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Violating this will get your submission banned. It will only be viewable by you. ([https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=4506-DGHX-5190 Source])
 
Violating this will get your submission banned. It will only be viewable by you. ([https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=4506-DGHX-5190 Source])
  
* Your submission must not violate [http://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement/ Steam Subscriber Agreement].
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* Your submission must not violate [http://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement/ Steam Subscriber Agreement] or [https://store.steampowered.com/online_conduct/ Steam Online Conduct].
 
* Your submission must not contain offensive content. (e.g. racism, gore)
 
* Your submission must not contain offensive content. (e.g. racism, gore)
 
* Your submission must not contain pornographic content. (e.g. pornographic sprays/decals, nudity)
 
* Your submission must not contain pornographic content. (e.g. pornographic sprays/decals, nudity)
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* The submission must be made with Garry's Mod (except for icons). External modifications (Photoshop, etc) are allowed. If it is unclear, whether the submission was made with Garry's Mod or not, include a clear indication that it is.
 
* The submission must be made with Garry's Mod (except for icons). External modifications (Photoshop, etc) are allowed. If it is unclear, whether the submission was made with Garry's Mod or not, include a clear indication that it is.
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* Do not advertise servers in your artwork - Workshop is not an advertising board.
  
 
==Icon specific rules==
 
==Icon specific rules==
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* Must be relevant to the addon/collection
 
* Must be relevant to the addon/collection
 
* Must not be blank
 
* Must not be blank
* Should have effort put into it. Random icons from google for the sake or uploading an addon are not good.
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* Should have effort put into it. Random icons from google for the sake or uploading an addon are not allowed.
  
 
=Videos=
 
=Videos=
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Violating this will get your submission banned. It will only be viewable by you. ([https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=4506-DGHX-5190 Source])
 
Violating this will get your submission banned. It will only be viewable by you. ([https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=4506-DGHX-5190 Source])
  
* Your submission must not violate [http://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement/ Steam Subscriber Agreement].
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* Your submission must not violate [http://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement/ Steam Subscriber Agreement] or [https://store.steampowered.com/online_conduct/ Steam Online Conduct].
 
* Your submission must not contain pornographic content. (e.g. pornographic sprays/decals, nudity)
 
* Your submission must not contain pornographic content. (e.g. pornographic sprays/decals, nudity)
 
* You must be the owner of uploaded submission. Stolen videos (reuploaded) are not allowed.
 
* You must be the owner of uploaded submission. Stolen videos (reuploaded) are not allowed.
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You can monetise your videos with YouTube partner program and similar programs on other video hosting services.
 
You can monetise your videos with YouTube partner program and similar programs on other video hosting services.
  
=Addons=
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=Addons & Collections=
 
Rules applied to Garry's Mod addons uploaded to Steam Workshop.
 
Rules applied to Garry's Mod addons uploaded to Steam Workshop.
  
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Violating this will get your submission banned. It will only be viewable by you.
 
Violating this will get your submission banned. It will only be viewable by you.
  
* Your submission must not violate [http://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement/ Steam Subscriber Agreement].
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* Your submission must not violate [http://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement/ Steam Subscriber Agreement] or [https://store.steampowered.com/online_conduct/ Steam Online Conduct].
 
* Your submission must not contain offensive content. (e.g. racism)
 
* Your submission must not contain offensive content. (e.g. racism)
* Your submission must not contain pornographic content. (e.g. pornographic sprays/decals, nudity)
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* Your submission must not contain pornographic content. (e.g. pornographic sprays/decals, nudity) - this includes links to such content in description.
  
 
==Our rules==
 
==Our rules==
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Violating these will get your submission incompatible. It will be viewable by you and your friends.
 
Violating these will get your submission incompatible. It will be viewable by you and your friends.
  
* '''Avoid requiring other addons''' - In some cases this is permissible - like if it's an addon for a gamemode. But making a weapon that requires another weapon to function is not allowed. If your addon does require another addon - it shouldn't error if that addon isn't present. It should just do nothing.
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* '''Do not upload addons with malicious elements''' - All addons containing any sort of exploits or backdoors will be removed. This includes giving yourself elevated access over other users (SteamID checks, Giving yourself Admin status, RunString, spawning entities, etc), forcing people to be connected to different servers against their will, crashing or otherwise preventing the player from using the addon in private or on their servers.
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* '''Do not release stolen code''' - All addons that are proven to have stolen code will also be taken down.
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* '''Do not upload retail game content''' - All addons containing any content from a paid game (e.g. CS:S, Portal or Half-Life 2 games) will be removed. This includes props that are required for your addons to work. [https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=2393-RUIG-0223 Your account can be terminated for this!] [https://steamcommunity.com/app/4000/discussions/1/624075036453294488/#c624075036463641026]
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* '''Avoid requiring other addons''' - In some cases this is permissible - like if it's an addon for a gamemode. '''If your addon does require another addon - it shouldn't error if that addon isn't present. It should just do nothing.'''
 
