Forum Usage and Etiquette
I have only been using the forum a short time, and I have a few questions I was hoping some of you could answer for me (sorry if I missed any docs on this).
- What is upvoting, and when should it be used?
- What are reputation points?
- Should new topics be created for each post? For example, I recently asked for a critique on a rough sketch. When I post the refined drawing for critique, should I post it in the same thread, or create a new topic?
- Is there a way to “like” a persons reply/comment?
If there is anything else I should know in terms of usage or etiquette, please feel free to share! In the short time I have used this forum I have found it to be very supportive and such a great resource! I want to make sure I am contributing to that as well.
@inkandspatter Upvoting and reputation points are basically likes but named differently Upvoting someone's comment or reply is "liking" it. You can do it by going to the end of a post, you will see "reply", "quote", and then a number in between an up arrow and a down arrow. You can upvote or downvote someone using the arrows.
Reputation points are the number of upvotes (or likes) that every member has. But I don't think anyone really checks reputation points or uses them for anything in particular. The number of likes we get is a little bit frivolous and silly, when we're mostly here to learn, exchange and help
When you are asking for critiques, keep everything related to that project within the same thread.
@burvantill Thanks, I will do that for all future posts!