the always incomplete pouët.net faq

:: general

:: general :: how to edit a prod ?
Editing a production is reserved for moderators and glöperators only.
If you find a mistake or missing information on a submitted prod, just click the link at the bottom of the prod page, and fill out the form - the glöperators will take care of the rest. help !
:: general :: what is a coup de coeur ?
a coup de coeur is a french expression a bit hard to explain in english, at least for me ^^;
in the pouët.net case, just think of it like a kickass but not well known prod.

from LoOpInG_:
A coup de coeur it's like when you see a tv series/read a book/play a game/etc. for the first time and you really like it even if it's not the best series/book/game/etc. you have seen...
:: general :: how much $$$ are 100 glöps worth ?
it depends, if you bring your glöps to your local bank, I don't think they'll give you anything.
but as you can't buy glöps with real money, they can be worth pretty much ! what's the price of being in the top 10 ? huh ?

anyway, maybe later, you'll get free stuff when you'll get enough glöps like for exemple a t-shirt at 100 glöps, a gus at 1000, a naked girl at 10000, and a life at 100000, because you'll seriously need one.
:: general :: how does the popularity rating work?
popularity is based (but not only) on the number of times a prod is shown on pouët.net
the more a prod gets visits, the more it gets popularity.
so if you want your prod to get more popularity, just link its pouët.net page on your website for example.

of course cheating is not allowed (hidden-links, robots, ...).
:: general :: i want to ignore this %$#$%#%$ troll! why won't you code an ignore certain user feature?

We won't because web standards can get the job done easily. The cite attribute is set in the HTML markup with the userId of the person who posted this of that message. Therefore, any standards compliant browser can use this attribute and help you to filter the messages. To do so you simply have to create a set of custom CSS rules.

Imagine you want to hide all messages from the users 314159 and 271828, your custom CSS rules would be:

This example is dead simple, and CSS allows much more customization. For instance it's possible to :
  • display the picture of a troll behind the messages of given users,
  • use an adjacent selector to show only the second line of given users to show their name in the comments but keep their foolish messages hidden,
  • highlight the messages of your friends,
  • highlight the messages of the members of your group,
  • highlight the messages of Pouet's moderators,
  • ...
As you can see the possibilities can really enhance the legibility of Pouet.

Notice that to avoid any possible conflict with other sites using the cite attribute in a similar way, it may be worth using the URIid Firefox extension that will add an id based on the domain name to the BODY tag. In the end, the cutsom CSS in the example would be:

body#www-pouet-net div[class="cite-314159"],
body#www-pouet-net div[class="cite-271828"]

Further more, now, thanks to the FireFox extension called GreaseMonkey, it's possible to make a site specific user script. So here comes Pouet 'attention whores' toggle created by our beloved p01. All you have to do is to open that script in FireFox, go to Tools > Install User Script, reload Pouet and enjoy. A little trumpet should appear in the top left corner. The usage of the script is straight forward. And the infos are maintained in a cookie.

:: general :: i've lost my password and i want my account back! help! help!
pouet.net uses sceneID service from scene.org, so if you registered with a valid email, to retrieve a new password all you have to do is try to login under scene.org and then click the "mail me a new password" link.
if your email has gone bad, you'll have to mail staff@scene.org telling them what's your sceneID number and what's your current valid email.
:: general :: how come certain users have pcdc's and i don't?

To reward the users for their work on the pouët productions database, each user is allowed to enter a prod-id as their personal coup de coeur every time you pass a certain number of glöps.. First pcdc will unlock at 64, second at 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192..

Your internal glop count is only recounted when someone checks your user.php page but it only gets updated internally on the database if that person is yourself. So you _need_ to check your _user.php_ _while logged in_ to recount your glops _before_ you access _account.php_ to actually have a new pcdc id number inputbox available after reaching the glop limit. If you're too dumb to understand this, fear not, we often trigger the global glop count to keep the top glops list up to date, so next time you'll try to change your data you'll hopefully spot the pcdc boxes.

:: general :: why is stefan a pr0nstahr and i'm not!?!? i wanna have a leet level too!!!

Different levels come from long devotion to pouët and strong daily habits that became recognized by our admins and moderators. It's not an easy job to aquire or mantain a level different then the common user. It takes persistance, stamina, willpower, determination, preseverance, high contacts and lot of lobster ass licking.

