Dateyourgame Guides lines, Principles, FAQ (For Subscriber and Commenter)

By Attila On April - 11 - 2007

The goal of this page is to clarify how dateyourgame.com works and what is accepted and rejected on it, keep in mind those terms of use are not something you can accept or reject, they apply to you as soon as you visit a page from Dateyourgame. If you disagree with those terms, just don’t visit Dateyourgame.com and do not take part in the site.

As new registered member you receive the permission of “contributor”. What this mean is that you are able to write post and save them.

Once it is done, you leave it there and one of the Editor or Administrator will take a look check if every thing is fine with what was wrote and will publish it. That can take minute or that can take days. So stay calms, no panic…
When your post will be publishing you will get a notification every time you get a comment.

Now there are a few rules about what the post should contain. The first thing is that it must have text in it (minimum 200 words). If it has too little text, they will be deleted after some hours or days. Ultimately you can write an article of pure text, without any images, videos, etc. and it will be publish

We are also not interested to see lonely videos, image, etc.
It defeat the idea of this blog, meaning giving more explanation and sharing the knowledge that people will actually read.

If you embed a video or images, it is now imperative that you explain:

  • What is it?
  • Why you post it?
  • What is interesting about it?
  • You also need to identify the game that it talks about in the Title, in the text, and in the category that you can see on your Right.

What kind of videos we want to see

  • Dateyourgame Community is interested in seeing “Self Created content” from his user.
  • By self created content we mean videos that you recorded yourself and demonstrate a Performance that is unique to you, the video should be edited yourself, published yourself wrote by yourself. Such Video can easily be achieved with the “How to Record Gameplay” guide on dateyourgame that is base on Attila’s experience.

    Basic Rule for the videos to be accepted.

  • The video should not contain any trademark, watermark that isn’t own or created by you.
  • The Video should not contain main stream media content or any media or text that is or sound like officially released marketing material by companies.
  • The goal of Dateyourgame is to share the experience of gaming.

  • We would strongly advise the contributor to have video that respect copyright especially when it comes to music. If you really want music on your video use either the music from the game itself or public domain music
  • Also as of the 18/4/08 multiplayer video of battle posted on dateyourgame cannot refer to names of the other “specific” players. You are allow to show your awesome video as long as you don’t point out or show specific players names.

What we don’t want to See in a post and comments

  • The kind of post we reject are those that contain nothing related to games (unless it’s interesting, in a very subjective way).
  • The post that have stuff embedded but no description at all.
  • The post that contain play list.
  • We don’t publish post that have more then 4 videos embedded in them.
  • The post that contain bad language or that have simply unreadable syntax.
  • The post that contain short question instead of answer, (comments are for questions (unless a post have a very philosophical question in it that would worth answering in public).
  • Any post that contain duplication of web content, the content of dateyourgame must be exclusive to Dateyourgame.com
  • Any post or comments containing piracy, leaked content, harassment, hate, racism, pornography, violence, treat, insult, or any offensive material will be unapproved and if we feel it’s serious we will froward the information to your Internet service provider that can cut you the internet services and the Police, we will report that as cybercrime, As soon as you visit Dateyourgame we can easily identifies you and we keep evidence of any mischief you may commit and forward them to the competent authorities. so don’t mess with us or real world Law apply.
  • Finally, any post or comments that for totally random reason, we feel doesn’t belong here, will be deleted, don’t even bother to ask why.

Now depending your post and the quality of them you might become an “author” that will allow you to publish by yourself. But you must prove yourself first and contribute regularly with really good quality content.

Now how can you embed videos by yourself?

The easy way is to click “Youtube” enter the video url and click ok.

OR

Well to do so I HIGHLY recommend you use Firefox
Then you must copy the embedding code from youtube, google video, dailymotion, etc.

On youtube you can find it on the video description or in the edit video info, down the page there is a code under “Embed HTML: Put this video on your Web site! Copy and paste the code below to embed the video.”

If you have any question ask here and we will improve this page to the question we get.

Content Notice

The site content is the responsibility of the persons from which the content originated. By reading or writing on this site you agree that neither Dateyourgame.com nor its sponsors or affiliates are responsible for all content that users post or upload. This mean that we don’t guarantee the truthfulness or quality of any content since we are not the creator of it. This also mean that the user is responsible for the action on his account and is forbidden to share his account information with others persons.

The above guidelines can be subject to change and may affect content retroactively as the orientation and need of the Dateyourgame community evolve. If you break any of the terms above we may discontinue providing any services.

