Forum Usage and Etiquette

  • Moderator

    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).

    1. What is upvoting, and when should it be used?
    2. What are reputation points?
    3. 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?
    4. Is there a way to β€œlike” 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.

  • Pro

    @inkandspatter Upvoting and reputation points are basically likes but named differently πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

  • Moderator

    When you are asking for critiques, keep everything related to that project within the same thread. πŸ™‚

  • Moderator

    @burvantill Thanks, I will do that for all future posts!

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