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BZPower Q&A Rules and Guidelines

Updated 12/21/13

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#1 Offline -Windrider-

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Posted Dec 11 2013 - 07:42 PM

Q&A Forum Rules and Guidelines


Welcome to Q&A! This forum serves both new and old members alike providing a place for any questions they may have about BZPower's rules, norms, traditions, and more. Additionally, several official topics in the forum, as well as the Compendium, will serve as FAQs. Just as everyone is welcome to ask questions here, everyone is welcome to provide answers. Just please do keep in mind the following guidelines when doing so.
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-- This topic's tag will always reflect the date of the latest update. Information on what was updated will always be found in the "Recent Updates" section at the end of this post. --


Regarding posting questions:

Please search for your answer before posting. Usually, your answer can be found in the Official Help Topics (see the bottom of this post) or in the Compendium. Additionally, please make use of the Search feature at the top of the forum page - but if the topics found are reasonably old, feel free to repost as the answer may have changed.

Please post BZPower-related questions only. LEGO-related inquiries belong in their respective forums. Also, please see the section below on when to use the Tracker versus when to use this forum.

Please put your question in the topic title. This helps with organization and will aid members searching for answers to similar questions.

*NEW!* Please follow your topic actively. The Q&A staff relies on your confirmation that your question has been satisfactorily answered; otherwise, the topic is left in limbo. Please keep us up-to-date with any new information or questions you may have as well.

(Staff - please do not close a topic until such confirmation is given, either in a response to your answer, your confirmation of an answer, or otherwise. The exception is if the question belongs elsewhere.)

Regarding posting answers:

Please do not repeat or confirm answers. Confirmation occurs when a member quotes an answer thought to be correct and verifies it. Only Q&A staff members are allowed to do so - this rule is in place so that an incorrect answer is not accidentally confirmed!

Likewise, please post only if you know the answer. Otherwise, the post only serves to clutter the topic. We want the answers to members' questions to be easy to find in topics.

When answering, do not be rude. Belittling, making fun of, or otherwise being disrespectful to anyone within the Q&A forum for any reason will not be tolerated.

When to use the Tracker:

The Tracker is in place for all bug reports, technical issues, and general (that is, not subforum-specific) suggestions for BZPower. Please do not use the Q&A forum for such things. Remember to mark your ticket accordingly - "Issue" for bugs and technical problems, "Suggestion" for ideas and requests. Please see this post in the Compendium for more information.

Official Help Topics:

These topics exist to consolidate posts about a given subject. Please use them accordingly:

The New Q&A Compendium: A general FAQ for just about every aspect of BZPower. Please search through this first!
Official Proto Energy Topic: Please post in here if you have any questions about how Proto Energy works on BZPower.
Official Staff Positions Topic: Please post in here if you have any questions about BZPower's staff structure.
Pictures Topic: Please post in here if you have any questions about posting images on BZPower.
(Blog Q&A: All Blog-related questions go here.)

Please search through the appropriate topic before posting in case an answer has already been given.


Otherwise, BZPower's Rules and Guidelines apply, as always. There is no revival limit in this forum - but topics will be closed once a member has confirmed that his or her question has been satisfactorily answered.

Finally, the Q&A staff members, listed below, are always available to answer questions over PM. Or, you can tweet @BZPowerQA. Please do not hesitate to contact us!


The Q&A staff:


Recent Updates:
12/21/2013: Link to BZPower Q&A Twitter feed added. @BZPowerQA

Edited by -Windrider-, May 06 2014 - 10:10 AM.

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