Questions Forum Guidelines
Last Updated: February 26, 2012
What Belongs In Questions
- Topics that have one definitive answer to them belong in Questions.
- Topics that could have multiple answers, and it depends on the opinions of the repliers belong in General Discussion where topics can be intelligently debated.
- Questions should be related to the Diablo franchise.
Do not flame people for asking questions, if it's something they don't know then they are free to ask questions about it.
Don't reply to topics with replies that have nothing to do with the original posters question or don't give any additional information to the person asking the question. Posts should give information to the original poster that has not already been given.
Don't Hijack Threads
If you are not the original poster of a question, do not ask your questions in it even if they relate some what to the original posters question, instead create your own thread with your own question. The only person that can ask additional questions in a thread that relates to their original question is the original poster.
Don't Act as a Moderator
Posting that someone has broken a rule doesn't really do much, sure it lets the user know what they have done wrong but Moderators and Community Leaders won't get the message that someone has broken a rule if you just post a reply. Instead please use the Report button when you hover over the topic you'll see it appear. That way Moderators and Community Leaders will be notified of the post. When we act on a post that has broken a rule we end up stating why the topic was closed, moved, etc, so you don't have to tell them.
Use Proper English
Please attempt to use proper English grammar and spelling when posting questions and replies so it's easier for the person reading the question to understand what you want and when replying it makes it easier for the person asking the question to understand what you'retelling them.
Note: We know, especially during the contest, that there will be some people that don't speak English as their first language, but please do your best to make yourself comprehensible.
Read through a question thread before posting a reply to see if it has been answered before, just because it's not flagged as Answered does not mean it is not answered. Replying with an answer that has already been given in the thread is useless as it doesn't provide the original poster with any additional useful information. If this is the case only reply if you have an answer that will add additional information for the original poster. Replying with answers that have already been given are considered spam and will be deleted if they have been posted several minutes after the first answer was given. We understand that sometimes multiple people may be answering the question at the same time so we will grant a small grace period where multiple people were replying.
While this part is not a rule, if you're posting a question and have received an answer to your question that you find suitable please add the tag "[Answered]" to the beginning of your topic title as it helps stop people from replying to your question even though it has been answered.
No Double Post
Don't post multiple replies or threads in a row. If you have replied to a question and realized you left information out and no one else has replied since you posted yours, do not just post another reply so there are two replies in a row from you, use the Edit button and edit your reply.
Don't Post Bumps
If your question thread has started to fall down the thread list without a satisfactory answer, then don't post bump, this is considered spam. We have a bump feature, press the bump button and your thread will go to the top of the topic list.
Read the First Page of the Topic List
If you have a question please make sure to read at least the first page of the topic list to see if your question has already been answered. There is also the Search feature you can use. We won't punish people for not using the Search feature but if your question has been asked already and the topic asking that question is still on the front page of the topic list for the Questions forum then you may get a warning and possibly a suspension if we notice it being a recurring issue.
Breaking any of these rules can result in anything ranging from a verbal warning to a suspension or even a ban. It depends how many times you've broken our rules in the past and the severity of the infraction.
Questions Leader Team
If you have any Question forum related problems please talk to these people first if they are online, if none of them are online then talk to a Moderator+ that is online, if you have a problem with any of anyone on our Questions Leader Team please talk to Apollyon or Unseen.