Official ZDoom Community Rules [revised Aug 25 2018]

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Re: Official ZDoom Community Rules [revised Aug 25 2018]

Postby wildweasel » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:15 am

TheOxingey wrote:i dont know how to post posts, please help me :cry: :cry: :cry:

You seem to have figured it out already. :shrug:
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Re: Official ZDoom Community Rules [revised Aug 25 2018]

Postby Lagi » Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:38 pm

Don't "bump," "revive," or "necro" old topics. The rule of thumb is about 30 days, or 1 month. Uselessly bumping old topics will get you yelled at, especially if it's a very old Projects thread. If you're going to post in an old thread, you should have a very good reason for doing so, for example asking questions about how an old mod works. We do have a couple of useful threads to stop pointless bumping; ask here if a download link is broken, or read this thread if a mod doesn't seem to run correctly. If your bump consists solely of "So, any updates?", there will be hell to pay.


So I cannot post with my opinions about mod i like because no-one reply to it for more than month?
like Winter fury?
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Re: Official ZDoom Community Rules [revised Aug 25 2018]

Postby Rachael » Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:03 pm

As long as the post is useful in some way, i.e. asks important questions that are actually helpful for other folks, or gives constructive (and well-worded) feedback, you're fine.
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Re: Official ZDoom Community Rules [revised Aug 25 2018]

Postby wildweasel » Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:27 pm

Rachael wrote:As long as the post is useful in some way, i.e. asks important questions that are actually helpful for other folks, or gives constructive (and well-worded) feedback, you're fine.

I wish to expand on this with a handy "What Is A Not-Useless Bump?" guide.

If your post:
  • Reports a bug with the mod itself
  • Gives detailed feedback
  • Is asking a specific question about the mod or how to use it
  • Offers a minor patch or fix to the mod that isn't worth creating its own project thread for
This is a useful bump.

So a post like this:
Hey, thanks for making Super This Is Totally A Mod 3.0, it really improves my Dooming experience and I especially like how you made the Shotguns fire small packets of potato chips that explode into shaving cream, I felt that was a really nice touch.


Is preferable to a post like this:
hey this is p. cool
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Re: Official ZDoom Community Rules [revised Aug 25 2018]

Postby Lagi » Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:37 pm

thanks,
oh boy, i feel pressure now
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Re: Official ZDoom Community Rules [revised Aug 25 2018]

Postby wildweasel » Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:44 pm

Lagi wrote:thanks,
oh boy, i feel pressure now

I mean it's not like anybody ever gets warned for a Useless Bump. :shrug:
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