66 Responses so far
  1. Catkill Said,

    So can i post my Scottish Chronicles then in another post write up a strategy guide pretty much explaining the way to go about playing as Scotland?

    Posted on April 11th, 2007 at 11:25 am

  2. Attila Said,

    you post your video and put any content you think might help people understand why you did what you did, give contextual information that you think people would like to know. I know people enjoy numbers, like starting troops and how many dead, also the turn where your at, the global situation, stuff like that :)
    Do as you see fit :D

    Posted on April 11th, 2007 at 11:31 am

  3. Catkill Said,

    Well i forgot to write all that down but ill post the chronicles and post a guide on how you can do it that way and different ways

    Posted on April 11th, 2007 at 2:38 pm

  4. Attila Said,

    check this page, http://total-war-campaign-chronicles.blogspot.com/search/label/Polish%20Chronicles
    this will show you what i mean… I won’t publish 14 movie in one post, without any contextual text to explain individual videos.

    Nobody would watch soo many video in a row, also consider that the post will disappear after sometime, so you better post 1 or 2 video per days with well written contextual information.

    Posted on April 11th, 2007 at 3:36 pm

  5. Firemanson2000 Said,

    Attila, I have a question… I can’t actually record gameplay, but can I do posts of screenshots from games and then write about what was going on and post? if not then, I can’t really “contribute” to the blog, I sure hope I can, but that wasn’t very clearly covered in those guidlines

    Posted on April 11th, 2007 at 11:15 pm

  6. Attila Said,

    Good point firemason2000, well I think images are like movie, so I would accept it.

    The challenge is to describe well that action between them and find the right balance between text and images to help people create a good mental vision of the action.

    So give it a try :D

    Posted on April 12th, 2007 at 7:32 am

  7. Schnitzelz Said,

    Alrighty, I always liked some guidelines to go by ^_^ thanks Attila for laying this out ^_^

    Posted on April 12th, 2007 at 7:22 pm

  8. Attila Said,

    no problem, if you have any idea tell me :D

    Posted on April 12th, 2007 at 7:32 pm

  9. simmy.uk Said,

    Guideline description is good. It says what is required, what we want and what we don’t want. Only submitt quality videos.

    I still can’t embed videos though. Maybes it is to do with using windows and not firefox. I embed tons of videos elsewhere I just have problems here. It’s strange. I’m obviously doing something wrong.

    Maybes some more info on troubleshooting would be good.

    Posted on April 13th, 2007 at 7:52 pm

  10. Attila Said,

    yeah it’s a known problem with wordpress… I will check if there is a clear and simple way to fix it.

    Posted on April 14th, 2007 at 8:37 am

  11. Attila Said,

    here I added the solution.

    Posted on April 14th, 2007 at 8:44 am

  12. 6Cookie9 Said,

    I’ve did my text but when i add the embed video its just shows the embed???

    It doesn’t show me the video in the post preview?

    What should i do ?

    Posted on April 23rd, 2007 at 2:30 pm

  13. Attila Said,

    just put the url of the future video you will put, i will take care of embeding them

    Posted on April 23rd, 2007 at 3:04 pm

  14. 6Cookie9 Said,

    Alright thanks, i have put another one on but its split so expect a second part. Thanks for making me a profile attila.

    Posted on April 23rd, 2007 at 3:44 pm

  15. Attila Said,

    np :)

    Posted on April 23rd, 2007 at 3:45 pm

  16. Disguised Said,

    wow, pretty strict

    Posted on August 9th, 2007 at 10:45 am

  17. Attila Said,

    it sound worse then it is, i probably will have to make them more strict in the future.

    Posted on August 9th, 2007 at 11:00 am

  18. Tokokono Said,

    Hey Atilla, when I tried to make an account, I got the e-mail etc. but when I entered my password it said it was incorrect. what’s up?

    Posted on August 12th, 2007 at 1:48 am

  19. Attila Said,

    hmm don’t know what nickname did you use?

    Posted on August 12th, 2007 at 7:18 pm

  20. Tokokono Said,

    Tokokono, that’s what I used… =P

    Posted on August 12th, 2007 at 10:49 pm

  21. Attila Said,

    that’s weird I don’t see your account try to create it again.

    Posted on August 13th, 2007 at 8:14 am

  22. Tokokono Said,

    It says that the username and e-mail are already registered… =(

    Posted on August 14th, 2007 at 8:43 am

  23. Attila Said,

    ahh found you…

    hmm did you try the “lost password?” option under the login

    Posted on August 14th, 2007 at 8:53 am

  24. tokokono Said,

    Awsome, it worked, thanks, I could’ve sworn I tried that before, but oh well.

