PlutonianEmpire wrote:Pffft. In that case, I might as well just stop posting screenshots here.
*Bye everyone, nice knowing ya.
In my view, the above modified forum rules posted by Guckytos need indeed some considerable "polishing"/improvement. They should certainly not be such as to kick active long time users like PlutonianEmpire implicitly out of the forum.
Some points I find certainly very important, like giving credit in a concise manner or alternatively, stating that a picture was created by the user. Forbidding sockpuppets is obviously needed but in my view hard to control in practice. Notably, if banned users are employing public proxies to sneak back in with different IP numbers.
Due to the relatively small number of default stars in Celestia, the background sky is usually void of stars as soon as far-away objects (galaxies, exoplanets, ficticous (Sci-Fi) planets,...) are displayed in a zoomed perspective. This is not the users' fault
Guckytos wrote:2. Only posting of pictures allowed in the Subforum "Celestia Users" that meet the following criteria:
* high polygon count and details of the model
There exist obviously many great screenshots with ZERO polygon count . While everyone knows what is meant here, the formulation involving the polygen count could be improved. Since in case of model displays the required polygon count remained quantitatively unspecified, one might contemplate whether there is not a better replacement criterion altogether.
Since the modifications of the rules only address the "Celestia Users" subforum, it should be required that all shown pictures involve Celestia in some way. Otherwise such pictures might possibly belong into the Physics & Astronomy subforum. The rest should rather go to the "Petit Bistro Entropy".