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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 09 Oct 2019, 20:59

Just a short introduction to this new section; you can use this subsection here for working on new (written) tutorials or guides. These guides traditionally are among the cornerstones of our work; many followers and visitors actively read up on these things. And of course their expectation is that the information is accurate, or at least accurate as per the moment they were written.

So we tend to ask users willing to post prospective guides in a place, where we can pre-approve them. And once that is done, the Moderators will then move these guides to an appropriate tutorials-board. That can be "Fixes", "Tips & Tricks", "The Sims 3 Exchange", "The Sims 4 Creativity Zone", "General Game / Software Tutorials", or "Mac OS Tutorials".

Yes, indeed: normal users cannot open tutorial-topics themselves there, and what's more, we have also disabled comments under these sections, except for those Sims-creativity sections.

The reasoning should be clear enough: imagine some hostile fool deliberately writing false information under one of our official tutorial-boards. As for commenting under those tutorials, people can or should use the sections that are designated as being for "Support".

Once we have pre-approved your guide and moved it, you can then edit your thread. This can be useful, for example, if someone wants to keep a guide updated over a longer period of time.

I would have wished that topics opened here, were only visible to the individual author, and nobody else. But since that is not possible on this Forum software here...you'll just have to keep in mind that everybody can read your work-in-progress, and roll with it.

This topic is mainly intended for regular users (orange username color). Mods & SuperMods are excluded from this dance...you can open topics almost everywhere, anyhow. Developers are partially excluded: with this topic, the status quo basically remains for you. For further questions or concerns please get in touch with me using the appropriate channels.

So there you go. Here is your workbench. Good luck, and happy writing!

Make The Forum Great Red star from Carlos


P.S. there is no 'penalty' if you write your guides in another section first (a.k.a. and not use this section here). For example, if you want to submit a guide about The Sims 4, by all means you can also use "The Sims 4 Support". Just bear in mind that - as hinted earlier - we have restrictions in place regarding permissions. So, after you click on the button "Send", when writing a post, you cannot edit the guide after that.

Here, you can edit your posts, so that you can work on something over time.

Some people might view this as a cosmetic difference only, but yes. Use whatever you feel most comfortable with, I suppose.

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