I never thought I would post a tutorial like this one one day, but the amount of topics our forum moderators have to move and close is insanely big.
If you are new, help to keep this forum a bit more organized and just read this brief step by step tutorial.
Also, feel free to link this topic beneath an inappropriate, duplicate or in the wrong category posted topic!
Step 1: Research
A lot of topics in the forum are duplicate, especially in the features category. Before you create your topic, look wether something similar or comparable to your theme already exists.
Step 2: A good heading
If you’re topic is not duplicate, start to create your topic. One of the most important things is a brief and clear-cut heading. The heading should not be too long and should summarize what your topic is about. Always stay objective and avoid using not needed punctuation marks.
Step 3: The correct category
Before you move on, make sure the topic is in the correct category. You can adjust the category with the bar next to your heading. In this case, the topic belongs to the Features category.
To look up where your topic belongs to, you will find a pinned topic about what belongs into this category in each one.
If you still don’t know where you should post the topic, ask a forum member (preferably a Regular or Moderator) or ask in the Meta category. We are always happy to help!
Step 4: Describe your topic
To let other forum members get an idea what you want to request, ask, post or show, describe your topic. Again, stay objective and be exact. Always follow the community guidelines!
Don’t be worried about poor english skills and language knowledge, we are an international community. Of course - don’t offend a member because of his bad english!
A few things you should note:
Things you don’t need:
- A poll at the end of a feature request to ask if other forum members like the idea or not.
- Not suiting GIFs and meme’s
- A signature
- tagging a developer to get his attention for your topic
- Emoticons and text-arts
A few special things about the features category:
- Only 1 picture per feature topic
- Only 1 feature request in a topic, for another one, create another topic
- No livery tracking and request threads!
Thanks for reading, helping to keep the forum organized and for saving a bit of the moderators’ work :)