"insert_steam_id_here"are pointers to characters, const char*. Two strings can contain the same text (insert_steam_id_here) but not have the same memory address (pointer value) because they're stored in different locations, and you want to compare the text content, not compare where the content is stored in memory. When you do == on two pointers, you compare memory locations. FStrEq (and C's strcmp and similar functions) compare the actual characters those pointers point to.
Well... bajs (created by Lassse, twhl-vault-2104.zip, originally published on TWHL, download link is not working)I think you can safely ignore that one, you're likely not missing out on anything. In mine and Lassse's language bajs means poop. When I was a stupid 13-year-old I had a TWHL account that got banned (with good reason) and I only commented on four map vault items. It so happens that one was on this map. My comment was simply "suck". I don't know if I meant that the map sucks or if I meant "sigh" ("suck" in Swedish).
My brother! Chanterelle pizza is the best!Mushrooms are nice. They're especially good on pizza. uwuWe're gonna have a fight about the mushrooms, thoughI'm afraid I'm gonna have to double down on this one. Mushrooms can fuck off forever.
Nah man. Sweet popcorn is a thing here in the UK as well and it's the best.I should be disappointed. But you are the country that has those awful (but simultaneously delicious) sweet monstrosities, deep-fried Mars bars, so what can I expect?
Biggest highlight for me has probably been my two months in Tokyo. What an incredibly warm and welcoming people the Japanese are.That's my experience too, kind of. Once you get to know them, yeah, they're wonderful. But they're so shy and polite before they open up. Even worse than Swedes
I thought that tribute works are not prosecutedThe response from media companies depends on who in the company notices it, what company it is, what material you use, how you use it, and what you are making. Some are even happy to see fans remix their material. They don't normally -prosecute-. They send emails/messages requesting you take it down. They contact YouTube, ModDB etc. asking that they take it down. It's usually only when people don't comply that they take legal action. Having that logo there might just make them think you are trying to present this as an officially endorsed product, and that might make them more inclined to make you take your mod off the web.
Potato seems to be arguing for tolerance of intolerance, which is a dangerous way to go.No, I am arguing for the complete opposite. I am arguing for tolerance of diversity, because all speech is offensive to someone. What's offensive or not is completely subjective. People are still getting killed for the offense of supporting gay rights, or the offense of saying maybe there isn't a God.
Suggesting that offensive shit shouldn't be disallowed because some people (often the same people) are shitheads is a bad idea.I agree, which is why I am not saying that. "Shitheads" (I don't like that term) and people who have strong feelings about things (which is almost anybody, really) get offended by innocent, well-intended, friendly comments. It's not uncommon. Read the comment section of any news site. To ban offensive comments is to ban innocent, well-intended, friendly comments.
Inclusivity is not about allowing absolutely everything and anything onto the site, it's about ensuring that people are treated with respect and dignity. If your opinions and beliefs go against the concept of inclusivity, then maybe TWHL is not a place you want to be in.I agree completely. Intolerance is the one thing a tolerant community or society can't tolerate if it is to stay tolerant.
I think the mods are capable of telling whether something is being said in good faith.Again I agree. Which is why the code of conduct shouldn't contradict their common sense and tolerance.
Pretending to not understand the spirit of such a rule should ring obviously hollow.If that's aimed at me, I suggest you reread my comments. While the spirit of that rule is excellent, its wording is terrible. It needs to be clear and unambiguous, because what else is the point of a formal code of conduct?
I should also add that there are avenues for vibrant political discourse. Maybe a Half-Life level design community is not the best venue for such things.You're saying we don't need a Politics section in the map vault? 😉
Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, [....all of this section]Point 2 was in reference to this. It's problematic to not be able to say offensive things related to those topics. Tolerance, acceptance and respect is offensive to some people (for example: recognising the marital status of a married homosexual couple when there's a conservative Christian listening). And some topics are so sensitive that people are offended by differences of opinion even when everyone has the best of intentions and tries to be respectful and considerate (for example: the topic of gay men's blood donations). Even the covenant itself could be considered an example of
Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, [....all of this section]if read by someone unreasonable.
What better excuse than this, I bet we'll see a few more old timers show up.They should release games more often, then Wait, we already knew that