unskippable makes fun of bad game cinematics so you don't have to.

Escape to the Movies with Movie Bob [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/escape-to-the-movies]
Escape to the Movies reviews the movies so you don't have to.

Loading Ready Run [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun]
Watch new hilarious sketch comedy from LoadingReadyRun every Monday here at The Escapist.

Trailers [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/trailers]
The Escapist presents trailers from the latest and greatest gaming has to offer.

Feed Dump [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/feed-dump]
Graham and the LoadingReadyRun Crew fill you in?as best they can?on the strangest news stories of the week.

Miracle Of Sound [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/miracle-of-sound]
Your favorite games in music form. Only at The Escapist

The Big Picture [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture]
A Hard Look at All Things Geek.

Movie Defense Force [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/movie-defense-force]
Jim Sterling explains why that movie you think is horrible is actually fantastic.

Jimquisition [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/jimquisition]
A show in which a fat British man who wears sunglasses indoors rants angrily about the injustices of mankind, interspersed with MS Paint doodles of videogame characters doing terrible things.

Top 5 With Lisa Foiles [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/top-5-with-lisa-foiles]
Some things are better than others. Lisa Foiles makes a list of the top 5 best and worst things in games, so you don't have to.

Jim And Yahtzee's Rhymedown Spectacular [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/jim-yahtzees-rhymedown-spectacular]
Jim and Yahtzee take their rhymes to the internet and explore the world of gaming through verse.

A Good Knight's Quest [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/a-good-knight-s-quest]
Every gamer guy's fantasy come true: the princess has come to life and needs Dorian's help, thrusting him into an epic suburban adventure that will lead him from his couch to the edge of reality. New episodes every Friday, only at The Escapist.

Doraleous and Associates [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/doraleous-and-associates]
Join Doraleous and his associates (Drak, Mirdon and Neebs) as they travel the land, putting the ass back in fantasy.

Daily Drop [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/daily-drop]
One ladder. One high-speed camera. One object about to meet its end. Every day, another drop.

Show About Games Show [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/show-about-games-show]
Sketch comedy - with achievements! It's a show. About games. It's the Show About Games Show. Winner of The Escapist Film Festival 2010. New episodes every Thursday.

I Hit it With My Axe [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/i-hit-it-with-my-axe]
Featuring adult film performers Kimberly Kane, Zak Sabbath, Mandy Morbid, and Satine Phoenix, with a stripper named Connie, and a hairdresser named Frankie comes a reality web video series chronicling the adventures of a dungeon master and his stripper and porn star friends playing old school D&D.

The Escapist Film Festival 2010 [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-escapist-film-festival-2010]
Escapist Film Festival 2010

Rebecca Mayes Muses [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/rebecca-mayes-muses]
Rebecca Mayes sings about the games we know and love.

Apocalypse Lane [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/apocalypse-lane]
It all turned brown when the H-bombs came rainin' down. It ain't much, but we love this town. Come on down to Apocalypse Lane.

Kung-fu Grip [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/kung-fu-grip]
Kung Fu Grip is action-packed! Can your videogame action figure make the Adventure Team? You can find out at The Escapist. This is a job for Kung Fu Grip!

Unforgotten Realms [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/unforgotten-realms]
The epic tale of Sir Schmoopy of Awesometon, the dual nunchuk-wielding sorcerer and Eluamous Nailo, Master Wizard in training (AKA Rob and Mike) and their animated adventures in the Unforgotten Realms (AKA, Mike's homebrew role playing game).

Doomsday Arcade [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/doomsday-arcade]
A grand prize winner of The 2008 Escapist Film Festival, Doomsday Arcade is a hilarious, episodic take on what happens when games turn on us and come for blood.

There Will be Brawl [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/there-will-be-brawl]
There Will be Brawl, the internet sensation, is a darkly humorous mini-series satirizing the classic game heroes you thought you knew and loved.

The Escapist Show [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-escapist-show]
The Escapist Show is our groundbreaking information and variety show, where we will discuss a new video game or industry issue each week, followed by exclusive entertainment content produced by some of the most talented web video creators today.

De-rez [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/de-rez]
de-rez is the video series where the game world and the real world collide. Starring Chris Slack, de-rez irreverently takes you inside your favorite games for a taste of their reality, and brings its characters to you for a taste of yours. Shenanigans ensue.

