So, we've been having some issues with replies not being very helpful, so here are some things to keep in mind to make sure your replies are helping the person asking for help.Knowing your stuff
When there's a topic that deals with actual code and/or Lua scripts, it's best that you don't get involved if you have never made a mod before.
Similarly, if you are very familiar with making weapons but not actors, make sure you definitely know that what you say is correct when you make a reply to the person asking about actors.
It's also helpful if you have at least a basic understanding of the Cortex Command engine before stepping into Mod Making to provide assistanceLinks
When there's a topic that asks if a specific mod has been made somewhere, there will most likely be a post or more that says something like
It's been made before. Use search.
However, the person seeking help may have already used the search feature and was not successful. In the event that they did not use search, the above is still not a very helpful post.
Let's say a person asks if there are any Warhammer 40K mods. Instead of simply telling them to use search, you should post something like:
Similarly, if someone asks if something is feasible to do, don't just post saying "X did it" or "It's been done before." Link it!Stick with the question asked
Resist making statements or asking questions that don't contribute to getting the problem solved. If someone asks if it's possible to make ACrabs run like horses and shoot color-changing rainbow particles all over the place, don't ask why. Just tell them yes (and how to do it ) or no (and why it isn't possible).