* '''Avoid uploading packs''' - Unless they're all your work. A pack of your maps is fine. A pack of maps you found that you think are cool is not fine. A pack of your weapons are fine. A pack of cool weapons you downloaded is not fine. You should use Workshop collections instead.
 
* '''Avoid uploading packs''' - Unless they're all your work. A pack of your maps is fine. A pack of maps you found that you think are cool is not fine. A pack of your weapons are fine. A pack of cool weapons you downloaded is not fine. You should use Workshop collections instead.
* '''Make an effort with the thumb''' - Addons with blank or irrelevant thumbnails get taken down. If you can't be bothered to make an icon for it then don't bother uploading it. You can learn how to update your icons [[Workshop_Addon_Updating|here]].
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* '''Make an effort with the thumb''' - Addons with blank or irrelevant thumbnails will be taken down. If you can't be bothered to make an icon for it then don't bother uploading it. You can learn how to update your icons [[Workshop_Addon_Updating|here]].
* '''Do not upload broken addons''' - Erroring addons get removed. This includes Lua errors, missing custom models, sounds or materials. You should test your addons in [[Dev Branch]] to make sure it is not broken in the next version of the game.
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* '''Do not upload broken addons''' - Erroring addons will be removed. This includes Lua errors, missing custom models, sounds or materials. You should test your addons in [[Dev Branch]] to make sure it is not broken in the next version of the game.
 
* '''Do not upload multi-part addons''' - What this means is that if your addon won't fit in a single addon - do not upload it.
 
* '''Do not upload multi-part addons''' - What this means is that if your addon won't fit in a single addon - do not upload it.
* '''Do not reupload addons''' - Reuploaded addons will be taken down. Search workshop before uploading.
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* '''Do not reupload addons''' - Reuploaded addons will be taken down. Search workshop before uploading. '''Reuploading workshop addons is strictly forbidden, whatever the reupload reason is. (Even if the original workshop addon was removed)'''
* '''Do not release stolen code''' - All addons that are proven to have stolen code will also be taken down.
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* '''Do not upload malicious code''' - All addons containing any sort of exploit or backdoor will be removed.
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* '''Do not upload retail game content''' - All addons containing any content from a paid game (e.g. CS:S, Portal or Half-Life 2 games) will be removed. This includes props that are required for your addons to work. [https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=2393-RUIG-0223 Your account can be terminated for this!]
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* '''Do not reupload newer versions of your addons''' - Update the old one, don't upload a new one. Duplicates will be removed.
 
* '''Do not reupload newer versions of your addons''' - Update the old one, don't upload a new one. Duplicates will be removed.
* '''Do not abuse tags ''' - Mistagged addons will be taken down. This is mostly applicable to the gamemode tag, if you are uploading a content pack for your server, tag it as such. Having all of the tags on the same addon is also forbidden.
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* '''Do not abuse tags ''' - Mistagged addons will be taken down. This is mostly applicable to the gamemode tag, if you are uploading a content pack for your server, tag it as such. (ServerContent) Having all of the tags on the same addon is also forbidden.
* '''Do not advertise your servers in your addons ''' - Workshop is a place for people to get their addons, not an advertising board.
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* '''Do not upload empty or placeholder addons''' - Addons that require user to download something from description (an external link) are not allowed.
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* '''Do not upload 'test' addons''' - Addons with no content or barely any content are pointless and are not allowed. Make effort with the content you upload.
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* '''Do not put intrusive/web advertisements into your addons''' - Self-explanatory, Steam Workshop is a place for people to get their addons/mods, not adware. Any pop up ads are not allowed, including server ads. For server ads a '''single''' chat message is ok.
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* '''Everyone is allowed to use addons you upload''' - Steam Workshop is not your personal file hosting, it is a distribution service for user generated content. By uploading your addons to Steam Workshop you agree that anyone can download and use your uploaded content. Things like "you are not allowed to use this addon on your server" or "this was made for only this server" are not permitted on Steam Workshop. Adding code (or entities on your maps, etc.) that would discourage or prevent players from being able to your addon on their servers or in singleplayer falls into the "Malicious Code" category.
  