Anthony Saves The World [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/anthony-saves-the-world]
Anthony Saves The World is an independent project of Mikey Neumann, Creative Director of GearBox Software (Borderlands), and Anthony Burch, creator of hit web series HAWP. It creatively takes the best aspects of science fiction and effortlessly mutates them into something that cannot be deemed "science" or "fiction."
Drawn by Pain [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/drawn-by-pain]
"Drawn by Pain" is the Webby Award-winning, mixed live-action/animated series in twelve parts, chronicling the life of a young woman battling the demons both in her mind and in the real world, searching for salvation as her animated madness fights for her sanity in the real world.

ENN: Escapist New's Network [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/escapist-news-network]
Join some of the people from LoadingReadyRun for the latest, breaking, 100% accurate we promise* videogame news. *(not an actual promise)

The Escapist Presents [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-escapist-presents]
A variety of videos from The Escapist.

Unskippable Let's Play [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/lets-play]
What happens when Graham and Paul take on actual gameplay?

Escapist News Wrap [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/escapist-news-wrap]
The Escapist News Wrap is your weekly round up of the week's biggest gaming headlines.

The Escapist 2nd Annual Film Festival [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-escapist-film-festival]
Presenting the 2nd Annual The Escapist Film Festival, showcasing the best amateur and user-created videos on the web. This year's winners will receive exclusive video contracts with The Escapist, and our Honorable Mention winners will appear on a future episode of The Escapist Show.

The Escapist 3nd Annual Film Festival [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-escapist-film-festival-2009]
Presenting the 3nd Annual The Escapist Film Festival, showcasing the best amateur and user-created videos on the web. This year's winners will receive exclusive video contracts with The Escapist.

TGS-2008 [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/tgs-2008]
Tokyo Game Show Hai!

E3-2008 [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/e3-2008]
Videos from the show floor.

TGC-2009 [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/tgc-2009]
Videos from our coverage of Triangle Game Conference 2009.

GDC-2009 [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/gdc-2009]
Videos from GDC 2009.

GDC-2010 [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/gdc-2010]
Videos from the Game Developers Conference 2010 in San Francisco.

E3-2010 [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/e3-2010]
Videos from the show floor.

Reel-Physics [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/reel-physics]
Two wise physics minded guys take movies and test their crazy shenanigans

The Wishlist [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-wishlist]
The Wishlist is just that, stuff we're super into. No paid endorsements for anything we feature, just good old-fashioned stuff that makes us swoon

The Geekend Update [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/geekend-update]
Keeping you up-to-date on all things geek.

Moviebob - Intermission [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/moviebob]
Bob "MovieBob" Chipman shares his insight into all things cinematic every Friday.
[HEADING=3]Written Features and Comics:[/HEADING]
Read the escapist Magazine Issue's, past and present, here [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/apps/features/]

Click to See the full list of works by the Escapists Shamus Young - Comedy, Comics and Articles [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/profiles/posts/Shamus%20Young?view=articles]

Experienced points [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/experienced-points]
Experienced Points is Shamus Young's weekly attempt to making the game industry less dysfunctional by arguing with a rhetorical wall and hoping things somehow change for the better.

Cinemarter [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/moviesandtv/reviews/cinemarter]
If you want more of Matthew "Marter" Parkinson, you can follow him on the Twitter @Martertweet and check out his weekly movie podcast [https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/matt-matt-at-the-movies/id955329374].

Critical Miss [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/tag/critical+miss]
Cory Rydell and Grey Carter's webcomic about a one Erin Stout and her life's mission to survive the harsh world of game journalism.

Erin Dies Alone [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/comicsandcosplay/comics/erin-dies-alone]
Cory Rydell and Grey Carter - "Hi! This isn't Critical Miss. No, wait. Don't leave! This is our new comic, Erin Dies Alone. It's about videogames, isolation and the terrible inevitability of death. But mostly videogames."

Extra Punctuation [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/extra-punctuation]
Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw types up more scathing commentary on the game industry and community every week.

