Be very careful uploading photos of the authors. Finding their full names is one thing, but uploading their photos can be problematic. We really should get their permissions first. To begin with, you have to make sure there is no copyright issue with the photos, and make sure the mappers have no objection to having their photo added.
I am not saying we should not include them, but these aren't individuals who have thousands of pictures of themselves plastered all over the place, and this could be considered an invasion of their privacy. I know, personally, if I were in a similar situation, I would not want my image placed without my knowledge or permission.
I asked David Johnston about it and he was fine with it. Christopher Auty appears on video interviews and stuff regarding Crysis so I highly doubt he would have a problem with it (besides the picture is from his LinkedIn profile).
And I don't think finding pictures of the less prominent level designers will even be possible. Industry veterans like Richard Gray and Russel Meakim have their pictures plastered all over so I doubt it's going to be a problem for them.
Thanks! Yeah it's pretty tough to find them. But usually googling for the e-mail address (and trying to find as may e-mail addresses of the person as possible) of the person will get you the real name of the person sooner or later.
This might seem odd, but have you contacted any of the authors to ask if they want their names included? It may be a moot point, but some people may prefer not to include their real/full names, and only wish to use the handle when presenting content.
Mroosa wrote: This might seem odd, but have you contacted any of the authors to ask if they want their names included? It may be a moot point, but some people may prefer not to include their real/full names, and only wish to use the handle when presenting content.
No I haven't done that. You do bring up a good point, but finding out the names was hard enough and trying to track down a working e-mail address would be another almost as difficult a task :D. Many of the authors are mentioned by their real name in the Counter-Strike readme (without nick names, which made them hard to link together). Also I find it hard to believe that designers who have or have had maps included in Counter-Strike would see it as bad publicity and therefore object to having their real names included.