Well said, LTM! Thank you for that description. Since I have pretty much nothing to add
to what you've said, I'll try to clarify the types of posts and topics that you would be better off making in these forums.
The Official Announcements Forums
Upon having (unlocked) comments posted, feel free to post your opinions on the change or event. Please avoid posting comments such as "That's great!" or "I'm glad"
which make up the entire post.
Keep it related to the topic as best as you can.
- Assistance and Propositions
This forum is for asking questions regarding PureZC. Anything, really. You can also post suggestions regarding the site. However, please look and see if a question or suggestion has already been made before asking it.
It's silly to post the same thing twice. You'll be embarrassed that you posted it twice, and
didn't check for a similar topic. Best know these things beforehand.
This forum is intended to be a place to post topics that you wish only the staff to see - The entire staff at once, that is. Something like "Please remove this post" or "This user is violating a rule."
The Zelda Classic Forums
This is basically the General Discussion of the ZC Forums. If you can't figure out where your topic would go, but it does relate to ZC in a way, post it here. This includes quitting work from ZC because of a specific reason
. If you're just quitting ZC entirely for lazyness of whatever, just don't post it becuase nobody needs to know, unless you're working on a quest that people are expecting. You can post bug topics in here too, should you encounter one. Don't post any "ZC / ZQuest doesn't work" topics in ZQuest help forum. Post them here.
This forum is for the exhibition of the Screenshot of the Week topics. Please don't post in an SSOTW topic which has already been "won." If you need to congratulate the winner, please do it by PM so not to bump a topic and have people posting in a topic which no longer needs posts. O_o'
Zelda Classic Expo: <SEASON> 200#
This forum is for the discussion of the <SEASON> 200# Expo. Wait for the topics to be made before posting in them, obviously.
If you're having trouble getting something to work within
ZQuest, ask your question here. A few notes.
If you can't get ZC or ZQuest to work, ask why in the ZC Discussion forum, rather than the ZQuest Help forum.
If you want to know how to do a fancy trick or something, or to improve your quest, ask in the ZQuest Design Help forum.
If you want to know why something of yours isn't working, then -DO- post your problem in this forum.
When asking for assistance, be absolutely sure
that people will understand your problem. Try not to use words like "thingy" or "whatever happened then" when describing your problem. Screenshots will also help very much.
This forum is for asking for advice in improving either your quest, or your questmaking abilities. Ask for help on the best way to design custom bosses, ways to optimize your combo pages, graphics help, (NOT how to import graphics. How to draw
For the discussion of either your own quests, or the quests other people have made. Request quests, request quest advice, post beta testing lists, etc. Do what you will with your own topics inside.
To be used for requesting graphics and/or music, or tilesets, or anything that you need to build your quest. Don't request quests here, or people to help you. Just graphics, art, or music. If you want people to critique your art or music though, there are two things you can do. 1)
To ask how to make them better for use in quests, ask in the ZQuest Design Help forum. 2)
To ask how to make your materials better themselves, ask here.
If you have a hosted quest forum, you can do whatever you'd like with it, so long as it relates in some way
to your quest, and still follows the rules of PureZC. If you want to request one, PM the owner of one of the emptier forums to ask if you can share it with him/her. Of course, you can do most of the stuff you'd do in there in the Custom Quest Discussion forum anyway.
The General Forums
General Discussion is the place where you should put topics that you really can't find a place to put elsewhere. It's not what to put here, but what you should
... ... Well, ... LTM listed that Here.
XD If it relates to either you in specific
or your posting abilities,
then you can freely place it here. Birthdays, self-descriptions, comings and goings, welcomings, goodbyes, etc, all belong in this forum.
GE is for the posting of all forms of Music, Gaming, (NOT Zelda Classic!
), humor, art, fan-game creations, (Check the copyright information first.
) and things like that. It's for media
of most any sort. But remember, be careful when either providing spoilers for games, or posting Emulator/Rom information. Emulators ARE allowed, but discussion of them may link to the posting of ROM sites through those links. Be careful. Posting of ROMS is a serious offense.
- General Computer Discussion/Aid
This is where you would put most, if not all
, of your technology-related questions, comments, displays, etc. While you shouldn't post about games, you should post about the technologies that back them.
Sound systems, graphics cards, CPU power, technical questions, iPod systems, (Not the music that goes on them.) etc.
For the posting of fun little "message board games." Post count does not
increase here, so that's a good motivation not to spam to increase your post count. You can post interactive games within. Try not to post things like "Kill the member above you" or anything ridiculous like that. Put some real thought
into your games, and everyone will thank you for it.