Full Frontal Nerdity [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/comicsandcosplay/comics/full-frontal-nerdity]
Check out more Full Front Nerdity [http://ffn.nodwick.com/] from Aaron Williams on his official site [http://www.nodwick.com/], as well as his other comics, Nodwick [http://comic.nodwick.com/] and PS238. [http://ps238.nodwick.com/]

Pixels and Bits [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/video-games/pixels-and-bits]
Lizzy Finnegan is a ginger gamer, with an irrational love of food trucks, and a completely rational love of bacon. More than 15 years later, she still hates the Water Temple. Puns welcome.

Game-On, Hardcore [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/comicsandcosplay/comics/game-on-hardcore]
Welcome to The Escapist's newest gaming-themed webcomic adventure - just make sure you strap yourselves in!

GuyCry [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/moviesandtv/columns/guycry]
Your weekly update on what makes guys cry.

Garwulf's Corner [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/video-games/columns/garwulfs-corner]
Robert B. Marks is the author of Diablo: Demonsbane [http://www.amazon.com/Diablo-Archive-Richard-Knaak/dp/1416576991/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426272492&sr=1-1&keywords=Diablo+Demonsbane], The EverQuest Companion [http://www.amazon.com/Everquest-Companion-Inside-Lore-Gameworld/dp/0072229039/ref=la_B00N5UFG9M_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426272376&sr=1-1], Garwulf's Corner [http://www.amazon.com/Garwulfs-Corner-Odyssey-Diablo-Beyond/dp/192753710X], and the co-author of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Agora [http://www.amazon.com/Funny-Thing-Happened-Way-Agora/dp/0978465229/ref=la_B00N5UFG9M_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426272376&sr=1-3]. His current fiction project is The Eternity Quartet [http://www.amazon.com/ref=nb_sb_noss_null], with Ed Greenwood. He can be reached by email at garwulf at escapistmag.com.

Kickstarting [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/video-games/columns/kickstarting]
Keeping you up to date in all things Kickstarter!

Hexproof [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/tabletop/columns/hexproof]
The Escapist's weekly column on all things Magic: The Gathering. Featuring the stylings of Joshua Vanderwall and Justin Clouse.
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[HEADING=1]Community[/HEADING]​

[HEADING=2]Current Escapist Events[/HEADING]

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[HEADING=2]User Groups[/HEADING]
[a href=http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.259599]A Guide & Index to User Groups[/a]

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[HEADING=2]Community Discussion[/HEADING]
[ul][ul][li]For any complaints message [user]n0e[/user], the Escapist's Community Manager[/li]

[li]Tech Team for tech problems with the site [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/groups/view/Tech-Team][/li]

[li]Escapist Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Escapist_(magazine)][/li]

[li]Welcome to the site thread [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.66931][/li]

[li]Community moderation discussion & Team. [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/groups/view/Moderation-Team][/li]

[li]IRC - Live Chat [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/chat/][/li]

[li]Avatar Design Team/store, Order your avatars here [For FREE!] [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/groups/view/The-Avatar-Store-New-and-Second-Hand][/li]

[li]Contact the escapist about submitting an article for an issue or other such messages [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/contact][/li][/ul][/ul]

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[HEADING=2]Escapist game community[/HEADING]
Escapist Steam group [http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Escapist]
Point of contact: [user]Virgil[/user]
Escapist Urban Dead [http://wiki.urbandead.com/index.php/The_escapists]
Point of contact: [user]Haliwali[/user]
Escapist Bad Company 2-ers [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/groups/view/Escapist-Bad-Company-2]
Escapist Modern Warfare 2 Team [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/groups/view/Escapist-Modern-Warfare-2-Team]

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As we get regular users, we'll tweak things a bit more in map cycle and things like shortening the rounds on (ugh) 2fort.

All the maps have sourcemod with a fairly basic setup at this time. If anyone has good ideas for plugins, I'm open to suggestions. I may set up a test server on gamma/delta for new maps/plugins/etc down the line once we have the people playing to support it.

Also, Rock the Vote is enabled on all the servers, which lets the players call for a map vote. To do so, just type rtv in chat, and if 60% of the people playing vote for a new map, the server will immediately switch.

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[HEADING=2]Escapist Internet Community[/HEADING]
Escapist Facebook [http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5469273790]
Point of contact: [user]Archon[/user]
The Escapist on Last FM: [http://www.last.fm/group/The+Escapist]
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Community Contests.