There are many kinds of user levels on pouet:

  • administrator - our lobster god himself, analogue and only analogue may reach this highly demanding idling status. (actually ps kinda snuck himself in this group too, largely because noone else enjoys deleting prods as much as he does.)
  • moderator - through long and hard tests pouët.net has acquired 4 moderators to maintain the vague sense of sanity that roams our kingdom. kenet and stil were chosen for their unrepressed sexuality and huge stylish afros, while melwyn self-proclaimed himself due to his scene.org webadmin duties.
  • gloperator - the most challenging of all positions! these valuable men and women fight for the perservation of our database integrity! they daily check our archives for errors and problems, which they immediatly and determinantly remend or relay to our moderators. they were hand picked from some of our most devoted and reliable glopwhore fanatic users. praise them for their care.
  • user - the common registered user. Their lack of devotion and belief in their inner lobster gods has relegated them to a life of carefree normal site usage. You can often spot them participating in bbs topics or commenting on certain few prods. Some collect glops in hope of one day trading them for sexual favors with our lobster god.
  • pr0nstahr - relegated to a life of obscure unrecognition and uncomprehended talent for destroying usefull scene debates, these users have been blessed with diversity through our lobster god. He has taken pity and promoted them to a higher status from which they will never be able to escape.
  • fakeuser - Some of our beloved users have felt a necessity to replicate asexually and disclose their distinct challenging points of view over certain particularly interesting aspects of our demoscene society through greater numbers of one same undisclosed entity. This phalanx-like phenomena has been tagged under the purpose of a truthfull analysis of a certain situation by users who might be unaware of the phenomena's occurence.
:: general :: i don't understand half of your internal jokes! where did all these memes come from?
some people follow trends, other people create them. perhaps you should read the Enlighten the ignorant newbie, perhaps? thread..
:: general :: How come this faq is so outdated?
Things keep changing and we can't always follow up with everything. The BBS is generally a more up-to-date source of information.
:: general :: How do i get to be an upkeeper of a list on pouet?
You need to ask a moderator of gloperator to create one for you. Then you'll be able to maintain it with submitlistitem.php and removelistitem.php
:: general :: How can i get to be a gloperator?
You can't. You need to be friendly to everyone, masochist, have immense free time, enjoy having sex with lobsters, be a complete hardcore scene junkie, masochist and truly enjoy having sex with lobsters in order for us to even consider cursing you with such level. As you see, you'll never be able to fit the profile, so sod off. Save yourself the stress while you're still young and naive, able to waste your time in other more exciting scene carreers like partyanimal or 3d animation.
:: general :: Where to get missing *.dll's?
Get the D3DX_*.dll's here. (This setup currently contains the DLL's from 24 to 34.) You can probably download them from the web somewhere too, but that's generally less recommended. (See also: Accepting candy from a stranger.)

The MSVCRT8 files can be downloaded from here.
:: general :: What is a "sneaky CDC"?
something gargaj implemented and forgot to properly document. it simply shows who placed a personal coup de cour on a certain prod without posting a comment on it yet.
:: general :: do pouët admins go upstairs?
not since the accident.
:: general :: you can get banned in pouet now?!?
yes, you can. we got sick of all the trolls and attentionwhores. so if you indulge into constant offensive, spamming, flooding, insulting, illegal, racist or otherwise socially inapt behaviour you will get thrown out of our sandbox. just try not to piss off 90% of our active users.
:: general :: Why is the site called Pouet?
[17:25:09] <rez_> analogue didn't have any idea of domain name for the site, and since i was saying "pouet" everytime when i joined irc he registered the domain name :)
:: general :: Why do some people get glöps for "United Devices contribution"?
United Devices was a distributed computing cancer reasearch project that ran from 2001 to 2007. The people who contributed clock cycles were allowed to form teams, and Analogue decided it would be a nice idea to encourage people to take part in the project by creating a Pouet.net team and honoring the UD/grid.org points earned by sceners with glöps. Sceners eventually contributed over 100 years of CPU time to the project until its shutting down in 2007, and the glöps remain as an all-time bonus.
:: general :: What is a "glöp"?

"Glöp" is a term relating to the French comic book Pifou, where the main character only says either "glop" or "pas glop!" ("not glop!") depending on the situation.

In the Pouet context, a "glöp" is basically a metric of activity on the site - sceners who contribute a lot to the site get more glöps!

:: general :: I want to add a prod to pouët but the file is on my computer! how do I upload it?