    Posted on August 16th, 2007 at 10:15 am

  25. Attila Said,

    hehe, good news :)

    Posted on August 16th, 2007 at 10:18 am

  26. Tokokono Said,

    Um… bad news now… I was actually on another computer when I tried that, and it worked there, but now I tried it, didn’t work, tried the lost password, the temporary password didn’t work. So… im back to the start. Help… please? ^_^

    Posted on August 17th, 2007 at 8:57 pm

  27. Attila Said,

    hmm maybe it’s a problem with your browser, maybe trash cookies. Do you use firefox?

    Posted on August 17th, 2007 at 9:01 pm

  28. Tokokono Said,

    Yes, I do use firefox, I’ll try to delete cookies, if I can find the button. :)

    Posted on August 22nd, 2007 at 1:48 pm

  29. tokokono Said,

    Well… would you look at that, I think i’m just an idiot… it turns out my entire problem was, it registered me with a lower-case t instead of a capital T, so… heh heh heh, problem solved.

    Posted on August 22nd, 2007 at 1:53 pm

  30. tokokono Said,

    Um… how do I make a new category when posting something?

    Posted on August 22nd, 2007 at 3:13 pm

  31. Attila Said,

    hehe, well kinda a annoying detail if you ask me

    Posted on August 22nd, 2007 at 4:03 pm

  32. tw Said,

    what editor do you use?

    Posted on August 22nd, 2007 at 4:16 pm

  33. Tokokono Said,

    How is that?

    Posted on August 22nd, 2007 at 4:25 pm

  34. Attila Said,

    tw
    if you refer to video editor, check the guide…

    tokokono
    you just type the category in the category thing, (click on the + if you don’t see it), click add, and that’s all :)

    Posted on August 22nd, 2007 at 4:53 pm

  35. Tokokono Said,

    but all it shows me is list of categories that already exist, and I see no way to type a new one or add another? And also, when I tried saved a draft, the video coding was removed and the preview didn’t show the video? I tried the bug fix thing and it didn’t work.

    Posted on August 22nd, 2007 at 5:15 pm

  36. Attila Said,

    well just ell me the category you would like to create and i will add it then.

    hmm write the url of the video and i will embed it.

    Posted on August 22nd, 2007 at 5:17 pm

  37. tw Said,

    ok i got it, how do you put videos for longer than ten minutes you partner of youtube?

    Posted on August 22nd, 2007 at 8:32 pm

  38. Tokokono Said,

    I dont know if you wan’t this:

    Or this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PG5zzZi0RyM

    But… there they are, and the Categories I want are;
    Tokokono, BioShock

    And that’s it, should I type up and save the draft?

    Posted on August 22nd, 2007 at 9:40 pm

  39. Tokokono Said,

    Woah… it didn’t put the embed code in… odd

    Posted on August 22nd, 2007 at 9:41 pm

  40. Attila Said,

    tw
    it’s a privilege they no longer offer

    Tokokono
    just put the url in the post, i will embed it

    Posted on August 23rd, 2007 at 9:15 am

  41. Tokokono Said,

    Alrighty, I wrote it up and saved the draft. =)

    Posted on August 23rd, 2007 at 10:20 am

  42. Jeff Said,

    Hey i was thinking about writing walkthrough for this site…
    Do i have to subscribe to contribute?

    Posted on August 23rd, 2007 at 11:14 pm

  43. Attila Said,

    yep, this way you can create post.

    Posted on August 24th, 2007 at 8:13 am

  44. Bozza Said,

    hi, can u tell me wot program u use to record ur battles, please?

    Posted on August 26th, 2007 at 5:07 pm

  45. Attila Said,

    check the guide how the record…

    Posted on August 26th, 2007 at 6:29 pm

  46. DM4717 Said,

    Attila A new total war is coming out EMPIRE: Total War. supposedly the most visually engrossing game of the series.

    Posted on September 4th, 2007 at 8:53 pm

  47. DM4717 Said,

    Could you send me some Rome total war tactics? i came up with an un beatable tactic for phalaxes and roman legions.

    Posted on September 4th, 2007 at 8:57 pm

  48. Attila Said,

    here is 5 months of wtiting of strategy and tactic, enjoy the reading
    http://total-war-campaign-chronicles.blogspot.com/

    Posted on September 4th, 2007 at 11:20 pm

  49. DM4717 Said,

    Thanks

    Posted on September 5th, 2007 at 3:02 pm

  50. 100Justin001 Said,

    I just have a question…don’t most games contain violence? I’m not really sure by what you mean by “no violence”…we’re all not playing Bejeweled here, am I correct?