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[HEADING=1]Escapist Moderators[/HEADING]​
Getting to Know Your Moderators
Currently, we employ a staff of Escapist editors, programmers and volunteers to communicate with our readers, uphold the forums, keep everything organized and swing the Banhammer in times of need. They are:

[ul][li]Community Manager (Staff): [user]n0e[/user][/li]
[li][user]Barbas[/user], Red Guard[/li]
[li][user]Caliostro[/user], Red Guard[/li]
[li][user]Fappy[/user], Red Guard[/li]
[li][user]FileTrekker[/user], Red Guard[/li]
[li][user]Freyr[/user], Red Guard[/li]
[li][user]Katherine Kerensky[/user], Red Guard[/li]
[li][user]Lilani[/user], Red Guard[/li]
[li][user]maddawgIAJI[/user], Red Guard[/li]
[li][user]NewClassic[/user], Red Guard[/li]
[li][user]Scde2[/user], Chibi Red Guard[/li][/ul]


Retired Moderators:
[ul][li][user]Nemmerle[/user][/li][li][user]Elfgore[/user][/li][li][user]TimeLord[/user][/li]Marter
[li][user]TopazFusion[/user][/li]
DigitalSushi
Eleuthera
[li][user]EscapeGoat[/user][/li]Claymorez
Aylaine[/li]
Sevre
[li]varchld[/li]
[li]zombiesinc[/li]
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[li]nilcypher [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/profiles/view/Logan+Westbrook][/li]
[li]Joe [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/profiles/view/Joe][/li]
[li][user]Empireth[/user][/li]
[li][user]Baby Tea[/user][/li]
[li][user]GeorgW[/user][/li]
[li][user]Labyrinth[/user][/li]
[li][user]Copper Zen[/user][/li]
[li][user]Christopher Robin[/user][/li][/ul]

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[HEADING=2]Hope you found this useful![/HEADING]​

Okay, seeing as Clay hasn't updated this in a while, I'm doing it myself, albeit without his permission (he's been wanting me to go through and abuse edit this when he got round to updating it anyway). I'm leaving this spoiler here for changes that I've done in case he hates it and wants to change it back.

-02/12/10: Added Advice Forum to list of forums.
-Added Aylaine and zombiesinc as Advice Forum Moderators to the list of moderators.
-Updated User Review Index links after Pimps threads were deleted.
-Added Community Photoshop Contest to Current Escapist Events and removed the following due to lack of activity: Clicks and Giggles Image Association! [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/communitytab/7682-Clicks-and-Giggles-Image-Association]; Indie Game Review Tournament [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/326.171903-Indie-Game-Review-Tournament]; Topic Tuesday - What the Escapist Means to You Contest [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/communitytab/7791-Topical-Tuesday-What-The-Escapist-Means-to-You-Contest]; Doraleous and Associates on WoW part II - This Thusday [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.211768-Doraleous-Associates-on-WoW-Part-2-This-Thursday]
-Did epic changing to video gallery. Will do some more work if necessary later on it.
-04/12/10: Added Review Wars 4 to Escapist Events and removed the gaming events as most of them seemed to be no longer running. If anyone has a link to any groups which still run these then send it my way. For reference in case Clay wants to put it back:

[HEADING=3]Regular Game Events[/HEADING]

Left 4 Dead League [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.79315]
Host: [user]Danny Ocean[/user], [user]Caliostro[/user], [user]smallharmlesskitten[/user]
TF2 With Escapist lunatic [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.70270]
Host: [user]Danny Ocean[/user]
Post in the thread or PM me [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/profiles/new_message?to=Zombie_Fish] with other things you want me to change and I'll get onto it. Much more to come!

--Zombie_Fish

e.g. Escapist Community Thread Mk II Feedback is Appreciated [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.221835-Escapist-Members-Community-Thread-Mk-II-Feedback-is-Appreciated]

-Claymorez

A new addition is the user made Communicast! [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.394156-Escapist-CommuniCast-UPDATE-6?page=1]
Which is like a less legit podcast for the forum users. If you'd like to take part or ask questions, they also have a User Group! [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/groups/view/CommuniCast-FailCast]
2013/01/16:
Well, since we seem to have a list of retired mods, I figured we might as well have a comprehensive list of the retired mods... As such, I've included Wilson, Alex_P, Ultrajoe, nilcypher, and, of course, Joe.
26/11/2013: Updated Mod list and retired Mods. Also removed a few old video features and posted newer ones.
updated Community manager to DrStrangelove
updated mod list and community manager to n0e, also moved some featured content to the archives and fixed broken image at the bottom.
Updated all Mods and retired Mods. All featured content past and present, and fixed and replaced broken links in forum discussion threads. Also added Gaming Industry sub-catagory.