 
=Guides=
 
=Guides=
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Violating these rules will get your submission banned. It will only be viewable by you.
 
Violating these rules will get your submission banned. It will only be viewable by you.
  
* Your submission must not violate [http://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement/ Steam Subscriber Agreement].
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* Your submission must not violate [http://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement/ Steam Subscriber Agreement] or [https://store.steampowered.com/online_conduct/ Steam Online Conduct].
 
* Your submission must not contain offensive content. (e.g. racism, gore)
 
* Your submission must not contain offensive content. (e.g. racism, gore)
 
* Your submission must not contain pornographic content. (e.g. pornographic sprays/decals, nudity)
 
* Your submission must not contain pornographic content. (e.g. pornographic sprays/decals, nudity)
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* The submission must be made for Garry's Mod or Source Engine.
 
* The submission must be made for Garry's Mod or Source Engine.
 
* "Troll" guides, as well as "guides for the lolz" are not allowed. (e.g. How to walk forward)
 
* "Troll" guides, as well as "guides for the lolz" are not allowed. (e.g. How to walk forward)
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* Revealing the secret phrase for the "Secret Phrase" achievement. It's a secret.
  
 
=Things to clear up=
 
=Things to clear up=
  
* Historical or religious figures (characters, recreations)
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You should avoid publishing this content.
* Non garry's mod screenshots edited with Garry's Mod content.
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* Historical or religious figures or events (characters, recreations)
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=My addon/workshop item was marked incompatible or banned, what do I do?=
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Do not reupload it. Read the rules for the workshop item type on this page. (If your addon was banned, read addon rules).
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Look through each rule and see if your addon violates it. If it does, make sure it does not.
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Once you fixed your addon, write to [mailto:robotboy655@facepunchstudios.com robotboy655@facepunchstudios.com] for appealing your ban/flag for incompatible.

Latest revision as of 02:12, 5 October 2019

This page describes rules for all Steam Workshop submissions in Garry's Mod Hub.

Contents

Screenshots, Artwork and Addon Icons

These rules apply to screenshots, artwork and addon icons.

Steam ToS rules

Violating this will get your submission banned. It will only be viewable by you. (Source)

  • Your submission must not violate Steam Subscriber Agreement or Steam Online Conduct.
  • Your submission must not contain offensive content. (e.g. racism, gore)
  • Your submission must not contain pornographic content. (e.g. pornographic sprays/decals, nudity)
  • You must be the owner of uploaded submission. Stolen artwork (even edited) is not allowed.

Our rules

Violating these will get your submission incompatible. It will be viewable by you and your friends.

  • The submission must be made with Garry's Mod (except for icons). External modifications (Photoshop, etc) are allowed. If it is unclear, whether the submission was made with Garry's Mod or not, include a clear indication that it is.
  • Do not advertise servers in your artwork - Workshop is not an advertising board.

Icon specific rules

  • Must be relevant to the addon/collection
  • Must not be blank
  • Should have effort put into it. Random icons from google for the sake or uploading an addon are not allowed.

Videos

These rules apply to videos.

Steam ToS rules

Violating this will get your submission banned. It will only be viewable by you. (Source)

  • Your submission must not violate Steam Subscriber Agreement or Steam Online Conduct.
  • Your submission must not contain pornographic content. (e.g. pornographic sprays/decals, nudity)
  • You must be the owner of uploaded submission. Stolen videos (reuploaded) are not allowed.

Our rules

Violating these will get your submission incompatible. It will be viewable by you and your friends.

  • The submission must be made with Garry's Mod. External modifications (After Effects, etc) are allowed. If it is unclear, whether the submission was made with Garry's Mod or not, include a clear indication that it is.

Other notes

You can monetise your videos with YouTube partner program and similar programs on other video hosting services.

Addons & Collections

Rules applied to Garry's Mod addons uploaded to Steam Workshop.

Steam ToS rules

Violating this will get your submission banned. It will only be viewable by you.

  • Your submission must not violate Steam Subscriber Agreement or Steam Online Conduct.
  • Your submission must not contain offensive content. (e.g. racism)
  • Your submission must not contain pornographic content. (e.g. pornographic sprays/decals, nudity) - this includes links to such content in description.