    Posted on September 10th, 2007 at 1:03 pm

  51. Attila Said,

    we mean violence that is beyond the acceptable level for our administrator

    Posted on September 10th, 2007 at 4:38 pm

  52. ceaserthewarrior Said,

    i think i could post some of my tactics of battle of american conquest liek explaning that attacking from the flank or rear is better or explaning how i keep my morale so high in battles so my gunners of pikeman dnt run away and how to regroup after a defeat

    Posted on October 7th, 2007 at 4:50 am

  53. Attila Said,

    would be interesting :)

    Posted on October 12th, 2007 at 12:55 pm

  54. Tokokono Said,

    So… if we make music videos, as long as there game related, could we post them here? ‘Cause I’d like to post some of my Medieval II music vids.

    Posted on October 16th, 2007 at 9:50 pm

  55. Attila Said,

    well you can embed a video, but it’s alway better if the video respect copyright.

    Posted on October 16th, 2007 at 9:55 pm

  56. Tokokono Said,

    So… if my video contains clip from vids created by Creative Assembly, I can’t? Or do you mean something else by copyright?

    Posted on October 16th, 2007 at 10:24 pm

  57. Attila Said,

    Well, i think creative assembly are aware of that kind of use of their material, but personally I’m not a huge fan of media recycling. Alway annoy me to see a scene i saw many time before.

    But in general by Copyright i mostly refer to music (since most “video content”, from video games are “public domain”). But I guess that since dateyourgame doesn’t distribute the video itself, it’s the responsibility of the video creator, and of youtube to respect the copyright.

    Dateyourgame consider that if that video is on youtube it should mean that it respect copyright and it is the responsibility of the user and owner of youtube to insure the respect of those copyright. That respect of copyright is in the agrement you agree to on youtube when you create an account.

    If you violate copyright on youtube your account can be deleted and that mean all your work will disappear.

    If you check all of my videos, they all respect copyright, there isn’t any music used against the creator will, thanks to the audio swap of youtube. Or i exclusively use music from the game itself. By doing so I “respect” copyrights.

    Posted on October 17th, 2007 at 12:04 am

  58. Tokokono Said,

    Wow… er… I think I’m ok then… youtube has never had a problem with my videos, and some of them have been up for almost a year now. I give credit to all artists either in the video itself or in the comments, so is that good?

    Posted on October 17th, 2007 at 8:58 am

  59. Attila Said,

    Well if youtube consider your videos as respecting copyright i guess it is.

    Posted on October 17th, 2007 at 10:51 am

  60. Tokokono Said,

    Yay!

    Posted on October 17th, 2007 at 11:03 am

  61. Attila Said,

    well i took a look at the video, well it as ign watermark on it (can’t use that) and doesn’t contain a single “self created” scene. I won’t publish it. Show us something new that you recorded yourself. We saw those scene everywhere on the net… Create new content! :)

    Posted on October 17th, 2007 at 11:38 am

  62. Master@Arms41 Said,

    This is my latest movie using the cinimatic editor for medieval total war 2 kingdoms. Its called The Burning Baltics: The Beginning. With my videos I like them to have a story instead of just a plan battle video. The story is something I made up and has nothing to do with historic events, its just to set the mood if you will. In regards to the story this is the first violent incounter between Pagan Lithuania and The Teutonic Order. Its set south of the Teutonic city of Riga and The TO is defending a direct rout to the city. I hope you all with enjoy….

    Posted on November 30th, 2007 at 4:55 am

  63. Tokokono Said,

    Hey, im having that problem again, with the password being wrong? I made sure I used a capitol T instead of lower case this time. :) And, once again, I tried using the password recovery system thingy, and it didn’t work again, so im in a bit of a bind here. I’m gonna try and delete my cookies and see if that works. But no guarantees.

    Posted on December 1st, 2007 at 10:18 pm

  64. Tokokono Said,

    You know what, scratch that, I got it working, and I have a new post ready for ya.

    Posted on December 1st, 2007 at 10:24 pm

  65. Attila Said,

    hmm k

    Posted on December 2nd, 2007 at 10:38 am

  66. EdGamerZ Said,

    Which website host r u using???? R u paying for domain host or u get free stuff? Free to share?

    Posted on February 20th, 2010 at 9:41 am

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