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p1nkbr0 wrote:I know.
p1nkbr0 wrote:Most of you may know what grave digging is. But for those of you who don't:
(this refers to forums only, not the game)
Gravedigging is commenting on a post/topic that is generally 2+ weeks old. It is often disliked because the questions asked may already be answered or that it may have no current purpose. Such is the case with old bugs or Easter eggs and, as previously stated, answered questions. When you post a comment to a topic, that topic gets pushed to the top of the list of that category's index (general, creations, etc.). This can push back posts that may have not been answered or confuse forum goers. Each category has their own set of now spoken rules.
Gravedigging Rules by category: hint: press the word "spoiler," not show/hide.
- Open Spoiler
- General: it is commonly frowned upon to comment on old topics. Unless of course there is a suitable reason for doing so. (See above) General contains information regarding the game... Past and present and even future. Do not comment on anything over 2 weeks old. This is an exception for those who have been around a while and know whether the topic is still suitable.
note: "stickied" topics, for the most part, follow a different set of rules. Unless locked, the topics are open to comment regardless of the date created because they are viewed as important.
Creations: You can usually gravedig topics here. Generally, That is unless the creator is not active on the forums. A way to tell is if the owner's creations are on the very back of the list of topics. This may not always be the case, but is a good rule of thumb. Otherwise, constructively commenting on a cool creation is actually encouraged.
Adventure Maps: as of now, this is a fairly new category, so it's really hard to gravedig. Most of these comprise of downloads. If a download is not working, then it is not an active topic. Otherwise, commenting on these is fine. This can change, though, in the future. Remember to always check the dl link.
Mods: another young category. This one often combines the screenshots similar to creations and downloads of adventure maps. Always check the download link and constructive commenting is always appreciated. Use your best judgement for this one. Look at dates and dl links.
Bugs: Gravedigging is here STRICTLY prohibited. Read the forum rules topic! ALWAYS check to see if your bug has been reported. Generally, posts are locked when taken note of. If it's not, do NOT comment on old ones. If the topic is new, try helping the person if you know anything about it. Otherwise, let Jack or XsX handle it.
Chit Chat: a unique category! It ordinarily does not matter if you gravedig here. Feel free to comment on old things like video links or maybe a holiday. Try to stay away from converstaions between a few people. Those that are old might not relate to today. Otherwise, nearly everything is free game. You have the most freedom here!
Minecraft, Terraria, and Other Games: these categories, for the most part, allow for some gravedigging. Keep in mind that past updates (minecraft terraria) may be off limits. But most of the time, commenting on a game, a skin, or a creation is accepted. If there's an NES topic that's 3 months old an you have one, feel free to relight the fire for that!!! Try to stay on topic.
Other Important Tidbits
Hijacking. Another important thing is to try not to hijack a thread. Hijacking basically refers to taking over a thread for use other than its intended purpose. This can happen to all threads, regardless if it's "dead" or even when it's live. Many people may be trying to get important information or want to read what people have to say without having to read through someone's conversation. It's untidy and can be rude. It often results in the locking of a topic. It will eventually get the best of all of us, though. So do not bring down the wrath of god if someone does it. Just kindly remind them of the topic.
Polls Polling means that you can ask a question, and have people vote for an answer that they like. Polls are streamlined than asking if someone likes something, then having people comment their answer. Instead, the number of votes will show beside an answer. This can help decide what is good versus bad relatively quickly. BUT jack said not to abuse the ability to create polls. If you do, then he will remove the ability. Don't make useless polls or have a large amount in a short period of time. Use your best judgement. See if your poll has already been created. If it has, vote and comment on it to bring it back into the public's eye. Be careful when doing this. Some gravedigging rules do apply. However, due to the nature of this, you may bring some polls as long as they don't have to do with old features, or implemented features. Be warned:Jack wrote:I enabled poll creation for registered users, don't abuse the feature though. They can be useful but I don't want to see hundreds of polls spawning everywhere just because they're cool or I'll be forced to disable them again
There are little symbols next to each topic. Theses are what they mean.
Snail Goo = A stickied topic.
Pencil = A topic that you have previously posted in
A red plus = unread posts
Craftnote = A small (usually single paged) topic
PadLock = A locked topic
Dynamite = A topic that has more than one page and more than about 25 posts
Sign: An important announcement or topic. Even more so than a stickied topic
Double Craftbook: This category (or forum) has sub categories (or forums)
Craft Note with lines off to the side: I believe this means a topic was moved back or something.
If you have any other questions, or ideas, please refer to the Forum Rules(<- that's a link) Or pm (private message) me.
I hope that helps!
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