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  1. Join Date
    Apr 2009

    Upload rules (October 2019)

    Preamble : all files posted must be FULL and key free (no external content required)

    MANDATORY UPLOAD RULES : There are only a few mandatory rules so it is important to not ignore them.
    1. Credit the legitimate author(s), as far as you know. If you don't know, well, you don't know...
    2. All files must include a local preview or they will be deleted :
      • Characters must include a clean sprite (please refer to the guide : how to export a sprite?)
      • Stages must include a screenshot
      • Screenpacks must include at least a roster screenshot
      • BGM files must include a youtube link, no exception
      Most of the time, the site automatically generates a preview of characters and stages, but if it doesn't for any reason, you'll need to add it manually, after the file is uploaded.
      DO NOT however embed or link to any unsafe picture or video (rated 18+) on the site, all of the content viewable directly on the site must be safe for work. So make sure your pictures are properly censored, or you may get banned for a whole month.

    And that's all for the mandatory upload rules, thank you for reading.

    ABOUT FILES DESCRIPTIONS : The metadata generated by the site usually provides the most essential data about your files, so while descriptions are not mandatory, they're still highly recommended because a quality description usually means more attention, more downloads, more likes, more comments, etc...
    • Recommended : Author comments if available
    • Recommended : Link to a youtube demo
    • Recommended : Specify any particular feature such as multiple modes, featured HUD element (power bars), automatic AI, etc...
    • Your own comments are welcome too

    • Full games are generally NOT allowed due to server load. There are a few exceptions tolerated such as mini-games from a single author. Moderators have full authority to decide whether a particular full game is accepted or moderated.
    • Characters or stage packs are generally NOT allowed either due to server load. Some packs may be tolerated if all of their content is from a single author, but even in that case the mandatory rules still apply, which means a sprite shot of every character or screen shot of every stage included in the pack must be added. Moderators have full authority to decide whether a particular pack is accepted or moderated.

    They are now allowed since January 2018, however there is a strict set of rules to prevent abuse :
    • Thumbnail : As usual a screen shot must be uploaded, except this time gameplay footage is required as well.
    • A link to a virus total scan must be added, due to full games being frequently repacked with malicious software.
    • The game must be freeware, and fully playable as is, without any external addition.
    Any post that doesn't meet the requirements will be deleted without notice.

    ABOUT REPACKS : It is generally advised to stick to the original packages distributed by authors, and to not repack without a valid and non trivial reason, such as fixing a game breaking bug, or converting the package to a single .ZIP or .RAR file which are the only formats supported by the site (split files, 7zip, etc are not supported). However repacking with minor or trivial changes such as renaming something to fit your liking should be avoided.

    ABOUT 18+ MATERIAL : It is "tolerated" but post them in the dedicated 18+ categories with a [18+] tag and DO NOT embed or link to any 18+ picture (bannable offense). Do not use explicit language in description. Censor both your images and your descriptions.

    ABOUT BGM FILES : All BGM files must include a youtube link or they will be deleted. Do not upload a large amount of BGM files (unplayable content must not exceed 20% of your files), this is a MUGEN site, not a BGM site. Only VG or fighting related music files are allowed. Pop music, or anything outside fair use domain, is strictly forbidden.

    CLOSING NOTES : Excessive violations of the upload rules may result in your upload permission being revoked. Besides keep in mind that MUGEN is a game and users are looking for playable content, so excessive upload of unplayable content* may result in a warning. Unplayable content must not exceed 20% of your files. (* The following type of files are considered unplayable content : bgm, sound packs, sprite packs, fonts)

  2. Join Date
    Apr 2009

    Community Rules

    Mugen Archive Community Rules
    Date of Last Revision : 2018-Dec-21

    Note : those are the general community rules, upload rules can be found here.

    0. Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
    • The MUGEN Archive does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer any user information to any third party.

    I. Basic rules
    • I.1 No offensive language, be pleasant and polite.
      Infraction = N/A.
    • I.2 No "hate" dislikes.
      Your ratings are strictly meant to evaluate the quality of a particular creation.
      Infraction = N/A.

    Usually, no warning or infraction will be issued for these trivial matters, but expect irregular posts to be edited or deleted without notice.

    II. Small Infractions
    • II.1 Spam or advertisement is forbidden.
      Do not post any ad for any website, outside your profile homepage field and signature. You can still post links as long as the intent is not advertisement.
      Infraction = 5pts, expires after 60 days.

    III. Serious infractions
    • III.1 Hate speech is forbidden.
      Negative comments on any country, race, creed, religion or culture are strictly forbidden.
      Infraction = 10pts, permanent.
    • III.2 Harassment is forbidden.
      Persistently disturbing a member is strictly forbidden.
      Posting private information about any user without their permission is considered harassment as well, even if done only once.
      Infraction = 10pts, permanent.

    IV. Severe infractions
    • IV.1 Posting p♥♥♥ography or obscenity[1] is forbidden.
      The forum is open to 13+, p♥♥♥ographic or obscene content (rated 18+) is strictly forbidden.
      Infraction = 40pts, permanent.
    • IV.2 Deceptive practices are forbidden.
      Do not post links for the purpose of making money. That includes any kind of scam, survey or cash grab attempt.
      Infraction = account permanent ban, IP ban can also be issued.
    • IV.3 Using scripts is forbidden.
      Do not use any script to automatically register an account, post or download site content. All of these operations must be done manually.
      Download accelerators and bulk download managers overload the servers and impact the general user experience, so their use is strictly forbidden and will result in your site access being limited or revoked, temporarily or permanently.
      Only VIP members are allowed to use ad blocking add-ons. Our ads are not invasive and allow to provide a free service.
      Infraction = account permanent ban and depending on the severity of the offense, IP ban or IP range ban can also be issued.

    • 20pts of infractions will result in an automated 7-days ban
    • 40pts of infractions will result in an automated 3-weeks ban
    • 50pts of infractions will result in an automated move into the Moderated users group
    • 60pts of infractions will result in an automated & permanent ban

    Otherwise please have fun, and enjoy the site at its fullest.

    Not allowed ::
    -Sheer clothing, strategically covered nudity
    -******ly gratifying "stuff"
    -****** or adult toys
    -Extreme profanity