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Questions - A Wiki.

Rules and guidelines that apply to Questions section

1. Purpose

The Questions section is the section to ask mainly technical related questions, which means questions which may promote to discussions/different opinions should be avoided.

2. Site Rules

In addition to section specific rules listed below, questions must also follow the main Site Rules. This includes, but is not limited to, no warez, no commercial advertising, no extreme graphic content or NSFW content, no spam, and no unreasonably low quality or low effort submissions.

3. Due Diligence/Duplicate questions

Before posting a question, look through, or search for previous Questions that ask the same question and tutorials first and see if you can find an answer to your question.

4. Question Title

Make sure to use a title that succinctly summarizes your question. All caps titles are not allowed. Question titles should be formatted as a question and not be vague cries for help.

4.1. Topic

Consider sticking with only one specific question per submission. Avoid including multiple different kinds of questions combined in a same submission.

4.1.1. Open-Ended / Vague Questions

Avoid asking open-ended or vague questions such as "how do I mod this game?" or "how do I play this game?". Try to be as much specific as possible with your question.

4.2. Relevance

Remember that this section serves as a resource for answers to popular, unique, and common questions/issues that may be helpful and relevant to other people, meaning that your question should be relevant and valid enough for the community.

Questions that concern your own content, such as "should I add a second room in my level?", "what should I create after my current content?", etc. (i.e., personalization), and should be submitted as a poll or a thread.

Questions that concern existing assets, such as sound banks, should not be submitted as Questions but instead should be asked for on the mod page these assets are originally used.

Questions that concern non-existing assets or help in the creation of a mod (as opposed to asking for how to create a mod) are not Questions and should be submitted as a request, a series of requests (for multiple items, one per asset type e.g. songs, background art, environmental 3D models), or as position of a studio.

Furthermore, questions which may relate to site moderation should be avoided as well. These kinds of moderation related questions should be asked in the support section instead.

5. Submission Body

The body of the submission is the area to provide your main description of your question. When asking a question, please make sure it's detailed and well described as much as possible in the description. Avoid having descriptions like "self-explanatory" or "as per title" as they are not allowed. If necessary, the question (submission title) should be repeated in the description.

The reason why it's encouraged to have a well described question is because putting time into your question is a way of showing you respect the time that people might put in to answer it.
Also, modding questions tend to be "evergreen" content, meaning that they could be relevant and useful for many years, so ensuring they're high quality is really important.

6. Screenshots

If necessary, consider adding the relevant number of screenshots along with your question that specify your issue/topic. This helps let the members understand and answer your question more quickly and accordingly.

7. Answers / Replies

Remember to keep your posts relevant to the topic and avoid going off-topic and casual in the comments section.
The comments section should be kept clean with only relevant posts to the topic.

8. Top Answer

There can only be one post chosen as a top answer. Please note that any nested post (reply) cannot be chosen as a top answer.

Furthermore, choosing the parent post (i.e., the main post in which the answer is given/nested as a reply) as a top answer is not allowed as it may lead others to confusion (as the answer may be in a long chain of replies and/or may not be noticeable). Instead, it's advised to encourage the member who answered it to trash the existing post (reply) and add it as a separate (parent) post.

8.1. Choosing a Top Answer

Any post which satisfactorily answers the question (be it concise or detailed) should be chosen as a top answer. Any other member(s) answering the same question in a different way, but technically same answer, will not be eligible to have their post chosen as top answer except under certain circumstances (e.g., if the post corrects a previous member's answer or fully answers the question which wasn't the case before).

Any answer that links to a tutorial should not be chosen as top answer and instead should have the question be marked done.

9. Non-Compliance

Non-compliance with any of the above clauses, unless otherwise noted, will result in your submission being withheld or trashed at the staff's discretion.

If you are having trouble understanding any of these rules, please contact a staff member before submitting. To view a list of all the staff members, head over to this page.