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Barbas (10/8/2016):

Updated mod list.
 

Deofuta

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I like it!

Very intuitive, flows from most important and down.

Also, very nice use of code, it looks very professional.
 

Redlin5_v1legacy

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We now have a thread to link to new users who really have no clue what else happens at the Escapist besides Zero Punctuation. Good work!
 

DigitalSushi

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[ul][li]The Avatar Store [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/groups/chat/The-Avatar-Store-New-and-Second-Hand][/li][/ul]
The Avatar store, for all your custom avatar needs, say please and thank you to these outstanding members and they may be willing to bring life to your avatar.

[ul][li]Escapism UK! [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/groups/view/Escapism-UK][/li][/ul]
Are you tired of shooting the another member of the Escapist UK on some online shooter?, tire no more, add yourself to the Escapist UK for a meet up in real life for a nice friendly round of Paintballing fun.

[ul][li]Escapism Australia! [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.193307-Escapism-Melbourne-2010-details][/li][/ul]
Escapism
The incredibly sexy Aussies of this site deemed it fit to get together and take pictures of each other for our veiwing pleasure.
Could I propose adding these links in, I've put a tagline to sell them to you.
 

TimeLord

For the Emperor!
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ColdStorage said:
[ul][li]The Avatar Store [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/groups/chat/The-Avatar-Store-New-and-Second-Hand][/li][/ul]
The Avatar store, for all your custom avatar needs, say please and thank you to these outstanding members and they may be willing to bring life to your avatar.

[ul][li]Escapism UK! [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/groups/view/Escapism-UK][/li][/ul]
Are you tired of shooting the another member of the Escapist UK on some online shooter?, tire no more, add yourself to the Escapist UK for a meet up in real life for a nice friendly round of Paintballing fun.

[ul][li]Escapism Australia! [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.193307-Escapism-Melbourne-2010-details][/li][/ul]
Escapism
The incredibly sexy Aussies of this site deemed it fit to get together and take pictures of each other for our veiwing pleasure.
Could I propose adding these links in, I've put a tagline to sell them to you.
And to the TARDIS Crew group? You are part of it after all claymorez :)
 

DigitalSushi

a gallardo? fine, I'll take it.
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TimeLord said:
ColdStorage said:
[ul][li]The Avatar Store [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/groups/chat/The-Avatar-Store-New-and-Second-Hand][/li][/ul]
The Avatar store, for all your custom avatar needs, say please and thank you to these outstanding members and they may be willing to bring life to your avatar.

[ul][li]Escapism UK! [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/groups/view/Escapism-UK][/li][/ul]
Are you tired of shooting the another member of the Escapist UK on some online shooter?, tire no more, add yourself to the Escapist UK for a meet up in real life for a nice friendly round of Paintballing fun.

[ul][li]Escapism Australia! [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.193307-Escapism-Melbourne-2010-details][/li][/ul]
Escapism
The incredibly sexy Aussies of this site deemed it fit to get together and take pictures of each other for our veiwing pleasure.
Could I propose adding these links in, I've put a tagline to sell them to you.
And to the TARDIS Crew group? You are part of it after all claymorez :)
I say no, because those were chosen since they benefit the community.
 

Zombie_Fish

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Generally, the criticism I have to offer is stuff I brought up in the old thread anyway, so I've cut out anything which is now irrelevant from the quote to make it simpler, as well as adding in a few more notes:

Zombie_Fish said:
Title snip
If you're going to insist on having the title in H1 format, then you may want to put it as this:

[left][img]http://www.themis-media.com/media/images/siteimgs/ESC.png[/img][/left] [right][h1]Community and Forums Codex & Index[/HEADING]
[small]Find Everything you need for the best Escapist Experience.[/small][/right]

Otherwise you get a line going through the site logo. It's petty, I know, but I like nitpicking.