Our rules

Violating these will get your submission incompatible. It will be viewable by you and your friends.

  • Do not upload addons with malicious elements - All addons containing any sort of exploits or backdoors will be removed. This includes giving yourself elevated access over other users (SteamID checks, Giving yourself Admin status, RunString, spawning entities, etc), forcing people to be connected to different servers against their will, crashing or otherwise preventing the player from using the addon in private or on their servers.
  • Do not release stolen code - All addons that are proven to have stolen code will also be taken down.
  • Do not upload retail game content - All addons containing any content from a paid game (e.g. CS:S, Portal or Half-Life 2 games) will be removed. This includes props that are required for your addons to work. Your account can be terminated for this! [1]
  • Avoid requiring other addons - In some cases this is permissible - like if it's an addon for a gamemode. If your addon does require another addon - it shouldn't error if that addon isn't present. It should just do nothing.
  • Avoid uploading packs - Unless they're all your work. A pack of your maps is fine. A pack of maps you found that you think are cool is not fine. A pack of your weapons are fine. A pack of cool weapons you downloaded is not fine. You should use Workshop collections instead.
  • Make an effort with the thumb - Addons with blank or irrelevant thumbnails will be taken down. If you can't be bothered to make an icon for it then don't bother uploading it. You can learn how to update your icons here.
  • Do not upload broken addons - Erroring addons will be removed. This includes Lua errors, missing custom models, sounds or materials. You should test your addons in Dev Branch to make sure it is not broken in the next version of the game.
  • Do not upload multi-part addons - What this means is that if your addon won't fit in a single addon - do not upload it.
  • Do not reupload addons - Reuploaded addons will be taken down. Search workshop before uploading. Reuploading workshop addons is strictly forbidden, whatever the reupload reason is. (Even if the original workshop addon was removed)
  • Do not reupload newer versions of your addons - Update the old one, don't upload a new one. Duplicates will be removed.
  • Do not abuse tags - Mistagged addons will be taken down. This is mostly applicable to the gamemode tag, if you are uploading a content pack for your server, tag it as such. (ServerContent) Having all of the tags on the same addon is also forbidden.
  • Do not upload empty or placeholder addons - Addons that require user to download something from description (an external link) are not allowed.
  • Do not upload 'test' addons - Addons with no content or barely any content are pointless and are not allowed. Make effort with the content you upload.
  • Do not put intrusive/web advertisements into your addons - Self-explanatory, Steam Workshop is a place for people to get their addons/mods, not adware. Any pop up ads are not allowed, including server ads. For server ads a single chat message is ok.
  • Everyone is allowed to use addons you upload - Steam Workshop is not your personal file hosting, it is a distribution service for user generated content. By uploading your addons to Steam Workshop you agree that anyone can download and use your uploaded content. Things like "you are not allowed to use this addon on your server" or "this was made for only this server" are not permitted on Steam Workshop. Adding code (or entities on your maps, etc.) that would discourage or prevent players from being able to your addon on their servers or in singleplayer falls into the "Malicious Code" category.

Guides

Rules applied to guides.

Steam ToS rules

Violating these rules will get your submission banned. It will only be viewable by you.

  • Your submission must not violate Steam Subscriber Agreement or Steam Online Conduct.
  • Your submission must not contain offensive content. (e.g. racism, gore)
  • Your submission must not contain pornographic content. (e.g. pornographic sprays/decals, nudity)
  • You must be the owner of uploaded submission. Stolen guides (even edited) are not allowed.

Our rules

Violating these will get your submission incompatible. It will be viewable by you and your friends.

  • It must be an actual guide or a tutorial
  • The submission must be made for Garry's Mod or Source Engine.
  • "Troll" guides, as well as "guides for the lolz" are not allowed. (e.g. How to walk forward)
  • Revealing the secret phrase for the "Secret Phrase" achievement. It's a secret.

Things to clear up

You should avoid publishing this content.

  • Historical or religious figures or events (characters, recreations)

My addon/workshop item was marked incompatible or banned, what do I do?

Do not reupload it. Read the rules for the workshop item type on this page. (If your addon was banned, read addon rules).

Look through each rule and see if your addon violates it. If it does, make sure it does not.

Once you fixed your addon, write to robotboy655@facepunchstudios.com for appealing your ban/flag for incompatible.

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