Yes. I don’t mind a smiley here and there, but since clarity is the key when asking questions, I thought it would be best to put a forbidden sign over the smilies. That is for those who don’t know when it’s appropriate to use one and limit the amount to one/expression.
That is related to writing style/language/formatting part of the tutorial I wanted to include but took that out too. This is an international forum and I think there is nothing wrong in using plain english when the purpose is to be as clear as possible.
It’s not about being a grammar nazi. If english is not your first language, use correct english to the extent of your ability to get your message across. If english is your native language, do the decent thing and use your language correctly so that those less fortunate can understand what you’re saying without an extra effort (and without learning bad english in the process).
In either case, use visuals for pointing out crucial parts of your message. Using more words and emphasizing part of it is nothing compared to the effectiveness of clear visuals.
When asking questions on the support forum, the purpose usually is to ask others to spend their time and try to help, without receiving money in return. It’s not only what you say that communicates things to whoever reads it but also how you say it, affecting their decision if they’re going to spend their time answering you or not.
Get that part horribly wrong and they might happily spend that time telling you exactly what kind of a moron you are, instead of answering your questions. Examples
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What it tells to the reader
My m8 told me about bledner & its awsum <3 lol
This person needs professional help that has nothing to do with 3D.
I’m trying to move the cube but everything else moves with it I’ve tried to find what causes this for an hour now
Since you’re laughing, it’s clearly not that important. I’ll go check another thread.
I’m using an image TEXTURE that I’ve connected to diffuse SHADER but I want to use ANOTHER one as a bump MAP.
You’re using uppercase to emphasize normal words, and even the wrong ones. If you were to talk to me like that face to face, I would punch you.
I’m using an “image texture” that I’ve connected to “diffuse shader” but I want to use ANOTHER one as a “bump map”.
You’re using all means you can find to emphasize half of what you’re saying. If you were to talk to me like that face to face, I would stab you.
I’m using an image texture that I’ve connected to diffuse shader but I want to use another one as a bump map. How do I do this?
Oh. This is a very common question and I already have links to visuals in my browser history. You’re getting your answer within next 10 seconds.