I've changed the title coding around here so that this time it actually looks decent. You could also swap the text and image around if you don't like the text being on the extreme right. Just put the left tags round the text and the right tags round the logo instead.


Maybe not.

I'm also not including my points on the BBCode thread as you already know those points and since some of them aren't official site code (the div class stuff is actually proper HTML code, instead of custom site code like most of the code used in these forums) and some of it you're a bit iffy about anyway, such as the video embedds I mentioned.


Catch up here on the events you may have missed in your favourite Escapist RPs [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/rp-digest/6901-RP-Digest]
That's been discontinued and is no longer running. Again.

Not sure why you're saying we can catch up with something when it has been discontinued.

Written Features
I feel a bit cheated that you only feature the works of Shamus Young in the written features, considering how many columns we have [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns], our weekly magazine [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/apps/features/], our new webcomic series [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/tag/critical+miss] and The Sunday Funnies [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/100956-More-Sunday-Funnies-Comin-At-Ya] and especially considering the level of detail you went into for the video features.

This section has certainly improved, but I still feel like you should either do what you did with the video list (list every coloum and add a small description) for the columns or cut down what you've written about the video features.

Possible mention of the news room as well, maybe? Not sure what you could write about it, though.

And as a final point to save on BBCode, when you post bullet points you don't need to constantly use [ul][li] for each single point.

[ul][li]You only need the [ul] tag at the start of the list[/li]
[li]and the [/ul] tag at the end of the list, though the [li][/li] tags you do need for each point.[/li][/ul]

[ol][li]Same goes for ordered lists (same as bullet points, but replace [ul][/ul] with [ol][/ol])[/li]
[li]like this one.[/li]
[li]You may want to update both this guide and add it to your BBCode guide accordingly.[/li][/ol]

Once again, it may be a pain in the ass to sort out this BBCode, but considering how much you use bullet points in this thread it can save about 180 characters (ignoring the fact that certain types of forum coding can reduce the character limit even more), or about enough for a few more thread links/ descriptions if necessary (the character limit is about 65000 characters not including character limit reductions via certain BBCode tags and including any characters taken up by the BBCode itself).
Suggestions go to here [[email protected]]
And this is a dead link, it just leads to a 404 Error.

If there's any reason for ignoring those points or if you're planning on implementing them in the future then feel free to tell me.

Congratulations on getting this stickied as well. As a replacement for the old map is is certainly a damn good one.

EDIT:

ColdStorage said:
The Avatar Store is already listed under 'Community Discussion'.

EDIT2: Is your avatar Megas XLR with a rainbow in it? Because that's just awesome.
 

BloodyThoughts

EPIC PIRATE DANCE PARTY!
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I have something you may want to add up there Claymorez.

[user]Kuliani[/user]
[user]Susan Arendt[/user]
[user]Jordan Deam[/user]
[user]Russ Pitts[/user]
[user]Virgil[/user]
[user]Spinwhiz[/user]
[user]wilsonscrazybed[/user]
[user]Logan Westbrook[/user]
[user]Alex_P[/user]
[user]Labyrinth[/user]
[user]Baby Tea[/user]
[user]Varchld[/user]
 

Claymorez

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BloodyThoughts said:
I have something you may want to add up there Claymorez.

[user]Kuliani[/user]
[user]Susan Arendt[/user]
[user]Jordan Deam[/user]
[user]Russ Pitts[/user]
[user]Virgil[/user]
[user]Spinwhiz[/user]
[user]wilsonscrazybed[/user]
[user]Logan Westbrook[/user]
[user]Alex_P[/user]
[user]Labyrinth[/user]
[user]Baby Tea[/user]
[user]Varchld[/user]
Good idea - thou I omitted them as its on Kulinai's stuck thread - thou I am updating the index next week so we shall see - thx for the suggestion :p
 

Zombie_Fish

Opiner of Mottos
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May be worth adding this [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/326.205058-Escapist-Community-User-Review-Glossary] thread to the User Reviews section.
 

Claymorez

Our King
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Zombie_Fish said:
May be worth adding this [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/326.205058-Escapist-Community-User-Review-Glossary] thread to the User Reviews section.
Cheers! Just added it and the additions to the written features like with the videos :p
I'll add more :D