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Meta Guidelines for submission?

Comments in 'General Discussion' started by unerds, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. unerds
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    uhh, so, since my ill conceived actions have resulted in the creation of this section, i kinda feel responsible for helping define it's purpose.

    so, i guess WE should workshop ideas for what this is all about...

    my suggestion:

    essentially (and obviously), the General section is for anything PocketMine related that doesn't fit into any of the other categories.

    for the most part, the other categories are pretty clear in their intended purpose...

    the only one that may be considered a grey area would be the Help section (hopefully not anymore).

    Now, one distinction I think we should make here, is Technical help vs. Operational help:

    the subheading in PocketMine-MP Help says:

    "Need help setting up PocketMine-MP? Everything is crashing and you don't know why? Ask here"


    that indicates to me that if you have an issue with the software - from installation, to crashes, to other miscellaneous software type issues (bugs, error messages and such) - ask there.

    this idea of operational help - is more for admins and players to help determine how to actually run their servers... after all the technical issues have been sorted out... such as:

    how to best configure the plugins/settings for a given game-mode or desired experience?
    what kinds of rules you might want to enforce and how to enforce them?
    how to choose admins and what kinds of permission levels to give that would help minimize abuse?
    what can i do about all these cobble derp builds that won't scare players away?
    i could go on and on about minor-ish issues that i've thought of in the 8 (?) months i've been running a pocketmine server...

    all of these kinds of issues aren't really technical at all, they're more related to a properly running server, and they're a bit less tangible in the sense that there isn't always an exact solution, it's more of a call for opinions on best practices and such.

    anyway, thats what i see as a starting point... i'm sure many other discussions could fall into this category.

    any thoughts?
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    Sounds good :D
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    Sticky?
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    if you want to?

    i was thinking of this more as a means to initiate some discourse on the matter, but if you feel as though i've explained things well enough, go right ahead!

    (i may modify it then - for readability - if it'll be stickied)
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    I was trying to get a global staff to sticky it, I can't personally sticky something in this section but I think it should be stickied so we have some guidelines for the section.
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    ahh i see, i see...

    okay well i could condense all that as a guideline... if a guideline is needed.
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    I for one second the second opinion of the third opinion for the sticky.
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    We will write a guideline for posting soon ;)
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    Ok, I tagged this for meta. Discussion about the rules from the General section from now on
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    the rules as expressed in your guideline look good to me.

    we'll just have to wait and see how it goes from here.
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    Also, I'm adding the tags right now. I've added Management, Discussion, Poll, Meta and Question. Anything else that comes to mind?
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    i think that should cover it for now...

    Management would cover all things relating to operating a server.

    Poll/meta/question - pretty self explanatory.

    Discussion - for a broader catch-all kind of tag... and i guess after there are enough posts here, you could review the entire discussion category to see if further subdivision is necessary.

    i dig it.

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