- General Discussion is open to all registered users, you can post anything you want except:
- inline images that exceed a PG rating (Link to discussion relevant images with a link only and mark NSFW if it's not PG safe). The only exception to this is the Naked Thread, nudity can be inlined there.
- posts encouraging the hate of any person, place, thing, religion, idea, just don't hate something cause it exists or doesn't exist.
- spamming the forums with unsolicitied sales pitches.
- spamming the forums with any non-CG/non-Keenspot promotions not cleared by STrRedWolf, Kisai, or Mercury Hat (most are OK'ed -- we want you to ask).
- ganging up on any specific poster, comic author Comicgenesis or not
- encouraging any illegal activity that is illegal in the USA and/or the country that the poster is from.
- General discussion is not the help forum, for Comicgenesis-specific problems, go there instead.
Moderators and Admins will use discretion when locking posts/threads. Posting any item that it's sole purpose is to start a flame will be locked.
- No links or instructions on how to obtain pirated software for doing comics. Moderators, please edit/delete any posts with links to pirated material or instructions how to obtain it.
If you want to quickly know how to make a webcomic without spending money for photoshop, flash, illustrator, or whatever there are a few free pieces of software
- The gimp (Unix/Win) at http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/
- Paint.net (Win) at http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net/
- SSWF (Unix/Win/Mac) http://sswf.sourceforge.net/ (Note this is nothing like Macromedia's editors, it's script based, source code)
- Alternative to SWF you can look at SVG, which is a free vector image format, but there are no free viable editors that support everything.
Though you can code SVG without needing any editor.
Though this editor is close, http://www.inkscape.org/ , free too. (thanks SJ) (We don't know if SVG is compatible with our systems yet for comics --STrRedWolf)
- DO NOT EMAIL KEENSPOT FOR COMIC GENESIS QUESTIONS! DO NOT EMAIL COMIC GENESIS FOR TECH HELP UNLESS YOU CAN'T ACCESS THE FORUMS!
- The forums limit size of the sig to fit in the same area that a standard advertisement would fit plus 20 px (468px wide, 80px high). Banners must be Safe-For-Work (no nudity/gore.) Sigs will be disabled on users who circumvent the enforced limit.
- In the same line of thinking, you can upload images in ANY forum except General Discussion. Please do not hotlink to third-party sites just to show your image, with the exception of PhotoBucket, any similar photo-hosting service which encourages you to hotlink, and your webcomic accounts. Do not use imageshack.us . Also, please limit the width of each image to no more than 720 pixels (so us folk who like their webbrowser not to be full screen need not full screen it... and yet still have to scroll to get to the next page because someone put up a 2048x1536 pixel behemoth of a photo up).
Avatars are now set to 125 wide and 125 high, this is to make up for the new forums widths. phpBB3 has about 200 to 225 pixels of width for the user's profile, where as phpBB2 only had about 100 and wasn't fixed. Avatar size has been upped to 48K, but please do not use the maximum size unless there is a need. at 20 posts per page that would make each page 960KB just for the avatars.