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. 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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Regarding posting questions:
Please search for your answer before posting. 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. In addition, we have several official help topics listed at the bottom of this post.
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.
*NEW!* Please follow your topic actively. The Q&A staff relies on your confirmation that your question has been satisfactorily answered. 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 is 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.
All rules in the Reference Desk apply, especially the rules on respecting other members.
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. 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 and exhaustive FAQ for just about every aspect of BZPower. Please search through this first!
BZPower Policy Change Reference: This will list recent updates to BZPower and subforum rules and policies.
Official Proto Energy Topic: Please post in here if you have any questions about how Proto Energy works on BZPower.
Official 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.)
Otherwise, 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!
Q&A Forum Leader
03/10/2016: Rules condensed and streamlined further.
12/21/2013: Link to BZPower Q&A Twitter feed added. @BZPowerQA
Edited by -Windrider-, Jun 03 2016 - 08:10 PM.