» Guidelines to posting on CG Workshop forums

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In order to maintain a healthy and enjoyable atmosphere here, at CG Workshops forums, we’d appreciate it if users kindly cooperate with the following guidelines. These guidelines are in place to ensure that the forums remain a pleasant and informative site to visit, and to prevent unnecessary conflicts. Failure to comply with these rules and policies may result in your banishment from the site.

Should a user have any problems or issues regarding any subject on the forum or the acts of another user, they should refer the matter to the Forum Leaders to deal with.

These are the three main principal guidelines:

  1. Be courteous and polite.  Show respect to the opinions and feelings of others. Use the forum as a privilege, not a right.
  2. Engage your brain before your mouth. Be aware that your are responsible for your words and any harm they may cause.
  3. Don’t dilute the forums with irrelevant and unnecessary stuff. This is a professional and moderated forum. It is a place to talk about all things CG. It is NOT a free speech forum.

We reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread with or without reason or notice. Polite enquiries will be listened to. Any form of harassment will not be tolerated and is cause enough for banishment from the site.

By registering with CG Workshops forums, you agree to the following guidelines and policies.

Forums Policy

All of the following guidelines have been formulated according to specific problems that we have encountered in the past, and wish to prevent in the future, in the interest of maintaining a level of professionalism and respect amongst users of our forums.

Because CG Workshop forums are a computer graphics related community, and in the interests of keeping potentially offensive topics away from the forum, the Administrators and Forum Leaders will not tolerate posts or links to sites which contain any of the following content:

  • Politics or political propaganda in any form
    If you wish to discuss politics, kindly find an appropriate forum elsewhere for such discussion. Topics of this nature resort in lengthy and unnecessary arguments that are nevertheless totally unrelated to the subject of computer graphics or visual effects.
  • Potentially inflammatory discussions, artwork or comments regarding social issues
    These include, but are not limited to, topics such as racism, sexism, religion, xenophobia or homosexuality.
  • Crude, derogatory, inappropriate, or disrespectful remarks aimed at any individual(s)
    Offensive or unnecessarily abrasive comments directed at any individual(s) are not tolerated in any form. These include anything from personal vendettas to unnecessarily insulting comments directed at the work of any individual. Critiques of work displayed should not include unnecessarily derogatory remarks (whether aimed at the user of work itself) in any form.
  • Spamming
    A healthy level of industry-related advertising is encouraged in the forum (under appropriate threads). However, blatant spamming will be removed.
  • Hate speech
    Derogatory, anti-social or inflammatory remarks aimed at any group of people, with the intention to incite a mass response are not only a crime in most countries, but are also totally unacceptable here.
  • Any comments made with the sole intention of disruption or to cause distress to any individual(s)
    Whether made metaphorically, or otherwise, any personal defamatory remarks directed at any individual(s) are unacceptable.
  • Pornography
    This excludes tasteful use of nudity in artwork. Images or animations depicting explicitly sexual acts including intercourse, masturbation, bestiality or abuse, and links to pornographic sites are not tolerated here.
  • Unnecessarily violent, crude, or obscene imagery
    No matter how amusing some people might find them, most users consider jokes, or underhanded comments, directed at any race, culture, gender or minority offensive.
  • Piracy
    Users requesting or advertising warez (or links to warez sites), serial numbers, cracks, or illegally copied software documentation,  are not welcome on this forum. We do not tolerate any members that, in any way, aid or encourage the use of illegally acquired software pr media; this includes discussions related to content-ripping, or tools which circumvent copy protection.
  • Sales
    Please do not post threads advertising private sales items.
  • Personal promotion and crowdsourcing
    While users are welcome to place links in their forum signatures to their personal websites pr to any crowdcourcing campaigns they’re involved in, posting threads solely for this purpose is not allowed.

General Note

Posts containing subject matter as listed above will be removed in all cases, and should the author of such posts persist in posting such matter, that user will no longer be allowed to post on the forums.

Please also note that certain forums may have additional specific guidelines related to that particular forum, posted in an appropriately titled sticky thread: members are asked to kindly pay attention to these notices.

The Administrators and Forum Leaders of CG Workshop’s forums request that all users remain, at all times, respectful and courteous towards all other members of the forum.

We believe that these guidelines are fair and acceptable, and that all users should respect our reasons for keeping them in place. The admins and mods are here to protect users from offensive and unlawful content.


Should a user have any problems or issues regarding any subject on the forum or the acts od any othr user, they are encouraged to contact the Administrators who will attend to the matter.

Users are also encouraged to use the ‘Report this post’ function within threads, should they feel that any comments posted on the forms violated any of the guidelines stipulated here.

Please also note that the use of multiple logins is not allowed. Furthermore, users who are banned who sign up again under another name may have that new account banned again, regardless of whether they break any rules again.