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So the C++ programming is about 90% completed for just the forum itself. Now, I have the designing left to do. Now I'm wondering if I'm allowed to use gamedev as a template for the design. ( Including the icons, emoticons, layout design etc ) I would like to know up to what extent I can/should copy gamedev's forum.

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Look and feel can not be copywrited, so legally you can make it look like it. If you feel good about it that is another thing.

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Why dont you come up with your own original design?
It would be known as YOUR forum!
just my 2cent

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Why dont you come up with your own original design?
It would be known as YOUR forum!
just my 2cent


Because that takes a lot of time and thinking to make my own.
gamedev's forum is just a starting place. It's probably going to end up with more features than gamedev, so I can put a little of my creative then. ( I question better the performance than gamedev though )

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Why are you tearing us apart?! We will be spread like wildfire, tearing through forums, never finding a home! Haha. Sorry, I felt like acting. I'm kidding. If I were you though, I would use my own design. It is a conscience issue. No one want ssomeone to walk up to them and say, "Hey, that looks exactly like [enter big company here]'s work!". You normally want them to say "Wow! Now that's original. I hereby, with no power at all, doubt thee the design of [enter your company name here]".

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Look and feel can not be copywrited, so legally you can make it look like it.


Trademark law applies.

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Now I'm wondering if I'm allowed to use gamedev as a template for the design. ( Including the icons, emoticons, layout design etc )

Icons: no.
Emoticons: no.
Layout: yes.

You can't take anything verbatim from here and use it yourself. No copy and pasting or downloading the stuff you want. However you can create your own designs based upon what you see, should you know how to recreate it yourself.

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Emoticons: no.


Are the emoticons made by the gamedev.net designers?

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Do not copy any images strait from gamedev (like icons, etc) without permission, because you don't know who owns them. Just go to google images, or google for free emoticons, etc. There are so many freely available sets of simple images that there is just no reason not to follow the rules on a case like this (and it doesn't help if you piss off a forum you like so much). Course I doubt gamedev care at all about the emoticons and such, but there's no reason not to at least ask them for permission directly.

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