There are many ways to get around this problem:

  • If your prod was released at a demoparty, take a look at the scene.org uploading FAQ first.
  • Untergrund offers fast, reliable hosting for scene-related projects. Applications are dealt with on a case-by-case basis though so don't bother asking space for a warez FTP.

Be warned however: anything involving one-click hosts like Rapidshare or Mediafire will be deleted - noone wants to watch ads before getting a download link. Web-based hosting services like Dropbox and Google Drive are tolerated as long as they deliver the file immediately without intermediate clicks.

:: pouet 2.0

:: pouet 2.0 :: what are the little green dots next to the name?
It means that the user is (probably) online and browsing on the site. No guarantees though, it just shows that a user was recently active.
:: pouet 2.0 :: How does the autocomplete work? I think I entered the right name but it didn't appear?
Simply entering a name you want to select isn't enough, you have to click (or use the keyboard) on it too!

here's some help

:: pouet 2.0 :: I found a bug and I think it's an easy fix - can I help?
Sure, shoot us a pull request over at GitHub.
:: pouet 2.0 :: What's the watchlist for?
The watchlist keeps track of prods you care about, and lists the latest related comments for them in a convenient little box on the front page. Just click the icon on the prod's page to add it to your list (or click again to remove it).

:: syndication

:: syndication :: How to use some pouet.net data on my website/bot/application ?

:: BB Code

:: BB Code :: URL Hyperlinking
If BBCode is enabled in a forum, you no longer need to use the [URL] code to create a hyperlink. Simply type the complete URL in either of the following manners and the hyperlink will be created automatically:
  • http://www.yourURL.com
  • www.yourURL.com
Notice that you can either use the complete http:// address or shorten it to the www domain. If the site does not begin with "www", you must use the complete "http://" address. Also, you may use https and ftp URL prefixes in auto-link mode (when BBCode is ON).

The old [URL] code will still work, as detailed below. Just encase the link as shown in the following example (BBCode is in red).


You can also have true hyperlinks using the [url] code. Just use the following format:

In the examples above, the BBCode automatically generates a hyperlink to the URL that is encased. It will also ensure that the link is opened in a new window when the user clicks on it. Note that the "http://" part of the URL is completely optional. In the second example above, the URL will hypelink the text to whatever URL you provide after the equal sign. Also note that you should NOT use quotation marks inside the URL tag.

:: BB Code :: Email Links
To add a hyperlinked email address within your message, just encase the email address as shown in the following example (BBCode is in red).


In the example above, the BBCode automatically generates a hyperlink to the email address that is encased.

:: BB Code :: Bold and Italics
You can make italicized text or make text bold by encasing the applicable sections of your text with either the [b] [/b] or [i] [/i] tags.

Hello, [b]James[/b]
Hello, [i]Mary[/i]
:: BB Code :: Bullets/Lists
You can make bulleted lists or ordered lists (by number or letter).

Unordered, bulleted list:

[*] This is the first bulleted item.
[*] This is the second bulleted item.

This produces:

  • This is the first bulleted item.
  • This is the second bulleted item.
Note that you must include a closing [/list] when you end each list.

Making ordered lists is just as easy. Just add either [LIST=A] or [LIST=1]. Typing [List=A] will produce a list from A to Z. Using [List=1] will produce numbered lists.

Here's an example:

[*] This is the first bulleted item.
[*] This is the second bulleted item.

This produces:

  1. This is the first bulleted item.
  2. This is the second bulleted item.
:: BB Code :: Adding Images
To add a graphic within your message, just encase the URL of the graphic image as shown in the following example (BBCode is in red).


In the example above, the BBCode automatically makes the graphic visible in your message. Note: the "http://" part of the URL is REQUIRED for the [img] code.

:: BB Code :: Quoting Other Messages
To reference something specific that someone has posted, just cut and paste the applicable verbiage and enclose it as shown below (BBCode is in red).

[quote]Ask not what your country can do for you....
ask what you can do for your country.[/quote]

In the example above, the BBCode automatically blockquotes the text you reference.

:: BB Code :: Code Tag
Similar to the Quote tag, the Code tag adds some <PRE> tags to preserve formatting. This useful for displaying programming code, for instance.


print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";
print "Hello World!"; [/code]

In the example above, the BBCode automatically blockquotes the text you reference and preserves the formatting of the coded text.